Darfur Pledge Archive (2005-2007)


The Essence of True Humanity Is Compassion

The ETHIC's Darfur Pledge Campaign (2005-2007)


It is with both sorrow and gratitude that I announce the end of The ETHIC's Darfur Pledge campaign.  Sorrow, because the violence in western Sudan continues -- yet, gratitude for the compassion and commitment each of you extended towards those affected by the tragedy.


With your help, individuals from more than forty countries pledged to contact the White House -- on a daily basis -- until a highly skilled international protection force of at least 44,000 was deployed in Darfur. Sadly, that mission never materialized. Instead, five years into this crisis, the beleaguered African Union monitors, now operating under the auspices of the United Nations, have merely changed the color of their hats from green to blue.


No social justice movement has ever succeeded without speaking truth to power. And while we cannot bring back those who have lost their lives in Darfur and may not be able to protect those who are still in harm's way, we have an obligation to each of them to ensure that this critical period in human history is written accurately -- and by doing so, lay the foundation necessary to prevent future crimes against humanity. To that end, I urge you to read - and share - the following article, as well as the articles listed below.


Darfur Supporters' Actions Looking More Like Collaboration, Willful Neglect

  San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2007. 

"The best article on Darfur anybody has written in a long time. A superb analysis."

- Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, President of Genocide Watch


Thank you again for your participation in and support of The Darfur Pledge campaign. We will continue our work to create a compassionate and just world for all. And, like each of you, we will keep the people of Darfur in our hearts and thoughts, forever.





John Morlino

Founder of The Essence of True Humanity Is Compassion (The ETHIC)

Director of The ETHIC's Darfur Pledge Campaign (2005-2007)

December, 2007


John Morlino's articles on Darfur (listed in reverse chronological order):


Darfur Betrayed, Again

Sudan Tribune, March 16, 2009


Darfur Supporters Have Much to Learn From Tibet Activists

The Peaceworker, November 2008


Darfur Supporters' Actions Looking More Like Willful Neglect

San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2007


Plea to Bush: Stop the genocide

Orlando Sentinel, February 27, 2007


What's a little genocide among friends? Try western Sudan

San Francisco Chronicle, November 26, 2006


Darfur Activists Are Much Too Polite About Genocide
San Francisco Chronicle, September 3, 2006


Saving 'lucky ones' in Darfur
Orlando Sentinel, May 30, 2006


Genocide Is Not Negotiable

Washington Examiner, February 10, 2006


A Call to Action: Help End the Genocide in Darfur
Satya magazine, October 2005




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