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Carrying on from the hand-in of our giant, knitted petition, expectant mums have been gathering in five different countries for short flashmobs to raise awareness of the scandal that millions of women in poor countries and around the world aren't getting the healthcare they need for a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Along London's Southbank passers by were met with the unusual sight of 'pregnant' mums back-flipping their bumps.
The dancers in the video weren't really pregnant; they were professionals wearing pregnancy suits. But the idea was to say to people: "Dancing like this when you're pregnant is dangerous. But for mums in poor countries - who often give birth without access to midwives, hospitals, or medicines - pregnancy is an even bigger gamble."
Watch the video at www.bebo.com/oxfam If you like the video, why not tap your neighbour on the shoulder at work and show it to them? Or you could email it to your mum. Either way, by passing it on you'll be
helping us raise awareness of the issue ahead of the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit, where world leaders will meet to discuss progress on tackling global poverty.
The Millennium Development Goal 5 pledged to reduce the number of women dying in pregnancy or childbirth by 75 per cent, but it is the Goal most off track. World leaders must ensure that the promises they made are put back on track.
Similar flashmobs also went on in Paris, Berlin, Utrecht and Canada, which you can see by browsing over to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...
Thanks to breakdancers Rosa, Odilia and Stella, and Yami and Sunanda from Flowzaic, and thanks to Zan Barberton for filming.
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YouthLaw Tino Rangatiratanga Taitamariki is a Community Law Centre in New Zealand providing free legal advice and advocacy for children and young people under 25 years. They promote their interests at the local and national level when decisions, laws or policies affecting them are being created. Through its advice and advocacy service, its community outreach work and website, YouthLaw is in contact with many children and young people throughout New Zealand.
The YouthLaw Bebo site www.bebo.com/youthlawnz aims to provide an avenue to inform members of current issues, and encourage members to participate in law reform and become advocates for social change.
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Click Here http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/enc... - Sign The Petition && save Earth! Also Search for more peition's to sign.0 Replies 285 weeks
Scientists tell us we have less than ten years to avoid the worst impacts from global warming. The world will be flooded by the sea each year in the 2080's. Poorer countries and small island nations will have the hardest time adapting. Scarcity of water and food could lead to major conflicts with broad ripple effects throughout the globe. Even if people find a way to adapt, the wildlife and plants on which we depend may be unable to adapt to rapid climate change. While the world itself will not end, the world as we know it may disappear. Our children in the world will suffer because of what adults did by polluting the world. I dont think that ANYONE will want to die by drowning. Stop Global Warming Before Its To Late
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Contrary to all the pontificating going on these days I have to say that climate change is likely to become one of the best things that ever happened to the Earth. When the streets of New York look like those of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina even the most powerful individuals opposing the changes we need to make in human society will lose a lot of their clout.
I say this because several studies have pointed out that solving the climate change crisis involves a lot more than watching the carbon budget. Climate change is the canary in the Earth’s total environment – only one of a suite of degradations that humans are making progressively worse. What are the others? Let me start from the smallest and work up.
The automobile has proved to be the worst invention ever made against the well-being of the Earth and human society. Just drive down any thoroughfare, in any country in the world, during rush hour and you will very soon be an avowed enemy of every lunatic trying to weave in and out in front of you, or pass on one side while another does the same on the opposite. Separating ourselves in our own mobile cocoons whenever we leave the home has done as much harm to human solidarity as did the building of castles in the Middle Ages. “Alles menschen werden bruder”, all humans become brothers, says Schiller’s poem Beethoven used in his Ode to Joy. Not on the highway – there’s no joy there.
The pollution automobiles spit out is the least of their noxious effects. Were we to have solid government resolve to ban the use of any vehicle not fueled by hydrogen we would still only be halfway to remedying the ill caused by the private automobile. I need hardly point out that the situation world wide is only going to be worse when the billions of China and India join the traffic jams. Cities as real communities, nourishing our humanity, will fade out of existence, and that social glue, the camaraderie of ordinary people doing ordinary things together, will decline even further. One of my fondest memories of Greece is of a journey in an overcrowded bus across the island of Syros, where at every stop along the road half the passengers had to alight, joking and complaining, so that others could leave or join the bus. We became brothers and sisters on that journey – even the English couple behind me fretting about safety standards – as we grew more connected through the minor adversity.
The effects of the auto on our geography are as bad as any rise in sea level. The thousands of acres of farmland buried under the highways, linking the thousands of acres buried under sprawling ticky-tacky box suburbs, to the thousands of acres of sprawling malls and shopping centres are a terrible loss to our global commons. The degradation of wilderness caused by the ‘recreation’ of thousands of city dwellers who are loving our scenic sites to death is a direct result of the automobile. The pristine rainforests bulldozed aside to make rubber plantations for the tires, and the huge dumps of worn out tires that can only add to the carbon loading of the atmosphere when they’re burned or recycled are only one example of what we’ve lost in order to have two cars on the driveway.
One of the biggest indicators that nothing effective will ever happen to head off global warming is the fact that nobody wants to link it with our world’s crippling overpopulation. As a human society, we cause too much planetary degradation and climate change because there are just too many of us. We all want that upper middle class lifestyle and all the excessive consumption that goes with it, but the Earth cannot support such largess. A global population of a billion or less could live very well indeed, with much less effect on the Earth. The numbers we are headed for must expect to live with inadequate food, sub-standard housing, minimal health care, and token education in a world becoming less capable of providing the wealth enjoyed by
Check out the Alliance for Climate Protection's first ad in their advertising campaign.0 Replies 308 weeks
It only lasts 45 seconds just click this link... www.climateprotect.org/ah12
The ads bring to life the contribution that each household is making towards climate change and demonstrates some very easy ways to help reduce it while saving money.
Make your own ad: http://uk.current.com/ecospot
Calculate your impact: http://www.earthlab.com/signupprofil...
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