Sunday, May 29, 2011

Amnesty Turns Fifty

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the founding of Amnesty International. The organization began on May 28, 1961, and has an impressive record of success in promoting human rights across the globe. (I meant to post about this yesterday, but I was otherwise engaged.)

I remember donating with pride to Amnesty when I was just a teenager. Today their front page spotlights matters we've discussed on this blog: the impending execution of Troy Davis, the conflict in the Ivory Coast, and the legacy of violence in the Balkans.

Their work is as vital and crucial as it ever was. Anything you can do to support them will help make the world a better place, and you can do so with pride.

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