Tuesday, 20 December 2005

Gift Alternatives for Christmas (Charities)

(Oxfam Australia - formerly Community Aid Abroad)
Oxfam Unwrapped
(Oxfam Australia - formerly Community Aid Abroad)
A unique collection of gift ideas that help you give something special to your friends or family and give something extra special to people who haven't got much at all.

How it works

Oxfam Australia works in 25 countries around the world, and this catalogue only contains real items that we use in our work. When you buy a gift from Oxfam Unwrapped your donation will be used to fund projects that involve the very item you buy. And this makes sure that your donation has the biggest possible impact on the lives of people living in poverty.

This helps your gift giving dilemma and the work of Oxfam Australia at the same time. Your friends will receive a card detailing the present you bought them and the real item goes to those who need it most. You could try and wrap up a goat for your best friend but we suggest you leave it to the experts.

And because you're helping Oxfam Australia fight poverty, your purchases are also tax deductible. Once you've purchased your gift, you will receive a tax receipt either via email or by post.


Alternative Alternatives

The Smith Family

Care Australia

Cambodia Trust

Street Voices and the KOTO Restaurant in Hanoi

TEAR Australia

Opportunity International Australia

Asylum Seeker Project At Hotham Mission

Tabitha Foundation (Australia)

Places that examine/audit charities


The Tithing Tree

Monday, 12 December 2005

Siege of Stalingrad photos

Photos from the soviet photographer Georgii Anatolyevian Zelma (Uzbeki, 1906-1984)
Siege of Stalingrad
( katardat.org/marxuniv/ 2002-SUWW2/Images/images05-stalingrad.html)
Stalingrad | 1942-1943

The Soviet Union in pictures 1917 > 1989
This includes photos, drawings & prints, from both Soviet & other creators.

Thursday, 8 December 2005

Anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbour (1941)

A link or two on the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.
It's also 30 years since the Indonesian 'incursion' into East Timor. (Less than a week before the election that changed the Fraser caretaker Coalition government that had replaced the sacked Whitlam Labor one to an 'official' government. It was a busy year, 1975.)

Tuesday, 6 December 2005

eBay Auction for Charity

Beading for a Cure annual charity auction for Colorectal Cancer