From the organisation of Avaaz. Please watch this YouTube presentation and vote for this film. I have posted it above,so no-one can be confused as to which entry it is, from the list shown on the link below from Avaaz. The word Avaaz means voice. Have you say: watch, listen, talk to your friends and most of all vote for this video.
Here is what Avaaz has to say about this film and its purpose.
“Great news — our video “Stop The Clash of Civilizations” is one of six films nominated for “Best Political Video” at the 2007 YouTube Awards.Dismantling the false clash between Islam and the West, this 2-minute clip shows how global people power can bridge cultures and change things for the better — starting with a real peace process for the Middle East. The video has already been seen by milliions of people, and shown in hundreds of schools.
In the YouTube Awards, unlike the Oscars, the public decides which video wins — but we only have 24 hoursto cast our votes, so now’s the time to act. If enough people vote for “Stop the Clash” in the next 24 hours, and we win, we can spread our message of hope like wildfire around the world. Click this link now to watch the video and cast your own vote:
Stop The Clash’s message is that the people of the world don’t buy, and don’t want, the “clash of civilizations” that the extremists are dragging us into. Beyond Bush and bin Laden, the world desperately needs us to join together across divides if we are ever to solve the shared challenges of climate change, poverty, tyranny and conflict. The clash of civilizations lie hides the bigger picture — where there’s far more to unite than divide us.
The winner of the YouTube award will get a lot of media attention, so we could spread the “Stop the Clash” message to many millions more. It’s up to us –- click here to watch the video and vote:”
Paul, Ricken, Galit, Esra’a, Ben, Pascal, Graziela and the whole Avaaz team
Avaaz.org is an independent, not-for-profit global campaigning organization that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform global decision-making. (Avaaz means “voice” in many languages.) Avaaz receives no money from governments or corporations, and is staffed by a global team based in London, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Paris, Washington DC, and Geneva.
This blog’s aim is to highlight the work of Avaaz and to support its cause. There will be other postings here from them.
The only way to achieve any kind of realistic peace between western and eastern civilisations is there to be more co-operation, working together, respecting religious diversity and tolerance. We are no different as a human race. Both camps have families, loved ones, needs, hopes and aspirations. We grieve when we see our homes destroyed, our loved ones killed. Many in the west want troops to return home from Irag and Afghanistan.
While each nation has a right to defend itself. Wars can often lead to more tension, strive and disharmony in the world.
Only by tolerance and understanding can we begin to build the many bridges needed between western and eastern societies.
The time is now. Watch the video and vote.
Don’t forget to still clink onto the link from Avaaz in their statement posted, to cast your vote.