August 15th, 2014

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Genocide prevented

While most of our news attention has been focused on Ferguson, MO this week, let's not miss some very good news: Nearly all of the Iraqi Yazidis who were beseiged by ISIS have escaped into Iraqi Kurdistan. As long as the Kurds hold ISIS off their territory, this is literally and directly a genocide prevented (although at least a few thousand are still at risk).

Kurdistan doesn't have the resources to feed and take care of the more than 100,000 Yazidi refugees they've received in the past couple of weeks, though they're trying. They need help. The US helped save an entire people from destruction but we can do more to keep them alive now. This is the thing to call your Senators and Representative about today, IMO. (I did this morning)