Wednesday, December 03, 2008
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Monday, December 01, 2008
Iqbal Masih was sold into bonded labor at a carpet factory in his native Pakistan at the age of four. For six years, he was forced to work 12-hour days in a dark room, tied in place to the carpet loom he worked on. He was never permitted to go outside, and was fed so little that he looked like a boy half his age.
At ten, he ran away from the carpet factory to hear a speech by the Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLF), and realized that he was entitled to the same rights as any other citizen. He refused to return to the factory, and began to travel the world, visiting rallies, meetings, and even elementary school classrooms, to tell the story of the abuses he had suffered as a child slave, imploring others to help fight for an end to human trafficking.
Iqbal was honored with many awards for his bravery, but tragically, he was assassinated at the age of 12.
Originally reported here...
Free The Children
Posted by William Meloney at 10:47 AM
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Five things you do that help keep you mentally well
At the suggestion of MindApples
- Feed the birds - This helps to keep my "abundance" of riches in perspective.
- Engage my children in conversation - something we all need to practice.
- Let the muse loose - I seldom know where she leads but if I don't follow then I won't get there.
- Aspire to great things - while seldom achieved it gives me license to attempt (and to fail).
- Silence: practicing the fine art of being silent and then trying to listen.
Read Scripting News
Posted by William Meloney at 8:50 AM