Archive | December, 2012

Justice Mail 17th Dec 2012

Dear Justice Mail Friends

Garment workers in Cambodia sewing festive items on sale on our high street this Christmas make less than 35p an hour. Low wages come at a high cost. Workers often live in small shared rooms without water and sanitation. Many are overworked and suffer from malnutrition.

Use the link below to send a Christmas message to H&M, GAP and Zara to ask them to commit to pay a living wage in Cambodia.

http://www.labourbehindthelabel.org/campaigns/itemlist/category/267-take-action

Cheers

Mike Cross

All Saints Kings Heath

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Justice Mail 5th December 2012

Dear Justice Mail Friends

Christian Aid is asking the EU to take urgent action to promote a lasting and just peace in Gaza and the Middle East.

The European Union has the power and influence to get the peace process moving again. It is a member of the Quartet Group (alongside the UN, US and Russia), tasked with facilitating peace negotiations between the two sides since 2002.

It has close economic and political ties with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority and is a major provider of humanitarian assistance to the occupied Palestinian territory, which includes Gaza.

But the EU has not always used its power to provide the leadership it ought to.

Use the link below to write to┬áthe EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Ashton, to remind her of the EU’s obligations and the urgent need for the EU to play a key role in securing peace. Your message will also be sent to the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, as the UK can also exert considerable influence over the situation both within the EU and in the region.

http://act.christianaid.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=48&ea.campaign.id=17602

Mike Cross

All Saints Kings Heath

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