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Self Determination

A Failure of Ethics, Empathy and Equality

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Although denial of the facts of the Holocaust almost never appears in mainstream intellectual leftist discourse a new form of denial does and it is most pernicious. This form of denial does not challenge the historical truth of the Holocaust.

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

Indonesia attempts to crush mass peaceful rallies across West Papua

Benny Wenda | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

In every corner of West Papua and in several Indonesian cities, the people of West Papua gathered peacefully to show their true aspirations.

Indonesia's brutal crackdown in West Papua highlights our need for self-determination

Benny Wenda | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

Over the past few days, around 600 West Papuan people have been reportedly arrested simply for peacefully demonstrating to call upon the Africa Caribb...

The Road to Freedom for West Papua

Benny Wenda | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

A historic step on the road to freedom for West Papua took place in London last week. At a meeting of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua in the Houses of Parliament, a new declaration was signed calling for an internationally supervised vote on the independence of West Papua.

Indonesia Supports Palestinian Independence - What About West Papua?

Benny Wenda | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

Earlier this year, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held its extraordinary summit in Jakarta with the theme "Independence is the right of...

40 Years Later, Sahrawi Refugees Have Waited Long Enough -- the UN Security Council Must Step Up

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

The struggles to overturn colonial rule were long and often bitter. But, over time, most were inevitably successful. The proud fight against colonialism is one that should be consigned to history.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

Argentine Apology, MidEast Betrayal: One 'Dirty War' to the Next

Steve Koppman | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Steve Koppman

In Argentina where it no longer matters, Obama pays retroactive lip service to democracy. But ask people today across the Middle East -- in Egypt or Yemen, or Saudi Arabia, Gaza and the West Bank, or for that matter Syria -- if the U.S. supports democracy and self-determination.

Design Philosophy -- Rules of Thumb

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

More than any other car designer, Chris Bangle understands how to create breakthrough innovation.

We Can All Be Goodwill Ambassadors

Maura Sweeney | Posted 12.11.2015 | Good News
Maura Sweeney

Ambassadors come from everywhere -- every background, every nation and every age. We don't realize, however, that each of us can serve as an ambassador.

Observations From Below: Teach a Man to Fish

Bryan Dooley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

People with disabilities want to be seen as human beings with likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly, individual goals and dreams. They want to have choice.

"Live and Let Live" Has Two Parts

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If we in the West must feel so guilty, let's feel guilty about the children we've killed in Muslim lands -- rather than about protecting ourselves from "Muslims" -- and others -- who would kill us in our own.

The Unending Quest for Self-Determination in the Western Sahara

ADST | Posted 10.19.2016 | World

The disputed region of Western Sahara in Northern Africa is the largest entity by both population and area on the United Nations list of non-self-governing territories.

Neighborhood "Exit Strategies" Are Incomplete

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

We have heard a lot in the last couple of weeks about the impact neighborhoods may have on the outcomes of children who grow up in them. New research reinforces the idea that neighborhoods do matter.

How Not to Hang on for Dear Life

Ginny Gilder | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Ginny Gilder

What stops you? I've found that my answers to that question fall into one of two categories: I'm afraid of failing, or I don't care enough to push thr...

Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way Out of Trouble?

John Feffer | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
John Feffer

Whether this ceasefire or some future one proves durable, Ukraine must eventually make some very difficult decisions concerning its future. Above all, it must figure out a way of exiting the steel trap that has clamped down on its nether regions. The Crimean peninsula has already been sliced off. Should Ukraine sever another one of its own limbs in order to survive?

Buzz About Kristen Stewart's Sexuality Tells Us a Lot About Society's Discomfort with Bisexuality

Raechel Tiffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Raechel Tiffe

Invasive photos of Kristen Stewart canoodling on a beach with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile recently surfaced in the tabloids, just as Stewart announced she's quitting Hollywood over privacy issues.

3 Ways You Can Be a More Positive Leader

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

What kind of leader are you? No matter what your job title says, each of us have the ability to consistently bring out the best -- or the worst -- in other people around us. So how does the way you show up, impact others around you?

5 Steps to Tame Our 'Lizard-Brained' Resistance to Entrepreneurial Success

KC Harry | Posted 11.15.2014 | Small Business
KC Harry

If we take time to reflect, we can notice various times during our day when we feel some type of disempowering feeling, negative thoughts or reactive emotion. All of these instances arise from our lizard brain's defense system.

A Resident-Led Approach to Realizing American Opportunity

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

These ten groups didn't wait for policy-makers, service agencies, or philanthropy to create an institution or program to help them. Instead, they rallied together to pool their own resources, talent, and ideas to address issues that were most important to the families in their communities.

Partition: The Only Viable Solution for the Turmoil in Iraq and Syria

Delovan Barwari | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

The United States and the other international powers should look beyond short-term strategies for reducing violence and combating terrorism, as the failure in their quest stems from disregarding the underlying issues.

Self-Determination, Redux?

Uriel Abulof | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Uriel Abulof

The West could have held the upper moral hand in the Crimean crisis, but chose not to.

Two Farewells That Inform and Inspire

David Kanegis | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I confess to not knowing much about these remarkable women until reading about their deaths. Yet, as I perused the accounts of their lives, I couldn't help but notice one character trait that seemed to burn brightly in both of these individuals.

After the Holidays: Now Live It

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

This year, I found the opportunity to think deeply about the principles of Kwanzaa again and use them, as intended, to set my course for the New Year.