Tagged: humanrights

St. Joseph's

The Refugee Church of Amsterdam

At the beginning of this winter, as I prepared for the great journey to North Africa, here in Amsterdam I heard about a group of asylum seekers who were living in a tent camp somewhere in the city. Despite my...

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The Freedom of Baladi Dance with Alexandre Paulikevitch

MP3 Audio [31 MB]DownloadShow URL It was one of those beautiful nights in Beirut were I found myself sitting at a table with new friends sharing stories, teaching each other about the world, and finding humor in unexpected places.  And...
 

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ctrp437 Unspoken Egypt: Violence at Home

MP3 Audio [24 MB]DownloadShow URL The issue of domestic abuse is a huge yet unspoken problem in Egypt.  Despite all the stories of the great social liberation that is taking place on the street when it comes to self-expression and...
 

The Stifling of Dissent and the Legacy of Occupy

The Stifling of Dissent and the Legacy of Occupy

MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL The use of the law to keep people from protesting and assembling did not start with the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.  In fact, for hundreds of years, since the birth of the United...
 

Galvanizing Canadians

Galvanizing Canadians

Galvanize 1. b: to stimulate or excite as if by an electric shock -(merriam-webster) News out of Canada today still lacks in-depth information and examination, but so far what is coming out is that a same sex couple who got married back...

Thailand’s Oppressive Media Law

Thailand’s Oppressive Media Law

It was the summer of 2008 and I was in Bangkok, Thailand, on a then work related trip that left me enough spare time to look around and do some reporting.   My focus included alternative media, and lucky for...