Saturday, 30 June 2007

As the reconstruction of my blogsite continues some will have noticed a couple of new buttons recently. The first relates to Amnesty International's "Irrepressible" campaign which has a very interesting narrative:

"Be irrepressible
Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Websites blocked. Search engines restricted. People imprisoned for simply posting and sharing information.

The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments – with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world – are cracking down on freedom of expression …".

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. It is one of the most precious of all rights. We should fight to protect it.

Sign up to this campaign if you haven't done so already.

I've also put a button on my site supporting the Tiananmen Mothers who have been campaigning, in the face of harassment from the Chinese Government's security apparatus, for a full enquiry into the events surrounding the Tiananmen Massacre on 3rd-4th June 1989 and punishment of those who gave the orders for troops to move in and kill protesters. If there were any morality remaining in the Chinese Communist Party then Li Peng and a number of others responsible for this incident would currently be serving prison sentences. Please support the Mothers in their struggle for justice for their loved ones and for the right to publicly grieve their loss.

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