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Indigenous People’s Day, Malala, and Truth

Indigenous People's Day falling on the 5th anniversary of Malala surviving being shot by the Taliban this year has led Lindsey Paris-Lopez to consider how powerful men attempted to create and control their cultural narrative through silencing victims. But the transition from Columbus to Indigenous People's Day and Malala's survival represent the triumph of truth over lies. Will we let the truth set us free from the myths we make at the expense of our victims as well?

From Afghanistan to My Mother and the Child in Everyone

When the United States dropped the "Mother of All Bombs" on Afghanistan, Dr. Hakim knew he had to speak out. In a letter to his own mother, he speaks of the abnormality of war and the hope for peace in the people of Afghanistan, particularly the Afghan Peace Volunteers. Though the nonviolent majority is "illiterate in nonviolence," Dr. Hakim and APV are transforming that illiteracy by teaching and living peace, so one day the whole world will say "Enough!" to war.