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Tuesday, Oct 9, 2007, 3:11 pm

Calls For Action To Stem Violence In the Democractic Republic of the Congo

By Jarrett Dapier
allAfrica has got the statement of former UN Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa and current Co-Director of AIDS-Free World Stephen Lewis calling for a new UN initiative to end sexual violence in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Also, though he avoids directly citing the thousands of women and children being brutally raped in the Congo (not to mention the thousands of murdered husbands first forced to witness these atrocities committed to their families before they take their last breaths), they've posted the statement of Senator Russ Feingold urging the United States to act on the rapidly escalating crisis.

Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.

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