Kony 2012: Recap and Looking Ahead

By now, most people have probably heard of claimed Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, thanks to a video produced by the advocacy organization, Invisible Children. However, the excitement and discussion that surrounded the video have died down in recent weeks. Klara Aizupitis leads us through the responses to Invisible Children’s Kony…

Bahrain: Activists, Journalists, & Witnesses

CAROLINE BATTEN, WNR: When Radhika Sainath filled out her visa to visit Bahrain, she was faced with an unusual problem. RADHIKA SAINATH: There’s no activism box to tack off on the tourist visa. BATTEN: So Sainath, an American attorney, identified herself simply as a tourist, a decision which Bahraini authorities…

US Places $10 Million Bounty on Hafiz Saeed

On April 4th, the United States announced a $10 million bounty on Hafiz Saeed. Saeed is the head of Jama’at-ud-Da’wah, the charitable wing of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the organization thought to be responsible for the 26/11/08 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. This bounty comes three and a half years after the horrors in…

Interview with Bill Marczak of Bahrain Watch

On February 11, Huwayda Ahrraf and Radhika Sainath were arrested in Bahrain after they attended an anti-monarchy protest with an American activist group called Witness Bahrain. The story of their arrest and subsequent release to the United States, told in a forthcoming piece from War News Radio, got me curious…