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In blood by JamesBardolph In blood by JamesBardolph
Protest against the rape of women in Darfur, London 10th December 2006.

Yesterday was a global day of action for Darfur; there were participants in more than 40 countries.

This man defaced his placard with his own blood.

The man depicted on the placard is the President of Sudan, Omar Hasan al-Bashir. His Government is suspected of supplying the Janjaweed with arms and aiding their attacks on ethnic groups in Darfur.

This is 2006 - should things like this really be allowed to happen?
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ronin06 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
no its not right, it is 2006. sadly cowards and evil men use islam to make things backwards and wrong, but thats the nature of the beast.
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NIELSPETERDEJONG Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I can't believe that ashole of a president just made that trip to egypt... and even after sending away all those charity organisations... what a bastard!!
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iceblonde Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much emotion in this that it's hard not to look away.
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coolman775 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I was reading all the comments ... let me say this ... Darfur was not knowing at all till China start pumping oil inside Sudan , which is very BAD for USA and UK ... so to make it even ugly USA start saying that the government did killing and blah blah ... to bring all the media focus ( such as you ) to Sudan .. and start putting pressure and economical restrictions on Sudan ..

if you were there in Darfur just like i did , because in a simple words i live 70 miles away from the conflict zone .. the problem is 2 tribes having problems over the lands and so on the problem start getting worst by killing each other ... so USA and others start giving the issue BIG deal ... and calls it genocide ... if you recall the former Colin L. Powell , he went there by himself and came back and said on his report "U.N. Panel Finds No Genocide in Darfur but Urges Tribunals" ...

You know what .. let us say there are Genocide in Darfur .. what you call what happening in IRAQ .. the invasion of Iraq, from March 20 to May 1, 2003, was led by the United States, backed by British forces and smaller contingents from Australia..etc . till today there are NO PEACE in Iraq .. ....... i thought USA really concern about PEACE .. so where is the peace !???millions of people dyeing in Iraq ... go to the Iraq camps of millions of people who left their places and ask them what the US did for them !!! and trust me you will be shocked from what they going to tell you .... please think as wise is that what USA call it peace ?!!!!

another problem , look at what the Jewish doing with the Palestine people ... the Israein killing people there just like the way Hitler did to them ... yet yet yet .. USA are not doing anything ...

and there are even more and more and more ... but the western media don't care except to the ones that considered important to them in economical way ...

my last words .. for your information if you look at the map of Sudan , you will find Darfur got borders with Chad ... Sudan got many many problems with Chad .. the way that they look is exactly like people of Darfur ... so till today there any NO prove of who did this was the government’s troops ... and if you call Al-basher criminal war ... then what you call Tony Blair , Bush????!!!! .
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LittleLottexo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Not only is this a ridiculously awesome capture but it's a ridiculously awesome moment with people standing up for what's right. Especially since it's a man and women are typically the rape victims (I suspect very few men are raped there given the overall sexism of the men needing to be tough and aggressive to survive...) When I first saw this, I thought 'rape' as in the rape of the women. But then I thought it would be an awesome analogy to use 'rape' in a way of taking away the innocence, etc etc. And then I read that your comments say it really is against rape, but all the same, this is wonderful on multiple levels.
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questionablemushroom Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007   Photographer
This is so powerful, I am really proud of the citizens of the world who stood up and still speak out against the atrocities in Darfur. If only the governments would take heed.
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Just want you to know this piece has been featured here = [link]
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aliceon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
"This is 2006 - should things like this really be allowed to happen?" But they happen, mostly as a matter of underdevelopment. People need your, journalistic, help, and you questioning. You remember reports in UNESCO Courier years ago?
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JamesBardolph Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
No, I am not familiar with those.
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aliceon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
There were quality reports by journalists and photographers on world issues in the South or the North, on education, war, peace, health, liberty, children and women issues. Think of National Geographic, but for the subjects above. The UNESCO Courier was published for decades in more than 30 languages. It stopped being published several years ago.

The photographs and the stories were an honest and inquisitive eye on the issues, and helped many people learn about other cultures and gain insight into the matters of interest to UNESCO.

Some of them would give you an accurate whole picture of poverty in Rio de Janeiro. Another would go further and investigate the ideals, obstacles and background of an ethnic armed conflict in an African country. And the thing is, without such real, neutral, close and accurate insight into these problems you could never solve them. I live in an underdeveloped country, and I and many others, wish and struggle for capable and independent media.
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