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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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Dark-Moo-Alas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
How well captured. So -explicitive- powerful. I commend you for its capture, but even more, I commend that man for his intensity.

I wish we could really just give peace a chance. With things like this, it's sometimes hard to keep that ideal in check. Love will prevail, though. I'm confident in that. Somehow, somethings are just going to end up alright. Or at least, the end of such intensified suffering. [I hope.]
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hp5 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007   Photographer
Very powerfull. Great shot.-
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GothicNekoWings Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
this makes me so happy
we just learned about darfur and all classes had to write letters

(optional if wanted to be sent)
to the media
family
friends
senators
governors
president

and such and so on
about darfur, it's so amazing most people have never even heard of half the shit that happens in africa.

great photo
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JamesBardolph Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Did you send a letter?
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GothicNekoWings Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
yeh, in total
my school sent over 1,000 letters.
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ronin06 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
pray that they will have the desired effect
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Orkideh84 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very strong message!!!! well done! :+fav:
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iamkatia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
WHOA - POWERFUL!!!

great great capture.
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breakfastburrito Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
things that make u go "hmm"
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Lamediel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
fantastic, such power
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poprage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Hobbyist
am not here for the image but the message :)
that's the first time i see Omar Al Basheer's photo as a criminal :?
this world is weird i guess
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JamesBardolph Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
What do you see him as?
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:iconpoprage:
poprage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Hobbyist
as a president like any other one
what did he do ??
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
Why is it weird?
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poprage Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist
sometimes people that defend their countries are considered war criminals
"One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist."
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
People that defend their countries? Do you know anything about what this guy has done to the people of his country?
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poprage Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist
what do you know about it?
its a question for both sides

if someone is fucking his people day & night does this give the USA, UK, national world .. etc the right to control the country? i do not think so. people can fight their own battles. no need for any other help from the outside.

Iraq is a good example. you think its liberated now?
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
Your previous statement was 'sometimes people who defend their countries are called war criminals'. Do you not think al-bashir is a war criminal? He innocently defends his country?

Your solution is to let the country sort out its own problems while the rest of the world lets attrocities happen? What Saddam was doing was horrendous, and I don't really agree with how the situation was handled, and I think it's going to get much worse in Iraq, but something had to be done to stop Saddam. Who could have stopped him? You think Iraqis could have stood up to him and defended themselves?

if someone is fucking his people day & night does this give the USA, UK, national world .. etc the right to control the country? i do not think so. people can fight their own battles. no need for any other help from the outside.

This isn't about people gaining control. If there is a dictator killing his people who are now too scared to act, what do we do? Sit back and let it happen? People who fear cannot fight their own battles.
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poprage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Hobbyist
no people can fight their own battles just tell the international community to stay out of it
we Palestinians are fighting our own battles against all. any one in the world can do it. You stopped Saddam because of his dictatorship & made a worse one so that you can control the ME area. spread & conquer rule. same thing you want to do now in sudan by letting 2 powers rise. Muslims & Christians. Sudan will be divided into 2 countries if not more. Sudan is one of the biggest natural resources for the hole ME area but they are killing it with civil war. they want to keep the area under their feet.

do you know why all this is happening? because its a crusade war as bush said it. Al basher is not a war criminal & yes he is defending his country.
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tanya-n Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
Spread and conquer? I think you're misguided and you're mixing two issues up. This isn't about the West coming in and 'conquering' - this is about al-bashir torturing his people.

Al basher is not a war criminal & yes he is defending his country.
How is he NOT a war criminal? His troops have raped and murdered women across the region - that is what this protest was about. Nothing wrong with that? He's just defending his country?
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khizarmalik Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
really powerful, got my blood boiling!
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love80s5 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Great shot! I can't count the number of times I've mentioned Darfur to my friends and family. Nice to see someone else doing it in an even greater measure.
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too-unoriginal Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
This is one incredibly powerful image. I hadn't noticed the blood on the image until looking more closely, and then I read your description.

I have to add this to my favorites!
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Krupa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006   Photographer
I ask myself the same question. I don't understand why epople judge others by their appearance or religion or ethnic background...but I guess they haven't progressed through their own time of intolerance like other countries have. Still, I think that the world (the ones who condem these types of acts in their own country) should do more.
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Castigator Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Way to get that anger. Nice shot.
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pillagingpandas Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Wonderful picture. Wonderful words.
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95101 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006   Writer
The Sudanese government is suspected of giving arms to the Janjaweed. I think that is important to specify.

Otherwise, not a bad image. Could have been more powerfully shot, in terms of composition, but the message gets sent across.
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Ivan-Suta Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Student Photographer
great capture!
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Mebahel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006   Photographer
a great moment.
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LittleRedx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
My favourite by far of your work to date. Well done for trying to educate with your work.
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bradgar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
great shot, did you see him at the end of the march he was emotional to say the least. they need the help of our governments if they are to see any change
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JamesBardolph Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
I foolishly left before the end of the protest.
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alessandrociccarelli Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
This is really a great shot, it says more out from the pic...

A.
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devilicious Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Professional Photographer
i love the men fighting for their women and children and country

:+favlove:

and a perfect image of PHOTOJOURNALISM :nod:
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tangledweb Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
Sudan's a royal mess of atrocities. As long as they don't supply oil, the powers that can do something about it seem to turn a blind eye. My favorite piece of photojournalism by you I've seen so far.
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Binda23 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
Great shot!! Ive been looking around your website gallery for last few nites some really excellent images there
have u ever thought of self publishing a collection on lulu ?
i certainly buy a copy
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gaiakiyarae Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
this reminds me very much on the world press photo exhibition.
its a good and also sad piece
well captured
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