Blogging for Human RightsMay 14, 2008
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Throughout history there have been many courageous individuals who have stood up for the rights of others around the world. Continuing the work of those before them, the 15 of May 2008 has been designated as a day for bloggers to come together and unite against the abuse of human rights throughout the world. By posting on a single day, bloggers around the world will draw attention to issues of mistreatment and abuse as well as show their solidarity and unity in the fight to protect all peoples’ basic human rights.
In addition to bloggers uniting for human rights, May 15th is also International Conscientious Objectors’ Day with this year’s specific focus being on the men and women in the armed forces. On this day people are encouraged to call in and lobby their Congressmen and Congresswomen to protect the rights of conscientious objectors.
As bloggers unite against human rights abuses and individuals nationwide call into Congress to protect the rights of conscientious objectors, The Michigan Peace Team joins these brave people, from the famous Dr. King to the anonymous blogger or caller, in supporting the rights of all people, both at home and abroad.