Young people standing up for their convictions, now thatís a challenge directed to all of us. This makes me ask the question who are the young conscientious objectors in Malaysia? To object injustices in far away lands must be consistent and at least matched with non-violent peaceful dissent on issues that matter at home. This is the overtones Iím hearing after listening to Israelís Young Conscientious Objectors. Itís an overused phase worth repeating, ďItís not either/or, itís both/andĒ.
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FREE THE SHMINISTIM Ė ISRAEL’S YOUNG CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS. The Shministim are Israeli high school students who have been imprisoned for refusing to serve in an army that occupies the Palestinian Territories. December 18 marks the launch date of a global campaign to release them from jail.
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