Tag: Peacekeeping

Oct 27

Freedom Theater: Building peace with arts

Creating freedom and peace in Palestine I’ve previously written about how art, and in particular music, can help to solve social and economical disparities (read post). I recently learned about another great example of how art can be useful to alleviate social conflicts. I attended a talk by Palestinian actors from The Freedom Theater. The Freedom …

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Oct 25

The US Focus on Uganda: Why Now? (part 2)

In my blog post last week I addressed the history of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in an effort to show who they are and what this organization is doing in Uganda and other countries in Africa. I hope that I was able to convey that the LRA are not, as Limbaugh seemed to think …

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Oct 21

US Focus on Uganda: the LRA (part 1)

In a previous post, I wrote about the indigenous populations in Uganda. Once again, Ugandans are in the news thanks in large part this time to Rush Limbaugh. On October 14th, Mr. Limbaugh became aware that President Obama was sending peacekeeping troops to Uganda in an effort to curb the brutality of the Lords Resistance …

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Oct 13

Mujeres Admirables: Wangari Maathai

El 25 de Septiembre falleció en Kenya Wangari Maathai, la ambientalista, política y activista de derechos humanos. Ganadora del premio Nobel en 2004, murió a los 71 años dejando un legado detrás de ella. Es conocida por haber fundado la organización no-gubernamental Green Belt Movement (Movimiento del Cinturón Verde). Green Belt Movement (GBM) aboga por …

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May 26

The International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers

This Sunday, May 29 is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Never heard of it? It’s the day that recognizes and celebrates all those who have taken part in UN peacekeeping operations led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Never heard of that? Well, it’s a department of the United Nations that is …

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Apr 01

Responsibility to Protect

Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a relatively new concept in political theory. Basically, it is the idea that governments everywhere have a responsibility to uphold and protect the human rights of their citizens. And, if a state is unwilling or unable to do so, it is the duty of the international community to step in …

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