Sudan displaces thousands more civilians

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Sudan's government is intensifying its military campaign in the Darfur region in order to capture as much territory as possible before the April 30th deadline for peace talks with rebels. These actions have displaced thousands more civilians according to Human Rights Watch.

DCist announces:

Protests in D.C. are a dime a dozen, but demonstrations for causes as compelling as stepping up to save the people of Darfur deserve what little pimping we can give them.

This Sunday the Save Darfur Coalition is taking to the National Mall, hoping to mass enough people to push President George W. Bush into taking more firm action to stop what has been referred to as a slow-moving genocide in the western Sudanese province of Darfur. The rally is part of the "Million Voices for Darfur" campaign, which seeks to send one million postcards to Bush advocating more aggressive action by UN and NATO forces.

The demonstration, which will take place between 3rd and 4th Streets in front of the U.S. Capitol, will feature a number of prominent speakers, from Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to actor George Clooney and rap mogul Russell Simmons to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel and Paul Rusesabagina of "Hotel Rwanda" fame.
The Washington Post has more on the Save Darfur Coalition and the upcoming rally.


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