Independence

July 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

As we celebrate our freedom, others still fight for theirs:

“They beat us and said, “You want freedom? You want democracy? Here is your freedom. Here is your democracy.”

(Syrian citizen, 2012)

Watch the video to learn more. Or read the report in its entirety.

Human Rights Watch is newly utilizing common mapping technology to publicly track and disseminate information about this modern fight for freedom.

What can you do? As always, learn more. Run a google search for recent news and organizations working in the area. I recommend looking at a minimum of ten sources to generate a balanced spread. Educating yourself about this issue is likely to elicit many options for involvement.

Seems like a good way to celebrate independence.

Happy 4th.

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