War & Conflict Good News

Even in the midst of heartbreak and injustice, there are always people fighting for peace and an end to conflict

Anne Frank's diary in a museum

These 5 interactive websites help kids and adults understand the horrors of the Holocaust

As troublesome as somestatistics may be in terms of what they show about how little people know about the Holocaust, there’s another aspect to Holocaust knowledge that often goes overlooked.
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Calls for divestment from apartheid South Africa gave today's pro-Palestinian student activists a blueprint to follow

By calling out complicity on the part of colleges, corporations, and the government in South Africa’s system of apartheid, student activists were able to show that demands for divestment could be a concrete and effective form of protest.
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An aerial view of the floating pier off Gaza shows its basic structure

How the Gaza humanitarian aid pier traces its origins to discarded cigar boxes before World War II

Built by the U.S. military and operated in coordination with the United Nations, aid groups and other nations’ militaries, the pier can trace its origins back to a mid-20th century U.S. Navy officer who collected discarded cigar boxes to experiment with a new idea.
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5 books to help you better understand today's campus protests in the context of history

Every so often, a cause ignites a sustained fury on college campuses across the nation. In 2020, it was Black Lives Matter. In 2011, it was Occupy Wall Street. In the 1980s, it was apartheid in South Africa. Right now, it’s the Israeli military campaign in Gaza.
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Deaf campus protestors establish new standards for accessibility in pro-Palestinian demonstrations

Volunteers, including hearing Gallaudet students and community members, organized to create a more accessible space for Deaf protesters at the encampment.
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A collage of three images: On the left, a tattoo of a bushel of olives on the back of someone's ankle. In the center, a screenshot of an Instagram grid for the Hibr tattoo fundraiser, and on the right, a tattoo of a watermelon next to a daisy

Tattoo artists raise $74k for Palestinians in need; plan more flash fundraising events in US cities

Over 180 tattoo artists around the globe offered designs in support of Palestinians earlier this month, raising $74,000.
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Three close-up images of a smiling Ms Rachel in a pink t-shirt and denim overalls, speaking into the camera for a charity initiative. She wears a pink headband and expresses gratitude for support, discusses fundraising activities, and addresses rights violations needing attention. Each frame includes subtitles reflecting her speech.

Ms. Rachel's charity Cameos sold out in hours; raised $50k for kids in war-torn Gaza, Sudan, Ukraine

Ms. Rachel’s Cameo fundraising campaign sold out in just a few hours, with the children’s entertainer raising $50,000 for children living in Gaza, Sudan, and more.
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Ms. Rachel to raise funds for children in Gaza, Congo, Ukraine by making Cameos for your little ones

The educator — famous for her educational YouTube videos — wants to partner with Cameo to raise money for children living in Gaza, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ukraine.
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Composite image of three separate TikTok video screenshots, each featuring a different person speaking into the camera. From left to right: Drew Afualo, Erin Hattamer, Chris Olsen. Each section includes captions, user interactions, and donation details related to their personal causes.

How comedian Erin Hattamer got TikTok's favorite influencers to raise funds for Palestinian families

Erin Hattamer's 'Pass the Hat' campaign is making the rounds on TikTok, where major influencers are being paired with Palestinian families in need.
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Lizzo gives thousands to Gaza, Sudan & Congo in TikTok plea, encourages 'fellow rich people' to do the same

Lizzo is chipping in to support Operation Olive Branch, and a number of other fundraisers, to help people in Gaza, Sudan, and Congo find relief.
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John Green, Hank Green, Jen Hattamer

Hank & John Green announce Gaza fundraiser on TikTok; pledge to match donations

Hank and John’s support came after comedian Erin Hattamer’s call to be more involved and vocal in their support of Palestine.
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A collage of three images related to advocacy for Palestine. On the left, a girl at a protest holds up a sign saying "FREE PALESTINE" with a heart shape. The center image shows a silhouette of a person waving a Palestinian flag on a building with the text HINDS HALL overlayed. On the right, Macklemore on stage with a microphone captioned with "I would want them to say FREE PALESTINE"

Macklemore just dropped a song about college protests, will donate all proceeds to Gaza

Macklemore released his track "HIND'S HALL" Monday night, promising to donate all streaming sales to aid efforts in Gaza.
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