The Lone Quark

26 January 2010

Their Entire World Destroyed – Haiti

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A destroyed building leans over a street Thursday, January 14, in Port-au-Prince.

17 January 2010

Haiti information service – Thomson Reuters Foundation

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PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI, Jan 17 – The Thomson Reuters Foundation has today launched a first-of-its kind, free disaster-information service for the people of Haiti. The service allows survivors of Haiti’s earthquake to receive critical information by text message directly to their phones, free of charge.

Follow this link for directions to use the service.

A promise yet unfulfilled – Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963

14 January 2010

Help for Haiti – US White House

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Help for Haiti: Learn What You Can Do

Click on the above link.

10 January 2010

Yemen Photos – Sandy Choi at Foreign Policy

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Between worlds: A wadi, which serves as a highway during dry season, separates new Sanaa (left) from old Sanaa (right). Old Sanaa is one of four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Yemen. By Sandy Choi

This is a feature at Foreign Policy.

Daily Life in Yemen

An ancient land that globalization seems to have passed by, Yemen — where the “underpants bomber” allegedly trained for his failed Christmas Day attack — is not just about Islamic extremism, choking traffic, and crushing poverty.

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