Monday, October 5, 2009


I have posted this before, but I believe it has been updated by Heath's friends at We Are the Masses

It is really worth seeing
if you like Heath Ledger

A Tribute To Our Dear Friend

A glimpse into the life and work of our dear friend Heath Ledger.

View the Video

Port in the Storm
In the summer of 2008, the LA Weekly devoted its cover and feature space to an extended work on the Masses, tracing the collective's history, philosophy, and craft. The piece carries us on a bus filled with Masses members down Interstate 10 through Phoenix, Tuscon and El Paso on a journey to West Texas, where the Marfa Film Festival had invited us to screen our creations. The feature, written by Randall Roberts, offers a history of the Masses, addresses our philosophy backgrounds, and traces the peaks and valleys in the never ending quest of a creative ideal.


Demand The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus in Providence!
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus in Providence - Learn more about this Eventful Demand

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The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
is the last film that Heath Ledger was a part of. He died before he was finished with his part. However, the film has been finished and apparently isn't planned for a release in the United States of America except for Los Angeles and New York City. Truly this is unfitting for Heath and his heartfelt fans..

How about a little activism for this film to get a wide release in the USA?

Here is your chance.
Click on Demand It!
Then enter your zip code to Demand It in your area.

You may click No Thanks. Confirm my Demand
to the offers in the lower right corner, when there....


Rafa Nadal vs. Marcos Baghdatis in Round One of the China Open in Beijing. Rafa plays the number four match on Tuesday, October 6 The first match begins at 11:00 a.m. Rafa will be on court sometime around 4:30am USA EDT
Official site

Watch the China Open with tennis.tv


Pledge 2 Protect Conference

More than 1,000 leaders of the worldwide movement to end genocide will convene in Washington, D.C. on November 6-9th for Pledge2Protect.

There is an extension of the early-bird registration for the Pledge2Protect Conference.
Take advantage of the extra three days and register by October 8!

Will you be there?

I wish I could be.

On November 6 – 9, Genocide Intervention Network’s (GI-NET) student-led division, STAND, will bring together a powerful network of 1,000 students and community leaders and activists from across the country to Capitol Hill for Pledge2Protect: a conference designed to educate, empower, and highlight the work of activists who are driving the movement to prevent and stop genocide and mass atrocities. Pledge2Protect seeks to create a forum of rigorous dialogue and exchange that cover broad yet carefully selected topics.

In collaboration with core partners Save Darfur Coalition and The Enough Project, Pledge2Protect will equip activists with grassroots organizing and advocacy skills, plus in-depth education on conflicts of concern. Preeminent speakers and experts in the field will lead these discussions by providing their critical perspectives and inviting an exchange of ideas. In addition, participants will meet with their elected officials on a November 9 lobby day to push for key genocide prevention legislation.

Primary Goals:

Pledge2Protect seeks to create an experience for participants that will empower them to become stronger leaders on their campuses and in their communities while demonstrating the strength of the movement to end genocide to policymakers on Capitol Hill.

The three-day conference will feature the following components:

  1. Workshops: Workshops, discussions, and seminars on Genocide Prevention, Activism, Sudan, Burma and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  2. Training: Training sessions on grassroots organizing, media outreach and social media techniques, advocacy, and other fundamental activist skills.
  3. Panel Discussions: Panel discussions featuring world-renowned experts and policy makers. Invited speakers include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ambassador Susan Rice, Members of Congress, and administration officials. See below for more on the invited speakers.
  4. Networking Events: Regional activist networking events where participants can share best practices and exchange ideas.
  5. Lobby Day: Concluding the conference, the largest lobby day in the history of genocide prevention on November 9.





No More Empty Promises

We are visitors on this planet.

We are here for ninety or one hundred years

at the very most.

During that period,

we must try to do something good,

something useful, with our lives.

If you contribute to other people’s happiness,

You will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.

H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama



While We Wait Sudan


"The Most Important Office is That of Private Citizen"
Louis D. Brandeis

Comments to President Obama:

202-456-1111 or 1-800-GENOCIDE

Join the Fast for Darfuris

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people could change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead



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At November 9, 2009 at 1:52:00 PM EST , Anonymous Ashley Patterson said...

Today, over 800 student activists converged on Capitol Hill for the largest lobby day to prevent genocide in history.
The students were marching to the Hill at 8:30am to meet with their elected officials and to push Congress to implement the recommendations of the Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF) report. As part of an innovative partnership between STAND, the student led division of the Genocide Intervention Network, and WITNESS, the international human rights organization that pioneered video advocacy, the student activists collected 500 video messages from their student body and community. For the first time, these messages were edited to create individual videos for Senators, which the students began hand-delivering to them this morning. View personalized videos for Senators: http://hub.witness.org/STAND-STUDENT-VIDEOS

With this campaign we are seeing the ‘YouTube generation’ in action – and today, we're seeing them change how citizens are lobbying Congress. Less than a month after the Obama administration unveiled the Sudan policy review, these students are reminding their elected officials and President Obama of the moral and political imperative to bring peace in Sudan today and ensure that other similar conflicts don't occur in the future.

At November 9, 2009 at 8:15:00 PM EST , Blogger ilovemylife said...


Thank you for this message about this critically vital issue. I will post this comment as a separate post.

Sandra Hammel


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