The hurt of militarized authoritarianism in the world

Column – War Is A Crime Its hard for me, an ordinary citizen of Singapore, a medical doctor engaged in social enterprise work in Afghanistan and a human being wishing for a better world, to write this from Kabul. But people are dying. And children and women are feeling … I am hurting too: The hurt of militarized authoritarianism in Singapore, Afghanistan and the world By Dr Hakim (Dr Teck Young, Wee) February 10, 2013 http://warisacrime.org/content/i-am-hurting-too-hurt-militarized-authoritarianism-singapore-afghanistan-and-world It’s hard for me, an ordinary citizen of Singapore, a medical doctor engaged in social enterprise work in Afghanistan and a human being wishing for a better world, to write this from Kabul. But people are dying. And children and women are feeling hopeless. “What’s the point in telling you our stories?” asked Freba, one of the seamstresses working with the Afghan Peace Volunteers to set up a tailoring co-operative for Afghan women. “Does anyone hear? Does anyone believe us?” Silently within, I answered Freba with shame, “You’re right. No one is listening.” So, I write this in protest against my government’s presence in the humanitarian and war tragedy of Afghanistan, as a way to lend my voice to Freba and all my Afghan friends. I do so in dissent, against the global security of imprisoned minds. I thought, “If no one listens as humans should, we should at least speak like free...

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