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Come hitch a ride and ‘Fly Over Egypt’

This one goes out to the artists, the human rights advocates and the hybrids among us. Amidst the struggle, it feels a little bit like hope. “Fly Over Egypt” is from The Narcicyst, aka Yassin Alsalman, a Montreal-based author, actor and hip-hop artist, raised by Iranian parents in Dubai. The man is on a mission to […]

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‘Light in the Darkness’ makes PBS premiere

In 2008, the Long Island town of Patchogue, N.Y., endured a series of attacks against its Latino residents that escalated to the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant and 13-year resident of the village. “Not in our Town: Light in the Darkness” follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, Marcelo’s brother Joselo Lucero and their Patchogue neighbors […]

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Voices of Hunger Strike call for action, solidarity

With the most recent Darfur Fast for Life just wrapping up, we wanted to bring you statements from those who fasted in front of the White House You can view interviews, one representing each hour of the fast, on the YouTube Channel, SudanUnlimited. Following the fast, the Peace in Sudan Rally is being held until 3 […]

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As independence rings in South Sudan, Sudanese Mainers join in celebrating momentous July 9

Saturday, a new country will be born in South Sudan. In today’s video from the Enough Project, we glimpse heightened emotions among the Sudanese people. While violence along the border has marred the build-up to this historic day, individuals who have lived through decades of war are voicing refrains of peace and of hope. Here […]

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PBS airs ‘Pushing the Elephant,’ 10 p.m. tonight

How do we begin to understand the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has taken 5.4 million lives since 1998?* For filmmakers Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, it begins with the story of a mother and daughter, and their converging paths through survival and forgiveness. “Pushing the Elephant” airs on PBS’ Independent Lens […]

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