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[03 Apr 2008|05:52pm]

My friend </a></strong></a>marykae is participating in a fund raiser to help fight MS. Her flist is too poor to raise the last $110.00 required to reach her goal.

Please do me a favor and donate at LEAST $5.00 or more to her. Every little bit helps!

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Artwork [13 Feb 2008|09:00pm]
Civilians Of War
For more, go here.
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GenderPac's Leadership Summit! [21 Mar 2007|12:46pm]

Please join GenderPAC for Bridge the Gap: Gender Rights / Human Rights, the 2007 GenderYOUTH Leadership Summit, is an action-oriented, three-day educational gathering of youth and students working to get gender recognized as a fundamental human right.
Bridge the Gap will feature workshops and events such as the Gender Theory Institute, the 12th Annual National Gender Lobby Day, and a Gender Mini-Film Festival. Join academics and activists in discussions about gender stereotypes, gender and race, the emerging US human rights movements, and the love-hate relationship between feminism and queer theory. Register for the Summit today at www.gpac.org/summit!

May 17 – 19 in Washington, DC
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[16 Dec 2006|06:27pm]

Vegetarians are smarter! Smart people are veggies!
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Sort of different post but didnt see a problem posting it [25 Aug 2006|07:48pm]

Click Here to help us find Jennifer Kesse, a beautiful 24 year old woman missing from Orlando Florida since January 24th, 2006.

To add the above banner to your journal here is the code:

And click here to make a promise for Jennifer:
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Climate Crisis Action Team [04 Jul 2006|10:11pm]

I recently saw "An Inconvenient Truth" and I was inspired to challenge myself to do all I can to reverse at least some of the effects of global warming. As part of that effort, I've started the LJ community Climate Crisis Action Team  or  planetcooldown

If you are interested in doing what you can do avert a global crisis from global warming, this is the community for you! This community will encourage hands-on action. This is a place to give advice and tips as well as ask for help.

This is a place to educate yourself and others; to brainstorm ideas, cook up campaigns, and encourage positive action. Posts that motivate and inspire are more than welcome.

Please consider joining this community.
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Newbie! [21 Jun 2006|07:52pm]

Hey, Im Bethany!
Ive been vegetarian for over 2 years! I take part in loads of charity things (especially animals). I dont support any animal-testing charities!
This looks like a cool place!
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Operation Home for the Holidays [05 Dec 2005|01:19am]

Hi! I'm writing to let you know about a little anti-war performance I did
with my family over Thanksgiving weekend. I heard about this lady on the
radio doing it (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5021524)
and we copied it.

We took toy soldiers and put a label on them that says "bring me home from
Iraq for the holidays" and we placed them all over stores -- in Best Buy and
the supermarket - and then customers or employees find them on top of
granola bars or iPods, etc.

The idea is to confront consumers for a brief moment -- to ask them to think
about Bush's approach (failure!) and what they're going to do about it. It
also offers an encouragement to other activists, citizens of conscience, and
military families, in that someone is doing something to bring soldiers

So, it's extremely easy (and relatively cheap) to do! Look for toy soldiers
at your local dollar, toy, or department store, glue them on to some paper,
and write/print "Bring Me Home from Iraq for the Holidays," then walk around
stores and leave them (in)conspicuously on shelves!

We're psyched, we wanna get it in blogs and news media and work a snowball
effect and have this protest-performance-action sweep the nation, and be the
next Cindy Sheehan anti-war strategy.

I've started a blog to keep track of where these are popping up. Please
send in pictures of actions you've done (or seen):

in peace & solidarity,
"Femme Egale"
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homophobic bullying help [21 Nov 2005|04:33pm]

[ mood | busy ]


Just wondering if I could get a few opinions/suggestions from you folks...

For my final project in English, I'm doing a presentation on homophobia in schools (for both students and teachers) and possible solutions to the problem.

Unfortunately, I can't think of a single thing to say about it. What solutions are there for homophobia in schools, other than stricter punishment for bullying? :S

My teacher is very excited for it, and believes that maybe we could actually make a difference with it (I also have to write a letter to someone influential, that's where the making-a-difference would come in, however doubtful it may be) and I don't want to let her down. Any topics that you think I should be sure to cover?

Any bullying stories of you own you have to share? Any good news stories I should take a look at?

Also, I somehow have to come up with an interactive activity... I have no idea. My original topic was the gay marriage controversy, and I was going to gay-marry people. It would have been amusing to see the students avoid my booth like the plague. Hehe. But anywho, now that I've narrowed it down to homophobia within schools, I can't think of anything more interesting than a survey -_-;;

If you have ANYTHING at all to say on the subject, I would love you for ever and ever and ever and ever and EVER if you commented or e-mailed me ^___^ My e-mail is saffrons_curse@hotmail.com.

x-posted EVERYWHERE ;_;

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Christmas Gifts for the Whole World! Yay! [13 Nov 2005|09:56pm]


I just discovered an awesome way to give meaningful gifts to my family and friends that directly benefits needy families in developing countries.  Yay!

Heifer International is an organization that works to empower communities in the areas of agroecology, animal management, disaster rehabilitation, gender equity, HIV/AIDS, microenterprise, and urban agriculture.

Their gift program allows you to provide an animal or tree to a needy family somewhere in the world.  For example, you can provide a flock of chicks for $20 (U.S.).  You can then email or print and send a card from the site to tell your recipient about the gift they have provided for a needy family.  There are also printable gift inserts explaining how Heifer works.

You can browse their gift catalogue directly HERE.

This is so awesome.  I can hear it now: "Merry Christmas, Dad.  Enjoy your honeybees for a family in Guinea!"                    

"Thanks, dear.  It's just what I've always wanted."

But seriously, it's such a fantaaaaaastic program.  Here are a couple of clips:

"In Zimbabwe, Mrs. Ndagurwa is a leader in her women's agricultural club. She grows impressive vegetables in soil scratched up and fertilized by her Heifer chickens; their eggs add protein to her family's diet and generate cash to help market her produce."

"Goat's milk is the only milk known to half the world's people, but 80 percent of mothers and children in rural areas do not have any type of milk or milk products. The gift of a dairy goat is a lasting, meaningful way to help a struggling family on the other side of the world.

Goats can thrive in extreme climates and on poor, dry land by eating grass and leaves. Your gift of a dairy goat can supply a family with up to several quarts of nutritious milk a day — a ton of milk a year.

Extra milk can be sold or used to make cheese, butter or yogurt. Families use goat manure to fertilize gardens. And because goats often have two or three kids a year, Heifer partners can start small dairies that pay for food, health care and education."

(from Heifer.org)

Merry Season, all!


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Really Disturbing, but you can TAKE ACTION without seeing images. [23 Sep 2005|10:54am]


I was recently alerted to a sickening abuse of animal rights:

It seems that dogs and cats are being used as live bait for shark fishing  off the coast of La Reunion, an island governed by France.

I am surprised that there isn't a lot of action being taken yet, but I think news is just starting to get out...so you can definitely make an impact.

Now, most people do not want to see images of this activity, so here is a link that goes directly to a petition with no photos.


Good news

Film star and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is campaigning against this...an article in the New York Daily News can be read at bardot article.


"The international Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is offering a reward of 200 Euros to any police officer who successfully enforces the law prohibiting the use of dogs and cats as bait for the catching of sharks.

The Society is offering a reward of 1,000 Euros for the first conviction and 200 Euros for each conviction thereafter. 

The reward will be paid upon the successful conviction of any person found guilty of using dogs or cats as bait in shark fishing as defined by the laws of France that specifically outlaw this practice."*

*taken from S.S.C.S. website

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The Million Faces Petition for a Global Arms Trade Treaty [21 Sep 2005|11:34am]

                                     Add your face here!

The Million Faces Petition

"There are around 639 million small arms and light weapons in the world today. Eight million more are produced every year. Without strict control, such weapons will continue to fuel violent conflict, state repression, crime, and domestic abuse. With your help the Million Faces Petition will be the world's biggest popular movement against the misuse of arms."

"The Million Faces Petition is a new way of campaigning. We are collecting photos and self-portraits of people all around the world to demonstrate to governments that we need effective and urgent action to control the arms trade crisis.

Our aim is to collect one million faces by 2006 as a powerful visual message of support for the Control Arms campaign. We will then use this mass movement of people to persuade the world’s governments to sign up to a Global Arms Trade Treaty."


*quotations from Control Arms Campaign website (jointly run by Amnesty International, IANSA, and Oxfam)

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Hi, I'm a new "Acter". [19 Sep 2005|04:03pm]

Hi there,
I'm Meaghan and I live in British Columbia, Canada (in the lovely Rocky Mountains)...I've been an activist for hmm...probably 15 years, even though I'm only 26 now.

I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you, and acting together (brings a tear to the eye) :)

Here's what I've been working on today:

As a Canadian, I am appalled at my government's decision to slaughter nearly one million seals over a three-year period - the highest quota in history. I am sickened to learn that the vast majority of the seals are just days or weeks old.

However, this gives me hope:
"On February 1, 2005, Senator Carl Levin introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on Canada to end the commercial seal hunt. The resolution condemns the hunt as a commercial slaughter that fails to adhere to basic animal welfare regulations, and asks the Canadian government to put an end to the hunt."(IFAW site)

I encourage you to send a prewritten email of support to your senator (if you live in the U.S.). You can do this at:


As well, The International Fund for Animal Welfare is attempting to gather one million signatures protesting Canada’s planned seal hunt. If you are interested in helping save some baby seals, the petition can be found at:


Good luck!
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[02 Sep 2005|01:33pm]

So, I know for some people, it's tough to physically give to the hurricane relief funds, so I started this campaign with Oxygen.. basically, for everybody who signs their name and gets plotted on my campaign, Oxygen gives $1 to help the children victims of the hurricane. So far, a bit more than 8000 people have signed their names (not to mine, but to the campaign in general), and I know it can be a lot more than that. So please pass this around to as many people as possible.

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[11 Aug 2005|11:17am]

Go Betty Go and animal rights
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Protect students right to self expression! [26 Jul 2005|09:05pm]


Protect Meriden students right to self expression!

We have always had a dresscode in Meriden, CT Public Schools, but the new dress code going into effect on september 1st is rediculous. They are banning things that we have always been able to wear, such as hats and jeans with holes in them. They are also undoubtedly attacking minority groups. This new dress code is both unfair and racially biased. I do no not wish to represent a city with such a plan for their students. This is why I must ask all of you, in Meriden or out of it, to sign my petition against the new additions to the dress code. If you care at all about students rights, please sign this. I am trying to get a number of 500 signatures. You can help! And, if you support this petition enough, PLEASE promote it. This petition will be mailed directly to the Meriden Board Of Education when it is done.


Thank you.

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Sydney, Australia [15 Jul 2005|09:36pm]
Get paid to help animal rightsCollapse )
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Join my new community [12 Jul 2005|05:03am]

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[05 Jul 2005|10:20pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

I've created the community Wizened Wigwam as a rallying point for those who would change their own reality to bring about the paradigm shift. The purpose is multifold Read more...Collapse )

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hello [15 Jun 2005|10:25pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Hello I am Emily.And I have joined because I am greatly for animal rights.I believe that they have the same rights as humans do and everyday they are being slaughtered for unjust causes.About me though I am 16 and I live in New York. I am a junior in highschool almost officialy.I enjoy all kinds of rock and I sing and play guitar.I love my friends and my boyfriend mike who also shares the same views on animals rights as me.If there are anymore questions leave me a comment. My lj is forgottenchild6.


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