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December 16, 2009

Google Earth Sheds Light on Dafur

Filed under: africa — admin @ 12:39 pm

After working with the UNCF to give excelling Black students tution assistance, and partnering with African nations to bring free communications tools to those in need, Google has definitely been bringing the power to the people. In the Big G’s latest move, it’s using Google Earth to shed light on the atrocities in Dafur.

In conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the search giant has added several high-resolution satellite images to Google Earth which map out locations where the four year carnage has waged uncontrollably. To date, over 200,000 people have been slaughtered, and nearly 3 million have been displaced from their homes.

There was time when I believed that the U.S. shouldn’t play super-cop to the world – and to some degree, I retain that position – but after observing this waste of a war in Iraq, our troops could be much better used by helping to stop what our government has deemed a god-damned genocide. Can’t we help “spread freedom” to an area that doesn’t happen to be sitting on the black gold? – Jay Wilson


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