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The fall of Iraq and the last man standing

In March 2003, a force lead by the United States invaded Iraq and toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein. Many watched on television the continuous stream of images of air strikes over Baghdad’s night skies and the events that followed. 899 more words

Border Patrol Arrests Rwandan Man At US-Canada Border Who Is Wanted For War Crimes

HOULTON, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says it arrested a 42-year-old Rwandan citizen at the border of Maine and Canada who is wanted for war crimes. 126 more words

Regional News

Are Some Lives More Sacred Than Others?

In the American classic novel, Animal Farm, author George Orwell famously writes “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” I first encountered this novel in the 1970s. 1,102 more words


Looking Back At The Trial That Made Rape A War Crime

After the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered over a hundred days in 1994, the U.N. created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda with the goal of bringing the organizers of the bloodshed to justice. 260 more words

Social Justice

Rwandan Genocide: Our campaign marking 20 years since the genocide comes to an end

Over the past 100 days we have been marking one of the biggest, most damaging humanitarian atrocities in history – the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Through the testimonies of ten brave women, we helped fulfil their goal — that their stories not only reach other women who are victims of rape but also the perpetrators. 300 more words


the tips of the wheat tickle the tops of my feet


Sliding through a field of golden wheat, dried and ready for harvest, my legs trail below me. My toes point downward as the tips of the wheat tickle the tops of my feet. 1,265 more words

DR Congo - Understanding Africa’s Largest War 1

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a vast country with a population of sixty million people. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world. 1,466 more words