Thursday, April 27, 2006
Darfur: Human-Generated Environmental Catastrophe
The insanity of black-on-black murder in the U.S. is dwarfed by the genocide in Sudan. Former Congressman Walter Fauntroy and activist/radio personality Joe Madison have been in the vanguard of highlighting these Muslim-on-Muslim abuses. The conflict fueling the genocide is mainly between the Janjaweed, a militia recruited from local Arab tribes (lighter skin) and the non-Arab black Sudanese (darker skin). The Sudanese government works with the Janjaweed in a systematic extermination of non-Arab Sudanese. Black-on-Black murder is the most serious environmental issue in Sudan just as it is in America. President
A Rally To Stop Genocide is being organized for April 30, 2006 in Washington, D.C. by the Save Darfur Coalition. George Clooney recently visited Darfur with his father, appeared on Oprah Winfrey, participated in a press conference at the National Press Club and is speaking at the rally. Under the authority of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), President Bush has issued an Executive Order blocking the property of certain persons in connection with the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice believes the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region is not strong enough and has called on NATO to take on a larger role there.