Avaaz’s Progressive Source Award


The image is a scan of the framed Progressive Source Communications Award certificate that we received at the Avaaz New York office today. Avaaz’s Stop the Clash of Civilizations won the people’s choice for Best Awareness-Raising Video.

Thanks to Progressive Source Communications and for internet voters around the world for the recognition. Props also to Agit-Pop Communications, who co-produced the video, and special thanks to DJ Spooky for providing the music.

Stop the Clash video wins a Progressive Source Award

Avaaz’s video, “Stop the Clash of Civilizations,” has won the people’s choice for the Best Awareness-Raising Video category of the Progressive Source Awards. If you haven’t watched it already, check it out on YouTube.

Thanks to everyone for voting for us!

Encounter Point

Last night, I met with Julia Bacha, Co-Director and Writer/Editor of Encounter Point, to help proofread the French subtitles for the film’s upcoming DVD release.

Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities. The film explores what drives them and thousands of other like-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for grassroots solutions. It is a film about the everyday leaders in our midst.

The film successfully takes us into the complicated array of emotions behind decades of conflict and occupation, as well the great potential for peace through everyday citizens engaging in dialog and non-violence, following in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Gandhi. I’m glad I could help with the proofreading to help bring the message to a wider audience. Learn more at EncounterPoint.com. Definitely worth checking out.

Clash of Civilizations nominated for Progressive Source Awards


Avaaz’s ‘Stop the Clash of Civilizations’ video has been nominated for the Best Awareness Raising Video category of the Progressive Source Awards. Anybody with an email address can vote for us online, so check out the other entries and vote for us here.

‘Dreamy Weekend in Saudia Arabia’

Avaaz.org put billboards up in Jerusalem this week. Check them out:


(Above) Celebrate Shavuot (upcoming Jewish holiday) in Syria – just $390
* price for one room, double bed – depends on negotiating the Saudi Initiative

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