Mary Wald

/ forwarding the messages that build a better world

Nobel Laureates to Saudis: Stay the Executions

Nobel Laureates to Saudis: Stay the Executions

Mujtaba al-Sweika, a bright 18-year-old student in Saudi Arabia, was on his way to visit Western Michigan University in 2012 when he was arrested in the airport in Riyadh. He was one of 14, largely young men, arrested for taking part in a protest.Among his charges is...
Obama: The Courage to Say “We Were Wrong”

Obama: The Courage to Say “We Were Wrong”

Obama: The Courage to Say “We Were Wrong” In November 2014, José Ramos-Horta and Archbishop Desmond Tutu co-authored a letter to President Obama urging the release the Senate report on the use of torture by the US. It was signed by 11 Nobel laureates and...
East Timor becomes newest member nation of UN

East Timor becomes newest member nation of UN

East Timor becomes newest member nation of UN On September 27. 2002, East Timor was inducted into the UN as the newest member nation of the millenium. The country’s flag was raised for the first time at the UN headquarters in New York. Attending the ceremonies...
International Webcast: Birth of a Nation

International Webcast: Birth of a Nation

In May, 2002, the United Nations, which had been administering East Timor, turned over the reins of the country to its new, democratically elected government, finally delivering to the Timorese people the freedom they have voted for in 1999. Dignitaries from around...
Wall Street Journal: A Plan for Afghanistan

Wall Street Journal: A Plan for Afghanistan

wall street journal: a permanent peace plan for Afghanistan José Ramos-Horta says that there is hope for Afghanistan, as millions have shown their faith by turning out for democratic elections.But, he says, as distasteful as it may seem, achieving a lasting peace plan...