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Check out Green Day’s video for Working Class Hero below. Net proceeds from the purchase of the video goes to Amnesty International.

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“‘It doesn’t have that much effect on the economy. We don’t have direct economic or trade relations with the United States,’ the Finance Ministry official told Reuters”

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So I guess we will being moving on to plan C?

Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.

“Global Witness and Amnesty International said a survey of 42 British retailers found more than three-quarters of them had no auditing procedures to curb the trade in illicit gems from conflict areas, known as ‘blood diamonds’.”

” ‘After all the promises the diamond industry has made it is very disappointing to find that retailers in the UK are still not taking the necessary steps to ensure the diamond supply chain is cleaned up from mine to shop counter,’ Amnesty’s UK Business Campaigner Nick Dearden said.”

Hopefully with this getting some press, it will cause the retailers to take action.  Source Article

President Bush ordered new U.S. economic sanctions Tuesday to pressure Sudan’s government to halt the bloodshed in Darfur that the administration has condemned as genocide.

“I promise this to the people of Darfur: the United States will not avert our eyes from a crisis that challenges the conscience of the world,” the president said.

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The Daily Chorus will be starting a Music For The Troops campaign, this week.

It will be a continual program where we send CDs, iPods, MP3 players, batteries, Discman’s and other music supplies to our troops, fighting on or near the frontlines.”

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I guess everyone is outside on their day off. Anyone listening to any new music that’s any good?

Here’s a link to a page on Alertnet with links to many articles about Darfur in the news. The page also contains a link to a Reuters-sponsored debate, which you can listen to the entire thing.

A mere 12% of the world’s population uses 85% of the world’s water, and these 12% do not live in the Third World

Here’s an Apple web page about what the company is doing to become greener and save the planet. At least “try” to save the planet.