The Common Good
May-June 1996

Briefly Noted

by Julienne Gage, Aaron McCarroll Gallegos | May-June 1996

Members of the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) in Jerusalem announced
publicly that they would ride the city's #18 bus for several hours
on Sunday, March 10.

Members of the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) in Jerusalem announced publicly that they would ride the city's #18 bus for several hours on Sunday, March 10. CPT hoped to act as a deterrent to the type of bombing attacks that struck the #18 bus on the two previous Sundays.

In memory of the 1976 Soweto massacre of South African schoolchildren, UNICEF is organizing a "Day of the African Child" on June 17, 1996. UNICEF, in conjunction with Olympic Aid-Atlanta will provide health and educational aid to African children in 14 countries including Angola, Burundi, Sudan, Rwanda, and Liberia. To help, call (800) FOR-KIDS.

IKEA, the self-proclaimed "furnishers of the world," pulled out of an Indian rug-making factory after a video revealed the use of child labor there. Kailash Satyarthi, who made the video, received a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for helping to establish the "Rugmark" label on all rugs that are made without child labor.

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