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Muhammad Ali — Saved By The Bell

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Muhammad Ali — Saved By The Bell

Crest Mountain Press celebrates this 4th of July with a new book about Muhammad Ali and his support for Vietnam POWs/MIAs. Saved By The Bell, a new book about Muhammad Ali championing the cause of freedom for American POW families, tells the story of POWS left behind and forgotten after the Vietnam War. It is [...]

Muslim Democrat Prize Goes to Tunisia’s Nahdha Bloc

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Muslim Democrat Prize Goes to Tunisia’s Nahdha Bloc

The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) has bestowed its 2014 Muslim Democrat of the Year Award to the Nahdha Bloc in the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA). During its 15th Annual Conference, CSID president Dr. Radwan Masmoudi announced to the Nahdha Bloc leader, Mr. Sahbi Atig, that the prize was awarded [...]

White House Celebrates Maker Faire with #NationOfMakers

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White House Celebrates Maker Faire with #NationOfMakers

The first-ever White House Maker Faire is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 18. In addition to the Maker Faire, June 18 will also be a nationwide Day of Making, where communities across America will share and celebrate their involvement in the Maker Movement. The Maker Faire celebration is encouraging others to use the [...]

Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Receive Democracy Award

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Receive Democracy Award

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor Venezuelan opposition leader and Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado with its 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. Machado has been the target of numerous accusations by the Venezuelan government and death threats since calling on citizens to publicly demonstrate against President Nicolas Maduro. Upon traveling to Washington, [...]

What Should be the U.S. Policy on Human Rights?

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What Should be the U.S. Policy on Human Rights?

In a new survey nearly two-thirds of Americans say human rights should be a central feature of U.S. foreign policy. When it comes to the United States being the “world’s policeman” there are certain things that can trigger the U.S. getting involved in another country. In the not-too-distant past, the stories about what might be [...]

Meet the Uneducated Education Minister of India

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Meet the Uneducated Education Minister of India

The decision of the government to appoint an incapable education minister will certainly send a wrong message among the Indian masses. By Rakesh Raman The chattering classes in India went into a sudden state of shock and disbelief last week when they heard that an uneducated female – Smriti Irani – has managed to become [...]

BJP to Muslims: When in India, Do as the Hindus Do

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BJP to Muslims: When in India, Do as the Hindus Do

Going by the BJP’s interpretation of Hinduism as a way of life, the writing on the wall is very clear for Muslims: When in India, Do as the Hindus Do. By Rakesh Raman In every election in India, Indian voters think they vote to elect a good political candidate over a bad one. But actually [...]

My Urgent Message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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My Urgent Message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

To Mr. Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India New Delhi From: Rakesh Raman Dear Mr. Modi, I am an ordinary man of your country. I have come to know from unreliable sources that you are a man with a great vision. You can provide the right governance to all citizens of India. You can achieve [...]

Stripping Putin Impersonator Accepts Webby Award for LGBTQ Rights

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Stripping Putin Impersonator Accepts Webby Award for LGBTQ Rights

Leading advertising agency M&C Saatchi NY hired a Vladimir Putin impersonator to strip down to rainbow skivvies and accept the People’s Voice Award for Social Urban & City Innovation for #VirtualPride at the 18th Annual Webby Awards. It was announced Tuesday, May 20. The Putin impersonator entered the stage in a tear-away suit, revealing a [...]

Speak Up Campaign to Prevent Violence

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Speak Up Campaign to Prevent Violence

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has launched a new public awareness campaign in concert with National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 7-11. The campaign, called Speak Up, educates students about the important roles they can play in preventing violence. It includes public service announcements (PSAs), posters and poster contests, interactive BuzzFeed-style quizzes, pledge [...]

Russia Reacts with Sanctions against the West [VIDEO]

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Russia Reacts with Sanctions against the West [VIDEO]

In a step, which is considered only a retaliation to the Western stand against Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, Russia has decided to impose similar sanctions against the West. The U.S. and European Union (EU) has punished Russia by imposing visa bans – among other measures – on Russian officials and those close to [...]

Campaign Highlights Argentina’s Contempt for U.S. Courts

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Campaign Highlights Argentina’s Contempt for U.S. Courts

The America Task Force Argentina (ATFA) released an ad Wednesday showing “Argentina’s ongoing, massive violations of U.S. and international law.” The ad specifically depicts the February 2013 incident in which Argentina told a panel of U.S. Court of Appeals judges that it would disregard orders from that court. According to ATFA, the courtroom exchange was [...]

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