“There is an enormous capacity of apparently helpless

people to resist, of apparently contented people to

demand change. To uncover such history is to find a

powerful human impulse to assert one’s humanity.

It is to hold out, even in times of deep pessimism, the

possibility of surprise” – Howard Zinn. 

Photo (courtesy of Reuters) shows a candlelit vigil following the rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student  in New Delhi.