Wednesday, 21 January 2009

*Vote Peter Tatchell and Caroline Lucas - Observer Ethical Awards

Take 10 seconds out of your busy day to vote for Peter in the
Observer's Ethical Awards, Campaigner of the Year section, and for
Caroline Lucas MEP for Politician of the Year.

To cast your vote for Peter, just follow the link below, fill in a few
basic details and vote away.

Note: You first need to give and submit your details (which also enters you in a prize draw), then the website takes you to the voting section.

Deadline is 9 March 2009, but best to vote now before you forget.

Previous winners of campaigner of the year include Make Poverty History and Huw Fearnley Whittingstall, so Peter will be fine company.

Just to repeat what we already know, Peter has been campaigning for human rights rights for over 40 years. He was a leading activist in the Gay Liberation Front in London in the early 1970s. In 1990 he was one of the people who co-founded the queer rights direct action group OutRage!.

He's also campaigned on a wide range of other human rights issues since the late 1960s: against the death penalty and the Vietnam War, and for Aboriginal rights in his homeland of Australia; plus campaigns against nuclear weapons, apartheid, the Iraq war, and his two attempted citizen's arrests of Zimbabwe tyrant Robert Mugabe in 1999 and 2001.

As the Green Party's human rights spokesperson he has challenged infringements of civil liberties, and he has worked in solidarity with the freedom struggles in Baluchistan, Sindh, Iran, West Papua, Somaliland and Palestine.

So, get voting and tell you friends:

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