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Today—November 25—is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. What better way to celebrate it than to bring about an end of war for ever? For it is disproportionately women (and children) who suffer most from war. All one has to do is break down a world statistic such as “gender composition of (war) refugees” to see that this is true.

What does the following symbol mean?

peace - flowers

From Wiki, looking up “Ban The Bomb”:

“[This] symbol adopted by CND [Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament] was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom and in the following decade became an international peace symbol. It is based on the semaphore symbols for ‘N’ (two flags held 45 degrees down on both sides, forming the triangle at the bottom) and ‘D’ (two flags, one above the head and one at the feet, forming the vertical line) (for Nuclear Disarmament) within a circle. Holtom later said that it also represented ‘an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya’s peasant before the firing squad.’”

It is indeed possible that the human race is headed to oblivion. Wouldn’t it be best for it to go out on a high note, that is, world peace?

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About Rolf Auer

I’m this doofus who’s trying to get by as a know-it-all poet. Fighting poverty has long been an abiding interest of mine. Sharing fast, easy, low-cost recipes is but one way of doing that.🙂
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