Welcome to the Tuesday, March 22, 2005 issue of this Peace&Justice action email!This email contains two actions: to end the killings in Darfur Sudan, and secondly an environmental action to urge Kimberly-Clark to adopt more environmentally appropriate practices and actions.
______________________________________________URGE AN END TO ATROCITIES IN DARFUR, SUDAN
We might finally be near the tipping-point regarding action that will stop the atrocities being committed in Darfur, Sudan. You may remember UWAA emails urging action last fall. It was hoped that the UN Security Council would finally take the action that it had threatened earlier. But it still hasn't happened, in no small part because members like China (who have a 40% stake in Sudan oil) and Russia (who supplies much of the arms to Sudan) threatened to veto any sanctions. And while the US has called the Darfur situation genocide, the "heinous crimes" continue.But pressure from many sides is mounting. You can join the new impetus.
_____________________________________SUPPORT HIGHER RECYCLED PAPER CONTENT
Kimberly-Clark, maker of Kleenex, is the largest tissue producer company in the world. But their products lag behind others in their recycled content - their Kleenex brand facial tissues are even advertised as containing 100% virgin fiber, making it softer to use (I can't say I ever noticed!) These virgin fibers come from ancient boreal forests in Canada. So if you feel that you would prefer a company that is more environmentally responsible, then you can send an editable email below. And if you do act and get a response from them, check the link below for an analysis of the form letter that the company sends.
Greenpeace's Dismal Analysis of Company's Response:
UWAA: This endeavour is being placed under the overall rubric of "Until Well-being is Achieved for All."
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