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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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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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Ready For More Interventions In Africa? Obama Is

Waging Nonviolence   
July 8th, 2013

Ready For More Interventions In Africa? Obama Is

With foreign nations rapidly growing and regimes changing constantly, it is obvious that the current administration’s top foreign policy officials will be instrumental more than ever in tackling the world’s issues. The new appointments point towards a foreign policy shift of interventionism in dealing with the international community’s obstacles.

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8 Skills Of A Well-Trained Activist

Waging Nonviolence   
June 12th, 2013

8 Skills Of A Well-Trained Activist

With new technology and a passionate young next generation, it becomes necessary to learn how to facilitate an oftentimes quickly transforming movement. This column takes a look at the importance of formal training to provide direction and promote nonviolence to be successful in pushing for change.

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The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War

Your Middle East   
May 26th, 2013

The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War

Sustainable peace is impossible without purposefully engaging women throughout the process. The recognition of women, and their roles in a community, could be the answer to rebuilding societies torn apart by violence.

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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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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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A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

Co.EXIST   
June 28th, 2013

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

There has never been a good solution about how to deal with refugees. Commonly, thousands of people are stuffed into a camp and they live in shabby tents for an open-ended period of time. Now, Ikea, the furniture producing superpower, is offering an alternative housing option and everything you need is right in the box.

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A Voice For Peace In War-Torn Tripoli

Your Middle East    Video
June 2nd, 2013

A Voice For Peace In War-Torn Tripoli

Despite the constant violence and struggles that Tripoli faces, there are young and outspoken voices being heard. Heba Rachrach, a 23 year-old woman, turned activist after she created a video in protest of the violence that combined the music of her piano and the explosion of a bomb right outside her home.

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Envisioning An International Treaty Banning Drones

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
May 25th, 2013

Envisioning An International Treaty Banning Drones

One of the great decisions in the global political sphere today is about drones, and whether or not these weapons should be used for warfare. In order to ensure a more peaceful future, the creation of an international treaty banning the use of drones may be necessary.

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