Petition: China Pres: End repression of Tibetans. Join 751,472 signers
- Dear Friends,
This email contains a way to easily and quickly add
your name to a petition to the President of China to
end repression of Tibetans. You can scroll down to
find the link to the petition.
It also contains information sources about the current
situation in Tibet.
Peace on Earth,
The global outcry over Tibet is rising fast - In just
5 days, 751,472 of us from 192 countries have come
together to call for restraint and dialog with the
Dalai Lama. Even more amazing, we have told over 5
million of our friends about this important campaign -
that's 1 million people per day!
We are pushing now to tell 5 million more friends, get
over 1 million signatures this week, and deliver the
largest global online petition in history to the
Chinese government. If you wish, you can forward this
to a few more friends and family with a personal note
After decades of repression, the Tibetan people are
crying out to the world for change. The spotlight of
the upcoming Olympic Games is now on China, and
Tibetan Nobel peace prize winner the Dalai Lama is
calling to end all riots and violence through
restraint and dialogue--he urgently needs the support
of the world's people.
China's hardliners are lashing out publicly at the
Dalai Lama--but we're told that President Hu Jintao
may believe dialog is the best hope for stability in
Tibet. China's leadership is right now considering a
crucial choice between repression and dialog that
could determine Tibet's--and China's--future.
We can affect this historic choice for President Hu,
China's global reputation matters. He needs to hear
from us that the 'Made in China' brand and the
upcoming Olympics in Beijing will succeed only if he
chooses dialog over the hardliners' repression. An
avalanche of global people power is moving to get his
attention. We're closing on our goal of 1 million
signatures and the largest global online petition in
history - click below to join the global outcry, and
then please forward this email to friends and family
China's economy is dependent on "Made in China"
exports that we all buy, and the government is keen to
make the Olympics in Beijing this summer a celebration
of a new and respected China. China is also a
sprawling, diverse country with much brutality in its
past, so it has good reasons to be concerned about
stability. But President Hu must recognize that the
greatest danger to Chinese stability and development
today comes from hardliners who advocate escalating
repression, not from those Tibetans seeking dialog and
We will deliver our petition directly to Chinese
officials in New York, London and Beijing, but it we
must reach our goal of 1 million signatures first.
Please forward this email to your friends with a note
explaining to your them why this is important, or use
the tell-a-friend tool to email them--it will come up
after you sign.
The Tibetan people have suffered quietly for decades.
It is finally their moment to speak--we must help them
With hope and respect,
Ricken, Pascal, Graziela, Iain, Paul, Galit, Milena,
Ben and the whole Avaaz team
Here are some links with more information on the
Tibetan protests and the Chinese response:
Crackdown in Tibet, but protests spreading:
Dalai Lama calling for dialog and restraint, and an
end to violence:
Leaders across Europe and Asia starting to back dialog
as the way forward:
Chinese Prime Minister attacks "Dalai clique", leaves
door open for talks:
Other Chinese signals:
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