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Meet a Muslim Voice of Reason: Ibrahim Ramey

Washington D.C. I first met Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey after he delivered the plenary speech about Dr. Martin Luther King and the linkage between Dr. King’s movement and the present work for nuclear abolition at Riverside Church in April. Ibrahim reminded us that Dr. King had focused on the three evils of racism, economic injustice, and war. […]

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Euro-American Women’s Global Forum Set For Athens in July

New York, N.Y.  “Women Lead the Way on Green Energy and Environment: Making their Impact on the Economy and Culture” is the theme of the 14th annual awards program to be held by the Euro-American Women’s Council (EAWC) July 6- 14 in Greece. The Forum will be followed by the EAWC’s “Goddess Artemis Award” Ceremony. […]

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Live from Leogane: Orphans International Partners with Haitian School Founded by Orphan

Leogane, Haiti. “My father, Ambroise Beauliere, wrote our school’s mission statement forty years ago to provide private education at the best possible quality at the lowest possible cost. He wanted to create responsible citizens to be able to give back to society,” Principal Philippe Beauliere told me on my 21st trip to Haiti last week. […]

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Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for our Orphan Mentors

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The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l’Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane, 18 miles west of Port-au-Prince. Forty students, chosen from almost 200 applicants, are studying to be mentors to the orphaned children of OIWW Haiti. Each of these children survived the earthquake. In the […]

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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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Film Shown at U.N. Donor Conference on Collapse of Haiti’s Presidential Palace

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The film “Thirty-Five Long Seconds: Haiti’s Deadly Earthquake” was screened recently as part of the recent Donor’s Conference at the United Nations. The conference, entitled Towards a New Future in Haiti, was hosted by Haitian President Rene Preval, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton. Pledges from the […]

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In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Tamil Tigers (LTTE) are considered a terrorist organization by 32 countries. Their soldiers wore cyanide vials for consumption upon capture.  They invented the suicide belt and pioneered the use of suicide bombing as a tactic.  They also pioneered the use of women in suicide attacks and forcibly kidnapped and inducted child soldiers. […]

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Helping Women: Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Ana Langer, M.D., spoke recently at a Smith Barney seminar on health in the developing world. She was talking about the problem of obstetric fistula, of which I was ignorant.  Obstetric fistula is a devastating medical condition in which a fistula (hole) develops between the vagina and either the rectum or bladder […]

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