Monthly Archives: November 2012

Interactive map of small arms imports and exports






An online interactive map highlights the recent arms trade. I find it interesting that the DRC, site of so much violence only registers imports of about $.5 million whereas neighboring Uganda has one of the highest tallies in the region with more than US$7.7 million in imports. Interactive Globe: Small Arms Imports & Exports. Thanks,…

Major conflict could become a regional war






Over the past week or so we have all seen a major conflict erupt that includes a devastating human toll. This is a conflict that has a long history and which, despite the efforts of mediators and peacekeepers, has not found a solution. It is a regionalized conflict and threatens to draw those countries and…

Job Opportunity: Environment Connecticut






Become an Environment Connecticut fellow! APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 28th More info: http://bit.ly/EnvCTFellow If you’re looking for the opportunity to organize, advocate and fight for Connecticut’s environment, apply to be an Environment Connecticut fellow today. We’re hiring a Field Associate to start in August 2013. Build and mobilize support to protect Connecticut’s environment Environment Connecticut’s…

Reuters Africa page moved






Reuters has changed its “Africa” page. http://africa.reuters.com is now http://www.reuters.com/places/africa Reuters.com | Africa. Not quite sure why! And it does not seem to mark any clear improvements (so far I like the old version better). But maybe more changes are still on the way.

Voting Information for Connecticut






So, Connecticut fails to mail out a voter information guide with sample ballot. This is something that I think is very unfortunate, spoiled Californian that I am. So where to go for information about the local, state, and national elections? There is no easy answer but below are some of the sources I found in…