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Celebrated Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk dies | The Boston Globe

Yoram Kaniuk, a prominent author and journalist from Israel’s founding generation who often expressed bleak views about what the country had become, died on Saturday in Tel Aviv. He was 83. Beginning with “The Acrophile” (1960), a novel about an Israeli living in New York City, Mr. Kaniuk wrote almost 30 books, several of which were translated into English and ...

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War and Peace: What Are Presidential Promises Good For? | The Daily Beast

No doubt, presidential commitments are seen as serious, almost sacred, promises to act made by a chief executive on behalf of his administration. And other nations may view these commitments as binding nation-to-nation promises that succeeding administrations will honor, too. But there is a problem. Will they? For more on this story, visit: War and Peace: What Are Presidential Promises ...

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Festival Au Desert: Music Of Peace Not Silenced By War | NPR

Long ago, one of my college history professors hammered home a durable truth: “If you love art,” she said, “you should hate war.” Because some art is always among war’s victims. A case in point is a music celebration called Festival au Desert — held near Timbuktu, Mali, since 2001 — which I will Anglicize as Festival in the Desert. ...

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Two Palestinian titles to compete at Cannes | Euromed Audiovisual

Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar at Un Certain Regard, and a Gazan short in the competition Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s latest narrative feature film, Omar, has been selected for the Un Certain Regard sidebar section at the Cannes International Film Festival in France from May 15 to 26. Omar, the tale of three childhood friends and a young woman who are torn ...

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Video: Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos | Democracy Now!

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and author Noam Chomsky recently sat down together at Harvard University to discuss Scahill’s groundbreaking new book, “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.” Amy Goodman hosted the discussion, which was sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and the ACLU of Massachusetts. For more on this story, visit: Video: Jeremy ...

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How People Power Generates Change | BillMoyers.com

With our democracy threatened by plutocrats and the politicians in their pockets more than ever, the antidote to organized money is organized people. It takes time and effort, but across the country, grass roots democracy is growing. Individuals are banding together, organizing toward common goals and demanding change – and often delivering it. Bill sits with three organizers leading the ...

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Who’s Escaping Climate Change ‘Mire and Muck’? | NYTimes.com

On This American Life this weekend, Ira Glass tried to jog the climate conversation out of the “mire and muck” with an hourlong discussion of impacts and options related to human-driven global warming. Below you can offer examples of people or institutions you see avoiding the pitfalls and paralysis surrounding this “super wicked” issue. For more on this story, visit: ...

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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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