Judd Apatow made a public service announcement for the American Jewish World Service
that won't be shown on TV, and not just because it's five minutes long. AJWS
is a quiet but powerful force for good in the world. The organization was among the first on the ground and continues to help rebuild in Haiti
, post-tsunami India
, and many other places around the world
This is its 25th year of philanthropy and humanitarian aid (and its president's 70th birthday
is orchestrating showings of Dr. Strangelove
around the U.S. on Wednesday, May 14
. There will be screenings in cinemas, living rooms, schools, offices and community centers, many of which will raise money for humanitarian organizations
in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"The United States Congress has stepped in to find nearly $300m in humanitarian and reconstruction funds for Afghanistan after the Bush administration failed to request any money in this latest budget."So much for rebuilding Afghanistan.
This smells of opportunism?
Is the Iraqi government using our recent war fervor to lift their economic bans? We now have a new enemy, so the old ones are now our friends? Saddam's comment on humanitariasm simply makes me cringe.