Sunday, April 10, 2005

Doing Something About Darfur

Sadly, the genocide in Sudan's Darfur region continues, while the world community, including the United States, watches from the sidelines. Many, including me, have shamefully ignored this ongoing campaign of barbarism. However, there are things that we as individuals can do to help put a stop to the genocide. The first step is to simply keep ourselves informed as to what is going on. Jeremy Brown, guest blogging for Michael Totten, points out a tremendous blog/information resource for keeping up with events in Darfur:

Sudan: The Passion of the Present

Onviously, it is not enough merely to know what is going on: you have to be able to act on that knowledge. As Harry's Place recently pointed out there are several practical things that ordinary citizens can do about Darfur. Specifically, they mention the Divest Sudan campaign. This effort, enjoying support from across the political spectrum, encourages US citizens to work towards "ensuring that pensions plans, mutual funds, endowment funds, and other investment vehicles do not contain the shares" of companies that invest in Sudan and profit from the atrocities of the Sudanese regime. Please give the site a visit and consider getting involved:


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