American exchange student shares her life and lessons in Morocco

American exchange student shares her life and lessons in Morocco

Emily Goshey – WNN Opinion (WNN) Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.: Those who travel to Morocco always start with an idea of what life out there will be like. Sometimes romantic visions of exotic, oriental lifestyles lead to false expectations, and in other cases careful preparation and pre-departure research allows for a realistic understanding of what is to […]

INDIA: Women farmers want non-GM heirloom seeds for food security India

INDIA: Women farmers want non-GM heirloom seeds for food security India

Vandana Shiva – WNN Opinion (WNN) Delhi, INDIA: Industrial agriculture is pushing species to extinction through the use of toxic chemicals that kill our bees and butterflies, our earthworms and soil organisms that create soil fertility. Plant and animal varieties are disappearing as monocultures displace biodiversity. Industrial, globalized agriculture is responsible for 40 percent of greenhouse […]

Chinese Americans enrich U.S. perceptions as ‘loyal’ Americans

Chinese Americans enrich U.S. perceptions as ‘loyal’ Americans

Min Zhou – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, U.S.: Last  July 2011, former Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke became the first Chinese American to be appointed US Ambassador to China, after having been nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by Congress. His appointment was truly a history-making event for Asian Americans. As a […]

Cracking through the myth about Muslim men in America

Cracking through the myth about Muslim men in America

Nadia S. Mohammad  – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) New York, N.Y. UNITED STATES: “Terrorist.” “Jihadist.” “Misogynist.” “Brown.” “Bearded.” “Un-American.” These are the terms and images often associated with Muslim men in America. A compilation of autobiographical essays by Muslim American men, All-American: 45 American Muslim Men on Being Muslim, presents a series of personal accounts that […]

UN GENEVA: Women commit to bring peace and security to the MENA region

UN GENEVA: Women commit to bring peace and security to the MENA region

Participants at the WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference – WNN Opinion (WNN) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: At the MENA 1325 conference, hosted by WILPF – Women’s League for Peace and Freedom in Geneva, Switzerland, women came together to share, talk and solve global challenges facing all women […]