Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Help to stop the genocide in the Sudan

The editorial today in the NY Times by Nicholas Kristoff focused on the genocide in Sudan, which is now being estimated at 220,000 by some independent sources. The Sudanese government is not only allowing the "janjaweed" militas to commit mass rape and killings, but is also using its own air force to bomb civilian targets. We can all take 5 minutes out of our time and help to stop this.

Senator Paul Simon, who died in 2003, said after the Rwandan genocide, "If every member of the House and Senate had received 100 letters from people back home saying we have to do something about Rwanda, when the crisis was first developing, then I think the response would have been different."

If you don't have a NY Times subscription, then just go here and sign the two petitions.

Update: Both The Disgruntled Chemist and The Anti-Capitalist Patriot have posted on this issue. I personally just donated $20 here for 10 wristbands. Anyone who wants a wristband, just let me know.