Tag Archives: United Nations

Think back: When did YOU last feel terrorized by somebody?

by Kathie MM The corporate media, when it does not have enough juicy crime and scandal stories to shock and awe, often provides us with a new episode in the “war on terror”. Internationally, the dominant approach to combatting terror appears … Continue reading

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How do you get there from here?

by Kathie MM Consistent with its goal of promoting peace within and among nations, the United Nations, in 1981,  established the International Day of Peace;  in 2002, September 21st became the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. Did … Continue reading

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Can this be your day too?

June 26 is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture—an important if mostly neglected reminder that torture continues to victimize people around the world today–often at the behest of powerful forces within the US government. Torture  destroys the well-being of … Continue reading

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Malala

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By guest contributor Sunanda Sharma Malala Yousafzai is known as “the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban,” and she casually includes that on the title page of her incredible book, I Am Malala. Before … Continue reading

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