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Bashir Advisor Not Welcome In U.S.
May 2, 2013
The U.S. State Department has invited one of the leading architects of the genocide in the Sudan for high level talks in Washington D.C. This invitation undermines established U.S. policy and violates President Obama’s promise to bar perpetrators of serious human rights violations from entering into the country. Nafie Ali Nafie was named as a key senior official complicit in Bashir’s crimes by the I.C.C.
Please join us in protesting this alarming plan. Ask Secretary of State John Kerry to rescind the invitation.
OCT 7, SUN: Sudan Rally at UN Sunday Oct 7 from 12-4:30pm
The Sudanese Marginalized people will hold a rally on October 7th, 2012 in front of the United Nations in NYC, 1st Ave between 45th and 46th Streets from 12 noon to 4:30 pm for the following:
- To keep highlighting the issues of the Marginalized regions (Darfur-Nuba M.- Blue N.- Estern Sudan- Abyei- Nubia and South Sudan) and Sudan in general, as the US presidential candidates’ foreign policy debates will be taking place and intend for our petitions or letters to reach the candidates ahead of time.
- To Strengthen the relation and solidarity between the marginalized regions, thereby denying NCP central government policy of divide and rule,especially since we do not know what the outcomes of the ongoing Addis Ababa negotiations and its impact on the SRF and republic of South Sudan will be.
- To put pressure on the international community (UN- General Assembly, and UNSC) that, if NCP regime is in power these regions will claim the right of self-determination.
- To encourage all the Sudanese inside Sudan and the diaspora to demonstrate and protest for changing the NCP regime.
There will be a Press Release soon. Please note, the organizers are looking for co-sponsors as well as any support, and are especially looking to get big numbers of people, so if some organizations and friends could help and donate for transportation that will make big differences. We appreciate you support in advance.
If you are able to help and for further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org also include, “To work with Brooklyn For Peace on this issue”, or you can e-mail email@example.com.
April 27, Friday, 1:30–4:30 pm: Rally: Stop Genocide by Government of Sudan
National Days of Action for Sudan
Stop government-led genocide in Darfur and all marginalized regions of Sudan (including Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, Abyei, and Beja)
Join Musicians and Activists to Speak Out!!
Location: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, at the United Nations, Manhattan (41st St between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
Tom Andrews (President of United to End Genocide; former Maine Congressman)
Hawa Abdallah Salih (Darfuri winner, State Dept. International Women of Courage Award)
Rabbi Steve Gutow (President, Jewish Council for Public Affairs)
And others from the sponsoring organizations
Jane Kelly Williams
“Peace, Protection, & Justice for Guisma”
Michael Perlman & Dave Dawson
Brian Carter and Drummers
Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace; Member groups of Act for Sudan: Coalition for Darfur & All Sudan, Nuba Mountains International Association, Darfur People’s Association of NY Human Rights & Advocacy Network for Democracy (HAND), Brooklyn Coalition for Darfur & Marginalized Sudan, Long Island Darfur Action Group, International Justice Project and Jews Against Genocide NYC.
For Information: http://actforsudan.org/nationaldays or call 212-714-4535
Statement on Darfur
The government of Sudan is responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur, a region the size of Texas, on Sudan’s western border with Chad. The Sudanese government and the Janjaweed militias it arms and supports have committed numerous attacks on the civilian populations of the African Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa ethnic groups, killing civilians, raping women, and burning villages. Estimates of those killed range from 200,000 to twice that number. More than two million people have been driven from their homes and are threatened by famine in what the UN has called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”
The UN, the African Union, the US and the EU have all spoken out on this issue, however, the Sudanese government has failed to comply with the U.N. Security Council resolutions demanding Sudan to end massive violations of human rights and disarmament of the Janjaweed. Permanent members of the UN Security Council are not helping – China and Russia are buying oil and selling weapons to the Sudanese government; France is ignoring the issue while protecting its interests in the region; the U.S. and U.K. are making empty threats which only embolden Sudan’s actions.
- We condemn the gross violations of human rights and crimes against humanity by the Sudanese government and its Janjaweed militias in Darfur.
- We call on the Sudanese government to disarm and disband the government-sponsored and supplied militia forces active in Darfur and withdraw those militias from the parts of Darfur they have occupied.
- We call on the United Nations to reinforce international observers and peacekeeping troops in Darfur. Security Council must urgently ask the African Union, under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter, to increase the number of troops on the ground in Darfur and to expand its mandate to include protection of civilians.
- We call on the UN to establish an international human rights monitoring mission in Darfur and to collect evidence of the atrocities committed there.
- We call on the Security Council to impose sanctions on the top military and civilian leaders in the Sudanese government, including travel bans and asset freezes, and an arms embargo on Sudan as a whole, with enforcement mechanisms for all sanctions.
- We call on the Sudanese government to abide by its promise to give full access for humanitarian aid.
- We call on the US to denounce the abuses in Darfur, to support a UN resolution and sanctions against Sudan. We urge the US to demand accountability for human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Sudan.
- We call on the US government to take steps to assure that military aid is suspended to all parties to the conflict, and to take all necessary action to prevent U.S. military aid to neighboring governments such as Chad from being used in the conflict in Sudan.
As the Tran Africa Forum stated, “Silence is unacceptable in the case of Darfur. The matter is not about picking sides in the face of civil war. It is demanding that the human rights of the people of Darfur are respected; that humanitarian assistance get to the people; and that serious efforts are undertaken to stop the fighting and bring about peaceful resolution of the conflict.”
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