Makes me think of an interview I witnessed with Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad. Knowing how they lost loved ones to enemy fire and then seeing their friendship and love for one another made everything possible and any petty animosities of my own seem frivolous.
thepoliticalnotebook:

The Queen shakes ex-IRA commander/current Deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness’s hand. No small moment right there, one that not so long ago would have been considered more than impossible. (This is not the initial handshake, which was private.)
[Belfast Telegraph]

~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Makes me think of an interview I witnessed with Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad. Knowing how they lost loved ones to enemy fire and then seeing their friendship and love for one another made everything possible and any petty animosities of my own seem frivolous.

thepoliticalnotebook:

The Queen shakes ex-IRA commander/current Deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness’s hand. No small moment right there, one that not so long ago would have been considered more than impossible. (This is not the initial handshake, which was private.)

[Belfast Telegraph]

~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Tagged: #peace #politics
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    In Northern Ireland while I watched this. My uncle went “SHH. The news.” Then my family, who grew up during The...
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  9. nahokwtf said: Should have stomped that old bitch into the ground. Fuck England and fuck forgiveness. I hope the fight never stops until Ireland kicks these brit-fags out for good.
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    Watching this on tv, live, in Ireland. This is weird..
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    Peace is possible.
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