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Dropping the Ball: Olympic Torch Will Damn Darfur

"Dropping the Torch." Need we say more about Dave Eggers's op-ed in today's New York Times detailing an entirely different side to the upcoming Olympic torch ceremony/ mass protest: On April 4th 418,000 copies of the San Francisco Chronicle will bear an insert emblazoned with the following logo: “China: Extinguish the Flames of Genocide in Darfur.” No, the placard was not paid for by Don and Doris Fisher as another gesture of goodwill designed to win over San Francisco— the San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition has been planning a massive protest (thousands are expected) for some time now, no doubt. Unacknowledged reason #349234 why Gavin & Co. are avoiding Chinatown like the plague. [NYT]