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Nov 11, 2011
Focus: Children
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Ahmad picked up a bright metal object in a park where he was celebrating his 5th birthday in Lebanon. It was an unexploded cluster bomblet, which blew up in his face, killing him slowly in front of his family.

Three years ago, public pressure pushed through a ban of these cruel bombs. But now the US is lobbying nations to quietly sign a new law that allows their use -- signing the death warrant for thousands of other children. Most countries are still on the fence on how to vote. Only if we raise the alarm across the world can we shame our governments to block this deadly decision.

Positions are being drawn up now. We only have days until countries meet to send our leaders a clear message: stand up for the cluster bombs ban and keep our children safe. Click below to sign the petition -- it will be delivered directly to delegates at the Geneva conference:

Thousands of people -- many of them children -- have been maimed or killed by these bombs. When they are fired, they spray small "bomblets" over a wide area, many of which fail to explode. Years later, people disturb them in their fields or school playgrounds not knowing what they are, and they explode.

In 2008, over half of the world’s governments outlawed these weapons by signing the Convention on Cluster Munitions. But now, shockingly, countries like France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK, who all signed the Convention, are under pressure from the US, China and Russia to run rings round the ban by signing a separate agreement that would allow them to use cluster munitions. Only Norway, Mexico, Austria and a few others are fighting this horror.

Negotiators at the Convention on Conventional Weapons meet in Geneva next week. Most governments don’t really want this protocol and have not said which way they will vote, but they are under severe pressure from the US to comply and will only object if the global public persuades them.

There’s no time to lose -- the conference starts on Monday. Let's call on our governments to reject this deadly and cynical US campaign to legalize cluster killing. Click below to sign the petition and forward this email widely -- we've done it before, let's do it again:

Cluster bombs and land mines were banned because citizens raised the alarm across the world -- with victims and survivors leading the way. For their sakes and to ensure no more lives are lost, let’s not allow these cruel weapons back and join together now to demand a more peaceful world.

With hope,

Alex, Stephanie, Alice, Ricken, Laura, Nicholas, Wissam, and the whole Avaaz team.

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Posted: Nov 11, 2011 6:19am
Nov 4, 2011
~Words Of Wisdom~
"We are all related in some way regardless of how distant that might be so treat your brothers and sisters well."
Keith Michael Varady.
"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead.

"A time comes when silence is betrayal."
Martin Luther King Jr.

"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results."
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Posted: Nov 4, 2011 8:14am
Sep 27, 2009
Dear Friends,

  We thank all of you striving for a better world and doing your part to overcome our current challenges and create more positive futures for all. We at the Peace Resource Project - hope we can help you with your fundraising, visibility and educational efforts.

  This is our autumn update of new resources we'd like to share with you. In addition to all the resources show in this email we also have peace tie-dyes, jewelry, keychains, posters, frisbees, enamel peace pins and refrigerator magnets.

  These are just some of the new buttons we've completed recently - with more on the way covering the current pressing political and environmental issues of our day.   Click here to view the full selection of almost 1,000 unique buttons.
  Our offerings of colorful 2010 calendars can help with your inspiration and organization - View calendars here
  Our mini-stickers messages are great for bicycles (Burn Fat Not Oil, Go By Bike and Bicycle For Clean Air) and are as inexpensive as 15 cents each! View mini stickers here #mini#mini#mini#mini
  Great new DVDs keep rolling out - helping to educate and inspire us. We have just recently the much awaited Loose Change 9/11 - An America Coup, Home and Naomi Wolf's The End of America. Click here to see the full DVD selection.
  Stickers are always popular for folks to share their concerns and hopes for a better world. We keep trying to expand our selection with timely ones.   Click here to see the full variety of stickers we have.

  This selection of over 60 stickers can be only 7 cents each - just $20 per 100 and just $70 for a thousand! These are designs that will be discontinued - so this promotion is only for as long as each of them lasts! Here's the diverse selection.
  Here are just a few more catagories of the more popular resources we offer:
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  Thanks once again for all your ongoing efforts - we hope we can be of assistance.

  Onward to a world of peace & justice,
Shannon, Martin & Gabriel
Peace Resource Project
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