Tuesday, August 24, 2004

We are our brothers keepers

"Why hast thou abandoned me?'

Hunted by death squads, a people without hope

"I knew from the other villages that it had happened like that. They told me: 'When you hear the helicopters and the planes, the Janjaweed are coming'"As he speaks, sitting on a straw mat flanked by a group of male refugees, the low growling of an Antonov plane's engines becomes audible. The men fall silent; the Russian-built planes are the favoured bombers of the Sudanese government."

We are our brothers keepers, and we will be held accountable. Speak up, do something.

The Darfurians aren't the only ones running out of time.

So are we.

Wandering Mind

may not be suitable for political vegans