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They Think We’re Coming for their American Dream: The Salvadorian Immigration Epidemic

By Ghazal Rahmanpanah –El Salvador/USA– A century ago immigration in the United States was synonymous with the image of ships arriving at Ellis Island filled with […]

Central America, Feature Articles, Immigration, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, The World, United States, War & Conflict

A Family Home Torn Apart in Syrian Government Shelling: Home is Where the Heart Is

by Aloosh Devrim –Syria– Araa, a 37-year-old mother, dashes through the house, hysterically inspecting one room after the other. She is shivering in panic. She tries […]

Feature Articles, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Syria, Violence Against Women, War & Conflict

Burma Soldier, A Call for Democracy from a Silent Country

by Jessica Mosby –USA– In today’s technologically connected world, there are few places completely absent from the 24 hours a day 7 days a week international […]

Arts & Culture, Burma, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Human Rights, Political Violence, Soldiers, The World, War & Conflict

In Syria, the Worst Seems Yet to Come

by Aloosh Devrim –Syria– Farewells are generally emotional but not as great as we experienced this evening. It had not been a social visit with family […]

Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Syria, The World, War & Conflict

Israel Must Move Beyond War

by Patricia DeGennaro –USA– Israel’s May 31, 2010 attack on the Freedom Flotilla in international waters garnered nothing more than global condemnation. The assault on six […]

Feature Articles, Gaza, Human Rights, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Strikes & Boycotts

Violence Breeds Violence: “Afghanistan without bombs and burqas”

by Wazhmah Osman – Afghanistan/USA – Today Afghanistan finds itself in a state of collapse and at the center of a powerful network of global terrorism. […]

Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Corruption, Feature Articles, Middle East, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Taliban, Terrorism, United States, War & Conflict

Mugabe Wages Retribution Campaign After Losing the Election: Hundreds Flee for “Safety”

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In the early hours of April 25th, Tariro Gweru and her husband Wellington awoke to a deafening knock on their […]

Africa, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

No Election Results But a Recount Begins: Mugabe Uses Violence to Reverse the People’s Will as MDC Calls for a Work Boycott

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – “The moment the people stop supporting you, that’s the moment you should quit politics.” These were the seemingly reasonable and […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

“South Africa Treats Zimbabwean Refugees Like Criminals”

by Grace Kwinjeh – South Africa – Last week Zimbabwe’s civil society and opposition held a commemorative vigil marking the anniversary of the gruesome torture of […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Refugees, Robert Mugabe, South Africa, Torture, Zimbabwe

A Letter to Njeri – a Kenyan Sister Who Received Death Threats After the Elections

by Philo Ikonya – Kenya – Dear Njeri, Tonight, I am unable to sleep. You see, my country – our country – is on fire. It […]

Activism, Africa, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Kenya, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy

Trapped in Slovenia: Refugee “Separated Children” Are Often Trafficked Across International Borders

by Viktorija Plavcak – Slovenia – Many European countries, as well as Slovenia, are facing the problem of refugees and illegal runaways. Slovenia is merely a […]

Feature Articles, Human Trafficking, Political Violence, Slovenia, The World