- December 07, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
Khartoum police arrested around 70 opposition members yesterday morning, including three leaders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the ruling party of South Sudan. The arrests were in response to protests calling for electoral and legal reform by the National Assembly. The Sudanese government issued a last minute ban on the opposition rally on Sunday.
- December 07, 2009Posted by:VisitorComments:0
Guest post by Gabi Arons and Nicole DeChello, Amnity High School
Nicole and Gabi here. We're Amity High School’s Canvass leaders in Woodbridge, CT.
After the Pledge2Protect Conference, we were so inspired to head the canvass at our school, so we got right to work. Three very long weeks later, December 1st finally came. We had planned for Amity STAND club members to go into every classroom (therefore talking to EVERY student at Amity) and tell students about the National Canvass and ask them to sign pledges.
- December 06, 2009Posted by:VisitorComments:1
Guest post by Jenn Polish, Queens College STAND
Good music, good company, a dance floor, and - oh yeah - awareness raising, fundraising, and pledging against genocide - made for an AMAZING night at Queens College in Flushing, New York. What we've lovingly dubbed our Peace Jam was held the night of Thursday December 3rd in the fourth floor ballroom of our Student Union Building from 6 to 10 PM.
- December 04, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
In case you missed today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health - which included US Special Envoy General Scott Gration's first testimony before Congress since the release of the administration's Sudan policy - we've put together some highlights and a wrap-up of blogs, commentary, and news coverage.
- December 01, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
Today, we kicked off the Pledge2Protect canvass. In cooperation with the Genocide Intervention Network and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, we are asking people across the country to take the pledge to prevent genocide.
To do this, chapters are holding awesome events throughout this week to educate about the ongoing conflicts and motivate people to take action. Not only this, but they are using these events as a chance to collect pledges from the attendees.
- “Treat the Disease Not Just the Symptoms”: Current intervention efforts in DR Congo could benefit from genuine civilian protectNovember 30, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
The Fall 2009 Pledge2Protect conference held in Washington DC was off the hook; I have never been more proud of STAND. I was able to understand so much material, digest many perspectives and in the end left very educated, challenged and encouraged.
- November 23, 2009Posted by:Comments:0
Andrew Hedlund at Arizona State just published a great article in ASU’s State Press about the role of minerals in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and current legislation to address it. Read on to learn more and find out how you can take action.
Financing a calamity with a vibrating cell phone
Monday, November 23, 2009
The Democratic Republic of the Congo houses an incredibly violent and heart-wrenching conflict.