November 17, 2007

another red telephone

Via huffpost I came upon this article about an activist who set up a direct line from a Boston street to Iran, so citizens from both countries could communicate with each other. That's not only a genius idea but also so very very important, because it shows that the people usually don't have a problem with each other - it's always just the warlords of any given country who need to pretend they're doing the right thing by threatening each other and launching bombs on the other. Unfortunately the wars they start don't affect them, but said people, the citizens on both sides, who, in the first place, didn't have anything against each other.

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