Newsletter - Nov 25th, 2020
25 NOV 2020
We are 5 days away from the launch of Green December and we need you to make it happen!
What is Green December? Throughout the month of December, we will take coordinated individual actions to counter the climate crisis, and give hope to the millions. We will not only lay a path for the future, but also show governments that they must follow our example, and cooperate to win this battle. NOW!'s members have been working for weeks on making this month a success.
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While we have already secured great partnerships with organisations like The Happy Broadcast, Ocean Unite and leading voices such as Tunisian actress Azza Slimene, the only one that can make this month a success is YOU! We are 5 days away from Green December, so sign up to help to save the planet and get 5 friends to do the same! It's been a tough year so help us spread some climate hope before 2021!
CHINA'S CRACKDOWN IN HONG KONG IS INTENSIFYING, DON'T TURN AWAY
It is with a heavy heart that we have learned that Joshua Wong, the pro-democracy activist who supported the launch of our Wave of Freedom campaign, has been incarcerated in Hong Kong for organizing pro-democracy protests. He is risking to be sentenced to years in prison. Not only is this an infringement upon fundamental rights, but it shows that powerful authoritarian regimes can blatantly disregard international agreements, like the one where China committed to preserve Hong Kong’s freedoms and special status. If we don’t put values over trade, freedoms over commerce, and human rights over wealth, our democracies are at risk: click here to join our call to protect freedom fighters.
HOW DID TAIWAN SUCCESSFULLY DEAL WITH COVID-19?
Taiwan is a world-class example of how to deal with pandemics. In just a few months, the island state got COVID-19 under control and brought life on its shores back to normality. However, because of legacy and current geopolitical tensions with China, Taiwan is not part of the World Health Organization.
Every week, NOW! members gather in a community chat to get to know each other better, strengthen our global community, and exchange on the best ways to change the world. This week, Aurora, a member driving our freedom campaign in Taiwan, will tell us more about the history of Taiwan, the way the country contained COVID-19, and why we are all missing an opportunity to learn from the best. This is Thursday at 2 pm London Time (9 am New York, 3 pm Paris, 10 pm Taipei time)!
Join one of our upcoming virtual town halls exploring democratic struggles, from Vietnam to Venezuela, and yes, even Scotland:
- “Activist Will Nguyen on the struggle for freedom in Vietnam" | December 2nd
- “Stewart McDonald MP on the threat posed by authoritarian regimes to freedom of expression” | December 9th
- “Senator Tamara Adrian on rights & democracy in Venezuela” | December 16th
Don't forget to join a community of more than 10,000 people from 100 countries working together and uniting beyond borders for a better future:
Once more, thank you for your great support. Remember, "together united, we cannot be defeated!"
All the best,
Andrea & Colombe, for NOW!