Sunday, July 16, 2006

Save the Lebanese Civilians Petition 

"The darkest places in Hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."--Dante

The Philadelphia poet Ashraf Osam is sending around the Save the Lebanese Civilians Petition. Please take the time to read the petition, and consider signing it.

Ashraf can be found on his blog ARCH MEMORY

All of Ashraf's family is in Lebanon, and as you can imagine, he writes to me, "I am literally sick with worry, anger, frustration and helplessness. And what angers me even more is the obliviousness of the general public and the skewed coverage of the media here. I don't watch US media anymore in times like these; it is deeply upsetting. It becomes such that death is justified by polls of the general detached public on CNN and the like! I wrote on my blog yesterday, 'When did the right to kill become a matter of polls?'"

We need to spread the word where our media fails us! The mainstream media, it's clear, is designed to fail us at this dark time in our history, to gently pressure our interest in celebrity babies, and other bullshit!

Thanks Ashraf for letting everyone know about the petiton and wishing the best outcome for you and your family!
In solidarity,

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