Ana Paula Trapped in a Russian Jail – closing in on 1 million!‏

Over 960,000 have signed in a few days and some countries are speaking out -- let's hit a million!   Dear friends,   Ana Paula and 29 of her Greenpeace crewmates are trapped in a Russian jail for trying to save the Arctic from oil drilling. But our community could set them free if we help Greenpeace build a massive global outcry targeting Russia’s biggest global partners.   Let’s reach 1 million to free the Arctic 30 -- sign now by clicking below:   Ana Paula … [Read more...]

Syria: A brighter tomorrow‏ -Take Action!

Syrian children may feel little hope today, but this week we have a powerful chance to help save their future. A staggering 6 million Syrians have fled the fighting, many of them children. In many wars, they become a 'lost generation' that knows guns more than books, and never get a chance to build a better life. But this time, there's an exciting plan to change that. Inspiring 16-year old campaigner Malala Yousafzai and UN Education Envoy Gordon Brown are teaming up with our community to … [Read more...]

The Arctic is Melting and you must Take Action NOW!

Wow, this is looking like the largest fundraiser in Avaaz history!!    Scientists have found that vast areas of Arctic sea ice are disappearing, accelerating the destruction of our planet -- it is a climate tipping point and we CAN stop it, if we act very fast, and all together. We have 30 months until the biggest climate summit ever. To win it, we need to blast out of the starting gate. Click below to pledge a donation to help us get there: This may be the most important email I've … [Read more...]

Take Action – Sign petition, stop Horrific Child Abuse in Maldives!

It's horrific! A Maldives court just sentenced a 15-year-old rape survivor to 100 whip lashings. By threatening Maldives politicians' precious tourist income we can save this child and stop these outrageous public floggings. Let's quickly build a one million strong call, then place ads in travel magazines and websites: START HERE. It's hard to believe, but a 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let's put an end to this lunacy by hitting … [Read more...]

END THE WAR ON WOMEN – PLEDGE TODAY

Wow, incredible response! We’ve already exceeded our initial goal of 25,000 pledges, let’s supercharge our impact -- with 45,000 pledges, we can drive more misogynist politicians from office! Pledge now to massively boost the campaign! Violent and abusive men often use their power to obstruct reforms that would protect women. Incredibly, 260 Indian politicians charged with violence against women are fighting off a proposal to make them step down. Avaaz will collect donations only … [Read more...]

Theresa Spence – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated this day to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's brave women. This indigenous woman carries strong conviction, pure intention with a deep vision that has guided her to Take Action inside her community of Canada's Indigenous peoples, working to help the children and families. Through her efforts the Canadian government is now agreeing to meet with her this Friday, giving us a once-in-a-generation chance to push for real protection for First Nations … [Read more...]

Avaaz Petition, Stop Internet from global treaty of control

Authoritarian regimes are pushing for governmental control over the internet in a binding global treaty. If they succeed, the internet could become less open, more costly and much slower. We've stopped threats like this before, and we can again -- but only with a massive global outcry. Right now at a UN meeting in Dubai, authoritarian regimes are pushing for full governmental control of the Internet in a binding global treaty -- if they succeed, the internet could become less open, … [Read more...]

Palestine as the world’s 194th state!!!

Avaazers, it's time to celebrate!   UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians still face enormous limitations: They don't control their borders, airspace or trade, they have separate and competing governments in Gaza and the West Bank, and they have no unified army or police. In an extraordinary lineup of international support, more than two-thirds of the world body's 193 member states approved the … [Read more...]

Avaaz, ‘We are all Syrians now‏…’

Dear friends, Assad’s ruthless massacre of civilians in his attempt to crush the Syrian Spring is escalating. But a new international coalition led by Arab League members is meeting in 4 days and is our best hope to stop the bloodshed. Avaaz has a seat at the table and can bring the voices of world citizens directly to decision-makers.Let's call on the coalition to end the violence now: With each passing day, Syria's crackdown on democracy protesters reaches new levels of … [Read more...]

ACTA: The new threat to the net

Dear friends, A new global treaty could allow corporations to police everything that we do on the Internet. Last week 3 million of us successfully pushed back the US censorship bills -- if we act now, we can get the EU Parliament to bury this new threatto all of us: Last week, 3 million of us beat back America's attack on our Internet! -- but there is an even bigger threat out there, and our global movement for freedom online is perfectly poised to kill it for good. ACTA -- a … [Read more...]

Avaaz – The planet is dying‏ – Take Action !!!

Dear friends, Our planet is dying and big oil companies have key nations in their pockets, blocking any chance of a climate treaty. We have 48 hours before UN talks end -- let's call on the EU, Brazil and China to leadus towards a deal to save the planet! Click here to sign the urgent petition: Our oceans are dying, our air changing, and our forests and grasslands turning to deserts. From fish and plants to wildlife to human beings, we are killing the planet that sustains us, … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org ~ Palestine’s bid to become the 194th country.

In less than 48 hours, the UN Security Council will meet again to discuss Palestine's bid to become the 194th country. Already 700,000 of us have joined the campaign. But we need more of us to shift key countries to vote in favour. Avaaz has made a powerful short video that tells the real story and why this is the best chance for peace. Click to watch it and send it to everyone -- let's get 1 million signers now: www.avaaz.org/mepeace As violence sparks again and tensions … [Read more...]

Amazon at risk: 4 days left‏ – Avaaz.org

Incredible! Over 740,000 signers -- let's reach one million in time to join massive marches for forest protection across Brazil. Sign now and send to everyone. Dear friends, The Amazon is in serious danger. The Brazilian Senate is about to endorse a bill that would dangerously weaken protection of this global treasure. But in four days, indigenous people will lead marches across Brazil calling to stop the destruction. Let’s stand with them and make this a global march to save the … [Read more...]

Syria – no blood for oil‏ , Avaaz.org ~ Take Action!

Syria - no blood for oil‏ , Avaaz.org   Syria’s bloody crackdown is fueled by oil revenue from Europe. EU-wide oil sanctions would cripple Syria’s ability to continue the killing.Click here to demand EU leaders impose immediate oil sanctions: For months, Syria's brutal President Assad has paid henchmen to wage war on his own people. Governments across the world have condemned these atrocities, but key European leaders could cut off the cash flow that finances this … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org , Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi‏

Dear friends, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, with the regime threatening a brutal response to her call to free political prisoners. Activists have appealed to the world for help, saying international pressure is crucial to tipping the balance. Let's stand with Suu Kyi and the brave Burmese: The future of Aung San Suu Kyi and her amazing movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, and … [Read more...]

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