Strike a Chord

“Humanitarian work isn’t criminal, nor is it heroic. Helping others should be normal. The real people who are suffering and dying are those already fleeing persecution.” Seán Binder

There’s not a lot to blog about right now as I remain in Australia working but these words really struck a chord with me.

You can read about Sean Binder, a young Irish man who spent 100 days in a Greek prison for the “crime” of rescuing refugees in distress at sea, at the link below.  You can also sign the petition challenging the Greek government on their policy of criminalising the saving of lives.

Demand the charges against Sarah and Sean are dropped


3 thoughts on “Strike a Chord

  1. “Humanitarian work isn’t criminal, nor is it heroic. Helping others should be normal. The real people who are suffering and dying are those already fleeing persecution.” This word of Seán Binder is really great, the words full of Humanitarian spirit.
    1- Humanitarian work is completely not criminal, if any one think about it or act against, it means worse idea ever.
    2- Humanitarian is not Heroic as well. If any one acting humanitarian and they feel or show up or proudly as they are heroic, they will absolute sure abused the others. Oh God it is the car crash.

    Helping to some one really need is very normal. And would be great forgot what we help to them. For sure they will never ever forget what we did.
    San.

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  2. Made me think of the often quoted saying. “The only thing necessary for evil to exist, is for good men to do nothing” The brave good men can be cruelly punished for their actions. In today’s world, they are in the minority

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