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In Case You Missed This
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Things You Can DoPlease email all submissions to slackmods at gmail dot com.
Anyone who knows of a worthy cause or important petition should send a short description of the petition/cause along with its url to TBAT.
The following petition is in response to a situation where time is of the essence.
TW: Rape, sexual violence, torture.
Last Saturday, a young woman lawyer named Iman al-Obeidi burst into a Tripoli hotel and pleaded with foreign journalists for help, showing bruises and crying that she had just been gang-raped by 15 of Qaddafi's men. She screamed as she was dragged away by Libyan agents and has not been seen since......Qaddafi will ignore most international outrage, but he listened to the Turkish government when they asked him to release foreign journalists. Let's urgently raise a massive global call to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to help save Iman. [Avaaz.com]
Click here to sign the petition that will be sent to the Turkish government.
TBAT would like to thank all the people who have submitted articles and encourages posters who are interesting in contributing regularly or irregularly to send in material. Having a number of articles that are ready for publication allows TBAT to maximize the variety of opinions as well as be responsive to "real-world" events and concerns.TBAT encourages both those who wish to contribute regularly or irregularly to send in material.
About the sidebar.
TBAT continues working quietly to rearrange and "clean up" the sidebar by moving items around, changing fonts/font sizes and culling out "dead" links as well as links that are duplicated on the Patheos Slacktivist website.
In order to make this site more useful to its current readers TBAT will begin April 4 2011 to remove some of the sidebar links that are live and not duplicated on the Patheos website. We encourage people to bookmark, in their own browsers, links which are of particular interest to them.
After April 10 2011 TBAT will begin to add to the sidebar links to the websites of Slacktiverse readers and posters. We remind readers who wish to have their website included on the new blogroll to indicate their desire to be included by posting the address of their website as a comment in response to The Geography of The Slacktiverse, part 1 post on FAQ website.
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