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Success with Perseverance, Undaunted Commitment and Support

By Julian English, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient New York, N.Y. In a world where there are so many influences, options, and mixed messages, it is hard for young people to decide to step up and be leaders. If such is the case, it is even more difficult for someone with special needs like […]

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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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Amnesty: Apple, Samsung, Sony Face Child Labor Accusations

Washington, D.C. Amnesty International has accused Apple, Samsung, Sony and other companies of not ensuring their supply lines are free of minerals mined by children. The human rights group said in a report about the mining of cobalt that children as young as seven are working in dangerous conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt […]

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U.N. Human Rights Expert Urges U.S. to Limit Solitary Confinement

New York, N.Y., Nearly one year ago Amnesty International (USA) declared that the solitary confinement of more than 3,000 California inmates in two prisons is tantamount to “cruel, degrading and inhuman” conditions that violate international standards. The human rights organization called on authorities to scale back use of solitary confinement. On Aug. 23, the U.N. […]

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Who Was Chea Vichea and Why Does He Matter?

New York, N.Y. In my own special screening, director Bradley Cox recently showed me his 55-minute filmWho Killed Chea Vichea? in his office in Manhattan. Bradley is now in Southeast Asia. Chea Vicheawas the president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) until his assassination on Chinese New Year in January […]

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