I attended the Save Darfur Conference in Montreal this past weekend as a performer, but came away with so much more about this issue that is in dire need of attention. Baryl Wajsman, the Editor of The Suburban and also with the Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal organized the event, where a distinguished panel of speakers debated and informed hundreds about the situation in Darfur. Speakers from Save Darfur Canada, the SCLC, the UN and other human rights activists like Nazanin Afshin-Jam, a former Miss Canada all spoke about what we as citizens can do -- everyday--to place pressure on the Sudanese government to stop violating international humanitarian laws and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
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The United Nations, despite the recent decision authorizing the sending of troops, and most of the western world have reacted with impotence.