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World AIDS Day, December 1

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. It’s a good time to remind ourselves that ONE.org is working diligently for and with the poorest of the poor in the fight against AIDS. These are perilous days for international aid programs as governments around the world consider austerity plans, which usually include a reduction of foreign [...]

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Bono's TEDTalks Playlist

I’m a fan of TEDTalks and one of my favorite is Bono’s talk, “Action for Africa.” In it, he recalls his initial foray into activism through Live Aid, his work in Ethopia with Ali, and his journey into becoming “a rock star with a cause.” It’s a beautiful and timely speech from February 2005. It [...]

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Aung San Suu Kyi: "Walk On"

This past weekend, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), an opposition party to the ruling junta in Burma (officially known as Myanmar by the government there) won an astonishing 43 out of 45 seats up for grabs in a general election. Suu Kyi herself will now sit in one of the parliamentary [...]

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World AIDS Day 2011

  AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007. Despite recent and improved access to antiretroviral treatments in many regions of the world, AIDS still claimed 2 million lives in 2007 (270,000 were children). It seems cold to “crunch” some numbers here, but it really does hit hard when you read [...]

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Autographed Uber Achtung Baby Box Up For Auction

The Rainforest Foundation UK’s 12 Days Of Christmas auction features the 20th Anniversary Achtung Baby Uber box, signed by all four members of U2. The box set joins 200 other auction items. The auction begins on November 15 and ends on November 27 via Ebay. The Rainforest Foundation was founded by Sting and Trudie Styler [...]

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