Category Archives: Poetry and the arts

These are our children, Part 2

By Deryal Yuksel In last Wednesday’s post , we introduced you to Hasan, Hatun, Hanna, and Ali, child refugees from Aleppo, Syria, who currently live in Istanbul, Turkey. Their story continues in this photo essay. Unfortunately, most refugees experience indifference and neglect. We … Continue reading

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These are our children, Part 1

By Deryal Yuksel Meet Hasan, Hatun, Hanna and Ali. They are refugees from Aleppo, Syria. They are lost between two lands, feeling accepted by none. Istanbul’s historic Balat district, is their new playground. Sometimes words in newspaper articles are just not enough for … Continue reading

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For your own good

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by Kathie mm This says it all.  Look.  Listen. Think. Act.

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Celebrating Rebellion and Revolution (the Non-Violent Variety)

by Kathie MM This week, citizens from all over the United States celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, “written by the rebelling fathers of the United States”. Symbolic of the long-ago battles, fireworks lit up the skies and … Continue reading

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