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Afterword: Feb 27 2017

By Maya Mathias / February 27, 2017

‘Afterword’ offers a peace-seeking perspective on the news we feel to be most consequential, and is part of our yearly membership offering. Last week’s disruptive themes: The world and US media began to fend for themselves. After a month of twists and turns, we either continued to decry or began to assume and grudgingly accept […]

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Afterword: Feb 20 2017

By Maya Mathias / February 20, 2017

‘Afterword’ is a weekly take on the news we feel to be most consequential, and is part of our yearly membership offering. This week began with the stunning (but not altogether unexpected) news that President Trump’s National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn, had resigned over being less than fully candid about his conversations with the […]

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Afterword: Feb 13 2017

By Maya Mathias / February 14, 2017

‘Afterword’ is a weekly take on the news we feel to be most consequential, and is part of our yearly membership offering. 3 of President Trump’s most divisive Cabinet picks were voted in this past week – Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary. And National […]

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Activism That Matters – How to Uphold Your Vision for America

By Maya Mathias / February 7, 2017

About 3 weeks ago, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America and the de facto leader of the free world. But many Americans and other nations feel anything but free. Whether it’s the Trump administration’s potentially unconstitutional executive order to ban citizens from 7 Muslim-majority nations, the looming far-right […]

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Afterword: Feb 6 2017

By Maya Mathias / February 6, 2017

‘Afterword’ is a weekly take on the news we feel to be most consequential, and is part of our yearly membership offering. As a legal permanent resident of the United States (albeit not from any of the 7 affected countries), I was rattled by President Trump’s Jan 27th travel-ban executive order. Thanks to some quick-thinking […]

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Afterword: Jan 30 2017

By Maya Mathias / January 31, 2017

‘Afterword’ is a weekly take on the news we feel to be most consequential, and is part of our yearly membership offering. Welcome to the new world of “alternative facts”, a phrase coined in the moment to explain the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration. In a split second, as President Trump’s Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway […]

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Afterword: Jan 23 2017

By Maya Mathias / January 23, 2017

‘Afterword’ is a weekly take on the news we feel to be most consequential, and is part of our yearly membership offering. Another week, another study in contrasts in this new and uncertain world. In any other week the fact that The Gambia, a West African nation, had democratically voted its dictatorial President out of […]

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Fight, Flee or Fold? Here’s The Best Way to Thrive After Jan 20th

By Maya Mathias / January 20, 2017

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. It’s Thursday Jan 19th 2017. In less than 12 hours, the Oval Office will change hands from President Barack Obama to President Donald J Trump. There’s hope and change in the air for some Americans, despair and defeatism for others. When I emailed an invitation to […]

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Manifesto for the People of America (and its Allies)

By Maya Mathias / December 3, 2016

I’m thrilled to launch my first manifesto “For the People, by the People: Honor America With Your Voice” Inspired by the earth-shifting results of America’s 2016 presidential election, this 1056-word manifesto is a call for America and its allies to honor the ideals that have largely kept the world at peace for 70 years. And […]

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