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Beijing Olympics: Tell the president to do the right thing

Beijing Olympics: Tell the president to do the right thing

beijing2008_machinegunAlthough this isn’t about a visual campaign it is worth to mention. The American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is doing a email campaign This series of five emails will span April and June, asking people to take action on various petitions and letters during this period leading up to the Olympics.
The logo at the right is part of this campaign.

In the first email which was sent at the beginning of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, AJWS ask the readers to sign an open letter that calls on President Bush not to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing. AJWS will deliver signatures to the White House on Monday, May 12.
As AJWS says, Jews have a deep understanding of the danger of inaction in the face of genocide. And so Yom HaShoah is also a reminder that there is much more that can be done – especially for the people of Darfur.

China has acted as both an enabler and protector of the government of Sudan. Since 2004, China has supplied 90 percent of all small arms purchased by Sudan – weapons used in the murder and forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Darfuri people. And as Sudan’s largest trading partner, China continually thwarts international action to end the violence in Darfur.
AJWS: “The attendance of President Bush at the opening ceremony would implicitly endorse the actions of the government of China.”

Signing the open letter to President Bush can be done here.

American Jewish World Service

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