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A Potential ICC Trial for Bashir Gives Hope to the People of Darfur

The newly formed transitional government of Sudan took a big step in February in announcing its openness to turn former president Omar al Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for his crimes against the people of Darfur. For many, this announcement has been decades in the making. Bashir’s violent rule […]

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Why We Must Remember Auschwitz 75 Years On

On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. 75 years later, we are able to reflect on the events of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed at Auschwitz through the lens of time. When the Nazis heard that Soviet troops would soon arrive at Auschwitz, thousands of prisoners were […]

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Violent Attacks in Western Darfur in the Shadow of Peace Agreements

A Region Questions if it Will Ever be Free of Genocide   Fear emanates from Western Darfur in the shadow of the signing of the Darfur Framework Agreement. As the Transitional Government of Sudan takes these important steps toward peace, militia are rolling into the capital of Western Darfur leaving tragedy in their wake. As […]

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ISIS, genocide, and international inaction

A year ago, I wrote a short blog for Stop Genocide Now that made note of the significant move that ISIS had been declared “genocidal” by the United States. On March 17, 2016, then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated, “Daesh [Arabic name for ISIS] is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions […]

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Never Again, Yet Again

War is horrifically, painfully, and unconscionably nothing new. So why does Aleppo seem different?

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A Possibility of Extermination

This past week, Aung San Suu Kyi, an enduring symbol of the struggle for democracy in Burma and now State Counsellor of Myanmar, made an official visit to Thailand, where she was greeted by thousands of her compatriots living and working in Bangkok. Many of them belong to the Rohingya ethnic group, whom The Economist […]

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A Decade Long Genocide: Why Darfur…Again?

During Genocide Awareness Month 2011, I wrote this blog featuring our online zine, “Why Darfur…Again? 100 Reasons Why.” This past April 2013 marked a decade of genocide in Darfur and the question “Why Darfur…Again?” remains just as relevant. Darfur and Sudan are far from front page headlines. Recently the Government of Sudan denied 20 visa […]

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Loving You

I write this blog about Darfur to my three children, Boston 6, Capri 3 and Cayman 2. My desire is that through my writing they can know me, know the world and learn how they can achieve anything in order to change it. To the reader, I hope by giving you a transparent look into […]

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It’s In My Blood

Almost every Armenian I have met tells me, “Genocide is in my blood.” And I see this in the constant work of In His Shoes and through the annual Genocide Awareness Week organized by UC San Diego’s Armenian Student group. Not only do these groups work to raise awareness about the genocide committed against their […]

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SGN Talks: “It’s a Bad Name”

Stop Genocide Now has the amazing opportunity to speak on a one-on-one basis with many survivors of the Darfur genocide. In the many visits to the refugee camps, countless people have come up to us to tell their stories, their opinions, and their experience of what it means to survive one of the most horrific […]