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The West and Somalia: A Complex History

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By Kip Hargrave

 

For twenty years I coordinated a team at Catholic Charities that helped refugees resettle themselves in Syracuse. In order to help refugees acclimate to life in the United States, it is very important to learn both their national and personal histories. One refugee who I got to know very well, was a Somali woman named Marian Gedow who arrived here in 2000 with five children and her mother. I would like to introduce her and her country to you, the progressives of Syracuse.

 

Newsletter

The West and Somalia: A Complex History

From the

By Kip Hargrave

 

For twenty years I coordinated a team at Catholic Charities that helped refugees resettle themselves in Syracuse. In order to help refugees acclimate to life in the United States, it is very important to learn both their national and personal histories. One refugee who I got to know very well, was a Somali woman named Marian Gedow who arrived here in 2000 with five children and her mother. I would like to introduce her and her country to you, the progressives of Syracuse.

 

Book Talk/Signing: Vincent Intondi, African-Americans Again the Bomb

Fri, Apr 15, 2016 7:00pm
ArtRage, 505 Hawley, Syracuse

 

Book Talk/Signing: Vincent Intondi, African-Americans Again the Bomb

Thu, Apr 14, 2016 7:00pm
Barnes& Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd E., Dewitt NY

African Americans were among the first citizens to protest Truman’s decision to use nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, a fact rarely mentioned by historians. Blacks in America saw the use of atomic bombs as a racial issue from the beginning of the nuclear age.

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When We Are Too Politically Sophisticated to Act: Reflections on #BringBackOurGirls

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by Yanira Rodriguez

On Sunday May 4, approximately 40 members of the Syracuse community rallied in support of the mothers of more than 200 girls who were abducted on April 14 from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. Before, during and after the event I wrestled with the larger political implications of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, but still felt it imperative that this issue had to get louder. I kept thinking of my 12-year-old daughter. I kept thinking of the few girls who managed to escape, running blind in the night, and of the horrors visited upon those who were not able to run.

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Al-Shabaab Repels Navy Seals While Libyan Kidnapping Sparks Protest

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by Abayomi Azikiwe

On October 5 the United States military intervened in the African states of Libya and Somalia under the guise of waging its “war on terrorism.”

In Libya, a national, Abu Anas al-Liby, was kidnapped and taken to a warship in the Mediterranean where he is being interrogated for his suspected involvement in the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya during August of 1998.

Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya

Thu, Jul 25, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DeWitt Community Library

A talk and book signing followed by Q&A by Dr. Horace G. Campbell.

In  his new book, Dr. Campbell brings out the hypocrisy of the West in presenting the NATO intervention as a humanitarian exercise when the goal of the mission was regime change and the execution of President Gaddafi. The increasing Western military intervention in Africa is the context for Dr. Campbell's passionate critique of the Nato Mission in Libya.

Light refreshments will be served.

www.horacecampbell.net

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Israel's African Refugee Dilemma

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by Emma Giloth and Alexandra Mandel

Editors’ note: This piece was originally published in September 2012 in Interaction’s Monthly Developments magazine.

The beaming smile on Sunday Dieng’s face disguises a lifetime of struggle living as a refugee. Yet the scars covering his arms reveal a darker past. When he came to Israel five years ago, Sunday thought he could put these hardships behind him, but he has only faced a new series of crises as he fights for his right to be recognized as a refugee.

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