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Fathers are the Cornerstones of Families

Fathers are the Cornerstones of Families

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Questions About Turkey’s Role in Syria

Questions About Turkey’s Role in Syria

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Mariela’s U.S. Visit Continues

Mariela’s U.S. Visit Continues

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Three Thoughts on Chen Guangcheng’s Activist Future

Three Thoughts on Chen Guangcheng’s Activist Future

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Don’t Be Distracted By The Flowers.

Don’t Be Distracted By The Flowers.

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Guest Post: Racism against Europe’s Roma on the rise

Guest Post: Racism against Europe’s Roma on the rise

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On the UN, youth and child brides

On the UN, youth and child brides

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Human Rights and Graffiti

Human Rights and Graffiti

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Clooney’s Looney Plan for Sudan

Clooney’s Looney Plan for Sudan

Hollywood on the Potomac--movie actors deserting Tinseltown to remind the Big Dogs back east that every time an A-list celeb is arrested for picketing a foreign embassy an angel gets his wings. Actor George Clooney, his father Nick, and four Congressional Democrats were among more than a dozen protesters who descended on the Sudanese Embassy on March 16 for the purpose of crossing, in a disorderly fashion, a police line. The cast of characters? Along with Clooneys I and II, it included Reps. James Moran (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), John Olver (D-MA) and Al Green (D-TX). NAACP President Ben Jealous was also arrested, along with Martin Luther King III. Clooney’s mid-day performance on Mass Ave was the finale to a 3-day tour in DC that included an impassioned plea to a standing-room-only crowd at the Council on Foreign Relations, and dramatic testimony delivered to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the miserable state of affairs in the border region of Sudan. Omar al-Bashir’s military, operating out of Khartoum, is working assiduously to wipe out mostly Christian populations hunkered down on some highly contested, oil-rich real estate to the south. Clooney, who has frequently taken on the role of the world-weary activist in his films, accuses Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and the ‘same criminals responsible for Darfur’ of conducting a genocidal war against his own people, of starving, maiming, raping, and murdering them. And he says it as if no one has ever heard it before. . .

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Uncertainty Reigns as Malawi Loses a President

Uncertainty Reigns as Malawi Loses a President

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Iran’s Kurds, A Sad State(less)

Iran’s Kurds, A Sad State(less)

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Feeling the heat in Mali

Feeling the heat in Mali

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UPDATE: Peaceful Activists Arrested, Amnesty International Reports Torture Fears

UPDATE: Peaceful Activists Arrested, Amnesty International Reports Torture Fears

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Setting a Path for Justice – UN Human Rights Report on Libya

Setting a Path for Justice – UN Human Rights Report on Libya

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Iran’s Crackdown on Dissent Escalates in Run Up to March 2 Elections

Iran’s Crackdown on Dissent Escalates in Run Up to March 2 Elections

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