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Rocky Dawuni: A Groove for Peaceful Democracy in Africa — My Experiences From Kenya’s 2013 Elections | The Huffington Post

As a musician and peace activist, my personal resolve was to do whatever I could to contribute to the peace-building process. My first instinct was to write a song based on this experience. ” Nairobi I love You,” a feel good song that stressed on common identity was the result. The real opportunity to participate in the Kenyan peace process ...

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UN peacekeepering work appears in Tribeca Film Festival entry | United Nations Blog

Did you know that the UN partners with the creative community in order to achieve our mutual goals of promoting peace and raising awareness of critical global issues? Building on successful collaborations such as The Interpreter and Che, the UN’s Creative Community Outreach Initiative is proving film, new media, television, and documentary producers around the world with access to information ...

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New Film Explores Identity, Memory, And Borders In Troubled South Caucasus | www.rferl.org

lmira Ismayilova is Azerbaijani. But ask her native land and she will tell you Yerevan. The Armenian capital is where her grandparents and great-grandparents lived for decades, the city where she became an actress, got married, and raised children. But despite her family’s deep roots in Yerevan, Ismayilova says she was always aware she was viewed as an outsider. For ...

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TOKYO, March 13, 2013: Exhibition on Nuclear Disarmament and Human Security Opens in Bahrain | Rock Hill Herald Online

The anti-nuclear weapons exhibition “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” created by Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), opened on March 12 for the first time in the Middle East at the Bahrain National Museum in Manama. This exhibition, jointly presented by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish ...

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WATCH: “Don’t Frack My Mother” | Artists Against Fracking

The artists of Artists Against Fracking worked together to create this music video for “Don’t Frack My Mother,” Sean Lennon’s very own anti-fracking anthem. This is the perfect time to celebrate our progress. In case you missed it, the New York State Assembly passed a two-year moratorium on fracking in New York. But this is also the perfect time to ...

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Giving peace a chance through the power of movies | Chicago Sun-Times

The Peace on Earth Film Festival puts its agenda upfront: “to amplify an awareness of peace as a possibility.” Now in its fifth year, this free event offers four days of dramas and documentaries at the Chicago Cultural Center. Presented with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events, this fest links headlines to heartstrings. Transcendence Global Media, a ...

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5 Oscar nominees you actually need to see | Waging Nonviolence

Have your friends banned you from singing Les Miserables’ anthem “Do You Hear the People Sing” one more time? Can’t stand hearing again and again about how Osama Bin Laden was or wasn’t found? If you want to watch something that will inspire and incite you, check out these five Oscar-nominated films that deserve much more attention than they’ve gotten. ...

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Book Review: Marigold: The Last Chance for Peace in Vietnam | Small Wars Journal

James G. Hershberg recreates the talks by using archival research interviews and by using his own experiences from travelling to several countries. What is perhaps the biggest takeaway was the linkage between the discussions and the planning for the 1968 Tet Offensive. The book explores the complexity of talks, which are shaped by personalities like Januz Lewandowski. Lewandowski, the Polish ...

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