Rumor has it that China has been instigative in the recent activity regarding the situation in Darfur.
My firm belief, as I probably have written more times than you want to hear, is that when there is a piece of something in it for anyone country or any one person things are more likely to get done than not.
China does have those darn Olympics coming up, all of which I am sure come in to play here some where. Want look good for the world, so the world will come.
The new Secretarty-General of the UN being from South Korea certainly helps in regard to China’s willingness to take part. We know they don’t give a hoot about human beings in general, except as they serve the purpose of the state.
Whatever it takes I say.
George Clooney’s documentary A Journey to Darfur will be broadcast on the AmericanLife TV Network on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Watch it if you can.
The film is a story of the refugees, what they have seen , been through and what they feel.
Both film and photography are limited by the human reaction, or should I say by the action ( if any) which they provoke. More often than not the initial feeling one gets from a film or a photograph, although initially gut wrenching in cases such as this, often fades like a scar and is remembered the same way.
Let’s hope this is not the case with this documentary.
Keep writing you elected officials, and the elected officials of all countries, encourage divestment, stay loud