18th January 2009, 1 hour before event begins practising our slow walkng pace.
The Walk is for a very sad event but we aspire to make it as fun as possible to encourage as many as possible to jon in. There is logic in our madness.
PAUL FROM JEWS FOR JUSTICE FOR PALESTIENE
SHARING DETAILS OF THE HUNDREDS OF BRITISH JEWS WHO OPPOSE THE MASSACRE IN GAZA.
JASON KITCAT GREEN PARTY REPRESENTATIVE AND COUNCIL MEMBER
ENCOURAGING US TO REMEMBER THE SUFFERING IN GAZA.
MACHMOOD TELLING US ABOUT HIS FAMILY AND FRIEND IN GAZA.
HIS SPEECH SET THE MOOD FOR THE WALK.
JOYCE SPEAKING ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE PEACE WALK
CROWD LISTENING TO PRESENTATIONS,
QUACKERS PEACE DELEGATE.
BEGINING OF THE 1 HOUR SILENT PEACEFUL WALK.
PALESTINIAN COMMUNITY LEAD THE WALK
PALESTINIAN MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN TAKE THEIR TURN AT THE FRONT.
THE CHILDREN LED THE PACE SO WE WALKED VERY VERY SLOWLY AND PEACEFULLY.
HEART RENDING MESSAGES
READ HER BANNER
JEWS FOR JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE PARTICIPANTS AND BANNER.
JEWS FOR JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE TRAVELLED ESPECIALLY FROM LONDON. THANK YOU GUYS
SILENTLY WALKING AND BEARING WITNESS FOR GAZA.
HAPPY AND HELPFULL POLICEMAN
THE PLACARD SAYS " BOYCOT ISRAELI GOODS".
MID WAY THROUGH THE WALK
ALL IS PEACEFUL THANS TO THE GREAT PALESTINIAN STEWARDS AND POLICE
JOYCE FROM AMNESTY TALKING ABOUT THE ILLEGAL ACTIONS OF THE ISRAELI ARMY IN GAZA
" GAZA CHILDREN HAVE BEEN FOUND WITH ISRAELI BULLTES IN THEM" SHE TELLS THE SHOCKED CROW.
Rami /Machood/Achmed have family in Gaza during the 2009 massacres. We hope they are ok.
Assuring the police of a peaceful ending to the event.
MACHMOOD SPEAKING FROM HIS HEART
HE SAYS "GAZA GAZA DONT YOU CRY, WE WILL NEVER LET YOU DIE."
DAN FROM JEWS FOR JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE CAME FROM LONDON
GIVING SHOCKING PRESENTATION ABOUT HOW MANY JEWS STONGLY DISAGREE WITH ISRAEL'S POLICIES IN GAZA AND ALL PALESTINE. WELL DONE DAN FOR YOUR BRAVERY AND COURAGE IN SPEAKING OUT. WE APPLAUD YOU.
Speaker from Labour Party.
End speeches of 2009 Arab and Jewish Gaza Peace Walk. END OF PHOTO'S OF GAZA PEACE WALK.
First photo of April 26th 2008 Tibet Peace Walk with Buddhist chanting,
All photos kindly taken and suppled by Sue. Many thanks Sue.
Getting ready to walk and begin our first full chanting Dharma Yatra.
We chant the Tibetan Buddhist mantra Om Mani Pedme Hung.
Thank you Nurul for all your wonderful support .
Tibetan flag downloaded from Google Images. Banner made by Vivean.
Repeating the instructions that we are a peaceful and non confrontational event.
Begining the group chanting of Om Mani Pedme Hung which we keep up for the whole walk.
Kind police walking ahead to clear a space for the Yatra and keeping a kind eye out for us.
Saying hello to Nurul as he arrives from London.
Mokshini and a friend from FWBO, ( Friends of Western Buddhist Order ) carrying banner.
Nearing the end.
We keep up the chanting.
Mr Nurul offers the Burmese Muslims support to the Tibetan people.
The audience deeply appreciated that Mr Nurul had travelled specially from London to support the Tibetan's. Thank you Mr Nurul.
Green Counsellor Mr Jason Kitcat saying " How dare the International community not support Tibet".
An inspiring talk and an inspiring speaker. Thank you Jason for all your wonderfrul support.
Kind lady leaflets passers by the sea.
End of pictures of Tibet Peace Walk. LAST PHOTO OF TIBET WALK.
FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF THE WALK FOR PEACE IN BURMA.OCTOBER 2007.
LEAVING FROM PALACE PIER.
PRIOR TO SETTING OFF EXPLAINING THE ROUTE AND OUR PHILOSOPHY OF PEACE AND SILENT WALKING.
THE CROWDS INCREASE AND PASSERS BY JOIN TO SUPPORT THE WALK. MANY CARS HONKED AND WAVED TOO.
" THE JUNTA USE RAPE AS A WEAPON OF WAR" AND IT'S WHY IS WHY I CO-ORGANISED THIS EVENT,SAID VIKKI.
VIKKI EXPLAINING WHY WE PEACEFULLY MARCH TO FRIENDLY PCO.
SLOWLY SILENTLY WALKING BEARING WITNESS FOR THOSE SUFFERING IN BURMA.
THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER REPORTED THERE WERE 1000 TO 1200 IN ATTENDANCE. THIS IS ONLY A SMALL SECTION OF THE PILGRIMAGE. WE STRECHED WAY AHEAD AND BEHIND.
THERE IS NOISE ALL AROUND US BUT WE MAKE THE LOUDEST NOISE WHICH IS SILENCE.
MOTHERS AND CHILDREN AND SOME BURMESE.
THE BANNER SILENTLY SCREAMS OUR FEELINGS " STOP THE REGIME STOP THE KILLING".
" SUPPORT THE MONKS . FREE BURMA," SAYS THE SMALL POSTER.
SETTING OFF FROM PALACE PIER.
SILENT FACES AND SILENT HEARTS STUNNED AT ATROCITIES HAPPENING IN BURMA.
KEEPING THE NOBLE SILENCE.
VIKKI ( WITH BANDANA ) CO-ORGANISER OF 2007 EVENTS FROM BURMA CAMPAIGN UK.
GO GIRLS !!
GREAT AND KIND CAMERAMAN DONATES HIS SERVICES TO THE CAUSE.
NEARING THE END OF THE WALK, PEACE STATUE IN FOREGROUND.
END OF EVENT CHANTING FOR BURMA BY SGI BUDDHISTS
JOYCE HALF HIDDEN WITH HER WONDERFUL GONGING BELL.
Relaxing at end of walk and llistening to relayed messages from Burmese monks unable to attend
End of pictures of 2007 events.
FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF PEACE WALK-DHARMA YATRA OF 2008,
We hope you may find the following photographs encouraging in some small way.
I made this banner and it makes me proud.
22 pictures on from this current image you see a little girl and her little "Please Free Tibet" poster. Her banner is better than mine. Little is definetly more just as political silence is louder than poloitically screaming if you get my meaning.
The end of the walk.
Breaking the silence. Jo's mum with wonderful blonde hair.
Brighton beach. The tide is out, calm sea and calm hearts.
While they were being persecuted by Burmese Junta did they ever think they would end up on Brighton beach?
Rest over.Gathering to re-walk.
Man with white coat and blue bag gave great speech at end of walk.
Arriving at Brighton Palace Pier.
Spontaneous breather and taking photos of pier etc.
Approaching the sea side and Brighton Palace Pier.
Beautiful peole walking for the highest human aspiration. Saints all of them.
Strong ladies maintaining the loud silence.
Notice the sky above. It had rained just 3-4 hours previously! Were the rain gods on our side?
Someone said "when the tyrants hear of our protests it only makes them increase their persecution".
We need to ask is the caption at the top of this photo correct? Is there a better way to help?
In the heart of Brighton half way through the walk.
The slow moving silent and peaceful mass. A silent scream for justice.
Two Zen nuns, and monk in background, support our silent call for an end to genocide.
The great Zen tradition in action. Thank you Zen tradition for all your great and kind support.
Waiting for stewards and police to give signal to cross.
Heather and friend, two Zen nuns, wait with Burmese muslim lady in traditional muslim headdress, lovely culturla gathering. Inspiring and great.
Tibetan section chanting Om Mani Pedme Hung.
Steward on left protecting Tibetans from traffic etc. Well done Beth 8:)
Silent? Yes. But not quite single file as we planned. oh well can't win them all!
It seems our instructions about Single File was not translated into Burmese and Multi File spread up the ranks.
Walking the walk.
Silently talking the talk.
Brave man who risked life and limb escaping from persecution in Tibet.
Tibetans and Burmese have much in common re persecution. We wish to help both communities as much as we can.
Stop The Genocide In Burma.
The role of home made bannes in silent walks.
Stop the reigm.
Stop the killing.
Chris the campaigner. Not looking your best here mate !!
Good luck Chris witrh your new life in Africa.
Silence is not always golden and here it draws attention to torture.
Our tradition of silent walking.
Jay the Zen monk walking behind the Burmese section.
Banners from Burma Campaign UK.
I cried when I read this girls poster and it makes me cry now looking afresh.It says it all.
Mother and daughter express all our feelings.Look at their faces and feel. (This is the banner I refferred to earlier.)
Mother and children marching for freedom.
These children may be the next generation of politicians who will help their fellow country folks.
Stop Rohingya Marriage Ban the back poster says. It means what it says.
Denied freedom to move and to love because of their race.
Freedom of movement is denied to Rohingyas in Burma.
If they done this in Burma they would be imprisoned and tortured for on average 8-15 years.
Begining the walk.
Devoted Burmese muslim carrying his sacred text, the blessed Koran.
Only silence !!!!
The messages are clear.
Screaming silently for justice.
Silence is the loudest noise.
Central Burma, Irrawady area Muslims who escaped murder and torture.
I could never endure what these brave people have, they are truely special people.
Unlike in Burma (and Tibet) our great police actually help us.
Friendly and helpful Community Police Officer.
Banner in English and Burmese
Prepering to silently walk.
Requesting the brave Burmese muslims to come to the front and lead our walk.
Mr Nurul Islam ( with blonde hair) Rohingya elder and brave leader.
Rohingya and Burmese muslims whom we wish to help as much as we can.
Some of these people have been tortured in prison for 10+years.
Richard from BodhiGarden and Jay from the Zen group.
The crowd increases as we wait.
Patiently waiting for our brothers and sisters the Burmese muslims to arrive.
Banners with sad messages expressing our heart felt aspirations.
Amnesty International members.
Home made banners.
Heart felt feelings.
Police request final route.
"Straight down the road".
His first campaigning slogan.
The true lion roar of a child.
Superman and Stephen.
"SAVE TIBET" he shouts
Stuart the Brighton Bodhisatva.
Lead stewards communicating with wonderful police officers whol were most helpful.