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Say “Never again” to genocide

Today, April 8, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Although the United Nations General Assembly chose January 27 as annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United States Congress established its own National Days of Remembrance, which are observed this year from April … Continue reading

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African models for nonviolent resolution

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Indigenous African dispute resolution mechanisms include efforts to utilize elders in resolving disputes peacefully. In Rwanda, where the Gacaca system predominated… Continue reading

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Women in a culture of violence

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The roots of the current U.S. culture of violence extend back to the unprecedented violence unleashed on this continent by European settlers in the 17th century. With the impunity that came with access to guns, belief in a God who favored them over others, and readily available justifications for violence, the settlers undertook a genocide… Continue reading

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Prosecuting the perpetrators (The Khmer Rouge genocide, Part 3)

[This is the third of four posts by Dr. Leakhena Nou on the legacy of the Khmer Rouge genocide.] In the 21st century, efforts have been made to promote restorative justice and end the culture of impunity in Cambodia. For … Continue reading

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