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2009-06-08 11:51:00

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Shares Lessons Learned Serving Orphans from the Holocaust in Israel NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I feel like it's a miracle to come to the Village to live, because I was in a bad life. I don't have parents. I don't have a family. I was a street child living on the streets. Now I have hope for my life," said Marcel, whose mother, father, brothers and sister were all killed. Marcel is one of the 1.2 million children orphaned by...

2009-05-22 06:30:00

NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Circassian Cultural Institute issued the following statement today to commemorate the 145th anniversary of the Circassian Genocide: On Thursday the 21st of May, we commemorate the 145th Anniversary of the Circassian Genocide and pay tribute to the victims and survivors. Their focus for the observance will be to Free Circassia Now, the recognition of the Circassian Genocide and to stop the Sochi Olympic Games. We know from their testimony and historical...

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2009-05-04 11:15:00

A human rights watchdog warned on Monday that climate change would force Australia's Aborigines off their traditional lands, resulting in "cultural genocide" and environmental degradation, the AFP reported. The government-funded Human Rights Commission said Australia's original inhabitants, whose cultures stretch back many thousands of years, would be deeply affected by the impact of global warming. The commission's annual Native Title Report said that rising sea levels and soaring...

2009-03-04 09:34:00

In letter leaders commend U.N. Security Council, ICC support for pursuit of justice in Darfur WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 Darfuri and Sudanese diaspora leaders worldwide today issued a letter of support for the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudanese President al-Bashir, issued today in The Hague. Signatories commended U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court's support for the pursuit of justice in Darfur. To arrange...

2009-02-11 09:41:59

NBC News is using its successful To Catch a Predator formula to search out war criminals, a practice several media observers say is questionable. One of the network's first efforts, an investigation of a Maryland college professor on genocide charges, drew criticism from several sources, The New York Times reported Wednesday. In December, an NBC crew and a Rwandan prosecutor confronted Leopold Munyakazi with charges he participated in that country's genocide in 1994, which he denied. In the...

2008-12-23 13:54:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) recently sent a letter, signed by nearly 200 rabbis, urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to continue blocking attempts by the United Nations Security Council at delaying justice for Sudan's president, Omar Al-Bashir. Since 2003, the Government of Sudan has been arming and organizing militias, with backing by the Sudanese army, to engage in a genocidal campaign against the people of Darfur. To date, the...

2008-11-14 15:00:12

AmericanLife TV Network (ALN), the Nation's only cable network devoted to the Baby Boomer generation, announces the web premiere of "A Journey To Darfur," the highly acclaimed documentary produced by ALN, chronicling the historical trip of Nick and George Clooney to the Sudan border. The presentation on AmericanLife TV's website, www.americanlifetv.com , marks the documentary's internet debut. "A Journey To Darfur" documents the continuing genocide taking place within Sudan. Described as...

2008-11-12 15:00:08

Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir says he's ordering a cease-fire with rebels based in Darfur and will move to disarm pro-government militias. Bashir made the declaration Wednesday after receiving the recommendations of the Sudan People's Initiative, a Khartoum-backed plan that did not include any input from the key rebel group Justice and Equality Movement, the BBC reported. A prosecutor from the International Criminal Court in The Hague is seeking genocide charges against Bashir...

2008-09-25 03:00:20

By Phillip Zonkel "Afghan Women" explores the enormous pressures and perils faced by the country's women, who enjoy fewer rights than they did 30 years ago. "The High Tide: Native Islanders and the Community of the Parana River Delta" reveals a new culture in Argentina - with its own laws and codes, a byproduct of unemployment and immigration - that has formed in this unique estuary. And "Khinaliq Village - A Staircase to the Sky 2003-2006" depicts the effects of urbanization on the...

2008-08-30 12:00:11

By Mike Corder Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to "liquidate" him. Judge Iain Bonomy entered not guilty pleas on Karadzic's behalf on 11 counts, which also include charges of crimes against humanity, allowing pretrial proceedings to proceed even though he rejects the court's legitimacy....