Armenia: Civil Disobedience
Unzipped posts a statement calling for a campaign of civil disobedience to protest the recent election and post-election crackdown on the opposition. The blog says that the call is mainly aimed at Armenians living outside of the republic and calls upon the Diaspora to stop providing financial assistance to the government.
We call upon all Armenians all over the world to stop paying taxes, gratuities, and donations to all organizations, which direct that money to the ruling government in Armenia. Instead, we direct them to send same amount and more assistance to the Armenian people living in the villages and towns of Armenia.
No money and/or assistance should be directed to political parties, to the Armenia Fund, Org., the Armenian Assembly, the Armenian National Committee and to Armenian Republic and all other organizations you know, which are giving direct assistance to the Republic of Armenia.
We call upon all Armenians to peacefully live and show disobedience to the state authorities without fight, without profanity, curse, objection, retaliation or violence. Withdraw your participation, membership and contribution from all those organizations, and/or state institutions which exercise power and control over the free people of Armenia.
We call upon all Armenians to unite in creating a civil society whose’ consciousness shall decide and create their own way of life, society and country.
- 03.12.08 / 11pm by Onnik
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