Saturday, November 25, 2006

Genocide in Darfur must be stopped

By MARILYN TOTH

As many readers are aware, for the past three years the government of Sudan has waged war on the local tribes of Darfur, killing more than 300,000, raping thousands and making 2 million of its people refugees, simply because of the color of their skin.
Looking back on the 1930s, one can see that measures to stop Hitler's genocide against Europe's Jews were often impeded because people simply could not grasp that mass murder was really going on. Such, however, is not the case with Darfur, with former Secretary of State Colin Powell and President Bush both declaring it genocide.

While there has also been a heartening, almost unprecedented citizen outcry in response to the genocide in Darfur, it is important that we move beyond words to immediate action. Read more >>>

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