Free copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in American hotels

On December 10, we commemorate Human Rights Day: the anniversary of the day in 1948 when the nation members of the United Nations ...
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    Support Our Diplomats bumper stickers & celebrations

    It’s a classic American tradition to honor the valor of U.S. military service-members who risk their lives on the ...
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      How to get more women involved in UN peacekeeping operations

      In a watershed moment, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution in 2000 urging the greater participation of women in ...
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        To curb human trafficking, clean up the foreign labor recruitment process

        This summer, a new law went into effect in California that protects international workers from human trafficking and abuse by ...
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          Send more American students to study abroad

          Given the increasing interdependence of nations and complexity of America’s role in an interconnected world, it’s more ...
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            If a corporate deserter doesn’t want to pay US taxes, don’t let it buy US elections

            As far as lucrative business practices go, one clever gimmick is an increasingly popular one: the “corporate inversion,” in ...
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              Launch a new “Media Beacon Project” to counter misleading portrayals of American Muslims

              Anti-Muslim sentiment and bigotry are soaring to frightening levels in America, along with harassment, bullying, and death threats ...
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                Stop special perks like U.S. Embassy parties for corporate deserters

                U.S. multinational companies that simply changed their addresses on file, just to dodge taxes to Uncle Sam, are still enjoying various ...
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                  Make zero food waste a national priority

                  The United States as a country is so awash in abundance that we use 10 percent of the total national energy budget to bring food from ...
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                    Talk to an American Muslim over free donuts & coffee

                    After the recent surges in bigoted attacks on American Muslims, Mona Haydar and her husband Sebastian Robins responded in a ...
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                      Global treaty to help save antibiotic medicines from becoming useless against disease

                      We overuse antibiotic medicines to our peril. The problem is that as the microbes make copies of themselves, then copies of copies, ...
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                        The right to know if global companies are profiting off human rights abuses in their supply chains

                        Modern day slavery, sex trafficking, and forced child labor aren’t just festering in the shadows in far-flung locales. These ...
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                          Children are taking climate change to the courts

                          The judiciary is familiar battleground for veteran climate activists, but today, it’s kids who are pioneering a new strategy in ...
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                            Panama Papers: The Response

                            By now, chances are that readers of this website have heard of the Panama Papers. So let’s get right to the point: what should be ...
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                              Why Norwegian parents send their kids to simulated refugee camps

                              For the refugees worldwide who’ve fled their home countries due to war and persecution, life in a refugee camp is often brutally ...
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                                Fund a Veterans Trust Fund before the war’s aftermath

                                For America’s elected leaders, the warnings of history loom over one of the most important decisions they can ever make: we must ...
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                                  “If you have nothing to hide, show us your email passwords”

                                  The Apple vs. FBI drama is in the national headlines, which means so are the issues it raises around democratic governance, civil ...
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                                    Translate the great American thinkers like Thomas Jefferson into Arabic

                                    Decades ago, people stopping by in a bookstore or public library in Amman, Jordan, or Istanbul, Turkey, wouldn’t have been ...
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                                      Awesome way to tackle a bunch of problems at the same time: cell phones waste, global poverty, climate change

                                      Summary The global community faces a challenge: how do we lift developing nations out of poverty while avoiding the greenhouse ...
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                                        The European Union should refuse to admit climate denier Americans

                                        Climate change is fact. The scientific consensus. The settled understanding of reality that should be assumed during the search for ...
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                                          Push American companies overseas to adopt a Code of Conduct for gender equality

                                          For women around the world, discrimination and hardship based alone on their identity as women is a daily reality that’s ...
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                                            To crack down on tax evasion by wealthy investors, create an international register of who owns which financial securities

                                            Secrecy allows tax-dodging by super wealthy investors to fester around the world. Here’s one idea from economist Gabriel Zucman ...
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                                              Require the US Government to look hard at the human costs of war—the impact on local populations

                                              Despite the horrific impact of war, the U.S. Government does not systematically look at how the use of U.S. military force affects ...
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                                                An international climate club: to give ourselves bigger sticks to combat climate change

                                                To prevent global climate catastrophe, humanity needs bigger “sticks” to curb carbon pollution. But how can we enact the ...
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                                                  To spark interest in civil liberties, put up mystery surveillance cams

                                                  Here’s a creative way to spark more public curiosity and concern about mass surveillance and civil liberties: put up mysterious ...
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                                                    50% discount for Arabs & Jews dining together

                                                    One family-style restaurant in Israel is inviting Arabs and Jews to eat together there—and offering them a 50% discount on creamy ...
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