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Visiting Burundian Peaceworker to speak about healing and rebuilding community after genocide

Florence Ntakarutimana, a peace worker from Burundi, will speak about “Healing and Rebuilding Our Community” on Sunday, November 1st at Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte St (corner of Church & Charlotte), Fredericton, 7:30 pm. She will repeat this presentation on the campus of Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB on November 4th, time and place to [...]

Massive Iraqi Death Toll Ignored by Tabloid Culture

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (IPS) – The year is 1994. Pictures of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley cover the pages of prominent U.S. newspapers and magazines. Yet hidden from national view is the attempted elimination of the Tutsi ethnic group in Rwanda.

How we fuel Africa’s bloodiest war

The deadliest war since Adolf Hitler marched across Europe is starting again – and you are almost certainly carrying a blood-soaked chunk of the slaughter in your pocket. When we glance at the holocaust in Congo, with 5.4 million dead, the clichés of Africa reporting tumble out: this is a “tribal conflict” in “the Heart [...]

Making us safer is not the aim, Intensify the witch-hunt

Perhaps making us safer is not the real aim. Winning the war may not be the point. Militarily counterproductive tactics have been the norm in many developing countries; widespread attacks on civilians tended to attract support for the enemy. In Sudan, government-backed raids on civilians (today in the west, in the past in the south) [...]

If we fail to act

Paul Farmer: As a physician who has battled infectious diseases in Haiti, Rwanda and elsewhere, I know we are in the midst of a staggering wave of killing, one that brings to question all notions of moral values.