Speaking with MSNBC’s Allison Stewart the other night, she said the most overlooked news story of importance is the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. I confess I know virtually nothing about the conflict there and have searched around on-line since to begin to educate myself. (I mean if Allison Stewart says it’s important, then I should listen.)
Bette Midler has begun to speak up and speak out for the victims of Darfur.
Over the last two years, over 380,000 people have died, and 2 million driven from their homes by a brutal campaign of repression by the Sudanese government. Darfur’s women have been targeted for systematic rape and brutality.
This terrible inhumanity must stop. It affects all of us, because we are all connected in one human family. But to stop it you and I need to rise up and be heard. We CAN stop the killing, if we can persuade our government to put enough pressure on the Sudanese government and its allies to make them stop
Click here to find out what we can do.