Cross posted by Findalis of Monkey in the Middle
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The name conjures up the horrors of horrors, GENOCIDE. A systematic slaughter of men, women and children.
Thousands have been murdered, more have been forced from the homes. And the slaughter continues.
It has been a year since the U.N. Security Council authorized the UNAMID peacekeeping force for Darfur and promised to deploy 17,000 additional troops to protect the people of Darfur.
In the last year, barely 2,000 additional troops have so far reached Darfur. This failure to act is simply unacceptable.
Meanwhile, the BBC uncovered concrete evidence that weapons from China – a permanent member of the Security Council – are being used in Darfur in violation of a U.N. arms embargo.
It has never been clearer that the member states of the U.N. Security Council need to muster the political will to deploy peacekeepers to Darfur.
During the recent US elections, Barack Obama promised “unstinting resolve” (his words not mine) to end the GENOCIDE in Darfur. It is time we hold his feet to the fire on this. This should be one promise that he made to the American people that he must keep.
Be a voice for Darfur and send him a postcard reminding him of his promise on Darfur. Demand that he address this issue on Day One of his administration.
We aim 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.
Can we ask you to add your voice? It takes only moments – please sign the pledge. Most importantly, you can influence others to stand up and be a voice for Darfur.
Simply spread the word through your personal networks.
Be part of the million, sign today. And spread the word.