Friday, July 27, 2007

Benefit show for Darfur and Southern Sudan

Benefit show for Darfur and Southern Sudan featuring Valley bands Deathamphetamine, Thrillpillow, Terrorist, Friends of Yours, and The Young Flyers, and guest speaker Mohamed Elgadi of the Western MA Darfur Coalition, who will be screening the film Judgment on Genocide and heading a discussion after. Co-sponsored by Voices and the Western MA Darfur Coalition. $10 suggested donation.

Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Mercy House
Street: 365 North Pleasant St
City/Town: Amherst, MA

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Darfur: Violence continued...

25,000 More Darfuris Flee Homes: U.N.
Violence and insecurity in Darfur has forced 25,000 more people from their homes and is straining the capacity of camps swollen with refugees fleeing conflict in western Sudan, the U.N. said in a report on Tuesday. “Aerial bombings by the military continued to be reported in North Darfur up to late June while clashes between the military and rebel factions continued to be reported ... in various locations,” the United Nations said in a statement. The report said in May and June a further 25,000 people fled their homes, bringing the number of camp residents in Darfur to 2.2 million.
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