Main image. John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the first day of their Amsterdam bed-in. Wikipedia
‘As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held two week-long Bed-ins for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, each of which were intended to be nonviolent protests against wars, and experimental tests of new ways to promote peace. The idea is derived from a “sit-in“, in which a group of protesters remains seated in front of or within an establishment until they are evicted, arrested, or their demands are met’. Wikipedia
“All you need is love”. A powerful message, but unfortunately man prefers to hate, divide and rule.
From Laura…Laura’s Voice Whispers from an Angel
8 March 2010
“God is love…
so instead of people always fighting over which religion is right
whether Jesus died on the cross
or Mohammed (Pbuh) is the last prophet
the point is, we are missing the point.
God is great and all powerful
and He does not care how you pray to Him
as long as you remember Him
and open your heart to His love
for He is love, just like we are too!!!”
Some headlines today:
‘Palestinians slam Pompeo for setting ‘another illegal prececent’.
Palestinians say US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to a West Bank settlement helps Israel cement control of occupied Palestinian territories.’
‘Politicians and the activists in the region say these acts are part of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s project to dispossess people of their land and property in order to change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority region [Kamran Yousuf/al Jazeera]’.
‘Senators cited national security concerns and the UAE’s ‘behaviour’ in Yemen and Libya as reasons to halt the sale.
Three United States senators on Wednesday said they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administration’s effort to sell more than $23bn of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates, a showdown with the president two months before he is due to leave office.
Democratic Senators Bob Menendez and Chris Murphy and Republican Senator Rand Paul announced they would introduce four separate resolutions of disapproval of President Donald Trump’s plan to sell billions of dollars’ worth of Reaper drones and other munitions, F-35 fighter aircraft and air-to-air missiles to the UAE’.
UAE reaffirms OPEC+ commitment after exit buzz
‘Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said Thursday the UAE ‘has always been a committed member’ of OPEC+.
The United Arab Emirates tried to lower the temperature in a dispute with OPEC+ allies, after the country’s officials privately questioned the benefit of its membership in the oil alliance.
The dissent is unusual. The UAE has long avoided public clashes, preferring to solve disputes quietly behind closed doors. It’s unclear whether the private comments were designed to force a negotiation over output levels with OPEC+’s leaders Saudi Arabia and Russia, or if they represent a genuine policy debate. Any decision to leave OPEC would need the approval of Mohammed bin Zayed, the UAE’s de factor ruler and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince’.