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Monday, December 14, 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA Re DARFUR: NO SUBSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE - لا بديل للعدالة

Feel like screaming

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Where are these people now?
They talked good when they weren't in the position to do anything, now that they are, we have "remnants" of who they used to be.

DARFUR - WHAT IS NEEDED NOW


1) Justice now. This is a paramount demand for the Darfuris, a society torn apart by atrocities and genocide.

To date (after 7 years of atrocities) not a single perpetrator is arrested or stood trial in the International Criminal Court.

2) The Government of Sudan is intending to dismantle the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps before the national elections in April 2010 - all under the disguise of the program, Voluntary Return. Leaders in the Darfuris refugee camps are intimidated, detained, and assassinated by the Sudanese Governments' Security Agents, in order to force the IDPs to desert the camps.

3) 2010 Elections in Darfur are not welcomed. This is stated by many leaders of the refugees. They (the refugees and their leaders) believe that elections under current situation would be a sham only to legitimize the rule of AlBashir and his ruling Party, the National Congress Party (NCP).

4) Still the humanitarian aid is not to the level of providing decent living conditions in many refugee camps.
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Act on Darfur: Who Are You? from stopgenocidenow on Vimeo.

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Stop Genocide Now


Use Your Voice for Justice for Darfur

GENOCIDE WILL STOP WITH US

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


Where Is THIS Man?
"The United States has a moral obligation anytime you see humanitarian catastrophes..We can't say 'never again' and then allow it to happen again and as President of the United States I don't intend to abandon people or turn a blind eye to slaughter.” BARACK OBAMA


Dear President Obama - A Letter Sent March 12, 2009

This is the response from my letter of March 12, 2009, which I received
July 10, 2009 (actually I received this same letter from President Obama a total of three times for the seven or so letters I sent him about Darfur):

Dear Sandra Hammel:

Thank you for your letter urging action to end the genocide in Darfur. I share your outrage over the hundreds of thousands of lives lost, and the suffering of millions more. It has gone on for far too long. Bringing relief to the battered region of Darfur is a top priority for my Administration.

As President, I will build on America's efforts that I previously championed in the Senate. I led in calling for the joint African Union/United Nations peacekeeping force now on the ground, and insisted on comprehensive sanctions against the Khartoum government. Going forward, my Administration will continue this work with
unstinting resolve to end the genocide.

In my discussions with other nations, I will work to ensure that tough sanctions on the Khartoum government continue as a part of a growing global effort involving our allies, interested countries, and other multilateral institutions. It is equally critical that we focus on the civilians who are in dire need of life-saving assistance. I will work with Congress to provide necessary humanitarian aid because America must lead with our words and our actions.

Thank you again for expressing your concern about this human catastrophe we are working hard to address. It is very encouraging to hear from Americans like you who act not on self-interest, but on a moral imperative. Our action and leadership will demonstrate who we are as a Nation and as a people.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama


"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


Obama, Gration, Bashir and You - Enough of the Nonsensical Handling of Darfur Issues


Just exactly when is genocide NOT OKAY with us?

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GENOCIDE IS NOT OKAY

NOT IN THE PAST,

NOT NOW,

NOT IN THE FUTURE

SO . . .

USE YOUR VOICE
TO CALL UPON OUR LEADERS
TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT
ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS VERY WRONG

Contact

The Whitehouse

202-456-1111

or better yet call

1-800-GENOCIDE

which will give you talking points

before connecting you to your

President, Senators, or Representative

More ways to contact the President:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

Phone Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

facebook.com/WhiteHouse

twitter.com/whitehouse

Speak Up

You Have A Voice

standnow.org
www.savedarfur.org

while we wait sudan

darfur daily

www.henryjacksonsociety.org/stories



From a speech I gave
when George Bush was our President...

...still relevant today

...when Barack Obama is President

Darfur

Our being silent is used as a tool in the arsenal of Bashir.

Genocide in our time

MUST Be Noticed,

Must be Reported by our media,

Must have the leaders of free nations use their political clout

To End the Darfur Genocide

And actually put some meaning to the words

Never Again

Words we love to use

At the languishing end of each genocide that this planet has hosted.

There has been no acceptable genocide.


Complicity is not a policy.


Complicity comes from a lack of will.

It comes from an administration that has lost its moral compass.

It comes from a world too wrapped up in its self-importance to stop and contemplate

just what human disaster will we condemn, if not genocide.

Choosing to live in a world where it is okay to murder, torture, rape and starve to death a group of human beings truthfully

means we live in a world with a moral vacuum.

Just exactly when is genocide not okay with us?

Just exactly which ethnic group of people can genocide be used to rid the earth of them

and just exactly which group of people can we turn our backs on and the definition of genocide fits our values?

A Moral Nation Needs to Stand Up for Right

And Know that Genocide flourishes when there is no accountability.

Stopping Genocide is a Choice.

What does it say about us If We Choose to Allow Darfuri families to live this 5th (March 2010 will be 7 years) year of genocide as a way of every day life?

Where there is a Will there is Always a Way

Where there is No Will there is Never a Way

One voice won’t stop a genocide, but that is no excuse to be silent.

Speech given April 28, 2007 in Newport, Rhode Island.

The entire speech can be found at

Why-is-genocide-okay-with-us?


Two more blog posts of mine about Darfur:

Where-there-is-a-will-there-is-always-a-way

I-want-Senator-Barack-Obama-to-show-up-as-President

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