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Prendergast, Saperstein On Going to Jail

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Prendergast, Saperstein On Going to Jail

Posted by Laura Heaton on May 7, 2009

Prendergast, Saperstein On Going to Jail

Writing in the Huffington Post recently, Enough co-Founder John Prendergast and Rabbi David Saperstein reflected on the importance of activism in ending the "genocide by attrition" in Darfur today. Here’s a clip:

There are no gas chambers; there are not even the dramatic village burnings of 2003-5 Darfur. But the conditions designed to bring about the destruction – in whole or in part – of particular groups of people on the basis of their identity continues.

That is why we decided to hold a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy on Monday, and to get arrested when the Secret Service told us to leave.

That is why we fasted yesterday in support of our friend Mia Farrow in her fast for Darfur.

That is why we are raising our voices as loudly as we can to say "Not on our watch!" We need you to write to your Senators, Representatives and to President Obama urging that full humanitarian access be secured and a credible Darfur peace process be created by the U.S. in the next 30 days. We need your to make your voices heard by calling the White House switchboard at 1-800-GENOCIDE with that message.

Click here to read the full post. 


Photo: John Prendergast speaks in front of Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., as members of Congress and Rabbi David Saperstein look on. Courtesy of Save Darfur Coalition