Not On Our Watch: The Mission To End Genocide In Darfur And Beyond

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Presents A Call To Action On Behalf Of The Genocide Victims Of Sudan's Darfur, Describing The Brutalities Taking Place There And Outlining Six Strategies For Making Key Differences. Foreword / By Professor Elie Wiesel -- Introduction / By Senators Barack Obama And Sam Brownback -- Preface: On Our Watch -- Challenges And Choices -- Two Paths Out Of Apathy -- Sudan's Backdrop To Genocide -- From The Front Lines Of Darfur -- Citizen V. Government: Knowing What We Are Up Against -- Activist Beginnings And Success Stories -- The Upstanders -- Strategies For Effective Change -- Stop Mass Atrocities Now: An Agenda For Change -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Taking Action: Things You Can Do Immediately. Don Cheadle & John Prendergast. Includes Bibliographical References.

Author : Cheadle, Don.

Publisher : Hyperion

Published Year : 2007

Edition : 1

Format : print - Paperback, 252 pages

Subject : Genocide, Genocide--Sudan--Darfur, Atrocities, Atrocities--Sudan--Darfur, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance--Sudan--Darfur, History, Politics and government, DT159.6.D27 C54 2007

Language : English

Dimensions : xix, 252 p., [16] p. of plates ; 21 cm.

ISBN : 1401303358

ISBN13 : 9781401303358


Overview :

An Academy Award-nominated actor and a renowned human rights activist team up to change the tragic course of history in the Sudan -- with readers' help

While Don Cheadle was filming Hotel Rwanda, a new crisis had already erupted in Darfur, in nearby Sudan. In September 2004, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell termed the atrocities being committed there "genocide" -- and yet two years later things have only gotten worse. 3.5 million Sudanese are going hungry, 2.5 million have been displaced by violence, and 400,000 have died in Darfur to date.

Both shocked and energized by this ongoing tragedy, Cheadle teamed up with leading activist John Prendergast to focus the world's attention. Not on Our Watch, their empowering book, offers six strategies readers themselves can implement: Raise Awareness, Raise Funds, Write a Letter, Call for Divestment, Start an Organization, and Lobby the Government. Each of these small actions can make a huge difference in the fate of a nation, and a people -- not only in Darfur, but in other crisis zones such as Somalia, Congo, and northern Uganda.