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World Humanitarian Day: Recognizing Those Who Push Through Daily Obstacles to Deliver Aid

Sandra Black | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Sandra Black

World Humanitarian Day on August 19 is an opportunity to realize that our humanitarian activities, which start to feel routine, have enormous significance for those receiving assistance.

16 Disturbing Photos That Reveal The Darker Side Of The American Dream (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts

Note: Some of the photos below contain graphic imagery. Those who grew up in the United States are likely familiar with the "American dream," the n...

The Silent War in the Cradle of the Mediterranean

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Tens of thousands of migrants have landed on Italian shores so far this year 2014 and the number is expected to soar past the record of 63,000 set in 2011 during the Arab Spring uprisings.

De Blasio Addresses Migration Issue With Vatican Secretary Of State

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — New York City's mayor has paid a call on Pope Francis' top aide to discuss migration issues. During his holiday in Rome, Mayor ...

To Die For

John Feffer | Posted 07.03.2014 | World
John Feffer

Countries exist because people are willing to die for them. It is the unusual quality of nations, shared only by families and tribes, to command such loyalty. The same can't be said of other entities like villages or businesses or trade pacts or continents. Until recently it seemed as if the European Union fell into this latter category as well.

Badass Latina Visual Artist Celebrates Pussy Power in Philly

Tanisha L. Ramirez | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
Tanisha L. Ramirez

It's not every day that you see the f-bomb prominently displayed in an art gallery, but if you're walking into the Iconography of Meaning exhibit at the Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia, you'd better prepared to see the f-word and then some.

It's 5 Minutes to Everything! Why I Love the Country Life

Candace Davis | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Candace Davis

I recently moved from one country town to another and I'm happy as a pig in a peach orchard. But when people discover that I actually chose to move here they can't seem to fathom why. Have we lost that sense of pride in being closer to the land, or do we no longer realize how good we've got it?

WATCH: This Is How You Track A Zebra Migration

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

Keeping track of and monitoring wildlife is a critical part of conservation, but do you ever wonder how exactly scientists are able to do this? If ...

New Jerseyans Move Because of Income Taxes? Fuhgeddaboutit

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Gordon MacInnes

Gov. Christie and his treasurer are standing firm. They say there will be no tax increases to help New Jersey out of its budget crisis. Why? Because, they claim, the wealthiest New Jerseyans may well "get up and walk out" of the state instead of face a tax increase.

Restless Muse On Migrating Birds

Steve Zack | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We are learning of the unbelievable distances birds travel.

An Interview With Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Max Benavidez

Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy's watchdog is at risk.

How Immigration Enforcement Has Changed Since 1993

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Immigration enforcement has changed significantly ever since Congress approved a sweeping immigration bill in 1996, according to a new report. The ...

Record Numbers Of People Risking Death For A Better Life

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

MELILLA, Spain (AP) — They perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill winds whippi...

Why Should We Wake Up Before Dawn in Nebraska?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Nebraska's top tourist attraction, not just marginally topmost but winning by a cornfield-wide margin, is its 500,000 gangly-necked, golden-eyed, scarlet-scalped sandhill cranes.

The Largest Human Rights Movement in the East

John Feffer | Posted 05.03.2014 | World
John Feffer

In East-Central Europe prior to 1989, the faces of the human rights movement were the signatories of Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, the dissident writers in Hungary, the Solidarity trade union leaders in Poland, the renegade Party members in Romania. Roland Jahn doesn't disagree that these were important human rights movements. He was, after all, a part of them.

Returning Migrants and the Michoacán Autodefensas - An Entangled Past, Present, and Future

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 04.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

We cannot yet speak about a new Mexican Revolution, but we can affirm with some certainty that the current uprising in Michoacán is transforming the way the Mexican state relates to its people.

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes Of Migrant Work

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

For those lucky enough to live with or in proximity to their loved ones, it may be hard to remember that many in the world are not afforded the same l...

Migration, Inequality and Development: Why International Cooperation Is Needed

OECD | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
OECD

Migrants are all too often viewed as a problem in destination countries when they can and should be seen as a potential solution to inequality in and between nations.

'To Set Off Is to Die a Little': Who Is Dayani Cristal? by Marc Silver and Gael García Bernal

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Who Is Dayani Cristal? asks important questions about migration, the need for cheap labor in today's consumeristic world and the impossibly high human price of that low cost. It also points a cinematically provocative finger at all the walls that are being built around the world.

Europe Begins at Lampedusa

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The most striking and, in a sense, the most terrible aspect of the interminable tragedy of which Lampedusa has become the symbol is the indifference with which we, the citizens of affluent Europe, are handling it.

The Trail of the Whales: Look How Far We've Come

Doreen Walton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Doreen Walton

We've nearly made it to the end of our journey. My toddler and I have been following the grey whale migration up the west coast of the Americas. I pieced the journey together using public transport, on a tight budget and tight schedule.

Tiny Sensors Reveal Bird's Mind-Bending Migration

| Sid Perkins | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science

Talk about a long flight. The Alpine swift (Tachymarptis melba) can remain on the wing for more than 6 months, a new study suggests. These 20-centimet...

Migrant Girls Can Accelerate Global Development

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

When a girl pursues a higher level of education, it can increase her wages and her ability to delay an early marriage. Migration can also expose girls to new ideas and norms and provide autonomy that would otherwise be inaccessible.

International Youth Day: Migration Can Help Tackle Youth Unemployment But Longer-Term Thinking Required

Jeff Joerres | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Jeff Joerres

Finding decent work is understandably the driving motivation for many of the estimated 27 million young people who make the brave decision to leave family and friends behind and move to another country.

Immigration: If You Build It, They Will Go Around It

Crossover Dreams | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Crossover Dreams

The U.S.-Mexico border runs nearly 2,000 miles, much of it across the Sonora Desert, between a very rich country and a moderately poor one. It can never be completely secured against migration no matter how much it's militarized.