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A child looks out the door window from the room he is staying in at the Brownsville, Texas port of entry. Photo by Eduardo Perez, US Customs and Border Protection website.
A child looks out the door window from the room he is staying in at the Brownsville, Texas port of entry. Photo by Eduardo Perez, US Customs and Border Protection website.


US Border Crisis: Emergency Budget Request Misses Mark – Analysis

By David Inserra President Obama recently requested $4.3 billion in emergency funding, with $3.7 billion to deal with the immigration crisis at the border. While there may be a need for extra funding to handle the influx of unaccompanied minor children (UAC) and families, this does not mean that Congress needs to break the Budget […]

Areas controlled and claimed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria as of July 19, 2014. Source Wikipedia Commons.
Areas controlled and claimed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria as of July 19, 2014. Source Wikipedia Commons.


Life Under ISIL Caliphate: Commandeering, Looting Homes

By Hassan al-Obaidi The “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) declared a so-called “Islamic caliphate” in northern Syria and eastern Iraq on June 10th, 2014. In this special series, people from all walks of life speak to Mawtani about the hardships of life under ISIL and how they will ensure it does not […]

Rustom Ali, a cobbler in Kabul, Photo credit: Abdulhai Safarali
Rustom Ali, a cobbler in Kabul, Photo credit: Abdulhai Safarali


Jobless Kabul And The Works Of War

By Kathy Kelly Last week, here in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteers welcomed activist Carmen Trotta, from New York, who has lived in close community with impoverished people in his city for the past 25 years, serving meals, sharing housing, and offering hospitality to the best of his ability. Put simply and in its own […]