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The wonderfully astute Kate Heartfield has a post at the moment on her blog the World Next Door about Stand’s Speak the Name campaign and the importance of making Darfur an election issue. As most of you know, Speak the Name works by rewarding politicians who mention Darfur or Sudan in their campaign. We give… Read More


Darfur in the Canadian Media this week: Escaping From Genocide – Montreal Gazette (by the way, has anyone read this book, “Tears of the Desert” by Halima Bashir? I’d like to hear feedback…)Thousands Flee Darfur Heavy Fighting – Toronto StarCourt Probing Deadly Darfur Camp Attack – Toronto StarIt’s As if Evil Itself Had Come to… Read More


The duo Mattafix are slightly crazy but definitely have their hearts in the right place. In this video for their song “Living Darfur” they actually film along the Chad-Darfur border, and have some wonderful shots of life in the region, replete with smiling children, soccer matches, and the lead singer bringing his club moves to… Read More


This morning, I attended a little panel discussion at the Church Center in New York City on the situation in Sudan and the consequences of the decision by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to seek an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The venue was small and two of the speakers… Read More


Here at Stand, we are determined to make the crisis in Darfur an important election issue for all Canadian parties. So…people within Stand much brighter than myself have devised the brilliantly catchy Speak the Name effort. What is Speak the Name? Basically, when a politician mentions Darfur, we give that politician a bit of free… Read More


Stand Canada is a collection of students, volunteers, and other Canadians unwilling to be complicit in genocide or crimes against humanity. We make it easy to act against genocide by providing people with the tools they need to affect policy. Currently, we are focusing on protecting civilians and bringing about a peaceful resolution to the… Read More