Welcome to the Wednesday, June 22, 2005 issue of this Peace&Justice action email!

This email provides three actions. First, cued by the 60th birthday of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, you can support Human Rights by signing a petition calling for the end of the arrests of so many political activists in Myanmar. Secondly you can take action on an environmental front by petitioning for reduced antibiotic use in animals, and to lend support for a US Environmental Bill. While these two actions are primarily for US citizens, they can be signed by anyone, as they both have global implication.



June 18 was Aung San Suu Kyi's 60th Birthday. She has spent much of the last 16 years under house arrest. And beyond that are over 1,000 other political prisoners who remain there, some who have been tortured, simply for expressing their political sentiments. You can add your voice of support by signing the petition below.

Sign the Petition:


or: http://www.amnesty.org/ and follow the links.



Antibiotics save lives. But our over reliance on them is causing increasing problems. While it can trigger consideration of how a consumer driven economy might slip from a useful stage of informing us about helpful antibiotic products, into a stage that plays on our fears to promote antibiotics in products simply to increase market share, the concern in this email focuses on antibiotic use in animals. Growing concern over this enormous problem has sparked the following petition to the US Food and Drug Administration. You can read the background information and sign the petition below:

Acton and Background:



The implications of global warming are worldwide. The McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act is a US bill being debated now. The petition below has been signed by almost 500,000 people concerned that strong measures be taken. If you want to add your support, then you can take action below:

Action and Background:

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Rod Downing

Surrey BC Canada
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