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In the ten days following September 23, Sudanese cities witnessed the largest anti-government protests in many years. Many of the protesters aimed to bring down the government; others sought a reversal of its recent decision to reduce fuel subsidies. The police and security services responded with lethal force, and according to Amnesty International, killed more [...]

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Summary of Keynote Address at the conference, The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the frontiers of research and advocacy, University of Dayton, Ohio, October 4, 2013.

In this presentation I trace the genealogy of the practice of activism on civil and political rights, first of all in western nation-states, and then in [...]

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The British actor and writer Stephen Fry, who is gay, has caused a storm by demanding that the Winter Olympics be moved elsewhere or boycotted, because of recent Russian legislation criminalizing “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.”

      Better than a boycott: theater in the [...]

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Dear Monim,

 

I have long argued that humanitarians and human rights activists should embrace critical self-reflection including acknowledging their mistakes (see my piece, originally entitled “Writing rights and getting it wrong”.  So I welcome the change to debate–though not, of necessity, on everything. Monim puts his finger on two closely-related key issues, which [...]

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Whenever Alex de Waal publishes analysis or reflections, Sudanese intellectuals and activists, and the concerned international institutions and individuals, give it priority attention. The last week of April  and first week of May 2013 were for me remarkable weeks, watching de Waal coming with two articles, re-positioning himself as an advocate for  “principled” activism [...]

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I am a freelance writer and editor who has lived and worked off and on in central Africa for 25 years. I am writing to call your attention to this week’s Congressional hearing on Dodd-Frank 1502. Held by the Monetary Policy and Trade subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, the hearing examined the unintended [...]

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