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[25 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
After the Revolution: Division, Depression, & Fear of Civil War

Yasmine Mahmoud Fakhry
Alexandria, Egypt
“While many people found their identity with the Revolution – and they quickly labeled themselves as Muslim Brotherhood, Salafists (Islamists), or liberals, many others, like myself, feel they have lost their identity and every sense of who they are and what they believe in.”
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Many people spend all their lives searching for their identities – trying to understand who they are and what their purpose in life is. I thought I was luckier than many of those people when a few years ago I finally realized my mission …

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[24 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
June 30: A Day History Will Remember

Yasmine Mahmoud Fakhry
Alexandria, Egypt
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“The question remains: Will June 30th be a milestone in Egyptian history or just another bloodbath?”
Huge numbers of people are expected to demonstrate in cities across Egypt this weekend to demand the resignation of Mohamed Morsi. All eyes are on the ‘Tamarod Campaign,’ which has been very active in gathering signatures from across Egypt to withdraw confidence from President Morsy and pledging to make June 30th ”a watershed in the history of the Egyptian revolution.” Politicians, activists, and intellectuals from across the country are demanding the people of Egypt …

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[30 May 2013 | One Comment | ]
Checkpoint Snapshot: Who Speaks for Palestinian Children?

Christian Peacemaker Teams
Al-Khalil (Hebron), Palestine
Because of the dire economic situation in the Old City in Hebron every day children go to the Ibrahimi Mosque soup-kitchen to get food. Walking out through the mosque checkpoint shortly after noon on Sunday 26 May, I was surprised by the number of people standing at the other end of the checkpoint.
Upon passing out through the checkpoint I realized that the turnstile to enter the mosque area was closed and nobody was being allowed through. A dozen young boys held plastic tubs of soup they …

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[23 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
The New Red Line in Syria: One American's Perspective

Elaine Tucci
United States 

“What if this woman were your neighbor? Would you take notice then? Can you imagine living in such an environment? You might want to try. It might be time to tune in.”
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Humans are very good at creating false boundaries. We have carved up our continents into approximately 196 nations (we still squabble about some of these) and so divided we stand. We have frontiers for expanding (or seizing), margins for pushing, precincts to cast our vote, confines and limitations to overcome, fences to keep in or out, and of …