Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Thandie Newton and Sudanese Musician, Emmanuel Jal are among a group of artists who have posed for a series of pictures to draw attention to the crisis in Darfur.
The photographs tie in with the fourth anniversary of the conflict on Sunday 29th April. They picture the actors smashing hourglasses filled with fake blood to demonstrate that time is running out for the people of Darfur.

Around the world 10,000 hourglasses filled with fake blood will be turned by activists to mark the start of the conflict four years ago. Events will be staged from Mongolia to Iceland, the U.S. to the Ukraine.

The Globe for Darfur, a global network of dozens of different organisations is calling for the imposition of targeted sanctions to force all sides to respect the ceasefire, end attacks on civilians, allow the deployment of an effective international peacekeeping force, and stop attacks on the aid operation. [Via Let Me Upgrade U]

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