Category Archives: Politics

Mexico: Hard Situation and Hope by Claudia Durán Miranda

I live in a beautiful country, diverse in culture and with a wealth of natural resources. It is the 4th most biodiverse country in the world and has more than 60 indigenous groups. Sadly, for many years, Mexico has had … Read More

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Costa Rica ~ My Decision for a Peaceful Life by Judi Purdy

After several travels to Costa Rica on vacation, I became enthralled with the idea of living there. My husband and I discovered that the lower cost of living and healthcare would enable us to retire sooner than we could in … Read More

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Who Can Say, “Yes to Life, Yes to Love?” by Sarwat Ali Sidiq

Iraq… Between the first land of law And the latest nest of terror Today… Everywhere all over the world, when anyone hears about Iraq, immediately and undoubtedly they imagine bombs, smoke, blood and death. But for those who know about … Read More

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XXII Olympic Winter Games (Sochi) 2014

Sport alone cannot enforce or maintain peace. But it has a vital role to play in building a better and more peaceful world. ~ Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President, October 2007 The XXII Olympic Winter Games (Sochi) 2014 begins on … Read More

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Qatar: Corporate Exploitation of Migrant Construction Workers

A new report by Amnesty International finds Qatar’s construction sector rife with abuse, with workers employed on multi-million dollar projects suffering serious exploitation. As construction is set to begin on the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums, the report, The Dark … Read More

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Open Letter from UFPM’S Costa Rican Ambassador‏, Judi Purdy

My name is Judi Purdy, and I’ve lived in Costa Rica for 16 months. I would like to share a few thoughts about my involvement with the Universal Flag Peace Movement (UFPM), and having the honor to be the Ambassador from… Read More

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Historic Conviction Brings Long-Awaited Justice in Guatemala

The conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity during his time in office is a historic step in the nation’s long struggle for justice, Amnesty International said today…
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Mazare Sharif City by Shoaib Saboory

Afghanistan, the heart of Asia, is a country with more then 30 provinces; and Mazare Sharif city is one of the most populated cities in the Balkh province. It is the center of civilization and more than 500 years old. The ancient palaces and constructions are proof, for instance the Blue Mosque… Read More

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ICC acquits Congolese armed group leader ~ Amnesty International

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague today acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, who had been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read More

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Polarity Management by Joseph McCormick

I’ve found that my conditioning was to think in black/white, either/or terms. I am right, you are wrong. This is good, that is bad. This is the “stinking thinking” that has toxified our public conversations… Read More

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