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Israeli Intelligence Official's Daughter Jailed for Refusing Military Service

My name is Omer Goldman. I am 19 years old. I am one of the Shministim. I need your help.
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An Israeli Conscript's Mother Speaks Out

It's hard to believe that people all around the world are learning about my 19-year-old son Yuval. I know that I'm proud of him. I just never expected the world to be proud of him. As I write this, Yuval's in jail, serving his second term. We don't know how or when this will end.
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India's Challenge after Mumbai 26/11: Don't Repeat America's Mistakes

After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit the same mistakes as the United States in its war on terror.
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Burma's Untold Suffering

Soldiers entering villages and killing people on sight. Landmines blowing pregnant women to smithereens. There's no way this is really going on. The world would never tolerate this.
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'Veggie Delite': Tomato Pickers Win Wage Increase from Subway

As the third largest fast-food chain in the world adds its name to a growing list of giants to deliver wage increases and working condition i
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World AIDS Day: Mourning, Celebration, and Rededication

Yesterday our nation and world commemorated the 20th global observance of World AIDS Day.
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Ethnic Cleansing in Orissa: India's Persecuted Christians

In India, the world's largest democracy, millions applauded the recent U.S.
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Sacred Pilgrimages to the School of the Americas and El Salvador

Last spring, I made a pilgrimage to rural El Salvador to learn about the violence that had occurred there during the U.S-supported Salvadoran Civil War. The journey became a sacred one for me my first evening there, in the home of my host Florinda.
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Signs that SOA/WHINSEC is Losing its Grip on Latin America

This weekend, an estimated 30,000 people will meet in protest at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, to close the School of the Americas.
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Obama's Promise to Close Guantanamo and the Value of Your Vote

President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being elected, promised to close Guantanamo Bay.
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