Sunday, September 10, 2006


Hunger Strike Day 35; DC Vigil Day 105

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: “When you are right you cannot be too radical….”
“… when a person is bleeding to death, the ambulance goes through those red lights at top speed...... Disinherited people all over the world are bleeding to death from deep social and economic wounds. They need brigades of ambulance drivers who will have to ignore the red lights of the present system until the emergency is solved...
civil disobedience is a strategy for social change which is at least as forceful as an ambulance with its sirens on full.”

[Note: Many more photos thanks to HERE]

A Cry for Intervention in Darfur
D.C. Demonstrators Call On Bush to Press for U.N. Peacekeepers
By Henri E. Cauvin Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, September 10, 2006.

...30 protesters carrying signs marched from Lafayette Square across Pennsylvania Avenue, where they lay down on the sidewalk outside the White House fence and held up the signs.
The protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police to the cheers of hundreds of fellow demonstrators who watched from across Pennsylvania Avenue, chanting for their cause.
"Stop the genocide! Break the deadlock! Protect the people!" the group called out as the 30 demonstrators lay, still holding up their signs…
"It's been two years, and Mr. Bush hasn't done anything about it," said Emily Funigiello, 17, who traveled from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington to join the demonstration.
Her friend
Melissa Salvatore, 18, said the United States and the president cannot forget what happened not so many years ago. "We can't let what happened in Rwanda happen in Darfur."

Darfur Trembles as Peacekeepers’ Exit Looms
By LYDIA POLGREEN Published: September 10, 2006

“What happened in Rwanda, it will happen here,” said Sheik Abdullah Muhammad Ali, who fled here from a nearby village seeking the safety that he hoped the presence of about 200 African Union peacekeepers would bring. But the Sudanese government has asked the African Union to quit Darfur… “If these soldiers leave,” Sheik Ali said, “we will all be slaughtered…
“We beg the international community, somebody, come and save us….”

On Sunday [September 3, 2006] riot police broke up demonstrations in favor of the peacekeepers at a university in el-Fasher, capital of North Darfur province. Two students [were killed] and more than 10 were injured, the United Nations reported.

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