I've kept this blog, on and off, since 2006. In 2015 I used it to chart daily encounters, images, thoughts and feelings about volcanic basalt/bluestone in Melbourne and Victoria, especially in the first part of the year. I plan to write a book provisionally titled Bluestone: An Emotional History, about human uses of and feelings for bluestone. But I am also working on quite a few other projects and a big grant application, especially now I am on research leave. I'm working mostly from home, then, for six months, and will need online sociability for company!

Friday, June 26, 2009

send a green balloon

I'm not going to forward on every communication from Amnesty, but against the background of the highly entertaining Australian parliamentary shenanigans about the nature of the relationship between the opposition and the public servant who seems to have faked an email that implicated the Prime Minister in giving special assistance to a car dealer as part of a scheme to give assistance to car dealers, it's worth recalling that the freedom to elect a government is not shared by all.

If you are concerned about the violence being shown in Iran towards those demonstrating against the recent presidential elections, Amnesty is encouraging you to sign a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei. You can write your own letter, but it's easy enough to add your email signature to this one.

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