civil war http://wwno.org en 'Rebel' Loreta Velazquez: Confederate Soldier Turned Union Spy http://wwno.org/post/rebel-loreta-velazquez-confederate-soldier-turned-union-spy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We go </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for conversation with filmmaker Maria </span>Agui<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Carter. Her documentary <em>Rebel</em> tells the story of a Cuban woman, raised in New Orleans, who became a Confederate soldier — and a Union spy.</span></p><p><em>Rebel</em>, presented by Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies, screens Friday, January 17, at the Ogden Museum&nbsp;of Southern Art at&nbsp;7 p.m.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:59:03 +0000 Diane Mack 52212 at http://wwno.org History Matters: On The Impressive Cover Of Pvt. Lyons Wakeman http://wwno.org/post/history-matters-impressive-cover-pvt-lyons-wakeman Commentator Gary Joiner recounts the remarkable life of a Civil War soldier in Louisiana who kept her gender a secret to the end.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201111/Gary_Joiner_web_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/rrr/audio/2013/06/HIST325.mp3" class="asset-audio">History Matters #325 - Lyons Wakeman</a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 KDAQ-FM. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:31:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. & Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 38173 at http://wwno.org Major Civil War Collection Now Permanent At Tulane Library http://wwno.org/post/major-civil-war-collection-now-permanent-tulane-library <p>A major collection of Civil War documents is now part of the permanent collection entrusted to Tulane University. The papers include those written by Confederate President Jefferson Davis as well as the diaries of soldiers.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 33884 at http://wwno.org Civil War Re-Enactors in Thibodaux for Weekend http://wwno.org/post/civil-war-re-enactors-thibodaux-weekend <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Re-enactors based in Thibodaux will tell the history of the Bayou Lafourche region during the Civil War and demonstrate camp cooking, military drill and other aspects of life in the Union and Confederate armies this weekend.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:44:45 +0000 The Associated Press 30366 at http://wwno.org Syrian Defector: 'Regime Will Only Go By Force' http://wwno.org/post/syrian-defector-regime-will-only-go-force Syria's former ambassador to Iraq, who defected last week, has begun talking to the press.<p><a href="http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/16/highest-ranking-syrian-defector-talks-to-cnns-ivan-watson/">In an interview with CNN</a>, Nawaf Fares said he supported military intervention in the country because the regime of President Bashar Assad "will only go by force."<p>CNN's Ivan Watson asked Fares if he wanted to send a message to Assad.<p>"To Bashar al-Assad, I say you don't know history," he said. "Two wills cannot be defeated — the will of God and the will of the people. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 23:11:00 +0000 editor 15887 at http://wwno.org A Syrian Defector Confronts A Sectarian Divide http://wwno.org/post/syrian-defector-confronts-sectarian-divide The violence in Syria is increasingly being called a civil war, and it can also be called a sectarian war, because much of the fighting pits the majority Sunni Muslims against the minority Alawites who make up much of the country's leadership.<p>Yet not everyone fits neatly into a category. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:03:23 +0000 Deborah Amos 15874 at http://wwno.org Syrian Violence Escalates Into Civil War http://wwno.org/post/syrian-violence-escalates-civil-war Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Across the border in Syrian, reports of clashes between the army and rebels overnight in a neighborhood in Damascus. It was some of the heaviest fighting so far in the capital, according to residents and activists who say the army for the first time bombarded one neighborhood with mortars.<p>The new fighting comes in a new context. Over the weekend, the International Committee of the Red Cross declared the conflict in Syria a civil war. That isn't just a label. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Renee Montagne 15820 at http://wwno.org Who Killed Jean McConville? A Battle For IRA Secrets http://wwno.org/post/who-killed-jean-mcconville-battle-ira-secrets A legal showdown is evolving. It affects an American university, the British government, a brutal Irish paramilitary organization and the murdered mother of 10 children.<p>Journalist Ed Moloney is fighting to keep secret interviews with former paramilitary members of the Irish Republican Army out of the British government's hands. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:35:00 +0000 Guy Raz 15810 at http://wwno.org Conflicting Tales In Latest Syrian Violence http://wwno.org/post/conflicting-tales-latest-syrian-violence Although videos posted by Syrian activists show dozens of people buried in a mass grave in the village of Tremseh, Syria has rejected claims made by the United Nations that it used heavy weapons in the attack alleged to have taken place on Thursday. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Deborah Amos who is watching the story from Turkey. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:03:00 +0000 Guy Raz & Deborah Amos 15808 at http://wwno.org Red Cross Declares Civil War In Syria http://wwno.org/post/red-cross-declares-civil-war-syria The conflict in Syria has now reached the level of civil war, the Red Cross announced Sunday.<p>The declaration means international humanitarian law now applies throughout the country, and is the responsibility of all parties, whether rebel or government.<p>The ICRC is the guardian of the Geneva Conventions, as <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/14/us-syria-crisis-icrc-idUSBRE86D09H20120714">Reuters</a> reminds, "and as such is considered a reference in qualifying when violence has evolved into an armed conflict." Today's announcement lays the groundwork for international justice. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:24:00 +0000 editor 15800 at http://wwno.org