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Joshua Dysart: Illustrating the Terror of the LRA through Comic Books | Enough

Merging his creativity and sense of social justice, comic book writer Joshua Dysart has brought mainstream attention to the atrocities committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army through an award-winning comic book series, Unknown Soldier, set in northern Uganda. For many comic book artists and aficionados, comics are a form of escapism, but comic book writer Joshua Dysart is interested in ...

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‘Stealth’ Rock Festival In Kabul | Radio Free Europe

Afghanistan has had its first rock music festival since 1975 — a month of music workshops, jam sessions, and concerts in Kabul during September and October 2011 with mirror events in New York. (Produced by Ron Synovitz in Prague; New York video footage by Nik Krastev; Kabul video footage courtesy of Sound Central) For more on this story, visit: ‘Stealth’ ...

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Stevie Wonder Set For Peace Concert Tribute | Contactmusic

Soul legend Stevie Wonder is to be honoured for his work as a United Nations Messenger of Peace at a concert next month (Nov11). Singer Chaka Khan, rapper Pras and Eric Benet are among the artists who will pay tribute to the Superstition icon by performing his songs at the Never Again Peace Concert at Hollywood’s Universal CityWalk. Wonder will ...

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Beyond The Battlefield: New Hope, But A Long And Painful Road, For Veterans Pulled From Death’s Grasp | NPR via The Huffington Post

“Beyond The Battlefield” is a 10-part series exploring the challenges that severely wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan face after they return home, as well as what those struggles mean for those close to them. Learn how you can help here. Other stories in the series can be found here. Listen to reporter David Wood discuss “Beyond The Battlefield” with ...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature | FT.com

Readers, rejoice: we are living at a time that is not only the healthiest, wealthiest and best-educated in history but also by far the least violent. That is the message from Steven Pinker, Harvard psychology professor and one of the world’s most celebrated science writers. He expects it to be controversial, given our constant exposure to stories in the media ...

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Gandhi’s Lesson for Today | North Avenue Magazine

In a soon-to-be published book entitled Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiments with Truth, Jim Douglass contrasts the deadly machinations of Gandhi’s probable killers with Gandhi’s own incredible bravery and that of his followers, whose mantra during campaigns for independence expressed their absolute commitment to resist injustice openly, lovingly and fearlessly: with their whole lives. Their mantra was “Do ...

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‘Up-cycling’ guns into art | Waging Nonviolence

I’ve always liked the War Resisters League’s broken rifle logo. But it raises a question: What do you do with all that metal after the gun is snapped in half? While the Bible talks about beating swords into plowshares, over at God’s Politics, Sojourners web editor Cathleen Falsani writes of another, more artistic possibility. Some of the more the 2,700 guns ...

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Learn about the men who crashed the world in ‘Meltdown’ | Al Jazeera English

In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne. The crash of September 2008 brought the largest bankruptcies in world history, pushing more than 30 million people into ...

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