micdotcom:

9 human rights tragedies the world needs to stop ignoring

It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact. 

Here are 9 that deserve more attention | Follow micdotcom 

To be a happy person, one has to drop all comparison. Drop all these stupid ideas of being superior and inferior. You are neither superior nor inferior. You are simply yourself! There exists no one like you, no one with whom you can be compared. Then, suddenly, you are at home.

Osho (via yogachocolatelove)

afrienziedmess:

Since July 18th, more than 690 Palestinians have been killed and over 4500 injured. 500 of the murdered Palestinians are civilians. 32 Israeli military officers were killed and 3 Israeli civilians. The American government is supporting this astounding death toll, your tax dollars.

Call your representatives between 9-5, Mon-Fri. Tell the receptionist your name, where you live, and your message: Stop sending military aid to Israel.
It takes 5 minutes at most. If enough of the constituency supports peace, we can start making a difference, at least locally. 

(District 2) Congresman Joe Courtney: (860) 886-0139
Senator Richard Blumenthal: (860) 258-6940
Senator Chris Murphy: (860) 549-8463

Thank you.

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

^ this can be used to find your local representative as well. A quick email can even do. Any small effort can make a difference.