Writings

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Have You Told Anyone Yet?

Cross-posted from Blog for Darfur. What’s it like to live through a brutal, 20-year war? Simon Deng doesn’t like to talk about it, but he will. “I speak about it because I know what it is like to be a … Continue reading →

Remembering The Plight of Sudan’s Survivors on Refugee Day

Originally posted at Enough Said. Worldwide, 41.2 million people have been forced from their homes by conflict. Over 5 million of those people are from Sudan. Millions of Sudanese still live in camps in Sudan or just across the border … Continue reading →

The Internet + Genocide: The Good, The Bad, The Questionable

Originally posted at Stop Genocide. The internet.  One of the best things about it is that anyone with a connection and a computer can use it to spread ideas, learn and connect with other people.  One of the scariest things?  … Continue reading →

The Worst Insult

Originally posted at Stop Genocide Calling someone a Nazi is one of the worst insults out there.  Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most pervasive in our culture.  From the famous (satirical) Seinfeld “Soup Nazi” to recent political protests, calling … Continue reading →

Taxes – not at ALL like the Holocaust

Dear “tea party” anti-tax activists: Taxes are not like the Holocaust.  They’re not even like war crimes.  They’re taxes – part of the price we pay to live in a country where we are ensured democratic transition of power, education, … Continue reading →

The more dictators change, the more they stay the same (Or, genocide over breakfast)

First posted at Stop Genocide. Every year, Parade Magazine releases a list of the “worlds worst dictators”.  Parade usually covers celebrity, health, and human interest type stories that are slightly more pleasant to read over your Sunday waffles.  … Continue reading →

The Oscars, the Grammys and Genocide

Originally posted at Stop Genocide: The red carpet is filled with stars tonight, but you might have noticed that an awards show regular is missing. Instead of hanging out with Brad and Angelina, George Clooney is recovering from a trip … Continue reading →

Anti-Genocide 2.0

Originally posted at Stop Genocide. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget the horrific realities of genocide.  While there is no way those of us who haven’t experienced it firsthand can truly begin to understand, many creative groups have found ways to … Continue reading →

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One Response to Writings

  1. Jim Kennedye says:

    Hey Martha,
    Met you and Ben tonight at the Beehive. It was great to meet you both. Tell me more about your function the Wed. Talk to you soon.
    Jim

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