Steve Crawshaw
Steve Crawshaw is the Director of the Office of the Secretary General for Amnesty International. He is also the author of Small Acts of Resistance (Union Square Press, 2010), Easier Fatherland: Germany and the Twenty-First Century (Continuum, 2004), and Goodbye to the USSR (Bloomsbury, 1992)

Entries by Steve Crawshaw

Show Off or Show Down? Colombo Is Ready for a Party as the Commonwealth Rolls Into Town

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 4:35 AM

Everybody in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, knows all about "CHOGM" - pronounced "choggum". They speak with enthusiasm, resignation or indignation about the fact that the event is taking place here. The streets are garlanded with banners welcoming CHOGM delegates, and the face of the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa.


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An Urgent Need for UN Action on Sri Lanka

(6) Comments | Posted May 6, 2009 | 12:21 PM

(United Nations) -- More than 6,000 civilians have died in Sri Lanka in the past few months as government forces seek to end the 25-year-long war with the separatist Tamil Tigers. More than 90 civilians are reported to have died over the weekend in the shelling of a hospital inside...

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