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... And Yet Inside I'm Screaming

So next week I will be taking part in Displace Me in Atlanta. For those who do not know what Displace Me. It is a nation wide campaign where people converge on their state capital and sleep on the steps. Thy do this to raise awareness to the thousands of 5-12 years old in Uganda who do this on a daily bases. Why? Because for the last 20 years the LRA (Lords Resistance Army) has been abducting children from their villages and training them to be children soldiers. In the past 20 years over 500,000 children have been abducted but not all of them have become soldiers. What happens is the kill the majority of the children in front of the others. They do this so the one (I was going to say lucky ones but I think the lucky ones are the ones who die) will be able to kill with out mercy. After the have been trained to be killers they then take them back to their village and make them kill a family member to prove their loyalty to the LRA. So  children leave their villages and walk to the city in order to sleep at the bus station or the hospital because they are safer by themselves then they are at home with their family. THe point of this is to try and pressure the US government to do something good for mankind since they insist on playing world police all the time.



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Apr. 22nd, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
The sad reality is that unless it is to protect oil, the U.S. gov't does not care.
Apr. 25th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
I sadly have to agree with you. The point of this is to show that the youth (the majority of the people going are college age) do care about this and something needs to be done and now.
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