Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Deathly Hallows Campaign

Remember that thing I write about sometimes called the Harry Potter Alliance?
Well, they've started a new campaign called the Deathly Hallows Campaign in which we are fighting 7 real world horcruxes over the span of 9 months.
The first horcrux? Starving Wages. Click on this link here to sign the petition to get Warner Bros. to change their policy so that ALL Harry Potter chocolate is Fair Trade chocolate (the people who worked to get it to you were given decent wages.)

I put quotes on here quite often. Half the posts are here just because I had a quote I wanted to share and figured I may as well talk about something else as well. This quote below is not from John Green, nor is it from Hank Green, nor did I find it in my quote of the day feed.
This quote is from Martin Luther King Jr., read by HPA head Andrew Slack on the Livestream kick-off show.

"It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality. Did you ever stop to think that you can’t leave for your job in the morning without being dependent on most of the world? You get up in the morning and go to the bathroom and reach over for the sponge, and that’s handed to you by a Pacific islander. You reach for a bar of soap, and that’s given to you at the hands of a Frenchman. And then you go into the kitchen to drink your coffee for the morning, and that’s poured into your cup by a South American. And maybe you want tea: that’s poured into your cup by a Chinese. Or maybe you’re desirous of having cocoa for breakfast, and that’s poured into your cup by a West African. And then you reach over for your toast, and that’s given to you at the hands of an English-speaking farmer, not to mention the baker. And before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world. This is the way our universe is structured, this is its interrelated quality. We aren’t going to have peace on Earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality."

While you're signing that petition, go ahead and tell them you're a Ravenclaw. It takes less than a minute and will make a difference.
After all, this is the charity that sent 5 HUGE PLANES that were FULL of supplies to Haiti. We get stuff done, and the weapon we have is love (huzzah for cheesy catchphrases).


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