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International Day of Peace Celebration at Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

September 19, 2012

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SAN DIEGO, CA.— Peace is built person by person, group by group, nation by nation. In commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice invites University of San Diego students, faculty, staff, as well as the San Diego community, to join in celebrating this day […]

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Trans-Border Institute Reception at University of San Diego

September 19, 2012

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SAN DIEGO, CA.— Please join the University Of San Diego Trans-Border Institute for a reception to welcome the academic year, the new dean of the Peace Studies School and to celebrate Mexico’s independence. Come learn about Trans-Border Institute’s new projects and upcoming event programming. Thursday, September 20, 2012 Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and […]

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Forging the Future: Human Rights, Justice and the Law with Cherie Blair

September 18, 2012

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SAN DIEGO, CA.— Jane Ellen Bergman Memorial Lecture Series Presents Cherie Blair Cherie Blair—human rights barrister, part-time judge and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair—gives her perspectives on life, learning and the law. She discusses highlights from her own career and explains the critical role of lawyers in promoting human rights and rule of […]

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Ambulante Border Series

September 8, 2012

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“Ambulante Border Series will consist of a series of screenings followed by panels that will highlight three of the most relevant issues affecting the bilateral relations between Mexico and its Central American and North American neighbors: arms trafficking and gun control policy, freedom of expression and migration. Saturday, September 8th WHERE: Institute of the Americas […]

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Symposium on Protest and Policing in the UC System With Keynote Speaker Angela Davis

May 24, 2012

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RIVERSIDE, CA.– Where:  UC Riverside, University Theater When: 10:00 am- 5:00pm , May 25, 2012 In light of the recent protests across UC campuses including Berkeley, Davis, and UC Riverside on January 19th, 2012, many feel the imperative to publicly respond and engage in a dialogue about the state and future of protest and policing […]

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Students at UC Riverside Face Violence During Protest Against UC Regents Meeting

January 21, 2012

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  RIVERSIDE, CA.— A massive student protest erupted at UC Riverside Thursday after hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest rising tuition costs. Students from as far away as Berkeley and San Diego came to join in the demonstrations. The students were protesting the ongoing tuition hikes as well as other budgetary related measures, such as […]

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Rally to Defend Public Education to be Held at UC Riverside

January 19, 2012

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RIVERSIDE, CA.— A day of mass mobilization to defend public education is being called for Thursday, January 19, 2012 at UC Riverside. The organizers and supporters wrote the following letter regarding the demonstration: Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members, We are writing to have our voices heard and call people to action to defend […]

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Five-Year Old Libyan Amputee Malaak Al-Shami Arrives in the U.S. for Rehabilitation Treatment

July 29, 2011

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LIBYA— On May 13th, five-year old Malaak Al-Shami was severely injured when a Grand rocket hit her bedroom wall in Misrata, Libya. The missile, launched by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, crashed into the bedroom while she was having an afternoon nap with her younger brother and sister. Malaak’s right leg was nearly severed, her […]

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Gaza- Aid Flotilla “The Audacity of Hope” Rejects Obama Adminstration’s Denounciation of Their Mission

June 28, 2011

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PALESTINE- ISRAEL.—A group of US citizens is defiantly rejecting the Obama Administration’s attempt to impede their aid mission to the Gaza strip. Up to 50 Americans are set to sail from a Greek port on a U.S. flagged- ship called “The Audacity of Hope”. The boat is part of an international flotilla carrying aid for […]

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Somalia Sentences Foreigners for Delivering Ransoms to Pirates

June 22, 2011

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SOMALIA.– A Somali court has jailed six foreigners, an American, three Britons and two Kenyans,  for illegally bringing $3.6 million dollars into the country reportedly to pay ransoms to pirates. Two men received 15-year sentences and fines of $15,000, the others faced sentences of 10 years in jail and fines of $10,000 each. This marks […]

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Impoverished Farmers Forced to Surrender Land to Large Investment “Land Grabbers”

June 19, 2011

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AFRICA.— Farmers in Africa are being driven off their traditional lands to make way for new industrial farming projects backed by European hedge funds seeking profits, and foreign countries looking for cheap food. The “land grab” is leading to the potential displacement of hundreds of thousands of farmers The Oakland Institute, says investors have bought […]

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Human Rights Organizations Continue to Push for Redress for Unlawfully Detained Maher Arar

May 8, 2011

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Maher Arar was born in Syria and traveled with his family to Canada at the age of 17. He became a Canadian citizen in 1991. On Sept. 26, 2002, as he was returning to Canada from a vacation in Tunisia, U.S. officials detained Arar, claiming he had links to al-Qaeda.  He was held without charges in solitary confinement in […]

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