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Why Is the World Abandoning South Sudan?

World Vision | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact
World Vision

Along with horrific violence making humanitarian access difficult, the political instability is threatening South Sudan's harvest season, so the real fear is hunger.

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Are Brazil's Police Reformable?

Robert Muggah | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

There are signs that Brazil's already hyper-militarized culture of public security provision is becoming even more securitized. Nowhere are the risks more evident than in Rio de Janeiro where 4,000 federal forces were deployed this month to occupy the city´s most violent favelas, including Maré.

Syria: High-Priced Economic Card for Iran?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Although the Syrian government and leaders of Hezbollah are offering differing signals from the Islamic Republic, Iranian leaders view the situation from another prism.

Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: A Meditation of Life in Exile

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

For years I've had this dream: Sometimes I'm a bird, other times I'm fully human. Always it's a dive into the ocean. Bird, me as a child, as an adult -- no matter, in the dream, it's straight to the bottom I go. With bloody fingers, with a scratched beak, I try to excavate, to retrieve something hard to see.

What Afghanistan's Relatively Peaceful Election Tells Us About the Taliban

Michael Kugelman | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Michael Kugelman

It was a very pleasant and peaceful surprise. After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that Saturday's Afghan election would be a very bloody one. But did the Taliban hold back so as not to delegitimize itself?

Marijuana Legalization Could Cut Violent Crime

The 420 Times | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Despite police fears that legal marijuana businesses attract crime, including under-the-table drug dealing, weapons violations and robberies, a new study says the opposite might be the case.

Ukraine Crisis Bolstering Iran-Russia-China Axis

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

The tensions between Russia and the West have further ratcheted up this week since the Crimean Peninsula's local government called for a referendum to secede from Ukraine. The current standoff between the West and Moscow concerning Ukraine might be viewed as the gravest instance of tension in the post-Cold War era.

Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

Zondra Hughes | Posted 03.24.2014 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Social media teaches us that there is no buffer between what people do in their daily lives and what is put online. However, parents must see the bigger picture, and opt not to publicly shame their children on social media.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

ReThink Review: Divergent -- Just Be Yourself, Even in Dystopia

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Maybe there's enough dystopian teen book/movie money to go around, but not for a movie as nonsensical, poorly written, and dull as Divergent, which clocks in at a punishing, baffling 140 minutes.

Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

One Armed Man Is a Triumph in Its Medium, If Overlooked

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Tereshchuk

One Armed Man's denouement, almost inevitable in its explosion of violence, nevertheless left the Austin audience stunned and -- more than a touch -- ethically wrongfooted.

A Purim Call to Support the International Violence Against Women Act

Rabbi Toba Spitzer | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Congress needs to hear from us, to know that as American citizens we support our government's efforts to halt violence against women. It is imperative that we write, email, tweet, call or visit our members of Congress and urge them to sign on.

The Leading Edge of Peace: Our Evolutionary Path Forward

Matthew Albracht | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Matthew Albracht

If this burgeoning field of peacebuilding is to reach full potential, we must help catalyze and galvanize a movement behind it and create much stronger systems and infrastructure to support it.

Violent Lyrics: What Is the Impact of Music?

Peak Johnson | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Peak Johnson

Mont Brown and Pace-O Beats of The Astronauts drive through Southwest Philadelphia, anxious to start their tour of their old neighborhood -- near 54th...

On the Third Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising

Wendy Pearlman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Wendy Pearlman

Given the appalling violence in Syria -- leaving at least 130,000 dead, some 9 million displaced, and 9.3 million in need of humanitarian aid -- it is urgent for the international community to take action to save lives and relieve suffering.

Violence Against Women Lurks Everywhere!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

On the occasion of International Women's Day, which was celebrated March 8th, it is sad that violence against women and children still lurks in the developed countries.

When Women Succeed, the World Succeeds

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Today, women around the world are marking International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women, while focusing attention on the many things we still need to do to achieve equality for women and girls.

From Bedroom to Boardroom - So Normal is Violence!

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Edit Schlaffer

Just in time for International Women's Day, we are hearing alarming news about violence against women. But this time the message does not come from those areas of the world that suffer under the dictates of terrorizing, patriarchal regimes -- but from the most enlightened regions of Europe, beacons of applied gender inclusion.

Spike Is Right! Crooked Landlords Terrorize Brooklyn Tenants (Pt 1)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

This development has brought incredible resources to the area, but the rent-regulated homes of Williamsburg are being systematically and violently dismantled by crooked landlords.

Should You Call the Police on Your Own Kids?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My daughter told me that she thinks that my husband is a lunatic. My husband tells me that our daughter is a brat. I don't know where to turn.

Why the Symbolic Lynching at Ole Miss Matters

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Today's guest post was written by tonya thames taylor. The most recent transgression at the University of Mississippi, affectionately called "Ole Mi...

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Don't Give Men Guns

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women
Gina Barreca

Women will be able to buy and own guns but not be permitted to share them with our male counterparts. Why? Because it's clear that men don't know how to handle weapons.