Friday, April 6, 2007

Phyllis Bennis - Challenging Empire

Author and activist Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies will speak in the Senate Chambers (Tivoli 329) on Wednesday, April 11, at 1:00. She will be discussing U.S. policy toward Iraq, Iran and other countries in the Middle East.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Somalia Media Links

Here are some links with information related to the Somalia forum which will take place in the very near future.

-Click here for a country profile.
-Here is a historical chronology and here is a timeline of events.
-For a brief overview of the two factions click here.
-Here is the most recent story regarding the insurgency.
-For an analysis of U.S. goals in Somalia click here.
-This story includes a limited account of U.S. actions as well as a map of recent airstrikes.
-Quotes from various leaders regarding the situation in Somalia.
-A Somaliland Times article about the African Union "peacekeeping force".
-Another Somaliland TImes story. This one about insurgent attacks against some of the first "peacekeepers".
-Here is a statement by an Islamic leader encouraging resistance.
-Another story about U.S. air raids.
-Here is a link to the Wikipedia article about Somalia.

Thanks to Eric Wiesner for providing these links. We hope this enlightens you and prepares you for our discussion.