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[15 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
It’s Blog Action Day 08! This year’s topic is poverty—and that gives us 72 hours (or fewer, depending on where in the world you’re located and when you start reading this blog) to do our part before the 2008 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Friday, October 17th. On this day every year we have the opportunity to raise awareness about world poverty issues, and especially to recognize the actions people living in poverty are taking to overcome it.
The Blog Action …

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[8 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
If there was ever any doubt that what happens to one happens to all, the international financial market’s roller coaster ride—from the western hemisphere to the east—should clinch the point. Our 21st century world is an interconnected web.
From banks to babies, individuals and institutions everywhere are feeling a pinch. Notably, the credit squeeze in the commercial sector is also affecting humanitarian and aid organizations around the world. It’s hard to imagine a worse time for such cuts, but from the United Nations General Assembly to …

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[4 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
“Fourth World” Artist Asks: What Are You Doing for Peace?

Huong
Vietnam/USA
As a refugee, I belong to the fourth world, the people who have no country. I was born in Vietnam in 1950, at the beginning of the Vietnam War. I became a refugee for the first time at age four, moving from North Vietnam to South Vietnam when the country was divided. I went to school, I had a home, I had a job and a family, but when the war came I became nothing.
In 1975 I fled clutching my baby and wearing one shoe. We jumped into anything that …

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