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5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Posted by Laura Heaton on September 24, 2011

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and on our favorite websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.

In “When They Were Kings,” Foreign Policy’s Colum Lynch drew up a list of who was notably not attending the U.N. General Assembly.

Writing for Slate, Hussein Ibish explains the possible legal showdowns that caused some U.N. member states, including the U.S., to shy away from Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s application for U.N. membership.

Katie Nguyen of AlertNet spoke to playwright Stella Feehily about her new play, “Bang Bang Bang,” about the lives of humanitarian workers in Congo.

Like calculating your carbon footprint, a new app by Call + Response tallies up how much forced labor went into creating the goods that are part of your lifestyle. CNN Money reports:

The survey asks users 11 lifestyle questions. These include: Where do you live? What's in your medicine cabinet? What's in your closet? What gadgets do you own? How much jewelry do you own? Also, have you ever paid for sex?

Senegalese singer-songwriter Youssou N'dour, one of Africa’s most famous musicians, recently traveled to Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya to raise awareness about the famine that threatens millions in East Africa and has prompted an influx of refugees into Kenya’s overflowing camps. AlJazeera reports that N’dour is in talks with Bono and Somali rapper K’Naan about organizing a benefit concert next year.