Support freedom of speech online! Find out more and take action:
CitizenReporter.org with BicycleMark: The Case of Jailed Blogger Monem (Podcast)
ZapBoom The Sound That Change Makes: Mary’s blog post about Free Monem Campaign
Reporters sans frontières petition:
“We call for the release of Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman (Kareem Amer) and of Abdul-Moneim Mahmud, who have been imprisoned for expressing their opinion online. We urge the organisers of the Internet Governance Forum to intervene with the Egyptian authorities on behalf of these two bloggers. It would be intolerable for a UN summit on the future of the Internet to be held in a country which imprisons bloggers”.
Free Monem Campaign Site
Watch the video and sign the petition.
Paul Wolfowitz — architect of the Iraq war, president of the World Bank, and self-styled scourge of corruption — has been caught red-handed in corruption himself, arranging a huge pay raise for his girlfriend and hiding the evidence.
Wolfowitz’s rigid ideology, unilateral decision-making, and domineering style have demoralized the Bank’s staff and undercut the Bank’s efforts to reduce poverty. This corruption scandal could be the last straw. World Bank board members are deciding on his fate now–and a massive global outcry could ensure that his presidency comes to an end. Add your name to the petition.
Global Warming Threatens Polar Bears with Extinction!
Time is running out for polar bears. Scientists warn that rising Arctic temperatures may cause nearly all of the summer sea ice that the bears depend on for survival to vanish by 2040. Polar bears are already suffering the grim effects of global warming: birth rates are falling, fewer cubs are surviving and more bears are drowning. With more than 25 percent of the world’s polar bear populations already in decline, further warming could drive this beloved animal to extinction by the end of this century! Act now!
Avaaz.org’s “Stop the Clash of Civilizations,” is a finalist in an online nonprofit video competition. We need your vote to help us win. Winning the competition will help us further our mission of promoting peace talks in the Middle East and raising public awareness about the issue. Talk is rising of a ‘clash of civilizations’. But the problem isn’t culture, it’s politics – from 9/11 to Guantanamo, Iraq to Iran. This clash is not inevitable, and we don’t want it. So where to start?
Watch the video (entry number 1) and vote for us here: http://dogooder.tv/contest.aspx
You have to register before you can vote online, but it’s quick and painless. Or you can vote with your cell phone by texting ntcvideo1 to 75528 (no registration necessary). Winners will be announced on April 5.
Our video is one of 6 finalists. If you have time, take a look at our competition’s videos too – they are all very well-done and support good causes. All six finalists will be screened at the Nonprofit Technology Network Conference in Washington DC early April.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this project.