Archive for 'Sudan'
Tuesday is the annual commemoration among Jews of those who died in the Holocaust. Although too much looking backward can numb the senses, it is worth remembering what Hitler and the Nazis did to 12 million people whose only crime was to be Jewish, or a gypsy, or disabled or gay. The Nazis erected an [...]
Posted: April 19th, 2009 under Africa, Cambodia, Foreign policy, Myanmar, Sudan, U.S. politics, Uncategorized, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: Genocide, humanitarian affairs, Obama administration, U.S. politics
The International Criminal Court announced today that it would issue its decision a week from Wednesday, March 4, on the request to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir on charges of crimes associated with the violence in Darfur. Read about it at the ICC’s Web site.
Posted: February 23rd, 2009 under Africa, International Criminal Court, Sudan, Uncategorized, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: crimes against humanity, Darfur, Omar al Bashir, war crimes
Let me post this news release on this important report before any more time passes, and I’ll comment on it later. I urge everyone to read at least the executive summary. It’s a shame it’s not getting more publicity.
For Immediate Release
December 8, 2008
Contact: Andrew Hollinger, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 202-488-6133
Lauren Sucher, United States [...]
Congratulations on your impressive victory. I won’t take much of your time as I make my plea for strengthening America’s soft power. You, far better than I, know that yours not only was a historic achievement when you won the presidency this month, but you will enter the Oval Office in January at one [...]
I’ve been watching the Democratic convention, as I will the Republican, for references to developing countries and global humanitarian issues. Finally, tonight, former President Clinton, whose post-presidency has focused on global health, acknowledged those issues. His comments were not simply on humanitarian issues. They were on the topics that frame U.S. humanitarian response. He talked about the power of diplomacy, [...]
Posted: August 27th, 2008 under Africa, Myanmar, Sudan, U.S. politics, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: Chris Smith, Darfur, diplomacy, foreign aid, Frank Wolf, humanitarian crises, Myanmar, President Clinton, Sam Brownback
For those within driving distance to Philadelphia, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is holding a panel tomorrow (Wednesday, March 12) night at 5:45 p.m., called “Sudan: Fueling the Genocide.” Panelists are Lauren Landis, a senior representative to Sudan in the U.S. State Department, Daoud Ibrahim Hari, a Darfuri refugee who is the author of [...]