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TESTIMONY: how a mining company mined a society

“THE ONLY THING LEFT TO THE FARMER FAMILIES IN PORCÓN WAS TO COME AND TALK TO US, YOUNG PASTORS AT THAT TIME (…) IT WAS NOVEMBER 1993”. 5,220 more words

Conga

Renewable Minigrids Should Be the End Goal for Rural Poor

Distributed energy solutions, such as rooftop solar, should be the electrification solution for the 1.1 billion people who are not plugged into a national power grid, not just a stopgap measure. 899 more words

Renewable Energy

Obama's "Asia" Pivot

The Obama administration’s foreign policy energies are fully engaged in the Middle East — negotiating the Iran deal, sending Special Operations forces into Iraq, supporting Saudi airstrikes in Yemen, working with the Syrian rebels. 758 more words

Political

GAZA: DESTROYING A PEOPLE

‘There is a great deal of ruin in a nation’, wrote Adam Smith in 1782. It is not so easy to destroy one. The World Bank’s latest Economic Monitoring report on the West Bank and Gaza… 651 more words

Gaza

The Art of Modeling the MUN, to the UN, to the Outside World!

In admiring art, Repentino. finds art and talent defined in a variety of ways.  In seeing MUN in 2015, we also find it refreshing how students take the MUN model and continue to apply the principles outside of The American School Foundation and in their lives as we talk with ASF student, Ana.  1,019 more words

Terrorists Massacre 400, Mostly Women & Kids, in Palmyra, Syria

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Islamic State Terrorists massacre 400 people in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra (modern city of Tadmur, Homs Governorate), mostly women and children, said Syrian state television Sunday, media reported. 175 more words

News Alert

Recommended link: Human Thought Can Change the World

An article by Paul Hanley earlier this week at Bahá’íTeachings.org put me onto an inspiring documentary video by John Liu, Hope in a Changing Climate… 489 more words

Civilisation Building