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2015 In Music

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DEDICATED TO THE MUSIC & LIFE OF DAVID BOWIE 1947 – 2016 PREAMBLE… BUY MUSIC! Buy a whole album instead of a few tracks. Go to a show and pick up some merch while you’re there. Just spend money! But if you buy music (downloads or physical) and merch online, try to buy from the artist’s website, or the label if it’s a small one. Cool? Cool. So here we go. Here’s all the stuff that moved me this year. This …

Living Level-3 IRAQ

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Finally, a year after my research trip to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the comic I went there to research LIVING LEVEL-3: IRAQ is live online and free. Chapter 1 can be read right now! New chapters will be uploaded to the Huffington Post World page every day this week. It’s thirty-five pages of story done from four different character perspectives. Here’s a trailer that the World Food Programme communications team cut together. Below it are links to the actual comic as well as …

2015 in Cinema

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BEST FILM OF THE YEAR THE LOOK OF SILENCE Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Cinematography: Lars Skree

Faces of the Recent Peshmerga victory in Sinjar

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First things first. The World Food Program operates under the four principles of humanitarian response. Humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. Before we get to the meat of this post I must stress that at no point can the WFP, or I, as a temporary contractor in their service, take sides in hostilities or engage in political, racial, religious or ideological conflicts or conversations. It is imperative that the WFP be able to work with any organization or political power at …

I am going to the Kurdistan region of Iraq

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For over a year now I’ve been in contact with some people at the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization concerned with hunger and food security. We’ve been plotting to tell some stories about the complexity and necessity of feeding the world’s displaced people in an engaging way. Now we’re finally getting started and soon I’ll be leaving for northern Iraq. There, I’ll begin researching the current situation facing Kurdish refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict and the violent …

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