NATO Chief Pledges No Role in Darfur
NATO Secretary Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said the international alliance would continue to support African Union troops on the ground in Darfur, but would not contribute forces despite appeals from President Bush.
It's been nine days since AASG associate and former slave Simon Deng launched the Sudan Freedom Walk - a 300-mile march from New York to Washington, D.C. which seeks to encourage the US government to take the lead in peacekeeping efforts in Sudan.
Already, Simon - accompanied throughout by a loyal band of supporters and joined in different parts by hundreds of others - has covered roughly half the distance, braving fierce winds and cold along the way.
The staunch protesters still have another 150 miles to go before they reach Washington, D.C. Cheer them on as they reach their destination and join them for a major rally in front of the Capitol building on April 5. Mark your calendars for what is sure to be a powerful event! (More details to follow.)
If you can't make it there in person, you can still make your voice heard. Sign our online petition to get a US government task force on the ground in Sudan investigating slavery and other atrocities being committed against innocents there. So far we've collected 2,700 signatures; help us reach our goal of 3,000 by March 31st.
UPDATE March 25: Al Jizz reports the Radical Islamic Arab government of Sudan won't let anyone stop their raping, killing enslaving.
And you know those terror enabling, propaganda machine Al Jiyza is painting it in the 'best light possible."'If the Arab governments back Sudan, the line is in the sand. Pure evil.
Sudan has asked for Arab support for its stance against the sending of UN peace keeping forces to Darfur.