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Entries by Craig and Marc Kielburger from 12/2011

Student Victims of Sexual Assault Need Support

| Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

Student after student came to the microphone, many sobbing as they shared their experiences of sexual assault. One woman said she had tried to commit suicide twice after she was attacked. Another spoke of a friend who sought help on campus after being assaulted. No one returned her calls.

Should Canada Stand Guard Over Congo's Elections?

| Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada

Where was Canada while voting racked up a death toll in Congo, a country that's inherited billions in foreign aid dollars? We don't know for certain that sending 60 or 600 Canadians would have saved lives, stopped ballot stuffing or police brutality. But it couldn't have hurt.

Magic Johnson's Still Beating HIV and AIDS

| Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada

There were those who thought Johnson had been handed a death sentence in 1991. Yet 20 years later, he seems full of boundless energy as he describes everything he still plans to do.

Why We're All Confused About Climate Change

| Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Politics

If the Earth were in distress, say, heating up to dangerous temperatures, the public would band together. We'd all scrutinize the problem to help climate scientists and environment ministers find a solution... wouldn't we? Many people wouldn't. When the issues are really complicated, some would avoid the crisis altogether.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Us? Brave African Women

| Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf welcomed us for breakfast at her home last year, where she spoke of rebuilding a nation flattened by civil war. "Every time you overcome an obstacle it re-energizes you," she told us that day. "I want to do the things that people think cannot be done."

The Stories That Touched Us in 2011

| Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada