PETITION, Canadian Women on Bank of Canada Notes

Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes When Mark Carney was governor of the Bank of Canada, the Bank decided to remove the images of the first notable Canadian women who finally made it onto our bank notes. While Queen Elizabeth II appears on $20 notes, the result is that there are again no women from Canadian history on our bills. It is unacceptable that female historical figures are not featured on the Polymer Series or another series - just male prime … [Read more...]

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...]

VDAY ‘Takes Action’ on Syria!

V-Day Statement Against Possible U.S. Military Intervention in Syria The situation in Syria is dire with 100,000 dead, over 2 million having fled the country (half of them children), and 4.25 million internally displaced. V-Day calls on you, our community, to rise and make our voices heard against military intervention, as such an action would simply bring about more violence and suffering. Today, we call on the U.S. to uphold the unconditional right of the Syrian people to … [Read more...]

SIGN HERE NOW – The Authority to Rape‏

My name is Laila and I'm a journalist. I recently wrote a story about a young woman brutally 'gang-raped' by government soldiers in Somalia, hoping that her bravery in telling such a painful story would bring attention to the awful rape problem there. Instead, the government used my article to jail a rape victim and another journalist covering the story for ‘insulting the state’! I wrote about a Somali woman brutally gang-raped by government soldiers to bring attention to the awful … [Read more...]

Avaaz , if 1 million of us join forces … Take Action

She was a 23-year-old physical therapy student who boarded a bus in Delhi last month. Six men locked the door, and savagely raped her for hours, including with a metal rod. They dumped her naked in the street, and after bravely fighting for her life, she died last weekend. Across India, people are responding in massive protests to say enough is enough. In India a woman is raped every 22 minutes, and few see justice. Globally, a staggering 7 in 10 women will be physically or sexually abused in … [Read more...]

Change.org, Roma activist from Hungary who fled to Canada

Three years ago, I met Jozsef and Timea, a brave young couple who fled Hungary after being persecuted for being ethnically Roma and for standing up for the rights of their people. They were relieved to be here, and we had an instant connection as my family also fled Hungary as refugees when I was their daughter's age. My friend Jozsef Pusuma is a Roma activist from Hungary who fled to Canada with his family after receiving death threats. Now the Canadian government says they … [Read more...]

Being “stroke smart” also means being heart smart

"Listen to your bodies, argue with your doctors, stand up for yourself, and most of all, take care of your health. It is easy to lose, and so very difficult to get back." -- stroke survivor Linda I. Sign the Charter to Prevent Stroke with One Click Limbs that won't budge, the corner of the mouth sagging, one eye shut. We all know what the aftermath of a stroke looks like. But do we all understand what many of our Care2 members learned the hard way: preventable stroke can happen to anyone? … [Read more...]

SIGN to Save Women’s Healthcare – Take Action!

At the end of 2012, budget cuts will go into effect that could decimate vital healthcare programs for women and children. If the budget for Health and Human Services is reduced, preventative care programs for more than 5 million women could be eliminated. Also in jeopardy is the Affordable Care Act, which provides cancer screenings to more than 45 million women, and WIC, which safeguards the health of 53% of U.S. infants and 9 million low-income women and their families. We cannot … [Read more...]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu asks “Will you sign my petition?‏”

MESSAGE from our esteemed Archbishop Desmond Tutu "You may not know his name, but my friend Liu Xiaobo is a global icon for freedom. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights. Today, this hero remains in jail, as China's most famous political prisoner. Xiaobo is serving an 11-year term for his activism demanding that the Chinese government make his country more democratic and make its courts more independent. His … [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.org – Urgent: Hours for Palestine‏

Dear Amazing Avaaz community, Emergency -- within hours, President Abbas will decide whether to stand up to US pressure and let the world vote on Palestinian statehood, or leave New York with nothing achieved. Let's flood our governments with phone calls and messages telling them to stand behind Abbas, and send a massive wave of support to him to stand strong -- it will be delivered by an Avaaz flotilla of ships that will sail past the UN tomorrow morning: Today, Palestine's … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org – 48 hours to end ocean clear-cuts‏

  Our oceans are being decimated -- deep-sea trawlers are clear-cutting our ocean floors leaving vast wastelands. A crucial UN fisheries meeting is happening in 48 hours -- and it could be the turning point in the fight against senseless ocean destruction, but only if enough of us speak out now. Sign and forward to everyone: Our oceans are being systematically destroyed and we have 48 hours to raise the alarm. The seafood industry uses long chains of heavy metal disks to … [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...]

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