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Ishmael Beah

Pioneering Human Rights Activism Through Digital Technology

Global Kids | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Global Kids teaches youth about the issues, and then we get to do something about it, whether it is a virtual camp or creating a film and putting it on the web so that everyone else can see and learn.

The Brilliance of Ishmael Beah

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The novel Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah is a brilliant book, not in terms of innovation or style, but in terms of illumination -- and there is no better brilliance for a book, or for an author.

Former Child Soldier: I Didn't Want To Be Rescued

Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact

He endured bloody battles, gunshot wounds and was forced to kill other children who looked just like him. But when Ishmael Beah was at first given the...

What's Behind the Covers?

Kimberlie I. Leon | Posted 07.08.2013 | Books
Kimberlie I. Leon

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WATCH: "A Short Film About Guns"

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

"A Short Film About Guns" examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe. The short film, directed by Minos Papas, features f...

What Does a Gun Mean to You? (Video)

Louis Belanger | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Ahead of the history-making decision on the Arms Trade Treaty less than two weeks from now -- starting July 2 in New York at the United Nations -- the Control Arms Coalition set up a series of exclusive interviews with four high-profile personalities.

Ahab at Starbucks

Laurence Hughes | Posted 06.09.2011 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

Whenever it was a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I would drop by Mr. Starbuck's for a steaming double-cupped grande vanilla latte with extra foam....

Our Own Child Soldiers

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.29.2011 | Books
Aldo Civico

What if we look at the life of gang members through the experience of child soldiers in Africa? Is the experience of children manipulated and dragged into war all that different from the one of teenagers recruited by gangs in our own cities?

Ex-CIA Agent: CIA Probably Misled Pelosi

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ishmael Jones, the pseudonym of a former CIA agent who has been critical of the agency, thinks Nancy Pelosi may have been right when she claimed the C...

Ex-boy soldier back in Sierra Leone

AP | CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Author Ishmael Beah disputed reports that his best-selling 2007 memoir about serving as a child soldier in Sierra Leone...

Boy Soldier Defends His Book

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Ishmael Beah, author of a best-selling memoir about his time as a boy soldier in Sierra Leone, disputes newspaper reports that he had...