Not on Our Watch by Don Cheadle
The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond

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An Academy Award-nominated actor and a renowned human rights activist team up to change the tragic course of history in the Sudan -- with readers' help

While Don Cheadle was filming Hotel Rwanda, a new crisis had already erupted in Darfur, in nearby Sudan. In September 2004, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell termed the atrocities being committed there "genocide" -- and yet two years later things have only gotten worse. 3.5 million Sudanese are going hungry, 2.5 million have been displaced by violence, and 400,000 have died in Darfur to date.

Both shocked and energized by this ongoing tragedy, Cheadle teamed up with leading activist John Prendergast to focus the world's attention. Not on Our Watch, their empowering book, offers six strategies readers themselves can implement: Raise Awareness, Raise Funds, Write a Letter, Call for Divestment, Start an Organization, and Lobby the Government. Each of these small actions can make a huge difference in the fate of a nation, and a people -- not only in Darfur, but in other crisis zones such as Somalia, Congo, and northern Uganda.

 

About Don Cheadle

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Don Cheadle is an Academy Award-nominated actor who has appeared in Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Crash, and Hotel Rwanda. John Prendergast is a Senior Advisor of the International Crisis Group, a former official in the Clinton White House, and a veteran of several NGOs and think tanks in Africa and the U. S. Cheadle and Prendergast have co-written op-eds for USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, and other publications.
 
Published May 1, 2007 by Hyperion. 252 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Film star Cheadle and human-rights activist Prendergast pool their talents in an earnest attempt to arouse public concern over the genocide in Darfur and channel that concern into productive action.

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Coauthored by Cheadle, actor and star of the film Hotel Rwanda , and Prendergast, senior adviser of the International Crisis Group, the book is a pastiche of practical information, instructions, memoir and history.

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If, like me, you’ve heard about Darfur on the evening news, know that very bad things are happening there and want to know more then Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond is a book you need to read.

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