In Long-Overdue Speech, Dissident Says Nobel Opened Her Heart (The New York Times)

June 20, 2012
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Congrats to the 67-year-old Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who fought for the oppressed and isolated in Burma. In a quiet, throaty voice last week she asked the world not to forget other prisoners of conscience, both in Myanmar and around the world, other refugees, others in need, who may be suffering from oppression and from the larger world’s “compassion fatigue.” “Absolute peace is an unattainable goal, she said. “But it is one towards which we must continue to journey, our eyes fixed on it as a traveler in a desert fixes his eyes on the one guiding star that will lead him to salvation.”

In Long-Overdue Speech, Dissident Says Nobel Opened Her Heart (The New York Times)

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