The Sudan Freedom Walk, covering 300 miles to call attention to the ongoing genocide and slavery of black African Sudanese, began with a rally near the UN in New York on Wednesday. About 75 people attended the event, which starts in New York and concludes on April 5 in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol Building. More information about the walk, which will stop in 19 cities, can be found at www.sudanfreedomwalk.org. (Also here.)
In the interviews which follow, you will hear many unkind words about the UN, Arabs, and Islam. By people who have good cause. This was also clear at a rally in front of the UN in September 2004 (when Gloria Steinem put her foot in her mouth), and at a rally in December 2004.
- Photos and a report of the 2006 Sudan Freedom Walk.
- Another report with photos.
- Atlas Shrugs has lots of video and photos:
- Video interview with former slave Simon Deng.
- Simon Deng's complete remarks.
- Video interview with I-Abolish founder Charles Jacobs (who also co-founded the David Project to expose the anti-Israel bias in Columbia University's Middle East studies Dept.)
- Video interview with Sudanese native and former basketball star Manute Bol. (More on Bol's involvement with the cause.)
- More photos.
Pamela also points out some ironic hyperbole from leftist antiwar group United for Peace and Justice, over a definition of "slavery."