The Grapevine – May 1-12
Technology, for all its frustrations, can be a remarkable tool for fighting the powers that be. Organizations in the States and abroad can now reach far greater numbers of people much more easily and with less detriment to the environment. Also, they make it super easy for those of us who, like me, want to join in, but are either too lazy or too busy to pen a letter or e-mail. (What? It happens. Shut up.) The following is a list of the actions I have taken so far this month, literally with a click or two. I am often participating in these kinds of petitions and letter-writing campaigns, so I’d like to make lists like this one a regular thing.
Hopefully, if you’re interested in making your voice heard but don’t know where to go, maybe this can be a point of inspiration:
Photo Credit: KeepYourBoehnerOutOfMyUterus
Five years ago, a group of women protesting in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico were rounded up by police, detained, raped and beaten. The offenders have never been prosecuted, but now, for the first time, the Attorney General is a woman, and she may finally be the one to stand up to the system. Click on this Amnesty International link to petition Marisela Morales and the Mexican government to bring these men to justice!
And for those of you who are unsure of what’s going on there, here’s a great interview article for reference.