Thursday, June 25, 2009
Iran stop the Crackdown
Please sign to stop the Crackdown!
Regardless of who won the election, the hearts and hopes of the world are with the democratic protesters of Iran as they face a violent crackdown.
Top Iranian leaders are divided on using violence -- we urgently need a united international community, led by non aligned and Muslim countries, to speak with one voice against the crackdown.
Sign the petition below, and forward this email to friends and family -- let's build a massive global outcry of 1 million voices against the crackdown:
To the Organization of Islamic Conference, the Non-Aligned Movement, and all UN member states:
As citizens of Iran and countries around the world united in common appeal, we call on you to condemn the violent crackdown on peaceful Iranian protesters, and withhold recognition of any new government until the Iranian people's rights to peaceful protest, justice and democratic process are protected.
Millions of Iranian democracy protesters are facing an imminent violent crackdown. Top regime leaders are split on using violence, and every bit of pressure counts -- we urgently need world governments to withhold recognition of any new government that relies on violence to secure power. Sign the petition and forward this email - let's get to 1 million voices against the crackdown this week!
PS - Here's a longer email I received about this for more info:
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:
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:
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