Categories
Act Now SGN Blog Take Action This is Darfur

Are You a Florida, Indiana, or Ohio resident? We need your help!

Take action: Urge your FL, IN, and OH Senator to be an original co-sponsor of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017.

Categories
featured SGN Blog

ISIS, genocide, and international inaction

A year ago, I wrote a short blog for Stop Genocide Now that made note of the significant move that ISIS had been declared “genocidal” by the United States. On March 17, 2016, then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated, “Daesh [Arabic name for ISIS] is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions […]

Categories
SGN Blog

Obama’s upsetting decision to lift sanctions on Sudan

In a surprising move, President Obama, with only a week left in his presidency, has made the decision to lift sanctions and open up trade with Sudan; a regime that has and continues to commit genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity against its own people.

Categories
Act Now featured SGN Blog Take Action

Listen to the Alarm Bells

Listen to the alarm bells. Do you hear them? They rang for Rwanda, and we did not listen. They’ve rung for Syria for some time now, leaving the people of Aleppo wondering where we are. They now ring for South Sudan. Will we respond?

Categories
Act Now featured SGN Blog Take Action This is Darfur

Never Again, Yet Again

War is horrifically, painfully, and unconscionably nothing new. So why does Aleppo seem different?

Categories
Act Now act now archive featured SGN Blog

Action for Chemical Weapons in Darfur

Over the past 13 years, the people of Darfur have suffered unimaginable violence at the hands of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his military. Officially labeled a genocide by the international community, efforts have been made to bring an end to the violence. The first-ever hybrid United Nations/African Union mission was launched, peace deals […]

Categories
SGN Blog

War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: The Sentry publishes report on South Sudan’s system of corruption

Big mansions and swimming pools under palm trees, suited young men posing in front of big cars and private jets – these Instagram and Facebook images would not stand out in the abundance of similar ones posted every day, were it not for their context. They were published as part of a two-year investigative report […]

Categories
Act Now act now archive featured SGN Blog

Tell Congress: #RefugeesWelcome

Today, 65 million people are displaced globally due to violent conflicts – the highest number in recorded human history. Last year, President Obama increased the number of refugees that the U.S. will resettle. Unfortunately, the U.S. refugee resettlement program is at risk due to insufficient funding and vocal opposition to the program. Though the number […]

Categories
SGN Blog This is Darfur

What can be done to save the Rohingya?

During the 2015 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit in Kuala Lumpur, the regional bloc briefly and fruitlessly deliberated on the plight of the persecuted Rohingya ethnic group within Burma. The Burmese delegation refused to participate and absolved themselves of responsibility in the matter, declaring the Rohingya were no more than migrant Bangladeshis and […]

Categories
SGN Blog This is Darfur

Campaign Success!

Earlier this year, we joined the Congo advocacy community in a  to promote free and fair elections in the DR Congo by imploring Secretary of State John Kerry to impose targeted sanctions on President Joseph Kabila and his inner circle. We are very pleased to announce that our organizing efforts were a success. As of […]