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Washington, DC Honor the Past – Act Now for Darfur event

IMG_6549, originally uploaded by shaggy2797. Girl adds her postcard asking President Obama to act for Darfur at the Washington, DC event honoring Genocide Prevention Month and calling for action in Darfur. Photo copyright: Ryan Riley Advertisements

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What Actions Should the International Community Take To Resolve the Situation in Darfur?

The State Department asks: What Actions Should the International Community Take To Resolve the Situation in Darfur?. Earlier this week, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said, “I think it’s imperative that the African Union and its member states, … Continue reading

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“A Helpful Step”: US Government Response to ICC indictment

The White House, State Department, US Mission to the UN and members of Congress all responded to the ICC arrest warrant today.  In general, the statements were, well, nice and general.  It’s almost like the government was caught by surprise.  … Continue reading

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The White House – Press Office – Remarks of President Barack Obama — Address to Joint Session of Congress

From President Obama’s speech to the joint session of Congress (or as twitter called it, the “not State of the Union” #nSOTU): To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend – because there … Continue reading

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Best Politicians On Twitter

One of my recently developed pet peeves (I only joined twitter in September) is Twitter members who just “tweet” their RSS feed.  Lots of “individuals” and organizations are responsible for this (I won’t name names, you can tell by the … Continue reading

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Origin of Shepard Fairey’s HOPE painting

I just learned that the “HOPE” painting of President Obama is based off of a photo of him taken at a Darfur event! My colleague Matt passed along the link to BuzzFeed, and made this comment: “The photo Shepard Fairey … Continue reading

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