A featured post on the site for Blog Action Day 08 -- in which UN Dispatch is enthusiastically participating -- bears the headline "Donate Your Piracy Savings to Reduce Poverty." My first thought, naturally, went to the pirates wreaking havoc off the coast of Somalia. And while it turns out that this post refers to illegally downloaded music and videos, I can't help but hope that some Somali pirates might be blog readers, and consider donating some of their millions of dollars in ransom to a more deserving cause than expensive cars and fancy houses.
UN Dispatch is one of thousands of blogs around the world participating in Blog Action Day 2008. The theme this year is poverty, so we thought to highlight this quiz on the Millennium Development Goals created by the Better World Campaign. Take the quiz to test your knowledge of global poverty. And on October 17 show your solidarity with global citizens around the world to Take a Stand Against Poverty.