Dec 10: White Band Day 3/ Human Rights Day

Today is International Human Rights Day (commemorating December 10th, 1948, when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - something any recent U2 concertgoer has heard part of.) Today is also White Band day 3, of which the Micah Challenge folks write, "Wear a white arm band on December 10th as a symbol of your prayer for progress on fair and just trade during the World Trade Organization meetings next week in Hong Kong. Progress is critical to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals since the current rules governing world trade cost developing countries $2.3 billion a day. That's many times more than those countries receive in international aid."

And in a related story, today Amnesty International gave U2 their highest human rights award. This would be a good time to join one of the weekend Amnesty writeathons... while wearing your white band.

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