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April 27, 2007

Press for action on Darfur

Time is running out for the people of Darfur. Sunday is “Global Day for Darfur” when concerned people all over the world will pause to take action calling attention to the escalating violence and the failure of the international community to adequately respond to this crisis.

The Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee urges you to take a few minutes of your Sunday to write to our elected officials, including President Bush, to let them know of your care and concern.

Four years of genocidal violence has left more than 400,000 dead, 2.5 million innocent civilians displaced, and 4 million men, women and children reliant on international aid for survival.

The international community must increase the pressure on Sudan finally to allow the deployment of an international peacekeeping force for the protection of civilians in Darfur.

President Bush should keep his promises to implement and enforce tough unilateral U.S. economic sanctions aimed at Sudan’s oil sector.

The U.N. Security Council should move quickly to pass and enforce a resolution aimed at individuals complicit in genocide. Congress and the president must provide adequate funding for peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts in Darfur.

The time for promises is over.

Judy Hellman
Associate director, Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee
Overland Park

Comments

Engineer

This is a tragedy, but isn't this kind of thing that the UN was organized to prevent and/or handle? Has the UN ever taken effective action in a case such as this?

nosheepleallowed

Why would we do that, those that run the ship can not make any profit in Darfur?
Plus the fact that the Sudanese do not want "the whitemans" help just our money.
Maybe Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Nancy Pelosi and Oprah can go over there and convince them into peace.....oh I forgot, they are toooo bust promoting themselves and raking in millions of dollars for fancy gas guzzling Range Rovers, Gulf Streams and 25,000 sq ft houses that suck up 20 times the energy of the average house in America.....they are all Democrats too boot!
Sophie, maybe we should just focus on America and not try to be the world police.

Sophie Demartine

As long as Bush is in the White House we won't do anything for Darfur. As a matter of fact Darfur is the tragedy it is today because of the Bush Administration, read Chomsky to understand why.

 
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