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President Obama, Will the Moral Arc of the Universe Bend Toward Justice for the People of Sudan during Your Presidency?

Esther Sprague | Posted 01.05.2017 | World
Esther Sprague

Dear President Obama, It is with grave concern that we hear rumors of pending changes to U.S. policy on Sudan that would relax or lift U.S. sanctions...

The International Embrace of Khartoum's Genocidal Regime

Eric Reeves | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

Why should we believe that Obama will not betray the Sudanese people as a whole just as cynically in the present moment, especially with the cover of so many European countries eager to embrace a genocidal regime?

Sudan Regime Fears Students Will Recover What It Stole

Esther Sprague | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Esther Sprague

The country of Sudan has been held hostage by a former army brigadier, Omar al-Bashir, since 1989 when he staged a coup, overthrowing a democratically elected government.

Bait and Switch Diplomacy: The Roadmap to Nowhere

Esther Sprague | Posted 04.12.2017 | World
Esther Sprague

Things took a strange turn at the AUHIP's Strategic Consultation Meeting when a Roadmap Agreement was delivered to the Sudan government's opposition in the middle of the night followed by a warning the next morning.

Understanding Sudan and US Sanctions

Esther Sprague | Posted 01.28.2017 | World
Esther Sprague

President Omar al-Bashir's objectives are three-fold: to maintain control of Sudan at all costs; to steal the resources of the country for his benefit and for the benefit of his narrow base of supporters and allies; and to change the multicultural identity of Sudan into a single Arab Islamic identity.

Families In Sudan's Nuba Mountains Are Bracing For Either Bombings Or A Bountiful Harvest

Nuba Reports | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.19.2015 | World

Negotiations between rebel leaders and the Sudan government are underway that could extend a ceasefire that began in September. After the most violent...

Obama's Sudan Legacy: Justice and Restitution for the People of Sudan

Eric Reeves | Posted 09.17.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

A remarkable opportunity has presented itself, one that allows the administration to create an important legacy for the two Sudans, one that would endure long after the end of President Obama's term in office.

Sanctions Without Purpose: U.S. Penalizes Sudanese People to Punish Their Government

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.02.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington obviously intends sanctions to cause economic hardship, but for what purpose? In the early 1990s Khartoum supported Saddam Hussein's Iraq against America and dallied with Islamic radicalism, even inviting Osama bin Laden to stay. However, that practice ended after 9/11.

Why Won't the Justice Department Answer Questions About the BNP Paribas Settlement?

Eric Reeves | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Eric Reeves

There are times when decisions by the Obama administration are simply morally incomprehensible. An ongoing example is the refusal by Obama's Department of Justice to release information about the $9 billion settlement with French banking giant BNP Paribas.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Andrew Berends, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Ian Spanier | Posted 04.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Berends's work put him in great peril back in 2008, when he was detained by the Nigerian government while filming Delta Boys, a firsthand look at rebels in the river oil towns of that resource-rich yet vastly impoverished country -- Africa's most populous. Securing his freedom after 10 days of captivity required the intercession of New York Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. He was never in fear for his life, he says -- but his status as a documentarian offered him no particular protection whatsoever, he realized. Delta Boys was released in 2012 having received financing and support from the Sundance Documentary Film Fund, the Gucci/Tribeca Documentary Film Fund and Cinereach. Berends's most recent film, Madina's Dream, provides an unflinching glimpse into a forgotten war as it tells the story of rebels and refugees fighting to survive in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. The film will have its world premiere next month at South By Southwest International Film Festival.

Bombing Civilian Hospitals: A Khartoum 'Tradition'

Eric Reeves | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

If we want moral clarity in understanding the Khartoum -- as opposed to the political "complexities" adduced whenever the regime is the subject -- then let us look to Frandala. This deliberate bombing attack on an MSF hospital, by an advanced military jet aircraft, is the very face of the Khartoum regime.

Khartoum Announces a Campaign to Starve the People of the Nuba Mountains

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

How can this Sudanese "Wannsee Conference"--made public by virtue of the leaked minutes of this extraordinary meeting--not be the occasion for the most robust warning to Khartoum not to pursue this campaign of starvation and ethnic annihilation?

'Never Again' Must Not Become 'Yet Again:' You Can Stop Genocide in Sudan

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

In the face of such horror, many folks in the West feel powerless to prevent more senseless death in Sudan. In fact, there are two simple steps that each and every American can take right now to make a difference: one for the short-term, one for the long-term.

Graphic Video Captures Bombing Attack On Sudanese Village

Posted 11.19.2013 | World

A video purporting to show the Sudanese army bombarding a village in Sudan's Nuba mountains was posted to YouTube Sunday. The graphic footage includes...

From Sudan to North Korea and Syria: A Plea to President Obama to Activate His Atrocities Prevention Board

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It is not too late for the Obama administration's Atrocities Prevention Board to take the lead in thwarting mass atrocities. Everyday it fails to act is an invitation to Khartoum, Pyongyang, Damascus and their ilk to step up their assaults on human lives and dignity.

Life and Death Deal or No Deal

Tom Andrews | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Tom Andrews

Life-saving breakthrough or yet another broken promise? That is the question that hangs over the news of an agreement made by the Sudanese government to finally allow aid into South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Walk to End Genocide

Don Cheadle | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Don Cheadle

Our political leaders have calculated that the American people are not interested in foreign policy in this election year. By walking, we're announcing to our leaders loudly and clearly that they are wrong.

Negotiating With Monsters

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Elizabeth Blackney

The cognitive dissonance required to believe President Obama prioritizes the people of Darfur, the Nuba Mountains, and suffering all along the border with South Sudan, is astounding.

Hollywood's Double Standard on Darfur

Rafael Medoff | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Rafael Medoff

George Clooney brought his admirable fight for human rights in Sudan to Washington this week. Yet somehow the one political leader whom Clooney has a chance of influencing, the one who is in the best position to make a difference in Sudan, escaped the actor's attention.

Nightmare in the Nuba Mountains: Echoes of Darfur

Rep. Frank R. Wolf | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Rep. Frank R. Wolf

I recently returned from several days in South Sudan -- specifically Yida refugee camp, where I encountered bone-chilling stories of the nightmare unfolding in the Southern Kordofan.