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Remembering the legacy of war

I walked the perimeter of a small rice paddy, surrounded by a few simple houses and groupings of gravestones. The plaques nearby list the names of people who died there, but no one is exactly sure who ended up in which mass grave. Most haunting was the cement-covered path, now imprinted with the steps of…

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Urge diplomacy with North Korea, not war

Tell President Trump to stop escalating threats against North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). Background: In recent days the threats between the U.S. and North Korea have grown extremely worrisome, with President Trump threatening “fire and fury,” saying that U.S. military “solutions” are “locked and loaded” and North Korea threatening to launch a missile towards Guam.…

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Urge Congress to support a robust foreign assistance budget

Action: Urge Congress to support a robust foreign assistance budget Background: There are ongoing global crises, including an unprecedented 65.6 million people forcefully displaced from their homes by conflict, persecution and natural disaster. Globally, about 815 million people are hungry and undernourished. On February 12, the president released a budget request for fiscal year 2019 that proposes a drastic…

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