Mr Liu Xiaobo (
December 28, 1955 -
July 13, 2017)
China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocate
Mr. Liu had been in custody since late 2008 for his role in drafting and promoting a manifesto calling for peaceful political change.
Censors have scrubbed any mention of him from China’s media and internet since, and while his 2010 Nobel brought Mr. Liu international acclaim, he was virtually unknown in his own country.
China’s Dictatorship described Mr. Liu as a criminal, and said international calls for his release amounted to interference in the country’s judicial affairs.
He wrote prolifically about the value of individual freedom and nonviolent resistance, despite being banned from publishing inside China. He was an effective organizer and a serial hatcher of petitions and open letters.
He spent most of his last 28 years in prison or another form of detention.
Over time, many in Chinese pro-democracy circles came to see Mr. Liu as a potentially transformative leader, likening him to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and Czech dissident-turned-president Václav Havel. Mr. Havel supported Mr. Liu’s Nobel Prize nomination.
At the award ceremony in Oslo, Mr. Liu was represented by an empty chair.
Until the revelation in June that Mr. Liu was diagnosed with late-stage cancer, there had been little news of the dissident.
He was the first Nobel Peace laureate to die in custody since Carl von Ossietzky, a journalist and critic of Adolf Hitler, succumbed to tuberculosis in a prison hospital in Nazi Germany in 1938.
Manifesto Plans to Change The Established Acronym to Its Most Relevant Qualities: The SGAT Community (Same Gender Attracted & Transgender Community) Petitions LGBTQ Orgs All Over The World to Update Their Names In Name of The Entire Community
When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your actions don’t contradict your desires.. Think about what you have asked for, and make sure that your actions are mirroring what you expect to receive, and that they’re not contradicting what you‘ve asked for. Act as if you are receiving it. Do exactly what you would do if you were receiving it today, and take actions in your life to reflect that powerful expectation. Make room to receive your desires, and as you do, you are sending out that powerful signal of expectation.
Rhonda Byrne, The Secret
Lately, I’ve been surprised by the law of attraction on a daily basis.
Once your mindset has been shifted and you are open to new things, you attract those with the same mindset as you. And you forgot who you were. You feel brand-new in this whole new world. You feel excited to discover what the new world has to offer.
Don’t ever change yourself to conform or get appreciated. You will attract people with the same soul if you’re open to let that come in. The law of attraction really works.
Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community!
Imagine a sisterhood—across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…
So begins WE: an inspiring, empowering, and provocative manifesto for change. Change that we can all effect, one woman at a time. Change that provides a crucial and timely antidote to the “have-it-all” superwoman culture and instead focuses on what will make each and every one of us happier and more free. Change that provides an answer to the nagging sense of “is that it?” that almost all of us can succumb to when we wake in the dead of night.
Written by actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel—two friends who for the last decade have stumbled along together, learning, failing, crying, laughing, and trying again—WE is a not a theoretical treatise but instead a rallying cry to create a life that has greater meaning and purpose. Combining tools that are practical, psychological and spiritual, WE is both a process and a vision for a more fulfilling way of living. And a truly inspiring vision of a happier, more emotionally rewarding future we can all create together…