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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 09:54 AM
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MD Rep. Albert Wynn (D-Md.) to Be Arrested at Sudanese Embassy
U.S. Newswire


On Thursday, Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) will join the nearly 50 people who have been arrested in front of the Sudanese Embassy. Wynn wants his voice added to the demand for the end to the genocide being waged by the government backed militia in Sudan. Wynn joins other Congressional colleagues, community and business leaders in drawing attention to the slaughter and rape in the Darfur region of Sudan. ..

The United Nations Security Council has voted to give the Khartoum government 30 days to stop the conflict or the UN will impose sanctions. That deadline ends on August 30. In the meantime, world aid organizations estimate that 1,000 people a day die in the war torn region of Dafur in Sudan. The battles between the rebels and the government supported militia have moved more than 1 million men, women and children from their farms into refugee camps or over the border into neighboring Chad. The United States House of Representative and Senate voted to declare the conflict a genocide and called on the Bush Administration to act. ..

Arrested thus far at the Sudanese Embassy are: Civil Rights Leader Rev. Joseph Lowery; Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream; Rep. Charles Rangel, New York; FMr. Rep. Bob Edgar, current President of the National Council of Churches; Rep. Bobby Rush, Illinois; Rep. Joe Hoeffel, Pennsylvania; University of Maryland Professor Ron Walters, Rabbi David Sapperstein; Activist Dick Gregory; FMr. Congressional Delegate Walter Fauntroy; Talk Show host and civil rights leader Joe Madison (twice) and average citizens, including a group of Washington area grandmothers, teachers, and evangelical church members.

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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 09:57 AM
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1. Please note the difference between "evangelicals"
and "fundamentalists":

"including a group of Washington area grandmothers, teachers, and EVANGELICAL church members."

Dick Gregory rocks.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 10:15 AM
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3. What is the difference?
eom
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 10:46 AM
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4. It's the difference between Jimmy Carter and Jerry Falwell
Edited on Thu Aug-19-04 10:47 AM by DesertedRose
Evangelicals stress human rights and dignity, free will and equality for all in the eyes of God.

Fundamentalists stress repression, thinking the way they think and believing in their biblical interpretation or else you're hell-bound.

Consider picketing for human rights violations vs. picketing an abortion clinic.

That's the difference.

Think Dr. King vs. Pat Robertson.
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Comicstripper Donating Member (876 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 10:09 AM
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2. COOL!
he's my representative!
MD District six in the hizzouse!
i met his opponent once, while filming a movie about super tuesday. i interviewed the republican guy and asked him some questions about the dem. candidates for prez. after he failed the first one, he said, "Well, I'm a Republican so I couldn't care less!" i chuckled and said, "wouldn't be the first time a republican did badly on a test, right?"
the look on his face was priceless.
all on film.
the film was shown at a media festival at the AFI, and the crowd loved it (especially that part).
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 11:05 AM
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5. wow..interesting
I lived in PG county up until a couple months ago...even got a chance to talk with Wynn and Hoyer in my line of work (media)
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 10:56 PM
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6. kick for direct action
:kick:
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 11:55 PM
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7. when we can extract oil from human bodies then we'll get involved
until then.........................
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