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Monday, July 20, 2009

JUSTICE DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN - WE ARE ALL THE KEEPERS OF JUSTICE

Of all of the values that we as human beings have or need to have, justice would be top of my list.

There is no peace without justice. I would replace PEACE ON EARTH with JUSTICE ON EARTH as the Christmas slogan, if it were mine to change. And justice must be actively and proactively pursued. Justice is never a given.

Freedom. Take anyone's freedom away, whether it be by a family member, your boss, your neighbor, social environment or your government - it will be the one thing that drives you. Human beings have the need to be free.

And just you or me having freedom isn't enough. Because if just one person is not free and has not justice, you and I will be affected.

We have choices. And a vital choice is to work toward freedom and justice for all.

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DARFUR

Today, I pass on this information from an email from www.stopgenocidenow.org

Also see their videos, pictures and journal daily entries from their recent trip to Darfuri refugee camps at www.stopgenocidenow.org/iact/iact8

Dear Friends and Family,

It has been almost three weeks since we returned from the refugee camps on the Chad-Darfur border. Each day I wake up and think about our beautiful friends. I know many of you took daily action during i-ACT, as you have since our first trip in 2005. Our government, then and now, has not done enough to bring peace to Adef, Achta, Abdullaziz, Rahma, Fatne and all our friends who have seen unimaginable horrors and who have been forced to flee their homes to displacement and refugee camps, where their lives remain on hold.

Today, I ask you to join Damanga Coalition for a Washington DC rally to demand our government step up and lead in the right direction towards peace and justice for all of Sudan.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Starts from the Lafayette square in front of the White House.
WHAT: Rally at the White House. Then walk to the State Department at 2:35 p.m. and arrive at 2:50 p.m.

Rally ends at 4:00 p.m.

If you cannot attend the rally, please join us in a National Call-In Day to the White House. Here is what you can do:

On July 22, contact the White House in any of the following ways:

* Call 202-456-1111
* Fax 202-456-2461
* Email the White House with their
online form
* Become a Fan and Post to the White House's official Facebook page
* If you have a Twitter account, post: @WhiteHouse Support Bashir's arrest warrant, strict trade sanctions on Sudanese oil and the return home of the displaced. #obama #darfur

Ask President Obama to help the people of Darfur by:
* Supporting the ICC and the arrest warrant against Omar al-Bashir
* Ensuring the IMMEDIATE deployment of the 26,000 UNAMID Peace Forces to Darfur with a full mandate, helicopters, logistics and necessary supplies needed.

Please, join in supporting a peaceful Darfur and Sudan. Your voice is their voice in our government.

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Important article by Randy Newcomb, the President of Humanity United, on the importance of the Darfur movement now and in the months to come:
Save_Darfur_must_save_itself

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Write to President Obama
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

You can also write to the President at:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

President Obama can be called:

202-456-1111
or
1-800-GENOCIDE

The White House comment line is available
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays

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Find USA elected politicians contact information at this link:
www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

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More Information:

www.stopgenocidenow.org

www.enoughproject.org
www.savedarfur.org
www.eyesondarfur.org


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