It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence.
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I've Been to the Mountaintop , 1968
This Week in History:
August 17th - 21st
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What the BBC ignored:
August 17 - 1945: George Orwell's novella Animal Farm is published for the first time.
August 17 - 2005: Around 500 bomb explosions occurred at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh killing 2 people and injuring 115
August 18 - 1977: Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock in King William's town, South Africa
August 19 - 1980: 301 people are killed from smoke inhalation at King Khalid International Airport, Riyahd when a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar burns shortly after making an emergency landing.
August 19 - 2003: Suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem, Israel, planned by Hamas, kills 23 Israelis, seven of them children, in the Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing.
August 20 - 1960: Senegal declares independence after breaking away from the short-lived Mali Federation.
August 20 - 2014: 72 people are killed by landslides in Hiroshima Prefecture after a month's rain falls in a single day.
August 21 - 1988: A severe earthquake (Mercalli Intensity 7) strikes the Nepal-India border killing over 700 people and injuring thousands.
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