Monthly Archives: July 2011

CAPITOL FACILITIES DIRECTOR COMMITS ACT OF AGGRESSION TOWARD NON-VIOLENT PROTESTOR

On Monday July 25, 2011 Leslie Peterson was about to get her picture taken while holding a heart balloon outside of the Supreme Court during the Solidarity Sing-a-long. Out of nowhere, Ron Blair, the State’s Assistant Facilities Director at the … Continue reading

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yonisfara: With famine in southern Somalia and more than 11 million people in desperate need of food assistance in the region, countless lives hang in the balance. Just 50 U.S. cents per day is enough to feed a hungry child … Continue reading

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united-nations: Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s op-ed article in today’s Los Angeles Times: “We can’t allow Somalia to starve.”  That is why I reach out today: to focus global attention on this crisis, to sound the alarm and to call … Continue reading

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oxfamgb: Somalia Famine The situation in southern Somalia is especially desperate and has officially been declared a famine by the United Nations. This means that more than 30% of children in the area are now acutely malnourished. The FSNAU* reports … Continue reading

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theatlantic: Famine in East Africa With East Africa facing its worst drought in 60 years, affecting more than 11 million people, the United Nations has declared a famine in the region for the first time in a generation. Overcrowded refugee … Continue reading

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csmonitor: The faces of the East Africa famine Newly arrived refugees wait for aid at the refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border. Photos were taken by Reuters photographers. Watch Al-Jazeera English: Organizations providing aid to Somalia face scrutiny … Continue reading

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staff: The slow-motion disaster of the food crisis in the Horn of Africa is truly horrifying. Last Wednesday the United Nations declared a famine in two large regions of Somalia; 3.7 million people, nearly half the country’s population, are affected. … Continue reading

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