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Amnesty International letter-writing

By amnestyinternational - 26 March 2014 47

If you are passionate about human rights and have limited time or if you are simply looking to get involved, come and join us for some tea, coffee and letter writing.

This group will draft and sign letters to support Amnesty international’s campaigns and give you a chance to make a real difference in the lives of people at risk of torture, discrimination, imprisonment or death.

When: Drop by any time between 5–6 pm Wednesday, 2nd of April 2014

Where: Amnesty International Canberra action centre Lower Ground Floor, 33-35 Ainslie Place, Canberra City ACT 2600

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47 Responses to
Amnesty International letter-writing
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Stormfront 1:03 pm
26 Mar 14
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What? Funding must have been slashed? No $$$$ for rent-a crowd, instead buying them with sandwiches and instant coffee/tea bags?
Call it “letter writing support group in exchange for food” group. All Greens/Labor supporters are welcome. Buses can be arranged to pick you up from nursing homes/hospice.

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dungfungus 7:45 am
27 Mar 14
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“……..people at risk of torture, discrimination, imprisonment or death”

Please supply names and addresses of two people in this category.

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justin heywood 11:32 am
27 Mar 14
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Stormfront said :

What? Funding must have been slashed? No $$$$ for rent-a crowd, instead buying them with sandwiches and instant coffee/tea bags?
Call it “letter writing support group in exchange for food” group. All Greens/Labor supporters are welcome. Buses can be arranged to pick you up from nursing homes/hospice.

Now that’s just ignorant Stormfront.

Spend 10 seconds at their website and tell me Amnesty doesn’t do good work.

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Storm 12:45 pm
27 Mar 14
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justin heywood said :

Now that’s just ignorant Stormfront.

Spend 10 seconds at their website and tell me Amnesty doesn’t do good work.

They do, I didn’t say that they didn’t, but, I see this ad similar to “cash for comments”, but on lower scale. Happy to be corrected.
Oh, and they used to defend Chechen terrorists, back in 2004-2006, labelling them as “freedom fighters”.

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bigfeet 1:02 pm
27 Mar 14
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dungfungus said :

“……..people at risk of torture, discrimination, imprisonment or death”

Please supply names and addresses of two people in this category.

No problem, here’s a couple to get you started:

1. All indigenous inhabitants : Address: c/- West Papua
2. All Gay People: Address: c/- Russia

There are hundreds more.

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Spiral 1:43 pm
27 Mar 14
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I asked them a few years ago if they were going to take a stand against the reintroduction of corporal punishment into Australia while the movement is still small, but they never seem to be interested. For some reason they seem to care a lot about corporal punishment in other countries, but not here. I thought was quite hypocritical.

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dungfungus 7:00 pm
27 Mar 14
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Spiral said :

I asked them a few years ago if they were going to take a stand against the reintroduction of corporal punishment into Australia while the movement is still small, but they never seem to be interested. For some reason they seem to care a lot about corporal punishment in other countries, but not here. I thought was quite hypocritical.

At Fyshwick, some people pay for corporal punishment to be inflicted.

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Pork Hunt 8:29 pm
27 Mar 14
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dungfungus said :

Spiral said :

I asked them a few years ago if they were going to take a stand against the reintroduction of corporal punishment into Australia while the movement is still small, but they never seem to be interested. For some reason they seem to care a lot about corporal punishment in other countries, but not here. I thought was quite hypocritical.

At Fyshwick, some people pay for corporal punishment to be inflicted.

Please supply names and addresses of two people in this category…

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dungfungus 8:44 pm
27 Mar 14
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bigfeet said :

dungfungus said :

“……..people at risk of torture, discrimination, imprisonment or death”

Please supply names and addresses of two people in this category.

No problem, here’s a couple to get you started:

1. All indigenous inhabitants : Address: c/- West Papua
2. All Gay People: Address: c/- Russia

There are hundreds more.

Oh, I see, it’s just like “thousands of climate scientists agree that we are doomed….” but we never actually get their names and addresses.
So, how is Amnesty able to help those 200 unamed gay people in Russia for example?

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Spiral 6:45 am
28 Mar 14
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dungfungus said :

Spiral said :

I asked them a few years ago if they were going to take a stand against the reintroduction of corporal punishment into Australia while the movement is still small, but they never seem to be interested. For some reason they seem to care a lot about corporal punishment in other countries, but not here. I thought was quite hypocritical.

At Fyshwick, some people pay for corporal punishment to be inflicted.

But they aren’t pushing for it become part of Australia’s legal system. There are groups who are pushing for that and I believe AI should be speaking out against it now while it is early days and before there is much support for it. If anything, when I have spoken to AI people they have seemed to be in favour of its partial reintroduction, something I found really strange.

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howeph 8:53 am
28 Mar 14
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dungfungus said :

“……..people at risk of torture, discrimination, imprisonment or death”

Please supply names and addresses of two people in this category.

Ranjini and her baby boy c/o Villawood detention centre (plus another 50 others in the same situation).

http://migrationalliance.com.au/news/asio-says-no-to-immigration-visa-for-new-mother.html

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dungfungus 9:10 am
28 Mar 14
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Pork Hunt said :

dungfungus said :

Spiral said :

I asked them a few years ago if they were going to take a stand against the reintroduction of corporal punishment into Australia while the movement is still small, but they never seem to be interested. For some reason they seem to care a lot about corporal punishment in other countries, but not here. I thought was quite hypocritical.

At Fyshwick, some people pay for corporal punishment to be inflicted.

Please supply names and addresses of two people in this category…

I did qualify my claim with “some people” unlike bigfeet in post #5 who said “all people”.
I’ll tell you what though, I will supply you two names and addresses if bigfeet supplies all names and addresses. Can’t be fairer than that can I?

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bigfeet 9:14 am
28 Mar 14
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dungfungus said :

bigfeet said :

dungfungus said :

“……..people at risk of torture, discrimination, imprisonment or death”

Please supply names and addresses of two people in this category.

No problem, here’s a couple to get you started:

1. All indigenous inhabitants : Address: c/- West Papua
2. All Gay People: Address: c/- Russia

There are hundreds more.

Oh, I see, it’s just like “thousands of climate scientists agree that we are doomed….” but we never actually get their names and addresses.
So, how is Amnesty able to help those 200 unamed gay people in Russia for example?

Surely you acknowledge that there are groups of people around the world who are persecuted for their ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, political beliefs or sexuality don’t you?

What is wrong with trying to assist them by lobbying governments and corporation, raising awareness, providing legal support etc?

I would have thought you would actively support them. If people aren’t persecuted at home they are less likely to want to come here and do whatever it is you fear so much.

Oh…and here are some specific ones as requested
Peter Greste- c/- Cairo Prison
Lou Xiaobo c/- State Prison China

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Stevian 10:29 am
28 Mar 14
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dungfungus said :

bigfeet said :

dungfungus said :

“……..people at risk of torture, discrimination, imprisonment or death”

Please supply names and addresses of two people in this category.

No problem, here’s a couple to get you started:

1. All indigenous inhabitants : Address: c/- West Papua
2. All Gay People: Address: c/- Russia

There are hundreds more.

Oh, I see, it’s just like “thousands of climate scientists agree that we are doomed….” but we never actually get their names and addresses.
So, how is Amnesty able to help those 200 unamed gay people in Russia for example?

Why are you so keen on getting their addresses? Paying them a little visit with a petrol bomb (don’t pretend that’s not what you want to do) is not a smart idea.

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IrishPete 11:58 am
28 Mar 14
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Storm said :

justin heywood said :

Now that’s just ignorant Stormfront.

Spend 10 seconds at their website and tell me Amnesty doesn’t do good work.

They do, I didn’t say that they didn’t, but, I see this ad similar to “cash for comments”, but on lower scale. Happy to be corrected.
Oh, and they used to defend Chechen terrorists, back in 2004-2006, labelling them as “freedom fighters”.

Margaret Thatcher called Nelson Mandela a terrorist. What was your point again?

IP

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