Stop the Clash
Stop the Clash of Civilizations! Avaaz.org pleads in this video about peace between Islam and the West, with questions such as “who speaks for you?” and “are we so different?” There have been over 2.2 million YouTube views since it debuted in March, 2007, and the video is shown in classrooms around the globe.
Avaaz asserts “Another world is possible, and we pledge to make it real,” and that “Global public opinion is the new superpower.”
Avaaz reminds that “If the people lead the leaders will follow.” Of the clash of civilizations, they observe “We’re afraid,” and of our leaders in this clash, Avaaz continues “and they’re playing off our fears.”
In their words, “Avaaz means “voice” or “song” in Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, and other langauges) is a community of global citizens who take action on major issues around the world. We have members in every country on earth, and operate in twelve languages. Our aim is to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people–and not just political elites and unaccountable corporations–shape global decisions. This video, made with agit-pop.com with music by DJ Spooky, helped launch our campaign against the so-called Clash of Civilizations–starting with a call for real Middle East peace talks now.”