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TAKE ACTION FOR PEACE 800 humanright- and environmental campaigns of many different organizations. Say no to inhumanity

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Take Action! New Human Rights, Animal Rights& Environmental Campaigns

I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one's own family or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace ~ HH the Dalai Lama

Guarantee Human Rights in your talks with the Taliban...

Call for the release of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo...

End Violence and Impunity in Guatemala...

Take Action on Sudan...

Indigenous Rights Now!...


Save the Tasmanian Forests...

Walmart & Safeway: Stop Driving Environmental Destruction...


Stop the Dolphin Drive Hunts...

Don't Delist Gray Wolves from the Endangered Species Act...

.... and many more!

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Comment by Willem Amendt on December 10, 2008 at 10:26am
Comment by Willem Amendt on November 19, 2008 at 11:23am

A milestone! Renowned Chinese dissident opens museum to expose labor camps

Washington, DC, Nov. 13 - Renowned Chinese dissident, Harry Wu, has opened the Laogai Museum in Washington, DC, which is the first of its kind within the U.S. to directly address human rights topics in China. Its focus will be the Laogai -- the most extensive system of forced labor camps in the world.

In 1960, at age 23, Wu was sentenced to life in the Laogai for criticizing the Communist Party and its support for the Soviet invasion of Hungary. Wu labored for 19 years in 12 different prison camps until finally being released in 1979, following Mao's death and Deng Xiaoping's rise to power. With only $40 in his pocket, Wu immigrated to the U.S. in 1985 and established the Laogai Research Foundation in 1992. He subsequently made several trips back to China where he worked undercover to document the Laogai. He also investigated the export of Laogai products to the U.S. (it is illegal to import forced-labor products under U.S. trade law) and the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners. As a result, Wu was deemed one of China's top public enemies. Upon returning to China in 1995, he was arrested at the border and later sentenced to 15 years in prison for "stealing state secrets," but was released after 66 days in detention due to international outcry and intense pressure from many U.S. political figures.

The Laogai Museum, located at 1109 M St. NW, was created with the support of the recently-established Yahoo! Human Rights Fund. The Fund was established in conjunction with the Laogai Research Foundation to provide humanitarian and legal support to political dissidents who have been imprisoned for expressing their views online, as well as support for their families. A portion of the fund will also be used to support the Laogai Research Foundation's educational work to advance human rights.
Wu hopes that the museum will preserve the memory of the Laogai's many victims, including the millions who perished within the labor camps, and serve to educate the public about the horrors and atrocities committed by China's Communist regime. To this end, the museum will not only introduce the history and structure of the Laogai, but will also tell the personal stories of many of its prisoners. Since its inception in the early 1950s, an estimated 40-50 million people have been imprisoned in the Laogai, many of them prisoners of conscience. Materials on display, including photographs, government documents, Laogai products, and prisoner uniforms, were taken from Wu's own archives or donated by other Laogai survivors.

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Comment by Willem Amendt on November 16, 2008 at 8:08pm

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November 2008, New documentary about the North Korean Prison and Concentration Camps.

The only escapee of North Koreas most brutal prison camp has lived to tell us a story of unspeakable horror. Starved of food and common humanity, Shin proves that gulags are still a tragic reality.
We were always hungry. Shins most vivid memory of his life in the camp is the constant hunger he felt, food made me escape, even if it was going to cost me my life. The only thing that interested me was the food. Before his escape three years ago, he didnt even know that a world existed beyond the barbed wires. Until then, his life had been one of torture, hard labour and complete isolation. My mother was supposed to inform on me and me on her. He believed she deserved her fate as he witnessed her execution. I blamed her. I had no real feelings as a kid. Shin didnt know love, only violence. Once the guards beat a little girl on the head so hard, she died the next day. He eventually escaped through a gap in a high-voltage fence. His charred legs still bear the scars. As horrible as it is, Shins story is not unique. Wang, himself a former prisoner, is a prominent writer on the subject. He believes that oppression in North Korea will keep increasing: The brutality of the system has grown to the point where Kim Jong Il now fears that he will suffer the same fate as Caucescu of Romania. He simply wants to kill all his enemies.
Comment by Stuart Thomas on October 20, 2008 at 12:53pm
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."

President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
(given on March 4, 1865 while the American Civil War was in progress)
Comment by Rfuaw Diarra on October 11, 2008 at 9:31pm
Have A Great Weekend!

Don't forget to go out and do something to help change the world today. Bring a meal to a homeless person or family. Clean out your closets and bring your unneeded findings to a women and children's shelter. Start a block clean-up in your neighborhood. The world won't just change because we are talking about it. We have to work with it.

Be Blessed!

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Comment by Maria** on October 11, 2008 at 2:06pm
Thanks Stuart for all the information:)
I will Be near of all that yes

Have a peacefull day!
My love to all here!
Comment by Heidemarie on September 14, 2008 at 8:27pm
hallo rolf its a good way to be a member of this campain
trying to change our thoughts
friendly greetings
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