Tags: avaaz

Save the Amazon rainforest & stop murder

Did you know that environmental activists are being killed in Brazil for protecting the Amazon rainforest? I was distraught about a month ago when I read about married couple Jose Claudio Ribeiro and Maria Do Espirito Santo Da Silva getting shot and killed for protesting against loggers. They were ambushed by gunmen. This was no […]

‘Corrective rape’ is going unpunished in South Africa

Every day in Cape Town at least one lesbian woman is raped to “make her straight”. Whatever someone’s beliefs are about homosexuality, this is in no way right. An email I got from Avaaz states: South Africa is the rape capital of the world. A South African girl born today is more likely to be […]

Stop the deaths in Libya

Reading the news these days has become much harder. I’m sure you’ve heard of the hundreds of deaths in Libya where “Colonel Qaddafi’s armed forces are using machine guns and fighter jets against pro-democracy protesters”. It’s unbelievable. One of my brothers visited Libya over a year ago and said it’s very sad because he found […]