Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Five Things you can do to remind yourself to be human at work...

I know we love processes that remove the human condition from the workplace, but today, I am encouraging folks to consider five things that we can all do to remind ourselves to be more human...

  • Voice your concern over Chinese Human Rights Violations and Send a letter to Yahoo!

    Shi Tao, a Chinese journalist, is serving a ten-year prison sentence for sending an email to the U.S. Yahoo! helped put him there. We must tell US Corporations that we will not tolerate actions abroad that we would not tolerate at home.

  • Tell Secretary of State Rice that the violence must stop in Darfur.

    The U.S Administration can influence European and other donor countries to provide much needed equipment, and it can offer to provide funds for the helicopters itself. The U.S Administration can influence mutual allies to press the Government of Sudan to quit stalling and facilitate the deployment of UNAMID.

  • Support the survivors of Hurricane Katrina by asking the Senate to support Gulf Coast Housing Recovery Act (S. 1668).

    Many residents of the Gulf coast region were evacuated because of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Nearly three years later, why are survivors who want to return still stranded and displaced?

  • Sign the international pledge on Internet freedom and publish irrepressible fragments of censored material on your own blog or website.

    It is imperative that we stop censorship of the Internet.

  • Send an urgent appeal to defend activists in Mexico!

    In Mexico, environmental activists working to protect their lands and livelihoods from encroaching economic interests have faced grave danger due to brutal efforts to silence their protests, including death threats to themselves and their families, violent attacks and unjust imprisonment.

  • We can all make a difference. Take 15 minutes to do all of these five Little Things right now.

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