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August 01, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins At times in history, this American experiment has been vigorously tested; our aspirational values have been thrust against the stark realities of fear and intolerance. Veteran...
August 01, 2016
Social Worker
When I run, I think a lot about the brave refugee men, women, and children I meet through my job as a social worker at Human Rights First. I think about the dangers they faced in their home countries...
August 01, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
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Simmering tensions in Germany have reached a boiling point, manifesting in violent attacks from various directions. Two weeks ago I was traveling to Berlin and Dresden for a policy study Human Rights...
July 29, 2016
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Pride season began in June, and over the past two months lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in cities and nations across the world have celebrated diversity, equality...
July 29, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins Vets for American Ideals leader Emir Hazdic wasn’t the only veteran to speak up against former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich’s recent anti-Muslim comments—...
July 29, 2016
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By Stephen Chukwumah Human rights activists around the world are boldly demanding equality for everyone. They have pushed for the recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people from governments,...
July 29, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins Anti-Muslim rhetoric has been on the rise in 2016. Politicians, media talking heads, and other public figures have called Muslims dangerous, misrepresented Islam, and proposed...
July 28, 2016
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By Zahava Moerdler Rather than tightening laws and restricting freedoms in the name of fighting terror, French President Francois Hollande insists that unity is more important. France has...
July 28, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins Hours after the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, on July 14th, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich declared, “Western civilization is in a war. We...
July 27, 2016
Associate, National Security
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Given the antics of last week’s pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 proceedings in the military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the regular delays and consistent dysfunction of the...

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