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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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Nutrition For Growth Summit: Ending Malnutrition Or Neo-Colonialism?

Think Africa Press   
July 12th, 2013

Nutrition For Growth Summit: Ending Malnutrition Or Neo-Colonialism?

Malnutrition is one of the biggest problems facing the developed nations of the world. Some nations on the African continent, however, are taking action against this epidemic through a Nutrition for Growth Summit in order to find solutions to this problem.

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City Of Columbia Hopes For 100 Days Of Nonviolence

Peace e Bene   
June 3rd, 2013

City Of Columbia Hopes For 100 Days Of Nonviolence

In South Carolina, the town of Columbia is making extra strides to decrease the amount of violence that is often related to young teenagers. Through energized efforts, officials and activists are looking towards work programs to give these youths a chance at responsibility and teach them the importance of good old-fashion hard work.

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Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

Co.EXIST   
May 28th, 2013

Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

The app mWater is taking advantage of technology and readily available water testing kits to create a “social network for water” that allows people access to data concerning the quality and location of water that they are planning on using and drinking.

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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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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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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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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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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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4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Co.EXIST   
May 24th, 2013

4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Despite physical and theoretical obstacles, private sector organizations are managing to find unique ways to deliver systems of healthcare to low-income people in Africa who need it most.

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