Monday, January 24, 2005

US: OSI turned loose on all war criminals

The US Dept. of Justice's Office of Special Investigations has had its mandate expanded ...
Under the new legislation, OSI will no longer be limited to tracking Nazis and their allies, but will also identify suspected war criminals in conflicts including the Balkans, Cambodia and Rwanda. The law would allow OSI to seek to keep out or remove immigrants who "committed, ordered, incited, assisted or otherwise participated in conduct outside the United States" that would be considered genocide, acts of torture or extrajudicial killings.

The Justice and Homeland Security departments are required to submit reports to Congress within six months outlining how the program will work. In addition, the legislation calls for the authorization of enough money to ensure that OSI "fulfills its continuing obligations regarding Nazi war criminals." (source)
More here ...

Via Cranky Professor

Thursday, January 13, 2005

writing African history

well said!

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Hotel Rwanda

Watched Hotel Rwanda last night.

I can't bring myself to write about the film because it was just such a wrenching experience. I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a Rwandan to watch it (btw ... didn't see any at the screening last night). If any of you out there have the opportunity to watch the film, do so.