Take action on Darfur

I’m putting up this post by Heraclitus at The Reaction in full. Because it’s important. It’s too late to influence the SOTU, if that were even possible, but the effort is still worth it. And perhaps policymakers will listen if there’s enough grassroots effort. And perhaps something will eventually get done.

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Via The Quaker Agitator, please sign this letter urging Bush to highlight Darfur in his State of the Union address and, above all, to prevent Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir from becoming head of the African Union. The AU is currently doing the lion’s share of what little policing there is in Darfur, and it would be disastrous if Bashir ascended to the presidency. It should only take about twenty seconds to sign the letter; please do so.And, in case you needed any more motivation, there are reports that Sudanese government airplanes have begun bombing villages in Darfur.