(acknowledgements to Shan Oakes)
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The Avaaz team
With each passing day, Syria's crackdown on democracy protesters reaches new
levels of horror -- bombing crowded neighborhoods filled with innocent
civilians, cutting off electricity and phones so families can't call for
help, and blocking medical aid to the wounded.
But finally a flicker of hope
is emerging that could stop the terror.
After the UN Security Council failed, Syria's neighbours in the the Arab
League are taking the lead. They have called other key powers to an
emergency meeting in 72 hours in Tunisia, and Avaaz will be sitting at the
table with the Syrian democracy movement to deliver a clear mandate for
Right now, the level of public outrage could make the difference between
forceful action and feckless diplomacy.
Let's deliver a 1 million-strong
call to action, and press negotiators to move now to stop the bloodbath.
Click below to sign the petition -- it will be delivered directly to the
delegates in the meeting:
The student organizers and mothers who month after month have led peaceful
marches for freedom are now facing down the full military might of Assad's
army. They are calling for the world's help to ensure that the Syrian Spring
does not die a gruesome death on the streets of Homs, Hama and Idlib.
So far, the Arab League and United Nations have failed to stop the
slaughter. But the international community knows that they cannot postpone
action any longer. There is no panacea to end this, but a combination of
more targeted sanctions, humanitarian action, support to the opposition to
form an alternative government that unites people across the sectarian
divide, and a plan to help those fearful of regime change to defect, could
tip the balance of power.
In situations like this one, a clear public proposal can force the hand of
politicians and governments to take meaningful action fast. Let's show those
meeting this week the extent of global determination to save the Syrian
Spring and end the bloodshed. Sign the urgent petition for action
With so many challenges facing our globe, our community rarely campaigns on
the same issue numerous weeks in a row. But the situation in Syria is dire
and the Syrian people are counting on us not to let this opportunity to make
a difference pass us by. Let's come together one mor e time and show them
that the world stands with them by forcing our governments to act.
Let's come together one more time and show them that the world stands with
With hope and determination,
Ian, Jamie, Maria Paz, Allison, Andrew, Emma, Wissam, Stephanie, Bissan and
the whole Avaaz team
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Syria rejects UN charges as Homs battered (AFP)
Tunis to host meeting on Syria on February 24 (Reuters)
Syrian regime 'emboldened' by UN inaction, says human rights chief (The
'Heaviest shelling' in Homs for days, say activists, as massacres reported