Whales, Human Rights, Rain Forests And The Heady Smell Of Profits

It's a sweltering Sunday afternoon, but the group packed into a conference room at Georgetown University to mark Amnesty International's 30th anniversary numbers nearly a thousand. Clad mostly in rumpled cottons, the youthful crowd has concluded a hand-holding round of We Shall Overcome and applauds as a guest speaker moves to the podium. Her name is Anita Roddick, and with a colorful kerchief gathering her mane of dark, curly hair, she seems cut from the same cloth as the people gathered below.

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