Sunday, October 7, 2007

On October 7, ...

... 1942 (65 years ago today), U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced that once World War II came to an end, the United States would work with Britain and other countries to assure "that the 'war criminals' who had been guilty of barbarism against the civilian populations in enemy occupied countries be surrendered to the United Nations for punishment." The statement foreshadowed the International Military Tribunals that would be convened years later at Nuremberg and Tokyo.
... 1937 (70 years ago today), Maria Szyszkowska (left) was born in Warsaw, Poland. A member of Poland's Senate as well as an academic and author, she opposes Poland's participation in the Iraq War. She also has championed the rights of gay men and lesbians by inter alia introducing legislation aimed at recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples.

1 comment:

Naomi Norberg said...

Today is also the first anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, about whom we’ve posted earlier. Memorial demonstrations are being held in major cities all over the world.