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A lack of education and the absence of cultural understanding were among the reasons cited for human rights violations in Afghanistan at the Afghanistan and State Building Symposium last Friday, hosted by the La Verne College of Law. The symposium, well attended by local and international dignitaries, featured panel speakers from Afghanistan, the U.S. Afghan Women’s Council and Harvard – all of whom shared their views on human rights violations.
More than 70 people, of whom many were lawyers, gathered in the Campus Center to examine the reconstruction of Afghanistan and the United States’ role in the rebuilding process.
Military, government, academia high-ranking officials and policymakers united for the common interest of law in post-conflict states – in this instance, Afghanistan.
Professor of English William A. Cook has published numerous books and articles on Middle Eastern issues and social justice around the world while remaining a devoted professor at the University of La Verne.
Signs bearing messages like “Peace not war,” “War is not pro-life” and “War is not the answer” were held aloft by more than 70 protesters at a war rally in Claremont last Friday.
Tuesday’s speech given by President Obama to the United States Military Academy marked a politically risky move.
From an idea between friends to an event that brought many together, the Peace and Justice Festival on April 12 in Claremont used many mediums of expression to shed light on world issues.
Her father lost his ability to hear in World War II. Her uncle died in the same war. This closeness to the effects of war and conflict served to feed in Linda Bearman an attitude about patriotism that thrives strongly still.
The last time Juan Garcia spoke with his brother, he said that it was weird and uncomfortable. It was two days before his brother was scheduled to fly to Iraq to serve as a Military Policeman.
Monday, March 21, 2003, marked a historical moment when President George W. Bush publicly presented an ultimatum to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein that asked him to step down from power within 48 hours, or prepare for war with the United States and Britain.