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For Remembrance Day, Stories of Soldiers, Children and Child Soliders

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 7:30 AM

We all have childhood memories of Remembrance Day. And we should.

My first is an almost ritualized story that my dad would tell each year. He'd gather my 10 siblings and me. He'd tell us how lucky we were. Not for the usual reasons -- freedom and plenty due to...

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The Child Soldier Who Traded His Machete For a Pair of Scissors

(3) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 1:52 PM

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Claude Mugisha, former child soldier, cuts Romeo Dallaire's hair in Kigali, Rwanda.

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"You could take a bit off around the ears, and that would be good." So began a bizarre and fascinating trip to the barber....

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