Tag Archive: Amnesty International

Jan 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar: 10 Years Later

Almost 10 years ago, I arrived in St. Louis to interview for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at Saint Louis University. The scholarship had been around for two years, but this year was the first year the college was interviewing candidates before selecting scholarship recipients. The weekend was cold, in the teens, one of …

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Apr 09

Al Jazeera’s Journalists are Going to Trial

Al Jazeera journalists on trial

Ask Egypt to Release These Journalists Immediately Three Al Jazeera English journalists,┬áPeter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed, have been detained without trial for about two months. They have been in police custody since December 29, as they’ve been accused of “spreading lies harmful to state security and joining a terrorist organization.” Specifically, they are …

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Apr 05

The Streak is Dead Already

the streak is dead

I’m no good at this. I used to be good at this stuff, but I’ve lost my touch. This is because I kept the streak alive for two days. Two. Whole. Days, and already it’s dead. The daily word quota is dead too, as I only wrote 1,667 (qualified) words for one of the two …

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