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THE BUCK STOPS HERE by William Reed Columnist

“Act fast to help us use ads to target U.S. leaders with reports of Bashir’s voter repression!”  With that “Save Darfur” sought donations to continue efforts to destabilize and divide Africa’s largest country.  Calling Sudan’s elections “a sham,” Save Darfur ads tout American leaders to not let citizens of Sudan “be allowed to legitimize President Omar al-Bashir’s dictatorial rule, despite his status as an indicted war criminal!” In its latest move to undermine that country, Save Darfur’s Robert Lawrence is urging United States officials not to legitimize Sudan’s presidential election.  Maybe the group shouldn’t go there.  Questions “legitimacy” apply to as much to Save Darfur as they to Omar al-Bashir’s candidacy.  A nationwide reelection of President al-Bashir against a bevy of challengers immediately puts into question what Sudanese think of International Criminal Court (ICC) indictments the Sudanese leader faces.

Over the past eight years international attention has been directed away from conditions in Southern Sudan to the issue of Darfur, thus overlooking serious threats of a North-South war re-erupting.  Outstanding problems remain between the two ruling parties, the National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), both of which signed a peace agreement in 2005. Multi-party elections, being held April 11th – 13th, bring to an end the transitional period which began when the decades-long Second Sudanese Civil War ended in 2005. Presidential and parliamentary elections will select the President of Sudan and the National Assembly.  There are thousands more Sudanese involved in the six elections than just al-Bashir.  The country will elect: national presidential and parliamentary, the South Sudan President, state governors, and the South’s parliament and state assemblies.  A reformism for Southern Sudan’s independence will be held January 2011.

It is true that Sudan’s 74-year-old president is a wanted man by the West.  Al-Bashir has an arrest warrant hanging over his head from the ICC, but if anything, Bashir’s defiance of the warrant, and implicitly of the West, has enhanced his appeal among the electorate.  The Darfur conflict, the aftermath of two decades of civil war in the South, the lack of basic infrastructure and reliance by much of the population on subsistence agriculture confront whatever government emerge.

It’s estimated the “Save Darfur Coalition” has taken in over $100 million.  Instead of the money going to save people in Darfur it’s consumed by publicity campaigns that generate more donations.  Reports say several millions of these funds have ended up in Israeli bank accounts that help fund programs that include illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.   Many think Save Darfur is a “grassroots movement” similar to events a generation ago against apartheid.  Do donors actually know it is top-heavy with evangelical Christians who preach the coming war for the end of the world and with elements known for uncritical support of Israeli actions in the Middle East?  Millions of dollars thought for helping Darfur is spent to manufacture consent for US military intervention under the cloak of stopping or preventing genocide.  Instead of supporting the elections and allowing candidates to make, and fulfil, promises of “fixing bad roads” and growing the economy among Sudanese society, Save Darfur pushes rancour and disunity.  In contrast to Save Darfur’s, an international donor’s conference held for Darfur recently raised $850 million for projects intended to ensure the safe return of nearly 3 million displaced people.  Organized by the 57-nation Organization of The Islamic Conference, the conference’s statement said they “wanted to highlight the importance of development in achieving peace and stability in Darfur”.  The biggest donors were Brazil, the Islamic Bank for Development, Qatar and Turkey.  Western countries such as the US, Canada, Norway and Britain did not pledge saying the region was not secure enough for the proposed work.

Sudan is the world’s 17th fastest growing economy and has had substantial new economic infrastructure investments.  It still faces formidable economic problems.  Its existence is based on the elections and a referendum on independence for the oil-rich South.  It’s time to tamp down on imperialism and instead seek constructive engagement with whoever emerges as elected officials in Sudan.

(William Reed – www.BlackPressInternational.com)

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Butterfield to Visit ECC

U.S. House of Representative SealU.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield

First District of North Carolina


For Release:  Immediate

Date:  April 5, 2010

Contact:  Ken Willis
Phone:  (202) 225-3101


Butterfield to Visit ECC

Tarboro, N.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield will meet with staff and administrators at Edgecombe Community College on Wednesday, April 7 to discuss the school’s efforts to help create jobs.

Butterfield said he hopes to learn more about the successes, challenges and needs of the college in fulfilling its work to educate the region’s workforce. He will also discuss how the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act will strengthen the Pell Grant program and make significant investments in community colleges.

Without adding to the national debt, Butterfield said the legislation invests more than $40 billion in the Pell Grant program to ensure that eligible students receive an award, and that awards increase to keep pace with rising inflation. The bill also includes $2 billion over four years for community colleges. As the largest part of the nation’s higher education system, community colleges enroll more than 6 million students and continue to grow rapidly. 

WHAT:           Butterfield to meet with Edgecombe Community College staff and administrators

WHEN:           Wednesday, April 7, 10 – 11 a.m.

WHERE:         ECC, 2009 W. Wilson Street, Tarboro, N.C.

Butterfield to Meet with Tarboro Officials

U.S. House of Representative SealU.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield

First District of North Carolina


For Release:  Immediate

Date:  April 5, 2010

Contact:  Ken Willis
Phone:  (202) 225-3101


Butterfield to Meet with Tarboro Officials

Tarboro, N.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield will meet with Tarboro town officials to discuss community needs on Wednesday, April 7.

Butterfield is expected to meet with Mayor Donald Morris, Town Manager Sam Noble and the City Council. The meeting will take place from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at the Tarboro Town Hall at 500 Main Street, Tarboro, N.C.

Butterfield will talk with officials about the needs within the community and the federal appropriations process. The press is welcome to attend the meeting.

WHAT:           Butterfield to meet with Tarboro officials

WHEN:           Wednesday, April 7, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

WHERE:         Tarboro Town Hall, 500 Main Street, Tarboro, N.C.