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As bloggers, we all have the power to speak out when we feel something is wrong. If we do it collectively, our voice becomes much louder, much stronger, and has more chance of being heard. And even if there’s only the slightest chance that someone somewhere with the power to effect real change will hear that voice, it’s always worth shouting.

As parents, it is impossible not to be affected by the reports of the full horror of the Houla massacre. This is from Wednesday’s Times:

‘The children of Houla were not killed by random shelling. The UN yesterday revealed that they were murdered one by one. The militia came in the night armed with knives and guns, and the young victims were executed with a bullet to the head or a knife to the throat.

One photograph shows a cherubic baby girl, no older than 2, with a tiny gold ear-stud. She is wrapped in a white shroud. Half her skull has been hacked or blown away. A saucer of bone juts from a bloody gash in what remains of her head. (You can read the full article on The Times)

Kofi Annan has said that the situation in Syria has reached a ‘tipping point’. BBC

Friday June 1

Many of us are joining forces in protest against the killings in Syria. We’re blogging and tweeting and using our collective voice to make as much noise as we possibly can. If you’re on twitter, watch out for bloggers tweeting links to their posts using the hashtags #Syria #StoptheKilling and #tippingpoint, RT their posts and join in. It may not be much, but doing something is always better than doing nothing.

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