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  • 08/24/2009
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    Check out this article in GOOD Magazine by former STAND Student Director Erin Mazursky.  Erin discusses some of her most recent work training youth organizers in Albania while reflecting on the important role our generation must play in global politics. 
    I found her final words particularly powerful:
  • 07/16/2009
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    So you've probably noticed that the STAND Blogging Team has taken a little break from our usually regular posts.  This summer, we've been busy hiring and training a brand new Student Leadership Team, some of the team members have been traveling abroad, and some of us have been taking a brief but much-needed summer vacation.

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    The "Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008" was probably the most comprehensive piece of legislation ever passed aimed at wrangling Burma's military government. It tightened up a 2003 ban on importing Burmese rubies (and other gems), making it illegal to import rubies originally from Burma that have been processed, treated, or cut in other countries such as Thailand. Previously, the ban only restricted imports of rubies coming directly form Burma.

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    To be completely honest: when we were hired as the Southwest Regional Outreach Coordinators we weren't entirely sure what our jobs entailed. We knew it had something to do with implementing STAND's national campaigns on a local level, but beyond that we had no idea what we would be doing on a day-to-day basis.

  • 03/28/2009
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    I had a feeling I'd found my dream "job" when I found myself waking up every morning, excited to check my STAND email inbox before even getting up to eat breakfast.  I knew for sure I'd found it when I realized it was almost time to graduate and, accordingly, pass on the torch to another STAND student, and I felt more than a touch of sadness at the prospect of leaving.

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    On December 3, you, and thousands of other students like you, took a STAND to protect civilians in Darfur and Burma. Thank you so much for supporting GI-NET’s groundbreaking initiatives to transform the world’s response to genocide from one of humanitarian response to one of prevention and protection.  

  • 01/14/2009
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    We have an important opportunity to tell the new administration that ending the Darfur genocide is a top priority of the American people. Change.org is sponsoring a competition called Ideas for Change in America and ending the genocide in Darfur is in the finals. But we need your help.

    Vote today to ensure that ending the genocide in Darfur is one of the top ten issues that will be presented to the new administration.

  • 01/03/2009
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    Interested in getting involved with STAND on the national level? Want to help empower STAND students all over the country to become better anti-genocide activists through education? STAND's EduTeam is currently looking for Conflict Education Coordinators (CECs) for Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  • Emily Cunningham
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    Emily Cunningham

    There has been much talk on the campaign trail of hope and change, rhetoric which is largely responsible for the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. Across the nation and world, there is unprecedented excitement about the new administration and its potential to change.

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    The first time I heard Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, speak, she told a personal story that’s remained extremely meaningful for me in considering how to approach my role as an activist. The story had to do with the pitfalls in her relationship with the atrocities that she works to portray; she recounted how, working in Bosnia during the war, she was able to begin to make a name for herself as a journalist.

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