Yasaman Aryani and her mother Monireh Arabshahi protested Iranian forced veiling laws for women back in 2019, by riding a train without a head covering, so naturally an Iranian judge sentenced them to 16 years in prison for "inciting and facilitating corruption and prostitution." 16 years for not wearing a head covering! I mean, gosh, it's not like they stole the pensions of thousands of workers or something. You naturally recognize "inciting and facilitating corruption and prostitution" as the kind of snowflake charge that snowflake governments concoct when they're trying to keep people down. And though Iran has lately reduced Ms. Aryani's sentence to a little over 9 1/2 years, that's still a little over 9 1/2 years too long to spend in jail because you didn't wear a head covering on a train. Hence Amnesty International helps you tell the government of Iran to free Ms. Aryani and her mother immediately. Because even repressive governments still respond to the Big Stick of Bad PR.
Meanwhile, our Administration has decided to end American prohibitions against military use of land mines. I guess they'll say other nations get to use land mines, so we should, too, which was pretty much our Administration's argument for bowing out of the INF last year. But over 160 nations have joined the Mine Ban Treaty since 1997, and the fact that the United States is pointedly not one of them means we largely leave it up to the Executive branch to voluntarily stop using land mines in war-making. After three-plus years, we are hopefully seeing the value of not leaving so much up to the Executive branch, so Win Without War helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass legislation banning the use of land mines. And another thing: land mines don't just go away if no one sets them off, but remain a threat for decades, and so they maim and kill people long after all the wars are over. It sure seems to me that civilized people wouldn't allow that to happen.
Finally, Consumer Reports instructs us that the three largest American airline corporations -- American, Delta, and United -- actually charge fees to families if they want to sit together on flights, and are otherwise happy to sit children as young as 1 or 2 next to complete strangers! And here you thought getting government out of our way was going to help make a more family-friendly America! Of course, you don't need to be a Noam Chomsky acolyte to see that a corporate-controlled America must be less family-friendly, because families get in the way of corporate profits (or, more precisely, executive pay), so Consumer Reports helps you tell the three biggest airline corporations to stop separating families on flights. You may wonder why we don't simply tell Congress to pass a law. We may do that in the future! But first, we'll try wielding the Big Stick of Bad PR, which really ought to work on corporate CEOs here, since it concerns family separation.