Friday, April 13, 2007

Google Earth Shows Atrocities in Sudan

This story has been all over the news this week--with Google Earth satellite mapping service, we can now zoom in on the 1,600 Sudanese villages destroyed as part of the genocide that's been occurring in Darfur since 2003. Keep in mind that the images are not in real time. This article says that the images were captured between 2003 and 2006. But it's a start. And as the article states, it's one more critical tool in spreading awareness as reporters in Darfur are losing their access there.

Google Earth

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Global Days for Darfur - April 23-30

Click here to go to the Save Darfur site to find a Global Days for Darfur event near you. It's hard to believe that Jill and I created Bloggers for Darfur a year ago already--in response to last year's Global Day for Darfur. Another year gone by...and no real progress. PLEASE GET INVOLVED TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE GENOCIDE IN DARFUR!

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China Finally Takes Action in Sudan

From the April 12th New York Times - In response to cries from Hollywood (of all things - Mia Farrow and Steven Spielberg), China sent a high-ranking envoy to Sudan to push the government to accept a U.N. Peacekeeping force.

[I apologize for the big gap in posting here. Life got kind of crazy-busy. Will try to post more regularly here. ~Marilyn]

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