Thursday, June 24, 2004


It's become blatently clear to me that the United States along with the rest of the "Western" world will fail the Darfur region of Sudan, just like it failed the Congo and just like it failed Rwanda.

This makes me sad. And mad.

Nicolas Kristof, a columist I sometimes don't really care for at the NY Times has been bringing the horror of Darfur home to the mainstream press. It's been an excellent series. Sadly, it looks like he is more or less alone. Other than some Congressional Resolutions that never really went anywhere and a few bloggers here or there attempting to make people realize just how awful things are. The United Nations wants to push the blame away to someplace else and ignore the genocide. (let's not parse words. From what I've read that's pretty much what it is.)

One site I found is The Passion of the Present. It looks to be a fairly lone voice. However it has a ton of links where you can donate, push for action, and so on.

This is probably one of those issues you should probably call your Congressional leadership over---as exasperating as that can be.

World Vision is also collecting money to help feed Sudan. Drop them some pennies.

Lastly, the Human Rights Watch report on the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Read and be horrified.

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