Avaaz.org has launched a campaign to get 1,000,000 signatures in support of Tibetans living under harsh Chinese rule. I don’t normally share the campaigns that I do sign, but delivering a million signatures to the UN is sure to draw some media attention to the dire situation and to China’s UN delegates. Here’s what Avaaz writes:
Tibetans who refuse to fly the Chinese flag above their homes risk being beaten or shot in the latest attempt to break their spirits. But now is the best moment in ages to bring hope to Tibet’s proud, but desperate people.
China’s leaders are mounting an intense campaign to draw a veil over their rights abuses and persuade governments to vote them onto the UN Human Rights Council. So if enough of us shine a light on what’s going on in Tibet — squashing an ancient religion, banning journalists, dawn arrests –we can get China to back away from its hard-line policy to be sure of getting the 97 votes it needs.
Please sign the petition and share it with your friends! Thank you!