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Culture dinner sells out; nationality booths added

by Sneha Pradhan The Wartburg Trumpet March 20, 2007 Wartburg celebrated Culture Week with the theme “The world comes to Wartburg” this year. The main event featured cuisines, cultural exhibits and performances by international students from more than 30 countries. The exhibits showcased 25 countries and the performances included traditional ...

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"Was I a good American?"

Hi Everyone, I came across this opinion piece in the Guardian a few days ago. The author makes a great point about how easy it is to get wrapped up in day-to-day life and lose sight of (or ignore) bigger issues. She says she can now sympathize with the "good ...

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Saving the Human Rights Council from Itself

by Una Hardester, Senior Political Analyst at Americans for Informed Democracy The Internationalist March 18, 2007 The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has had a terrible first year. Inexcusably, it has not condemned the government of Sudan for its support of —and participation in— atrocities in Darfur, nor has it ...

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Gee, I Guess Women's Equality Isn't So Scary

Cheers for Spain! Yesterday, the Spanish Parliament passed a women’s equality law aimed at helping women overcome pervasive sexual prejudice in the workforce and in politics. From the Houston Chronicle: March 15, 2007,  9:56PM Spanish parliament passes women’s equality law Prime minister says passing bill will transform society for better  ...

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Students React to Darfur Genocide

by Molly OToole Cornell Daily Sun March 13 2007 When searching Cornell’s web pages for information on “student activism” one gets numerous results: the first mentions Day Hall takeovers in the ’60s organized in protest of the Vietnam War and Civil Rights, the second refers to demonstrations in the ’90s ...

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Activist Decries Genocide in Sudan

by Molly OToole Cornell Daily Sun March 12, 2007 “It is a great pleasure to be visiting Cornell,” began Peter Takirambudde, executive director for the African Division of Human Rights Watch, during his lecture “Darfur: Crisis and Challenges” last Friday. “Normally I get to talk with politicians and business types, ...

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Panel to shed light on human trafficking

by Staff Writer MTSU Sidelines March 12, 2007 An open panel discussion on human trafficking and the sex slave trade will take place March 21 at 6 p.m. in room 108 of the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building. Amber Beckham of the Network of Emergency Trafficking Services (NETS), Elena Dering, an independent ...

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