January 19, 2009
December 15, 2008
President Bush Gets Shoes Thrown At Him In Iraq
May 15, 2008
Bloggers United For Human Rights Day
Some the issues the group is hoping to see blogs promote are:
1. Human Rights in China. This is especially on our minds after their tragic 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck over the weekend. Amnesty hopes you will sign a petition to Yahoo! to protect Internet free speech in China.
2. Check out tearitdown.org to find how to campaign for an end to the Guantanamo Bay detaining center.
3. The crisis in Darfur, Sudan, which includes civil war, genocide, poverty, rampant AIDS, and a serious lack in education and military stability. Amnesty has a petition you can sign to protect Darfur.
November 15, 2007
President Bush To Meet With Sudan!
Sudan has been in the news for past decade for many struggles, including an oil struggle, displacement and child solider trafficking.
October 04, 2007
Health Care Shut Down
Hillary Clinton, a big supporter of universal health care, was disappointed. She was quick to critize Bush quite harshly, calling the move a war on science.
The Chicago Tribune suggests that American taxpayers would rather pay for children's health insurance than the war in Iraq.
September 27, 2007
Myanmar has agreed to accept a UN envoy.
September 21, 2007
Ahmadinejad Has A Mouthful Too!
At least real news is on the news this week! No word about Brittany Spears or Lindsay Lohan? Wow! Did I just hear the United Nations mentioned on a news program?
It's a sarcastic day.
This weekend and week should be interesting for those who care less about sluts and more about foreign policy. While President Bush will attend the U.N summit he will not be speaking. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak as the American rep. About 80 world leaders will join together in New York for a much-too-short one day conference on Monday. Topics will include the environment and Kyoto.
September 15, 2007
Albright Speaks Hyperbole?
"President Bush's Plan B is to leave this for the next president," "Iraq will go down as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy, bigger than Vietnam -- which is quite a statement... Everybody has talked about the problem of a unilateral foreign policy," she told about 150 attendees, "but we have a unidimensional foreign policy (in) using only one tool, military force... President Bush's Plan B is to leave this for the next president."
Albright, while campaigning for Hillary, has certainly gone overboard with the hyperbole. The greatest disaster in American foreign policy? Yikes... but I doubt it.
September 13, 2007
Many groups are hoping to see wide-ranging discussion among policy-makers. One group, Sojourners, is sending a petition of 20,000 prayers for peace to Congress (see here).
This is a critical time for Bush as he rallies for support for his unpopular war. I hope that it will be a time of critical thinking and scholarly analysis by both sides.
June 05, 2007
Sanctions on Sudan!
For too long the people of Darfur have suffered at the hands of a government that is complicit in the bombing, murder and rape of innocent civilians. My administration has called these actions by their rightful name: genocide. The world has a responsibility to help put an end to it.While media and citizen alike harp on President Bush over each killing and violent act in Iraq, few eyes ever read consistent headlines about Darfur. Bush ought to be congratulated and celebrated by his people this week. He is the leading the country in human rights and social justice. This is President Bush's presidential goal, and this week he's in the right direction.
...First the Department of Treasury is tightening U.S. economic sanctions on Sudan. With this new effort, the United States will more aggressively enforce existing sanctions against Sudan's government.
...Second, we're targeting sanctions against individuals responsible for violence. These sanctions will isolate these persons by cutting them off from the U.S. financial system, barring them from doing business with any American citizen or company, and calling the world's attention to their crimes.
Third, I'm directing the secretary of state to consult with the United Kingdom and other allies on a new United Nations Security Council resolution.
...At the same time, we will continue to push for U.N. support, including funding for the African Union peacekeepers who remain the only force in Darfur that is protecting the people. We will continue to work for the deployment of a larger hybrid force of A.U. and U.N. peacekeeping troops. (full transcript)