Celebrate Amnesty's Birthday on Facebook and Twitter!

Amnesty members show their support on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy birthday to us!  And by us we mean YOU — Amnesty activists, members and supporters.

On May 28, 1961, Amnesty International was born. On that day, we didn’t know a simple idea — people should not be jailed for their beliefs — would spark the largest, most powerful human rights movement of our time.

Join the birthday party and celebrate 50 years fighting for justice by adding the Amnesty candle to your Facebook or Twitter profile now!

Then on Saturday, May 28, 2011 join us for a virtual Toast to Freedom.  Amnesty members from around the world will be sharing what freedom they value most (e.g. ‘I am free to vote’) on their blogs and social networks.  If you’re on Twitter use hashtag #tofreedom and follow the conversation.

For inspiration check out our website for highlights on our 50 year history.  And make sure to connect with Amnesty International USA’s Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest.

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16 thoughts on “Celebrate Amnesty's Birthday on Facebook and Twitter!

  1. You remind us of our rights, but above all our obligations. and have been for 50 yers. Human rights are the most valuable thing we have and that it is a duty is to fight for it.
    Thanks to all!

    Happy Birthday

  2. Happy Birthday Amnesty ! Thank you so much for all your hard work :)

  3. You remind us of our rights, but above all our obligations. and have been for 50 yers. Human rights are the most valuable thing we have and that it is a duty is to fight for it.
    Thanks to all!

    Happy Birthday

  4. Happy Birthday and wish you many happy returns of the day just started following you on twitter

  5. Happy Birthday and wish you many happy returns of the day just started following you on twitter

  6. Happy 50 birthday Amnesty International from my heart with my family and all my friends. Thanks to the leadership, activists and all branches of AI and AI USA which relentlessly protect human rights in all parts of the world, stand up for small and nameless people who would not even know anyone could help that there is no AI.

    In the cold cells of Tito's communist Yugoslavia, in solitary confinement of the most notorious prison in southeastern Europe, Goli island, where I was imprisoned for four years writing and collecting signatures on a petition for amnesty for all political prisoners, Amnesty International is me and my parents were the only hope that I will with God's help to survive.

    My friend Ernest Brajder was arrested with me and killed by secret police, but perpetrators of this crimes still enjoy the full protection of Croatian authorities, although Brajder killed in November 1980.

    The judge who sentenced me when I testified on Bradjer murder today is a judge of the Supreme Court of the Croatia and President of the Commission for the appointment and dismissal of all judges in the Republic of Croatia.

  7. Happy 50 birthday Amnesty International from my heart with my family and all my friends. Thanks to the leadership, activists and all branches of AI and AI USA which relentlessly protect human rights in all parts of the world, stand up for small and nameless people who would not even know anyone could help that there is no AI.

    In the cold cells of Tito’s communist Yugoslavia, in solitary confinement of the most notorious prison in southeastern Europe, Goli island, where I was imprisoned for four years writing and collecting signatures on a petition for amnesty for all political prisoners, Amnesty International is me and my parents were the only hope that I will with God’s help to survive.

    My friend Ernest Brajder was arrested with me and killed by secret police, but perpetrators of this crimes still enjoy the full protection of Croatian authorities, although Brajder killed in November 1980.

    The judge who sentenced me when I testified on Bradjer murder today is a judge of the Supreme Court of the Croatia and President of the Commission for the appointment and dismissal of all judges in the Republic of Croatia.

  8. Happy Birthday Amnesty International.

    I hope this year will be the year that you focus your efforts on protecting defenseless baby boys from the horrific human rights violation that is routine infant circumcision.

    Don't baby boys deserve the same human right of protection from unnecessary genital cutting that baby girls deserve? AI defends baby girls from genital cutting, why not baby boys?

    Over a million baby boys a year are crying out for help. Will 2011 be the year AI hears their screaming?

  9. Happy Birthday Amnesty International.

    I hope this year will be the year that you focus your efforts on protecting defenseless baby boys from the horrific human rights violation that is routine infant circumcision.

    Don’t baby boys deserve the same human right of protection from unnecessary genital cutting that baby girls deserve? AI defends baby girls from genital cutting, why not baby boys?

    Over a million baby boys a year are crying out for help. Will 2011 be the year AI hears their screaming?