File spoon-archives/seminar-12.archive/transl-asia_1998/seminar-12.9807, message 7

Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 23:23:57 +1000
Subject: Amnesty

Below is Amnesty's request for virtual signatures to support the dec of
human rights.

On the subject of Madonna and the usual misrepresentations, Australian
newspapers and TV press have been headlining Sydney's current poisonous
water emergency with the slogans "No it's not Calcutta, it's Sydney!"
and even "Last night Sydneysiders went to bed in Sydney and woke up in

Liz Van Dort

> Subject: Declaration of human rights
> To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of
> Rights,  Amnesty International is collecting signatures for a pledge
> support this very important United Nations declaration.
> Amnesty already has 3 million signatures (real and virtual) world
wide, and
> wants 8 million (which would be 1% of the world's population).

[ ??!!  This would mean that the world's population was a mere 800
million.... at last count both China and India had more people than
that! - Liz]

> The UN Secretary General has already agreed to be present either in
person or live
> by satellite, if he has to be in New York, to recieve the pledge as a
> tangible statement of the people of the world's commitment to an
> international agenda of human rights.
> The most simple way to add your name to the pledge is to
> * Send an email to
> * Put YOUR NAME in the SUBJECT and the following text in the message:
> "I support the rights and freedoms in the Universal Declaration of
> Rights or all people, everywhere."
> * Forward this message to as many people as you can.

"We are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold
ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or
Abigail Adams

"Stay calm, be brave, wait for the signs."  Tom King, Dead Dog Cafe

"Now is the winter of our discoteque."  (my friend Jeremy, an unemployed

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