silence is a war crime

“It is the fundamental duty of the citizen to resist and to restrain the violence of the state. Those who choose to disregard this responsibility can justly be accused of complicity in war crimes, which is itself designated as ‘a crime under international law’ in the principles of the Charter of Nuremberg.”
- Noam Chomsky, in John Duffett International War Crimes Tribunal: Against the Crime of Silence: Proceedings. Simon and Schuster, 1970. p. xxiv; Republished at Foreword in chomsky.info, accessed May 23, 2014.

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ASSad shut down the internet in all of Syria, and the cellphone networks.

He is planning something big. Doesn’t want videos or pictures to leak out.

..And he knows that those who have the satellite images would rather cover up for him, and forget about our bloodshed.

And in my opinion, the young generation of whites, blacks, browns, whatever else there is, you’re living at a time of extremism, a time of revolution, a time when there’s got to be a change. People in power have misused it and now there has to be a change and a better world has to be built and the only way it’s going to be built is with extreme methods. And I, for one, will join in with anyone, I don’t care what color you are, as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth.
—  Malcolm X
if there's ever a time we are needed, it's now.

whether it’s reblogging posts, donating money, signing petitions, or simply informing yourself enough to pass on the information to those who don’t watch the news, who don’t listen to the radio, who don’t read newspapers. we have never been needed more than we are needed today. this isn’t a matter that can be brushed off. it isn’t an issue that we can ignore and decide isn’t our responsibility. there are people out there willing to give their lives for the freedom of their country and their people, why can’t we manage to give one reblog? one euro? one signature? one or two or three or however many days it takes to ensure the end of this mass denial of basic human rights. i’m outraged at every single thing i’m hearing, it’s almost surreal that in this day and age the likes of what is happening in libya is actually taking place. there are millions of inspirational, brave people fighting for their freedom in libya. i cannot stress how much they need our help. if even one more person is informed of what is going on then we’ve done what tiny job has been designated to us.

we might not be the people of libya, but we are the people of the world and it is our right as people with the power of a medium through which to speak that we let ourselves and the libyans be heard.

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The internet is shut down in Syria today.

The regime did not do so for almost 2 years of revolution that was orchestrated by social-networking.

To do so today is very scary!

Are they planning something big?

Are they planning on using chemical weapons against the civilians, and want no videos of that on the web?

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O silent world, our blood is on your hands!

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O God help us and save our Syria.

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TEACH EVERY CHILD TO RAISE HIS VOICE, AND THEN, MY BROTHER, THEN WILL JUSTICE BE DEMANDED BY TEN MILLION RIGHTEOUS MEN.

MAKE THEM HEAR YOU.