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Rene Wadlow's Blog – March 2009 Archive (4)

Darfur, Action Needed

Darfur : Heavy Storm Warning

Rene Wadlow*

The lives of children and mothers have been placed at high risk by the forced withdrawal of non-governmental organizations (NGO) from Darfur, Sudan. The withdrawal was an act of vengeance on the part of the Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir when arrest warrants of the International Criminal Court (ICC) were signed against him. The people who suffer are Sudanese victims of five years of violence in Darfur.… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 21, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

Day of the Citizens of the World

The Day of the Citizens of the World

Rene Wadlow*

The passage at midnight between 20 March and 21 March marks the central moment of the Day of the Citizens of the World. It is the start of the Spring Solstice and is celebrated in countries influenced by Persian culture such as Iran, Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics as Navruz (Nawroz), the start of the New Year. It is a period of renewal, of new beginnings, and a time of recognition that… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 15, 2009 at 7:08am — No Comments

Sudan and the ICC

Al-Bashir and the ICC:The Shock of Responsibility

Written by René Wadlow

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

After a thorough examination of the evidence presented by the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo, a panel of three judges has issued an arrest warrant against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan. There are seven charges against al-Bashir including crimes against humanity, murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture,… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 11, 2009 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

8 March: International Day of Women

The Goddess of March

Rene Wadlow *

Be ever watchful, wanderer, for the eyes that gaze into yours at the bend of the road may be those of the goddess herself. Oracle at Delphi

March 8 is the International Day of Women and is placed under the sign of the goddess of the month of March — Minerva. Minerva derives her name from the Latin mens (mind), and so she has a special relation to teachers and artists, especially players of a flute. Tradition has it that Minerva is a… Continue

Added by Rene Wadlow on March 4, 2009 at 6:39am — No Comments


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