Author Archives: FG

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Right of Return or Safe Haven With No Derogation The Plight of Refugees Clive Hambidge When I speak of a foreign policy I have a contextual qualitative understanding of the natural order of things as put forth in John Locke’s … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers singled out in London Media reports in the UK say the houses of asylum seekers in the north-east of England are singled out by their red doors [read more here http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/01/20/446640/Migrants-in-UK-identifiable-be-red-doors] This interview was first published on Press TV … Continue reading

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Weapons exported by UK ‘fall into Daesh hands’ A new report has revealed that Daesh (ISIL) terrorists may be using weapons exported to the Middle East by the UK. According to a research study by human rights organization Amnesty International … Continue reading

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UK charities blame govt. migration policies This interview was first published on Press TV on 5th January 2016: http://presstv.ir/Detail/2016/01/05/444624/UK-charities-blame-govt-migration-policies This interview was re-published in Middle East Rising on 11 January 2016 by Ariyana Love:   http://www.middleeastrising.com/uk-charities-blame-govt-migration-policies/

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  Committee room 9 Houses of Parliament “Scotland and Palestine: Building Friendship and Solidarity” Clive Hambidge Organised by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and  the Council of European Palestinian Relations (CEPR) this vital seminar, which was held on the 17 … Continue reading

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Committee room G Clive Hambidge Sitting in Committee room G in the Houses of Parliament on 23rd October from 6 to 7 .30 pm was a sobering affair. While hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues and … Continue reading

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Resilience & Resistance A Palestine Cause Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd Resilience There are many definitions of resilience. One such is “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of threat.” … Continue reading

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Culture and Primary Health Care Under Military Occupation    The P21 Gallery and Facilitate Global invite to     Ang Swee Chai and Colin Green  in  conversation with Soraya Boyd   Thursday 19th March 2015,  from 7 to 9pm An … Continue reading

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Palestine Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Evocative Palestine. Just to think of Palestine is evocative. From the lush orange orchards to the laden olive groves, many examples could be provided to confirm the fact that prior to the creation of … Continue reading

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The Israeli Connection Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Supremacists in arms When one thinks of Israel today, one immediately thinks of a chain of inseparable  words:  impunity, immunity and deception; a bleak tableau which gives rise to an acrid blue … Continue reading

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Where to now: Iraq Today? Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd “I thought Nick Clegg’s reaction was very disappointing. His reaction should not be of ‘openness’ to a judicial enquiry. He should be actively pushing for a judicial enquiry. The Government … Continue reading

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On Torture: The American Malaise Clive Hambidge A definition “Torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental … Continue reading

The wreckage of a soul

The wreckage of a soul

Soraya Boyd

Drifting in the fevered winter of a desolate mind
The captive pursuit of status and power a daily grind
In such a space the stilled bells of conscience no longer toll
For travailing arduously against sense and dignity many lose their soul

The lure of a total materialistic apex never quite complete
Ever more surreptitiously insatiable want relentlessly compete
While false friends intentfully slither to the glamoured realm
Circumventing inconvenient legalities to steady the corporate helm

Navigating a scathing moral desert dizzily coursing chartered loopholes
Erring wondrously in self contained dimly lit halls
Hearts scarred by petrified crevasses of decayed compassion
Litter a once internally empathetic constitution

When seduced by the prospect of riches galore
Ruthless slobbering ooze profusely from every sinew and pore
Imperceptibly descending into the final winding folds of perdition
Will an auspicious epiphany occur ushering in providential redemption?

Now but a refracted shadow of a silhouetted ghost
Scavenge voraciously on the discarnate host
Shackled to the self wrought chains of deceitful manipulation
Condemned to roam the desolate space of self annihilation

Until per chance for an age perhaps
Seeped in the restorative waters of profound contrition
Redeemed, arise anew in humility
Rectitude, empathy, purpose and communion

Soraya Boyd is CEO and Founder of Facilitate Global and can be contacted by email soraya.boyd@facilitateglobal.org

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Protecting the Children of Gaza Clive Hambidge Military Power, according to Gianfranco Poggi’s Forms of Power explains with his usual clarity that he found it “difficult to define political power otherwise than with reference to organized violence; it is the … Continue reading