Amnesty International has started a new campaign against worldwide poverty called “1 Million Clicks Against Poverty”.
They are supported by eboy who’s large scale pixel graphics are well known around the Internet and fans.
There are currently 2.5 billion people living in poverty in the world.
They not only suffer from destitution but they are also trapped, excluded, without any chance of having a word to say and threatened with violence and insecurity.
To be taken care of, to have an education or justice are legal and human rights that everyone should beneficiate of.
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There is an interesting article in “Advertising Age” – one of the leading publications of the industry – about the RED campaign by Bono and a group of companies. We suggest to also read the comments on the article. There are a few interesting ones beside the normal “wood” and “heroic praises”. “…The disproportionate ratio between the marketing outlay and the money raised is drawing concern among nonprofit watchdogs, cause-marketing experts and even executives in the ad business. It threatens to spur a backlash, not just against the Red campaign — which ambitiously set out to change the cause-marketing model by allowing partners to profit from charity — but also for the brands involved…”
The crazy leaders that have grown out of the mess this planet has become during the last decades finally found some activities adequate for their personalities and talents.
Since 1997 two NGOs – the US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center and the UK-based Privacy International – have surveyed and assessed the state of surveillance and privacy protection in 47 countries. The annual Privacy & Human Rights Report compiled from their findings has by now become one of the most comprehensive surveys of global privacy and citizen rights.
Their “most recent report” published a few days ago has been created with the help of more than 200 experts from around the world and has grown to 1,100 pages. It shows trends of
“…an overall worsening of privacy protection across the world, reflecting an increase in surveillance and a declining performance of privacy safeguards…“, and
“…an increasing trend amongst governments to archive data on the geographic, communications and financial records of all their citizens and residents. This trend leads to the conclusion that all citizens, regardless of legal status, are under suspicion…
Like at every “World AIDS Day” before it is also the day of speeches and memorandums. And clapping each other’s back to tell how great work we all do. The same has happened for more than 30 years within the “fight” against Malaria and Tuberculosis and – let’s face it – there is lots of room for improvement and more efficiency. Maybe people should just start getting the job done and…