By the Avaaz team: “With the Muslim ban, Trump has shown that the worst fears about his Presidency are true. Add your voice to the open letter below to join the resistance — then spread it far and wide:”
Dear Mr. Trump,
This is not what greatness looks like.
The world rejects your fear, hate-mongering, and bigotry. We reject your support for torture, your calls for murdering civilians, and your general encouragement of violence. We reject your denigration of women, Muslims, Mexicans, and millions of others who don’t look like you, talk like you, or pray to the same god as you.
Facing your fear we choose compassion. Hearing your despair we choose hope. Seeing your ignorance we choose understanding.
As citizens of the world, we stand united against your brand of division.
[Add your name!]
or use the internet link to SIGN HERE ⇒, along with millions of others, and please spread the news.
! Never Again !
“2016 was rough but we still have every reason to hope” says Avaaz ⇒. Avaaz has 42 million members and raise petitions that work on the local, national and international level. More ↓, a slideshow and a video.
Below is the extraordinary story of the boatmen who came forward and helped people caught in the 9/11 disaster. They did not know what had happened and did not know if they would be safe. Nearly five hundred thousand people were rescued in less than nine hours. It is a compelling video. Cindy Knoke (of CindyKnoke.com) renamed it “The True Nature of Humanity”. If the sound is interrupted, pause the above slideshow.
Vincent Ardolino, Captain of the Amberjack V, said at the end: “I never want to say the words ‘I should have’. If I do it and I fail, I tried. If I do it and succeed, better for me. And, I tell my children, never go through life saying you should have. If you wanna do something, you do it”.
The idea that we can’t make a difference is a deceit perpetrated by those who profit from the inhibiting effect.
The goodwill, that wishes a better world for others, is unstoppable because it keeps on being born. No matter how slow progress has been, it has gradually prevailed over centuries. No matter how great the struggle, it has shown itself to be indomitable and so will eventually defeat all. It is the true nature of humanity and it is a privilege to be part of it.
Just one thing, just do one thing and smile that you made a difference and that you are part of human evolution.
They came and they came and there was easily more than 50,000. There were old-uns and young-uns , teenies and tweenies. I hadn’t seen so many join together for a long time and it was inspiring and heart warming.
One People, one Planet and one Purpose.
With thanks to The Campaign Against Climate Change, Avaaz, 350.org, Change,org and everybody who made this happen right across the world.
A more recent update is here – Find a Climate Rally Near You on Sunday 29th November 2015
Last year was a big event, the intention is that this will be bigger. This year a Global Climate Rally is set to coincide with the Paris conference on Climate Change. It is a major opportunity to influence events.
Interested parties can sign up to attend and receive information of nearby events, volunteer assistance, learn how to host an event or just spread the news to others. All information is here:-
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UK GOVERNMENT IS PERMITTING THE THE USE OF NEONICOTINOIDS, despite them being banned in Europe. These chemicals kill bees and other pollinators. A link to the PETITION/info is below. Please pass it on. Avaaz successfully stopped there use in Europe. Please help them stop there use in the UK.