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Today’s Assignment: Human Rights 365

  Wednesday December 10 is Human Rights Day, a commemoration day for the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The theme this year is Human Rights 365—that is, a reminder that every day should be a human rights … Continue reading

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Seeking the kindness of strangers, Part I

This is the first in a series of two posts by Alice LoCicero. It is easy to blur the truth with a simple linguistic trick: start your story from “Secondly”…..Mourid Barghouti  Since 2006, I have worked with children and adolescents … Continue reading

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Does Nonviolent Resistance Work? Part 3a

This is the first of three posts comprising Part III of a series of posts in which Dr. Ian Hansen shares his thoughts on nonviolence. In a previous post, I ended by discussing the dubiousness of partially nonviolent revolutions that … Continue reading

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What is your TAQ (Torture Awareness Quotient)?

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June is Torture Awareness Month. Let’s see how you can do on our Torture Awareness quiz. Choose the best answer to each of the following items: “Extraordinary rendition” means a so-so version of your favorite song forcible transfer of a … Continue reading

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