Grizzled Do-Gooder George Clooney Arrested in D.C.

George Clooney led a protest in Washington, DC today, in which he and other demonstrators — including his father, Nick Clooney — called on alleged war criminal Omar-Al Bashir to stop the violence in Sudan and allow humanitarian aid workers to enter the country. Both George and Nick were arrested, as were former… » 3/16/12 1:40pm 3/16/12 1:40pm

Angelina Jolie Pleads For International Intervention in Darfur

Today, Angelina Jolie writes for Time, "Friday is a defining moment in the history of justice." Why? Because the U.N. Security Council is getting the (obvious) results of the International Criminal Court investigation into Sudanese President Omar al Bashir. » 6/05/09 12:20pm 6/05/09 12:20pm

Darfur: When Assault Becomes A Case For Genocide

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, has pressed charges against Sudan's President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir for a variety of things and is awaiting the decision of 3 judges on what basis, if any, they will issue a warrant for his arrest. One of the many charges Moreno-Ocampo has asked … » 11/13/08 6:00pm 11/13/08 6:00pm

Fashion Police

Remember the 35 southern Sudanese women we posted about yesterday » 10/08/08 12:20pm 10/08/08 12:20pm who were arrested on Sunday (but not charged) for wearing tight pants? Turns out the South Sudan president Salva Kiir is with the police crackdown on clothing choices (the police claim they suspected the women of belonging to youth gangs) and demanded …

Special Blankets Promise Successful Swaddling • 35 Women Arrested For…

• Special baby blankets » 10/07/08 5:30pm 10/07/08 5:30pm promise to help parents swaddle their little ones, a sometimes daunting process of wrapping infants snugly to calm them while sleeping that might prevent SIDS. • A Taiwanese found that pregnant women listening to various types of music (including lullabies and classical music) at a tempo of 60 …

Sexual Abuse By Aid Workers Is Underreported In Developing, Struggling …

There's no way to sugarcoat or qualify this: news wires are abuzz with reports of widespread abuse of minors by UN peacekeepers and other humanitarian workers in post-conflict nations. According to a report released today by UK nonprofit Save the Children that focuses on the Ivory Coast, Haiti, and southern Sudan, "the… » 5/27/08 9:30am 5/27/08 9:30am