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by John Prendergast

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ISBN:
0307464822
Author:
John Prendergast
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Politics & Government
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English
Publisher:
Broadway Books (September 7, 2010)
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304 pages
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Had Enough? Join activists, organizations, and celebrities to fight human rights crimes in Africa. Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering and hopeful new book.

Had Enough? Join activists, organizations, and celebrities to fight human rights crimes in Africa.

Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an. .Peace activist and cofounder of the Enough Project, John Prendergast is known as a champion of human rights in Africa. But the not-so-public face of .

Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering and hopeful new book, as they reveal the steps being taken by engaged famous and unknown, here and abroad, to combat genocide, rape, and child soldierdom in Africa, and show how you can be a part of the movement. is the life he's led as a Big Brother to Michael Mattocks.

The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes is the second book co-authored by actor Don Cheadle, and co-founder of the Enough Project and human rights activist, John Prendergast

The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes is the second book co-authored by actor Don Cheadle, and co-founder of the Enough Project and human rights activist, John Prendergast. Cheadle and Prendergast's first book, Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, was published in 2007.

The Enough Moment book. Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering and hopeful new book, as they reveal the steps being taken by engaged "-famous and unknown, here and abroad, to combat genocide, rape, and child soldierdom Had Enough? Join activists, organizations, and celebrities to fight human rights crimes in Africa.

John Prendergast is an American human rights and anti-corruption activist, author, and former Director for African Affairs at the National Security . The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes. Co-authored by Don Cheadle.

John Prendergast is an American human rights and anti-corruption activist, author, and former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council  . Had Enough? Join activists, organizations, and celebrities to fight human rights crimes in Africa.

Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering and hopeful new book, as they reveal the steps being taken by engaged "-famous and unknown, here and abroad, to combat genocide, rape, and child.

Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering and hopeful new book, as they reveal the steps being taken by engaged "-famous and unknown, here and abroad, to combat genocide, rape, and child soldierdom in Africa, and show how you can be a part of the movement

Almost anything concerning human rights in Africa is likely to be unsettling– often .

The needs are even more urgent when the moment seems propitious for genuine alleviation of some of the continent’s worst excesses: the genocide in Darfur, the children forced to be soldier/murderers in Uganda, the out-of-control rapes in the Congo.

The Enough Moment Wall. The Morning Show Interview with John Prendergast.

The book also describes the actions that . citizens have taken to aid those suffering from human rights abuses and provides practical ways in which ordinary citizens can get involved and make a difference Celebrity Testimonies and Interviews. Many celebrity "Upstanders" contributed to The Enough Moment. The Enough Moment Wall.

Had Enough? Join activists, organizations, and celebrities to fight human rights crimes in Africa.Human rights activist John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle bring us an empowering and hopeful new book, as they reveal the steps being taken by engaged citizens—"Upstanders"—famous and unknown, here and abroad, to combat genocide, rape, and child soldierdom in Africa, and show how you can be a part of the movement.Learn how a high school student in Chicago rallied fellow students all over his city to raise awareness of genocide... a former child soldier in Uganda formed a group of others like him to aid in reconciliation... and a mother and teacher gang-raped by soldiers in Congo found strength to help other survivors. John and Don present ways for you to form alliances, contact Congress, alert the media, enlist corporations, and use social media to become part of the solution.Featuring testimonies and interviews with:• Ben Affleck • Madeleine Albright • Emmanuelle Chriqui • Sheryl Crow • Ann Curry • Annie Duke • Dave Eggers • Mia Farrow • Ryan Gosling • Mariska Hargitay • Emile Hirsch • Iman • Angelina Jolie • Nicholas Kristof • Joel Madden • Nicole Richie • Martin Sheen • Robin Wright • As well as a number of members of Congress and many others making a difference
  • Iesha
Most already know both John Prendergast and Don Cheadle, both men are household names not just associated with humanitarianism but synonymous with it. Prendergast has devoted his career as an activist and writer to raising awareness and demanding for action to stop atrocities around the globe. In recent years, Prendergast’s efforts have been committed to making changes in Darfur, and he has often been seen in newscasts from the Sudan and elsewhere. Of course, Don Cheadle is a famous actor who has played many roles, one of his most memorable performances was in the movie "Hotel Rwanda". Mr. Cheadle has used his fame and financial success to be one of the greatest humanitarians of our time. These two collaborating authors focus on the following issues: Genocide in Darfur, Child Soldier Recruitment in Uganda under the Lord's Resistance Army, and Rape as a Weapon of War in Eastern Congo.

This insightful book educates and attempts to engage individuals who think that Africa war crimes are unacceptable for those living in Darfur, Uganda, and the Congo. The ultimate goal is to get more people to be active in this humanitarian cause. It is well written and allows the reader to be emotionally connected to the plights of the African people and then come realization of just how much has been accomplished through activism, from saving lives, prosecuting and indicting war criminals, deploying peacekeepers, and eradicating genocides.

The authors’ emphasize the importance of two organizations that have been instrumental making positive changes in the Congo; Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource: Power to the Women and Girls of the Congo, and Raise Hope for Congo, which is coordinated by the Enough Project. The Enough Project is of course co-founded by Don Cheadle. Ben Affleck who did a film on the Congo and Angelina Jolie who does tireless work are just two of the famous names mentioned for their amazing dedication to ending the atrocities in Africa.

The conclusion of this book gives the reader not just one, but, fourteen suggestions as to how the average person is able to join in the fight for justice in the Sudan, Uganda, and the Congo. After reading the suggestions as to how easy it is to be involved and make a difference, only a person with no empathy would not follow through with at least one of the ideas to help to make a change for those who desperately need assistance.
  • Dagdalas
This is a great book for the beginners but also enriching to those already involved, giving them hope. I'm not as fond of the casual intimacy of the two authors, Pendergrast and Cheadle. Their personal experiences add a lot of weight to the stories of actual triumphs in Africa but they also have a way of opening the curtain a bit too wide, as if this accessibility is a given. Their closeness to the people and the many conflicts, whether in Darfur or the Congo make them the most compelling people to relate how harrowing some regions still are, or once were, but it gives rise to the notion that if they can do it anyone can. These men are remarkably courageous, and lucky, putting themselves in harm's way to help those who need it. It's not something someone does as a casual exercise in compassion. It's mission and this book relates the many ways things have improved too, even in the face of utter desperation. At the core this book is about compassion and forgiveness among even those who were victimized by horrors that would keep most readers awake nights for the rest of their lives.
Still, it's good to see Pendergrast, Cheadle and others risk all to aid others and their heart felt thanks to all who donate and give aid speaks to the sincerity of their experiences.
It takes a man at the end of his rope to truly appreciate the hand up that seemingly arrives from nowhere.
Africa today is a place in transition. What aid is required may seem considerable but it's the scope and difficulty to execute the efforts that costs the most.
The very least we can do is open our eyes, hearts and wallets to this continent's worst hit human tragedies and ongoing suffering that continues to exist in the still embattled regions like the Congo. If a former child soldier in the Lord's Army can struggle to reform himself -admitting to the terrible things he was compelled to do as a child, by force- as a means of moving forward, the least we can do is read why he was in such a position and work to erase such horrors from the children who are still at risk. In doing so we not only help them but we help ourselves.
This book reminds us of our shared humanity and the need to embrace it, nurture it. These efforts will help us all to avoid giving way to our darker inhumanity created by our indifferences to obvious needs, desperation and survival.
As these authors note, Africa is not in a constant state of war or human tragedy. Africa is a thriving continent and the most varied continent in the world. The horrors there are in very small areas but in order to end them we need to recognize Africa's many successes and continue to provide them with more success stories in those hard to reach places where they are needed most.
Africa may be mostly at peace but it's still not financially in a place where they can bring a halt to the horrors some regions still face. In the end Africa is a continent and not comprised of a single nation. The few nations who need our help continue to move towards a peaceful state of transition with the rest of the continent.
  • Teonyo
I purchased this book as it was recommended in an article on the same subject. If you are interested in this at all this is a good read
  • Umsida
John Prendergast and Don Cheadle team up with members of Congress, clergy of every variety (Reverend Jim Wallis/ Archbishop Desmond Tutu), celebrities (Mia Farrow, Martin Sheen, Daniel Baldwin) to attempt a workable strategy at ending the horrendous conditions that people in Darfur, Sudan, and the African Congo have been living with since time immemorial. Rape as a tool of war, child recruitment into monstrous groups like "The Lord's Liberation Army", and a host of other dire subject matter are discussed in essay-like, anecdotal form. Having read a few other books about the subject (most of which portray the African situation as being hopeless) I was refreshed by the no-nonsense and yet hopeful approach the authors' take to trying to end these evils. Each and every person can be an activist--while I will admit to a certain cynicism that I think most of us have with respect to "celebrity activists", I did indeed find myself questioning that cynicism, particularly when reading about Martin Sheen's actual *visits* to Africa. If these people with wealth and influence can decide to do something about these seemingly impossible world matters, why can't we?

This is not an easy read but a necessary read. You'll even hear from Madeleine Albright, who is all the sudden very concerned about the crisis in Africa. The very same lady who, when questioned about the deaths of Iraqi children from U.S. bombing, stated bluntly that "she thought it was worth the cost." An essential for peacemakers.