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[12 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Embracing Iran

By Daniel Moskowitz
Denver, Colorado USA

“A war based on the premise of potential development of nuclear arms that the United States and Israel already have in their possession? I think we have some talking to do instead.”
When I learned about a meeting of the Colorado Coalition Against Attacking Iran from my old friend, Tom Rauch, who was formerly the Nuclear Disarmament Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee, I did not hesitate to sign up.
However, my interest in Iran began over three decades ago. Among Iranian college students in the United States …

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Voices from the Frontlines »

[11 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Greece and Our Current Awakening: We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Yvette Nahmia-Messinas
“A new socioeconomic system could potentially emerge out of this crisis: a model of mutual responsibility and cooperation, stemming from the consciousness that unless we all succeed we have failed.”
Greece has over the last year been in crisis mode. The old balance has been lost and the new has yet to emerge.
The average Greek family has been faced with loss: loss of income and loss of work, as well as loss of trust in politicians and governmental authorities. As demands from Greek governments to citizens grow, solidarity among …

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Inside Peace X Peace »

[8 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

New Narratives on why aid agencies should fund media.
Have you seen this story in the Times? Girls forced into arranged marriages are killing themselves in Iraq.
Question facing the international community: Can the violence end in Syria without more violence?
And finally… one more on Syria from Wronging Rights.

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PeaceTimes »

[7 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
<em>Generation Peace</em>: Alex Simon, “Empathy and a Loud Voice”

-By Corinne Mitchell
Administration and Outreach Manager

It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.
Involved in entrepreneurship since he was 11, Alex Simon now connects students around the world with opportunities to engage in social activism and philanthropy. In addition to his full-time job managing The Compass Fellowship, Alex works closely with many world-changing groups, including the Young Presidents’ Organization, Ashoka, MFI Connect, and Minga. Alex is a recent graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. His …

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