Tuesday, January 01, 2008
UNAMID Assumes Peacekeeping Duties in Darfur
Bush Signs Bill Allowing States and Localities to Curtail Sudanese Investments
To track progress in the divestment movement, check out Genocide Intervention Network's Sudan Divestment Task Force website. Thanks go to Genocide Intervention Network for their hard work in getting this law passed.
Miraya 101 FM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Darfur Peace and Development Organization
The mission of Darfur Peace and Development Organization, which is a 501 (c ) 3 nonprofit and nonsectarian organization, is to restore reconciliation where conflict exists in the Darfur region of Sudan through humanitarian aid and services to the needy people in the Darfur region, without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin. DPDO is an international organization of persons committed to working with indigenous people in Darfur to overcome hunger and poverty through integrated self-development and relief programs and where possible to encourage conflict resolutions as the preferred method rather than resorting to violence and terror. (link)
Check out some of their projects, especially the Schools Sponsorship project, which helps students "[play] a vital and pivotal role in rejecting the notion of passivity and inaction, responding to the desperate calls from children around the globe in Darfur to actively participate in building a better life for all." (link)
Music for Darfur: Instant Karma
Save Darfur came out yesterday. One of the project's organizers emailed us about it:
Artists as diverse as U2, Green Day, Christina Aguilera and REM interpret the very best of John Lennon's solo work, evoking the power of music to help soften our hearts and harden our resolve to stop the rape, murder and violence happening each and every day in Darfur.
Let visitors to your blog hear some of the music for themselves, while at the same time helping spread the word about this important campaign! Just go to http://www.amnestyusa.org/page
.do?id=1031079, where you'll find a music player and code that you can copy and paste to embed the player into your blog or personal webpage.
You can also learn more about the campaign and the album (including how to order or download it) by visiting http:// www.instantkarma.org.
You can see one of the music player widgets for this album in our sidebar. To get one for your blog, click here.
Friday, June 08, 2007
BlogHers Act - Vote for Darfur!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
new Darfur projects
Actor Don Cheadle, who has written with John Prendergast the book Not On Our Watch, will be the guest on IFC's The Henry Rollins Show this Friday, June 8th, at 11 pm EDT. Cheadle will be talking about how he came to be involved in Darfur and what he's doing to fight the genocide there. He'll also be talking about his book which details not only his and Prendergast's involvement in Darfur, but also the involvement of others and how each of us can take action. Cheadle is also a partner in the group, Not On Our Watch, which is working to raise awareness of the situation in Darfur and to raise funds for International Rescue Committee for its work there.
On June 6th, Amnesty International launched Eyes on Darfur which contains satellite imagery of Darfur. Now each of us can be a witness to the horrors and devastation in Darfur through Eyes on Darfur's satellite images, first-hand accounts and videos. Don't wait for mainstream media to pick up a story on the genocide in Darfur--SEE FOR YOURSELF what's happening there RIGHT NOW.
And on June 12th, Warner Brothers will release a 2-disc CD, Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur featuring the music of John Lennon. Proceeds will benefit Amnesty International and the fight to stop the genocide in Darfur. The rights to Lennon's songs were donated by Yoko Ono who is donating publishing rights. Listen to some of the tracks and pre-order it at MTV's The Leak here. If you're on MySpace, you can add this project as a friend here. And Amnesty International lists some other ways you can get involved here.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Google Earth Shows Atrocities in Sudan
Global Days for Darfur - April 23-30
China Finally Takes Action in Sudan
[I apologize for the big gap in posting here. Life got kind of crazy-busy. Will try to post more regularly here. ~Marilyn]
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Aid Workers Being Evacuated
Sudan Willing to Accept U.N. Peacekeepers
Thursday, December 21, 2006
14 Days of Reports from the Darfur/Chad Border
They've also issued a 14-day challenge. Click here for details.
Gabriel and Stacey have given up the comfort of home for the holidays to (literally) put their lives at risk (the situation is very dangerous and volatile right now) to do whatever they can to connect all of us to the people in Darfur and Chad who need our help. I'll be following their journey. Will you?
As always, if you want to join us as a Blogger for Darfur, go to our original April 2006 post to read how to do that. It doesn't cost a cent--we don't fundraise on this site. We're simply trying to spread awareness. PLEASE help us spread the word about this very dire humanitarian crisis. Thank you.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
U.N. Officials heading to Darfur and Chad
Friday, November 24, 2006
The crisis worsens...
"The next weeks may be make or break for our lifeline to more than 3 million people," Egeland said in the Reuters report. "This period may well be the last opportunity for this Council, the government of Sudan, the African Union, the rebels, and all of us to avert a humanitarian disaster of much larger proportions than even the one we so far have witnessed in Darfur."
THREE MILLION PEOPLE. In the U.S., we can feel deeply moved by the story of a tragedy that touches a single life. Imagine the horror we'd feel if we were suddenly faced with a situation where THREE MILLION of our citizens' lives were in danger.
Bloggers for Darfur seeks no financial support--all we ask is that you TAKE ONE SMALL ACTION to let our government know we must not stand idly by while the crisis in Darfur worsens, putting millions of lives at risk.
What can you do? If you're a blogger, we hope you'll add your voice to Bloggers for Darfur. See the April 20th post below--please add your blog link in the comments on that post, add yourself to our Frappr map, and add our candle logo badge to your blog's sidebar.
You can go to the Save Darfur site and take the recommended actions there, including sending on online postcard to President Bush, emailing family and friends to let them know about this situation, writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, and joining your local Save Darfur group. In this time of holiday gift-giving, won't you please take just ONE FREE ACTION to do your part to try to save lives in Darfur?
Maybe you think saving lives in Darfur doesn't align with your political beliefs. This is not a partisan crisis--it's a humanitarian one. Last month, 24 Christian evangelical leaders joined together to create Evangelicals for Darfur. Note that they've scheduled a worldwide weekend of prayer and action for Darfur on Sunday, December 10th. If you're of this faith, I urge you to encourage your church to be involved on December 10th.
For further information and ideas on how you can help, please check out the links in the sidebar of my Darfur - Call to Action blog.
Jeneane Sessum wrote at BlogHer about Save Darfur's PSA that ran during yesterday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. The campaign spot can be viewed here:
Please, let's each of us do one thing to help save these lives. Thank you.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sudan Ejects U.N. Envoy
Friday, September 08, 2006
Global Day for Darfur
You can organize an event in your town. Steps to help you take local action are listed here.
Many entities have joined together for the Global Day for Darfur on September 17. You can read about their goals for Darfur here.
You can add your name to the Day for Darfur campaign--scroll down to the bottom of the page here.
You can add a blue U.N. Peacekeeping beret to your photo and add it to the Global Day for Darfur gallery here.
And, as always, you can join us as a Blogger for Darfur by adding our candle logo to your sidebar. Instructions on how to do that appear in the post immediately following this one.
Darfur needs us--NOW, as much as ever.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Want to join Bloggers for Darfur? Here's how:
- Add our Bloggers for Darfur candle button to your blog's sidebar. Instructions are here.
- Leave a comment on this post with the URL of your blog, thereby adding your name to our group.
- Add yourself to our Bloggers for Darfur Frappr map in the right sidebar by going here.
- If you'd like to create your own candle photo in support of Darfur, you can add it to our Bloggers for Darfur Flickr pool here.
- If you'd like to make a Bloggers for Darfur poster or sign, a higher resolution version of the Bloggers for Darfur button image is available here.
Online Rally for Darfur
Many of us are unable to attend those rallies and events. We created this blog as a way for the blogging community to come together to let our government know that we feel it's imperative that we take action NOW to stop the genocide in Darfur. Please join us!
Here are other things you can do:
- Add your voice to Million Voices for Darfur here.
- Be a witness here.
- Check out the "10 Things You Can Do Right Now" list here.
- Utilize the links in the sidebar to get more information on the situation in Darfur and what you can do to help.
Add the Bloggers for Darfur button to your blog or website
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The Bloggers for Darfur button is also available through Word of Blog.