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Monday, August 20, 2007

WE WANT A DREAM FOR DARFUR...OUR SILENCE KILLS


WHAT WE DO FOR OURSELVES DIES WITH US.

WHAT WE DO FOR OTHERS REMAINS IMMORTAL.

I spent my day working toward Rhode Island’s event that is a part of international effort, The Dream for Darfur. Many around the planet believe that Genocide needs and deserves each of us to use our voice toward ending the Darfur Genocide. I have seen the hateful comments, on YouTube and elsewhere, written about Americans who, like myself, are working toward this end, however I, like others, do this work not because our government’s actions are just, but because we believe it is the right thing for us to do, personally.

This effort brings attention to China who has two oil companies, PetroChina and Sinopec, in Sudan who make money for President Omar al-Bashir’s Sudanese government who uses 70% of his budget on the military, which in turn uses that military on the Darfur people. China has a unique position to help use their leverage with the Sudanese government to end the genocide. And China has begun to do so as recently as July 31, 2007.

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Mia Farrow lighting the torch on Darfur's border
August 9, 2007.


The Dream for Darfur torch relays that tie the Chinese Olympics to Sudan have begun in countries that know genocide because they are Rwanda and Sudan. Pictures here are of these torch relays and events that started August 8, 2007, one year to the day before opening ceremonies in Beijing, China, on 8-8-08.

Two survivors of the Rwandan genocide passing the torch to each other


The following pictures were all just taken in Kigali, Rwanda
on August 15, 2007

Mia Farrow and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide
walk with the newly lit torch

Rwandan survivor, Mia Farrow, Odette Nsengimana, Clare-Hope Ashitey, and Ira Newble walk behind the torch

The group follows the route that victims in 1994 were forced to walk to Nyanza, where they were slaughtered

U.S. Congressman Donald Payne passes the torch to IBUKA
President Theodore Simburudali

Jospeh Nsengimana and Congressman Donald Payne. The shirt that Nsengimana is wearing was made by Rwandan survivors.



Jill Savitt the Director of The Dream for Darfur effort.

Odette Nsengimana (Rwandan), Omer Ismael (Darfurian), and Mia Farrow

Ruth Messinger, Odette Nsengimana, Omer Ismael, and Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow, Odette Nsengimana, Joseph Nsengimana, and Darfurian Omer Ismael

Congressman Payne, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Ira Newble, and Mia Farrow

Our event will take place in Providence, Rhode Island October 27, 2007 and is listed at www.savedarfur.org/dreamfordarfur Just click “Find an Event”

Get Involved To Stop Genocide

www.savedarfur.org

www.dreamfordarfur.org

www.standnow.org

www.genocideintervention.net

SILENCE KILLS

EVEN WHEN YOU’RE TOO BUSY

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2 Comments:

At August 21, 2007 at 11:03:00 PM EDT , Anonymous cooper said...

Never give up.

Thanks for posting this. I just linked to it at the Darfur blog.

peace

 
At August 27, 2007 at 1:03:00 AM EDT , Blogger ilovemylife said...

Thanks! Are you involved in a Dream for Darfur event in your local area?

 

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