Post by yerblues1968 on May 4, 2008 23:22:47 GMT -5
MESSAGE FROM PAUL - 'BAN CLUSTER BOMBS'
May 2, 2008
Ban Cluster Bombs
“Cluster bomblets, like anti-personnel mines, are unacceptable when they kill and injure innocent civilians including children. I call upon individuals, organizations and politicians to do all they can to remove and reduce the impact of these weapons for future generations”
Please join me in signing the No More Landmines petition to Ban Cluster Bombs. Cluster bombs are containers which release several hundred smaller "bomblets" when fired. They pose unacceptable harm both during and long after conflicts. They have killed thousands of people and 98% of the victims are innocent civilians, one third of these are children.
Numerous countries, including the United Kingdom, continue to use or produce and export cluster bombs. Given the current and potential scale of the damage, it is urgent that new international law prohibits the further use, production, transfer and stockpiling of these weapons.
Please support this campaign by signing the petition calling for:
• A ban on the production, use, transfer and stockpiling of all cluster bombs.
• A commitment from the UK government in favour of an international agreement on this ban.
• The rapid destruction of any existing stocks.
For more information and to sign the petition go to: www.landmines.org.ukwww.landmines.org.uk/ban_cluster_bombs
Thank you for your support.