Friday, August 08, 2008

The Best And Brightest From The World Of Olympic Sport: August 1936 And August 2008

Jesse Owens in Berlin in front of the 1936 Olympic Stadium; and Joey Cheek in Washington, D.C. in front of the [old, pre-I.M. Pei-designed new Embassy building] 2008 People's Republic of China Embassy building -- an Embassy of a single party dictatorship.


Save Darfur. An alliance of over 180 faith-based, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. The Coalition’s member organizations represent 130 million people of all ages, races, religions and political affiliations united together to help the people of Darfur, Africa.

Free Tibet. Free Tibet stands for the right of Tibetans to determine their own future. It campaigns for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the fundamental human rights of Tibetans to be respected. Founded in 1987, Free Tibet generates active support through public education about the situation in Tibet.

Amnesty International. Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. Its supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so they work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. The organization has more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions.

CARE. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Photo credits: Wikipedia Commons and With thanks.


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