New Internationalist

Elie Wiesel (born 1928)

Issue 412

As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our life will be filled with anguish and shame. What all these victims need above all is to know that they are not alone; that we are not forgetting them, that when their voices are stifled we shall lend them ours, that while their freedom depends on ours, the quality of our freedom depends on theirs.

Elie Wiesel (born 1928), Holocaust survivor, writer and political activist. The quotation is taken from his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, which he is circulating now to inspire those working in support of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese people.

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