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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

 

Taxi Sisters

A film based on Taxi Sister Project PDF, a collaborative project (between the Senegal’s Ministry for Family and Female Entrepreneurship and a private enterprise), that began in May of 2007 as an anti-poverty initiative.

“With the help of a progressive government initiative supporting female taxi drivers, there are 15 female taxi drivers in Dakar … that’s out of 15,000 taxi drivers. Who’s talking about women’s equity besides Senegal’s government? Promising Swedish/Burkinabe director and producer Theresa Traore Dahlberg is, in her documentary Taxi Sister which follows a woman behind the wheel who grapples with society’s view and expectations on women. Watch the trailer below “…

HT: Bombastic Element

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Other Stuff, Women

 

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Helping to Fix a Fixer

Via the Committee to Protect Journalists‘ blog, Pastor Marrion, a Congolese fixer, needs your help

A group of international journalists is seeking donations to pay the costs of a kidney transplant for Marrion P’udongo, a Congolese fixer who has worked tirelessly with reporters from around the world to make sure his country’s story is told.

This CPJ post is referenced in Aid Watch’s Don’t forget the Congolese who helped tell the Congo story in which Nick Kristof was interviewed on this story by professor William Easterly.

The The Pastor Marrion Fund

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Activism, Africa, Congo, News and Info, Other Stuff

 

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New York Times Mistranslates Testimony Sudanese Woman?

Via UN Dispatch.

The New York Times Mistranslates the Testimony of a Sudanese Woman, by Penelope Chester

The New York Times, where

the prices of sugar have gone up, and it’s making it hard … you’re asking me about making a living, right? everything is so expensive, customers don’t even come anymore. Besides you guys, nobody’s been sitting in those chairs…’

becomes

The clashes (between Dinka and Misseriya) have made it very dangerous here. They killed my son and burned our home. I am very angry over the death of my son.’”

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2011 in get educated, Media, News and Info, Other Stuff, The Sudan

 

True View

via Wait… What?

HT Good Intentions are Not Enough

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2010 in opinion, Other Stuff

 

Raising Consciousness?

Raising consciousness for World Aids Day.

U2 front man, Bono, middle, poses with fellow band member, The Edge, left, Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard, right, and New South Wales state Premier Kristina Keneally at an event to launch World Aids Day in Sydney.

ht Blinded By Red Ribbons, at Africa is a Country.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2010 in Africa, Justice and Equality, opinion, Other Stuff

 

Links

We are finishing up our obligations so we present you with some suggested links.

Retailers Fight to Escape ‘Conflict Minerals’ Law

Dos and Don’ts of holiday gift giving from Good Intentions are Not Enough

Give Well

Lessons from the Past: Reflections on U.S. Efforts to Bring Peace to Sudan

U.N. THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND EFFORT TO CURB CONFLICT MINERALS

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2010 in Other Stuff

 
 
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