Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Everything You Wanted to Know About Darfur

...and a few things you didn't. There's a big march (okay, it's only 10-15,000 people) scheduled today to try and bring some attention to what's going on in Darfur. If you don't know what's going on there, here's a snapshot:

Rebels from the Darfur region of western Sudan are dissatisfied with a proposed peace settlement, rebel leaders said Friday, as global pressure built for them to strike a deal with the Sudanese government by a Sunday deadline.

Mediators from the African Union have proposed a draft agreement aimed at ending a three-year-old conflict that has left tens of thousands of people dead and forced 2 million to flee to refugee camps in Darfur and neighboring Chad. The draft addresses security, power-sharing and the division of wealth.
If you want to know more, visit Live from the FDNF. He's been following the situation for a long time and has some great info and commentary.