Latest posts by Jillian C. York from June, 2010
Henna as an art form has existed for thousands of years. Peace Corps volunteer Emily recently experienced it firsthand in Morocco. Jillian C York takes us on Emily's journey.
The Twittersphere was abuzz during the USA/England #worldcup match on June 12. The game was highly anticipated in the United States, where TV ads touted it as the "most anticipated" match of the World Cup, whereas in England, fans were nearly certain their team would win.
A humanitarian aid ship called the MV Rachel Corrie (named after a young American peace activist who was killed by a bulldozer Gaza in 2003) set sail for Gaza from Ireland carrying 11 passengers and 9 crew members from 5 countries, but was soon intercepted.
Following the Israeli Defense Forces' deadly attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, the identities of the nine activists killed aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara have emerged. Eight were Turkish nationals, the other was a 19-year-old Turkish-American dual citizen named Furkan Dogan. In this post, Jillian C. York investigates American perspectives on the teenager's death.
In the days following the Israel's raid on the Mavi Marmara that left nine dead and numerous others wounded, the world has seen an outpouring of support for Gaza. Thousands poured into the street in protest against Israel's violence and the continuing blockade.