The International Court of Justice has opened the case brought forward by Bosnia against Serbia for the Bosnian Genocide of 1992-95. All this while Serbia is in trouble over possibly obstructing the capture of Gen. Mladic, a key accused in the genocide.
There's a nice article on CounterCurrents.org about the situation in Gujarat, four years after communal riots which - depending on who you ask - either came extremely close to, or crossed the line, between massacre and genocide. It sums up a lot of the reasons why I think Gujarat was genocide, and has some interviews with people who Mr. Khan says are suffering "through a systematic subversion of justice and denial of [the] human rights of an entire community".
Mr. Nariman, the chairman of the Bar Association of India, has spoke in support of placing genocide on India's statute books at the inauguration of a workshop on the International Criminal Court. "Even if we don't ratify the Rome Treaty, at least our penal laws should define these crimes so that those who commit such crimes can be punished ... it can help us tackle the menace of terrorism", he said. Hopefully, this will squeeze India a little bit further out of the Axis of Impunity.
There's a nice article about a recent talk at Swathmore College entitled "Visions of Genocide, Witnesses from Darfur". I thought it was a well-written and moving article. As Dr. Jerry Ehrlich, a member of Doctors without Borders, put it: “As we speak, Darfur continues. It’s up to young audiences, young people like you. Maybe my time is gone as a volunteer. But you, you’re the future and you can make a difference”
We're back, and this time, we're a group with the Opera Community (you can check out our last website if you like). This means we still get a blog, an image, links on the side, all the flashy stuff that Blogger would give us. On the downside, we don't seem to be able to put in our own stats tracking software, although that might change. What're the upsides?
- Tags. Lack of tags was one of the BIG reasons I stopped doing this on Blogger - content would be flying everywhere, without any cohesive way of knitting it together. Hopefully, this will become a lot easier on Opera.
- Group. It ain't just a blog no more. Hopefully, I'll be able to talk people into signing up, helping out around here a bit more. Assuming firstly, I guess, that I can produce something good enough for people to want to be a part of. Sounds like a good goal to have .
- Young. At Blogger, we were one of a million blogs. On Opera, we're one of 4,577 blogs (as of right now, of course). Which means we get http://my.opera.com/rg/. Very cool. (If we ever get cool enough, I'll buy us a domain name and all, but until then a nice, short URL will help. Plus, "rg" has a nice, non-pretentious ring to it, no?)
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