Offline But Not Silenced- SUDAN
There’s a certain amount of culpability that sits on the shoulders of those who sit by as grave atrocities take place on the side. One such instance is being witnessed by the world right now, as human rights violations set the path for a totalitarian rule in the African nation of Sudan.
The opportunity is ripe to set a precedent, one that does not allow any ignorance towards mass genocide or crimes against humanity.
Sudan, as it bleeds into The Nile, is currently attempting to escape the shades of violence and viciousness that plague the country at the hands of the Transitional Military Council. With attempts at cutting off basic amenities such as internet access, the pseudo-government is clearly attempting to blind the world of the violence taking place on the streets.
What makes things even worse is how blind the international community has been to the issues haunting the African continent in general. Not a single cry of Africa has grabbed attention like the issues in Paris and Notre Dame have. From Yemen to Sudan, the neglect that has been shown from the East and West towards one of the most oppressed sections of the world is a sign of what our apparent notions of humanity and brotherhood actually represent: convenience. This discrimination seems unfair, to say the least, in a world that prides itself in coming together during times of calamity.
The big guns of the world, be they powerful governments or international agencies to big media houses, need to look deeper and decide what we all really stand for. The need of the hour is to not just acknowledge the issues in Sudan, but to come together and take action. The opportunity is ripe to set a precedent, one that does not allow any ignorance towards mass genocide or crimes against humanity.
We need more voices go in to Sudan and to the world. Send in your postcard with the message for Sudan or the world. [Save the Image- write- and send us the jpeg @ firstname.lastname@example.org]
We will make your voice heard.