|Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012|
HE WHO PERMITS OPPRESSION PERMITS CRIMES.-Erasmus
EMBASSY FINDERSurvival International provides a useful tool for locating the embassy of any country in your country.
http://embassy.goabroad.com/ You can also find embassies at this link. https://embassy-finder.com/
CHARITY CORNERIn the wake of the closing of the Titan and Pollyanna blogs, we are continuing the charity corner here. This week, we are again overwhelmed by the refugee crisis in Syria and Europe. We recommend that you donate to help these unfortunate people via Mercy Corps who have a wonderful record of crisis help. Please donate.
|Mariam and her family had a house and a comfortable life in Syria. But now, as refugees in Lebanon, they face a very different reality — each day they struggle to stay safe and healthy in the tent settlement they now call home. Photo: Corinna Robbins/Mercy Corps|
INDIGENOUS PEOPLEIndigenous tribes do not simply die out. They are killed by the actions of so-called civilized nations. Survival International provides a long list of cases in which a letter from you can and will make a difference. Please open this link and write at least one letter. This link will be a permanent feature on our blog and we would be grateful if you gave it a bit of attention each week. We suggest going down the list in the order given. The letters are pre-written for you. All you need to do is send them. It would be nice also if a donation to Survival International could be forthcoming.
This week we want to confront the wrong assumption that tribal people benefit from being brought into the so-called mainstream. In fact, the opposite is true. When left to their own devices on their own land, the prosper and thrive. Please join the campaign to protect the land and resources of the tribal people of India
THE STRUGGLE AGAINST SLAVERYWe have added a new section to the blog in order to join the struggle against slavery worldwide. We refer you to the site of Walk Free where you can find a large number of campaigns against manifestations of slavery in different countries. The number of people living in slavery is of the order of 35 million, which indicates the extent of the problem. We suggest that you look up the Fair Trade movement in your country and make an effort to avoid buying slave-produced products. Look for this logo:
Clothes, phones, even the food we eat – every aspect of our modern lives could be tainted by modern slavery at some point during the production process. If you want to be sure the goods you buy are slavery free, take action now.