9780230100220

Fighting for Darfur Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide

  • ISBN 13:

    9780230100220

  • ISBN 10:

    0230100228

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 02/01/2011
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

Extend Your Rental at Any Time

Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.

Rental Options

List Price $26.00 Save

Free Shipping Free Shipping On Every Order
Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days

Summary

In 2004 Rebecca Hamilton dropped her comfortable life at Harvard Law and left to spend a year in war-torn Darfur. At that time, Darfur was the first genocide to be witnessed in real time - an amazing test case for world leaders to prove that when they said "never again", they meant it. But after the devastating failure in Rwanda, many were rightly suspicious of their sincerity.Hamilton, and grassroots organizations, across the country refused to give up on Darfur, and came together to lobby the government to do what was right, even when it wasn't in their political interest. And amazingly, it worked. While violence was ongoing Colin Powell declared the situation in Darfur to be a genocide, pushing the United States to make good on it's duties as the leader of the free world. Robert Zoellick, along with Bush's speechwriter Michael Gerson, were outspoken supporters of the Darfuri people, successfully galvanizing the president to declare a policy for the region. And in a move that made international headlines, Mia Farrow shamed Steven Spielberg into dropping his role as an advisor to the Beijing 2008 Olympics over China's deadly economic relationship with Sudan.As talks continue over breaking the Sudan in two, giving Darfur its independence, the historic work of groups like Save Darfur will be increasingly in the news.

Author Biography

Read more

Table of Contents

Read more

Excerpts

Read more

Write a Review