Re: Re(4): Re(2): Individual activity?-questions questions

From: Nate Schmolze (vygotsky@home.com)
Date: Fri Apr 20 2001 - 04:47:33 PDT


Diane,

This is on the list of hoaxes. The account that began it was well intentioned but has since been shut down. What I read
some time back about this chain letter was sothing to the tune of,

Info can be found at,

http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~watrous/afghanistan.html

In either case when the message hits the 300 mark and if forwarded it will bounce.

Nate

4/19/01 11:25:20 PM, "Diane Hodges" <dhodges@ceo.cudenver.edu> wrote:

>for those who are interested;
>
>-----Original Message-----> From: Blais, Nathalie
>Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 9:57 AM
>To: MacNeil, Karen; Macneil, Lynn; Ansell, Lisa; Thibault, Diane;
>Makhlouf, Ghada; Massa, Viviane> Subject: Please read
>
>IF you decide not to forward this, please send it back to me. This is an
>actual petition, and "signatures"
>will be lost if you drop the line.
>Please take 3 minutes out of your life to do your part. And be sure to
>include other members of your household who are willing to sign.
>Oprah recently had a show about this atrocity and it was heartbreaking.
> Petition to the United Nations Background Information:
>Madhu, the government of Afghanistan, is waging a war upon women. Since
>the Taliban took power in 1996,
>women have had to wear burqua and have been beaten and stoned in public
>for not having the properattire,
>even if this means simply not having the mesh
> covering in front of their eyes. One woman
> was beaten to death by an angry mob of fundamentalists
> for accidentally exposing her arm(!) while she was
> driving. Another was stoned to death for
> trying to leave the country with a man that was not a> > >relative.> > > >
> Women are not allowed to work or even go out in public
> without a male relative; professional women such as
> professors, translators, doctors,lawyers, artists and
> writers have been forced from their jobs and
> restricted to their homes. Homes where a woman is
> present must have their windows painted so that she
> can never be seen by outsiders. They must wear silent
> shoes so that they are never heard. Women live in fear
> of their lives for the slightest misbehavior. Because
> they cannot work, those without male relatives or husbands are> either
> starving to death or begging in the street,even if they hold
> Ph.D.'s.Depression is
> becoming so widespread that it has reached emergency levels. There is no
> way in such an extreme Islamic society to know the suicide rate with
> certainty, but
> relief workers are estimating that the suicide rate among women
> must be extraordinarily high: those who cannot find proper medication> and
> treatment for severe depression and would rather take their lives than>
>live
> in such conditions. At one of the rare hospitals for women, a reporter>
>found
> still, nearly lifeless bodies lying motionless on top of beds, wrapped in
> their
> burqua, unwilling to speak, eat,or do anything, but slowly wasting
> away. Others have gone mad and were seen crouched in corners, perpetually
> rocking or
> crying, most of them in fear. It is at the point where the term
> "human rights violations" has become an understatement. Husbands have the
> power of life and death over their women relatives, especially their>
>wives,
> but an angry mob has just as much right to stone or beat a woman,
> often to death, for exposing an inch of flesh or
> offending them in the slightest way. Women
> enjoyed relative freedom: to work, to dress generally
> as they wanted, and to drive and appear in public
> alone until only 1996. The rapidity of this
> transition is the main reason for the depression and
> suicide; Women who were once educators or doctors or
> simply used to basic human freedoms are now
> severely restricted and treated as subhuman in the
> name of right-wing fundamentalist Islam. It is not
> their tradition or 'culture', but it is
> alien to them, and it is extreme even for those
> cultures where fundamentalism is the rule. Everyone
> has a right to a tolerable human
> existence, even if they are women in a Muslim country.> > > > >
> If we can threaten military force in Kosovo the name
> of human rights for the sake of ethnic Albanians,
> citizens of the world can certainly express
> peaceful outrage at the oppression, murder and
> injustice committed against women by the Taliban.> > > > >
> STATEMENT: In signing this, we agree that the current
> treatment of women in Afghanistan is completely
> UNACCEPTABLE and deserves action by the
> United Nations and that the current situation overseas
> will not be tolerated.
> Women's Rights is not a small issue anywhere, and it
> is UNACCEPTABLE for women in 2001 to be treated as
> subhuman and as so much property. Equality
> and human decency is a fundamental RIGHT, not a
> freedom to be granted,whether one lives in Afghanistan
> or elsewhere
>1) Giuliana D. Black, Daly City, CA, USA
> 2) Mariam Nayiny, Palo Alto, CA, USA
> 3) Sunaina Gulati-Ruh, Palo Alto, CA USA
> 4) Megan McCaslin, Palo Alto, CA USA
> 5) Blake Hallanan, San Francisco, Ca. USA
> 6) Kit Henderson, Sacramento, CA USA
> 7) Kara Myers, San Francisco, CA
> 8) Ellen Tilden, San Francisco, CA
> 9) Vanessa Ross, San Francisco, CA
> 10) Jenna Shaw- Battista, San Francisco, CA
> 11) Jeanne Racik, B!erkeley, CA
>12) Julie Silas, Oakland, CA
> 13) Renee Longstreet, Tarzana, CA
>14) Susan Johnson, Encino, CA
> 15) Kenneth Johnson, Encino, CA
> 16) Terri Treas, Los Angeles, CA
> 17) Amy Retzinger, North Hollywood, CA
> 18) Babette Crooms, Los Angeles, CA
> 19) Olivia Kienzel; Santa Barbara, CA
> 20) Sean Dexheimer, Los Angeles, CA
> 21) Elio Chavez, Jr., Pasadena, CA
> 22) Greg%'XKastigar, Los Angeles, CA
> 23) Robert Collie, Los Angeles, CA
>24) Jeff Garvin, Brea, CA
> 25) Tricia Allen, Sherman Oaks, CA
> 26) Joleen Nordstrom ~ Hollywood, CA
> 27) Theresa Donahoe - Martinez,CA
> 28) Jennifer Horn - Concord, CA
>29) Roxanne Ryan - Alamo, CA
> 30) Miriam Tyler- San Jose CA
>31) John Burns- San Jose CA
> 32) Kristin Lynn Minick- Fort Worth TX
> 33) Jeff Neal- Marietta, GA
>34) Anna Neal- Marietta, GA
> 35) Frances Murley-Fort Worth, TX
> 36) David Murley-London, England, UK
> 37) Jillian Dykhouse, Colleyville, TX
> 38) Bonnie Dykhouse,Colleyville,TX
> 39) Nancy Williams, Colleyville, TX
> 40) Georgene Farr, Sterling Heights, MI
> 41) Joanne Arensberg, Riverview, MI
> 42) Luann Ouellette, Vermillion, SD
> 43) Sandie Sullivan, Vermillion, SD
> 44) Troy Nelson, Minneapolis, MN USA
> 45) Joseph Miller, Minneapolis, MN USA
> 46) Kathleen Miller, White Bear Lake, MN USA
> 47) Jerry Marquis, Mpls. Mn. USA
> 48) Julie Stokes, Coon Rapids, MN USA
> 49) Tracy Ford, Blaine, MN USA
> 50) Sheila Lawrence, Monticello, MN USA
> 51) Brenda Kitchen, Westlake Village, Calif!ornia,USA
> 52) Teresa Burke, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
> 53) Bruce Ehrlich, Sherman Oaks, CA USA
> 54) Yllania Francis, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 55) Drew Hedin, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 56) Laura Paridon, Laguna Woods, CA USA
> 57) Jeanie Hagedorn, Des Moines, IA USA
> 58) Sue Christensen, Des Moines, IA USA
> 59) Sybil Finken, Glenwood, IA USA
>60) Luke Finken, Earth
> 61) Doug Gerace, Lincoln, NE USA
>62) Cheryl Gerace, NE
> 63) Sheri Lew, CO
>64) Raven Grace, Boulder, CO
> 65) Martha M.Mertz, EL, Michigan
> 66) Colleen R. Cooper, Okemos, Michigan
> 67) Barbara J. Sawyer-Koch, East Lansing, MI
> 68) Margaret A. Meyers, Okemos, Michigan
> 69) Mary Helen Espes, Okemos, Michigan
> 70) Maureen Kirchhoff, Allenspark, CO
> 71) Bart Johnson, Err, France
> 72) Sharon!O'Connor, Olympia, WA USA
> 73) Nancy Irving, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
> 74) Martha Lindley, Seattle, WA, USA
> 75) Judith Alexander, Woodinville, WA, USA
> 76) Arlene B. Hawkinson, Seattle, WA, USA
> 77) Christine E. Mobley, Bothell, WA, USA
> 78) Trudie Breen, CA, USA
>79) Catherine Standiford, CA, USA
> 80) Beverly Truett, AZ, USA
>81) Christine Meehan,AZ,USA
> 82) Janice Gilbert, Valley Center, CA, USA
> 83) Dawna Upchurch, Anchorage, AK USA
> 84) Roxanna Groves, Olympia, WA USA
> 85) Lynda Lynde, Helena, MT USA
> 86) Constance Gelu, University Place, WA USA
> 87) Jodi Woolett, Tacoma, WA USA
> 88) Lisa I. Reeves- Lynden, WA USA
>89) Amanda James-Bow, WA USA
> 90) Kelli J. Smith, New Port Richey, FL USA
> 91) Chris Poirier, Largo, Fl USA
> 92) Mike Carpenter, Palmetto, Fl USA
> 93) Alice Pryor, Melbourne FL USA
> 94) Ellen Catano, Manchester NH USA
> 95) Bevely Jennings, Cincinnati OH USA
> 96) Linda Feely, Norwood,OH USA
> 97) Sherry Stidham, Norwood OH USA
> 98) Brittany Brown, Cincinnati OH USA
> 99) Sandy Brown, Cincinnati, Oh USA
> 100) Tim Brown, Cincinnati, OH USA
> 101) Pat Brown, Cincinnati, OH USA
> 102) Amy Cregger, Memphis, TN USA
> 103) Kay Emerick, Logan, OH USA
> 104) Trina Bookman, Logan, OH USA
> 105) Mary Samuelson, St. Louis, Mo USA
> 106) Jeannette Ward, Memphis, TN USA
> 107) Elisabeth Davis, Memphis, Tn USA
> 108) Rose Klimek, Memphis, TN USA
> 109) Barbara K. White, Hoquiam, WA, USA
> 110) Paula J. Eriksen, Palm Harbor, Florida USA
> 111) Rag!nar Eriksen, Palm Harbor, Florida USA
> 112) MARILYN KING, CLEARWATER, FL, USA
> 113) Barbara Stiner,Oldsmar,FL,USA
> 114) Jac'line Weisgerber,Clearwater,FL,USA
> 115) Charlotte Beadles, Douglasville, GA, USA
> 116) Jody Hoadley, Powder Springs, GA, USA
> 117) Hope Howard, Atlanta, GA, USA
> 118) Cliff Howard, Atlanta, GA, USA
> 119) Kay Chicoine, Atlanta, GA USA
> 120) Mark Chicoine, Atlanta, GA USA
> 121) Paula King, Lexington, KY,USA
> 122) Sally Weissman,Minneapolis,Mn,USA
> 123) Susan Abbott, New Brighton, MN USA
> 124) Rachel Fine, St. Louis Park, MN, USA
> 125) Deb Harley,Eden Prairie, MN,Usa
> 126) Barb Handahl,Faribault, MN,USA
> 127) Ann Olson,Chamberlain S.D.USA
> 128) Deb Hunt,Sioux Falls S.D.USA
> 129) Anne Frankman, Sioux Falls, SD USA
> 130) Susie Kostel, Tabor, SD USA
> 131) Julie Anderson, Mount Prospect, IL USA
> 132) Janet Tilden, Fremont, NE USA
> 133) Debbie Bowman, Kingston Springs, TN, USA
> 134) Shari Watkins, Franklin, TN, USA
> 135) Teresa Beck, Columbia, TN USA
> 136) Amy Stephens, Brentwood, TN, USA
> 137) Vicki Warren, Lyles, TN, USA
> 138) Linda Lupo, Westland, MI, USA
> 139) Cathie McClary, Clinton Twp. MI, USA
> 140) Diane Catellane, Clinton Twp. MI, USA
> 141) Judy Mellen, Clarkston, MI, USA
> 142) Donna Waite, Lake Orion, MI, USA
> 143) Ann Acton, South Lyon, MI, USA
> 145) Tami Hall, South Lyon, MI, USA
> 146) Wendy Belsley, South Lyon, MI, USA
> 147) Gretel Coombs, East Lansing, MI, USA
> 148) Mike Jones, Lansing, MI, USA
> 149) Jeff Jones, Atlanta, GA, USA
> 150) Marion Jones , Atlanta, GA , USA
> 151) Pat Scott, Enumclaw, WA, USA
> 152) Bob Panzer, Houston, TX, USA
> 153) Pat Panzer, Houston, TX, USA
> 154) Joe Schwartz, Jacksonville AL USA
> 155) Stefanie Walfield, Fayetteville, NC, USA
> 156) Liz Dunkley, Milledgeville, GA, USA
> 157) Christine Dunkley, Milledgeville, GA, USA
> 156) Mike Dunkley, Milledgeville, GA, USA
> 157) Randy Parsons, Eatonton, Ga.
> 158) Bonita Platner, Kirkwood, NY. USA
> 159) Ralph Platner, Kirkwood, NY. USA
> 160) Charles Lundquist, Binghamton, N.Y. U.S.A.
> 161) Tracy Rowe, Hollywood, CA USA
> 162) Daniel Raphael New York, New York USA
> 163) Ann Brameier, New York, NY USA
> 164) Kazuko Tao, Healdsburg, Ca USA
> 165) Shelley Zavat, Rio Nido, Ca. USA
> 166) Kendall Smith, Fort Bragg, Ca USA
> 167) Candi Zizek, Sacramento, California USA
> 168) Annette Blackwood, West Hartford, CT USA
> 169) Frank Sentner, West Hartford, CT USA
> 170) Ann Steadman, Roanoke, VA USA
> 171) George Steadman, Roanoke, VA USA
> 172) Elizabeth Byam,Washington, DC USA
> 173) Mary Dougal,Montclair, NJ USA
> 174) Kathleen Ennen, Champaign, Il. USA
> 175) Patricia S. Berky, Baltimore, Md. USA
> 176) Wahiba Abu-Ras, Old Bridge, NJ. USA
> 177) Magdi Awad, Old Bridge, NJ USA
> 178) Melissa Joralemon, NY USA
> 179) Vida Cofie-Robertson, NJ USA
>180) Sema Gurun, NY, USA
> 181)Sahika Yildirim, UB, Mongolia
> 182) Ceylan Orhun istanbul-turkey
> 183)Efsa Kuraner, Istanbul, Turkey
> 184) Meyzi Barin Istanbul Turkey
> 185) Marie-Aude Serra, Istanbul Turkey
> 186) Gil Serra, Istanbul Turkey
>187) Brian Wilks, France
> 188) Yuni Nixon, Canada
>189) John Nixon, Canada
> 190) Anne-Marie Dekker, Canada
>191) Daryl Duke, Canada
> 194 MARGO LANE TORONTO CANADA
>195)val ross, Toronto, Canada
> 196)Jane Rowland, Toronto, Canada
> 197)Elizabeth Renzetti, Los Angeles, CA
> 198) Jennifer Sudbury, Toronto, Canada
> 199) Anna Withrow, Toronto, Canada
>200) Erin Boyce, Toronto, Canada
> 201) Lauren Boyce, Leesburg, USA
> 202) Donna Hoeltzel, Yarker, Ontario,Canada
> 203) Jennifer Hoeltzel, Yarker, Ontario, Canada
> 204) Jaime Hoeltzel, Yarker, Ontario, Canada
> 205) Wendy Nelson-Hoeltzel, Centreville, Ontario, Canada
> 206) Lori Hunt, Yarker, Ontario, Canada
> 207) Janice Beecher, British Columbia, Canada
> 208) Diana Johannesma, British Columbia, Canada
> 209)Lynn Heslop, British Columbia, Canada
>210) Sharon Fulton, British Columbia, Canada
>211) Della Fulton, British Columbia, Canada
>212) Glenn Fulton, British Columbia, Canada
>213) Heather Lawson, British Columbia, Canada
>214) Virg Betker, British Columbia, Canada
>215) Grace Gill, British Columbia, Canada
>216) George Gill, British Columbia, Canada
>217) Terry Brown, Thunder Bay, Ont Canada
> 218) Vivianna Brown, Ontario Canada
>219) Charles Cottle, Montreal, Canada
>220) Linda Marschall, Dorval, Quebec, Canada
>221) Hank Gigandet, Dorval, Quebec, Canada
>222) Donna Belanger, Roxboro,Quebec, Canada
>223) James Sheen, Roxboro, Quebec, Canada
>224) Julie Lapierre, Lasalle, Quebec, Canada
>225) Lincoln Serjue, Lasalle, Quebec, Canada
>226) Earl Henophy,Kirkland,Quebec,Canada
>227) Katherine Peacock,Kirkland,Quebec,Canada
>228) Heather Sawchuk, Pierrefonds, Montreal, Quebec
>229) Sharon Coughlin, D.D.O, Quebec Canada
>230) Nathalie Blais, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada
>231) Diane Thibault, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, CDA>
>232) Sandra Thibault, Lachute, Quebec, Canada
>233) Jo Anne Howard
>234)Deborah L. Forde, Montreal,Quebec,Canada
>235) Jonh William Laurence Forde, Montreal,Quebec,Canada
>236) Alexandra-Kathleen Bouchard, Montreal, Canada
>237) Shirley Maragh, Montreal, Canada
>238) Diane C. Hodges, Montreal, Canada
>
>>DIRECTIONS: PLEASE COPY this email on to a new message, sign the bottom
>>and forward it to everyone on your distribution lists. If you receive this
>>list with more than 300 names on it, please e-mail a copy of it to:
>>sarabande@brandeis.edu
>>Even if you decide not to sign, please be considerate and do not kill
>>the petition.>
>
>
>"The world is too much with us,
>late and soon..."
>Wordsworth.
>*********************************
>diane celia hodges
>
>Diane_Hodges@ceo.cudenver.edu
>hodgesdiane@hotmail.com
>
>
>



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