D. Yobachi of Black Perspectives has kept me up to date during this busy work week.
via Yahoo News: Sudan accepts UN resolution on Darfur force
Sudan ended months of stonewalling on Wednesday by accepting a UN resolution approving a joint African Union-UN peacekeeping force in Darfur where more than 200,000 people have died in four years.
“We announce our acceptance of the resolution,” Foreign Minister Lam Akol told journalists the day after the council unanimously approved the 26,000-strong force.
Thanks in part to your phone calls, on Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act (DADA) 418 to 1! Later that day the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the deployment of an AU/UN hybrid force of up to 26,000 peace keepers to Darfur.
To ensure the government of Sudan accepts these peace keepers, we must increase the pressure on Sudan’s leaders. Now that the House has passed legislation that would put real economic pressure on the government of Sudan, the Senate must act!
Call 1-800-GENOCIDE now and ask your senator to support DADA!
The Senate now has an unprecedented opportunity to pass the most significant piece of legislation to date on Darfur!
This forwarded from Stand.