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....
|Title||:||Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond|
|Publisher||:||Hachette Books 1st edition May 1, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||252 pages|
|File Size||:||568 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond Reviews
"Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond" seeks to inform readers of the mass killings that continue to occur in and around Sudan's Darfur region, and also inspire people to step up and speak out in an effort to generate more attention to what is happening in this part of the world. Written by actor Don Cheadle and International Crisis Group advisor John Prendergast, the book contains personal accounts of both authors' trips to the Darfur area, as well as stories about the refugees they encountered during their travels. The book also explores the history of inaction by the United States during different instances of genocide in the past, discusses the ways that average citizens can help motivate the government to take more drastic action, and highlights individuals and organizations that have already begun to make a difference.
An extremely informative book that isn't for the person who wants to read a story with a happy ending. Hopefully that will be in a sequel, but this book documents the atrocities and the events leading up to them. It reads like a journal from both authors, even at the times when you are left feeling overwhelmed you should keep reading as you learn that silence doesn't aid the victims. There are suggestions for the reader who feels helpless yet wants to participate in the campaign to stop the genocide. It is important to read this and pass it on to others; my purchase led to others becoming involved in their own way. This book is not light reading, but I was impressed that people are working vigilantly for the greater good. Kudos to those who are working beyond their borders to bring about positive change.
Outstanding book! I think many of us struggle to know how to help end the Genocide in Darfur. Many see this huge event and feel powerless. John and Don take us to task and give us real, practical advice to help end the Genocide in Darfur. They also connect us with so many wonderful stories of individuals doing incredible things in their own communities, helping prove their point.
Well now I know where Darfur is, not to mention Chad, Congo, Uganda, Kenya etc....this book does a pretty good job of explaining the conflict. But their main purpose is to get the reader to ACT. Which I am doing... if only to allay the deep sense of trajedy one gets from reading of the terror going on there...and here, as we turn our backs on the situation. At first I was put off by the seeming light-heartedness of the authors but now I realize they, and you, as the reader, have to put up some kind of boundry in order to not be swept away by dispair.
Absolutely critical book for everyone's collection. Well-written, concise, extremely informative, easy to read with a wealth of information. Also inspiring, I highly recommend.
This book is very insightful and detailed with the atrocities taking place in the Darfur Region and is a must read for anyone wanting to get involved and read first hand accounts of the genocide taking place in Darfur.
There is so much information in this book. If this doesn't make you want to get involved, you may not have a pulse. Extremely interesting.