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For Wild (and anyone else). by tucsonmike on 4 May 2006 1:32am
 
I thought of you Wild, because you have done work in the Sudan. I picked up a book on the new book shelf in the library by Nicholas Coghlan, a Canadian diplomat there.

The title is Far in the Waste Sudan, on Assignment in Africa.
 
Re: For Wild (and anyone else). by Wild in Africa on 4 May 2006 10:39am
 
Thanks Mike. I will keep an eye open for it. I am still partly involved in Sudan backstopping emergency work in Darfur, although my present job is mainly supporting the earthquake recovery programme in Kashmir. I expect to be travelling again to Kashmir later this month. Sudan will and does keep dragging me back though.
 
Re: For Wild (and anyone else). by sighthound on 4 May 2006 11:20pm
 
For those of you in the U.S., tonight's episode of "ER" is about Darfur.

The US news media has done very little to cover the genocide there and the dramatic media has totally ignored it until now. The "ER" episode should do a lot to inform the American public about the horrors happening in the Sudan.

Only a show with the ratings history of "ER" would be allowed to touch this issue by the network and commercial censors. If you think this episode is important, please contact the network and the sponsers.
 
Re: For Wild (and anyone else). by tucsonmike on 5 May 2006 3:20am
 
The book mentioned something about Darfur and what caused it. For me, the Sudan is General Gordon and a young Winston Churchill. I've read both the Blue and White Nile.
 
Re: For Wild (and anyone else). by tucsonmike on 5 May 2006 2:36pm
 
I watched the ER Episode. At the end, they posted the show website so you can read about Darfur.

I have to go to work, but will post some more information on Sudan for interested people.

 
Re: For Wild (and anyone else). by tucsonmike on 6 May 2006 3:36am
 
I am posting as promised.

The NBC site with the episode. This is what was alluded to at the end of the program.

http://www.nbc.com/ER/

It has some links of other sites that are involved.
 
Re: For Wild (and anyone else). by tucsonmike on 6 May 2006 3:53am
 
I am posting as promised.

The NBC site with the episode. This is what was alluded to at the end of the program.

http://www.nbc.com/ER/

It has some links of other sites that are involved.

Wikipedia on Darfur Conflict
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darfur_conflict

http://www.darfurgenocide.org/

Manute Bol in Wikipedia. Retired NBA Player and Human Rights Activists.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manute_Bol

He set up a foundation called Ring True.Phone number
866-547-8326

I find it more and more important to speak out in situations like this. I'm Jewish and can't expect folks to respect what happened in the Holocaust if I don't speak out in other situations.
 



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