I am interested in joining the fast and making a statement (as a mother and a sister and a human being) to the world that the starvation and inhumanity in Darfur and other regions is unacceptable.
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I would really like to commend Mia Farrow on the great work she is doing on bringing light to the Darfur situation. What is going on is unacceptable and something needs to be done.
Along with Darfur there are other places with such atrocities happening such as Sri Lanka. Innocent civilians are being killed. We need to bring peace to this nation that has been at war for over 25 years.
Mia Farrow, you have my support.
I will join you in prayer and fasting for the people of Darfur. I am motivated by a dream God gave me the other night, a day before you came out with this announcement. In my dream, I was calling out a name prophetically, Farrow. I did not immediately connect it with your name. However, in the dream a petite woman with blondish shoulder length hair stepped forward. This may sound strange, but it was symbolic. She had a bunch of what appeared to be pills rolled up in bubblewrap.
I was on the internet the next day when the news highlighted your story. In the story it mentioned that you were taking vitamins and filling up on healthy foods in hopes to survive the fast. I suddenly realized that I was given that dream to pray for you. I had also been contemplating a fast, I did not know for what particular purpose.
In the dream, the bubblewrap symbolized “protection” and the”vitamins” you were ingesting into your system were symbolic of that protection. The name I was calling out was yours. I appreciate your passion for the people of Darfur. I don’t know what your spiritual beliefs are. All I know is that God wants me to pray and fast with you for this cause. Trust God.
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Genocide is heartbreaking whenever it occurs. I draw your attention to the ongoing genocide in Iraq where over 1,320,110 deaths have occurred as a result of the U.S.’s invasion and continuing occupation. Also, the displacement of Iraq’s citizens is a catastrophe. What should we do as citizens of our country? Who are we to condemn others? How we can help in Darfur when we should be demanding our troops to leave Iraq and Afghanistan. How many more must die in the name of “democracy”?
Renee Scheiner… what a ridiculous comment. There is a huge difference between what is happening in Darfur and what is happening in Afghanistan and Iraq. How dare you call that genocide.. you denigrate the whole idea of genocide by your flagrant misuse of the term.
As for Darfur… as noble as going on a hunger strike is, it isn’t going to make a damn bit of difference because to eliminate the genocide in Darfur (and all that entails) you would have to eliminate a whole religion, and that isn’t going to happen until that religion moves into the 21st century, and there are far too many who want it to remain in the dark ages.
Do some reading, Renee… if you really had any empathy- for human rights and womens rights you wouldn’t dare say we should get out of Afghanistan, in particular.
I have written to Mia Farrow, thorugh the firstname.lastname@example.org addy regarding my desire to talk directly with her for the purpose of feeding the people of Darfur insted of just talking about it.
I am tired of those who are always talking about how bad the situation is, because all they do is talk. I mistakenly thought that Mia, had the strength of moral resolve to actually, want to do something , I offered a solution, a way for us to feed the starving of Darfur and finally end this human suffering , but I have not received a reply.
Perhaps this note may reach the attention of someone in this organization who really wants to do something insted of just talking.
Derrick L.Coles Sr.
I’d like to also fast for this cause. I am on medications so my fast will consist of only water & grapefruits. Please send me needed informations to join in on this worthy cause!!!
I feel for the people in Darfur. They are caught in a conflict that is never their choice. Please accept my support with this blog post: Will You Join Her Cause?.
Mai….How do we know if this fast is not “for such a time as this”….to call peoples everywhere to join in and share in not only the suffering the people of Darfur are enduring but also to share in the Victory as we collectively gathering together in strength and numbers to tell the World that this tragidy has to stop. Pam Faulkner
I have this great idea for helping Darfur, but do not have the technical background in web developement to create the necessary website. PLease email me so that I can talk to you further in how we can help the suffering people of Darfur.
I know that my idea will reach the many hungry and dying people of the world and Darfur.
P.S. I am a board member of the non profit website http://www.the melindavasquezfoundation.org
Pam, please contact me whenever you have time.
To: Robert…Hi I would like to contact to you. Wat is your email address so we can chat?
Mia: Thank you for your stand for the past 10 days…I know you are grateful for the support of Mr. Branson stepping in and carrying the torch for the people of Darfur.
Mia Farrow, Richard Branson, and all fasting for Darfur:
You’re helping to create a consciousness of CARE.
I applaud every sensitive person who is fasting for the starving Darfuri’. But the only way for them to stay alive will be to get armed and fight the oppression in their country.
The UN isn’t interested in protecting them as their country is too poor to make it worth saving (UN’s Views). The UN and other countries powerful enough to change things in a matter of weeks for Darfur aren’t interested either as unlike Iraq/Afghanistan they don’t have oil or $500 billion US per year of HEROIN to barter with.
So unfortunately the ONLY way for the people of Darfur is to fight for their lives. I TRULY hate wars/death but due to USA, Chines, Russian, UK and Dutch meddling economically/politically in the African continent we NEVER Help Africans. Look at Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. Plus look how we used to treat Idi Amin (Like Royalty) from Uganda, its a crime, that we let millions of Africans die needlessly.
This is the astounding figure given in Monday’s BBC Newsnight. African dictators have squirrelled away eight hundred billion dollars in Swiss bank accounts and other schemes in case they need pensions after they are booted out of office. (Few African leaders voluntarily leave office). Isn’t that enough to feed the African people????
this is Robert and I asked for help with creating a website that I have been thinking about since I was in my second year of Law School.
Please email me so we can talk further. I truly need a skilled web programmer to help me help these dying people.
PAMELA FAULKNER says:
May 8, 2009 at 1:43 pm
To: Robert…Hi I would like to contact to you. Wat is your email address so we can chat?
LETS DO THIS!
I am currently taking a crimes against humanity course and we are able to blog throughout the term. Darfur is an interest of mine and I included this website on my blog. I am glad that people are trying to make a difference.
I am wondering if there is a way for us to make a more organized mass fast? Meaning, would it draw more attention if everyone fasted at the same time for the same amount of days? Maybe even made it more public by doing a sit in during the fast in public places like parks etc…. around the world for many days? something to bring this to the light. Because right now Im feeling like we are all in some hidden cave fasting and no one who isnt involved with this knows about it. Therefore no one is going to care. I feel like people around the world are who can put the most pressure where its needed, but they cant if they arent aware. But maybe Iam wrong and just not seeing the big media blits I think this this needs and deserves in order for the world to wake up to whats happening. I am out here in the world, I meet many people all day long, and believe me very few have heard of Darfur or even know genocide exists anywhere. And most arent receptive when you do tell them because its isnt something they can see, isnt something they hear about every day. Their attention needs to be gotten through this fast. People need to know more about the situation in Darfur and also that there are people going hungry in an effort to stop the madness. I had no clue about what was going on until I read The Translator. Most people are as in the dark as I was.
I do not know where else to send this.But after taking part in a 16 day fast linked with this site…I thought I would try it.
Please,please let Mia my heart goes out to her.The news of her brother’s (yesterday June 17th)….tragic!
Pleas e forgive me for thinking and saying…I hope this is in no was a retaliation against her good work.
Blessings sweet Mia.You are loved so much.
I want to thank James Michael for bringing this problem to my attention. He is a truly compassionate and caring person. He’s inspired a lot of people and brought a lot of awareness to this problem & inspired me to take steps to try and help.
His fast for 3 days really hit home for a lot of people and made me and them more aware of how lucky we are and how much help this country needs. Thank you James, you’re truly incredible.
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Help put this idea, in time, to as many as possible, before “Clockwork Orange” (overpopulation), “1984” (high-tech dictatorship), cosmic collision, tectonic, economic or environmental collapse, or literalist contretemps. The cost of a full page national ad (sufficient to put RB to all the world) would be repaid in no time, once all that money gets put to actual productive use, at pre-9/11 US annual defense spending of $10,000 per family. We imagine running on the single issue of RB, promising a citizens’ advisory board based on Organized Communications (“OC”, small randomly assigned discussion groups electing reps to higher & higher random group levels, by means of RB, until one small group, exactly in the middle of all voting, remains at the top) to guide us in the rest. You do the same, wherever you are from the most local on up. Ten to the power of ten (ten levels of groups of ten) would be sufficient to organize & unite all mankind. RB is the sole unchangeable plank & bylaw of the Preferential Ballot Party, the only practicable third party.
RB is very freeing. Because it always chooses the candidate in the middle, all those who support it are perfectly top-dead-center, with no more need to fear others. Politics will become like a family discussion around the kitchen table, with no more jumping back & forth between extremes, nor absence of the economists’ requirement of predictability for growth. All that’s needed is to let go of the nut, to free yourself, as in the story of “The Monkey & His Nut”, & to rest in the knowledge that RB will give us perfect Freedom & perfect Justice, at one & the same time, even if not necessarily in the form imagined, as if anyone would then care. Good enough for New Zealand, Australia, Kerala India, Iraq, London, Ireland, Cambridge Mass, Burlington & 95% of the townships of Vermont, Pierce County Washington, Minneapolis Minnesota, whichever party is the majority in the House of Representatives for the selection of the majority leader, & hence the speaker (if only by runoff & not instantaneously), the Utah Republican Party for the selection of statewide candidates, & the platforms of both the Green & Libertarian Parties, with more places coming every year, but not good enough for the rest of us? It must be in somebody’s interest! How can we wish it of others if we do not have it ourselves? Having spent every spare moment from the invasion, to the vote on the constitution emailing every Iraqi I could find about RB, I would like to claim some little credit for the reforms they did adopt. No woman ever got pregnant just to have an abortion. The only imaginable definition of Freedom (&morality!) is “Do as you wish, but harm no other”. The maker & sustainer of this world & cosmos could have no need of one bit of it. The fiercer the history of the planet, the sooner it would have been blissed out behind ethnic homogeneity, & thus democracy. Tax consumption, not investment, & spread the productivity around. All powers to their lowest appropriate level. All human evil is due to the out of phase fluctuations of population & food supply. Noone alive is responsible for the mess we find ourselves in, except regarding what they do now. Justice is the redress of past violence, Freedom the state of nonviolence in the present & nonviolence the only basis of all other principles.
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