I am calling upon people of all nations to join together to support a message to the United Nations Secretary General to take appropriate action to resolve the desperate situation in Zimbabwe.
I have initiated this email from Perth, Western Australia, on the 09/05/2008 10.30am, to my family, friends and associates. It is with the belief that the good that is in every one of us will be enough to deliver this message to the United Nations Secretary General and be actioned.
Last Saturday, 3rd of May, I sat down to write a letter to the UN Secretary General about the horrific situation unfolding in Zimbabwe. People are being killed, tortured, and beaten senseless while food is being withheld from them. This situation is now becoming genocide. The blatant way that the Mugabe regime is manipulating the situation to hold on to power is intolerable. The evidence coming through on the atrocities is undeniable and almost certain to be underestimated. And this is all happening while our UN is saying very little
Anyway, half way through my letter I realised that it was not going to be very effective. What’s one voice against an international body? It occurred to me to do something that would have far greater effect (I’m hoping anyway). So I have put together a website and forum for the specific aim of mounting pressure on the UN Secretary General to take action.
I am asking you to spare the time to visit helpsavezimbabwe.org, read the Message to the UN and register your support if you agree with it. You also have the opportunity to register your disapproval if you wish. There will be an up-to-date count and other stats on the website for you to keep track of the progress. The UN will have the opportunity to post an official response to the message. There is also a forum for you to post comments or participate in any discussions. I will be updating the site with relevant news etc as it comes to hand.
My hope is that our small efforts together as people of all nations will grow bigger than any one nation alone and be beneficial to the plight of those living in Zimbabwe . At the very least I would like them to know that there are people who care and want to assist them.
Time is of the essence here people so please take action today to register and forward this email on to all the people you know so the force of all the nations unites. Sometimes a small action, that is of little effort to us individually, has the potential for a great consequence to others, especially when we all join together
Thank-you for your time, have a great day and sleep well tonight knowing your single voice has joined many others in the chorus calling for action.