Open Letters: Click here to view the Open Letter to the Officials of Pakistan and Human Rights groups. You may use this as a template and send it to the following individuals:
- Chief of Pakistan Army (General Ashfaq Kayani)
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Iftikhar Chaudhry)
- Prime Minister of Pakistan (Raja Pervaiz Ashraf)
- To all Human Rights Organizations (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International etc)
Phone Campaign: We appeal to believers and all people of conscience to express their resentment and outrage of the killings of our brothers and sisters by calling these officials at the earliest.
Following is a sample of what one can say:
“I am calling from (name of city) to protest the cold-blooded killing of countless innocent Pakistanis at the hand of terrorists. The Pakistani government has failed miserably in its basic function of governance and is fully responsible for the loss of life.”
Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court
Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
202-243-6500 ex. 2009……Muahammad Aslam Awan
202-243-6500 ext. 2010……Khalida Parveen
202-243-6500 ext. 2011……Abdul Hafeez
202-243-6500 ext. 2013……Javaid Akram
Fax: 202-686-1544 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon. Consul General – Mr. Barry D. Hoffman
Canada High Commission – Ottawa:
(604)569-1743; (604)569-1415; (604)569-1720
This morning the protest was a little quieter as heaps of cholitas took to the main street outside our window to protest. We didn’t really catch on to their demands but I do like the tough, practical attitude of these ladies.
Often one would step out of the parade to change a nappy (they often have kids in those blankets on their backs) or chat to a friend.
Awesome photos. Would love to hear more information on this protest…
The English Defence League’s planned ‘celebration’ of its three years of existence turned sour as they were outnumbered by antifascists in Luton on Saturday 5 May.
The EDL claims Luton as its home town, but only around 800 or so supporters turned out for a rally held behind a huge steel fence that degenerated as drunken thugs – who had been allowed to assemble in pubs that opened specially at 8.30am – threw bottles at police and set off fireworks and smoke bombs.
That number is far below the 2,500-3,000 supporters it bussed into Luton last year and marks the success of antifascists in containing the threat of the EDL’s racist and fascist thugs at a series of demonstrations around the country in the past three years.
Shiiiiiiiit…..She on some real shit.
Imperialism and/or wars are the source of so many of the world’s borders. We were recently talking in my International Relations class about how so many countries in the world were created out of the arbitrary divisions that imperialist countries made. Probably the most explicit example being how Africa’s borders look almost grid-like because of the organized division amongst European imperialists, rather than being divided by natives based on common culture and heritage. It’s worth thinking about what borders mean and why they exist.
Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It’s Time to Share
They call themselves the Colorful Mamas of the 99 Percent. And last Friday, as the rest of the country was gearing up for what had been designated as a national Bank Transfer Day, a move to get Americans to move their money out of big banks, around 60 Bay Area parents and kids took to the streets of Oakland to organize a teach-in inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The intended students? The banking giants who’ve swindled Americans out of generations of accumulated wealth and faced none of the accountability they deserve while they’re now posting record profits. The teachers? Toddlers who know it’s about time the big banks learned to share.
On Friday afternoon dozens tried to enter an Oakland Wells Fargo branch, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Before the bank shut its doors to the protesting crowds, parents entered the bank to withdraw their money.
“I’m upset because the feds bailed out the banks and left the families behind,” Alejandro Soto-Vigil, a Berkeley resident who helped organize the action told the paper. “Two of my cousins lost their homes but the bankers haven’t lost their bonuses.”
On the way to the bank, the marching parents and their kids shouted: “Time out! You better share!” and “Time out! Pay your share!”
My Gawd….I Love Momma Women of Color + Multiracial organizing. Looks at uterus…. o.0
University students with their necks painted protest at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday Nov. 3, 2011. Their signs read in Spanish “We have the right to be outraged,” left, and “Excellent education and for all!!” Students are protesting education reforms planned by the government that propose private funding for public institutions. (Fernando Vergara)