Alkhawaja: Beaten in BahrainLeading Bahraini human-rights activist Abdulhadi Alkhawaja was beaten bloody and dragged out of his house by government police over the weekend in Manama, his daughter (and former Fulbright Fellow at Brown University) Maryam Alkhawaja tells the Voice. Abdulhadi Al ... More >>
A New Hampshire lobsterman caught a rare, cobalt-blue lobster last Wednesday. The 1 1/2-pound lobster will not be boiled alive, but will instead live out its days at the Seacoast Science Center. Only one in 5 million lobsters are blue. [NY Daily News] In these times of do-it-yourself cooking ... More >>
Wednesday New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof announced to the world he was going to Twitter. "I was the first Times blogger," he bragged, and he also has "a facebook page and Youtube [sic] channel," so for Kristof this is a natural progression into the world of the future. He asked for advice ... More >>
Has anyone heard Darfur mentioned in the presidential debates? Or in Congress?
China, naturally, supports a UN resolution with no teeth
African Union humiliates Sudan, but doesn't stop rapes and murders in Darfur
Confronting the shame of indifference
On April 30 in Washington, a 'Rally to End Genocide' confronts the shame of indifference
A close-up of Sudan's chief mass murderer and his genteel, cultivated entourage
But his speech doesn't account for the administration's heavy hand in spinning faulty intelligence
With rape as an official weapon in Darfur, Sudan officials are now welcome here
CIA's close relationship with Sudan's government enables genocide there to continue
The United Nations is useless to blacks in Darfur. China will veto any meaningful action.
As black Africans are murdered and raped, most Americans are indifferent
News orgs are serving up the Sudan conflict as a race war. Sadly, it's not that simple.
'Never again,' said secretary general Kofi Annan after Rwanda. Corpses are back.
Arab Muslims Are Viciously Killing and Raping Black Muslims. So Where Is the World?
WMD Lies Could Be the New Watergate