September 27, 2009

Am I Not Human? Seeking Justice After Gaza Conflict

The world's leaders have gathered at the United Nations for a meeting of the Human Rights Council. The Council will be presented with the findings and recommendations from the UN-mandated, fact-finding mission led by the highly-regarded judge Richard Goldstone, who investigated the human rights violations committed in Gaza and southern Israel last December and January.

The Goldstone Report, which is consistent with the findings of Amnesty International, concludes that both the Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups committed grave violations of international law including war crimes and, possibly, crimes against humanity. Both Israel and Hamas have, to date, failed to carry out credible investigations and to prosecute those responsible. Innocent civilians caught up in this conflict deserve to know the truth and obtain justice. Action is needed now.

If you agree, please send a message to Secretary Hillary Clinton and US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice today.

Villagers, no one should be above international law. For long-term security and peace in the region, all those responsible for violations of human rights must be held accountable.


Roots of Humanity feels that each of us can fight against human rights abuses in the world. We simply need to do something. Protest. Meditate. Pray. In the case of bloggers ... we want you to blog on the 27th of each month. Just share information on behalf of our human siblings in all suffering areas who are either barred from communication by their governments, or lacking in technology to ask: Am I Not Human?

2 comments:

PurpleZoe said...

Peace Villager!

Thankyou for posting this important information. I'm signing the petition right now.

Thankyou for being a consistent part of this effort to raise awareness and lend support. Your enthusiasm calling others to action is strong and needed.

Shine on
-PZ

Villager said...

PurpleZoe - Asante sana! I wish that we had more bloggers working with us each month...