Jan Oberg's Blog – June 2010 Archive (2)

Early warning for Burundi - It needs violence-prevention now!

Burundi - few people around the world know anything about, probably not even roughly where it is on the map. But the 9 million people of Burundi should be known for their remarkable peace process after a genocide in the 1990s that took about 300.000 lives. That is, if the media and politicians had ever had any focus on this country and not only on Rwanda, their “darling” north of Burundi.



These very days and hours the risk is increasing that the world will hear about Burundi, not… Continue

Added by Jan Oberg on June 27, 2010 at 8:31am — 17 Comments

What if just a few peace activists on the boat did use violence?

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There is no defence possible for Israel's action or general policies. It's a rogue state, a nuclear weapons power, an occupier, an administrator of the largest prison ever and it is inspired by apartheid. Much of what it does is much worse than what others have been punished severely for - such as the Serbs in the Balkans.



That said, there is a… Continue

Added by Jan Oberg on June 3, 2010 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

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