Monday, August 13, 2012


Via Stop Land Mines:
What would you do if you had to worry about landmines every time you went to the store, took a drive in the countryside or went to see your doctor?

That’s the reality for millions of people in about 80 countries. With such large numbers of people affected by landmines in countries that may seem very far away, it’s sometimes easy to forget about the problem.

Landmines may not be in your backyard, but they’re in the backyards of people all over the world. The United Nations is helping dozens of countries end the threat of landmines. You can help too by donating to have a minefield cleared.

The fight against landmines is a fight for the rights of people to live free from fear, in a safe environment conducive to development and peace.

The United States of America is not a signatory to international treaties banning land mines.  We like them, I guess, and practicality trumps principles.

Here's the reality, if it were occurring in the U.S. If the embed fails, go to YouTube, here.

Remember, Swords into Plowshares...and For. The. Children.

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