HOWTO: Protest the Darfur Genocide

posted by Mike on March 25th, 2006

Tom Lewis being arrested at the Sudan embassyIf you’re subscribing to our video rss, you’ve noticed that the movie “Darfur Genocide on Trial” is now available on-line.

(Movie page, with links to versions in .wmv (55 MB) and .avi/DivX (685.5 MB).)

When we made the movie, I wasn’t sure what purpose it served, but it has turned out to be a great tool for introducing people to avenues of action on the Darfur issue.

Watching the movie, you learn:

  • a little about the situation in Darfur (from Eric Reeves);
  • a little about how you could travel to Darfur and what might happen when you get there (from the Catholic Worker Peace Team);
  • a little about what it would be like to demonstrate at the Sudanese embassy;
  • a little about civil disobedience at the embassy, and what the arrest would be like;
  • and a little about taking your case to court, and how you could mount a necessity defense.

So maybe you’ll want to check the movie out. If you have any trouble with the downloads, please post a comment and we’ll do our best to get things working smoothly.

Quicktime: We’ve had no luck in converting this movie to a small, viewable .mov file. If you think you could help us with this, e-mail and we’ll try to get you the huge master .avi file. Or maybe you can work some magic with the DivX linked above.

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3 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On March 26, 2006 at 01:14 Adam (Southern California) said:

    Dude, please tell me you’re not going to write “How to” as “HOWTO:” on a regular basis. Don’t get all Cory Doctorow on me.

  2. On March 26, 2006 at 07:32 Mike (Worcester) said:

    >Don’t get all Cory Doctorow on me.

    First of all, Mr. Doctorow would omit the colon.

    Second of all, I don’t like Disney or video games.

    On the other hand, I’m preparing a lecture on “Copyright and Culture” for later in the Spring. So who knows.

  3. On March 26, 2006 at 14:09 Adam (Southern California) said:

    A few weeks ago my ISP at work started blocking access to BoingBoing, and to be honest, I’m happy I’ve been given some assistance in kicking the habit. I check the site once a day at night now, and typically I find one or maybe two items a day worth clicking through.

    I love how BB is treating the whole “filters have begun blocking BoingBoing” issue as proof of some kind of flaw in the filtering software, like the ones that block support groups for gay teens or information on women’s health. Or worse, some kind of an assault on freedom of the press like in China or Saudi Arabia. Have they stopped to think that perhaps they’re being blocked because they’ve always got ads up for Suicide Girls and frequently have links to things Xeni found on Fleshbot?

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