Tuesday, July 10, 2007
OK. These are the world leaders of the scam "Save Darfur" movement. Look at them. Is there a Genocide in Darfur or is this the most awesome career opportunity imiginable for these nice folks?
The Panel: (Back Row) John Prendergast (ICG), Samantha Power (Harvard), Nicholas Kristof (NY Times) and Daoud Ibrahim Hari; (Front) Omer Ismail, Mia Farrow (MIA IS THE EXCEPTION. SHE ACTUALLY BEHAVES AS THOUGH THERE IS A GENOCIDE - DAY IN AND DAY OUT), Winter Miller and Mark Hanis
More at: Photo Coverage: Public Theater's In Darfur Reading
Tuesday, July 10, 2007; Posted: 11:30 AM - by Ben Strothmann
The Public Theater offered New Yorkers a free staged reading of Winter Miller's In Darfur in Central Park for one night only, on Monday, July 9th. This reading continued the momentum generated by The Public's developmental production of In Darfur, which was highly successful in bringing audiences and artists together to raise awareness of the Darfur Crisis and encourage activism. The reading featured the original cast of The Public's production and was directed by Joanna Settle.
"Working as research assistant to Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the New York Times, playwright Winter Miller is immersed in the issues surrounding the ongoing genocide in Darfur. In Darfur is the provocative account of three intertwined lives at a camp for internally displaced persons in Darfur. The story follows an aid worker's mission to save and protect lives, a journalist's pursuit to deliver a "Page One" story and a Darfuri woman's quest for safety. It is a searing story of urgency and international significance," state press materials....
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Good support for Darfur today Washington Post. Thank you. However, we all continue in the trap of gimmicks to Save Darfur. We-the-people "paying the price" is all that will Save Darfur. And all we've paid to far is LIP SERVICE.
Darfur InActivism is the greatest "free lunch" in the last 100 years!!!! Some Darfuries are still alive - CASH IN BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!!!!! Can you think of a better "free lunch!? "
[US & UK have the Security Council until June 30. This is your last chance to TRULY Stand with Darfur. Join a Brigade of PeaceMakers - Darfur, NOW.]
Note: Darfur Hunger Strike at Sudan Embassy Day 90. [See: A Hunger For Justice : Darfur Becomes One Man's Cause for Deprivation Washington Post, April 14th, 2007 by Delphine Schrank, C01 (Post)]
No matter what you do that has to do with Darfur you can evoke tears of admiration for yourself and from others, at virtually no cost to yourself. Your actions are absolutely free of all accountability! You can do the most absurdly inappropriate, unhopeful rubbish and no one will bother to make any comparison to real activism (Holocaust Rescuing for example, or the 1960's....). Here are some great self-pleasuring ideas:
* Wearing green wrist bands: Costs you little or nothing. Looks great. Who knew it would just kill time?
* Having a party or social event and mentioning Darfur in the name! Invariably they are a barrel of laughs, fun had by all, no time wasted talking about Darfur. Great time with friends. Who knew it would just kill time?
* Postcards. We've sent a million! Who knew that with all the special interst, big $ demands on congressmen that postcards would just kill time.
* Church banners. Who knew that politicians would see this as no sign of constituent resolve, commitment or willingness to take risks.
* Internships: gobs of them! Get paid. Make great connections. Meet cool new folks. Live and work in a frat like atmosphere. Polish your resume. Who would have guessed that stopping genocide would take the type of sacrifice and commitment that all other huge accomplishments in life take?
But hey, we can't be so entirely degenerated as human beings that we would have a "free lunch" if a Genocide really were happening. Would we?
See updates at all sites:
- DARFUR'S LAST HOPE: Brigade of PeaceMakers: for Darfur. JOIN NOW
- SAVING DARFUR, EARTH, OURSELVES: Jesus, God, Good...
- REAL ACTIVISM LOOKS LIKE THIS: Holocaust Rescuers
- REAL ACTIVISM LOOKS LIKE THIS: Peace and Nonviolence
- REAL ACTIVISM LOOKS LIKE THIS: David Dellinger
- 4 DARFUR HEROES; 21,000 FOR HOLOCAUST: Darfur Dying for Heroes
- HUNGER STRIKE: Stand with Darfur: Sudan Embassy
- WE'RE PROOF OF NO GENOCIDE: Darfur Genocide a Fraud
- Actions 6/06 - 1/07: Stand With Darfur White House II
- Actions 5/06 - 6/06: Stand With Darfur White House
- Actions 7/05 - 5/06: Rescue Restore Darfur
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
We Americans are "ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY."
Apartheid/Genocide in Israel/Palestine?
We Americans are "ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY."
Three million slaughtered in Congo to steal raw materials for western "stuff?"
We Americans are "ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY."
Why the hell have I spent four of the last eight months in front of the White House regarding Darfur Genocide? Because I can't continue to be "all evidence to the contrary."
I've just watched "Rachel Corrie: An American Consicience." At youtube you can find snippets on Rachel (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, more Rachel). But this movie is devistatingly effective at showing the Genocide of the Palastinian people.
We Americans, the normal day-to-day lives (deaths) we live are "ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY."
Friday, February 09, 2007
What they have helped construct for Darfur, the Save Darfur "Movement" (shameless) has been an almost perfect time-killing machine that makes gobs of money for the safe and comfortable "activist" community and makes millions of folks in the US feel great while doing squat(no risk, no price, no huge sacrifices unlike the Holocaust 21,000 Righteous Among Nations - Vad Yashem)! And it is great for individual careers like John's and is a terrific outlet for humanistic crumbs from Hollywood and executive celebrities. How else do you feel good about owning a personal jet in this world of poverty(see article below)? So who's been hurt? Hey, we've never stopped a genocide and we weren't going to stop this one in Darfur (if it were really genocide). Right?
But if this were really Genocide in Darfur instead of a hoax, would Prendergast really be able to put his heart into building more time-killing machines? Hey, he's been to Darfur. Surely if it really were a genocide he couldn't resist putting real skin in the game and stopping this Genocide rather than bleeding energy off to the future! I mean, we've already proven we can kill time exquisitely! Why prove it again, and again....
Clearly what we need to do if this were REALLY GENOCIDE IN DARFUR is put ALL OF OUR ENERGY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP TACTICS TO STOP THIS GENOCIDE IN DARFUR! NOW. But then, WE would have to face the price of becoming heroes. OUCH! Darfur: Dying for Heroes.
Ah, but it is a Hoax. There is no genocide in Darfur.
New Advocacy Group Aims To Point Up Atrocities in Africa
Former Officials Unite to Focus Public on Darfur, Other Conflicts
By Nora BoustanyWashington Post Foreign ServiceFriday, February 9, 2007; Page A16
Veteran Africa activists, frustrated by the slow response from Sudan's government to international demands to ease the plight of refugees in Darfur, are regrouping to take their fight to the next level.
A new group, calling itself Enough, has joined the growing list of nongovernmental peacemaking organizations. Its aim, the founders said, is to tap into the grass-roots awareness and sense of rage generated by the Darfur crisis and create a social and political network that can identify potential wide-scale atrocities, particularly in Africa, and stop them before they occur.
The three co-founders are Gayle E. Smith, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, who was previously an officer with the State Department and the National Security Council; Africa expert John Prendergast, a senior adviser at the International Crisis Group who also served at State and the NSC in the Clinton administration; and Colin Thomas-Jensen, Africa research and advocacy manager for the International Crisis Group and a former official with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
"We've got people's attention on Darfur. While we have it, there are other raging fires such as Uganda and the Congo, and it is more cost-effective to act in concert," Smith said. "I am both excited and moved by the activism on Africa and what has happened in the last 30 years. . . . It is breathtaking."
In a survey by the Pew Research Center conducted in December, 51 percent of American respondents said they thought the United States had a responsibility to do something about ethnic violence in Darfur, and 53 percent were in favor of U.S. troops in Darfur as part of a multinational force to help end ethnic genocide there.
"It's a neat idea. When you build up such a large grass-roots base, it would be a shame to let it die away once a crisis is finished. It would be great to have a system to take care of future conflicts," said Amjad Atallah, president of Strategic Assessments Initiative and an adviser to the Save Darfur Coalition, an alliance of organizations committed to protecting civilians in Darfur.
"So much of the campaigning has been effective in raising awareness, which is crucial, but ineffective in affecting policy. We won't just focus on one crisis. We want to show the linkages and common roots between the crises in Congo, Northern Uganda and Sudan," Prendergast said Monday by e-mail from Uganda, where he is touring with actor Ryan Gosling.
Prendergast said the object was to feed the growing movement against genocide and make it more comprehensive. "Ultimately, our goal is to help reorganize our government's ability to prevent and respond to the commission of crimes against humanity as a fundamental objective of U.S. foreign policy, just as promoting trade and countering terrorism is today," he said.
The founders' experience in government and in relief work in Africa will add another dimension to the grass-roots activism that began on campuses nationwide. Stark images from Darfur of emaciated, gangly refugees on the edge between life and death have entered the American consciousness through a variety of documentaries and other television shows.
"We are going to develop a committed core of people, which is not so much a lobbying group as one that can drive up the political temperature," Prendergast said, spelling out the new group's agenda. "How do we restructure diplomatically? What we want to do is make existing movements smarter and build a better infrastructure within the government. How to restructure intelligence networks to set alarm bells in motion? How do we provide assistance to existing peacekeeping operations and, more importantly, protect civilians?"
Some ideas the group discussed include monthly analysis briefings, workshops on shaping the congressional budget process, and regional training for advocacy.
At the request of the Save Darfur Coalition, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) led a delegation last month to Sudan's capital, Khartoum, to meet with President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The group hoped to tease out written commitments on the deployment of peacekeeping troops, the establishment of humanitarian delivery corridors, and the clear marking of government planes to avoid confusion between attack aircraft and relief drops.
S. Daniel Abrahams, a Slimfast magnate and philanthropist, offered his private jet, and the State Department gave its consent for the trip. A couple of days after the trip, a 60-day cease-fire collapsed.
Richardson said in an interview this week that some advances were made "in the right direction," such as a pledge to reduce the red tape delaying permits for Sudanese relief workers hoping to work in Darfur. Most previous diplomatic efforts with Bashir have failed.
"I'm going to make Darfur an issue," said Richardson, who announced his bid for the presidency one week after returning from Sudan in January. "We need to start thinking about Africa and about repairing our relations with the Muslim world. Our obsession with Iraq has caused us to neglect poverty issues. "
"I think candidates of both parties at some point are going to be asked about Darfur," Smith said. "In 2004 there were questions about Darfur in the debate. We expect everyone running for president will get a question on Darfur."
More than 185 organizations are members of the Save Darfur Coalition, which has a highly efficient system for collecting online donations, obtaining grants and foundation money, and gathering sizable contributions from individuals and celebrities. Enough is likely to tap into the same pool of funding.
Richardson met with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to push the Sudan agenda, and he welcomed the intensified efforts of the civic groups. "It is very healthy to have such groups," he said. "There are a number of ethnic wars in Africa . . . unfolding tragedies. We cannot as a nation have any more Rwandas."
Friday, February 02, 2007
Our knowledge that Darfur Genocide is a Hoax shows up in our non-outrage to a laughably miniscule $4.8 humanitarian "contribution" from China. A $4.8 million "fig leaf!"
Darfur Genocide? A joke. There is no Darfur Genocide.
China's Hu tells Sudan it must solve Darfur issue
Thursday, February 01, 2007
"THE DARFUR crisis has demonstrated the limits of U.S. influence." WHAT!?!?!?!? This is utterly outrageous, and criminally complicit with Bashir, and with the killing cowardice of the US people and the US President. That is, it would be if the Darfur Genocide were not a hoax!
Would the honesty bound, fully independent, courageous, champion of humanity - Washington Post - exonerate the US/Bush in the face of Genocide, in the face of total inaction ("talk" does not constitute "action")? Never. This is not to be believed.
Full article: China and Sudan
President Hu can bring relief to Darfur -- if he wants to.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007; Page A16
There is no Genocide in Darfur.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
A. Would the wealthy country of Japan donate a measly $200,000 to the cause??!?!!?
B. Would the press make this headline news??!?!?!
A. Japan would be donating millions of dollars and exerting whatever level of influence necessary to end Genocide in Darfur NOW!
B. The "News" would be how incredibly inadequate and inhumane is Japan for such a pittance in the face of Genocide.
No, there is NO GENOCIDE in Darfur.
Full article: Japan donates equipment to help AU Darfur peacekeepers protect children, human rights
More people in the US "believe" in God than do the people of any other industialized country. Four years into a supposed Genocide, FOUR YEARS, would just now we see "banners springing up??!!?!?!?" (article below)
NO! For the wonderful, humane, SAFE, RICH, God-fearing US people it would look like this in the face of FOUR YEARS OF DARFUR GENOCIDE. Right?
Local groups bring attention to Darfur
Ed Stannard, Register Metro Editor
It’s a genocidal conflict in which 200,000 have died, millions have been forced from their homes, women live in fear of rape and even relief agencies are under attack.
But while the vast, bloody region of Darfur in Sudan hasn’t grabbed most Americans’ attention, the movement to bring peace has percolated among activist and religious groups here. Banners reading "A Call to Conscience, savedarfur.org" are springing up in front of synagogues and churches.
Lauri Lowell, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, part of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, said the council has been involved in the issue since 2004. "At that point, we were ahead of the curve of what was going on in Connecticut," Lowell said Monday. (link above for full article)
There is no Genocide in Darfur.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
President Confirms Readiness to Cooperate with UN for solving Darfur problem
Monday, January 29, 2007
Demonstrate? Resign to draw attention? Hunger Strike at the White House to shame Bush/the country into action? Rally other visible world recognized/ Darfur related figures to whatever heroism was necessary to STOP THE GENOCIDE?
CERTAINLY such a man, 4 years into the genocide that he has witnessed more than any other outsicer, certainly such a man would do WHATEVER IT TAKES!
No, there is no Genocide in Darfur.
Does this look like a Pastor in the face of Genocide? :-) The Rev. Evrol Officer of Christ Church Unity in Brookline rallied his congregation to raise awareness of the Darfur crisis. (JODI HILTON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE). Of course not.
THIS is what the Church looks like in the face of extreme evil:
Massatchusetts churches have been at the vanguard of working for the people of Darfur.
And how does the vanguard act? Like it is Genocide? :-) Not.
Four years into what has falaciously be called "genocide" these churches at the moral vanguard, these organizations committed to follow Jesus to "lay down [their] life for their brother..." are doing nothing of the kind. Think of what Church leaders have looked like in the face of extreme humanitarian / moral horror. Think of the Civil Rights marches into clubs, rocks, police dogs and fire hoses. THAT is how our church leaders would be behaving if this really were the 4th year of Genocide when all their tentative, conservative, weak efforts to date have acheived nothing - except to kill time and make them feel good.
Words say Genocide. ACTIONS say something much less than genocide is happening. ACTIONS speak louder than words.
It is time for the Churches to come clean. It must be a FRAUD to speak of Darfur Genocide.
Full Article: Many believers focus on Darfur crisis
If there were really a Genocide in Darfur the Holocaust Museum would -
* Feature Darfur rather than tuck it away in a corner
* Display more than smiling children and pretty women
* Would have a pattern of escalating, self sacrificing actions - civil disobedience, walk outs, shut downs....
* Would lead the world in Civil Disobedience and Direct Action
* Would shame/excoriate the country's Jewish population for criminal negligence
Would the memorial home page for 6 million exterminated in the holocaust look like THIS if 4 million REALLY faced the same fate? Are you kidding? These are people that KNOW how to behave in the face of genocide! They had 10-15,000 STRANGERS RISK EVERYTHING including FAMILY'S LIVES to save them. Oh. If you scroll down and look very closely on their site yes, you will (squint) find two lines dealing with Darfur.
Genocide? Not a chance. If it were genocide it would be front and center for these folks. Wouldn't it?