Archive | August, 2012

Justice Mail Action 31st August 2012

Dear Justice Mail Friends

At her Nobel Peace Prize speech, Aung San Suu Kyi made an impassioned call to governments to increase funding for refugees from Burma, saying:

“Can we afford to indulge in compassion fatigue? Is the cost of meeting the needs of refugees greater than the cost that would be consequent on turning an indifferent, if not a blind, eye on their suffering? I appeal to donors the world over to fulfil the needs of these people who are in search, often it must seem to them a vain search, of refuge.’

The British government is currently reviewing aid to Burma. Use the link below to write to Andrew Mitchell and ask him respond positively to Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal for help.

http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/index.php/campaigns/actions/aid-to-burma-letter/aid-to-burma-letter

Cheers

Mike Cross

All Saints Kings Heath

 

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Justice Mail Action 14 August 2012

Dear Justice Mail Friends

URGENT ACTION: deadline 21st August.

Once a chic hotel, the Mauá building in the centre of São Paulo was abandoned and empty until five years ago when over 200 homeless families moved in. They cleaned up the building and began trying to win legal rights to their home – as Brazilian law allows. Over 2,000 people who live in abandoned buildings, including Mauá, faced an eviction order but this was suspended in July. But a judge has now upheld the eviction sentence and 21 August has been set as the eviction date.

Emily Mulville, Cafod’s Brazil Programme Officer said, “The struggle of homeless families in São Paulo is enormous, but not fighting is not an option when you are seeking justice.”

Use the Cafod link below to email the Brazilian Authorities asking them to halt the evictions.

http://www.cafod.org.uk/get-involved/take-action/brazil-stop-the-evictions?utm_medium=ET_mail93893&Utm_content=cross_xmacx@yahoo.co.uk&Utm_campaign=142012August&Utm_source=CCR34751+Action+News+JUL+2012 

CheersMike Cross

All Saints Kings Heath.

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