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  • March 05, 2014
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    This is STAND's "Ask of the Week", a short, relevant ask that you can participate individually or with your chapter!  Contact our Policy Coordinator, Danny Hirschel-Burns at dhirschelburns@standnow.org with any questions.

    Our friends at Burma Task Force USA are working to push through HR 418, which urges the Burmese government to stop persecution of Rohingya, and they need your help. In light of the recent expulsion of Doctors without Borders from the Rakhine state in Burma because of their aiding of the Rohingya, H.R. 418 takes on even more urgency.

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    March 03, 2014
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    Cara Reichard is a junior political science major at Stanford University and STAND’s DRC conflict coordinator. 

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    February 27, 2014
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    February 25, 2014
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    Egypt Lion Revolution
    This piece was written by Colleen Fonseca, STAND's Emerging Conflicts Coordinator.  Colleen is junior at St. John's University in NYC and can be reached at colleenfonseca 7 at gmail dotcom.  Read the first half of this two-part piece here.
     
    "We're all one hand and our demands are one: a country by the people. " The voice of Ramy Essam fills the eardrums of Egyptians in an intense emotional scene from the documentary The Square.

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    February 24, 2014
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    This piece was written by Colleen Fonseca, STAND's Emerging Conflicts Coordinator.  Colleen is junior at St. John's University in NYC and can be reached at colleenfonseca 7 at gmail dotcom.

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    February 18, 2014
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    Danny Hirschel-Burns is STAND’s Policy Coordinator.  He is currently a senior at Swarthmore College studying Peace and Conflict Studies and spent the past summer interning for The Sentinel Project.  To learn more about The Act of Killing visit here.  You can contact Danny at dhirschelburns@standnow.org.

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    February 15, 2014
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    This week we've included our Ask of the Week with our Education Update so you can learn and take action at the same time!  Check out this week's ask directed towards Samantha Power and continue below for your Weekly Education Update as normal.  Please contact us with any questions or comments at info@standnow.org.

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    February 12, 2014
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    This piece was written by Alex Colley Hart, STAND’s Burma Education Specialist.  Alex is a junior at Indiana University with a major in Internatinal Relations and a minor in Business.  You can reach him at acolleyhart@standnow.org.  The views here do not necessarily represent the views of STAND. 

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    February 10, 2014
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    This post is written by our Sudan and South Sudan Coordinator, Baylen Campbell.  If you would like another point of view, check out this piece. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of STAND.
     
    On December 14, political discord came about in the South Sudanese capital of Juba as a struggle for leadership between as a struggle for leadership between the supporters of Riek Machar, former Vice President, and Salva Kiir, clashed.

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    January 30, 2014
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     We’re back! The STAND Education and Policy Team hopes everybody had a wonderful winter break and is ready to dive into a new semester of advocacy and action.  This semester, we have a new member of our team, Nadine Fattaleh, a student at Columbia University that will be focusing on Syria.  

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