by Amy Burke
Despite the strange cannibalistic stories that have popped up in news recently (see here and here), it appears a zombie apocalypse is not yet upon us. These awful stories illustrate the worst sides of humanity, but we hold on to hope for a world filled with justice, dignity and peace.
What else is happening around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a:
- The Need for Aid: Death rates are quickly dropping in many poor countries due to aid-supported programs for healthcare.
- Photos from Around the World: The joy and heartbreak in a single day, from all around the globe.
- International Criminal Justice: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is the first head of state to be convicted by an international court for war crimes since World War II.
- Accountability: Steven Powles argues that holding high ranking war criminals accountable for their misdeeds sends a message that we will not tolerate human suffering and injustice.
- Map of People Under Threat: How safe are indigenous people around the world? New data from the Minority Rights Group International illustrates violence in different countries.
- The Polio Problem: The original goal of global eradication set for 2005 has come and gone with a new goal of 2012. Despite the setbacks, with the help of aid, lowered poverty rates and governmental support, this goal seems entirely possible.
What other stories have you read this week? Please leave your comments below.