Tag: truth-and-reconciliation

Healing and Reconciliation

Healing and Reconciliation

18 May, '102 Comments

Humble Berlin. Although still smarting from past wrongs, it doesn’t choose to bury its head in the sand and pretend nothing happened over half a century ago. No. It instead found the bravery and humility required to open deep wounds, clean them up, come to terms with history and use those painful experiences to ensure […]

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Equitable solutions

25 Dec, '0725 Comments

Name any country that does not recognise the sacrifices of its citizens, and I’ll guarantee that its government has no real legitimacy in the eyes of their own constituents. Sure they rule, but that is most probably due to the use of oppression to perpetuate their authority. Their tenuous hold on power promotes the culture […]

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Rude Awakenings

Rude Awakenings

16 Aug, '0720 Comments

الأمور بدأت في التحول تزامناً مع الثورة الإيرانية وواصل بوحسين حديثه بالإشارة إلى ذكريات تجربته بالعمل في الحكومة بعد الثورة الإيرانية في العام 1979ØŒ مبيناً أنه كان مديراً تنفيذياً في ديوان الخدمة المدنية، وأنه لاحظ آنذاك تغيراً في توجه الجهة الرسمية، الذي رافقه توجس الحكومة من قطاع من الشعب الذين يمثلهم الشيعة، وخصوصاً فيما يتعلق […]

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The caravan is in motion and the dogs are barking

27 Jun, '0734 Comments

Sometimes, privilege given goes to the head and unfortunately the meandering brainfarts get believed by their perpetrators to be gems of wisdom. They even convince themselves that they are the only people – the chosen ones – who heard the person in authority right and everyone else is wrong. Given the benefit of the doubt, […]

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Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

24 Jun, '072 Comments

I’m not sure why this is the case, and am not sure why is it so difficult to understand that in order to move forward as a society some truths must be recognised and reparations made. Iman Shwaiter crying in memory of her husband (Hashim Al-Alawi) who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by Bahraini security […]

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