December 17, 2012
It *is* about guns. It is about having access to weapons of war. If guns were as inaccessible as mental health care services, tragedies like the Newtown massacre could be prevented.
November 22, 2012
We live in difficult times - sure, there are fewer wars today then they're used to be, but there is growing inequality and protracted, low-level conflict all over the world. Poverty and exclusion, injustice and pain.
November 15, 2012
A simple yet particularly profound graphic shared by the always insightful Daniel Solomon on Facebook this morning:
September 11, 2012
In the past week, two New Yorker features have caught my eye, and I thought I’d share them here. The first is about Bill Clinton’s epic speech at the Democratic National Convention, and how WJC doesn’t just read the teleprompter, he converses with it. The article is replete with quotes comparing the official speech to […]
June 29, 2012
My friend Omar Mullick is in the process of finishing the making of what is shaping up to be a fantastic film. “These Birds Walk” is a “portrait of contemporary Pakistan is created through the eyes of an ambulance driver and a runaway boy who call a dying humanitarian and his struggling organization home.”
February 24, 2012
Unless the international community is able to bring the Syrian National Council and the regime to a negotiating table, I don't see how this conflict gets resolved. I hope that this happens, because I don't know how many more videos such as the one below we can tolerate before we decide that, as a global community, we are unable to protect our most vulnerable, that we are powerless in the face of injustice and oppression.
December 22, 2011
...That could be the title of a new 3-part BBC podcast, "The Truth About NGOs". This documentary explores whether and how should NGOs be politically involved, as well as the consequences of having a large international NGO sector in a developing country. The first episode begins with a focus on Malawi, and how the LGBT rights movement has been buoyed by NGOs and their foreign donors.