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Diaspora

Libya declared free, but Gadhafi death questioned

October 29, 2011

Libya’s interim rulers declared the country liberated last Sunday after an 8-month civil war, launching the oil-rich nation on what is meant to be a two-year transition to democracy. But they laid out plans with an Islamist tone that could rattle their Western backers.

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285 Indian girls shed ‘unwanted’ names

October 29, 2011

More than 200 Indian girls whose names mean “unwanted” in Hindi chose new names last week for a fresh start in life. A central Indian district held a renaming ceremony it hopes will give the girls new dignity and help fight widespread gender discrimination that gives India a skewed gender ratio, with far more boys than girls.

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Libya’s Gaddafi caught hiding like a “rat”

October 23, 2011

Shortly before dawn prayers on Thursday, Gaddafi surrounded by a few dozen loyal bodyguards and accompanied by the head of his now non-existent army Abu Bakr Younis Jabr broke out of the two-month siege of Sirte and made a break for the west.

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Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf, Gbowee win Nobel Peace Prize

October 14, 2011

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and democratic activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their work on women’s rights, which the prize committee described as fundamental to the spread of peace around the world.

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Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai is dead at 71

October 2, 2011

Wangari Maathai, the first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died after a long struggle with cancer, the environmental organization she founded stated last Monday. She was 71. Kenya’s most recognizable woman, Maathai won the Nobel in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism

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Civil rights and art in New Hampshire: Three stories

October 2, 2011

Three New Hampshire-ites,” important in the history of civil rights and of art, were interviewed in Portsmouth recently by journalist and Aesthetic Realism Associate Alice Bernstein. They are Valerie Cunningham, Dr. Arthur L. Hilson and Rebecca Ronstadt

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Philadelphia reflections of 9/11

September 8, 2011

No one can forget the day when America was frozen in place watching the Twin Towers collapse and the Pentagon explode. Still haunting Americans today are the memories of September 11th, 2001. The attacks of that day in history aroused many feelings of fear, sorrow, and hope…

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A Memorable Memorial

September 4, 2011

It was a week that began with an earthquake, and ended with a hurricane and tornadoes in some places. But in the end, the memorial honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington was celebrated by hundreds of people from around the country.

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Gadhafi vows no surrender in Libya

September 4, 2011

Moammar Gadhafi warned from hiding Thursday that tribes loyal to him were well-armed and preparing for battle, hours after rebels hoping for a peaceful surrender extended the deadline for loyalist forces to give up in the longtime Libyan leader’s hometown.

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