Friday, February 8, 2008

Darfur: still and worse; write Congress on China

That's right, China.

This just in from the Save Darfur Coalition:

What did Sudanese President Bashir do with a world-infamous war criminal? He gave him a promotion.

Bashir has appointed the militia leader who helped orchestrate genocide in Darfur as a senior adviser on ethnic affairs. This brash and consistent defiance of the U.N. won't stop - not as long as Bashir has China to protect him.

We must tell China that enough is enough. Leaders in Congress are gathering support for an official letter to President Hu of China letting him know that his indifference toward Darfur is unacceptable.

Click the link below to join me in urging your Congressional representative to sign on to this bipartisan letter and send a strong message to China.

As you may know, China is Sudan's largest trade partner and foreign investor. It is Sudan's biggest defender in the international community, and it is the regime's largest arms supplier. But China played a crucial role in getting Sudan to agree to a hybrid peacekeeping force last summer. Simply put, China has the power to put an end to the games Bashir is playing. Our representatives must pressure the Chinese government to lead the world community and end the violence in Darfur.

You can also forward this message to your friends and family and ask them to join you. There is a link on the site above. Once you send out your letter, you'll also get an automated thank-you with a link to a forwarding mechanism.

Photo: In These Times.

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

I have not spoken of this on my blog, but have done a lot of writing/calling/etc on this topic.

I often feel like I am screaming into the wind.

That however does not deter me, I am a long time wind screamer.