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[28 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Global Campaign: End the Korean War & Sign a Peace Treaty!

Gyung lan Jung
“We appeal to the people. Now we must replace politico-military hostilities and arms races with peaceful cooperation.”
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2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement. Hostilities were ended in 1953, leaving numerous deaths and inestimable property damage. Since then the war has not been officially terminated.
Sixty years later, the Korean Peninsula still faces an unprecedented level of military tension – recently moving dangerously close to a state of war following the rocket launch and the third nuclear test by North Korea and sanctions by …

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[26 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Women Leaders: Ask Questions, Don't Be Afraid to Fail

Moza Saeed Al Otaiba
Moza Al Otaiba is an entrepreneur and social activist – the co-founder of M2 Artistic Productions; CEO and Founding Partner of Almenara Middle East, Social and Economic Studies; and CEO/Founder of the Al Otaiba Inmaa Group. She is one of the very few Arab Muslim women who have entered the world of entertainment media on the business side. CEO Kim Weichel and Board President Gail Montplaisir interviewed her together on June 23.
First, what is the UAE doing to foster women’s leadership and participation?
In 2005 the Emirates appointed …

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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.”
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
“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 …