Archive | July, 2013

Justice Mail Action 28th July 013

Dear Justice Mail Friends

The London Transport Museum is sponsored by Thales, a huge arms company.

Thales supplies missiles, drones and other military products and it has armed repressive regimes such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, Colombia, Kazakhstan and the UAE. It has used the Museum’s room for weapons sales meetings.

Use the link below to email the director of the Museum and ask him to stop supporting the arms trade

http://act.caat.org.uk/lobby/72

Mike Cross

All Saints Kings Heath

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Justice Mail Action 11th July 2013

Dear Justice Mail Friends

The global mining industry is enjoying an unprecedented boom. The UK is doing particularly well: the three largest mining companies in the world are all British, while London provides much of the finance for the industry as well as hosting a major share of global metals trading. The British government has regularly championed the cause of British mining companies across the world.

However, there is now an established pattern in country after country where local people have been forced off their land by mining projects, and those protesting have been intimidated, beaten or shot. War on Want believes that the UK government must acknowledge the harm being done to local communities in developing countries as a result of British mining companies’ activities. Relying on voluntary codes of conduct and self-regulation to police the extractives industry has been shown to be ineffective

 Use the link below to call on the government to abandon its promotion of voluntary corporate social responsibility initiatives and support binding corporate regulation instead.

 http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/corporations-and-conflict/mining-conflict-and-abuse/action/15144-email-the-foreign-secretary

Cheers

Mike Cross

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Justice Mail Action 6th July 2013

Dear Justice Mail Friends

Shaker Aamer hasn’t seen his family in over 11 years. While his children grew up in London, he was detained without charge in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He recently asked his lawyer to pass on a message to his wife if he died without having the chance to say goodbye.

But there is hope that Shaker will see his family again. David Cameron has intervened for the first time to call for Shaker’s return, and he will write to President Obama detailing how they can secure his release.

Use the Amnesty link below to tell Prime Minister Cameron that it is vital he uses this opportunity to reject the idea that US domestic law is blocking Shaker’s transfer. Tell him there can be no more excuses: the time for action is now.

http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1194&ea.campaign.id=21268&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=mass_email&utm_campaign=IAR&utm_content=Shaker_Cameron_button1

Mike Cross
All Saints Kings Heath

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