Month: December 2008

Here is a guest post from an anonymous Stand’er seeking feedback: Recently, I’ve been asked to share my thoughts on Darfur as it stands today. That deadline has sharpened in my mind some of the questions I have on region right now. Obviously, situations change, and the Darfur we see today is not the same… Read More

This just in from Stand’ers Scott Fenwick and Joel Stephanson – Thousands Made Slaves in Darfur. During the North-South war, Sudan became famous for the slave trade. Armed by the government as proxy militias, Arab tribes on the border with the South would raid Southern villages and kidnap children to sell as slaves in the… Read More

Here at Stand-Canada, we’ve been talking for quite some time about the dangers and difficulties associated with the camps for Internally Displaced Persons and refugees in and around Darfur. Today, the New York Times has a really good article illustrating some of the problems associated with the camps, particularly the upending of traditional authority structures… Read More

For all you Winnipeggers out there… Tutsi genocide survivor and human rights activist speaks at the Berney Theater, Asper Jewish Community Campus December 9, 2008 (WINNPEG) The Jewish Students’ Association/Hillel in partnership with the East Indian Students’ Association, The African Students’ Association, Walk4Darfur and STAND are proud to present Eloge Christian Butera on January 8th,… Read More

The New York Times recently had this important editorial on Darfur. It’s good to see that there is still some attention out there for Darfur, an issue that it seems many people have started to give up on. It starts with this: “In January, President Bush said this about Darfur: “My administration called this genocide.… Read More

While the Canadian government is in shambles, Stand’er Ben Fine recently sent me this article about US President-elect Obama’s new choice for UN Ambassador. Like Clinton, it is expected that Obama will make this position a Cabinet-level position, critical to making foreign policy decisions. This could very seriously represent a change of US policy when… Read More

Stand’s Darfur Digest is a monthly report which contains analysis on current events relevant to the crisis in Darfur and offers a unique Canadian perspective. It chronicles developments in four areas: Canadian politics, the security situation, negotiations and engagement, and humanitarian affairs. ————————————————————————— I. Executive Summary Canadian Politics and Darfur: Newly-appointed Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon… Read More

It’s been a little while since I posted anything, so I thought I would give a rundown of the Six practices of great non-profits that was discussed at a recent meeting I attended. I believe the list initially comes from Not on Our Watch, the book by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast (though it may… Read More