Amnesty International put together a Chinese New Year action as part of its Beijing Olympics campaign. The action involves sending postcards with special New Year greetings to the Chinese authorities. The campaign covers four issues: death penalty, human rights defender, internet censorship, and detention without trial. Thus, there are four postcard designs.

The original designs created by AI’s headquarter in London were single card layout which would require going to a commercial printer. I reformatted the designs into a layout of four postcards on a letter-size paper so the postcards can be printed from a computer printer and then cut into size. With four easy-to-use postcard files in hand, I started announcing the action on email lists. But each file is over 1MB, not very email friendly. This past week, I got some help to post two of the postcards on the AIUSA website and they are online for a limited time to observe Chinese New Year (February 7th).

In order to give the postcards a permanent place online, I posted the files here using some of my blog’s precious free memory space. Download from each of the issue links: death penalty, human rights defender, internet censorship, and detention without trial. Printing instructions: print 2 copies for each file, color copy double sided on cardstock paper, cut along center marks.

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