508 #11: Community

posted by Mike on November 30th, 2007

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Brendan Melican talks about privatization and municipal employees; Mike Benedetti flips through the InCity Times and complains about the Green-Rainbow Party; Dante Comparetto talks about Worcester Local First (here’s a WCCA interview with two of the businessmen organizing it); and Nick Reville talks about Miro.

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  1. On November 30, 2007 at 15:33 Mike said:

    In re Darfur & the international Greens, Kaihsu sent along this link…

    Darfur crisis ignored by government:

    28th Jul 2004

    After the relase of the Foreign Policy Centre report, “Darfur and Genocide: Mechanisms for Rapid Response” on the 28th July, the Green Party has further criticised the government for failing to act sooner in Darfur because minds everywhere were focused on Iraq.

    According to the report, diplomatic and military commitments in Iraq overshadowed Dafur even though there were indicators of genocide as early as September 2003. Indeed, according to the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Darfur was omitted from the May 2004 Security Council agenda because the focus of discussion was on Iraq.

    The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948 clearly established an obligation on states both to prevent genocide and to punish its perpetrators. However, in the face of evidence of genocide in Darfur, the international community has so far failed once again, as in Rwanda, to fulfill either the duty to prevent or the duty to punish.

    In comparison to the war in Iraq’s estimated 13,000 civilian casualties, the ethnic conflict in Darfur has so far killed around 30,000 people and driven more than a million people from their homes with little to no international response.

    John Norris

    Green Party International spokesperson

  2. On December 11, 2007 at 08:11 Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    Today the European Parliament, by unanimous vote (that is, with support from the Greens), awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Salih Mahmoud Osman, a Sudanese lawyer working in Darfur.

  3. On October 13, 2008 at 18:36 Daniel Warner said:

    I’m working on a massive project that involves hours of sitting on my ass so I’ve decided to listen to all the 508 shows as I draw. I know these shows are old and you’ll have no context for my comments, even so…

    Nick Reville interview was interesting. Especially his thoughts on ‘getting caught up’ in the tech/startup culture.

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