An urgent distress call came through from Syrian Journalist Rami Jarrah
"Moscow just declared that it has notified anti-government rebels in besieged Eastern Aleppo to leave via two corridors between 9am and 7pm this Friday. And that this would extend the "ceasefire" otherwise they would carry out their military targets. I have checked with sources on the ground and as of yet there is no such notice and given the fact that there is no actual ceasefire and this is a total and utter lie by the Russians, this can only mean that when the deadline comes the bombardment of Aleppo will see an escalation. The reason this is significant now is that it comes just before the US elections which is expected to swarm mainstream and social media platforms. And could pretty much leave any activity in Aleppo, however horrific yet in the shadow of the elections that all will be focused on. It is important that we take advantage of the time we have now until Friday evening to shed as much light as possible on this strategy by the Russians, as when the time comes and if the plan is carried out; our voices will be weak in the midst of the world's media focus. We really need to get this out there whether it's through campaigns, messages, posts, reports and all that is possible. If this is a strong topic on social media at least it would contrast into the mainstream media and would help. Good luck to you all and to the people of Aleppo..."
Watch Rami Jarrah in this INTERVIEW speaking to CNN's Christiane Amanpour earlier this week about the situation in Aleppo. The interview was facilitated by SAC
It takes a few steps only from ALL of us to #StandWithAleppo
The action steps below come from activists around the globe to mobilize and perhaps save lives.
Change your social media profile pictures to the image below and check into Aleppo on your facebook. Ask your friends to do the same.
Call the Russian embassy in the U.S. (202) 298-5700 and state the following:
Watch this VIDEO of a siege of the Russian Embassy in the UK staged by The Syria Campaign, Syria Solidarity UK, and ANA Press
Join the Twitter storm on Sunday at 10am Eastern time with the Hashtag #StandWithAleppo. Attach a picture to your tweet showing families and friends holding signs with the message: #StandWithAleppo.
Join the movement to #StandWithAleppo