Memo to Pirates: Use Your Plunder to Fight Poverty

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.