Category Refugee

Trump’s Strategic Blunders and Fancy Words Challenges American Foreign Footprint Abroad

“I think the longer term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people,” said Rex Tillerson at a joint conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevut Cavusoglu. “You pick and choose your battles and when we’re looking at this, it’s about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there […]

Embracing #PorteOuverte and Refusing Hate

It has happened again. Another tragedy, another group of innocent lives lost. And once again we are faced with a moment of being able to rise above and stretch our arms out to the vulnerable populations running for their lives from the very people who have struck at the heart of Europe. We have a chance […]

The Forgotten

How the language of politics and pressure for high TV ratings fails the vulnerable and oppressed. Hidden beneath the 24/7 daily news reels and reality show comparisons of American politics and the culture and social wars taking place between the Dems and GOP, the plight of those abroad has often been conveniently forgotten or whittled […]

Sexual Violence as Weapon of War: The ISIS Brand

Uncharted territory, gender fluidity, new positions and places or perhaps a well-rehearsed routine that still manages to bring each partner to the brink of orgasm. Sex can be all things wonderful and transformative. It can be intimate, a sacred bond between two people or a BDSM contract for the more adventurous at heart. It can be an everyday […]

The Consequence of Complacency, the Lost Boys and Girls of Syria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) just released an alarming report indicating that the number of Syrians who have fled their ravaged country just passed 4 million. This doesn’t take into account the additional 7.6 estimated million internally displaced within Syria still at risk for political, social, and religious persecution by the Assad […]

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