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[17 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
I’m Walking for Our Grandchildren

People in authority still treat the earth like a woman, and treat women like dirt. We torture political prisoners and we torture Mother Earth to squeeze out her last reserves of fossil fuel instead of changing our extravagant lifestyles.

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[30 May 2013 | 10 Comments | ]
Egypt and the Candle

Yasmine Mahmoud Fakhry
Alexandria, Egypt
“While there may be conspiracies by governments, there are no boundaries for love and friendship to grow among people.”
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I didn’t know when my Italian friend Elisa gave me a candle as a symbol of friendship that this candle would be more than just a souvenir. For years, I have stored the candle to remind me of the good old days I spent in Italy during the cultural exchange.  I bet Elisa herself never thought when she gave me that candle it would light up the corners of my …

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[30 May 2013 | One Comment | ]
Listen to All Syrian Voices

Susan Dirgham
Australia 
Elaine Tucci is asking us to empathise with the people of Syria, to see them as we might see our neighbours. This is something we all should be doing, without a doubt. However, we must hear the stories of as many of the 23 million Syrians as we can, not just stories which present one side of this war as presented in her article, and especially not that side which supports a further militarisation of the conflict.
I have recently returned from Lebanon and Syria. I was part of a …

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[7 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Move Society Forward: An Interview with Ralph E. Moore Jr. (Part 2)

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Ralph E. Moore Jr., Community Organizer in Baltimore, MD, about his take on how the city and movements have changed since the African American Civil Rights Movement. Read part 1 of this interview here.

What have been the biggest issues you’ve been trying to address in your lifetime?
Economic justice is the one I’ve focused on most over the years. Various issues spill out from that; it’s been housing, it’s been hunger, it’s been education, it’s been jobs and it’s been anti-war. War efforts are costly, not just in …