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#1 TammyWright

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:28 PM

my friend sent this to me...it only takes a few seconds to help.

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Dear Friends,

I am writing to you today with a request somewhat out of the ordinary and "non-business" related but I felt the moral obligation to do so and take time out of my hectic day that still has hours to go before it ends, to interrupt your busy schedules.

As some of you may be aware, my brother Gabriel, who many of you know from working with me years back, now dedicates his life to raising awareness about the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan and trying to move those in power to act. At this time he is visiting the Darfurian refugee camps in Africa in Eastern Chad for the 4th time in two years and he brings to us once again, via his website Reports from N'djamena | Stop Genocide Now daily videos of his interviews with the refugees and a glimpse of the sad and dire conditions in which the refugees live. He also gives us an account of his daily experience and thoughts via an interactive blog along with a colleague who has joined him on this mission and a couple of young corporate humanitarians from Orange County who have also embraced the cause and traveled to Africa with the hope of building a school for the children in the camps.

I ask that you take a few seconds of your time to sign a petition to President Bush urging him to rewrite his legacy of allowing genocide to happen. You just need to click on the following link and after entering your name and email address you will receive an email asking you to confirm your signature: Petition President Bush to change his genocide legacy | Stop Genocide Now. It takes only seconds.

If you have another moment please visit: Day 3: Jan 21, 2008 | Stop Genocide Now

You will see Gabe's short video of his visit today at one of the camps and another video with a message from "Macy Gray", a well known singer who Gabe had the opportunity to meet and is lending her voice to the cause. She will be visiting the camps with Gabe in March or April this year in an effort to raise more awareness.

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#2 Sarah

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    Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:52 PM

    I love this website- I've seen it before. EVERYONE needs to sign this petition and help raise awareness about this issue. It's amazing what goes on in other countries and how sheltered we are.

    I work with a girl that is from Rwanda and survived the Hutu/Tutsi genocide in 1994. Her stories are heartbreaking- she was in hiding in her home, covering her little sister's mouth with her hand to keep her from screaming while her brother & parents were killed downstairs. She is such a strong girl and it breaks my heart to think of other people like her going through such unthinkable tragedy.

    The people of these countries need to know they are not forgotten.

    #3 IrieBride08

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      Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:35 AM

      Thanks so much for posting this!

      #4 sohappy

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        Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:52 AM

        One of the nice things about this forum is that with the variety of subjects posted, humanitarian awareness is also included. Thank you!

        #5 KarmaB

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          Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:56 AM

          This is a great thread and a great website. Thanks for posting!

          Genocide is such an unthinkable act and it amazes me that humans are capable of such horrendous things. Even a signature can make a difference and hopefully help save many innocent lives.

          #6 coreyphil

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            Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:30 AM

            Thanks for posting. Continued prayers for those in both Sudan and Kenya ...

            #7 starchild

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              Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:30 AM

              I've signed this already, but thanks for posting Tammy.

              A friend, and former professor from college, is from Sudan. He is one of many on a list of people that are to be shot on sight if they are caught in Sudan again. Basically this is because he left Sudan for Egypt to go to college, and eventually UCLA where he got his Ph.D in African Studies and teaches/writes against genocide.

              In 2000 he wanted to visit his family, and he had to get the U.N. involved but and they would only fly him into Kenya. From there he walked for 4 days to reach his village (and back to Kenya), all the while in danger of death. It was very serious but he made it in and out. Everyone isn't that lucky

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                Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:13 PM

                i had already signed this through a friend but good post!

                #9 lambert13

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                  Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:06 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by starchild

                  In 2000 he wanted to visit his family, and he had to get the U.N. involved but and they would only fly him into Kenya. From there he walked for 4 days to reach his village (and back to Kenya), all the while in danger of death. It was very serious but he made it in and out. Everyone isn't that lucky
                  Stories like that make me realize how good we have it here no matter how bad of a day/week/month we think we are having.

                  Your friend and all those over there in the turmoil are in my prayers.

                  Something has to give with that situation over there. I can't help but to think that if it was an area that had resources, money, oil or anything else that the rest of the greedy world governments wanted none of this would be allowed to continue. It's just sad.

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                    Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:30 PM

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                    Originally Posted by lambert13

                    Something has to give with that situation over there. I can't help but to think that if it was an area that had resources, money, oil or anything else that the rest of the greedy world governments wanted none of this would be allowed to continue. It's just sad.
                    Absolutely!




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