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Minus Aung San Suu Kyi, Orphans Still Raised with Global Heroes

New York, N.Y. Ten years ago, The Huffington Post reported that Orphans International Worldwide (link) had instituted role models for its children around the world, specifically a group of 36 “heroes” including Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. – and once-human rights champion of Myanmar, Aung San Suu […]

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Myanmar Migrants in Thailand Rush Police, Greet Suu Kyi

Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of Myanmar migrants, eager to get a glimpse of Aung San Suu Kyi, overwhelmed police in a Thai coastal fishing center Thursday afternoon.                                                                                                             Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo:Htoo Tay Zar.            The Myanmar state counselor and foreign minister, on her first official visit to Thailand since her government was […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi? Vote Counting Underway in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar. Vote counting is underway in Myanmar where turnout was more than 80 percent for the nation’s first free general election in a quarter of a century. Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Wikipedia Commons. Some 32 million people were registered to vote to select from more than 6,000 candidates for both houses of the […]

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Cambodian Anti-Child Trafficking Film Premiere in New York

New York, N.Y. I attended the world premier of REDLIGHT this week in New York City, and was overwhelmed by the plight of children not just in Cambodia but around the world who find themselves locked in a perverse world where their innocence is sold by the hour.  Not only in Phnom Penh, but according to the experts, […]

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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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Essay: Global Heroes as Role Models

My mother, Frances Alleman-Luce, had challenged me to think about what would make Orphans International unique in the bleak world of orphanages. I told her I planned to have memorials to twentieth century leaders on our campuses. By Jim Luce Published: Huffington Post, March 28, 2008. THE LUCE INDEX – Martin Luther King: 98; Sinclair Lewis: 98; […]

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