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Friday, November 13, 2009

NADAL VS. DJOKOVIC PARIS MASTERS SEMIFINAL 2009. DARFUR NEWS

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BNP Paribas Masters Bercy
Tennis Tournament

Quarterfinal
Rafa Nadal defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
7-5, 7-5 today

Semifinal
Rafa Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Paris time 2:00 p.m.
USA EST 8:00 a.m.

Draw

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Rafael Nadal of Spain prepares for the start of his match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the ATP Masters Series at the Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy on November 13, 2009 in Paris, France. November 13, 2009
Photo credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during his match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the ATP Masters Series at the Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy on November 13, 2009 in Paris, France. November 13, 200
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Photo credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe


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Losing the fight for Darfur

Friday, November 13, 2009

Excerpt:
The Obama administration's lengthy review of U.S. Sudan policy culminated in October with more of a whimper than a bang. The administration presented Sudan with a choice between two roads: one path of cooperation, engagement and incentives; the other of defiance, isolation and disincentives. But neither carrots nor sticks were specified. And the administration seems divided on how the engagement of Sudan -- lifting sanctions, moving toward more normal relations -- should proceed. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice wants such benefits to follow major concessions by Sudan's government. Scott Gration, the special envoy to Sudan, would distribute carrots liberally and preemptively. The Sudanese regime receives small threats with insolence. It views minor American concessions as signs of weakness. Yet boldness -- much larger carrots and much larger sticks -- is needed. Only a president and his secretary of state can insist on boldness. Absent that insistence, America's Sudan policy is in a holding pattern, waiting for the next crisis to refocus global attention. And at some point, impunity becomes permission.

Read the entire article: www.washingtonpost.com

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"Never Again" Just Words of the Past

published: November 13 2009 12:51 PM updated:: November 13 2009 04:06 PM

Here's what I see when I turn on the TV - Jon and Kate Gosselin, celebrity break-ups and their most recent DUIs. What I don't see the media mention very often is the 400,000 deaths that have occurred because of a continuing conflict in Darfur, Sudan.

Since the horrific conflict that took place in Rwanda in 1994, where nearly one million people were killed, and the extermination of the Jewish population in World War II, genocide has been a major concern in countries such as Bosnia and currently Sudan.

Let's fast-forward almost 10 years to Darfur. Since 2003, Darfur, a region in western Sudan, has been engaged in a deadly and controversial conflict. According to the U.N. Refugee Agency, the crisis has claimed as many as 400,000 lives and forced more than 2.5 million people from their homes with hundreds of people continuing to die each day. The innocent civilians of Sudan now live in scattered refugee camps throughout the neighboring country of Chad. Now that the conflict has spread to Chad, over 170,000 Chadians have been displaced.

Read the entire article: Tennesse Journalist

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US send technical team to Darfur ahead of Gration's visit

November 11, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – The US sent a technical team to Sudan to assess the situation on the ground in Darfur as well as aid in areas of security and stability, Sudanese media reported.

The delegation led by Raja Jandahila met with Sudanese Undersecretary for foreign affairs Mutrif Sideeg and discussed the US humanitarian aid in order to evaluate it and consider what the US can provide in the domain of security and stability in Sudan within the practical implementation of Washington’s new strategy towards Sudan.

It is expected that the team will fly to South Sudan capital of Juba after Khartoum to tackle the same issues. They have also paid a brief visit to North Darfur capital city of El-Fasher and will also stop at South Darfur.

The team’s arrival comes ahead of a visit by US special envoy to Sudan Scott Gration who said in a webcast yesterday at the White House that will travel to Khartoum, Abyei and Darfur.

Read the full article: sudan tribune

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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


Contact Your Congress People

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


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