Unite for Human Rights

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As the all natural me dot com blogger, I wanted to show some support for Bloggers Unite, a social awareness campaign which encourages bloggers to use their blog space to make the world a better place. Hey, we like that.  A lot.

Bloggers worldwide are blogging today to spread the word about human rights. Some popular topics will be human rights in China, illegal detentions at Guantanamo Bay, and the crisis in Darfur.

Visit unite.blogcatalog.com for links to related petitions and how you can help.

You can also visit the Amnesty International human rights priorities page for more topics on human rights issues.  Please spread the word about causes that you feel are important.

7 Replies to “Unite for Human Rights”

  1. I’m not boycotting the Olympics. I don’t think athletes from around the world coming together to compete have anything to do with child labor.

  2. Not boycotting just due to child labor, I’m boycotting because of China’s horrible stance and actions when it comes to human rights in general. Look how they’ve treated Tibet. There are so many other, better places that they could’ve been held.
    Not to mention, the effect that has been on the environment. Did you hear what they did to try and ensure beautiful weather on opening night?
    To quote: According to China’s top meteorologists, the chances that the skies will open up over the “bird’s nest” stadium at the Olympics opening ceremony on August 8, 2008 are 50/50. But the Chinese government isn’t known for taking chances — especially when they’ve got a huge arsenal of anti-aircraft cannons loaded with silver iodine bullets. “We will use catalytic agents to force the rain clouds over the National Stadium to fall down prior to the opening ceremony,” Zhang Qiang, who is in charge of Beijing’s artificial rainmaking projects, told the state-run China Daily.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/04/beijing_forced_rain.php

    1. Wow, that is crazy that they did that. I didn’t even know that was possible lol. I don’t really like China and their beliefs, but I do enjoy the Olympics. :-/

      1. I agree the Olympics are good. Especially in this day and age when obesity, and the medical problems it brings along, & sedentary lifestyles are rampant (I say this as I sit on my butt on the computer ..oy!), to highlight those who train and are athletic, even to look up to them is wonderful. It is especially wonderful to see so many countries and nations participating. Just think somewhere whose human rights “track-record” wasn’t so dismal and appalling would’ve been a better choice!

        1. I totally agree. Those athletes amaze me, and it’s nice to see all of them getting along and being good sports about competing with eachother. I was watching the other day, and one of the Chinese athletes cheered for a German one. I thought that was the cutest thing. hehe.

          I especially agree with the whole obesity epidemic. We have become so lazy. haha

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