MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Harry Potter Fans Move UN Security Council to Action

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2008, 06:20 AM

This week we’re proud to report that actions spurred by The HP Alliance have caused the UN Security Council to make its first-ever presidential statement demanding an end to impunity and condemning Sudan’s lack of action in the genocide in Darfur.

According to an official at the UK-based Aegis trust, this real-world action came about in large part because the HP Alliance “made it possible to send almost 10,000 e-mails asking for the Council to speak out … Without your imaginative campaigns over 3/4 of these emails would never have been sent.”

The e-mails (which were signed by Potter fans here) “really made the difference – showing that it wasn’t just NGOs [non-governmental organizations] and members of the elite who care about Darfur – but people from all walks of life disgusted at the impunity for mass murder and eager to see action.”

The HPA says this is only in the beginning; the next step is a switchover pledge, a peaceful show of disapproval for the Chinese government’s practice of supplying money and weapons to the hostile forces in the Sudan. Signees promise to switch their television sets from the Olympic coverage during commercials, over to a broadcast of Mia Farrow reporting from a Darfurian refugee camp.

Congratulations, Potter fans, on achieving real-world action!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Fans News


Posted by Thio on July 15, 2008, 04:26 PM report to moderator
Kiwi Mc I
Posted by Kiwi Mc I on July 15, 2008, 04:32 PM report to moderator
Posted by WTD on July 15, 2008, 04:35 PM report to moderator
Posted by siyrean on July 15, 2008, 06:00 PM report to moderator
Posted by WTD on July 15, 2008, 07:49 PM report to moderator
Posted by H on July 15, 2008, 10:22 PM report to moderator
Posted by TarsieS on July 16, 2008, 12:08 AM report to moderator
Posted by Kate on July 16, 2008, 12:40 AM report to moderator
Posted by Ellatrix! on July 16, 2008, 07:52 PM report to moderator
Winky's Mom
Posted by Winky's Mom on July 17, 2008, 10:51 PM report to moderator
Posted by christy on July 19, 2008, 07:10 AM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Guess That Book

"Well, there you are, boy. Platform nine -- platform ten. Your platform should be somewhere in the middle, but they don't seem to have built it yet, do they?"