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Obama's Sudan Legacy: Justice and Restitution for the People of Sudan

Eric Reeves | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

A remarkable opportunity has presented itself, one that allows the administration to create an important legacy for the two Sudans, one that would endure long after the end of President Obama's term in office.

Sanctions Without Purpose: U.S. Penalizes Sudanese People to Punish Their Government

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington obviously intends sanctions to cause economic hardship, but for what purpose? In the early 1990s Khartoum supported Saddam Hussein's Iraq against America and dallied with Islamic radicalism, even inviting Osama bin Laden to stay. However, that practice ended after 9/11.

Why Won't the Justice Department Answer Questions About the BNP Paribas Settlement?

Eric Reeves | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Eric Reeves

There are times when decisions by the Obama administration are simply morally incomprehensible. An ongoing example is the refusal by Obama's Department of Justice to release information about the $9 billion settlement with French banking giant BNP Paribas.

Sudan's Prospects for Reform

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of declarations to pursue reform following South Sudan's secession from Sudan in 2011, the political landscape in Sudan has remained bleak, with the government of Omar al-Bashir continuing to repress the country's marginalized populations.

Conversation with Robin Carolan Founder of Tri Angle Records

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, I got the chance to interview the charming Tri Angle Records founder Robin Carolan at my local neighborhood diner.

Sudan: Where Elections Matter for the Wrong Reasons

Eric Reeves | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

Sudan holds national elections in the coming days, including for the office of president. The result is a foregone conclusion, indeed to speak of the voting process that will occur as an "election" is deeply misleading.

Sudan, the Obama Administration, and the Costs of Rapprochement

Eric Reeves | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

Sudan holds elections in mid-April, including a vote for the next President. It is a foregone conclusion that the victor will be the same man who has ruled Sudan with an iron fist for more than twenty-five years.

Travel Lessons: Find Your Way, With A Little Help

Cliff Hsia | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

When we are abroad, we are not only tourists, but we are guests of the locals. And as guests, we should be grateful and appreciative of our hosts. With that mindset, we realize that we are all connected to help each other as we walk along the paths we choose to travel.

Khartoum Announces a Campaign to Starve the People of the Nuba Mountains

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

How can this Sudanese "Wannsee Conference"--made public by virtue of the leaked minutes of this extraordinary meeting--not be the occasion for the most robust warning to Khartoum not to pursue this campaign of starvation and ethnic annihilation?

Elections for Dummies: Why Do We Let Elections Legitimize Tyrants?

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

Every year the international community (meaning the developed Western nations, the UN and the European Union) spends millions of dollars bankrolling ballots in profoundly undemocratic places. Why do we bother?

Syria and Sudan: Our Selective Moral Outrage

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

It is legalistic hair-splitting to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria while turning a blind eye to the deliberate and sustained targeting of unarmed civilians in Sudan.

On International Justice Day, an Inconvenient Truth

Amnesty International | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Amnesty International

By Scott Edwards Just as storms overwhelm unattended levees, political strife and armed conflict can overwhelm the system of international law create...

Why Is America Turning a Blind Eye to al Qaeda?

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

This week Leon Panetta said America has "a responsibility to go after al Qaeda wherever they are." He was referring to U.S. efforts to assist the French in Mali. Yet, not that far away, the U.S. turns a blind eye to extreme Islamist policies and actions that threaten America's security.

Sudan's State Of Terror

Matthew Leriche | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Matthew Leriche

The conflict may seem a sideshow to the better-known fighting in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state or in Darfur, but civilians in Blue Nile are suffering similar and related brutality.

Sudan's Bombing Campaign, and the Aftermath for Women

Samer Muscati | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Samer Muscati

2012-12-19-Screenshot20121219at8.16.36AM.jpgHuman Rights Watch interviewed women and girls in refugee camps in both Blue Nile state and South Sudan and in displaced communities and villages.

Sudan: Bombardment of Civilians in Blue Nile and South Kordofan

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi) – The Sudanese government’s indiscriminate aerial bombardment and shelling in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states has killed and inju...

Life and Death Deal or No Deal

Tom Andrews | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Tom Andrews

Life-saving breakthrough or yet another broken promise? That is the question that hangs over the news of an agreement made by the Sudanese government to finally allow aid into South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

This Weekend's Kindiefest Plus Conversations With Curtis Stigers and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.

Sudan: Blue Nile Civilians Describe Indiscriminate Bombings, Killings

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Juba) – Civilians are bearing the brunt of abuses in Sudan’s simmering border conflict in Blue Nile state, Human Rights Watch said today,...

Fifteen Guys in a DC Jail Cell Plotting Mischief -- Watch Out World!

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

It sounds like the beginning of a semi-decent joke: A movie star, four Congress members, leaders of several NGOs, two rabbis, a journalist and a great comedian walk into a jail cell. Last Friday, that is what happened though.

World Food Programme: Humanitarian Crisis Looms In Sudan

AP | By MICHAEL ONYIEGO | Posted 01.30.2012 | Impact

JUBA, South Sudan -- The World Food Program estimates that as many as a half million people could be forced to flee Sudan if the government in Khartou...