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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

The Crime of Our New Century


The Sudanese Government, using Arab "Janjaweed" militias, its air force, and organized starvation, is deliberately and systematically killing the black Sudanese of Darfur.

Idris's story (left) is the story of thousands in Sudan. Over a million people, driven from their homes, now face death from starvation and disease as the Government and militias attempt to prevent humanitarian aid from reaching them. The same forces have destroyed the people of Darfur's villages and crops, and poisoned their water supplies, and they continue to murder, rape and terrorise

''They came at 4 a.m. on horseback, on camels, in vehicles, with two helicopters overhead,'' recalls Idris Abu Moussa, a 26-year-old Sudanese farmer. ''They killed 50 people in my village. My father, grandmother, uncle and two brothers were all killed."

''They don't want any blacks left,'' he added.

"Janjaweed" militias, its air force, and organized starvation, is deliberately and systematically killing the black Sudanese of Darfur.


The situation in Darfur is dire. The choice we face simple. Act now to help save lives and stop the genocide, or watch as another chapter of injustice, cruelty and tragedy gets added to human history. Let’s learn the bloody lessons of Rwanda, the Holocaust, and Armenia. Lets make sure the summer of 2004 is not one that we remember and regret.

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