Avaaz Petition for the Refugees in Afghanistan
Avaaz has is taking an interesting approach to action on the hostage situation please take time to spread the word and sign the petition:
On Wednesday, thekilled Bae Hyung-kyu. It was the day of his 42nd birthday. But they’ve pushed back their deadline on the other hostages, and talks have begun with local tribal elders and the government–so there’s hope the other 22 could make it out alive.
The key to our efforts is Pashtunwali, an ancient moral system that remains a powerful force among the Pashtun people–including the. Pashtun are bound to practice “melmastia,” or generous hospitality, to all visitors who intend them no harm.
We’ve begun a massive effort to send word of the petition to reporters, bloggers, and NGOs throughoutand , to make sure that the know the world is watching to see if they will live up to the Pashtunwali code. The know that if the Afghan people see them as betraying this revered tradition, they will lose public support. We must shame them into releasing the hostages–every signature counts. So please–think of people who will care, and ask them join us in this last-ditch effort by clicking: