(Photo: Michael Garofalo)

A canvasser gets a bite on Washington Place (Photo: Michael Garofalo)

Do you have one minute to stand up for human rights?

No, nowait! Don’t click away from this page! I’m not one of those clipboard toting canvassers that you see half a block away and cross the street to avoid talking to. They’re part of the city’s ambient-level background noise, like Sbarro storefronts or subway etiquette ads. But when I saw three Amnesty International canvassers standing on St. Marks Place yesterday morning, I found myself wondering what it must feel like to stare denial in the face all day long.

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