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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 27, 2011 Security forces fire on protesters in Homs, witnesses say
QUOTE: The Arab League fact-finding team is visiting Syria this week to assess whether the government is upholding a commitment to end a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters, now in its 10th month. The observers are monitoring an Arab League initiative that calls for President Bashar al-Assad's security forces to withdraw from cities, release detainees and end all forms of violence.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 17, 2011 Political turmoil flares in Iraq as U.S. pulls out
QUOTE: Iraqiya accuses al-Maliki of trying to consolidate his own power rather than share it....[al-Mutlaq] said al-Maliki has flouted the power-sharing deal's provisions by refusing to name permanent ministers to lead the defense and interior ministries, which concentrates control over the military and police in the prime minister's hands.
CNN (Cable News Network) Aug 01, 2011 Somalis Waste Away as Insurgents Block Escape From Famine
QUOTE: The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.
New York Times Jul 09, 2011 South Sudanese celebrate the birth of their nation
QUOTE: South Sudan's sovereignty officially breaks Africa's largest nation into two, the result of a January referendum overwhelmingly approved by voters. The referendum was part of a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war pitting a government dominated by Arab Muslims in the north against black Christians and animists in the south.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 10, 2011 Killings and Rumors Unsettle a Libyan City
QUOTE: The killings, still unsolved, appeared to be rooted in revenge, the families said, and have raised the specter of a death squad stalking former Qaddafi officials in Benghazi, the opposition stronghold....potentially undermining hopes for a peaceful transition if Colonel Qaddafi surrenders power.
New York Times Sep 03, 2009 Korea Investigates Atrocities in Race Against Time
QUOTE: It is a race against time. The investigators, from the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, are tapping into the memories of a dwindling number of survivors as they pursue their mission of examining some of modern Korea’s most traumatic moments. They also face the possibility that their mandate, which expires next year, could be ended or drastically curtailed under the conservative government of President Lee Myung-bak.
New York Times Aug 04, 2009 Symbol of Unhealed Congo: Male Rape Victims
QUOTE: For years, the thickly forested hills and clear, deep lakes of eastern Congo have been a reservoir of atrocities. Now, it seems, there is another growing problem: men raping men.
New York Times Dec 24, 2008 Afghans and U.S. Plan to Recruit Local Militias
QUOTE: Taking a page from the successful experiment in Iraq, American commanders and Afghan leaders are preparing to arm local militias to help in the fight against a resurgent Taliban. But along with hope, the move is raising fears here that the new armed groups could push the country into a deeper bloodletting.
New York Times May 26, 2008 New Civil War Feared in Sudan As Town Empties
QUOTE: According to that deal, government and southern forces were to withdraw from the area once boundaries were determined by an independent commission. Abyei residents were to decide whether to join the north or the south in a 2011 referendum, when southerners are to vote on secession from the north...Now, southern officials are accusing Bashir of using a minor street scuffle this month as an excuse to unleash a brutal military campaign that they say is aimed at clearing the area of its pro-southern population ahead of the referendum.
Washington Post May 21, 2008 Police Arrest Two Alleged Members of Basque Separatist Group
QUOTE: ETA has waged a bloody, 40-year campaign for an independent Basque country in the border region of France and Spain. More than 800 people have been killed in bombings and assassinations by ETA, which the European Union and the United States consider a terrorist organization.
Washington Post May 15, 2008 Venezuela Offered Aid to Colombian Rebels
QUOTE: President Hugo Chávez, who has publicly lauded the FARC and characterized Colombia's government as illegitimate, ridiculed the latest batch of correspondence Sunday as "imbecilic documents." He cast Colombian President Álvaro Uribe as a "manipulator" linked to drug trafficking and charged that the Bush administration is using the documents as a pretext to invade Venezuela from Colombia.
Washington Post Oct 06, 2007 Christian Split in Lebanon Raises Specter of Civil War
QUOTE: Christian youth are signing up for militant factions in the greatest numbers since the end of the civil war, spray painting nationalist symbols on walls and tattooing them on their skin, and proclaiming their willingness to fight in a new civil war — in particular, against fellow Christians.
New York Times Oct 03, 2007 Shiite Bloc Condemns U.S. Policy Of Recruiting Sunni Tribesmen
QUOTE: U.S. forces have given wide support to thousands of Sunni tribesmen across the country who have pledged to fight al-Qaeda in Iraq. U.S. officials describe the effort as promoting grass-roots reconciliation that brings disenfranchised Sunnis into the government and provides protection for their neighborhoods.
Washington Post Sep 03, 2007 Cleric Issues Warning on Karbala Investigation
QUOTE: Mr. Sadr complained that the inquiry had already gone too far, with arrests of more than 200 of the group’s followers “in a Saddam-style measure,” Mr. Sadr’s statement said. It went on to claim that at least two witnesses saw gunfire coming from behind the walls of the shrines, suggesting that soldiers in the army units were responsible for much of the killing.
New York Times Feb 07, 2003 Confederate Flag Boycott Tests Presidential Candidates' Resolve
QUOTE: The Democratic candidates for president are struggling these days to work their way through a bit of a headache: How to campaign in South Carolina...without running afoul of an economic boycott intended to force the removal of a Confederate flag from the State House grounds.
New York Times Nov 07, 2001 Politics and Curriculum: How History is Taught
QUOTE: The interplay of politics and curriculum is the subject of "Censoring History" (M. E. Sharpe, 2000), edited by Laura Hein and Mark Selden. The book recalls a slogan from Orwell's "1984": "Who controls the past controls the future." That is true not only of totalitarians; every nation tries to shape the future when it teaches history.
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