Gunmen came to Dr.Mukwege’s house in Bukavu, killed his security guard, and almost killed him.
Here is a profile I wrote of Mukwege in 2009 for The Progressive Magazine.
Here is the press release from PMU.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has reinitiated a dialogue with the FARC. Talks began in Oslo and will continue in Havana. The Colombian government suspended orders to capture the 29 members of FARC’s negotiating team as long as the negotiations take place, but have warned that they will be arrested if they try to leave Cuba.
The talks will deal with five issues: the end of armed conflict; land reform; guarantees for the exercise of political opposition and citizen participation; drug trafficking; and the rights of the victims of the conflict.
Matthew Adams from rabble.ca just did a podcast with me about Haiti’s New Dictatorship. Check it out.
I just wrote a review of Albert, Azulay, and Marty’s Fanfare for the Future: Occupy Strategy at amazon:
Full disclosure: I write for ZNet and come from this school of thought, so this is a knowledgeable review, but not an ‘objective’ one.
I have been updating my Writings Archive (see the tab above) and making sure that all of the links are working, putting copies of the material published elsewhere into this blog so it’s all searchable and such. Part of this is re-posting work that hasn’t been on the internet in a long time, so it’s been interesting memories.
One of the most was this photo essay from Palestine in the summer of 2002, 10 years ago now.