Post Script: Sunday 28th January
On Friday 26th January, several hundred people wrote on Amazon's Facebook Wall in protest at their lack of response to this petition, which has over ten thousand signatures. Hopefully this action will encourage them to take notice. Thank you to all the individuals and organisations who took part. I am now considering the next step. So watch this space, and in the meantime, if you wish to continue writing your messages of protest on their wall, please do so!
The petition to ask Amazon not to stock books which advocate the physical abuse of children has now reached TEN THOUSAND SIGNATURES, including many high profile names. However, Amazon themselves are STILL not responding.
With your help, I'd like to increase the pressure on Amazon to take notice.
Today, Friday 27th January, I'm asking everyone to go to Amazon's Facebook page, which has an open wall, and paste a link to the petition and a comment.
For example, you might like to say, 'Hey, Amazon, this petition now has ten thousand signatures, when are you going to respond?', or any words to that effect.
I'd be so grateful if you could just take a few minutes of your time to do this. If everyone who has signed the petition participates, just think what a big impact this could have!
Here's a step by step guide:
1. Go the Amazon Wall: www.facebook.com/Amazon
2. Post the petition link: http://www.change.org/petitions/jeff-bezos-amazon-ceo-refuse-to-carry-books-which-advocate-the-physical-abuse-of-children
3. Add a comment, e.g., 'Amazon, please respond!'
4. That's it!
I'd very much appreciate it if the comments were polite and did not contain bad language, threats or unkind words about Amazon, or the book authors, or anyone else. I really believe that if we want to campaign on the issue of peace and gentleness then we have to lead by example.
If you would like to do more than just writing on Amazon's wall, you are welcome to send an email, requesting a response to the petition, to any or all of the following email addresses:
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazon UK Press Office: email@example.com
Amazon USA Press Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other ideas about how we can take this campaign further, please email me.
Thank you so much for your continued support with this campaign. I cannot tell you how grateful I am. I feel sure that we have already made a positive difference simply by taking a stand against this treatment of children, and I am optimistic that very soon we will gain more publicity, a response from Amazon, and see further fantastic changes in the way people think and behave as parents.
For now, get out your imaginary spray cans, and become virtual graffiti artists for the day! Good luck!