The Urgent and the Important

My new friend Suhit, the tech guru of the SEAEAT bloggers, wrote a wonderful post about what the Tsunami taught him. I suggest everyone read it for themselves.

A shameful response to the US's shameful response

David Weinberger posted last night about the shockingly small amount of money the United States was pledging to the Tsunami victims. I posted about it briefly at the PBAHQ, and got tracked back by a British professor named David Smith who discussed the matter in more detail:

It is, then, a shock to read these sentiments:

Being an Anarchist in Texas

Mimus Pauly Asks:

Hey, Nick, what's it like being an anarchist in Lone Star Nation Under Bush? Jesus H. Christ...

Welcome to My World

Tas writes:

So, I have been paying as much attention to the news as I usually do lately. I just don't want to right now. My head's been buried in administrating the challenge because it's something positive, I've been having metablogging/organization of the left conversations with other people, and basically ignoring the news. I know the blog is suffering because of this behavior, and I apologize for that. But that's the reason for it.

Help Stop These Cowardly Pigs!

Found at: A Glinting Glimps FROM ABOVE THE WALL. (Weblog An Iranian Women)

Leila, a 19 year old woman, faces imminent execution in Iran. What childhood she has had has been marred with physical and sexual abuse from the age of 8, giving birth to her first child at the age of 9. Having become a concubine to an Afghan man at the age of 12, Leila was forced into prostitution by him until the age of 14 when she gave birth to twin daughters. Leila was then given to a 55 year old married man who continued her history of abuse until her arrest at the age of 18, when she was found guilty of prostitution. Prostitution carries the death penalty under the Islamic laws of Iran.

Help stop this impending murder here!


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