Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Clooney, Wiesel to plead for UN action to protect Darfur people

Good for George Clooney. He and Eli Wiesel will lobby the UN to protect the Sudanese people, who are dying in a genocide. I am glad that a big time Hollywood actor is standing up for such a vital and important cause. The people of Darfur need advocates working for them. Meanwhile, there is a Save Darfur rally and concert this weekend in NYC, on Sunday, from 2-5 pm, at Sheep's Meadow in Central Park. Please attend and support this worthwhile cause. I know I will be there. Visit the Save Darfur website for more information about this horrible genocide, and what you can do to help.

2 comments:

Jay McGinley said...

THE ONLY HOPE FOR DARFUR: WE-THE-WORLD’S-PEOPLE. Duh.

It is said that the mark of truly being “crazy” is expecting different results from doing the same thing over and over and…. Ok, we needed to try some new approaches, hoping we could find a new formula for mass social change (stopping Genocide has NEVER been done.); looking for one that would be comfortable, convenient, safe, executed from our computer terminal / phone / TV or office in some combination. The variations we’ve tried are: * Blame (Bush, UN, EU…) , * Emails, letters, postcards…,* Letting the Nonprofits do it, * Divestment. And the results are in. WE ARE NOT, STOPPING THE GENOCIDE!

You mean that the answer for Darfur is the same answer we found for…* Ending the Vietnam War, * Gaining Civil Rights in the US, * Gaining Women the right to Vote in the US, * Ending apartheid in South Africa, * Throwing off the British oppression at our start....?

Yup. No one else, nothing else can stop it, can save 4,000,000 in Concentration Camps in Sudan and Chad. The buck stops with WE-THE-WORLD’S-PEOPLE. Let’s stop talking and start - marching, demonstrating, sitting-in, hunger striking….

The next step is September 17th (SaveDarfur.org; DayForDarfur.org). BUT, then we need to be ready on SEPTEMBER 18th, 19th… AS LONG AS IT TAKES, WHATEVER IT TAKES.

Jay McGinley, jymcginley@cs.com; Day 105 24/7 DC VIGIL; Day 35 HUNGER STRIKE (54 days so far this summer, with breaks); ARRESTED Sept 9th at White House with 29 others from Africa Action; http://wwww.standwithdarfurwhitehouseii.blogspot.com

Red Tulips said...

Jay:

A hunger strike is not feasible for me. I also don't have the time to take off work for long rallies, etc. September 17 is a big step. I am hoping that that day gives me inspiration for what I can do in the future.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are able to effect change!

-Red Tulips