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Friday, June 18, 2004

Darfur 

While the press spends all its time patting itself on the back and contradicting something that nobody ever said (Iraq was involved in 9/11), something far more serious is going on below most people's radar. The story of ethnic cleansing (genocide?) in the Sudanese region of Darfur deserves a lot more attention, both from the press and from the government. I would love to hear a high-ranking official such as Colin Powell make a statement highlighting the administration's concern about the fate of the millions of people at risk of starvation, displacement, or murder in Darfur.

It's time for that to happen. And it's time for the international community to step up and do something. Darfur is not yet Rwanda, and that's why we should act. We don't want it to become the next Rwanda.

For more, see Gary Farber's compilation of stories at Winds of Change.
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