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January 20, 2009

From Afghanistan: Open Letter to the President of the United States of America

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Contributed to Afghan Press by Afghanistan’s Students’ Movement: Dear Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, We, members of the “Afghanistan’s Students Movement” congratulate you for your success in the Presidential elections of the United States of America, which we consider a sign...

November 18, 2008

Should we question Obama, or Israel?

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I have a hard time believing that every single U.S President is sincerely passionate about Israel to the point of putting the country’s interests ahead of its own. This entire region continues to boom with support for Obama, and I wouldn’t call it blind support. I would call it hope, som...

November 3, 2008

U.S election madness: 1 day

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I and many others have been following the campaign for U.S presidency religiously, despite it being so stressful and sometimes depressing. It is our responsibility to be aware, not only because this is such a historical event, but also because the result will very likely determine whether or not the...

October 14, 2008

Podcast: Latest teleconference with American students

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Cross-posted from our podcasting site: We were extremely excited to be doing this again. I love it that today we live in a world where with just a few clicks you can connect yourself with people and hear their views or express your own without having to worry about the geographical limitations. For ...

October 8, 2008

Skype teleconference with American students

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It’s that time again! Frequent readers of this site know that we occassionally have teleconferences with American high school students [Listen to Session I here and Session II here.] This is a great educational experience, and we’re glad to be doing it again. It will take place this Thur...

September 23, 2008

What would you tell an American voter?

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This post was contributed to Mideast Youth by Sadaf Siddique, Project Manager of Dear American Voter. While only Americans have the right to vote in the upcoming US presidential elections, the rest of the world is closely watching who will become the next leader of the world. What is your message...

September 20, 2008

Omar Khadr turns 22 in Guantanamo Bay

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Tomorrow (Sept 19) Omar turns 22. There’s really not much news about his status and there has yet to be a follow up response from the Canadian government, whose members continue to ignore the case and seemingly refusing to take this matter into their own hands. Over 7 years in prison now and c...

September 15, 2008

Sarah Palin will grill our butts

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It is hard to imagine the amount of damage that we would have to suffer through if McCain wins. An incredibly inconsiderate, disrespectful and ignorant person would be a heartbeat away from the U.S presidency: Sarah Palin. If you truly want to understand what this person has to offer in terms of awa...

August 26, 2008

The world demands to know what the U.S government did to Aafia Siddiqui

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More than 5 years ago, Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neurologist and mother of three was accused without evidence by the U.S government to have links with Al Qaeda (don’t we all?) Since 9/11 her life and the lives of many innocent Arabs, Muslims, Afghans and Pakistanis within the USA changed fo...

July 29, 2008

When the U.S government has the “right” to torture minors

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The current U.S government, and any of its sympathisers, should never preach democracy and human rights for as long as the despicable and unjust Guantanamo Bay prison is still in operation. Torturing mere suspects is a severe crime, especially if they are not even allowed a fair trial, regardless of...