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Video: Bang the Drum for Peace in Darfur

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Video: Bang the Drum for Peace in Darfur

Posted by John Prendergast on March 15, 2011

This post co-authored with actor Don Cheadle originally appeared on the homepage of Huffington Post.

There is a moment in every global crisis where things no longer seem new and dynamic. Where hope for a solution is replaced with uncertainty, which morphs into cynicism, despair, or even indifference. Many people who were such enthusiastic supporters of building a movement to end the genocide in Darfur have gone through some of these stages, frustrated by the lack of a resolution of the crisis there.

As one of our former presidents used to say, "We feel your pain." But people are still dying in Darfur. Villages are still being bombed. Women are still being subjected to sexual assaults. Tens of thousands have been displaced in the last few months.

We got together and talked about what can be done in this video, "Bang the Drum for Darfur."

It's not over. We need you back. We need new people to raise their voices for the people of Darfur. Citizen action made a difference in helping to lay the groundwork for a peaceful referendum in Southern Sudan. It's Darfur's turn now. Much has been learned about why earlier international action in Darfur didn't work. We can apply those lessons and make a real difference. Go to to find out how you can help.