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[21 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
A 9/11 Transformation

Soukaina Rachidi
“At the end of the day, l was just one human mourning the loss of another. Regardless of how people try to twist the definition of patriotism in America, there is one important lesson that I learned that day: There is nothing unpatriotic about humanity.”
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Before 2001, September 11th was just another ordinary day that passed with no recognition. However, after the tragic attacks of 9/11, this day has become one of the most memorable days in recent history. Now, its significance will never be forgotten. After …

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[21 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Choosing Nonviolence in the Green Movement, Part 2

Ariana A.S.*
Editor’s Note: Connection Point Manager Najuan Daadleh continues her interview with Iranian activist Ariana A.S.  (Read Part 1 here.)
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ND: What is your personal vision for the future?
AAS: I don’t believe in revolutions and sudden change.  We already had one.  A revolution is much more dangerous than a reform,  so I am a supporter of the reform process. I support starting with reform of the constitution rather than overthrowing the government. I don’t want to see Ahmadinejad as the president and I don’t see him as the president, and I …

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[19 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Choosing Nonviolence in the Green Movement, Part 1

Ariana A.S.*
Editor’s Note: Connection Point Manager Najuan Daadleh speaks with Iranian activist Ariana A.S. about her involvement in the Green Movement.
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ND: Ariana A.S. is an activist who started her social efforts at a young age and at the grassroots level. She has always kept a low profile in order to be able to carry on her activities smoothly without the government’s notice.  When she became more active at the political level with the presidential election of 2009, she spent some hours in detention and witnessed the harsh crackdowns by the …

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[2 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Breaking News Egypt: People Power and US

by Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“Power is a mighty magnet for the human psyche to distort and indulge. People suffer. And one day they rise, en masse. That day in Egypt is now.”
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Just as the protests of the people of Egypt reached critical mass last week, Peace X Peace was launching Connection Point, our initiative to raise the voices and spread the wisdom of Arab and Muslim women to everyone in the Internet world, which is …