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“Help artists free fellow artist Ai Weiwei.” – Alex Wilks, Avaaz.org

You can learn to add your voice (quietly) by adding your good name to good petitions for good causes. – Doc Meek
World-famous and beloved Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been “disappeared” by China’s state security forces. Every trace of Ai’s life and art have been erased from the Chinese internet, and his only hope may be a global outcry for his release.

Fearful of the pro-democracy protests sweeping the world, the government has cracked down on hundreds of free thinking Chinese artists, intellectuals, students and citizens. But across the world, artists and art-lovers have begun to speak out in solidarity with Ai.

Chinese elites love buying contemporary art, and are planning a huge art fair in Beijing. If international galleries and artists withdraw from the fair, they’ll send shockwaves through the regime. Let’s build a massive global wave of support for top gallerists and artists to stop exhibiting in China until Ai Weiwei is freed. We’ll deliver it at the Venice biennale exhibition soon, and publish the reactions of major galleries and artists.

Image/text from: avaaz.org

If you would like to help free artist Ai Weiwei, try a no-cost-to-you-except-time petition addition of your name:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/artists_for_ai_weiwei/?copy

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Thursday, April 28, 2011. Today I am grateful that the world is full of artists who are willing to put their lives on the line for their art, and for their willingness to speak out against corruption and injustice, no matter where (or by whom) it is practiced! ~ Doc Meek

I joined Avaaz.org some time ago now. As I am definitely not a “joiner” this was not an easy decision for me. What made it easier was the integrity and persistence for good that exists in this mostly-volunteer worldwide organization.

Thank you, Patel Ricken, for founding Avaaz.org and for sticking with it despite many obstacles to justice in the world!

Doc Meek, Thurs, Apr 28, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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