Give me hope

We are born into hope A wide open world waiting for us, anticipating our arrival ‘Dream big little one,’ we hear And so we do, because everything is possible when nothing is impossible  We discover the world without fear of failure, without fear of wrong turns, without fear at all We hope, and then we […]

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election time

You wanted to be informed, you wanted to be calculated, you wanted to be everything that your political course teaches you to be, but Election Day is coming around fast and you’re none of that. E-day is less than a week away and nothing has been researched, nothing has been decided. This is democracy, freedom […]

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counterfeit freedom

What’s phony and fake and binds you without your knowledge? It’s counterfeit freedom with all the cuttings and trimmings of freedom. Free, sort of. Free, it’ll do. Free, till the next day rises. Because that’s freedom-tainted. That’s freedom-earnt. And we accept it because it’s all we’ve ever known. We don’t know what else is out […]

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who runs the world…

‘Slavery was once widely viewed by many decent Europeans and Americans as a regrettable but ineluctable feature of human life. It was just one more horror that had existed for thousands of years. But then in the 1780s a few indignant Britons, led by William Wilberforce, decided that slavery was so offensive that they had […]

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Anti-Slavery Day is tomorrow, the 18th October. The day was created in 2010 by Act of Parliament in Britain to raise awareness of modern slavery and to do something about it. That it was only created in 2010 shows how oblivious our world has been up until now that slavery was never abolished when it […]

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it’s simple

I came with ignorance. A window cleaner walking the traffic line is simply working for his pay. A boy juggling between the traffic is clearly working for his family. But here in this concrete city, it is the gateway to Europe for the business of trafficking people. Nothing is clear, and simple is complicated. This […]

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bring it back

It’s the simple things that bring dignity back. That doesn’t mean that bringing dignity back is simple, but it’s simply simple things that do it. You must take care and lots of it. What restores value? It’s love. So you’ve got to make that obvious. So obvious that it’s bold and strong; Like a coffee […]

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the first of many

Hey you, yes you. Have you heard what the A21 Campaign is doing? This is the work we do and the justice we see delivered.  Just yesterday, A21 Greece received its first ever girl through the anti-human trafficking hotline (1109) launched in Greece a few months ago. People said it wouldn’t happen anytime soon because […]

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greece; politics, economics and A21

Things are at a standstill in Greece. Everything needs to be decided but nothing is being decided because nothing can be agreed upon by those in power. So the Greeks wait and the European community wait and the world wait and I wait for something, anything to change. I have landed myself in a deep […]

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exchange #1: a small exchange

Imagine your life in place of theirs. Exchange it for a moment, and just remember you can have it back. They can’t. Forced to do something, like selling flesh and heart and soul. You did not expect this. No one expects this, least of all you. They season you in comfort and ease while you’re […]

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