Friday, August 6, 2010

A Million Pleas

I was watching the 7pm Project tonight while i was cooking dinner and one article really made an impact on me. It was a 2 minute article about a group of students from Hiroshima, Japan....65 years to the day after the atomic bomb was dropped. The students have videoed themselves saying "Please" in an attempt to create the world's largest chain letter with the intention of sending this to the world leaders of countries that have nuclear armaments. Read the blurb:


“We want to make the world’s longest video chain letter.

The video has been started by a group of school children from Hiroshima, Japan and is addressed to the 9 countries still in possession of nuclear weapons. We’re asking people from all over the globe to upload a video clip of themselves saying the word “please”. The “pleases” will then be edited into a long virtual chain letter, which will act as a petition to abolish nuclear weapons, worldwide.

The campaign is an initiative of ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, and is being launched in this the 65th anniversary year of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Please add your voice to the campaign.” visit the million pleas

Approximately 160 students, staff and parents, added their voices to the million pleas campaign today. Visit the websites below, to view our pleas to world leaders to free our world of nuclear weapons.

Maybe our students could make a difference.

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