WAG NY CHINA and DARFUR A NIGHTMARE

April 7, 2008 at 7:54 pm 2 comments

DEAT IN DARFUR 

China holds unrivaled influence with the genocidal regime in Sudan. As Beijing prepares to host the 2008 Olympics, join us in urging China to use its leverage to persuade the Sudanese government to allow into Darfur the full protection force outlined by UN Resolution 1769.


Headlines

“Be a Voice for Darfur” Campaign Video

 

Monday, 07 April 2008

Save Darfur Coalition has released “Be a Voice for Darfur,” a video calling for action when the official Olympic torch arrives in San Francisco on April 9.  Join us in protest of China’s support for genocide: watch the video to learn more.

Watch the video…

Farrow Going to Darfur for China Protest

 

Friday, 04 April 2008

San Francisco Chronicle: “As the world turns its attention to Beijing and the Summer Olympic Games, Mia Farrow will be broadcasting from a Sudanese refugee camp to highlight China’s involvement in the region.”

Read more…

 

“One World, One Dream?” Campaign Video

 

Thursday, 03 April 2008

Dream for Darfur has released a campaign video titled “One World, One Dream?” in which actor and activist Mia Farrow describes the movement to bring China to end genocide — and make the Olympic slogan a reality — in Darfur.

Watch on YouTube…

Darfur activists urge leaders to skip ceremony

 

Thursday, 03 April 2008

International Herald Tribune: “U.S. President George W. Bush and other leaders should shun the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony unless China does more to stop bloodshed in Sudan’s Darfur region, activists said on Thursday.”

Read more…

 

Issue for Athletes: Protest on Darfur at Olympics

 

Tuesday, 01 April 2008

New York Times: “Whether speaking to a group of young softball players or plying her teammates with literature, Jessica Mendoza, a 27-year-old outfielder on the United States Olympic softball team, does not hesitate to speak her mind about the killings in Darfur.”

Read more …

Changing the Rules of the Games

 

Sunday, 30 March 2008

New York Times Magazine: “How did a handful of activists manage to shake up Beijing with ‘Genocide Olympics’ T-shirts? On a morning in mid-February, the four staff members of Dream for Darfur sat in silence in what they call their war room, contemplating posters of Beibei the Fish and her four fellow Olympic mascots taped to the walls.”

Read more…

 

Darfur Activists Plan Beijing Protest

 

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Washington Post: “Activists will demonstrate in Beijing during the Olympics to press China to help end bloodshed in Darfur, a group said Thursday, adding to the government’s public relations headaches as it tries to quell protests in Tibet.”

Read more…

© 2007 Dream for Darfur

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  • 2. srh  |  April 11, 2008 at 4:29 am

    China is willing to pursue a peace settlement, and indeed President Hu Jintao pressured Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on this issue and duly urged cooperation with the United Nations on his visit to Khartoum in February. Beijing has also appointed a full-time envoy tasked with assisting in resolving the Darfur crisis.

    threatening a “Genocide Olympics” alone will not bring peace (or peacekeepers) to that troubled region. No amount of criticism will convince Beijing to pursue a coercive strategy and a nonconsensual deployment of U.N. peacekeepers that Khartoum rejects.

    Yes, China has the economic leverage to gain the ear of President Bashir, but that hardly means it has the ability—or, more to the point, the will—to bully him into accepting a large U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Darfur.

    And, even if China were capable of delivering Bashir, the Sudanese government is not the only impediment to an effective peace process. Nowadays, more people may well be dying from tribal clashes than from marauding janjaweed or government forces.

    Ending the Darfur conflict requires much more than what China alone can offer.Highlighting China’s responsibility does little to resolve the conflict in Darfur. China is not going to do what the United States and Europe have been unwilling to do for the past four years.

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