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Avaaz – A Solution for Syria

A Solution for Syria

SIGN THE PETITION

To US President Oba a an President Rouhani of Iran:

As citizens around the world horrified by the slaughter of innocents in Syria, we call on you to put aside your differences and meet to find a diplomatic path forward that brings all parties to the table to negotiate a ceasefire and peace. You are in a unique position to help broker such a solution. There must be a bold diplomatic breakthrough. We are calling on you to create one and start saving lives.

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    171,254 have signed. Let’s get to 200,000

    Just weeks ago the kids in this image were gassed to death in their sleep, but it feels the world has forgotten them and got stuck in a debate between US strikes or doing nothing. Now there is a glimmer of hope for a peaceful way to stop these massacres.

    Syria’s bloody war has been fuelled by rivalry between Iran, Assad’s main backer, and the US and their allies. But this vile chemical attack has changed their discourse: Iran’s new moderate president condemned the gassing and Obama signalled he’d work with “anybody” to resolve the conflict. Let’s urgently call on both leaders to sit down to talks and bring the warring parties togetherbefore any more lives are lost.

    Right now, the global drums of war are beating over Syria, but if enough of us make sure Rouhani and Obama know the world wants bold diplomacy, we could end the nightmarefor thousands of terrified Syrian children under threat of new gas attacks. We have no time to lose. Join this urgent call now — when we reach one million signers we will deliver the petition directly to the two presidents.

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/solution_for_syria_loc/?boIhDab&v=28859


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    Avaaz – 48 hours to ban bee killers

    48 hours to ban bee killers

    sign the petition http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_the_bees/?coIhDab

    To EU decision-makers:

    We call on you to immediately ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The catastrophic demise of bee colonies could put our whole food chain in danger. If you act urgently with precaution now, we could save bees from extinction.

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    2,000,000
    1,470,893

    1,470,893 have signed the petition. Help us get to 2,000,000

    Posted: 29 January 2013
    Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But in 48 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides, and pave the way to a global ban that would save bees from extinction.

    Four EU countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. Days ago the official European food safety watchdog stated for the first time that certain pesticides are fatally harming bees. Now legal experts and European politicians are calling for an immediate ban. But, Bayer and other giant pesticide producers are lobbying hard to keep them on the market. If we build a huge swarm of public outrage now, we can push the European Commission to put our health and our environment before the profit of a few.

    We know our voices count! Last year, our 1.2 million strong petition forced US authorities to open a formal consultation on pesticides — now if we reach 2 million, we can persuade the EU to get rid of these crazy poisons and pave the way for a ban worldwide. Sign the urgent petition and share this with everyone — Avaaz and leading MEPs will deliver our message ahead of this week’s key meeting in Brussels.

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_the_bees/?coIhDab