Friday, March 4, 2011

Avaaz - "Voice" in many languages

Parliament will decide if Canada joins the fight for affordable medicine. A bill is up for final vote that could provide life saving drugs for people suffering from AIDS, malaria, TB and other treatable illnesses. But some MPs, bowing to big pharma, are trying to kill the bill.

Sign the petition and call on Parliament to support medicine for all. Petition

Avaaz—meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Our model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force. (Read about results on the Highlights page.)

The Avaaz community campaigns in 14 languages, served by a core team on 4 continents and thousands of volunteers. We take action -- signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing "offline" protests and events -- to ensure that the views and values of the world's people inform the decisions that affect us all.

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Access-to-medicine bill is mired in Parliamentary red tape
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1 comment:

  1. We really are being kept busy on the hamster wheel and it shows......though I consider my self of average intelligence I was not aware of this issue...will sign the petition and also send a note to my MP



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