Do Something, Damnit

A blog where you can take action by educating yourself, signing simple petitions, or merely clicking buttons. A blog dedicated to the the Revolution that will not be Mediavised in any way ( apologies to Gil Scott-Heron ). Grassroots Power can change the World.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Help PETA

A victory has been declared in stopping animal testing at Welchs. Here are some quick things you can do to help our animal companions:

Contact Ocean Spray.

Contact POM Wonderful ( I know - I was surprised too! )

Contact Tahitian Noni

I'm sick of the mistreatment of animals for the sake of providing goods to ignorant consumers. I love PETA. :)

Monday, June 05, 2006

Code Pink Alert!

From the CodePink website:

"What if millions decided to vote their conscience and said 'No More War Candidates'? The Voters Pledge makes visible a powerful political force, the peace vote, a force that politicians cannot continue to ignore. It sends a clear message to the hawkish minority that leads both major parties to end the occupation of Iraq and to end unprovoked attacks on other nations. Sign the Voters Pledge and ask at least 10 of your friends to sign as well. You can help get 2 million signers in 2006!"

Love these fantastic ladies.

Rainforests in Danger

Here are a few links where you can sign a petition to stop several areas where rainforest destruction is imminent:

The Amazon

Malaysia

China

Save our forests!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Keep the Internet Free

Yes, yes. It's the SavetheInternet coalition that has gotten quite a bit of press lately. Sign this petition.

From the website:

"Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet's First Amendment -- a principle called Network Neutrality that prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you -- based on what site pays them the most. If the public doesn't speak up now, our elected officials will cave to a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign."


This means that many bloggers and small independent sites ( not to mention the ever shrinking small business owners and entrepreneurs ) will be shut out.

Here are other ways you can help. Thanks.

Save the South Central Farm!

From TreeHugger:

"For the South Central Farm in Los Angeles, considered the largest urban community garden in the country, time may be running out (see our previous post). After a tangle of extensions and stays, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. has a warrant to evict and evacuate on behalf of the land’s legal owner, a developer with plans to use the land for warehouses. Advocates for the fourteen-acre organic farm are bracing themselves for civil disobedience in response to the eviction that they now fear could take place at any time. Farmers, local community members, and advocates of the farm have been amassing nightly to populate the farm and its urban perimeter. An encampment of tents has also sprung up."


Famous musicians and activists are also participating: Joan Baez, Ben Harper, Julia "Butterfly" Hill, Daryl Hannah, among others.

Here: contact Ralph Horowitz, the developer who is evicting the families on the farm, and ask him to allow reasonable time for the families who live and depend on this farm to raise enough money to keep the farm. His number is (310) 440-7878. Here is a link to the website of the farmers with more numbers and email address.

Warehouses? Ugly buildings in the place of rolling farms? Goddamn. And the farm is ORGANIC. Please, just make one call or email just one council member or the mayor.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Save Nazanin

Well, here is the first Do Something, Damnit post. And this one is pretty important, for it is quite urgent. From Bitch Ph.D. comes this notice:

"Apostropher mentions (in a post you should read for other reasons) the case of Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi. She's an 18-year old Iranian who has been sentenced to death. For stabbing a man to death. Because he and two other men were trying to rape her and her niece.

If they'd succeeded, she could have been subject to prosecution for extra-marital sex.

Her case is being reviewed by the Iranian Supreme Court this week."


Click on the Bitch link above to find out how you can help. And it's simple stuff. Go on. Click.

Update: You can sign the petition here. Fast and easy.