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    05/03/2010
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    In this week's issue: Tribal clashes in South Darfur left 52 dead; several ceasefire groups officially rejected Burma's Border Guard Force proposal; ICG released a report on responding to the LRA threat in central Africa
     
    Weekly News Brief - April 23 to 30, 2010, compiled by Joshua Kennedy of GI-Net and the STAND E-team. To receive weekly news briefs, trivia, and a discussion guide, email education@standnow.org.

  • 05/02/2010
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    While STAND began as a Darfur group, recent years have seen our mission expand to concern all areas of genocide and mass atrocities world-wide. Fulfilling such an expansive mission is no easy task. As strong of an organization as STAND is, it is unrealistic to think that we could educate and advocate on any and every spot in the world where civilians are targeted for systematic violence. To be most effective, we must prioritize and focus on a few, most urgent, crises around the world. How do we decide?

  • 05/02/2010
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    Last week's trivia and discussion concerned the possible MONUC withdrawal from Congo and consequences as a result.

    Trivia: possible repercussions of MONUC leaving Congo

  • 04/28/2010
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     Iraqi refugee, Ihab Basri, is a freshman at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. His life story is a powerful one—a story of war, of family, of survival, and of hope that peace is coming to Iraq once again.

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    04/26/2010
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    In this week's issue: fifty people were killed reportedly due to cattle raiding south of Nyala; Kachin Independence Organization troops are training opposition groups who refused to join Burma's Border Guard Force; FARDC executed 49 civilians earlier this month in Congo

     

  • 04/26/2010
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    Trivia: Give two repercussions of the UN’s impending withdrawal from Eastern DRC.

    Discussion:

    Why is the UN considering pulling out of DRC?

    What are the likely immediate effects of their withdrawal on the civilian population?

    Will the UN’s withdrawal necessarily point DRC in a direction to peace?

  • 04/26/2010
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    This week's trivia and discussion focused on what happens after genocide--focusing particularly on Rwanda.

    Trivia:
    While the UN established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the national courts in Rwanda were unable to process the large number of cases of accused perpetrators that remained. In light of this, the government adapted the pre-colonial, traditional gacaca courts to handle the remaining cases.

  • 04/19/2010
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    April is Genocide Prevention Month, and a time when we remember the genocides of the past. As anti-genocide activists, we spend our time monitoring current conflicts, educating others, and taking action to ensure that further violence will be prevented and these conflicts end. This year, we have educated ourselves and others on the importance of prevention, ensuring that genocide does not occur in the first place. However, we spend little time thinking about what happens after genocide.

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    04/19/2010
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    In this week's issue: Elections concluded in Sudan and results are expected on Tuesday, April 20; the Burmese government rejected the latest proposal by the United Wa State Army on the Border Guard Force, indicating it will not compromise; UN officials are reluctant to comply with the Congolese government's request for the withdrawal of MONUC
     
    Weekly News Brief, April 9 to 16, 2010, com

  • 04/17/2010
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    Trivia Answers: 149 Afghan civilians were killed by NATO airstrikes in 2009.  

    Discussion: How do airstrikes and drone strikes affect conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Are either types of strike legal?  

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