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Author: Emily Roberts

Attn: Student Activists Needed!

Attn: Student Activists Needed!
Our great and much respected partners over at the completely student-led organization, STAND, are currently looking for full-time college students to serve on their Management Committee, including the position of Student Director. The Student Director is responsible for leading STAND’s Management Committee to develop campaigns, events, and programs for more than 850 STAND chapters at high schools and colleges nationwide. The position of Student Director also comes with an optional fellowship with the Genocide Intervention Network in Washington D.C., for the summer of 2009. To learn more and apply (hurry, the deadline is March 23!), visit STAND’s website ...
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Emergency Activism for Darfur This Week

Emergency Activism for Darfur This Week
Here at Enough, we’ve been learning about activists who are as appalled as we are at the expulsion of humanitarian aid organizations from Darfur, Sudan and want to do something to turn their feelings into action. In Los Angeles, join activists from organizations including Jewish World Watch, Stop Genocide Now, and HOPE as they make a permanent presence in front of the Federal Building (11000 Wilshire Blvd.) to demand immediate and decisive action by the United States, United Nations, and European Union concerning the immediate risk Darfuri lives are in as a result of the Sudanese government’s actions on March ...
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Urgent Action: Call 1-800-GENOCIDE today

Urgent Action: Call 1-800-GENOCIDE today
In response to the government of Sudan’s expulsion of humanitarian aid agencies from Darfur, leaving an estimated one million Darfuris without water, food, and medical assistance, Congressmen Capuano and McCaul have written letters to three key Sudanese allies: Chinese President Hu Jintao, Arab League Secretary General Amre Moussa and African Union Chairman Muammar Gaddafi. These letters urge these three leaders to send a clear message that putting Darfuri lives at greater risk by denying access to life-saving humanitarian assistance is unacceptable. Here’s where you come in: The more signatures the letter has, the more weight it carries. Between now and ...
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Rock and Run for Darfur in Bloomington, Indiana

Rock and Run for Darfur in Bloomington, Indiana
The recent news concerning the consequences of international humanitarian aid organizations leaving Darfur, Sudan is quite sobering. Being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of lives that will be affected is easy – but one group in Indiana is turning their concerns into action. STAND students at Indiana University in Bloomington are coordinating a 5K run/walk and benefit concert called “Rock and Run for Darfur” where anti-genocide community members will support UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts in Darfur. These students are doing what activists in this community have been doing for years now – taking extraordinary action to save lives on the ground ...
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Investing in Peace

Investing in Peace
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations heard testimony from Enough’s John Prendergast, former Ambassador to Ethiopia David H. Shinn, and Suliman Baldo from the International Center for Transitional Justice. The subcommittee, chaired by Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), called the hearing to discuss U.S. programs and policies in Africa — specifically in Sudan and the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions. In her opening remarks, Chairperson Lowey discussed her expectations of the new administration: I hope that the Obama administration will reverse the years of a one-dimensional Africa assistance policy and put forward a more comprehensive ...
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Words Cannot Explain

Words Cannot Explain
The Sudanese government’s recent expulsion of thirteen international humanitarian aid organizations from the most vulnerable areas of Darfur and other areas in eastern and northern Sudan will have repercussions that are difficult to fathom. In retaliation for the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court on Wednesday for Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, his regime is again targeting the very people whom they are supposed to protect. There are approximately 4.7 million internally displaced Darfuris living in camps in Darfur today. In a press conference yesterday, Catherine Bragg, the United Nations’ Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, stated that the expelled groups ...
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The Experts and the ICC

If you’re just tuning into the recent news and looking for a variety of ways to learn about the significance of the International Criminal Court’s issuance of an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, you have come to the right place. Watch our ICC Webcast on Monday, March 9 at 4pm with Enough Advisor Omer Ismail and Save Darfur Coalition Policy Director Alex Meixner. Read our report, “What the Warrant Means.” Listen to the conference call from Wednesday morning with Enough co-Founder John Prendergast, Enough Executive Director John Norris, and David Crane, the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special ...
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Rally for Justice in D.C.

Rally for Justice in D.C.
If you’re in Washington and want to publically support the recent decision by the ICC to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, tomorrow is your chance. Members of the Sudanese Diaspora are organizing a rally outside the Sudanese Embassy, located on 2210 Massachusetts Avenue NW, which will be held from 1:00 – 3:00p.m. on Thursday. All are invited to join in this demonstration of support for a major step forward in international justice and accountability in Sudan. Remember to keep us informed of other events you have planned on a local level and send us any press ...
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Whatever It Takes

Whatever It Takes
Six years ago today, a rebel group in Sudan attacked the garrison town of Gulu in Darfur’s Jebel Marra region. This marked the beginning of the crisis in Darfur, though its roots certainly date back much further. The Sudanese government’s response to the rebels’ insurgency was a murderous campaign, which has targeted all those in the Darfur region identified as indigenous Africans. Men, women, and children have all been subject to murder, rape, and displacement since the conflict’s beginning. Six years later, activists across the United States and around the world have become aware of the crisis and have continued ...
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Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence
The March 4 arrest warrant announcement from the ICC is a week away. On Tuesday, it was reported that cell phone service was completely cut off in Darfur. Time is of the essence. President Obama told George Clooney on Monday that an envoy would be appointed to Sudan — but we need the president to know that it needs to happen right away in order to protect the millions of civilians at risk of retaliation attacks by Bashir’s regime. Clooney wasn’t alone during his meetings with President Obama and Vice President Biden — he took along the 250,000 signatures from ...
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