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With Nothing To Lose And A Living Wage To Win, Fast-Food Walkouts Spread

Waging Nonviolence   
August 30th, 2013

With Nothing To Lose And A Living Wage To Win, Fast-Food Walkouts Spread

Fast food workers across the nation have started to stand up in protest of their meager wages. As a result of barely being able to make a living, fast food strikers have spread into 50 U.S. cities calling for a raise in the minimum wage.

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India loves Pakistan

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 26th, 2013

India loves Pakistan

The border between India and Pakistan has been a region of growing tension. Amrit Sharma, founder of IndiaLovesPakistan.com, is trying to change the conversation from brinkmanship to love in the region. Through his site, he hopes that stronger collaboration and respect can come from both sides.

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How To Stop Global Child Trafficking

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 16th, 2013

How To Stop Global Child Trafficking

Believe it or not, slavery is still a very real problem. With an estimated 21 million people in slavery, it is necessary to look for better ways to eliminate this human injustice. Hilton, one of the largest global hospitality companies, is taking a stand through the signing of a Tourism Code of Conduct that says it will assist in the fight to prevent human trafficking.

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An ‘Explosion Of Human Talent’ Will Feed A Growing World Population

Christian Science Monitor   
August 1st, 2013

An ‘Explosion Of Human Talent’ Will Feed A Growing World Population

Despite the many problems that the world faces, Fared Zakaria stresses the importance of “worrying.” When society worries rationally, we have the incredible ability to find solutions.

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“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians In The Midst of War

Yes! Magazine   
July 17th, 2013

“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians In The Midst of War

Oftentimes Iraq is described as a cold, dangerous, and hostile nation. Although there are many potential dangers present in the war-torn nation, it’s important to note that there are still many truly kind-hearted people that live there. This touching tale depicts how Iraqi citizens from the isolated city of Rutba come together to save foreign aid workers left for dead in the desert during the midst of the 2003 Iraq War.

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Why MLK’s Dream Took On Poverty And War Along With Racism

YES! Magazine   
August 28th, 2013

Why MLK’s Dream Took On Poverty And War Along With Racism

In remembrance of those defining words “I have a dream,” and the man who uttered them, it’s significant to know that those lessons still carry on to this day and age. With a world that struggles with poverty and injustice, there’s still a necessity to fight for that equality that a young civil rights activist dreamed about.

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In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 23rd, 2013

In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, explains that to be able to bring a country out of violence and lawlessness, education in universal human laws is a necessity.

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Befriending Foes: Talks On Setting Aside Traditional Hostilities

Ted Talks   
August 5th, 2013

Befriending Foes: Talks On Setting Aside Traditional Hostilities

Lifesaving care should transcend any division that people have with one another. Emergency responders, like United Hatzalah, show that when it comes to rescuing a life, differences become insignificant.

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Laboratories For Nonviolent Defense

Waging Nonviolence   
July 23rd, 2013

Laboratories For Nonviolent Defense

Fighting violence with violence has always seemed to be the conventional way of protecting yourself, but is there a better way? Movements like Peace Brigade International are showing more peaceful alternatives to keeping communities safe in sometimes dangerous conditions.

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In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

Think Africa Press   
July 16th, 2013

In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

South Sudan is a young nation stricken with poverty and crime. The overwhelming consensus is that the only way to overcome this is through farming and reconciliation. United Nations and organizations like the Catholic Relief Services are working with locals on establishing that much needed dialogue to create unity in the struggling African country.

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