The editor and writer of this blog Rebecca Sargent has come down with a very serious case of malaria.
All posts and email communication will be suspended until she returns to health. Check back soon!
In the meantime, please be sure to check out some of the older pieces you may have missed. Here is a summary of some of our first year’s posts:
- Canadian complicity in human rights abuses around the world;
- problems within UN structures (also here);
- the lack of respect for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
- whether ethnic violence is really a problem of ethnicity;
- water issues;
- constructive agreements;
- the failings of democracy and its connection to human sacrifice;
- economic growth;
- the international financial institutions and economic violence;
- development and its racist undertones;
- the negative sides of international assistance and the fair trade industry;
- common misconceptions of violence in Africa;
- the conflict in Israel-Palestine;
- relations between Iran and the US;
- violence in Madagascar;
- the Taliban;
- Somali pirates;
- the possibility of a Canadian army of peace and problems with the Canadian government;
- the atrocity that allowed a 3 year old to be ganged-raped and killed;
- the lack of human rights in refugee camps;
- the different forms of violence, conflict mediation and social trust;
- environmental abuses.
- several posts about my quest for a conflict free laptop, and about violence;
- and many, many on my most researched topic– conflict resources specifically those in the DRC (including that on corporate accountability, corporate rule, or Canadian connections to violence).
- We have also had some amazing submissions from our readers and friends.
Thanks for your support!