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Monday, July 25, 2011

The world continues to find him.....

“The world recognized Gandhi a long time ago and continues to find him. ...We need to ensure the children of our world do not forget this power of peace and truth.”

Birad Rajaram Yajnik @ the United Nations

on the 1st October 2010.

This is what I said at the UN, now meet Jes Richardson, a man who best emulates the words....He is a teacher living in the Bay Area, California. He built the ten foot tall Gandhi Puppet in 2003, with the help of some high school students, to protest the occupation of Iraq and to show support for the Mill Valley Seniors for Peace and their weekly demonstrations.

In 2007, Jes thought the U.S. was preparing to attack Iran. He went to Iran, fell in love with the people, and returned to Washington DC to spend five months trying to persuade Congress to pursue a path of diplomacy rather than sanctions. Then he traveled around the country giving presentations on Iran.

Be the change ....

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