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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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UMA hosts ‘Stopping Genocide in Sudan,’ Feb. 9

Speaker and advocate, El-Fadel Arbab will present “Saying ‘Never Again’ is Never Enough: Stopping Genocide in Darfur,” at noon on Wed., Feb. 9, at the Michael Klahr Holocaust Education Resource Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). The event is part of UMA’s Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies Program 2010-2011 […]

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Kouddous gives voice to individual Egyptians

Some of the most remarkable video coverage of Egypt is coming from Democracy Now! Senior Producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Producer Hany Massoud. With increased violence against journalists forcing a limit on coverage, sometimes to anonymous wide shots, Kouddous’ team has been highlighting the voices of individual Egyptians from Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Perhaps what helps […]

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Another snowstorm, another Voice Project blessing

A happy coincidence with the latest dose of winter weather — arriving in tandem with the storm today was another strong installment from the Voice Project I couldn’t resist sharing this cover of Radiohead’s “Everything in its Right Place,” performed by cellist Joshua Roman and DJ Spooky, a composer, multimedia artist and writer also known as […]

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Latest from the Voice Project lightens a snowy day

Buried under more than a foot of snow here in midcoast Maine, I found a perfect soundtrack for the day in the latest episode from the Voice Project. Snow was just beginning to fall in Walton, N.Y., as JBM recorded this wrap-you-in-a-fuzzy-blanket cover of “Carolina” by M. Ward. If you enjoy the episode, do pass it […]

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