December 21, 2014

Students rally for U.N. goals

by Nevada Carney and Rachel Nusbaum Washington Square News September 12, 2005 Days before political leaders from 191 countries will meet at the opening of the United Nations World Summit, youth leaders gathered Saturday at the Kimmel Center to discuss the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. The goals - a set of eight U.N. objectives set forth in 2000 that were approved by each nation and are supposed to be met by 2015 - include reducing extreme poverty by half, promoting gender equality and halting the spread of AIDS. The U.N. plans to … [Read more...]

Pyongyang palliative is Bush’s bitter pill

by Eugene Kogan The Japan Times Sept. 11, 2005 NEW HAVEN, Connecticut -- Although buried by headlines from Iraq and Hurricane Katrina-devastated U.S. Gulf Coast region, the fourth round of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program, about to resume in Beijing, presents the best chance yet to resolve diplomatically the simmering crisis on the Korean Peninsula. That's the good news. Unfortunately, the United States remains inflexible in its negotiation strategy. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ruled out changing the sequence of the … [Read more...]

Hope Not Hate meeting planned

by staff writer Beloit Daily News September 10, 2005 Beloit College will host a Hope Not Hate town hall meeting 6-10 p.m. Monday in the Moore Lounge in Pearsons Hall. Several speakers will make presentations about long-term strategies for improving relations between Western countries and the Islamic world. Then the audience will be able to ask questions and discuss issues. The presentation is co-sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy and the Beloit College Arabic Club. Similar town hall events are taking place at colleges throughout the … [Read more...]

Local universities honor Sept. 11, Katrina victims

by Staff Writer Richmond.com September 09, 2005 On the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the University of Richmond will hold a remembrance ceremony on campus. Also on Sunday, Virginia Commonwealth University will hold a vigil for victims of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina. UR, which lost four alumni and numerous parents and friends in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington - will hold the remembrance ceremony Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. The observance will begin at Gumenick Quadrangle, where four stone … [Read more...]

The impact heard around the world

by Jenna Alifante The Review (University of Delaware) Tuesday, September 6, 2005 Most of the university's students were either in diapers or not yet born when the first event to unite the world in the fight to aid Africa took place. However, this past July, they, along with an estimated 3 billion others across the globe, witnessed a monumental event in which artists, actors, politicians, religious leaders, social advocates and everyday citizens banded together to make their voices heard. The worldwide event was Live 8 and the impact has yet to be … [Read more...]

Millennium Development Goals

by Mike Batell AIDemocracy Online September 2005 This week, officials from over 170 nations will converge in New York City for the largest gathering of world leaders in history. The UN World Summit will focus in part on advancing programs to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight measurable targets for the reduction of extreme poverty and disease in developing countries to which 191 nations have committed themselves, including the United States. Perhaps the best public policy document exemplifying the sacred American value of … [Read more...]

Towards a Better Informed, More Peaceful World

by Lee Howard New London Times September 1, 2005 An interview with Eugene Kogan: Eugene B. Kogan is a 2003 magna cum laude graduate and trustee of Connecticut College and a senior political analyst for Americans for Informed Democracy (aidemocracy.org) in New Haven. He will soon go to London to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he will study the nature and limitations of American power in the post-9/11 world. Kogan recently wrote a paper titled "The War Congress: Shouldering the Responsibilities of a U.S. Global … [Read more...]

Friend or Foe? Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Receives Praise from Jesse Jackson

The article below reflects the support Jesse Jackson is giving Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez after the statement made by Reverend Pat Robertson calling for the US Government to assassinate Venezuela's President, as well as supporting Chavez's policies.  Whether or not the US government agrees with Chavez's policies, it is important to be mindful of the trade relationship the US has with Venezuela in relation to the oil imports, and the negative effects the US economy would experience should that trade relationship be hindered.  Hurricane … [Read more...]

A New Strategy For Iraq

Hey All, my name is Phillip Valka and I'm a new Senior Political Analyst with AID and this is my first post.  I know everyone might be a bit fed up with Iraq, given the constant coverage and the stream of bad news, but I just red this excellent article in the new issue of Foreign Affairs by Lt. Col. Andrew Krepinevich called "How to Win Iraq" (also the subject of David Brooks' piece in Sunday's Times).  I wrote a brief overview (with a little editorializing on my part) as an introduction to the article.  It takes a long time to … [Read more...]

Forum: Lessons of London terrorism

by Eugene B. Kogan Washington Times August 28, 2005 More than a month has passed, but Londoners won't forget. "You'll never forget 9/11, we'll never forget this" said a British doctor to an American journalist after the July 7 London terror attacks, which claimed 52 lives and injured 700. Indeed, if such future atrocities are to be prevented, people in the West must learn some tough lessons. After September 11, 2001, Americans came to believe that terrorism was practiced by extremists from "over there" (Middle East) against innocents "over here." … [Read more...]