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Child Sex Tourism in Cambodia

Child Sex Tourism in Cambodia

This weekend I was trying desperately to avoid work and all that comes with it, but when you work in the NGO world work is hard to avoid. There I was desperately trying to decompress from a long week at my job working for an anti-child trafficking organization, but I couldn’t escape. I flip the […]

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Activism!

I've got a lot for respect for activists and what they do.  I was one, and I like to think this blog is a form of activism.  Today I will spare you the call to the barricades but I do want to flag some important programs that are going on and that merit your attention.  First […]

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Hicks arrainged for war crimes; Japanese PM admits sex trade.

Hicks arrainged for war crimes; Japanese PM admits sex trade.

David Hicks will be arraigned for war crimes before a US military tribunal enacted at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba at 1pm this afternoon. Hicks, 31, is charged with providing material support for al-Qa'ida during the US led conflict in Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime and track down associates of bin Laden's group. In a previous […]

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Vali Nasr covers the Shia revival

Vali Nasr covers the Shia revival

Dr. Vali Nasr, one of leading experts on Islam and Muslim politics, presented a lecture for Grand Rapids Community College's Diversity Lecture Series at Fountain Street Church. Dr. Nasr is the author of many books, including The Shia Revival, and is a Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is also an adjunct Senior Fellow […]

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Al Gore

Let's presume you have not just returned from an interplanetary expedition and have been unable to access any Earth media over the past several years.  Then you know that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has been leading a very public fight to apprise people of the reality and dangers of global warming.  The documentary […]

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Simple Statistics

Simple Statistics

When you begin to research the issues that affect our children world wide you never get over the shock of the numbers. The stories of so many never leave your mind, and even as these numbers grow you seem to never loose that one thought in your mind, "how is this possible?" I will, and […]

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Smorgasbord

I've been looking at energy and environmental issues for nearly 40 years and I've never before seen the proliferation of big news stories that I've been seeing for the past year or so, particularly, of course, on climate change.  Maybe it was "An Inconvenient Truth," released on May 24 last year; maybe it was the 72° […]

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Former Iraqi VP Hanged in Baghdad

Former Iraqi VP Hanged in Baghdad

The former Iraqi Vice President, Taha Yassin Ramadan, was executed by hanging in Baghdad overnight. The Iraqi Tribunal had originally handed down a life sentence for Ramadan, but an appeals court ruled the sentence "too lenient". Ramadan was the fourth member of the former Iraqi regime to be hanged for the Dujail massacre. The motorcade […]

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The Ayes Have It

As I said in my inaugural post on March 5, the good news on climate change is that " the recognition of the terrible problem we've created is deepening and solutions are being actively sought."  People everywhere are tuned in to the issue.  Recent polls indicate that this is very much the case.  "Poll Finds […]

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Weekend Round-Up; Gitmo, Japan sex slaves, Israeli POW slayings, Iraqi Tribunals, and Sudan.

Weekend Round-Up; Gitmo, Japan sex slaves, Israeli POW slayings, Iraqi Tribunals, and Sudan.

This is a brief; topics will be detailed further throughout the week. Walid Mohammad bin Attash confesses to USS Cole attack. The CSRT system in Guantanamo Bay has been hearing the cases of fourteen high value detainees transferred there from CIA black sites. The transcripts of Khalid Sheik Mohammed have been outlined previously here. This […]

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How does the Internet drive crimes against children and how does it protect children?

Last night I attended a conference run by WIT (Woman in Technology) for the WIT Connect conference Using Technology to Aid Women and Children around the Globe. The conference was held in the greater DC Metro area and it looked to bring together woman leaders in technology.   Marla Ozarowski, Director of Technology Adoption for […]

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Former Iraqi VP receives death penalty

Former Iraqi VP receives death penalty

Former Iraqi Vice President, Taha Yassin Ramadan, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the appeals chamber of the Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT). The IHT had originally handed down a life sentence in regards to the Dujail massacres of 1982, which followed a failed assassination attempt against former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein , himself […]

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EU Summit Agreement

EU Summit Agreement

The big news last week was from Brussels.  The European Union Summit meeting produced a truly historic agreement on greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, among other things.  We'll get to some of the specifics in a moment.  First, consider what we're talking about when we talk about the European Union.  It is […]

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On Tribunals

On Tribunals

The historical aim of tribunals is an integrated, universal policy that will diffuse to local assimilation through continued and standard usage. A practical division of labor accompanied by a reasonable balance between punitive and reconciliatory measures will bring about this assimilation in order to effectively establish a reasonable standard moral code. The 19th century jurisprudential […]

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The Words of a Child…

I had no rights As I sat under a tree on day A man offered me sweets and Took me away. In a cupboard I was locked It seemed forever the light blocked. I had to work day and night We couldn't out up a fight. I didn't have no food When the man was […]

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