The Iraqi Parliament will soon vote on a US-backed law that could hand too much oil revenue and control to foreign corporations.
A Sunni, Shia and Kurd Parliamentarian are planning to stand together and present this petition to the Iraqi Parliament. They want us to help them show that the world supports Iraq’s right to its own oil and its own future.
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Copy of Oil Law in English
Full Letter from President of Hassan Jum’a Awwad, Head of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions
Christian Science Monitor Article
Price of Oil resource page
Article and Audio/Video from Democracy Now!
Short animation summarizing what is wrong with the Iraqi Oil Law
Iain and I went to GreenDrinks NYC, a meet-up for people who work in the environmental field, last night to represent Avaaz. Click on the photos to see more on the Avaaz Flickr account.
On Saturday, I met up with Rachel and the peeps from JETAANY.org at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for the Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri 桜祭り). The custom of hanami (花見) or “flower viewing” in Japan is a time for celebrating spring and having picnics with friends, families and colleagues under the blossoming cherry trees.
Continue reading Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Today was a beautiful spring day in NYC – with warm sunny weather and flowers in bloom. I spent the whole day outside, just walking around Lower Manhattan along the water, from Battery Park City to South Street Seaport. See all my pictures on my Flickr account.