Tuesday, January 22, 2013

From Our Friends at 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Dear Friends,
Please join Alice Walker, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Sam Hamill, Philip Levine, Naomi Shihab Nye, Carolyn Forché, Jerome Rothenberg, Pina Piccolo, Jack Hirschman, Sarah Browning, Ron Silliman, PEN America Center, Michael Rothenberg, and Terri Carrion, co-founders of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Rootsaction.org, Split This Rock, Code Pink, and many more of our dear friends in this important campaign to free the Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami who has been sentenced to life in prison for reciting a poem extolling the courage and values of the popular uprisings in Tunisia.
So far over 12,000 people have signed this petition, generating over 60,000 letters to the Qatar embassy requesting the release of Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami. In ten days Mohamed Al Ajami will appeal the verdict. Please sign this petition and send a letter to Qatar and let the government there know that Mohamed Al Ajami  should be released.
We can do this!
Thanks for your support.
Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion
100 Thousand Poets for Change

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