A beautiful poem about uprooted refugee children raises awareness of war affected and traumatized children
I remember wearing a poppy. A bright red, careful-not-to-pin-your-finger, poppy, that I displayed proudly on my winter jacket every year. I remember everyone wore a poppy. I remember sitting numb-bottomed in school assembly, wearing my poppy that I’d transferred from my coat to my chemise, while old gentlemen spoke of a war I didn’t understand. […]
Author Bennett R. Coles reminds us that we can all do our part to bring hope to the world.
Visitors to Nova Scotia might not be surprised to find that the Canadian province, over the centuries, has hosted numerous prisoners of war (POWs). What many people may find surprising is that these prisoners at one point counted thousands of Americans.
Great moments in “laughtivism” from Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, the guys who duped the BBC, embarrassed Dow Chemical, and mocked Halliburton.
On Bastille Day in France, and in the wake of the assassination of Karzai’s brother in Afghanistan, Julia McLean takes a look at revolutions and their aftermaths.
Born violent? A troop of baboons chooses an enduring culture of peace. Can humans do the same?
Osama Bin Laden is dead — and just as his life has caused us to ask some big questions, so too has his death.
Kylen O. Lefave reflects on how to deal with the stress of living in such uncertain times, and how to turn our fears and anxieties into a positive force for the common good.
The current struggle in Egypt—the center of Arab media, scholarship, and culture—has enormous ramifications for the region as a whole. The predominantly young secular activists who initiated the struggle reject not only the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak but also conservative Islamist leaders; they have put together a broad coalition of young and old, Muslim and Christian, poor and middle class to challenge a brutal corrupt regime which has held power for nearly thirty years. Like-minded civil society activists are organizing elsewhere. Indeed, 2011 could be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe.