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|Monday, December 17th, 2007|
i'm caneclling my account
I haven't posted on here in forever. If any of you are still here and want to take ownership of this community, let me know. Otherwise in a few days this community will be no more.
|Tuesday, August 28th, 2007|
Project involving Invisible Children.
Hi guys. Hopefully this is allowed here, because I'm just trying to spread the word.
But my friend and I have started this project last month, and 100% of the donations are going to Invisible Children.
And not only is it benefiting IC, but it's also going to serve as a great gift for one person in particular who has been so faithful and inspiring for the cause. As you may or may not know, Ryan Gosling is a huge advocate and very involved in the issues in Northern Uganda and his birthday is coming up on November 12th, and because of his amazing efforts for the cause, the donations that we collect [via PayPal, money order, and even cash] will be donated to Invisible Children in his honor
This is a chance for our generation to become involved in an important movement that will continue to grow larger and larger, spreading knowledge and awareness. This is also a great opportunity for Ryan's fans and supporters to be involved in making something very special come alive for him as well, and to show him how crucial a role he has played in generating awareness for such an important issue.please check out the webpage for more info:
And if you have any
questions about anything
, please feel free to contact me: you can email me or reply to this post, whatever is easiest for you. We've already collected a couple hundred dollars so far for the cause, but with your help and your participation in spreading the word, we can make this thing huge!
|Friday, May 18th, 2007|
hi.. was wondering if anyone here heard about the Aurianna Taylor case, the 11 year old girl who died in lubbock last week? i was looking for any info on how it happened or what was being investigated.
i appreciate any info
|Sunday, May 13th, 2007|
U.N. restores food aid to Uganda war victims
KAMPALA, May 11 (Reuters) - Emergency contributions have enabled the United Nations World Food programme (WFP) to restore food rations to more than 1 million people displaced by a rebellion in Uganda, the WFP said on Friday.
WFP was forced to cut rations in April for 1.3 million people displaced by fighting between the government and Lord's Resistance Army rebels to 40 percent of minimum daily requirement. That left many at risk of malnutrition, it said.
"WFP will be able in June to restore rations to their normal levels," WFP country director Tesema Negash said in a statement.
Villagers fleeing the 20-year-old Ugandan conflict have been unable to till the fields around their camps for fear of attack by marauding guerrillas.
WFP said money came from the United States ($32 million), Britain ($13.7 million) and the European Commission ($6.8 million), plus smaller contributions from Canada and eight European nations.http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSL11721991
|Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007|
does anyone have IC or Displace Me templates for spray painting/painting on clothes and such? I want to start making shirts and stuff but can'
|Friday, April 27th, 2007|
US: Cut Military Aid To Governments Using Child Soldiers
Here's the scoop - Of 10 governments worldwide implicated in the recruitment or use of children as soldiers, nine receive US military assistance. That means getting cheap weapons, military training etc. A new bipartisan bill introduced by 2 US Senators would require these governments to not recuit any more children and reintegrating those they have into normal life. They would have two years to begin and show they're actually trying to do it. If they don't the the government would restrict five categories of US military assistance (International Military Education and Training, Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales, Direct Commercial Sales,and Excess Defense Articles) until they end any involvement in the recruitmentor use of child soldiers. This bill is at the stage where we need to write to our senators and tell them we support it.
I know most of us don't want to read a whole lot of notes so I put the links below. I would suggest how ever that if this tugs at you in any way to read the attached document on it.
HELP STOP THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS:
Write a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007 (S1175).
Download a sample letter ( http://hrw.org/campaigns/crp/child_soldiers/letter.htm
then mail or e-mail to your elected representatives. Locate addresses at: www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.
HUAMN RIGHTS WATCHES Find original reportat www.hrw.org(HRW)
HRW Child Soldiers campaign: http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/crp/index.htm
HRW Child Soldier fact sheet: http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/crp/fact_sheet.html
MORE ABOUT THE BILL:
Durbin chairs hearing on child soldiers: http://durbin.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=272933
MORE ABOUT CHILD SOLDIERS:
Amnesty International: http://web.amnesty.org/pages/childsoldiers-index-eng
Guide to the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict - UNICEF, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers: http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_19025.html
Coalition to stop the use of child soldiers: http://www.child-soldiers.org/
Complete global report (2004): http://www.child-soldiers.org/document_get.php?id=966
|Friday, April 20th, 2007|
I have a favor to ask all of you.
On June 9th, I am planning out a community event at a local park.
We are going to have music, food, and people selling handmade goods,
photography and paintings. All to raise awarness and donations for
I NEED A NAME FOR THIS EVENT.
please comment with any ideas you might have.
|Wednesday, April 11th, 2007|
|Friday, February 23rd, 2007|
help end slavery...watch a movie
We encourage you to see “Amazing Grace,” Walden Media’s film about the life of abolitionist William Wilberforce, during opening weekend (Feb 23-25). Wilberforce, a British parliamentarian, battled for years against overwhelming odds to ultimately abolish the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1807.
Continuing Wilberforce’s work, International Justice Mission is honored that The Wilberforce Forum awarded Gary Haugen the 2007 William Wilberforce Award in recognition of IJM’s pioneering work to end slavery. IJM is a key partner in The Amazing Change campaign which seeks to abolish slavery today.
Wilberforce’s dream is our opportunity today, as millions of people are enslaved in our world at this very moment. We encourage you to see “Amazing Grace” and engage in the work to end slavery in our lifetime.
International Justice Mission
Also try and participate in the Invisible Children Campaign on April 28th, called Displace Me.
|Monday, November 6th, 2006|
I don't really know if anyone checks this community out much anymore but I just thought I would post this just in case.
The Charity of the Month for November at Search Kindly (www.searchkindly.org) is Invisible Children, Inc.
This means that if you use Search Kindly to search for whatever it is you'd be using Google, etc. to look for, and click an ad or two, all money generated will be donated to Invisible Children, Inc.
So far this month (aka the last four days!), over $70.00 has been raised!
|Wednesday, October 11th, 2006|
We're on a mad hunt for garage sale donations if any of you have them. Let me know at InvisibleChildSR@aol.com
|Monday, August 28th, 2006|
As part of the deal signed with the Ugandan government, both sides have now committed themselves to cease all attacks and halt hostile propaganda. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have been given three weeks in which to gather at two designated camps, one in northern Uganda and the other in southern Sudan.
The chief mediator, and vice-president of southern Sudan in the ongoing peace talks, Riek Machar, said “we hope that now the two principals will take action so that the guns can go silent”.
The truce is scheduled to come into effect at 0600 GMT on 29 August 2006. It is then hoped that LRA fighters will come out from their locations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and proceed to the camps. The Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF) have guaranteed the safety of LRA troops travelling to the camps, and the southern Sudanese forces will monitor the process.
The Ugandan government earlier said it would only agree to a truce as part of a comprehensive peace agreement, accusing the LRA of using calm in the past to resupply, recruit and re-arm its fighters.
Observers have said that if the LRA leader, Jospeh Kony, makes it to the camp within the specified three weeks, this action will go a long way towards calming fears of a resurgence in violence.
The ongoing peacetalks began in southern Sudan's capital, Juba, on 14 July 2006, and it is hoped that the renewed peace talks could end the nearly 20 year conflict which has killed tens of thousands, and displaced about two million people.
A number of leaders within the LRA, including Kony, are wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, yet despite Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni offering them amnesty, the LRA leaders have remained in hiding within the eastern DRC's vast forests.
|Thursday, August 17th, 2006|
A little update...
Some happy/sad news.
Innocent, the child who is in the DVD for the white bracelet has been adopted by Ugandan President Musveni's daughter.
Tony, the boy who said "Don't forget about us" in the documentary sent a letter to the IC offices and I sneakily read it today. He said that his mother died two weeks ago, apparently of AIDS. He is being helped out by everyone in Africa right now from IC so it seems that he is doing well.
I hope everyone is doing well.
Remember, be the change you wish to see in the world.
|Thursday, August 10th, 2006|
|Tuesday, August 1st, 2006|
have you heard?
new community has been formed that some of you may be interested in:
It's called ugandacalling. Please check them out...but don't leave us.
|Wednesday, July 26th, 2006|
I'm giving a speech on Invisible Children and I'd like to be able to include some example form letters for senators and the President in my after-speech-handout on what immediate action to take. Does anyone have any on hand? I'd be so grateful! If you do have any, you can send them to me at email@example.com. I'd really really appreciate it! Current Mood: hopeful
|Tuesday, July 18th, 2006|
News about peace talks in Uganda
According to UgandaCan.org
Peace talks between the LRA and Ugandan government are entering their fourth day in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Talks began on Friday night as both sides expressed their commitment to ending the war. However, talks became tense as the LRA delegation warned the government to not underestimate its fighting power. After threatening to walk out of talks, the government presented an offer to the rebels of amnesty and reintegration packages in exchange for disarmament and demobilization. The LRA responded with their position paper, calling for the Ugandan military to be disbanded, IDP camps to be dismantled and reparations for past ills caused by the government. Talks today are expected to focus on a ceasefire.
While talks have continued, news has arisen that top LRA leaders Vincent Otti and Joseph Kony are organizing parallel talks for themselves with traditional Acholi leaders. Kony and Otti have said they are tired of fighting and ready to disarm after meeting with local leaders. This announcement signals that an end to the war may truly be in sight.
On 21 October 2006, people in more than 100 cities will walk to tell the story of northern Uganda. GuluWalk Day 2006 is set to be the largest mobilization ever for an end to the war! GuluWalk is looking for 10,000 reasons for hope in northern Uganda. Are you one of them? Click here
to sign up for GuluWalk!
|Tuesday, July 4th, 2006|
|Thursday, June 29th, 2006|
Joseph Kony Interview
Sean Carasso <firstname.lastname@example.org> to a.knox, a.nixon, aarenmac, aavidan, abaring ...
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Kony was interviewed. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2246914,00.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/5124762.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5126120.stm http://www.timesonline.co.uk/TGD/slideshow/0,,1-1379,00.html?fheight=800&fwidth=510
Some amazing development have been happening with Invisible Children. For those of you who haven't seen the Global Night Commute Podcast, you've got to see it! http://www.invisiblechildren.com/theMovie/media/index.php
80,000 people laid down in order to produce the kind of change seen in the above articles.
We won't stop. As for the next step?
Nationally, IC is attempting to have the movie shown to the majority of High Schools across the states. Liked 80,000? How bout 800,000? We can do it. They're also doing the Card Campaign http://www.invisiblechildren.com/theMovement/cardCampaign/
to ignite activism.
In Uganda, they're cranking up their volunteer base and developing and implementing 6 programs to induce change.
On the ground, they've earned the respect of the locals by living meekly and working in the fields as opposed to so many who are steeped in cash and show it.
In Austin, we've got some exciting prospects and we are going to hit the ground running in early September!!
HUGE concerts, Bowlathons, MASSIVE screenings, media events, a Triatholon, a Fun Run, Children Art Festivals...the list goes on and on.
Everyone You Know Must Know What You Know. Change is within our grasps. We must continue to push.
Looks like Austin's got some great ideas. How about you and your city? Let us know. Share the creativity.
|Wednesday, June 7th, 2006|
From a MySpace post
So, we have been searching all over the web, places like Flickr and the individual city myspace pages for photos from the Global Night Commute to use in the book.
There are some awesome photos out there, but we need to get hi-res photos, preferably from the photographer.
Please send your photos to us along with any info you can provide. We need to know the city and what was going on in the photo (sleepers, walkers, art projects, letter writing, etc.)
If you have questions, please email email@example.com, and put "GNC PHOTOS" in the subject line.
High resolutions photos can be mailed on CD to:
1810 Gillespie WAy Suite 205
El Cajon, CA 92020
Also, if anyone has any incredibly amazing stories from their night commute (for example, in one city 4 boys walked 20 miles barefoot to the GNC site), please send those to the above email address, and put "GNC STORIES" in the subject line.
Thanks! We've been getting a lot in so far, and we appreciate it, but we can still use more to look through. Current Mood: blank