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mjollnir
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posted 09 June 2004 07:39 PM      Profile for mjollnir        Edit/Delete Post
This editorial is kind of old, but its call was urgent, and naturally, went undheeded.

The arab world is crying for justice, in palestine, iraq, and other places, but, why was this issue ignored in the summit?

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=17&article_id=4322


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liminal
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posted 09 June 2004 09:19 PM      Profile for liminal        Edit/Delete Post
Long live theocracies
Long live nationalsim that aims at homogeneity.

NOT!


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 09 June 2004 09:36 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Darfur. The name is becoming synonymous worldwide with shame and outrage, and it is a purely home-grown calamity: there is no outside hand to conveniently blame.

There must be some mistake. This editorial is from a Lebanese paper. Arab journalism isn't self-critical.


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mjollnir
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posted 10 June 2004 12:05 PM      Profile for mjollnir        Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:

There must be some mistake. This editorial is from a Lebanese paper. Arab journalism isn't self-critical.


Was there a or not at the end of this statement?
The lebanese press, at least, is as free as any in the region, and yes, it is often critical of the lebanese government as well as the arab governments altogether.

You can check:
www.dailystar.com.lb
www.lorient-lejour.com.lb
beirut.indymedia.org

and believe me, you'll find a lot of self-criticism, which you'll also find in the arabic papers, such as al-nahar (www.annahar.com)


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 10 June 2004 12:21 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Smileys aren't conducive to irony.

There's al ahram in Egypt as well.

I haven't been reading it as much as I used to when Edward Said was a regular contributor.


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mjollnir
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posted 10 June 2004 01:03 PM      Profile for mjollnir        Edit/Delete Post
Hah! Irony can tolerate a grain of truth.

But in my defence, your statement had truth in a sizeable amount, more than the threshold for irony. It could have gone either way.

But the thread is about darfour and why the arab world is silent.


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mjollnir
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posted 16 June 2004 09:38 PM      Profile for mjollnir        Edit/Delete Post
New article from the daily star:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&article_id=5351&categ_id=17

[ 16 June 2004: Message edited by: mjollnir ]


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DrConway
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posted 02 July 2004 03:06 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Timeline of Events

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KHARTOUM, July 2 (Xinhuanet) -- As a humanitarian crisis in the Sudan's western Darfur region escalates into a major disaster, the international community is pressing for dialogue to avoid "another Rwanda." The following are the major events in the Darfur conflict.

February 2003 -- A revolt against the Arab-dominated Sudanese government breaks out among indigenous ethnic minorities in Darfur.Pro-government Arab militias there now are blamed for a wave of killings of indigenous groups.

More than 10,000 people have reportedly died in the region and more than a million others been driven from their homes since then.


That was the first indication of trouble.

The most recent event listed is:

quote:
uly 1, 2004 -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, visiting Darfur, urges the Sudanese government to bring under control the Janjawid militia.

Annan holds talks with Sudanese Interior Minister Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein and North Darfur state Governor Mohammed Osman Kibir.

During the talks, Annan urges the Sudanese government to contain the Janjawid and "not fighting side by side with them."

"The UN is prepared to work with you on the humanitarian front to ensure that we do not have a humanitarian disaster," Annan says.



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DrConway
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posted 25 July 2004 12:37 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Uganda Rebels Launch Attack

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The Sudan People's Liberation Army says that a Ugandan rebel group has attacked and killed several of its fighters in the south of the country.

An Anglican church says dozens of civilians have been killed by the same rebel group, the Lords Resistance Army.

The LRA has been terrorizing much of northern Uganda for the past 18 years, killing and abducting civilians, most of them children.

But their atrocities are also being carried out inside southern Sudan.


And so, like Rwanda, this conflict will draw in other nations. The ripples widen, as they must.


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