|Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012|
HE WHO PERMITS OPPRESSION PERMITS CRIMES.-Erasmus
EMBASSY FINDERSurvival International provides a useful tool for locating the embassy of any country in your country.
http://embassy.goabroad.com/ You can also find embassies at this link. https://embassy-finder.com/
In the wake of the closing of the Titan and Pollyanna blogs, we are continuing the charity corner here. This week, in the wake of the bombing by the US of a hospital of Doctors without Borders, we call on you to support this worthy group in their hour of need. The location of the hospital was known to all combatants in the area. Someone must be held accountable for this terrible act.
GOOD NEWSThe governor of Missouri has commuted the death sentence of Kimber Edwards. Thanks to all who participated in this action.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLEIndigenous tribes do not simply die out. They are killed by the actions of so-called civilized nations. Survival International provides a long list of cases in which a letter from you can and will make a difference. Please open this link and write at least one letter. This link will be a permanent feature on our blog and we would be grateful if you gave it a bit of attention each week. We suggest going down the list in the order given. The letters are pre-written for you. All you need to do is send them. It would be nice also if a donation to Survival International could be forthcoming.
This week we return to actions on behalf of specific tribes and peoples. We ask you to write to the Prime Minister of Australia to call upon him and his government to address the issue of health of the aboriginal people of his country. Please note that although the Survival letter template lists Mr. Abbott as PM, in fact, Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia on 15 September 2015.
THE STRUGGLE AGAINST SLAVERY
We have added a new section to the blog in order to join the struggle against slavery worldwide. We refer you to the site of Walk Free where you can find a large number of campaigns against manifestations of slavery in different countries. The number of people living in slavery is of the order of 35 million, which indicates the extent of the problem. We suggest that you look up the Fair Trade movement in your country and make an effort to avoid buying slave-produced products. Look for this logo:
This week we focus on the forced labor used by the government of Uzbekhistan every year at the time of the cotton harvest.
|Drugged, beaten and detained by police – this was the fate of Elena Urlaeva when she dared to document state-sponsored slavery in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan.|