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2009-09-08 13:25:33

Whether they're found in a museum or a textbook, historical narratives about traumatic events such as war and genocide are better left to older students, who have typically developed a more refined historical consciousness, says a University of Illinois professor who studies and teaches historical instruction. According to Brenda M. Trofanenko, a professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education at Illinois, the "difficult knowledge" of such events as the Holocaust, the...

2009-07-30 08:55:00

Museum expresses concern for millions of civilians still at risk in Sudan WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced today the update of its Google Earth initiative, Crisis in Darfur, with U.S. Department of State data that shed new light on the extent of the genocide in Darfur. The new data show that more than 3300 villages have been damaged or destroyed in the Darfur region of Sudan, primarily between 2003 - 2005. This is more...

2009-06-19 09:06:00

Ruth Messinger: Members of administration must get on same page to effectively bring peace NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), long involved in the fight against the genocide in Darfur, expressed concern today that the Obama administration is sending contradictory signals in recognizing the magnitude of what has taken place and continues to occur on the ground in Darfur. "We believe that when conditions are as deplorable as they are, when...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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