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Yesterday was perhaps Liberia's greatest day. Formed by freed slaves from the United States of America, few Americans know of its history or the people who are many of Americans closest African relatives. Meet them here and see how simple their hope is.

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Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday March 19, 2008, 1:46 am
Some of the other UN peacekeepers are browsing in the markets, looking for DVDs.

Gotta love em:)

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday March 19, 2008, 1:50 am
Their clothes are very colorful and they seem to be very proud. This is one of those that I just can't form a picture in my head of the hard lives they lead. It's something one would have to experience. I can only continue to pray for a much more compassionate peaceful world.

Bill McGlone (103)
Wednesday March 19, 2008, 2:01 am
Thanx for the post Michael,I found it quite interestng.

Simon Wood (207)
Wednesday March 19, 2008, 10:18 am
Hi Kathy, we can do much more than just pray.

We can promote and vote for political parties that have foreign policies of solidarity instead of imperialism, fair trade instead of exploitative "free trade", real foreign aid instead of high interest loans, etc.. (I promote and vote for such parties - e.g. the Greens and Socialist parties.)

We can support Cuba, a democrtic socialist country that is very much about internationalist solidarity - Cuba send more volunteer doctors, technicians, educators, etc., to Third World countriesthan any other country in the world - more than even the richest, biggest countries such as the U.S.A.. Cuban medical aid has saved millions of people in the past few years alone. And if Cuba can do this, then ciher, larger countries like Australia and the U.S.A. can do much, much, much more!!!

Plus we can donate our money and our time to NGOs like Oxfam Community Aid Abroad. I give 10% of my income ($120 per month) to Oxfam.

Plus we can donate money to progressive, egalitarian political parties in Third World countries. I have donated money to such parties in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Indonesia.

We can even organise fundraisers for NGOs and progressive political parties, and so on. I did that for a couple of organisations that are based in East Timor.

We can do plenty more, but those are just a few examples. :)
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