Democracy promotion is not a top priority for the United States in Sudan.
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Early on at the U.S. Social Forum, I was struck by the disjuncture between the huge ambition of the assembly and the limitations of the conference's agenda and slate of decentralized workshops.
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These contemporary poems in defense of global human rights give voice to the dead, the dying, and the degraded.