Thursdays in Black: The Worst Form of Violence (Part IV)

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Why Wear Black?

It’s perfectly simple: for one day a week, wear black to show your support for survivors of discrimination and violence, and to work together for a world without brutality. In addition, I have decided to add a weekly feature to this blog, in which I will feature a specific Human Rights-related link, article, blog post or other media item and discussion, encouraging others to get involved. Read my first post here.

Link(s) of the Day:

Stand Up Against Poverty 2010
Global Poverty Project
The End of Poverty?
Poverty and Hunger

Why I Chose These Links:

This week’s addition to the Worst Form of Violence series is mostly focused on taking action. Both Stand Up and the GPP are about ways that individual people can commit to reducing poverty, not necessarily through donations. Poverty and Hunger also has information about the different areas where poverty is prevalent, including poverty news, videos and multimedia. The End of Poverty? is an award-winning documentary on the subject which looks like a fantastic watch for those interested:

The End of Poverty? is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies — in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.

I’m hoping to get a copy of it to review before the end of the month. Let’s get active!

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