It can be instructive to look at the ecology of websights devoted
to one particular problem. The movement to stop the Genocide in Sudan
provides several active sites that work closely together in
1. Sudan: The Passion of the Present is a site whose purpose is to
use open source methods, an information community and the daily
responsiveness of blog campaigning to inform and stimulate the
movement. This site is by design edgy and personal, with several
editors who work from the US and the UK, and post 24/7.
2. The Save Darfur Coalition is a broad coalition of major religious
and humanitarian organizations. It’s site is closely associated with
Sudan: The Passion of the Present serves a different function and has a
contrasting design. Save Darfur’s site is the online educational center
of a coalition and speaks with a more measured and consciously
3. Fight or Die is an example of a grassroots organizing site that anchors daily direct action in the streets of New York.
4. My Sister’s Keeper is a grassroots organization that advocates in
the Boston area for the people of Sudan, as well as sponsors
face-to-face spiritual, pschological, and development work in a region
of Southern Sudan.
5. iAbolish brings attention to slavery in Sudan, assists
refugees and especially former slaves, and acts as a coordinator for
the American Anti-Slavery Movement.
Sudan.net and the Sudan
Tribune, to the very anti-US Islam Online.
10. Sometimes you can create a powerful site simply by executing a
search on a commercial e-commerce site. Here, also from Passion, is a disturbing sub-site
created by a search for Sudan genocide humor on the political cartoon
e-commerce site Artizans: