Friday, April 04, 2008

We can change the world


The pressure on China urging for justice in Tibet is beginning to pay off.

You did that!
And you and you and you - and all the other 1.5 million people who signed the petition and joined the demonstrations around the world.

This is what Avaaz have to say about you:
Together, we've built an unprecedented wave of global pressure. The Avaaz petition is one of the biggest and fastest-growing global online petitions on any topic in history; since it launched on March 18, it has been signed by 100,000 people per day--an average of more than 4,000 per hour, day and night.

It seems that the Chinese leaders are beginning to waver, so it's vital to keep the pressure on and to urge our own government to do likewise.

You can send a message to your own heads of state here.

On Sunday, the Olympic torch will be passing through London.

Finally, some more words from Avaaz to help you sleep at night:
We're privileged to be alive at a time when people anywhere can reach out and support people everywhere--instantly.
If we have the power to make things better, we have a responsibility to act.

5 comments:

Minx said...

We internet users are a potent force. Think what could change if we really our collective gigabytes together.

Debi said...

So what are we waiting for?

Let's g-o-o-o-o-o ...

gregra&gar said...

We could actually become a direct, undeniable voice in our "Leaders'" ears. Beware of government attempts to use the mute button, but by all means carry on using the world wide intertubes instead of the main stream media official version propaganda machine. Lateral information not vertical dictation.

Anonymous said...

Ah but only the voice of those who have,or have access to IT..and know how to use the medium..
regards homelessschicken

Debi said...

Yes, G&G, we can make them hear but we can't necessarily make them listen. But that's no excuse for us to stop shouting, eh?

HC - spot on, but as we can see here, there's a wide range of people who do have access and we're the ones who have the responsibility to use it in a positive way and on behalf of those who don't. (Hope you're somewhere warm and dry. Snow in April, eh?)