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Awarness Saves Our Children

Awarness Saves Our Children

Today as I was taking my morning brake, I decided to watch The View on TV and it was a typical show full of quirky antidotes and sudden ramblings on celebrities, politics and whatever else the big story in the news is. The guest co-host today was Jamie-Lynn Sigler from the hit show the Sopranos. […]

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Presidential Candidates

Does climate change matter as an issue for the presidential campaigns?  See this from New Hampshire, giving a resounding yes to the question. "An overwhelming 96% of Democrats and 82% of Republicans favor taking action now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." I referred to the Carbon Coalition in my post "Smorgasbord" below. They are zeroed […]

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Google Earth Shows Genocide in Darfur

Google Earth Shows Genocide in Darfur

Google's 3-D satellite image tool, Google Earth, has been recruited by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) to highlight the genocide in Darfur, as well as surrounding regions in Sudan and Chad. Using high resolution imagery, "Crisis in Darfur" offers users the ability to click on various photos showing the savage destruction committed by the […]

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Serbian Courts Hand Down First Verdicts for Srebrenica Massacre; Argentina prosecute black sites.

Serbian Courts Hand Down First Verdicts for Srebrenica Massacre; Argentina prosecute black sites.

The first sentences in regards to the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica were handed down today by a Serbian war crimes court.  Four members of a paramilitary group known as The Scorpions were handed sentences ranging from five to twenty years.  The soldiers were seen in a film, which surfaced during the trial of Slobodan Milosevic […]

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War Crimes and the Acts of War; Four Years after the Fall of Baghdad

War Crimes and the Acts of War; Four Years after the Fall of Baghdad

The regime of Saddam Hussein fell on April 9, 2003; four years ago today. The anniversary was marked with peaceful protests calling for US forces to abandon their "occupation" of Iraq. The most vocal protests were affiliated with Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shi'ite cleric. Al-Sadr's supporters made varying statements calling for US withdraw and expressing […]

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Central Asia & Climate Change: Overview

I want to send you to my colleague Bonnie Boyd's terrific article on climate change in Central Asia. Bonnie is the FPA's blogger on Central Asia and has got some really interesting posts going up. 

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"Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability"

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its second report of the year yesterday in Brussels. (I referenced this in "Headlines" below on April 3.) The IPCC Report is titled "Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability" , that's a mouthful. Go to the IPCC website for all the material relevant to this including the […]

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Never Forget! The 13th Anniversary of The Rwandan Genocides

Never Forget!  The 13th Anniversary of The Rwandan Genocides

Memorials regarding the 13th anniversary of the massacres in Rwanda have commenced this week. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement earlier this week reflecting on "one of humankind's darkest chapters." The Secretary General made comments that it is important to "never forget" and "never stop working to prevent another genocide." He highlighted measures […]

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Renewable Energy

I've been looking at renewable energy , we used to call it alternative energy , for a long time. When I went, as a high schooler, to the first Earth Day in 1970, I said, "Yeah, great. This is the future." When I read Barry Commoner's The Politics of Energy, published in 1979, I said […]

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International Violations by Iran in British Sailor Dispute?

International Violations by Iran in British Sailor Dispute?

Fifteen British Royal Naval officers have been returned after nearly two weeks of captivity in Iran. The sailors were detained by Iranians after an encounter in which British vessels were searching the area for smuggled goods. The Iranians contest that British vessels had wandered into Iranian waters, while the British maintain they were within Iraqi […]

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The True Victims of War: The Child Soldiers of Today

The True Victims of War: The Child Soldiers of Today

No child should ever fight the wars of their countries, nor should they ever have to live in such fear. But the truth is that millions are doing just that every day, there lives are lost and their innocence is never returned. Children, who never had a doll or a video game, but know how […]

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John Walker Lindh Petitions for Lesser Sentence.

(AP) SAN FRANCISCO The lawyer and parents of John Walker Lindh, the American-born Taliban soldier serving 20 years in prison after his capture in Afghanistan, called on President Bush on Wednesday to commute his sentence and set him free.

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Bosnian Serb Sentenced in War Crimes Tribunal

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Former Bosnian Serb policeman Dragan Zelenovic was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the U.N. war crimes tribunal on Wednesday, after he pleaded guilty to the rape and torture of Bosnian Muslims in the 1992-1995 war. Zelenovic, a 46-year-old former paramilitary leader, was indicted in 1996 for atrocities committed against non-Serbs […]

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Headlines

Supreme Court – As of noon Eastern time today, Google listed 1,127 news articles reporting on yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, 5-4, in favor of the plaintiffs in probably the most important climate change case to be adjudicated anywhere in the world.  Here's the story from "The Guardian" and from "The Online NewsHour."   See this excellent analysis […]

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UN Upholds War Crimes Conviction of Bosnian Leader

The Associated Press: April 3, 2007 THE HAGUE, Netherlands: An appeals court of the U.N. Yugoslav tribunal on Tuesday cut two years from the 32-year prison sentence of a Bosnian Serb political leader, upholding all but a few clauses of his conviction for pursuing a campaign of ethnic cleansing in northwest Bosnia. Radislav Brdjanin, 59, […]

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