What could be more charitable?
What could be more charitable than the work of Amnesty International? I have heard that Amnesty International UK is hoping to become a charity and I welcome that but I do not know when it will be. This will give advantages such as being able to accept donations without income tax being taken off. Also I wonder whether it might help when Amnesty groups are trying to arrange events such as exhibitions, film showings or discussions. I have heard about such events being refused, with the excuse that it is political or that the pictures in a display might be shocking to people. (While of course all the violence that comes out in Hollywood films is entertaining and not political or shocking.)
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