10 August, 2006

Ceasefire Campaign

Peter Griffin aka zigzackly has tipped me about this campaign. Let us join hands with them and strengthen such voices across the globe.

Thanks & best regards

http://www.ceasefirecampaign.org/

About this Campaign


Right now a tragedy is unfolding in the Middle East. Hundreds of civilians have died in the bombings in Lebanon, Israel and Palestine and the death toll is rising every day. The situation is volatile and could escalate into a catastrophic regional conflict.

Despite the bloodshed, our leaders have been slow to act. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for an immediate ceasefire and the deployment of international troops to the Israel-Lebanon border. This is the best proposal yet to stop the violence, but the US, UK and Israeli governments are opposed, and -- for it to succeed -- global leaders need to get behind it immediately.

Now is the time to act. People around the world must tell their leaders to speak out and support Kofi Annan's proposal. If we can persuade our governments to unite in demanding a ceasefire, all sides in this conflict will be pressured to stand down. Please sign this petition and ask your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.

The petition will be sent to key regional and global leaders and publicized in major newspapers in the Middle East, US and Europe. With enough signatures we can help pressure our leaders to stop the violence.

About Ceasefirecampaign.org

This campaign has been put together by a group of friends from around the world who are horrified at what is happening in the Middle East and our leaders' inaction. We come from several different countries, including Brazil, Germany, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, the UK, Canada, the US, Australia, and Indonesia. Please write to us at info@ceasefirecampaign.org! We believe that on this issue we need public pressure to get our leaders to do the right thing. The campaign is a project of Res Publica, a global civic advocacy group and a registered tax-exempt charitable organization based in New York City.

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