Thursday, May 15, 2008

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Before I begin - I have been having a great deal of trouble with Blogger - I guess it's Blogger - just trying to get to my own blog. I managed it just now for the first time in two days. So, if any of you ask me a question or make a comment that needs a reply, you may not get it for a while. It just depends on when I am able to access the blog and comments. I have not been able to reach many of the other blogs I love to read either. So I'm just hoping for the best. Maybe the situation will change as quickly as it began.

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Now, to the matter at hand:




Amnesty International is a worldwide organization, fighting for human righ
ts. That means unjust imprisonment, murders, abductions, people driven from their homes, any and all single incidents or ongoing situations of injustice in our world. That world is no long the Great Unknown as it once was. It grows smaller every day, and every day we become more aware of the truth of Martin Luther King's words: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." That "everywhere" is here where you and I live. We cannot close our eyes and turn away. We must follow the light of the candle on the Amnesty International insignia.


Amnesty International fights the good fight every day, with the help of thousands of members. My daughter, Rita is one who chooses to spend hours writing letters in behalf of people all over the world who have been imprisoned because their words or actions have somehow displeased political leaders of their countries.


The organization, which won the Nobel Prize in 1961, constantly struggles to end abuse of all human rights everywhere. If you feel you might be able to help in any way, please contact them at http://www.amnestyusa.org.









Meantime, how about putting The Hunger Site somewhere that you can view it every day, and just click on it to help feed starving people in the world.

3 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Thank you for your vigilance on human rights issues, Bobbie. AI is a great organization - thank you for reminding me to add them to the list of orgs that I will be supporting with a portion of my economic incentive check from the feds. Others I'll be supporting are American Friends Service Committee and their various factions and Clean Water Action. If I keep reading blogs, the whole thing will go to orgs and charities!

I hope you resolve your blogger issues soon. Thanks for your resolve to conquer bloggger and post this for us.

Peace,
Gina

bobbie said...

Thanks, Gina. My blog issue seem to be resolved as of today, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Sounds to me you're doing more than your share with that check. Friends is one of my favorites too. There are so many worthy ones! Wish I'd win the lottery so I could do something more. But then, I guess I'd have to play in order to win.

Dianne said...

wow pagan - what an amazing thing to do with your incentive check. I'm impressed and touched by that. I have to check your blog - I hope you post about that and spread the idea. That might make Bush's head explode.

Bobbie - isn't life ironic!? One of the few things that IS working for me ever since I "improved" my connection is Blogger. Thank goodness I'm old enough to know that nothing makes sense.

I'm a member of AI and try to do as much as I can. They are so organized and their campaigns are so focused.

Your post is, as usual, informative and heartfelt. I'm sure I've said so before but it bears repeating. I think you're an incredible person Bobbie.