Helena Cobban born Abingdon, England October 31, 1952. British journalist; expert on Middle East and postwar justice. Quaker pacifist. Founded publishing company Just World Books, 2010.
“[A]ll wars inflict terrible, long-lasting damage on all the residents of the war-zone—with the weakest members of society always suffering the most. There is no such thing as a ‘humanitarian’ war. In cases of conflict or bitter oppression, the very best way to mend broken relationships while building a solid basis for a better situation going forward is to use all nonviolent means possible to de-escalate tensions.” (worldbeyondwar.org/quotes; photo kabobfest.com)