SAVE THE MALDIVES!
“It is going to be very difficult for us to adapt to climate change issues if we do not have solid and secure democratic governance.”
- President Mohamed Nasheed, at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Conference on Climate Change, London, July 2009
Activists at the Copenhagen Climate Summit admiringly declared Mohamed Nasheed "our global president." But on February 7th, this first democratically-elected president in Maldives history (and harbinger of the Arab Spring last year) was forced to resign in a coup d'etat orchestrated by security forces loyal to the former dictator. The country now faces a democracy crisis in addition to the looming threat from climate change.
Here's how you can help:
• Tell everyone you know to see THE ISLAND PRESIDENT
on the first weekend that it opens in their cities
• Join the global movement to solve the climate crisis.
Get involved at 350.org
• Tell world leaders to support immediate,
early elections in the Maldives: AVAAZ.org