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Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet

Tawang, India. As I sit here at 10,000 feet on the veranda overlooking the cloud-covered mountain range before me, I study over my books on this spectacular mountain range. I am a long way from New York.  Let me share with you what I am learning! The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia, separating […]

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History from Time: How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet

New York, N.Y. Henry Luce, published of Time-Life, born in China of Presbyterian missionary parents, had a lot to say about China, Taiwan and Tibet. The April 20, 1959, cover of Time Magazine. In 2019, Time magazine reporter Jennifer Latson revisited the ‘How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet: The invitation seemed innocuous: A Chinese general […]

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In Indonesia: ‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

Karang, Tengah, Indonesia. Attending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for their oldest daughter and had found her a husband. Rasminah wept. “I didn’t protest because I felt sorry for my parents,” says Rasminah, […]

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Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

By Dustin Liu, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient New York, N.Y. My interest in young global leadership is intricately connected with my passion for education equity. Education has always played an important part of my personal narrative. As the son of two immigrant parents who came to America in pursuit of their education, a college education […]

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U.N. to Kenya: Lift Ban, Protect Judiciary, Preserve Civil Society

New York, N.Y.  Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government to honor its obligations and protect the rights of Kenyans. Jean-Marc Ferré Independent Expert on Human […]

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VOA: British Ambassador to Washington Resigns

Washington, D.C. Kim Darroch, Britain’s ambassador to the United States, resigned Wednesday, saying it was “impossible” to continue in his role following the leak of diplomatic cables in which he assailed President Donald Trump as “inept” and his administration as “uniquely dysfunctional.”  . Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson hosts a meeting with Sir Kim […]

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UNPRECEDENTED: Ex-President Questions Trump’s Legitimacy

Washington, D.C. In a bombshell report today by Sarah Cammarata, Politico posts: Jimmy Carter Says Full Investigation Would Show Trump Lost in 2016 ‘He was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,’ Carter said. Cammarata writes for Politico: Former President Jimmy Carter questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency on Thursday, saying he […]

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Blue America Stands Proudly, Strongly With New Immigrants

Moral America to ICE: “¡Nunca Aqui!” – Not In Our Community! New York, N.Y. When my family came to America twelve generations and four hundred years ago, they stepped off the boat onto Plymouth Rock and became American. Today, people from around the world arrive here seeking safe haven – and our president spits in their face… New York Governor […]

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Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet