"Books of Conscience" to Read During Genocide Prevention Month

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According to the Genocide Prevention Month's site , the genocide in Bosnia began April 6, in Rwanda April 7, in Cambodia April 17, in Darfur April 19, in Armenia April 24, and the Holocast began April 21st. For additional titles and ways to take action, read Martha Bixby's post Make a Difference for Darfur this April on Change.org , and Chris Michael's post, April: Genocide Prevention Month on The Hub blog. Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April?

Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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They've organized an international Olympic Torch Relay which began on August 9 in Chad, near the Darfur border, and will finish in China in January. Lisa of ENOUGH writes in, Tell Companies Sponosoring the Chinese Olympics that Darfur is Not 'Business is Usual' , " we believe that the more voices that are raised, the more hope there is for peace in Darfur. The US Campaign for Burma is asking for a boycott of the Games: "China is paralyzing UN Security Council action on Burma.

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Solutionary Women: Heddy Nam

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Never Again is an international network that connects young people around the world to generate ideas and action for peace. Later, they learned that it happened again and again – in the cases of Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda - and it was still happening but nobody was doing anything about it. On the other hand, some politicians may care a great deal about improving human rights abuses or ending the violence in Darfur, but don’t act because they don’t have constituent backing.