December 25, 2012
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In many ways, 2011 was a year when the people finally had their say. From Cairo to Wall Street, throngs of frustrated yet invigorated civilians poured into the streets and took their societies’ futures into their own hands. Though unpredictable, these movements grabbed the world’s attention, and helped remind us that great change comes most often through the courageous actions of ordinary people.
In 2012, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to learn the necessary lessons from these movements, and to apply them to some of the world’s most pressing problems. There is no better place to start than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, where for too long global attention has been exclusively focused on obstacles at the top, rather than breakthroughs at the bottom.
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March 12, 2012
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Syrians in the devastated city of Homs have described the harrowing moment that government forces rounded up whole families, divided the children from their mothers and then burned them alive.
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