Support organizations that work for improvements in human rights and economic justice in the Third World -- Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam America, Global Exchange, School of the Americas Watch, 50 years is Enough, and others

Help organizations that provide aid to those in the Third World resisting repression by dictatorships and authoritarian governments -- Free Burma, Coalition for Corporate Withdrawal from Burma, International Campaign for Tibet, East Timor Action Network, and others

Call, fax or write the President, and your Senators and Representative and tell them that the US should help fight for human rights in -- Burma, Guatemala, East Timor / Indonesia, Tibet / China, Mozambique, and other countries with abysmal human rights records

Contact the President, and your Senators and Representative, and ask them why, from World War II to the present time, the United States has consistantly supported right-wing anti-democratic governments against popular reformist governments -- in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil, Haiti, Panama, Cuba, Costa Rica, Granada, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Chile, Morocco, Egypt, Iran, Mozambique, Angola, Congo, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines

Let the President and your Senators or Representative know that you don't want your foreign aid tax dollars going to support authoritarian governments or Third World elites; tell them that the sale of weapons to repressive right-wing military governments is not acceptable to you; let them know that the U.S. spends too much money on the military and on weapons

Contact the network and cable TV news programs, you watch, including PBS, and the newspapers and news magazines you read, to complain about their inadequate or misleading coverage of harmful US government and corporate policies in the Third World

Complain to transnational corporations -- Shell, Unocal, Amoco, PepsiCo, Nestle, Nike, Disney, and others -- whose policies harm the economies, environments, and people of the Third World; threaten to boycott their products

Tune in to listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio to learn how the United States government and the governments of other western democracies support repression and prevent democracy in the Third World

Read progressive magazines -- Covert Action Quarterly, the Progressive, the Nation, In These Times, Mother Jones, Dissent, Toward Freedom, Z magazine, New Internationalist, Dollars and Sense -- to learn the truth about how United States policies and the actions of transnational corporations and international financial institutions exploit Third World resources and labor and prevent Third World peoples from attaining economic justice and enjoying human rights

Tell your travel agent that you are concerned about human rights abuses in the Third World and you want more information about the human rights situation in the countries you are planning to visit

Call or write the tourist board, Embassy or Consulate of the country you plan to visit and complain about human rights abuses in their country

Become a Freedom Writer for Amnesty International and write letters in behalf of Third World prisoners of conscience

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