Friday, 1 June 2012

My Tipping Point

Houla, May 2012
Today is Friday, 1 June, 2012 .

If you've been on any form of social media today, you may have noticed many, many ordinary people raising their voices.

There is a purpose to this.

It is a call for action to stop the needless, shameful bloodshed in Syria in the wake of the Houla massacre.

This is of course a baking blog.

But I decided that today, of all days, I could not turn away from this.

This is from an article by Liz Jarvis on the Britmums website:

"As parents, it is impossible not to be affected by the reports of the full horror of the Houla massacre. This is from Wednesday’s Times:

‘The children of Houla were not killed by random shelling. The UN yesterday revealed that they were murdered one by one. The militia came in the night armed with knives and guns, and the young victims were executed with a bullet to the head or a knife to the throat.
One photograph shows a cherubic baby girl, no older than 2, with a tiny gold ear-stud. She is wrapped in a white shroud. Half her skull has been hacked or blown away. A saucer of bone juts from a bloody gash in what remains of her head. (You can read the full article on The Times)
Kofi Annan has said that the situation in Syria has reached a ‘tipping point’. BBC


Tomorrow, Friday June 1

Many of us are joining forces in protest against the killings in Syria. We’re blogging and tweeting and using our collective voice to make as much noise as we possibly can. If you’re on twitter, watch out for bloggers tweeting links to their posts using the hashtags #Syria #StoptheKilling and #tippingpoint, RT their posts and join in. It may not be much, but doing something is always better than doing nothing."

Please, please lend your voice, too.

Because there is something you can do.
  • You can sign the petition from Save The Children.
  • You can sign the petition from Amnesty.
  • You can join the protest of mothers, parents, grandparents and children, to London on 10th June.
  • You can blog about it, tweet about it or share the things you read on Facebook.
  • You can RT tweets you see that use the hashtags #tippingpoint #syria #stopthekilling
  • You can read more about the politics and facts known about the massacre in Houla, Syria here.

After all, what is the difference but an accident of birth? It could be your child.


Cardiff, May 2012
Susie

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