Category Archives: Global Citizen

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“Let There Be Bread”

  Pope Francis addressed the delegates at the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference in Rome this week and cited eradicating hunger as a moral obligation. Food security, good nutrition,…

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Education Is a Human Right

  “The terrorists know this. That is why they keep attacking schools, like in Garissa, Kenya and Peshawar, Pakistan. They target girls with books, like Malala Yousafzai and her friends…

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Indigenous Peoples Seeking Rights

They are white, black, brown and yellow and have been the first inhabitants in lands on all the world’s continents, (except Antarctica.)  Indigenous peoples, from the Aborigines to Native Americans…

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New Yorkers Take to the Streets to Promote AIDS Awareness

  This Sunday, 17 May, is the 30 Year Anniversary of AIDS Walk New York.  Despite advances in education and drug treatments there are still greater than 50,000 new infections…

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Smuggled Rohingya Found Dead in Thai Trafficking Camp

The plight and destiny for the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma) has been the source of condemnation by human rights authorities.  Denied rights of citizenship, basic medical, educational, and economic…

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Hate Speech or Free Speech on Migrants in UK Press?

The anti-immigration movement in Britain has parlayed fear and reality of continued migration into substantial political power in effective alliance with an ever more xenophobic media. Of course this is…

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Earth Day Concert in Washington

As Washington goes so goes the world.  And this weekend ahead of Earth Day on April 22, citizens –  global or US or both –  gathered at the National Mall…

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Role of the Personality in Diplomacy?

 The Supreme Leader has given Iran’s nuclear deal with the US (and other global powers) only a cool endorsement. Similarly, many US Congressional leaders, particularly Republicans, are at best unenthusiastic…

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Orlando Bloom Looks into the Eyes of Ebola, a Very Young Face

  The youngest victims of Ebola may have beaten death for now, but the legacy of their battle will continue to traumatize psychologically and materially. The nightmares will continue for…

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Returning to Eastern Bosnia

I recommend this true story of the lacking rights of returnees to Eastern Bosnia about an elderly woman living on her pension who survived a horrible genocidal war who may…