Thursday, June 25, 2009

In the e-mail, a petition to stop the violence in Iran. I for one, have signed it

Dear Friends,

Iranian activists have appealed to the world to oppose the violent crackdown on their protests. Massive new protests are planned, the regime is divided. A united global outcry of 1 million voices could help stop the violence. Call on world leaders to unite against the crackdown:

Sign the petition
Today, the hearts and hopes of people around the world are with protesters facing awful risks on the streets of Iran. Regardless of who won the election, the question now is one of fundamental human rights.

Top Iranian leaders are divided, so every bit of pressure matters. With massive new protests imminent, Iranian activists are urgently appealing for a united international response to oppose the violent crackdown.

Sign the petition below calling on ALL governments to condemn the crackdown and withhold recognition of any Iranian government until election concerns are peacefully addressed. Then forward this email to friends and family -- let's build a massive global outcry of 1 million voices against the crackdown:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/iran_stop_the_crackdown

We'll deliver the petition directly to the leaders of Iran's largest trading partners and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the UN, and other international groups respected in Iran. A united international response will puncture the regime's spin that the US and UK alone are behind global criticism.

People power is sweeping global politics. But where leaders respond violently to nonviolent protest, from Burma to Zimbabwe to Iran, global solidarity is needed to show governments that repression weakens their rule, rather than strengthening it.

Avaaz means "voice" in Farsi, the Iranian language. Let's show the people of Iran that, whoever they voted for, we support their right to have their voices heard. Click below to sign the petition, and spread the word by forwarding this email:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/iran_stop_the_crackdown

With hope and determination,

Ricken, Ben, Milena, Paul, Raluca, Brett, Iain, Pascal, Raj, Graziela, Taren, Paula, Margaret, Veronique and the whole Avaaz team.

PS - For more information on the Iranian elections and protests see these news sources:

BBC -- "Iran silences protesters": http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8112036.stm

Associated Press -- "Struggle amongst Iran's clerics bursts into the open": http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jGSJEAPs_r2T2wxsL5G3t4z-jajQD98VC5T81

Al Jazeera -- "Iran's Mousavi urges defiance" : http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/06/2009621191831403557.html

The Huffington Post -- Iran Live blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/13/iran-demonstrations-viole_n_215189.html

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2 Comments:

At 6:17 PM, July 11, 2009, Blogger AMMAR said...

Dear Madam

This is Ammar Dadizadeh from Iran.You surprised me by your comment on my weblog.I'm so proud and happy to have your kind sentences on my site.Since I don't have many visitors, finding a person from Israel who likes my ideas and my career is absolutely surprising and interesting to me. I think I can learn much from you.Please stop by and make me happy again.I have many things to tell a thoughtful person such as you who undrestands the world of a strange, lonely musician in Iran.Thank you Madam, you made me happy.

Kind Regards,
Ammar
http://dadizadeh.blogspot.com

 
At 7:56 PM, July 11, 2009, Blogger Corinna Hasofferett said...

Thanks Ammar, I'm happily surprised myself. With your kind permission I'll publish our virtual meeting on my Hebrew blog so hopefully more people will know of your important work in the field of music education and enhancement. I will visit for sure and hopefully one day there will be peace between our countries, between people worldwide and visits will be virtual only by choice, not as the only option...

 

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