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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:09 PM
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Genocide In Darfur, Sudan
<One of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world is unfolding now in Darfur, Sudan, where hundreds of thousands of people face starvation as a result of actions by the government of Sudan. In his speech to the NAACP , Kerry challenged George Bush to act to stop what Kerry called "genocide" in Darfur:

"Finally, I believe in the value of American leadership in the world. Today, a massive humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Darfur, Sudan, where 300,000 people or more may die in the coming months. This administration must stop equivocating. These government sponsored atrocities should be called by their rightful name genocide.
"The government of Sudan and the people of Darfur must understand that America stands prepared to act, in concert with our allies and the UN, to prevent the further loss of innocent lives. The United States must lead the UN Security Council in sanctioning the planners and perpetrators of genocide and authorizing an international humanitarian intervention. As president, I will bring the full weight of American leadership to address this crisis and to promote the democratic hopes of people throughout Africa, Haiti and the Caribbean."
There are an increasing number of sources of information about events in Darfur. Without endorsing any of these sites, you can learn more about Darfur at:

Jim Moore's Journal--Moore has been one of the leaders in putting the Internet to work to bring attention to Darfur.

Sudan: The Passion of the Present--a very thorough site, lots of links.

Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist for the New York Times, has put together a slide show about his trip to Darfur. >
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