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Monday, July 04, 2005

Why Nate Kleinman Is Hungry

Today, the 4th of July, marks the day Americans declared their intention to divorce the English because of the then-ongoing denial of certain fundamental rights.  It is also the fourth day that Nathan (Nate) Kleinman, a recent Georgetown (SFS) grad, has been on a hunger strike to protest American apathy and global inaction toward the ongoing genocide in Darfur.  Wendi and I met Nate the other day in front of the White House, where he was sporting a Gementera-like sandwich board that said, on one side, "Ask me why I'm hungry," and on the other side, it said something like "Stop the Genocide in Darfur."  We had a delightful conversation with Nate, who hails from Philly, and has the passion and dedication and intelligence to be a great young spokesperson for the cause.  Then a bird shat on Wendi.  You win some you lose some.

Along the same vein, I was heartened to see, the very next day, a local synagogue brandishing a large sign calling attention to www.savedarfur.org.

Because today's a holiday, it is an especially apt time to take a moment to write a letter to your sentator, give money to savedarfur.org, and drop an email of encouragement to nathankleinman at gmail.com.  Tell him prawfsblawg sent you!

Happy 4th!

Posted by Administrators on July 4, 2005 at 06:54 PM in Law and Politics | Permalink

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