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Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

New York, NY. Approaching my 24th trip to Haiti in 12 years, just before the first anniversary of the earthquake, I have decided to call Haiti home for a while. I am able to do so because I am connected – not only to the Web, but to so very many people in Haiti and […]

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Evil di Amerika: Kelompok Fundamentalis U. S. untuk Burn Quran pada 9 / 11

Evil di Amerika: Kelompok Fundamentalis U. S. untuk Burn Quran pada 9 / 11

New York, N.Y.  Orang tidak perlu perjalanan ke daerah pegunungan di Afghanistan atau Pakistan untuk menemukan jahat. Kami memiliki berbagai rumah kita sendiri-tumbuh ekstremisme berbahaya di Florida.  The Dove World Outreach Center di Gainesville, yang pendeta Terry Jones telah menulis sebuah buku berjudul Islam adalah dari setan, percaya bahwa dia dipanggil oleh Allah untuk mengalahkan non-Kristen pada umumnya, […]

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Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

New York, N.Y.  One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in Florida. The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, whose pastor Terry Jones has written a book called Islam is of the Devil, believes he is called by God to defeat […]

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Brooklyn Steppers March Forward, Giving to Community, Gaining in Process

Brooklyn, N.Y.  In high school I had been manager of our marching band in Ohio. It was a grueling task, but rewarding to see my friends play and march so well. The program took much space and resources, and I was surprised last year to discover that there was a marching band in Bedford-Stuyvesant in […]

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Allure of the Hive: Connectivity, Social Networking & Change

New York, N.Y.  A distinguished panel of experts gathered Saturday at the Philoctetes Center for theMultidisciplinary Study of Imagination for a standing room-only roundtable on the many ways Facebook is changing how we live. The moderator was David Kirkpatrick, author of the soon-to-be-published The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World, and panelists […]

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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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Fifty Lessons Learned from Decade in International Development

New York, N.Y.  The purpose of the symposium was to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs. Mark Green‘s former campaign staffer Keith Dumanski had recommended me to the New York Director of the NLC, Daniel Getman, and here I was: ready to give life lessons. An awkward thought crossed my mind […]

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Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

New York, N.Y.  I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council (NLC) as part of their 2010 Institute. Other presenters included Jeffrey Plaut, founding partner of the Global Strategies Group, Elizabeth Caputo, chair of theDemocratic Leadership for the 21st Century, and Stephanie Berger, president of Berger-Hirschberg Strategies in Washington. My own […]

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