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Add Your Voice For Darfur

08 Dec

On 9th December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

It had taken five years from the time Raphael Lemkin first published his idea of ‘genocide’ for it to become defined as a supreme international crime, in one of the most potent legal and political documents of the post-war international order. Yet sixty years later, genocide has recurred on the international agenda from Cambodia to Bosnia and Rwanda to Darfur, and international political and legal action to ‘prevent and punish’ it remains very limited.

Politics trumping humanitarianism over and over again.

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Please join the Save Darfur Coalition’s “Be A Voice For Darfur” postcard campaign http://addyourvoice.org. This campaign seeks to ensure that Darfur is a top priority for President-elect Obama, who has already promised “unstinting resolve” to end the Darfur Genocide. Their aim is for for no less than 1 million postcards to be emailed and snail-mailed to President-elect Obama within his first 100 days in office. With your help, we can draw desperately-needed political attention to the ongoing genocide in Darfur.

You’ll find a blogger tookit here.

When you write about it let us know either in the comments or via the contact form. We are collecting links to those who write about this campaign and add their voice even as they encourage others to do so. We will post the links at the end of the week.

For Facebooker’s:

Facebook Causes and Save Darfur just launched their new petition application for the campaign. The new Facebook petition will be a gamechanger for cause-based social media marketing. If you’re already using Facebook Causes, you can access and sign the petition here . (As an incentive, Save Darfur is offering a free t-shirt to anyone who recruits 100 signatures.)

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5 Comments

Posted by on December 8, 2008 in Bookmarks, genocide

 

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5 responses to “Add Your Voice For Darfur

  1. mar fujimoto

    December 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Please join my FB group.

    “Urge The UN to Renew and Acknowledge Its Pledge to End Genocide”

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45841236085

     
  2. madnino

    December 8, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    It seems that it really is human nature to be aggressive but not in the way that it is displayed as genocide. Genocide really is hell on earth but not all people should really suffer from it. To help relieve the people of Sudan from this kind of problem, I am supporting the The Emma Academy Project that will be building a school there in Leer, Sudan. The school will also serve as the foundation for the children of sudan.

     
  3. cooper

    December 8, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    We are going to run a story on Jal and his school sometime soon, a worthy cause for sure. Thanks.

     
  4. The Fitness Diva

    December 15, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    It pains me to know that this is still going on. US and other top countries need to get involved to put a stop to this!

     
  5. Valuthi

    January 16, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Tamils genocide in Sri Lanka that continues for past 60 years.
    – over 100, 000 Tamils have killed
    – over 50, 000 Tamils have injured
    – over 28,000 Tamils have disappeared
    – over 12,600 Tamils have Raped
    – over 1.2 Million Tamils have displaced (internally and externally)
    – over eight billion USD worth of properties owned by Tamils have destroyed

     

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