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A "Peace Community" Tries Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia

Nikki Drake | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Nikki Drake

We are now more than two years into the Colombian peace talks. Meeting in Havana, negotiators for the Colombian government and its principal antagonist, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have been trying to agree upon an intricate deal to end the country's long-running armed conflict.

Violence Against the 'Other' as Systematic Blight on Our Society

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Whenever anyone of us is diminished, we are all demeaned, when anyone or any group remains institutionally and socially stigmatized, marginalized, excluded, or disenfranchised, when violence comes down upon any of us, the possibility for authentic community cannot be realized unless and until we challenge it in truly transformational ways.

Homeless College Students On The Rise, Advocates Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

If he's not in class, Christopher Sparks can usually be found in a computer from the library at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. That's be...

How Do Human Rights Activists Protect Themselves?

Matt Easton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Easton

An Indonesian rights lawyer is fatally poisoned on a flight. State agents abduct a Zimbabwean activist and hold her incommunicado. These shocking incidents occur in a context of routine surveillance.