Tuesday, August 29, 2006

In Darfur, the genocide continues

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Despite cease-fire, violence continues

If we turn our heads and look away and hope that it will all disappear then they will--all of them, an entire generation of people. And we will have only history left to judge us.

--George Clooney

A RAPED WOMAN or a dead man. That's the price of firewood in Darfur.

While the Sudanese government postures and the United Nations runs around in seemingly endless bureaucratic circles, Arab Janjaweed militia continue their tragic campaign of Muslim-on-Muslim ethnic cleansing against black Darfurians. Left with little protection from an overwhelmed African Union peacekeeping force, the Darfurians must fend for themselves. When a refugee family needs firewood, the women from the camp venture into the bush, knowing they will "only" be raped should the Janjaweed come. Their men would be killed. Read more >>>

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