Friday, April 11, 2008

Tell leaders to support Tibet! [en]


Sem me alongar muito, em causa está a situação da opressão sobre o povo
Tibetano por parte do Governo Chinês, uma situação que recentemente
saltou para os olhos do mundo e em relação à qual, mais do que nunca,
podemos dar o nosso contributo, por muito pequeno que possa parecer.
Sendo assim, peço-vos pois que leiam o texto abaixo (creio que o Inglês
será de relativamente fácil compreensão para vocês, e não tinha
disponibilidade para o traduzir para português) e que "percam" alguns
breves minutos para assinar a petição.
Muito obrigad@ pela vossa atenção
Abraços e Beijinhos grandes,
Pedro Jorge ;O)

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Hey there,

I've just sent a message to my head of state about the crisis in Tibet.
You can do the same at this link:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/tibet_report_back/97.php/?cl_tf_sign=1

...below is the full message about this effort from Avaaz.org.

Thanks!

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Dear friends,

On Monday, thousands of people in 84 cities worldwide marched for
justice for Tibet--and delivered the 1.5 million-signature Avaaz
petition to Chinese embassies and consulates around the globe. (Click
below for photos.) Avaaz staff have engaged with Chinese diplomats in
New York and London, delivering the petition and urging action. And a
growing chorus of world leaders is joining the call.

China is on the fence--indicating an openness to talks with the Dalai
Lama, while at the same time pressuring other governments to support its
continuing crackdown. Each day, more leaders declare their stance. It's
time to redouble our efforts--click below to send a personal message to
your head of state, urging support for dialogue with the Dalai Lama--and
check out the photo gallery from Monday's day of action!

http://www.avaaz.org/en/tibet_report_back/97.php/?cl_tf_sign=1

Together, we've built an unprecedented wave of global pressure. The
Avaaz petition is one of the biggest and fastest-growing global online
petitions on any topic in history; since it launched on March 18, it has
been signed by 100,000 people per day--an average of more than 4,000 per
hour, day and night.

Politicians understand that there is power in numbers. We need to show
them that they have more to gain by listening to their own people--and
heeding the cry for help from Tibet--than by giving China a pass in the
lead-up to the Olympic Games.

We're privileged to be alive at a time when people anywhere can reach
out and support people everywhere--instantly. If we have the power to
make things better, we have a responsibility to act. Thanks for what
you've done so far, for the people of Tibet and for a more humane world
for all.

With hope,

Ben, Ricken, Graziela, Galit, Paul, Iain, Pascal, and the Avaaz team

PS--Here are some links with more information on the Tibetan protests
and the Chinese response:

"China softens Dalai Lama stand" -- Wen Jiabao calling for dialogue
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080401/jsp/foreign/story_9081121.jsp

Dalai Lama expresses appreciation for world reaction, appeals for
continued support; also sends appeal to the Chinese people:
http://dalailama.com/news.221.htm
http://dalailama.com/news.220.htm

China announcing support from governments around the world:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-03/20/content_7829212.htm

Leaders across Europe and Asia starting to back dialogue as the way forward:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7300157.stm

Chinese Prime Minister attacks "Dalai clique", leaves door open for talks:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-03/18/content_7813194.htm

Other Chinese signals:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/China_looks_at_India_to_talk_to_Dalai_Lama/articleshow/2875142.cms

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messages without your consent--although your friends could, of course,
send you another message.

2 comments:

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Duarte said...

É triste quando se vê situações destas, em que as pessoas não têm liberdade para nada, são discriminadas... Enfim. Cria dar-lhe os parabéns pelo este blog, e dizer que gostei muito da sua palestra sobr a sua experiência de voluntariado na República Checa! Fique sabendo que se algum dia fizer o que fez, será na Inglaterra;). Foi com muito prazer que o conheci hoje (dia 21 de Maio de2008) em S.Mamede. Muito obrigado por tudo,

DUARTE TELES.

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Deixo uma segestão, se gostar de projectos de inovação, então ponho aqui um vídeo onde um pequeno grupo da nossa turma (apareceu na tv!) ficou em 2º lugar em termos de novos projectos. O nome do projecto chama-se "Pense, Indústria", onde todos os grupos de mitas escolas a nível nacional têm de ter uma ideia inovadora, e as melhores vão para Lisboa, onde serão apresentados a várias pessoas importantes (desculpe se não fui bem claro, tem aqui o vídeo para ser mais claro;))

Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j45mnKfn4ik