Monday, April 27, 2009

Fast for Darfur

Activist-actress Mia Farrow will begin an extended hunger strike in solidarity with the people of Darfur today. She intends to continue this water-only fast for 21 days. Others will join by participating in water-only and/or “refugee rations” fasts to bring attention to the immediate humanitarian crisis in Darfur created by the expulsion of aid organizations by the government of Sudan. Darfur Fast for Life demands from our leaders around the world to be ambitious and work on creating lasting peace in Sudan and guaranteeing the respect for the human rights of all.

San Antonio stands strong with the people of Darfur, with numerous participants in this fast. If you would like to join the fast,
email ContactSAIDC at to be added to the fast list--specify the day(s) you wish to fast, your city, and whether you will fast on water only or on refugee rations.

What else you can do:

Contact your Senators and Representatives today by dialing 1-800-GENOCIDE (1-800-436-6243 ), tell them to:

Publicly support the International Criminal Court’s indictment of Sudan’s President al-Bashir.
Urgently seek the return of humanitarian aid agencies to Darfur.
Pressure the UN Security Council to ensure protection for Darfur’s civilians.
Work towards a peace agreement in Sudan which allows Darfuri’s to return home.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Take the Burma Challenge!

Genocide Intervention Network has launched a civilian protection project in Burma where a radio network alerts the country’s ethnic minorities to possible attacks from the Burmese military - thus, keeping them out of danger by allowing them to flee trouble before it arrives.

The Echoing Green Foundation, an organization aimed at promoting social change, has offered to match donations to the Burmese civilian protection project - up to a total of $25,000. For every $325 raised, one village in Burma will be added to the life-saving radio network.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity - take the Burma challenge today. 100% matching ends on May 31st.