"She is the founder and director of the Cultures of Resistance organization, whose aim is to promote and support organizations, activists, and global artists working in the peaceful struggle for a more just and democratic world."
"Dozens of Palestinians are using non violent resistance to defend their land and water resources from Israelis soldiers and settlers. These leaders are trying to forge a massive national non violent movement to end the occupation and build peace in the region, yet most of you have probably never heard of them."
BBC Arabic discusses A Human Touch, which works to help destitute Iraqi refugees in Jordan. Iara, featured at the end of the video, has been helping the organization deliver aid to refugees. She also covered tuition fees for fifty children.
"We need to celebrate the often overlooked contributions of women activists throughout the world, and we also need to protest to make continued progress. At CoR, we promote forms of protest that are creative, joyous, and powerful--we try to make protest itself into a celebration."
"The Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad on Tuesday held a ceremony in honour of the Shayan Ali and Mirwais, Pakistan athletes, who recently came back from Brazil. These athletes were sent to Brazil by the Embassy of Brazil for an advanced three-week training course in Capoeira at ABADA Capoeira Training Centre in Rio de Janeiro. Capoeira is the traditional wrestling sport of Brazil or the Brazilian martial arts. In his opening remarks, Mr. Alfredo Leoni, the Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan, briefed about the Embassy’s efforts in promoting Capoeira in Pakistan. He stated that Shayan Ali and Mirwais`s trip to Brazil was a significant additional step in making Capoeira known in Pakistan and, at the same time, establishing another important bridge between Brazil and Pakistan."
“'I used to run an international film festival in Brazil,' says Lee. 'Then somewhere along the way, I realised that it wasn’t enough. Art and culture has always been an essential part of me, but as I grew up, I realised we need to utilise art and culture for something "beyond" art and culture.'”
"Even if we were to assume the best of intentions by the Obama administration, there's a lot of baggage there, which gives the United States little credibility in playing a major diplomatic role."