For many refugees 2009 will be their 6th year living in a desperate situation where their tents cannot shield them from the sun, rain, or wind of the harsh desert landscape. It will be filled with months of struggling to make rations last. And long, hard days of waiting to see if the international community […]
For most in the United States, November is a month to give thanks. On Thanksgiving Day, we gather at our homes and enjoy great food and the company of loved ones. Refugees in and from Darfur have been deprived of a home; many of their loved ones have been killed; and they lack enough of […]
Earlier in 2006, we spoke to several Congressmen as part of our From America with Love project. Two of them happen to be candidates in the upcoming elections for the Presidency, Barack Obama and John McCain!
The victims of genocide are usually nothing but numbers—faceless and nameless. Today’s action is the start of a “guerilla” campaign that puts a face and name on the numbers. This action will go on for as long as necessary and will come in waves. For the first DGA wave, print multiple copies of one or […]
Hey Everyone! I wanted to give an update on the day that I just experienced being present in San Francisco for the official torch relay. It started with a ride on the public transportation system down to the water front. I hung out all morning talking to people that were showing up for the event, […]
Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry’s, is providing three cars to travel from Vermont to San Francisco in preparation for the April 9th Olympic Torch Relay. The cars have billboards attached that encourage China to engage constructively in Sudan. Upon arrival in San Francisco, the cars will tour the San Francisco Bay Area to build […]
If the caravan would have followed the original path I realize I would have seen 6 rally’s in different states, talked to hundreds of people, handed out pounds of free ice cream 4 times from Ben and Jerry but this morning I woke up in San Francisco for another day of work. I never could […]
It is hard to know what kind of expectations to have when trying to prepare for a week of driving across the nation with 3 cars and 5 drivers. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream donated 2 element cars and one van with 5-foot billboards on them to draw attention to America about the current crisis […]
Unfortunately, an accident with one of the vehicles has forced the Cross Country Caravan for Darfur to be canceled. The remaining two vehicles will be shipped back to San Francisco. We are still waiting for details and will continue to post updates.
On-the-ground sources tell us that thousands of newly displaced people have been fleeing the destruction of their villages in Darfur and are trying to make it in to the also unstable and dangerous Chad side of the border. Attacks come from air and ground, with bombs falling from the sky and dozens of trucks riding […]