Monday, April 30, 2012

Do you want to be a Roadie?

Do you want to be a Roadie? (You. Yes, you.) We are currently looking for the best and the brightest to join us for Fall 2012. The deadline to apply is May 25th. Details here:

NY Times: The complexities of capturing Kony

Ben Curtis AP
As the world was rapidly becoming aware of Joseph Kony’s atrocities, people were left appalled. Without knowing the region, it is hard to understand why it would be so difficult to capture one man. The New York Times released a story yesterday with updates from the American team helping to track down LRA leadership. The Green Berets, who are only in “an advise and assist role” and do not take part in actual combat, explain the complexity of the situation:

Former Liberian president convicted of war crimes

Charles Taylor_AP photo

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor looks down as he waits for the start of a hearing to deliver the verdict in the court room of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday April 26. Photo credit: Peter Dejong/AP

Last Thursday an international tribunal found ex-President Charles Taylor guilty on 11 counts of war crimes in Sierra Leone. It is, undoubtedly, a milestone for international justice as he is the first head of state since the Nuremberg Trials to be indicted for war crimes, and the first ever to be convicted. This verdict comes just weeks after Thomas Lubanga was found guilty by the International Criminal Court for his use of child soldiers in Congo.