I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lauren Duca, author of How to Start a Revolution. As potentially a millennial myself (Oregon Trail Generation by some calculations), I wanted to find out what this generation is meant to do with its revolutionary potential. What follows is our conversation, slightly edited for length and clarity. Corrie … Continue reading Talking Revolution with Lauren Duca (The Mantle)
In the early days of the Sudan Uprising, a gentleman set up a library in the middle of the protest blocks. With the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir, the people of Sudan were finally free to read books that had previously been banned or otherwise “not allowed.” The librarian noted that beyond history and politics, the books … Continue reading The 'New Janjaweed' Bring Continued Violence to Darfur and New Violence to Khartoum (SGN)
The US Senate has delayed a vote on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Act of 2018.
Imagine being forced to flee your home because the military is attacking and killing your neighbors, burning down your village, and raping and abducting your wife and children. You want to turn to your government for help, but it doesn’t even recognize you as a citizen. Your only options are to flee, or be killed. … Continue reading The Rohingya, R2P, and Civilian Protection (FPIF)
Last year I headed to Washington, DC with a small group of ladies, not quite sure what to expect, but positive we wanted to be there to make our voices heard. What we experienced was history in the making. Millions of people taking to the streets across the world to protest the new American president, … Continue reading We’re Still Here: Women’s March 2018.
Hey everyone! So, it's been a long time coming, but the day is finally here! "When We Let People Die," an essay collection detailing the many failures and complications of the Responsibility to Protect, is finally out today. We have published the introduction in its entirety over at The Mantle, and I would encourage you … Continue reading The Book is Out!!
In The Mantle's sixth virtual roundtable, I brought together three experts to discuss borders, their purpose, and who they serve. Roundtable participants delve into topics such as the shift to more solidified, violent borders post - 9/11, border identities, and the dichotomy of closed borders in a globalized society. Check out the full roundtable discussion … Continue reading On Borders – A Virtual Roundtable
Over the last 16 years, the question of how to operationalize the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), bringing it “from theory to practice,” has been the focus of great debate among UN member states and human rights organizations. Created as a response to the devastating genocide in Rwanda, the international community has struggled to find a way … Continue reading Will the Veto Ever Be Restrained (The Mantle)
I'm having a hard time with humanity today. I'm having a hard time understanding how eyes can be so closed, and hearts can be so cold. I'm having a hard time understanding why living in a different country makes you less deserving of life. As news stories, videos, and pictures spread of the most recent … Continue reading Syrians need us to remember our humanity
I went to Washington D.C. with a group of ladies. Some I've known, some I met for the first time on November 12, 2016, as we took to the streets of New York to protest the election of Donald Trump. Marching that weekend didn't feel so much like a decision as a necessity. It … Continue reading The Women I Marched With…