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Ana Collins, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
May 25, 2020 at 9:43 PM

Introducing: Building Immunity in Community

How Indigenous communities are leading efforts to build immunity in the face of COVID-19  | View in browser.   Building Immunity in Community Dear John, Great news! Last week, Amnesty supporters like you acted in solidarity with Indigenous communities in northern Manitoba w…
Ana & Jackie, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 6:11 PM

Manitoba Hydro is putting lives at risk

Indigenous peoples have the right to protect themselves from COVID-19. | View in browser. Members of Tataskweyak Cree Nation and three other First Nations have set up checkstops to protect their communities  (Photo: Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanakhave)   Dear John, You m…
Hilary Homes, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
May 14, 2020 at 3:40 PM

Turkey: Protect all prisoners from COVID-19

Call on Turkey to act now to protect the health of all prisoners during the pandemic | View in browser. Activists with images of imprisoned Turkish journalists and writers, including Ahmet Altan (Netherlands, 2017)   Dear John, On November 4, 2019, Turkish author Ahmet Al…
Kathy Price at Amnesty International · [email protected]
May 9, 2020 at 3:21 PM

March virtually with Mexico's Mothers of the Disappeared

Mothers of the disappeared invite you to mark Mother's Day with them | View in browser.     "Alive they were taken away, alive we want them back! Dónde están? Where are they?”   Dear John, The words above are from Mexico’s courageous mothers of the disappeared, who ask us …
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 11:53 PM

Double your impact for #GivingTuesdayNow

COVID-19: Older Rohingya refugees are at grave risk View in browser. Photo: Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh     "I'm very afraid, because if the virus arrives to the camp, no one will be alive, as here many people are living in very small place.” – Hotiza, a w…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 2:21 PM

Help protect the most vulnerable

Double your impact for the COVID-19 global day of unity #GivingTuesdayNow View in browser. Photo: Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh     "I'm very afraid, because if the virus arrives to the camp, no one will be alive, as here many people are living in very small…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
May 2, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Save the date for #GivingTuesdayNow

COVID-19 global day of unity. View in browser. Dear John,    Thank you for being one of Amnesty’s most active supporters. You are part of our global human rights family — and during these uncertain times, I want you to know how thankful I am to have you by our side.   Bec…
Hilda for Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
April 29, 2020 at 2:01 PM

Manitoba Hydro: Stop the violence at Keeyask dam

Support the safety of Indigenous women: call on Manitoba Hydro to stop the violence now. | View in browser.   NO MORE VIOLENCE AT MANITOBA HYDRO'S KEEYASK DAM  "When you’re walking around in your community and there’s men driving around looking for a woman, it’s scary. I w…
Jackie Hansen, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 5:54 PM

Russia: Death threats for COVID-19 reporting

ACT NOW: Journalist Elena Milashina is in grave danger for reporting on COVID-19 in Chechnya. | View in browser.   Dear John, Three years ago, the world learned that Chechnya was abducting, torturing and killing gay men. Elena Milashina was the journalist who broke this s…
Fiona Koza, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
April 22, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Celebrate Earth Day with #ClimateStrikeOnline

Mark Earth Day's 50th birthday with #ClimateStrikeOnline & Amnesty International | View in browser. Art by Emily Thiessen (@archipelagic)   Dear John, Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — a special day to celebrate the world around us, and to join others in…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 12:50 PM

You can protect the most vulnerable during this pandemic

Help save a life. View in browser. “I’m very afraid, because if the virus arrives to the camp, no one will be alive, as here many people are living in very small place.” – Hotiza, a woman around 85 years old Dear John,    Wash your hands. Practice physical distancing. We…
Tara Scurr, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
April 8, 2020 at 1:53 PM

Mount Polley: Stop polluting Quesnel Lake

Tell the BC government to pull the pipes from Quesnel Lake | View in browser.   Dear John, I hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and supported at this time. During this time of crisis, I've been reflecting on how interconnected we are, and how our governments p…
Kathy Price at Amnesty International · [email protected]
March 19, 2020 at 9:48 PM

URGENT: Defenders under attack for challenging Canadian-funded dam

TAKE ACTION: Water defenders face deadly threats for challenging a Canadian-funded dam in Colombia. | View in browser. Photo: Rios Vivos    Dear John, Rios Vivos, a grassroots movement of families and communities dependent on the Cauca River in Colombia for their food and l…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
March 18, 2020 at 1:56 PM

COVID-19: Ways we can unite and support human rights

Ways you can support human rights in the time of COVID-19. | View in browser.    Dear John, You’ve heard a lot lately about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We are taking this global pandemic seriously at Amnesty International Canada and we are committed to the sa…
Kathy Price at Amnesty International · [email protected]
March 14, 2020 at 4:34 PM

URGENT: Defenders under attack for challenging Canadian-funded dam

TAKE ACTION: Water defenders face deadly threats for challenging a Canadian-funded dam in Colombia. | View in browser. Photo: Rios Vivos    Dear John, Rios Vivos, a grassroots movement of families and communities dependent on the Cauca River in Colombia for their food and l…
Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
March 13, 2020 at 5:20 PM

Defend the protectors of our planet

March 14 to April 22, raise your voice with water & land defenders in Colombia & Canada. | View in browser. Photo: Jaguos por el territorio   "I’m absolutely sure I would not be alive today were it not for solidarity. Every message of concern sent, every urgent action…
Jackie Hansen, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
March 11, 2020 at 4:34 PM

FW: Be bold for women's rights today.

There's still time to keep the pressure up for women's rights in Canada! | View in browser. Dear John, In case you missed my email on Friday (below), there's still time to join our phoning campaign for women's rights in Canada!  As the government prepares its next budget, n…
Jackie Hansen, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
March 6, 2020 at 6:37 PM

Be bold for women's rights today.

The one important thing you can do for women's rights today. | View in browser. Pictured left to right, women's rights advocates Hilda Anderson-Pyrz, Lise Martin & Morningstar Mercredi Dear John, Yesterday I sent you an email about ways to mark International Women’s Da…
Jackie Hansen, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 9:46 PM

International Women's Day: 3 ways you can act

Help amplify the voices of women advocating for change in Canada | View in browser. Pictured left to right, Hilda Anderson-Pyrz, Lise Martin & Morningstar Mercredi Dear John, March 8th, International Women’s Day, is both a day of protest and celebration. It’s a time to …
Hilary Homes, Amnesty International · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 8:55 PM

China: Stop targeting Uyghurs

TAKE ACTION: Call on China to stop targeting Uyghurs living overseas. | View in browser. Dear John, Dilnur Enwer is a Uyghur from Xinjiang, China who lives in Montreal. Since her January 2019 arrival in Canada, she's received repeated calls from the Chinese embassy and unide…
Ana Nicole Collins, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
February 25, 2020 at 10:39 PM

Letter to Trudeau: Act on reconciliation

We sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau urging him to break with decades of failure and act now. | View in browser. Dear John, Yesterday, Amnesty's Alex Neve and I visited Tyendinaga in the aftermath of the Ontario Provincial Police’s enforcement action. We spoke with …
Ana Nicole Collins, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
February 8, 2020 at 12:08 PM

Trudeau: Have a Heart for First Nations children

Send a Valentine's message to Prime Minister Trudeau. | View in browser. Dear John, Every child has the right to a safe and healthy home.     Yet, today in Canada, a greater percentage of First Nations children are being taken away from their homes and their families than …
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
January 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

UPDATE: Education for Rohingya children

Good news! Bangladesh will offer education to Rohingya refugee children. Urge Canada to help make it happen. | View in browser. Hi John,  I'm resending this message from last week because we have amazing news! Bangladesh just announced it will offer schooling and skills tra…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
January 24, 2020 at 8:49 PM

Rohingya children deserve an education

TAKE ACTION: Urge Canada to help ensure all children in Bangladesh have access to education. | View in browser. “I love education. I don’t want to be uneducated, it’s important. I want to become a doctor because I want to help my society, my country, and my people.” Bibi, age …
Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
January 22, 2020 at 1:31 PM

A resolution for a new decade

Good news & updates         Upcoming Events| Activism Guide | Amnesty Book Club GOOD NEWS & UPDATES    John, it's a new year and a new decade, and we're looking forward to working together with you for h…
Jackie Hansen, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
January 15, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Women's March: Join us Saturday!

On January 18 join Amnesty and partners at a Women's March event near you!  | View in browser. Dear John,  This Saturday, January 18, Amnesty supporters across Canada and around the world are taking to the streets for the third global Women’s March.     This year we’re j…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 31, 2019 at 1:44 PM

Will you be a human rights champion in 2020?

This is one of those moments in history  View in Browser       Dear John, Will you be there again with us for human rights in 2020? This has been a difficult and challenging year for human rights, but your support helped ensure that Amnesty International was on the front lines, taking act…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 28, 2019 at 10:21 PM

Will you be there for human rights in 2020?

This is one of those moments in history  View in Browser       Dear John, Will you be there with us for human rights in 2020? This past year, with your support, Amnesty International has been on the front lines of the most pressing human rights struggles of our time. Will you show up wit…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 20, 2019 at 6:48 PM

Showing up for human rights

This is one of those moments in history  View in Browser   "This is one of those times; one of those moments in history.   You either show up or you prepare to face your conscience." Dear John, That was how an over-stretched immigration lawyer – who moved to Brownsville, Texas to join volunte…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 13, 2019 at 7:26 PM

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Double your impact for human rights

The world needs to know the truth about Xinjiang.  View in Browser EXTENDED: DOUBLE YOUR DONATION Donate Now      "Our children need their father. I will never give up until we can be reunited with my husband.” Dear John, Mairinisha Abuduaini has been searching for her husband, Yiliyasijiang …
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 13, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Don't miss this chance to double your impact for human rights

The world needs to know the truth about Xinjiang.  View in Browser TODAY ONLY: DOUBLE YOUR DONATION TO REUNITE FAMILIES Donate Now      Dear John, I want to make sure you don't miss this opportunity to double your impact for human rights.  All donations made to Amnesty International in the nex…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 12, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Act Now: Double your donation to reunite families

The world needs to know the truth about Xinjiang.  View in Browser ACT NOW: DOUBLE YOUR DONATION TO REUNITE FAMILIES Donate Now      Dear John, I have exciting news to share. All donations made in the next 24 hours will be doubled, thanks to a generous donor. And it couldn’t have come at a bet…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 10, 2019 at 5:46 PM

John, it's Human Rights Day! Celebrate and act with us.

Today we join the world to celebrate and defend the human rights of all. | View in browser.   SIGN UP | FIND AN EVENT | WRITE A LETTER  Dear John,  Today is International Human Rights Day, a moment to celebrate the 71st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human…
Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 9, 2019 at 9:50 PM

Warm up for Human Rights Day!

Start changing lives now by taking action online! | Having trouble viewing this email? Click here.     SIGN UP |  FIND AN EVENT |  RESOURCES WORDS HAVE POWER. USE YOURS TO CHANGE LIVES. Dear John,    Tomorrow is International Human Ri…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 7, 2019 at 1:14 PM

Facing jail for saving lives

Sarah and Seán could be jailed for 25 years for rescuing refugees at sea. Act now! | View in browser. Sarah & Seán: Facing jail for saving lives   Dear John,  Sarah Mardini and Seán Binder met as trained volunteer rescue workers in Lesvos, Greece. Their job was to sp…
Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 5, 2019 at 4:08 PM

You're invited this weekend & next week to Write for Rights!

Find an event in your community or sign up to Write for Rights on your own | View in browser.   Hi John, Right now thousands of people across Canada are ramping up for the world's biggest human rights event: Write for Rights 2019!  Around International Human Rights Day,…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 3, 2019 at 11:41 PM

Give Hope Today.

Choose human rights on Giving Tuesday.  View in Browser   “As long as there is still a movement, as long as this fire remains in our hearts, we still have a chance.”                                     ​- Hong Kong university student, Sonia Ng  Dear John, Today, on Giving Tuesday, will you gi…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
December 3, 2019 at 4:11 PM

Make a powerful gift of hope. Choose human rights.

Choose human rights on Giving Tuesday.  View in Browser   “As long as there is still a movement, as long as this fire remains in our hearts, we still have a chance.”                                     ​- Hong Kong university student, Sonia Ng  Dear John, Today, on Giving Tuesday, will you gi…
Jackie Hansen, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
November 29, 2019 at 3:43 PM

16-year prison term for defending women's rights

24-year-old Yasaman is in prison for her peaceful protest. Call for her immediate release! | View in browser.   Dear John,  On March 8, 2019, International Women’s Day, 24-year-old Yasaman Aryani and her mother took off their headscarves and walked through a women-only t…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
November 27, 2019 at 8:44 PM

China: Demand the truth about Xinjiang camps

Call on Canada to demand an independent investigation into the secret camps in Xinjiang, China.  | View in browser.   The truth about secret camps and forced disappearances in Xinjiang, China  Dear John, We know more now about what's happening in Xinjiang, and the truth …
Ana Nicole Collins, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
November 20, 2019 at 9:08 PM

The children of Grassy Narrows deserve a healthy future

This Children's Day support Grassy Narrows youth in their fight for a safe, healthy home. | View in browser.   Dear John, The youth of Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows First Nation) are still fighting for their human rights after 50 years of government failure to miti…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
November 13, 2019 at 5:04 PM

She survived a super typhoon. Now she's fighting for justice.

Join Marinel to demand support for climate change survivors. | View in browser. "​Every time I speak in front of people, I doubt myself. But what keeps me going is knowing that I am doing this for my family, community, my nieces and nephews, and my future children. I am j…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
November 1, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Write a letter. Change a life.

Join us on December 10th to support young people on the frontlines of change. | View in browser. Dear John, It’s simple: Writing letters works.  When Amnesty mobilizes people — passionate human rights supporters like you — to write letters (yes, with a pen and paper, e…
Mairinisha, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
October 18, 2019 at 7:49 PM

Detained in a political ‘re-education’ camp

Elyas Reheman has gone missing. His family believe the Chinese authorities have secretly detained him in a political ‘re-education’ camp. Demand his release now.  | View in browser.   Over two years ago, Yiliyasijiang (Elyas) Reheman went missing. His wife Mairinisha susp…
Kathy Price at Amnesty International · [email protected]
October 4, 2019 at 7:52 PM

URGENT ACTION: New attack against Indigenous earth defenders in Honduras

Land and water defender Rosalina Dominguez was attacked again. Take action! | View in browser. Dear John, A few days ago a man grabbed Rosalina Domínguez by the neck and tried to hit her with a machete. Thankfully she managed to escape with her life. This is the most recent o…
Jackie Hansen, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
October 2, 2019 at 9:10 PM

Canada needs a National Action Plan on Gender-based Violence

Call on your local candidates to commit to action to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit persons.  | View in browser.   Dear John, We are mid-way through the federal election campaign and we need to take action to make sure that human rights—includ…
Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
September 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM

UPDATES: Climate strikes, the federal election & our biggest wins this year

Dear John, Fall is here and we're off to a busy start! From the global climate strikes to the Federal Election, supporters like you are in the streets and town halls speaking out for human rights. Thank you for all you're doing to advance human rights locally and globally. …
Maha for Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
September 17, 2019 at 9:13 PM

Act on your conscience. Strike for Climate.

Join the climate strikes with Amnesty International September 20-27.  | View in browser.   "This award is for all of those millions of young people around the world who together make up the movement called Fridays for Future. All these fearless youth, fighting for their f…
Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
September 12, 2019 at 7:55 PM

Let’s Make Human Rights an Election Issue

We're putting human rights on the table this election. Join us.  | View in browser.   Dear John, The 2019 federal election campaign is officially underway. It comes at a crucial time. We face enormous human rights challenges, in Canada and worldwide. Hateful rhetoric and …
Farrah Khan, Amnesty International Canada · [email protected]
September 4, 2019 at 6:37 PM

BREAKING: Extradition bill withdrawn; support Hong Kong protesters in seeking justice

Violent police crackdown against peaceful street demonstrations | View in browser.   Stop excessive police violence against protesters in Hong Kong Peaceful street protests in Hong Kong have successfully resulted in the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, but…