Sunday, June 16 - In an ambitious staging of a play called A Season in the Congo. The play, translated from the French of Aimé Césaire, concerns the last months of the life of Patrice Lumumba, the pan-African hero who helped to liberate the Congo from Belgian rule in 1960, became its first democratically elected leader and who, after 12 short weeks in power was deposed, tortured and killed by his enemies including the CIA and, by some accounts, the British secret services. Click here to read article>>
We are appealing to people of goodwill to join us in calling on the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice to assume the leadership role in taking stronger action against the Rwandan regime and those leaders identified as directly involved with supporting the M23 rebel group inside Congo.
Let's demand that the United States take all necessary diplomatic and political measures to bring an end to Rwanda's support of the M23 rebel movement inside the Congo. Let Ambassador Rice know that we consider the unnecessary suffering of the Congolese people to be a scar on the conscience of humanity.
Via the leadership of the United States the following should be done:
1. Rwanda should be explicitly named in resolutions calling for an end to the aggression against the Congolese people by the Rwanda-backed rebels.
2. Sanctions should be imposed on High-level officials in the Rwandan government who are backing the M23 such as James Kabarebe and Charles Kayonga.
3. Rwanda should be sanctioned for violation of the UN sanctions regime and arms embargo due to its provision of weapons to militias in the DRC.
Send a tweet to Ambassador Rice at @ambassadorrice or call the US Mission to the United Nations at 212-415-4404 and let Ambassador Rice know that you want the US to take decisive action against Rwanda's support of rebels in DRC.
October, 20 - 26, 2013
Participate in Congo Week VI and be a part of the global movement in support of the Congo.
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