Tag Archives: Global Citizens

Unexpected Hero in the Eyes of the Arab World

Viewpoint by Omar Ghraieb in Palestine, edited by Jim Luce   New York, N.Y. Iraqi journalist Muntathar Al Zaydi, 29, witnessed the American invasion of his homeland.  He reported the war on Iraq with anguish and anger. He hated what was happening in his country as he witnessed the daily death of many innocent Iraqis. Montathar, a […]

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Israeli Film: Unmistaken Child in Tibet

New York, N.Y.  The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most Westerners to grasp.A new film — from Israel — is out to change that. The film features the Dalai Lama.  Unmistaken Child follows the search for a reincarnated Tibetan master. It opened in New York June 3 at the Film […]

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Indian-American Med Student on Malaria & Poverty in Nigeria

There were so many burned patients I even had to help cut off patients clothes, try to secure IV lines, and help patch burns all while trying to stomach the constant screams and distinct fragrance of burnt flesh. New York, N.Y.  I recently had the pleasure to meet a dynamic Indian-American professional couple at the […]

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Ethiopian-American Lawyer on Conflicts Along the Nile

A scorpion once tried to cross the river Nile. He approached several animals, asking if he could ride on their backs. None of them dared trust him, and they all refused. Finally, an old sheep agreed because the scorpion said that if he strung the sheep during the crossing, they would both die. In the […]

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Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

With Barbara Magnoni. Photos by Tequila Minsky. Brooklyn, N.Y.  As the world economy collapses, the lifeline to already-impoverished Haiti has run thin.  One third of Haiti’s economy flows through remittances — through companies such as Western Union and Moneygram — from overseas family members sending cash home. Banks and micro-finance institutions such as Fonkoze also play […]

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2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

New York, N.Y. 2,870 cities in 134 countries. That’s how many cities have committed themselves to not being a nuclear target by joining the U.N.-associated Mayors for Peace. “Being in favor of nuclear disarmament is a no-brainer for cities. Atomic weapons were developed to destroy cities,” Aaron Tovish explained to me over coffee at the […]

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Sri Lanka Triumphant At Last

Sri Lanka. The 26-year war against the Tamil Tigers — the so-called Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelamis (LTTE) — is over and Sri Lanka is at last and thankfully at peace. In spite of the slaughter, using their own people as human shields, creating the largest, bloodiest hostage drama of modern times, the Tigers have […]

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U.S. Border Policy: How To Fix What’s Broken

How are we doing on sealing our long, long border with Mexico, all 1,952 miles of it? The Secure Fence Act of 2006 calls for 670 miles of new fencing, running along one-third of the border. As of last fall, 370 miles had been installed — at a cost of some $5 million per mile. […]

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