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Syria: stand with the protesters

A desperate video plea has just come in from an Avaaz member in Syria who has risked his life to call on us for help.

The Syrian regime is laying siege to whole cities, and is willing to annihilate them to crush the peaceful democracy movement. Security forces have cut off all food, water and medicine to these towns, shot hundreds of citizens, and detained and tortured thousands -- in many cases ripping out their fingernails before releasing them, as a warning to other protesters.

Despite this unimaginable terror, the Syrian people refuse to be silenced, and are committed to a non-violent path out of this nightmare. Donate to provide financial and other support to the Syrian movement -- for needs ranging from urgent medical help to communications support, to ads and public messages urging soldiers to refuse to shoot protestors. Watch the video appeal and donate above!