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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1) OY! I MISS RAFA'S SIGNATURE LOOK ON THE COURT A LOT 2) LET'S GET SERIOUS ABOUT ENDING GENOCIDE



China Open
Round 1
Rafael Nadal defeated Marcos Baghdatis
6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Round 2
Rafa will play James Blake on Thursday.








Round 1
Rafael Nadal of Spain played Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during day five of the 2009 China Open at the National Tennis Centre on October 6, 2009 in Beijing, China.
All photos credited to: Feng Li/Getty Images AsiaPac

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HOW LONG IS TOO LONG?

HOW LONG CAN GOOD PEOPLE STAND BY
AND DO NOTHING TO END
AN ON-GOING GENOCIDE?
(SINCE 2003)

1-800-GENOCIDE


Pledge 2 Protect

The following's source is
While We Wait Sudan

The following is from Darfur Relief and Documentation Center, an organization documents and publishes the atrocities committed by the Government of Sudan in Darfur:

Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre
Geneva, 05.10.2009
Renewed Military Activity in Darfur

Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) is gravely concerned about the renewed military operations and displacement of civilians in Darfur. Violence is reported in Korma, Meliet, Jebal Moo, Jebal Mediob and eastern Jebal Marra in North Darfur State.

Heavy military equipments including fighter planes and artillery are being used intensively during the last 4 weeks causing indiscriminate damage on civilian targets.

Wide spread burning of dwellings and destruction of social facilities followed by organised looting of goods and livestock from the villagers were reported in many places.

This new round of military action puts an end to a period of about 6 months of relative calm in the region.

In the first week of September 2009 the government army and the Janjaweed militia started military offensive in Ain Siro area in North Darfur. In the following days fighting broke out between the army and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) led by Abdelwahid Al-Nur in Korma area (70 km northwest of El-Fashir). Two SLM soldiers and 5 civilians including

Mr.Ibrahim Adam Mohamed a long time primary school teacher died in this attack.

Displacement of civilians is currently taking place in the area where about 12,000 IDPs were forced to abandon their villages.

The security forces blocked the main access routes to the operation areas thus preventing many civilians from reaching more secure zones in major towns like Tawila and El Fasher. For several days the army and the SLM refused to allow UNAMID access to the affected areas. On 28th and 29th September 2009, the government launched a new offensive in the Meilit area in North Darfur. In Jebal Moo, northwest of Meilit, at least 20 civilians including children were killed and dozen others injured.

DRDC received reports that the Government continues building-up troops and military assets in different parts of Darfur. Thousands of soldiers and light military vehicles are being deployed in North Darfur in the environs of Kuttum and Kabkabiya. It is also reported that hundreds of armed Chadian rebels are currently stationed in Argi, Umdersai, Korri, Fono and Korti areas in North Darfur in their way to settle in Ain Siro. The locals expressed fears that Ain Siro could witness fighting in the coming weeks.

It is significant that the renewed military offensives are taking place at a crucial time at the end of the rainy season and while villagers prepare to harvest their stable food.

In another incident on 28th September 2009 armed men killed a Nigerian peacekeeper and injured two other soldiers during an attack on a UNAMID convey near El Geneina (West Darfur). The assailants stole one of the convey vehicles.

DRDC condemns the renewed fighting and the targeting of civilians in Darfur. This serious development belies the recent statements made by top UNAMID officials that “the war in Darfur is over.” It also indicates the necessity of a more robust intervention from the international community to put an end to the ongoing military action, violence and atrocious acts against civilians in the region.


Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC)
27, Ch. des Crêts-de-Pregny
1218 Grand-Saconnex
Geneva (Switzerland)
Tel: 0041 22 747 00 89
Fax: 0041 22 747 00 38
http://www.darfurcentre.ch/

New report
Human Rights Abuses in Sudan by Human Rights Watch
The report
http://www.hrw.org/en/node/85924

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Interactive Dialogue with Senior State Department Leadership
Wednesday October 14, 2009
8:30-10:00 a.m. EST
Live Webcast
Ask Questions

Renowned PBS journalist Judy Woodruff will moderate an interactive dialogue with the State Department's QDDR leadership including Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew and the Acting USAID Administrator, taking questions from you.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tasked her team with creating a new blueprint for the future of development and diplomacy. It is known as the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review and yes, that's a mouthful but it will have a real impact on the future of America's engagement in the world. That's why we need you to participate.

Mark your calendar and join me and the rest of the *USGLC Field team on October 14. Let's make sure the Administration knows that leaders all over the country care about building a better, safer world.

* www.usglc.org
*(U.S. Global Leadership Coalition)

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GENOCIDE IS NOT OKAY

USE YOUR VOICE
TO CALL UPON OUR LEADERS

TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT
ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS VERY WRONG


No More Empty Promises

We are visitors on this planet.

We are here for ninety or one hundred years

at the very most.

During that period,

we must try to do something good,

something useful, with our lives.

If you contribute to other people’s happiness,

You will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.

H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama


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GENOCIDE WILL STOP WITH US


While We Wait Sudan


blogfordarfur.org

"The Most Important Office is That of Private Citizen"
Louis D. Brandeis


Comments to President Obama:

202-456-1111 or 1-800-GENOCIDE


Join the Fast for Darfuris


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people could change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead


www.savedarfur.org


www.stopgenocidenow.org


Help - Use Your Voice


1-800-GENOCIDE


NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE


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