Jimmy Carter

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Sep 12th, 2013
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By Seyoum Tesfaye   Atlanta, Georgia, USA   The president of a given nation addresses the people to report the overall health of the nation: A summary health report outlining the main challenges and the results (progress and failures) from last year. Most countries deploy some form of yearl...
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Sep 2nd, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech for the ages from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. A quarter of a million people stood in rapt attention and listened to that speech. It was the crowning moment of the March on Washington for ...
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Aug 19th, 2013
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In his 1981 farewell speech, President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.” In a New York Times op-ed piece in June 2012, Carter cautioned, “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, ...
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Mar 19th, 2013
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When a 23-year-old woman was raped and tortured to death in Delhi, the case captured the attention of the world. Two months later, a 17-year-old girl was raped and tortured to death near Cape Town in an eerily similar case, but hardly anyone noticed. In both cases, the women were gang raped, mutilate...
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Mar 1st, 2013
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While tensions between local ethnic groups occasionally surface during election season, international observers are optimistic about a peaceful election in Kenya. The Carter Center, the human rights organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter, said it has found Kenya’s election season to be...
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Oct 30th, 2012
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By Danny Glover, FPIF I had the privilege of traveling to Venezuela and witnessing the country’s October 7 presidential election and watching the South American country’s extraordinarily active and engaged citizenry in action. An impressive 81 percent of the electorate participated in a transparent a...
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Aug 1st, 2012
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David Solway Barring unforeseen and unlikely circumstances—the bite of economic sanctions, another popular revolt, a change of heart on the part of the mullahs, a weakening of Western and especially Israeli resolve—it is at least imaginable that Iran will be attacked before the American election in N...
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May 27th, 2012
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The Muslim Brotherhood may seek to modify, but will not destroy, Egypt’s 33-year-old peace treaty with Israel, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Saturday. Carter, 87, was speaking after initial vote tallies put the Brotherhood’s candidate ahead in the first round of Egypt’s...
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Apr 24th, 2012
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Cairo – Egyptian authorities have denied permission to eight US-based nonprofit groups to operate locally, including a centre headed by former American president Jimmy Carter that monitors elections, a ministry official said on Monday. The Social Affairs Ministry official said the licenses were...
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Feb 20th, 2012
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Bruce Thornton Thirty years ago, after Jimmy Carter’s disastrous attempt to rescue the embassy hostages in Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini warned, “Carter still has not comprehended what kind of people he is facing and what school of thought he is playing with. Our people is the people of blood and our ...