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Voices of Hunger Strike call for action, solidarity

With the most recent Darfur Fast for Life just wrapping up, we wanted to bring you statements from those who fasted in front of the White House You can view interviews, one representing each hour of the fast, on the YouTube Channel, SudanUnlimited. Following the fast, the Peace in Sudan Rally is being held until 3 […]

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Rwanda genocide is marked; Ocampo Six at ICC

Three of the six Kenyans accused of inflaming the violence that left more than 1,000 people dead during post-election violence in early 2008 appeared today before the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. The other three are due to appear tomorrow. In today’s confirmation-of-charges hearing, the first three defendants were read the accusations: murder […]

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Best Foreign Film, ‘In a Better Word,’ premieres

For those of you passionate about refugee issues, you may remember flashes of a fictional Kenyan refugee camp during the teaser of Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. I immediately wanted to know more about this film. And here it is. This year’s Academy Award winner, “In a Better World,” (2010, Denmark/Sweden) from […]

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PBS airs ‘Pushing the Elephant,’ 10 p.m. tonight

How do we begin to understand the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has taken 5.4 million lives since 1998?* For filmmakers Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, it begins with the story of a mother and daughter, and their converging paths through survival and forgiveness. “Pushing the Elephant” airs on PBS’ Independent Lens […]

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UMA hosts ‘Stopping Genocide in Sudan,’ Feb. 9

Speaker and advocate, El-Fadel Arbab will present “Saying ‘Never Again’ is Never Enough: Stopping Genocide in Darfur,” at noon on Wed., Feb. 9, at the Michael Klahr Holocaust Education Resource Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). The event is part of UMA’s Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies Program 2010-2011 […]

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