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Latest from the Voice Project lightens a snowy day

Buried under more than a foot of snow here in midcoast Maine, I found a perfect soundtrack for the day in the latest episode from the Voice Project. Snow was just beginning to fall in Walton, N.Y., as JBM recorded this wrap-you-in-a-fuzzy-blanket cover of “Carolina” by M. Ward. If you enjoy the episode, do pass it […]

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Alara Clara, I remember you; you matter to me

Today begins the Resolve “One Voice: Resolved to Remember” vigil, held Dec. 14 to 24, to remember all those affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Christmas Massacres. Left vulnerable as they celebrated Christmas, Congolese communities were attacked by the LRA on Dec. 24, 2008, and Dec. 14, 2009. Hundreds were killed and abducted. Churches […]

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New video bids us to stop a war before it starts

A video featuring actor/advocate George Clooney and Enough Project co-founder John Predergast is featured on today’s New York Times blog by Nicholas Kristof, “George Clooney in Sudan.” The video comes jointly from the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch, a humanitarian advocacy organization, co-founded by Clooney. Sudan is also the subject of an in-depth feature […]

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Speak up to prevent mass atrocities

That mass atrocities and genocide should be prevented generates little debate. Where we become stuck as an international community is exactly what to do and when. Left paralyzed by an inability to respond, governments inevitably allow the worst imaginable crimes to happen, as they did in Rwanda in 1994. During 100 days, an estimated 800,000 […]

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Momentum to end conflict minerals ramps up

It’s been a big week in the effort to end conflict minerals contained in our electronic devices – the use of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold are contributing factors in the world’s deadliest conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof devotes his column to the issue in Death by […]

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