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[26 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Coming to America, Part II

Zina Bhaia
Iraq
by permission from www.thenewsgazette.com
In America, I believed, no one was discriminated against because of their thoughts or ideas. And the women – like Laura in Remington Steele – were strong, as strong as American men, not like in Iraq, where women are always the shadow of a man.
Most important to me, though, was that in America and all the Western world, people like me – people with scoliosis, or amputees, blind and deaf people, those with a stutter, people in wheelchairs – are treated well. In Iraq, they are …

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[18 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

- by Mary Liston Liepold
Earlier this week, on March 18, the BBC, ABC, and the Japan Broadcasting Company (NHK) jointly released a survey conducted in late February showing that Iraqis are more optimistic and less afraid than they were at this time last year.
Of the 2,228 Iraqis over age 18 included in the survey, 85% described the security situation as very good or quite good—up 23% from a year ago; and 59% said they feel safe in their neighborhoods. That’s up 22% from last year.
The Iraqis surveyed expressed increased confidence …

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[24 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Comment by Mary Liston Liepold
It’s Christmas Eve, or the eve of the eve, depending on where you are. The world at large takes note of the coming holiday, even where other holidays matter more, because of British, Dutch, French, Spanish, and American colonization and our global media culture. So for all of us at Peace X Peace, I send warm wishes for the day when Christians celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace—and for Hanukah, Kwanzaa, al-Hijira, the Islamic new year, and every other festival that lights your …