“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse.

When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people.

A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration.

A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.”
? John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy


May 27th SoulWOD : dont keep silent about Injustice

by Andrew May 27, 2015 Soulwod

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby […]

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May 26th SoulWOD: “that” Poem

by Andrew May 26, 2015 Soulwod

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a […]

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CrossFit London’s 10th Birthday party: info dump

by Kate May 25, 2015 Articles

We’ve created a class for you to book into: this pays for gym use, BBQ food, beer, cake and medals etc. You’ll find it under the classes on Saturday 27 June 2015 at 1pm. Please book yourself and your +1 in here. Competing isn’t mandatory! But we want as many people as possible to go […]

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Happy 10th Birthday, CrossFit London!

by Kate May 25, 2015 Articles
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In 2015 CrossFit London celebrates its 10th birthday. Yes – tenth! CrossFit gyms are opening up all the time. But we were first – and still the best – by a long chalk bucket! Here’s a bit of CrossFit London history for you: In the summer of 2005, Andrew Stemler jetted off to Santa Cruz […]

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May 25th soulWOD: for evil to reign

by Andrew May 25, 2015 Soulwod

Today at SoulWOD, we are starting a debate, and here it is. In an attempt to be liberal and cool and trendy,  do we simply stand by and watch our fellow citizens, break the law, bully and abuse people ? In 1770 the Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke wrote about the need for good […]

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