Regions / Africa
With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama's limitations nor cynical about his potential.
There's no question that the Congressman's personal history is both courageous and noble but most peace and justice activists have found Lantos as a very inconsistent human rights advocate.
Unfortunately, the current wave of violence is seen by many Kenyans as payback time.
A response to Kevin Funk and Steve Fake: Divestment will help to end the Genocide in Darfur.
A response to Daniel Millenson: The divestment movement from Sudan still makes clear "the failures in our intellectual culture"
The divestment movement from Sudan makes clear "indication of the failures in our intellectual culture"
From rallying and letter writing, the Save Darfur movement is now taking a page from history and looking to divestment to end the atrocities in Darfur.
The battle for African hearts and minds will not be won if it's clear that it is being waged more for the sake of U.S. strategic interests than African needs.
Don't be too surprised, but a tough attitude is the best gift you can give Darfur today.
The '08 Stop AIDS Platform is something that we must all take heed of: our next President must do more to stop the HIV/AIDS crisis. This conviction is what impelled this group of 15 youth AIDS activists to attend the Take Back America Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this summer and "birddog" Barack Obama and John Edwards.