Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Check out this article on Uganda's civil war.
It is difficult to understand how a war targeting children has been allowed to go on for more than 18 years.The Lords Resistance Army has for years kidnapped children and forced them to commit unconscionable atrocities. From SkyNews:
Alex Tien was just 11-years-old when he was abducted. He spent 11 years in the bush and became a rebel commander. . . . [H]is initiation involved being forced to hack a man to death and drink his blood -- a rebel tactic to brainwash, brutalise and dehumanise those they capture.The young man at right is John Ocala, who was captured and detained by the LRA.
He was tortured by rebels who suspected him of being a government soldier. They used an axe and a knife to chop off his fingers, his nose, his lip and his ears.Kind of makes you wonder how anyone can give a rat's ass about the Grammy nominations, doesn't it?
The ZoomQuilt is really magnificent. via ABS.
Today I'm listening to: Muslimgauze!
MadWomen for Peace (incl. Diane)