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Thanks for Caring

As you can see we’ve not had time for the blog recently. John is out on the West Coast finishing up graduate school, and I’m traveling for work, leaving little free time.

The blog was started when we were pretty young, and it doesn’t serve our purposes any longer.

The blog will close, though I’m not quite sure what to do with the url as yet.

Peace and thanks for caring.

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Posted by on November 7, 2011 in Other Stuff


The Economist: George Rupp on famine in east Africa

George Rupp on famine in east Africa

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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Africa, human rights


Parole board swamped with Troy Davis petitions

Parole board swamped with Troy Davis petitions

Stop the September 21st execution of Troy Davis!

Chatham County District Attorney: Request that Troy Davis Death Warrant be Withdrawn

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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in Activism, Justice and Equality


Awakening Giant Africa

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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Africa



The Somalia Drought

Visualizing the East African Drought

UN Launches Largest Ever Famine Relief Effort

Famine Declared in Somalia as Scale & Scope Reach Catastrophic Levels

To address the regional crisis FAO is calling for an additional $120 million for the Horn of Africa including $70 million for Somalia and $50 million for Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Uganda. In this scenario it is important not to forget the humanitarian crisis in the Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan for which FAO appealed for $37 million.

“We need to not lose sight that there is a tiny window of opportunity to prevent massive deaths and destitution,” said Rod Charters, FAO Regional Emergency Coordinator for Eastern Africa.

“Currently in the neighboring countries of Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, 7.9 million people are in need of urgent emergency assistance. Support through agriculture and livestock not only provides essential food but an income for families and we need to give people affected by the drought the chance to rebuild their lives,” he added.

Via Famine in Somalia
International emergency meeting to mobilize support

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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Activism, Africa


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The Future We Create

A PR firm working for Dow Chemical contacted author Anna Lappé to submit a video for The Future We Create: The Future of Water, a web project about water sustainability sponsored by Dow Chemical.
This was the video that was rejected.

Anna Lappé Online Forum on Water Sustainability Video

For more info about Dow & water go to: A Future We Create

HT We Blog the World

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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in opinion, water


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Congratulations South Sudan

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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in Africa, The Sudan



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