Monthly Archives: May 2012

Former Liberian President Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

Pool photo by Toussaint Kluiters

Former Liberian President Taylor has been sentenced by the international court in The Hague, Netherlands to 50 years in prison after being convicted of 11 counts of aiding and abetting the rebel campaign in Sierra Leone. As President Judge Richard Lussick

Narco Submarines

A homemade submersible in a rural area of Timbiqui, department of Cauca, Colombia, on February 14, 2011. (Luis Robayo, AFP / Getty Images)

As the drug war ensues and threatens borders worldwide, traffickers must turn to new and innovative methods to deliver their product to their buyers. The rise of narco submarines (submarines which are used for the sole purpose of trafficking drugs)

UK Taxes Being Used to Build Dictator Arsenals

BAE systems Hawk jet as bought by Robert Mugabe. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Members of Parliament have called into question Britain’s arms industry and other companies to explain why taxpayer funds have been used to help dictators build their arsenals worldwide. The Members of Parliament have launched an official inquiry where they plan

Former Liberian President Convicted of Slavery

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor as he waits for the verdict in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, April 26, 2012. (Pool,AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

On April 27, 2012, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was convicted of “aiding and abetting” crimes against humanity including murder, rape, and slavery while assisting the rebel movement in Sierra Leone during the country’s brutal civil war. This verdict signals