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How to Read About Yemen

If you are an American it is likely the most you know about Yemen is that it has some starving children and people sick from cholera, and something about supplies being blocked. It's more than that. And yes, the US has a hand in it. Just as the US and the...

Nobel Laureates Call for Mediation in Catalonia

In a letter published on the Nobel Women's Initiative web site, the laureates on Monday expressed their support for mediation to solve the conflict in Catalonia, calling for "a peaceful resolution of the current stand-off between the Spanish government and...

Tawakkol Karman: Suffering Must End in Yemen

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman said the world is turning a blind eye to the plight of millions of people suffering in her war-torn nation plagued by hunger and disease. Yemen has been torn apart by a...

The Rohingya Crisis

Burma and the Rohingya

As we launch a new site and new blog, it's appropriate that we start with the issue that is on the minds of everyone who works in human rights or who works with the Nobel laureates -- the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Burma (Myanmar) and the failure to act on...

Yunus Op Ed on Myanmar:

Bangladeshi economist and 2006 Nobel Peace prize winner Dr Muhammad Yunus calls on fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to choose the path of peace. Reprinted from UAE's The National.      A few miles away from the village in...

Guardian: Massacre at Tula Toli

It was the fast-flowing river that doomed the inhabitants of Tula Toli. Snaking around the remote village on three sides, the treacherous waters allowed Burmese soldiers to corner and hold people on the river’s sandy banks. Some were shot on the spot....

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Music Video: The Killers do the UDHR

Music Video: The Killers do the UDHR In 2009, archive.thecommunity.com did a photo shoot and ran a series of billboards for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the greater Los Angeles area. The photo shoots were so much fun, and the room so alive with the...

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