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    Young girl with infant child at refugee camp in Darfur. Photo by Dan Scandling, Office of U.S. Representative Frank Wolf

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The Passion of the Present (the essay)


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    In Darfur, a region in western Sudan approximately the size of Texas, over a million people are threatened with torture and death at the hands of marauding militia and a complicit government. Genocide evokes not only the moral, but also, the legal responsibility of the world community. Under international agreement, a nation must intervene to stop a genocide when it is officially acknowledged.

    "Officially" is the key word here. So far, no nation in the international community has "officially" acknowledged the truth: Sudan is a bleeding ground of genocide. In this void, the Sudanese government continues to act with brutal impunity.

    Thankfully, there are individuals working in human rights organizations who are watching - and witnessing - and organizing, in support of the victims in Darfur. These individuals represent, for all of us, a personal capacity to bear witness to the passion of the present; one candle lit against the darkness.

    However, before one can light a candle, someone has to strike a match: a donation to any of the human rights organizations active in Sudan, contacting your government representative, local newspaper, radio and t.v. station. Our individual activism is essential for the candlepower of witness to overcome and extinguish the firepower of genocide.

    This world has long endured wars that take lives. Let us be part of one that saves them.

    About: The Passion of the Present site is a totally non-profit labor of love and hope - in peace. Thanks for joining the effort.

  • Detailed administrative map of Sudan
  • Oil concession maps
  • Climate and biogeography of Sudan
  • Satellite Images of destruction in Darfur, from USAID

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  • GOOGLE SEARCH THIS SITE: More than 2966 chronological posts from April, 2004. Try "oil" "China" "women" "genocide treaty" "UN" "Kofi Annan" "timelines" "grassroots".


  • Our name comes from an essay entitled "The Passion of the Present" that one of our grassroots founders wrote and circulated by email in March of 2004. The blog started at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School.

    The editors are semi-anonymous in order to keep the focus on Sudan. This site is a resource for a blog-based information community now numbering several hundred interlinked bloggers and sites. Visitors come from around the world. Daily traffic ranges from just under a thousand visitors, to more than eight thousand on days when news attention peaks.

    Our technology cost for a public blog service, with no special discount, is still just $13.46 per month! Start a blog if you don't have one already!

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Comments

Edward Clarke

thank you for campaigning on this issue

Y.RAJESH

WELL IT APPEARS THAT THE WORLD HAS MADE A BLUNDER BY CREATING THE U.N.
WHERE IS THIS SAVIOUR WHEN COUNTLESS PEOPLE ARE DYING HERE IN DARFUR???
WHAT IS IT DOING???
WHAT IS THE ALMIGHTY U.S DOIN???
WHERE ARE THOSE FREAKIN G-8 NATIONS CLAIMING OF EXCELLENCE AND WHAT NOT???
CAN'T ANYONE SAVE THOSE PEOPLE??
WHY IS THE WORLD APPEARING SO VERY HELPLESS??
TIME TO WAKE UP FRIENDS TO FIGHT FOR A COMMON CAUSE.
COME UNITE AND SAVE THOSE INNOCENT YOUNG PEOPLE

Anna Luise

You surely have one of the most interesting sites in net. I believe in your way of doing, so go on this way. It’ surely the right way.

craig chaplin

Hi - i am currently editing a documentary on the humanitarian situation in Darfur and am desperately searching for some royalty free music - any help that you can offor or even idea's would be most welcome - thank you for your time
CRaig

halfmoon

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