Ricken Patel is the British/Canadian President and Director of Avaaz, the world’s biggest online political activist network.

Using online petitions, small-scale project funding and direct actions, Avaaz organizes global campaigns to defend human rights, to uphold the freedom of the press, and to protect to environment.

Its goal is to give the citizens of the world a means of direct political influence on the pressing issues they face.

The word avaaz stems from the Persian and means “voice” in several European, Middle-Eastern and Asian languages.

ON AVAAZ.ORG AND GLOBAL INTERNET CAMPAIGNS

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