If the disgusting people who manufacture landmines will not pay for their removal
then perhaps the Tobin Tax could do it.
Child Soldiers Human Rights/Children
You should learn something about landmines.
Each year 26,000 people are killed or mutilated by landmines of which 8,000 are children. There are still many �two legged pigs� getting very rich, manufacturing and selling landmines. These �pigs� will trot out the same tired old excuse time after time �Oh a country has the right to defend itself�. As if they actually care; they deal in death. Why are our Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition so silent on the issue of landmines? And child soldiers for that matter?
Should landmine dealers be made to take care of those children who have been brutalised and maimed by their actions?
|Adopt a Minefield||www.landmines.org|
|Adopt a Minefield UK Group||www.landmines.org.uk|
|International campaign to ban landmines||www.icbl.org|
|Ban Mines - US||www.banminesusa.org|
|Center for Defense Information � CDI - US||www.cdi.org/issues/landmines|
|International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC||www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList2/Focus:Landmines?OpenDocument|
|Cambodia has more landmines than children||www.engagedpage.com/landmines.html|
|Physicians for Human Rights � Landmines campaign||www.phrusa.org/campaigns/landmines|
|Genetically Engineered Plants could uncover landmines||www.nature.com/nsu/040126/040126-10.html|
|How Landmines Work||http://science.howstuffworks.com/landmine.htm|
Landmine Who's Who
Please help by contacting or visiting your local politician, tell him/her what you think.
Politicians love to receive visits and short letters from you.
|Politician�s Addresses and phone numbers. (For: - Federal and State Governments)|
Ten letters to a politician of no more than 30 to 50 words can be much more valuable than collecting 1000�s of signatures. Your letters count because they are counted, and ten letters are seen as over a 1000 votes.
Politicians are actually busy people so never write long letters and only ever write about one issue per letter. Letters should be polite, short, sweet and to the point.
Ask for a reply and when you get an answer that is nonsense send it straight back and ask them to address the issue and not send you another standard letter that had nothing to do with what you were writing about.
|Remind them that you and your friends want to know who is worth voting for.|