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Nineteen Days
The costs of Tiananmen Square... Writing an epic poem entitled Massacre won't endear you to the Chinese authorities, indeed prison seems a foregone conclusion.
memory  China  death  massacre  blood  history  politics  humanrights  justice  values  writing  storytelling  courage  resistance 
july 2009 by amaah
The Trial of Charles Taylor
This site will provide news and expert analysis throughout the trial of Charles Taylor. It is intended as the primary resource for all those interested in the trial, with a particular emphasis on reaching West African audiences.
Africa  Journalism  Crime  War  Law  Rogues  Liberia  Libya  SierraLeone  parasites  gremlins  process  justice  Gaddafi  CharlesTaylor  internationallaw  waste  history  blog  humanrights  media  via:chebet 
june 2007 by amaah
Failed States Index 2007
Foreign Policy's 3rd survey of failed states... all that red and orange in Africa... I still prefer the UNDP's human development index but their methodology is fairly reasonable. Usual suspects: Sudan, Iraq, Somalia. Better: Liberia, Sierra Leone
development  humanrights  economics  politics  refugee  crisis  africa  policy  analysis  conflict  security  sustainability 
june 2007 by amaah
The Busia Papers
Ghanaians seem to like grappling with cultural sensitivities. It's not very sexy but it befits the outlook of a small country. Still, I suppose there are worse brands than cultural interpreters. Reflecting on Busia, former Prime Minister of Ghana
Busia  Ghana  Africa  history  politics  culture  ideas  insight  democracy  independence  humanrights  SocialLiving  ThingsFallApart  toli 
march 2007 by amaah
Crime and Punishment
In a civilized world, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney would all be working the phones right now trying to scare up some really good criminal attorneys with hands-on experience in international war crimes litigation. Who knows? Now that Mil
neocons  rogues  usa  torture  war  crime  humanrights  politics  analysis  law  values  morality  erustication  AbuGhraib  guantanamo  observation  insight 
june 2006 by amaah
Failed States Index
Foreign Policy magazine's second annual survey of failed states... all that red and orange in Africa... I prefer the UNDP's human development index but since this is all about the "heart of darkness", their methodology is reasonable... sigh...
development  humanrights  economics  politics  refugee  crisis  africa  policy  analysis  sustainability 
may 2006 by amaah
The State of The World's Refugees
UNHCR report on the refugee issue... internally displaced persons due to civil wars are now the likely focus rather than cross-border refugee phenomenon of yore...
refugee  displacement  disaster  policy  economics  war  politics  strategy  humanrights  globalization  development 
april 2006 by amaah
Erustication and The Italian Job
erustication n: 1 Extraordinary Rendition to Uzbekistan, Syria or similar by the US government for the purposes of torture and intelligence "extraction". A program instituted by the CIA and pursued with increased vigour after 9/11. 2. The Full Bolton
erustication  extraordinaryrendition  CIA  neocons  rogues  torture  policy  usa  politics  excess  waste  bolton  ItalianJob  neologism  humanrights  Italy  B-movie  Berlusconi  Pinochet  grim  Chile  strangebedfellows  nixon  kissinger  iraq  war  terrorism  toli 
july 2005 by amaah
At Cult's Enclave in Chile, Guns and Intelligence Files - New York Times
Authorities in Chile searching for victims of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship who are said to buried at the enclave of a secretive, apocalyptic religious cult of German émigrés have unearthed a large cache of weapons and intelligence files. Colonia
chile  pinochet  humanrights  cult  rogues  torture  strangebedfellows  weapons  arms  murder 
june 2005 by amaah
Malawi buys huge amounts of tear gas to trade to Zimbabwe
Strange Bedfellows... buying tear gas to supply Zimbabwe... the strange webs of nefariousness that are being woven in Africa
rogues  Africa  Malawi  Zimbabwe  humanrights  arms  weapons 
june 2005 by amaah
He's our sonofabitch
Think of it as the sonofabitch school of foreign policy. Legend has it that when Franklin D Roosevelt was confronted with the multiple cruelties of his ally, the Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza, he replied: "He may be a sonofabitch, but he's our sono
US  Uzbekistan  rogues  policy  politics  dictator  strongmen  hypocrisy  humanrights  strangebedfellows 
may 2005 by amaah
Fraud, nepotism and torture mark Karimov's reign
The reclusive Mr Karimov told Uzbek radio, according to BBC Monitoring, that such dissidents "must be shot in the forehead! If necessary, I'll shoot them myself."
fear  torture  humanrights  intimidation  policy  politics  Uzbekistan  rogues  iraq  culture  values 
may 2005 by amaah
The true purpose of torture
an independent commissioner has been trying to gather evidence of law-enforcement officials breaking the rules when investigating Muslim Canadians. The commissioner has heard dozens of stories of threats, harassment and inappropriate home visits. But, Ara
fear  torture  humanrights  intimidation  policy  politics  neocons  rogues  terrorism  iraq  ashcroft  patriotact  culture  values  usa 
may 2005 by amaah

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