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Solidaritat amb Catalunya – pel dret a l’autodeterminació pacífica!

deutsch / català / castellano / português / italiano / français / românesc / english / 简体中文 / 繁體中文 / русский / 日本語 /  lingua Europaea / العربية / български / tiếng việt / فارسی / ქართული / ελληνικά / türk / magyar / hrvatski / polski / हिन्दी / 한국의 / తెలుగు / svenska / српски / dansk / nederlands / norsk / Catalunya és la major nació europea sense estat propi. Els catalans són conscients, amb orgull, d’una història de més de mil anys. La seva magnífica literatura i cultura és una part essencial d’Europa. La llengua catalana és la llengua materna de milions d'europeus. L’any 1934, el president de la Generalitat de Catalunya va declarar la independència de Catalunya d'Espanya. L’any 1936, el general Francisco Franco va començar (amb l’ajuda d’Alemanya) el seu cop d’estat i va esclatar la Guerra Civil espanyola, que va donar lloc a un nou període de supressió de la nació catalana i de la seva llengua. Al segle XXI, no s’ha de permetre que l’exèrcit espanyol sigui posat en marxa contre el poble català que desitja aconseguir, d’una manera pacífica, la seva independència estatal. Europeus de tots els països i nacions han de fer tot lo possible per assegurar que el conflicte entre el govern central espanyol i Catalunya sigui resolt, aquesta vegada, d’una manera pacífica. El dret a la autodeterminació lliura, pacífica i democràtica d’una nació està a damunt dels límits legals d'un estat que vol imposar el seu sistema legal a milions de persones que se senten tractades en ell i per ell com a ciutadans de segona classe. Catalunya pertany incondicionalment a Europa. La Unió Europea i tots els països europeus han d’expressar clarament que qualsevol ús de la força militar en el conflicte actual seria inacceptable i que, si de fet nasqués un nou estat català, seria tan benvingut a la Unió Europea com ho va ser, fins ara, la regió de Catalunya amb la seva metròpoli Barcelona i com continuarà sent també Espanya. ************************************************************************** Declaració oficial de l'Expert Independent del Consell de Drets Humans de les Nacions Unides per a la promoció d'un ordre mundial democràtic i just, Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas, sobre les violacions de Drets Humans del poble català per l´Estat espanyol: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22295&LangID=E Declaració oficial del Relator Especial de l'ONU sobre la promoció i la protecció de la llibertat d'expressió, Prof. Dr. David Kaye, sobre la persecució jurídica de polítics catalans per la justícia de l´Estat espanyol: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22928&LangID=E ************************************************************************** Articles publicats a la pàgina catalana d´aquesta petició (n´hi ha més articles a les pàgines en altres llengües, sobretot en la pàgina alemanya): 97. «Últimes paraules de l'eurodiputat Oriol Junqueras en el judici polític celebrat a Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (16. 7. 2019). 96. «2ª Decisió del Grup de Treball de l’ONU contra les Detencions Arbitràries de l’ONU sobre els presos» (5. 7. 2019). 95. «La Unió Europea gira l’esquena als seus valors fonamentals i denega els escons a diputats elegits del Parlament europeu!» (2. 7. 2019). 94. «Vergonya damunt del ‛país de Franco’!» (22. 6. 2019). 93. «Omplim Estrasburg!» (17. 6. 2019). 92. «Consell de Drets Humans — Grup de Treball sobre la Detenció Arbitrària: Opinió 6/2019 (II)» (9. 6. 2019). 91. «Consell de Drets Humans — Grup de Treball sobre la Detenció Arbitrària: Opinió 6/2019 (I)» (9. 6. 2019). 90. «Grup de Treball sobre Detenció Arbitrària de les Nacions Unides sobre els presos polítics a Espanya» (28. 5. 2019). 89. «"Proporcionalitat en el conflicte català" — El Parlament alemany s’ocuparà de Catalunya» (18. 5. 2019). 88. «Les eleccions a Espanya del 28 d’abril del 2019 — un dia fatal per la llibertat, la democràcia, l’estat de dret i la Unió Europea» (6. 5. 2019). 87. «Pot haver-hi morts – El conflicte entre Espanya i Catalunya pot agreujar-se aviat» (25. 4. 2019). 86. «Una fugida de la realitat: Inés Arrimadas» (28. 2. 2019). 85. «Spexit: comença la venjança d'Espanya contra la nació catalana» (12. 2. 2019) 84. «Ningú a la Unió Europea podrà dir que no ho sabia» (10. 2. 2019). 83. «Documentació del judici contra els presos polítics accessible en anglès» (30. 1. 2019). 82. «Bàrbars i mentiders espanyols en el segle XXI» (25. 1. 2019). 81. «Espanya és diferent: jutges subordinats a partits polítics i parcials, en els alts tribunals d’Espanya» (10. 1. 2019). 80. «A Espanya, on la justícia esdevé injustícia …» (2. 1. 2019). 79. «‘La banalización de los delitos de rebelión y sedición’» (30. 12. 2018). 78. «Vaga de fam també de Joaquim Forn i Josep Rull» (3. 12. 2018). 77. «Carta oberta de Jordi Sànchez i Jordi Turull del 1 de desembre del 2018» (2. 12. 2018). 76. «Tractament desigual vergonyós de la qüestió catalana pel Govern Federal d’Alemanya» (13. 10. 2018). 75. «El dret a l'autodeterminació de Catalunya i el Regne d'Espanya» (29. 9. 2018). 74. «El que no s'ajusta s'ajusta tanmateix: la promoció del jutge Pablo Llarena» (23. 9. 2018). 73. «Nou escàndol a Espanya: els continguts del canal de xat oficial dels jutges espanyols són coneguts» (19. 9. 2018). 72. «‘Espanya és una dictadura!’, ‘Llibertat per Catalunya!’, ‘Independència!’, ‘Visca la República!’» (18. 9. 2018). 71. «Ministre d'Afers Exteriors espanyol implicat en contradiccions en una entrevista de la BBC» (16. 9. 2018). 70. «El fals relat de l’inexistent — documentació sobre les mentides de la propaganda espanyola» (20. 8. 2018). 69. «Les inflades quimeres d’un periodista: sobre un article de Michael Ebmeyer a ‘Zeit Online’» (6. 8. 2018). 68. «El critòcrata espanyol Pablo Llarena retira altra vegada ordres europees de detenció» (23. 7. 2018). 67. «Crida Nacional per la República Catalana» (21. 7. 2018). 66. «Les falses acusacions de la injusta ‘justícia’ espanyola» (3. 7. 2018). 65. «La no-decisió sobre l’extradició de Puigdemont reactiva el front alemany» (2. 7. 2018). 64. «Quan s'ha perdut la reputació ... De moment es manté el règim dictatorial espanyol a Catalunya» (21. 5. 2018). 63. «Els dos Presidents de Catalunya i la construcció de la República Catalana» (17. 5. 2018). 62. «Alfred de Zayas, relator independent de l’ONU: 4 preguntes sobre Catalunya» (18. 4. 2018). 61. «‘El dret d'autodeterminació està plenament integrat en l'ordenament jurídic espanyol’» (17. 4. 2018). 60. «Comunicat dels extreballadors de Diplocat sobre la liquidació de l’entitat» (17. 4. 2018). 59. «‘L’estat espanyol s’està comportant com un règim repressiu, hereu d’un passat feixista?’ Sí!» (15. 4. 2018). 58. «Policia alemanya estudia amenaces de Federico Jiménez Losantos contra Alemanya i els alemanys» (10. 4. 2018). 57. «Un expert de l'ONU insta a Espanya a no perseguir càrrecs penals de rebel·lió» (7.4. 2018). 56. «La justícia alemanya no extradirà el president català pel delicte de rebel·lió» (6. 4. 2018). 55. «Carta del President de la Generalitat de Catalunya des de la presó de Neumünster (Alemanya)» (5. 4. 2018). 54. «Ministre Jordi Turull: ‘No hi ha separació de poders a Espanya’» (3. 4. 2018). 53. «Expert independent de l'ONU es pronuncia en contra l’extradició del 130è president català a Espanya» (2. 4. 2018). 52. «L'arrest de Puigdemont a Alemanya: Una descarada mostra de menyspreu pels drets dels individus» (31. 3. 2018). 51. «Entrevista sobre Catalunya a la pàgina web de la revista alemanya ‘stern’» (30. 3. 2018). 50. «El Parlament de Portugal critica en una resolució la suspensió de Drets Humans a Catalunya» (29. 3. 2018). 49. «La veu d'un espanyol decent sobre la vergonya nacional d'Estremera» (28. 3. 2018). 48. «El Comitè de Drets Humans de les Nacions Unides admet la demanda del 130è President de Catalunya» (27. 3. 2018). 47. «Nova petició contra l'extradició del molt honorable 130è President de Catalunya Carles Puigdemont» (26. 3. 2018). 46. «La policia alemanya deté l'actual 130º President de la Generalitat de Catalunya» (25. 3. 2018). 45. «L'autodestrucció d'Espanya continua» (23. 3. 2018). 44. «10 propostes pel camí cap a la llibertat» (14. 3. 2018). 43. «Espanya no podrà subjugar Catalunya permanentment!» (13. 3. 2018). 42. «El Tribunal Europeu dels Drets Humans condemna més una vegada Espanya» (13. 3. 2018). 41. «El règim espanyol dirigit per Mariano Rajoy planeja una nova vulneració de la Constitució» (26. 1. 2018). 40. «Les vulneracions dels Drets Humans no s’han d’oblidar! S’hauran de jutjar!» (24. 1. 2018). 39. «‘Espanya té presos polítics i la UE i l’ONU callen’ (Alfred de Zayas, relator independent de l’ONU» (23. 1. 2018). 38. «Sky News ha publicat un nou documental sobre la brutalitat de la policia espanyola l'1-10-2017» (20. 1. 2018). 37. «Rajoy, Sáenz de Santamaría i altres poden acabar davant un tribunal internacional» (14. 1. 2018). 36. «1-Octubre-2017: una vergonya per a Espanya!» (14. 1. 2018). 35. «Oriol Junqueras (vicepresident legítim de la Generalitat de Catalunya): ‘Recuperem les institucions’» (13. 1. 2018). 34. «Associació de Juristes ‛Drets’: ‘Denunciem la violació de drets fonamentals!’» (12. 1. 2018). 33. «Hi haurà aviat un Govern legal i un Govern legítim de Catalunya?» (12. 1. 2018). 32. «The Catalan Process: Sovereignty, Self-Determination and Democracy in the 21st Century» (9. 1. 2018). 31. «Observadors internacionals denuncien irregularitats en les eleccions del 21D» (7. 1. 2018). 30. «Breu resum dels esdeveniments des de setembre fins a desembre de 2017» (7. 1. 2018). 29. «Catalonia’s Legitimate Right to Decide: Paths to Self-determination» (7. 1. 2018). 28. «Carta d’en Jordi Cuixart» (2. 1. 2018). 27. «Pere Grau i Rovira: ‘Pensar l'impensable’» (26. 12. 2017). 26. «Nadala (2017) pels presos polítics catalans» (26. 12. 2017). 25. «Va haver-hi algun frau electoral a favor de Ciutadans?» (24. 12. 2017). 24. «DECLARACIÓ: Crida Europea per a la Democràcia a Catalunya» (24. 12. 2017). 23. «Una nació que ja no es deixa més esclavitzar!» (21. 12. 2017). 22. «Llibertat o submissió: les eleccions iŀlegítimes del 21D i el futur de Catalunya» (21. 12. 2017). 21. «Pere Grau i Rovira: ‘Fita: 60 %’» (19. 12. 2017). 20. «Òmnium Cultural: Violacions dels drets humans pel estat espanyol a Catalunya (2017)» (18. 12. 2017). 19. «Alfred de Zayas: quatre preguntes i quatre respostes sobre Catalunya i Espanya» (18. 12. 2017). 18. «L'ex-líder de Podem Catalunya crida a votar en contra del ‘govern corrupte de Mariano Rajoy’» (17. 12. 2017). 17. «Marta Rovira a Brussel·les: ‘Guanyarem! Visca la República!’» (9. 12. 2017). 16. «Pere Grau i Rovira: ‘Revenja, arbitrarietat i altres “normalitats”’» (6. 12. 2017). 15. «Carta de Jordi Cuixart des de la presó: ‘No caurem en cap tristor col·lectiva’» (5. 12. 2017). 14. «Toni Strubell i Trueta: Carta a Jean-Claude Juncker» (3. 12. 2017). 13. «Com es manipula el dret a Espanya: opinió legal del Prof. Dr. Joan J. Queralt» (17. 11. 2017). 12. «La falsa propaganda d'Espanya: entrevista amb el ministre d'Afers Exteriors d'Espanya Alfonso Dastis» (17. 11. 2018). 11. «Altra carta des de la presó del vice-president del govern legítim de Catalunya» (15. 11. 2017). 10. «Legalitat penal i procés independentista (12. 11. 2017). 9. «Carta des de la presó espanyola del vice-president del govern legítim de Catalunya, Oriol Junqueras» (10. 11. 2017). 8. «Carta des de Bèlgica del president de la Generalitat de Catalunya i de quatre consellers del govern» (9. 11. 2017). 7. «OPEN LETTER TO UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW IN THE EUROPEAN UNION» (3. 11. 2017). 6. «UN independent expert urges Spanish Government to reverse decision on Catalan autonomy» (3. 11. 2017). 5. «La desdemocratització d’Espanya ha començat!» (30. 10. 2017). 4. «La República de Catalunya – ha nascut un nou estat europeu» (29. 10. 2017). 3. «Ajuda a Catalunya! Ajuda a Europa!» (24. 10. 2017).2. «El referèndum suec de 2017 (versió catalana)» (18. 10. 2017). 1. «El referèndum suec — una ucronia de l’any 2017» (13. 10. 2017). **************************************************************************  

Prof. Dr. Axel Schönberger
489,234 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Boris Johnson MP, David Gauke MP, jeremy hunt mp

Mass Freedom Rallies; Saturday, July 14, 2018

⚠️MAJOR UPDATES⚠️ ✅ Join the #FreeSpeech Movement - READ MORE. ✅ The Battle For Alfie's Law Continues -  READ MORE. —————————————————- While supporting Alfie's Law is still a supreme priority, we have come to recognize that Alfie and his horrific treatment by the Government is only a symptom of a much greater problem.  Our rights including freedom of speech and the right to self-determination are eroding to a dangerous point. FREE SPEECH UNDER ATTACK WORLDWIDE2017 – The Canadian Government passed Bill C-16 criminalizing the misuse of "gender pronouns."2018 – The European Union passed law 2008/913/JHA in November criminalizing any speech that could be construed as expressions of racism and xenophobia. The time has come to send a strong message throughout the world that we know what the Governments are up to and we will not take it sitting down. WHAT TO DO? It is for this reason that we are officially supporting the "Tommy Robinson March" on July 14th and urging everyone in the UK o be there and to organize worldwide. Q: WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT TOMMY ROBINSON?  A: The rally is not really about Tommy Robinson, but rather about our collective freedoms, which a democratic state and society must defend. The right to treat our children or speak out on any issue close to our hearts is the heart and soul of freedom and democracy. Remember even during the hight of the battle for baby Alfie, the authorities were trying to shut people up.  On Saturday, July 14, 2018 we will all declare what writer Evelyn Beatrice Hal (28 September 1868 – 13 April 1956) so beautifully said: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Save Baby Alfie Evans
190,296 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May Prime Minister

BAN HALAL & KOSHER MEAT IN THE UK

HALAL AND KOSHER MEAT MUST BE COMPLETELY BANNED IN THE UK. THAT INCLUDES THE SALE AND SLAUGHTER. IT CONDONES CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THE BRITISH PUBLIC. IT IS OFFENSIVE TO EVERY CHRISTIAN LIVING IN THE UK AND IT IS MORALY WRONG IN OUR CIVILIZATION. ALL LIFE IS SACRED AND FIGHTS TO LIVE, IF IT MUST BE KILLED IT MUST BE DONE AS HUMANLY AS POSSIBLE. THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN WISH TO REMAIN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY NOT A BARBARIC ONE. WE DENOUNCE HALAL & KOSHER MEAT IN OUR COUNTRY. ALL THOSE THAT WISH TO LIVE IN THE UK MUST ACCEPT AND ABIDE BY OUR UK LAWS AND PRINCIPLES. British people are against halal and kosher slaughter. Under British Law, animals must be stunned before slaughter, and not killed in full view of other animals. It is distressing to animals morally wrong and unnecessarily cruel. Halal and kosher slaughter is a barbaric way to slaughter an animal. Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and the Netherlands have banned halal slaughter, and as an animal loving nation, we are insisting the same happens in the UK. We are angry at the Government and food industry for pandering to the MINORITY group that want halal and kosher foods, and we stand up and set an example that the halal and kosher slaughter method is wrong. It is completely unnecessary because the people who eat this food can say a prayer over the food which enables them to eat it. We are a predominantly Christian country and we demand that you follow the wishes of the British people. We insist all animals are stunned prior to slaughter. The Danish PM said animal rights have to come above religious rights, and we believe that in the year 2017, this is true. As well as the cruelty, Christians and Sikhs are forbidden to eat halal and kosher and since it is unlabelled, our religious rights are being violated. We therefore insist that all animals are stunned prior to slaughter, and that all halal and kosher foods are banned in this country. We have fought many years to be a civilized nation and we will not let those standards drop to barbaric practices because of a minority living in our country. If you live in Britain you must adapt to our values, custom’s and high standards. WE will NOT allow our standards to drop for the sake of a few. This petition is based on a petition by Johanne Tavares called “Stop unstunned halal and kosher slaughter in the UK”: https://www.change.org/p/stop-unstunned-halal-and-kosher-slaughter-in-the-uk 

MS T
117,509 supporters
Petitioning MP Theresa May , Boris Johnson MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP

ALFIE’S LAW

STEVEN WOOLFE MEP LEADS CAMPAIGN FOR ALFIE’S LAW London, UK. Parliament Street today launches the ‘Alfie’s Law’ campaign with Steven Woolfe MEP for a change in the law to bring an end to the tragic situation of parents of young children such as Alfie Evans. Whilst we absolutely recognise the skill and dedication of medical professionals in the UK, we stand by the moral rights of parents – and their children – to make their informed decisions about care and treatment. A recent flurry of cases have seen parents drawn through protracted legal battles which have forbidden children to be taken from hospital for medical care by their clinical peers in other countries, and leading parents to become the clinical link for their own child. The case of Ashya King saw his parents hunted across Europe after they decided to remove him from hospital and take him to the Czech Republic for proton beam therapy. Ashya is in remission and doing well. Parliament Street's campaign calls on MPs to grant Parliamentary time to this matter in the Chamber, to ensure that parents are not taken through such lengthy and delaying legal challenges in future. A Parliament Street spokesperson said, “Parents are being side-lined in the care of their children, in what are highly complicated moral decisions. We strongly believe it is time for a change in the law to re-empower parents to have a say in the treatment of their children. We know that MPs have the power to change this to help children and their parents in future, and call on them to address this.” Steven Woolfe MEP, launching the campaign outside the Houses of Parliament today, said, “The cases of Charlie Gard, Aysha King, and now Alfie Evans, show a dangerous trend of public bodies depriving parents and families of the right to make decisions they believe are in the best interests of their children. “Parent’s rights should neither be ignored nor dismissed as irrelevant by hospitals and courts, who believe they know best and have the power, money and resources to overwhelm families who simply want to save their child. “We demand a change in the law to restore the rights of parents in such decisions. All parents should be allowed an independent advocate to defend their case with the right legal and medical expertise and financial equality of arms. “Now is the time to act. We cannot have another baby, another family, have to go through the struggle and torment the Evans family have. It’s time for Alfie’s Law.”

Wendy Steggles
101,687 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Naheed Nenshi, John Tory, Jim Watson, Barack Obama, Amnesty International Australia, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations Security Council, Human Rights Watch, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, ...

Free Ahed Tamimi

My name is Nasri Akil from Toronto, Canada. I started this campaign to support" Ahed Tamimi", her mother "Mariam", her cousin "Nur" and the other kids detained by the evil hands of the Zionists of the fake state of Israel. In a desperate hope to get enough signature to put pressure on decision makers to do something about the constant twisted detention of Palestinian kids. In turn this will expose the evil of the zionists and pressure the international community. I would like to mention here that this petition has nothing to do with race or religion or ethnicity. It's pure right against wrong. Zionism is not Judaism. Judaism is a religion not a race. Many Jews are not Zionists. Most Zionists are not Jews. Many Zionists hate Jews. Opposition to Israel is NOT anti-Semitism. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested ( kidnapped actually ) by Israeli forces in the middle of the night. Since she was a young child, she has been active in weekly demonstrations against Israel’s theft of her family’s land in occupied Nabi Saleh. But as Tamimi stands against Israeli occupation, she underscores: whenever a people face oppression, we must show solidarity. Israeli soldiers shot Ahed Tamimi's relative in the head, leaving the teenage boy in a coma, and then invaded her family home. She demanded that the occupying Israeli soldiers leave her property immediately, shouting "don't touch me" and "leave!" Now she's in Israeli military detention, where 75% of Palestinian children report assault. Ahed is a child, and like thousands of Palestinian children she could be humiliated and abused if we don't get her out fast. She has become another child statistic of the countless other children detained illegally in Israel. Her court date is December 25th, 2017. She was taken into question at the Moscobiyeh prison, notorious for it's dungeon cell, torture tactics fully utilized on children, and extensive harassment. She was put in isolation, left in an icy cell, without proper food. In fives days she was moved three times. Why? To exhaust and break her.  When her mother arrived to be there with her, she too was arrested.  We demand that Ahed and all Palestinian children are released from Israeli prisons now.  The international community must put an end to the ill-treatment and detention of Palestinian children. Enough is enough.  Ahed Tamimi represent all the innocent kids in the Isareli detention and represent the Palestinians struggle against the illegal occupation of Palestine. Since 1967, Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been living under Israeli military law and prosecuted in military courts. Israeli military law, which fails to ensure and denies basic and fundamental rights, is applied to the whole Palestinian population. Israel is the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children. Around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age. AHED TAMIMI will go to trial on Christmas Day for slapping an Israeli soldier, illegally trespassing on her property, the day after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the face. In December 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was killed during a protest in the village when an Israeli soldier shot him in the face with a tear gas canister. One year later, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Rashadi Tamimi in the village. One wonders why the "slap" is the Crime? I decided to do something about it and start with what I can. So that's why I am here asking you to help me help Ahed, her family and all the other kids. I also started a fund raising campaign on "GoFundMe" hoping to raise enough money to hire as many legal advisors to support Ahed and the others legaly in the court and get some justice. I mean enough is enough...I can't sleep I can't eat and these kids are experiencing all of that twist. Someone must do something. This is not right. This is not humanity. We cannot make this acceptable by doing nothing.  I earnestly ask that at the very least, we make some noise in support of Ahed Tamimi and the other children that are held prisoners with no charge, no defense, all in violation of international laws.   She is one, but we are many. It takes a united front to add pressure, to induce accountability and hopefully give freedom to the oppressed, weak and innocent.  To Ahed and all the children in Israeli jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. As a wise man ounce said: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible" Sign. Support. Make Noise. Add Pressure. Be Human.  what if Ahed was your daughter, sister or just a friend? What would you do?

Nasri Akil
68,543 supporters
Petitioning Sergio Mattarella, Jean-Claude Juncker, António Guterres, Emmanuel Macron, Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Putin, Donald Tusk, Angela Merkel, Angela Merkel (CDU), David-Maria SASSOLI, Boris Johnson MP, Sk...

Solidarity with Catalonia - for the right to peaceful self-determination!

deutsch / català / castellano / português / italiano / français  / românesc / english / lingua Europaea / 中文 / русский / 日本語 / العربية  / български / tiếng việt / فارسی / ქართული / ελληνικά / türk / magyar / hrvatski / polski / हिन्दी / 한국의 / తెలుగు / svenska / српски / dansk / nederlands / norsk / Catalonia is the largest non-state European nation. The Catalans are aware and proud of having a history of more than a thousand years. The splendid Catalan literature and culture is an essential part of Europe. The Catalan language is the mother tongue of millions of Europeans. In 1934, the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia declared Catalonia's independence from Spain. In 1936, General Francisco Franco began (with the help of Germany) his coup d'état and the Spanish civil war that provoked the suppression of the Catalan nation and its language for many years. In the 21st century the Spanish army should not be allowed to be thrown against the Catalans who want to achieve state independence by peaceful means. Europeans from all countries and nations should do their utmost to ensure that the conflict between the central government of Spain and Catalonia is resolved this time peacefully. The right to free, peaceful and democratic self-determination of nations is above the legal limits of a state that wants to impose its legal system on millions of people which feel treated as second-class citizens because they are catalans. Catalonia is unconditionally part of Europe. The European Union and all European countries should clearly state that any use of military force in the current conflict is unacceptable and that, if in fact a new Catalan state was created, it would be so welcome to the European Union as it was until now the region of Catalonia with the metropolis of Barcelona and as will continue to be Spain. ************************************************************************* Official statement of the Independent Expert of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas, on the violations of Human Rights of the Catalan people by the Spanish State: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22295&LangID=E Official statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Expression, Prof. Dr. David Kaye, on the legal persecution of Catalan politicians by the justice of the Spanish State: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22928&LangID=E The Independent Expert of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas: RECOMMENDED APPLICATION OF THE «PRACTICAL NOTES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF ACTIVITIES AND ALLEGATIONS RELATED TO THE PEACEFUL AND DEMOCRATIC EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES» IN RELATION TO THE CATALAN PEOPLE https://dezayasalfred.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/self-determination-and-catalonia United Nations / Human Rights / Office of the High Commissioner / Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Detention/Pages/WGADIndex.aspx ************************************************************************** News (there are more updates in the German version of the petition): 60. «Closing remarks by MEP Dr. Oriol Junqueras in the political show trial on Madrid on 12 June 2019» (16. 7. 2019). 59. «2. Decision of the UN-Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on political prisoners in Spain» (4. 7. 2019). 58. «The European Union is turning away from its fundamental values and denying elected Members their seats in Parliament!» (3. 7. 2019). 57. «Major demonstration in Strasbourg on 2 July 2019!» (24. 6. 2019). 56. «Shame on ‛Franco-country’!» (22. 6. 2019). 55. «Working Group on Arbitrary Dentention of the UN on Political Prisoners in Spain» (28. 5. 2019). 54. «"Proportionality in the Catalonia conflict" — German Bundestag to debate Catalonia» (18. 5. 2019). 53. «There will probably be deaths in Catalonia» (25. 4. 2019). 52. «Spanish parties continue to disregard Spanish constitution» (22. 2. 2019). 51. «Spexit: Spain's legal vendetta against Catalonia has begun» (12. 2. 2019). 50. «No one in the European Union will be able to wash their hands of it and say that they did not know» (9. 2. 2019). 49. «Documentation of the show trial of the Spanish judiciary against the political prisoners accessible» (30. 1. 2019). 48. «Spanish barbarians and liars in the 21st century» (25. 1. 2019). 47. «The Trivialization of the Crimes of Rebellion and Sedition» (30. 12. 2018). 46. «Letter of political prisoners in Spain (Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull)» (2. 12. 2018). 45. «Shameful double standards of the German government in the Catalan question» (13. 10. 2018). 44. «What does not fit is made fit — the promotion of the Spanish judge Pablo Llarena» (23. 9. 2018). 43. «Scandal in Spain: contents of the official chat channel of the Spanish judges are known» (19. 9. 2018). 42. «Spanish foreign minister gets involved in contradictions in BBC interview» (16. 9. 2018). 41. «The false story of the non-existent — documentation on the lies of Spanish propaganda» (20. 8. 2018). 40. «Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas: ‘Self-Determination and Catalonia’» (28. 6. 2018). 39. «Noam Chomsky and other academics around the world demand the release of political prisoners in Spain» (20. 4. 2018). 38. «‘The right of self-determination is fully integrated into the Spanish legal system’» (20. 4. 2018). 37. «‘With Catalonia’s leaders in jail, Spain hits the grassroots’» (14. 4. 2018). 36. «German police investigating statements of Federico Jiménez Losantos against Germany and the Germans» (10. 4. 2018). 35. «‘The European Union’s response to suppression: ‘Keep paying your dues and we’ll look the other way’» (9. 4. 2018). 34. «UN expert urges Spain not to pursue criminal charges of rebellion against Catalan politicians» (7. 4. 2018). 33. «"An Astronomic Slap in the Face for the Spanish State"» (6. 4. 2018). 32. «Minister Jordi Turull: ‘There is no separation of powers in Spain‘» (3. 4. 2018). 31. «Independent UN expert against the extradition of the 130th Catalan president to Spain» (2. 4. 2018). 30. «Puigdemont’s arrest in Germany: A shameless show of contempt for the rights of individuals & peoples» (31. 3. 2018). 29. «Interview on Catalonia on the website of the German magazine «stern»» (30. 3. 2018). 28. «The Parliament of Portugal criticizes in a resolution the suspension of human rights in Catalonia» (29. 3. 2018). 27. «The voice of a decent Spanish about the national shame in Estremera prison» (28. 3. 2018). 26. «UN accepts Puigdemont's appeal for protection of his political rights» (27. 3. 2018). 25. «New petition against extradition of 130th president of Catalonia on change.org» (26. 3. 2018). 24. «German police arrest the current 130th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya» (25. 3. 2018). 23. «Spain's self-destruction continues» (23. 3. 2018). 22. «650 lawyers from Catalonia and Spain denounce Human Rights violations» (18. 3. 2018). 21. «The European Court of Human Rights once again condemns Spain for violating human rights!» (13. 3. 2018). 20. «Aidan Hehir : «‘Self-determination is legal under international law’» (6. 2. 2018). 19. «Sky News has released new documentary on the brutal use of the Spanish police on October 1, 2017» (20. 1. 2018). 18. «The Catalan Process: Sovereignty, Self-Determination and Democracy in the 21st Century» (9. 1. 2018). 17. «Catalonia Regional Elections 21st December 2017 — Interim Report / Irregularities» (7. 1. 2018). 16. «Catalonia’s Legitimate Right to Decide: Paths to Self-determination» (7. 1. 2018). 15. «Declaration: European Call for Democracy in Catalonia» (24. 12. 2017). 14. «The Catalan right of self-determination in the light of the human rights» (24. 12. 2017). 13. «A people that can no longer be enslaved!» (21. 12. 2017). 12. «Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas: Four questions and four answers on Catalonia and Spain» (18. 12. 2017). 11. «The ex-leader of Podemos Cataluña calls to vote against the "corrupt government of Mariano Rajoy"» (17. 12. 2017). 10. «Jordi Cuixart: "I’m in prison for defending Catalonia’s rights. Spain must free us immediately"» (5. 12. 2017). 9. «We can’t trust Madrid to oversee Catalonia’s election — the EU must step in!» (3. 12. 2017). 8. «How the right is bent in Spain: Legal opinion of Prof. Dr. Joan J. Queralt» (17. 11. 2017). 7. «Spain's false propaganda: an interview with Spain’s Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis» (17. 11. 2017). 6. «‘I am a Catalan’ - a new video from Catalonia» (4. 11. 2017). 5. «OPEN LETTER TO UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW IN THE EUROPEAN UNION» (3. 11. 2017). 4. «UN independent expert urges Spanish Government to reverse decision on Catalan autonomy» (3. 11. 2017). 3. «Welcome Catalonia! A new state is born» (29. 10. 2017). 2. «Spain ready to take military actions against Catalonia!» (27. 10. 2017). 1. «Help Catalonia! Save Europe!» (24. 10. 2017). **************************************************************************

Prof. Dr. Axel Schönberger
489,234 supporters
Petitioning Vladimir Putin

#WorldCupofPeace: Secure a ceasefire in Syria before the Russia World Cup

We are Syrians. We are refugees. We are footballers. The media is full of news about our country and the war that has engulfed it for more than 7 long years. As Syrians, we have seen our friends, neighbors and families suffer while the world watched on. The war has destroyed a peaceful way of life for millions of civilians. Hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions have been forced to flee, as we were, with their lives uprooted. Football was our way of life, but the war destroyed football clubs and stadiums and dispersed Syria's football players across the world. We did not want to engage in killing our Syrian brothers and sisters, or to become victims of violence ourselves, so we chose to flee the country. But for players who managed to leave Syria, very few have had access to practice fields, documentation and other resources necessary to keep playing football. Our own team continues to play every Sunday, as an expression of our love for the sport and for the Syrians who have lost the opportunity to play. For us, football has been a pillar of stability, offering us camaraderie, joy and laughter even in the darkest days. We have seen the unique power of sport to bring people together and inspire the values of respect, integrity and unity. In 1978, the United Nations declared that sport was a “fundamental right for all.” Yet with just over a month until the FIFA World Cup, our friends and family still in Syria, and many others displaced by the war, are unable to play sport or watch the World Cup in safety. They will be preoccupied with their daily struggle to survive amidst bombs and besiegement. Since the Christmas truce of 1914, where soldiers played football between the trenches, sport has proven to be a powerful catalyst for peace. This summer, as the football community heads to Russia, it could be one again. We believe that the World Cup should be harnessed as a force for good in our world. That is why we are calling on all world leaders to urge President Putin, the world cup host, to declare a ceasefire in Syria, and bring greater peace and security to Syrians ahead of the opening ceremony on June 14th. For the sake of the football community, for the sake of the values of sport and, most importantly, for the sake of the millions of Syrians affected by the war, we need a World Cup of Peace

SAWA Diaspora Football Team
55,977 supporters
Keep a fair wind in our sails and save sailing for all the community from DSWC!

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the Westferry Printworks planning application PA/15/2216 and in particular its potential impacts on sailing conditions in the Millwall Outer Dock. As you are aware a Representation Hearing was held at City Hall on 27 April 2016 where the Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning, Sir Edward Lister, after hearing representations including those presented on behalf of the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre Trust (DSWCT) and considering the Greater London Authority (GLA) Hearing Report (D&P/3363/03), decided to grant planning permission for the proposed development. In making his decision, the Deputy Mayor delegated authority to his planning officers to secure additional financial mitigation towards the impacts on the sailing conditions in the Dock. This decision was based on the appreciation of the wider planning benefits of the development, but also in recognition of the increased operational costs associated with a new pontoon configuration as set out within your representations. With regards to the additional mitigation, Greater London Authority officers are currently finalising this through further discussions with the applicant and DSWCT. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

3 years ago
Transport for London must publish sexual assault & fraudata for taxi and private hire NOW!

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about fraud and sexual assault crime data. By way of clarification, the data that you refer to is held by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), not Transport for London (TfL). The information shared by the MPS with representatives from the taxi and private hire trades was taken from provisional police data of all sexual assault allegations in the last 12 months made to the police where a taxi or private hire driver is alleged to have been the perpetrator. It also gave an indication of the number of arrests of taxi drivers, as well as licensed and unlicensed private hire drivers. Due to the complexity involved in determining whether confirmed sexual offences were committed by unlicensed or licensed taxi or private hire drivers, or any details of how the victims were approached, the MPS is unable to provide a definitive breakdown of cab-related sexual offences by type of vehicle or driver for reporting or publication. TfL is now working with the MPS and the City of London Police Service to collate and publish the total number of taxi and private hire related sexual offences, which will be published online as soon as possible. TfL has also approached the MPS and City of London Police about publishing the data for fraud offences within the taxi and private hire trades. Discussions with the respective police forces are ongoing before making a decision on whether this data should be released publicly. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

3 years ago
Stop mini holland in Chingford and Highams park.

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the Waltham Forest Mini-Hollands programme. The Mini-Hollands programme is a key part of the Mayor’s Cycling Vision to achieve 1.5 million cycle trips around London every day by 2026. The significant £30m investment in each of the three Mini-Holland boroughs allows them to create a network of key cycle routes while improving the public realm and town centres. The Mini-Hollands programme is a fantastic opportunity for these boroughs to achieve dramatic change – not just for cyclists, but for everyone who lives and works there. This continues to be the aim for the three schemes that are currently being implemented, including in Waltham Forest and Chingford. In Waltham Forest, although the programme is supported by Transport for London (TfL), responsibility for the development and delivery of the projects that comprise the overall programme rests with the London Borough of Waltham Forest as it is the decision- making authority. However, TfL retains an ongoing oversight role to ensure that Mini-Hollands funded projects are high-quality, deliverable and align with the programme’s objectives and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. Waltham Forest consulted residents extensively on all of their projects, including trial road closures. It circulated 4,000 household surveys and held resident and business workshops and drop-in sessions. As you may be aware, Waltham Forest faced a judicial review regarding the Walthamstow Village project, which found in favour of the borough. The result of this review shows that the consultation exercise was thorough and robust. Statutory consultation has also been undertaken with stakeholders, which included emergency services and disability groups. The results of this consultation showed that only a minority of respondents were opposed to the changes. Waltham Forest is currently developing proposals for Chingford and Highams Park as part of its Mini-Hollands programme. Perception surveys were carried out with local communities in March and April, with design workshops also taking place to inform proposals before a round of public consultation is undertaken in early summer 2016. Public consultation is undertaken over a number of weeks to provide residents the opportunity to express their views on the projects. Consultations are led by Waltham Forest, and further details about the projects are available on the Enjoy Waltham Forest website at www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk. In order ensure that your voice is heard in the planned consultation you are encouraged to contact Mark Bland, the Programme Manager for the Waltham Forest Mini-Hollands programme. Waltham Forest is directly responsible for the development of projects as well as the consultation and decision-making processes. Mr Bland can be contacted by email at Mark.Bland@walthamforest.gov.uk. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

3 years ago
Get rid of Mini-holland

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the Waltham Forest Mini-Hollands programme. The Mini-Hollands programme is a key part of the Mayor’s Cycling Vision to achieve 1.5 million cycle trips around London every day by 2026. The significant £30m investment in each of the three Mini-Holland boroughs allows them to create a network of key cycle routes while improving the public realm and town centres. The Mini-Hollands programme is a fantastic opportunity for these boroughs to achieve dramatic change – not just for cyclists, but for everyone who lives and works there. This continues to be the aim for the three schemes that are currently being implemented. In Waltham Forest, although the programme is supported by Transport for London (TfL), responsibility for the development and delivery of the projects that comprise the overall programme rests with the London Borough of Waltham Forest as it is the decision- making authority. However, TfL retains an ongoing oversight role to ensure that Mini-Hollands funded projects are high-quality, deliverable and align with the programme’s objectives and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. Waltham Forest consulted residents extensively on all of their projects, including trial road closures. It circulated 4,000 household surveys and held resident and business workshops and drop-in sessions. As you may be aware, Waltham Forest faced a judicial review regarding the Walthamstow Village project, which found in favour of the borough. The result of this review shows that the consultation exercise was thorough and robust. Statutory consultation has also been undertaken with stakeholders, which included emergency services and disability groups. The results of this consultation showed that only a minority of respondents were opposed to the changes. Turning to your idea of dedicating the pavement on one side of the road to cyclists and the pavement on the other side to pedestrians, this may have unforeseen impacts, including businesses on one side not attracting the same amount of customers as the other. On this occasion it may not be possible to take your idea forward but Waltham Forest welcomes all ideas. The Programme Manager for the Waltham Forest Mini-Hollands programme is Mark Bland and he can be contacted by email at Mark.Bland@walthamforest.gov.uk. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

3 years ago
Let Students Express Themselves!

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about letting pupils express themselves through dress. The Mayor is a big supporter of encouraging young people in London to explore their identities and build confidence and commends your work to promote student views. If you want to find out more about why some schools have uniform policies, and how you can work with your school about theirs, this guidance from the Department for Education may be useful www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform. Whilst the Mayor does not have any authority to influence individual school uniform policies, his education and youth team does work with schools across London to see how programmes and teacher training can support young people to develop their confidence and express themselves. The Peer Outreach Workers and Lynk Up Crew are groups of young people who work with the Mayor to address issues facing young Londoners. If you are interested in getting involved you can find out more on the City Hall website at: www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/education-and-youth/peer-outreach-team. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Unit Greater London Authority

3 years ago
PRIVATE HIRE SHOULD PAY CONGESTION CHARGE IN LONDON

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the number of private hire vehicles (PHVs) on London’s streets. The Mayor agrees with petitioners that more must be done to tackle the growing number of PHVs in central London. These vehicles are significantly contributing to a number of challenges, including increased motor traffic congestion, illegal parking and poor air quality. Currently, if an applicant meets the statutory eligibility criteria, Transport for London (TfL) is legally obliged to issue a licence. The Mayor has been in discussions with the Government to provide further legislative powers to TfL to cap the total number of PHVs in London. The Government has been reluctant to pursue such legislation. Petitioners may be pleased to know that, as an alternative measure, the Mayor has instructed TfL to look into the impact and feasibility of removing the Congestion Charge exemption for PHVs in central London, as suggested by petitioners. Following TfL Board approval, new operator licence types will also be introduced to minimise the number of PHVs on the road. These new licence types will account for larger operators, who will be charged more to cover the extra licensing and compliance costs to TfL, while encouraging operators to be as efficient as possible. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Unit Greater London Authority

3 years ago
A Bakerloo Line extension into South East London via Peckham Rye to Lewisham.

Dear Petitioners Thank you for your petition in support of a Bakerloo line extension in south-east London, via Peckham Rye to Lewisham. The option for a Bakerloo line extension was considered as part of an assessment process for the Bakerloo line extension that Transport for London (TfL) carried out in 2015. The Options Assessment Report was published in January and is available to view on TfL’s website at: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/tube/bakerloo-extension. TfL is currently looking to develop an extension to Lewisham, via the Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate, to support new housing opportunities presented by the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area. The next steps will allow TfL to safeguard any land required in the future, ensuring that construction can start should the necessary consent and funding be secured. A second phase of the extension, which goes further into south east London, to Catford and beyond, will be further considered. This has the potential to improve public transport access in south-east London beyond Lewisham. The report also looked at the route alignment suggested in your petition. It concluded that the alternative route option via Peckham Rye would cost more, have a longer journey time, and enable lower levels of new development. TfL will also be working with other parties such as Network Rail on long-term efforts to improve rail services, including in South East London. You may have seen that the Mayor and Secretary of State for Transport recently published proposals to increase the role that TfL plays in rail services in London, building on the success of the London Overground. You can find out more in A new approach to rail passenger services in London and the South East, which is available through the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/493754/dft-tfl-rail-prospectus.pdf. Thank you again for your petition. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

3 years ago
Review of disability benefit to include long term and terminal illnesses

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about a review of disability benefit to include long term and terminal illnesses. The Mayor of London is committed to the challenge of creating a fairer and more cohesive society for current and future generations of Londoners. The GLA works to minimise disadvantage, maximise opportunity, and ensure equal treatment for all Londoners through its Equalities strategies and the London Health Board. Some of our work with disabled Londoners includes: regular engagement meetings with deaf and disabled organisations to ensure effective input into areas including transport, health services, housing and London’s built environment. Further information can be found here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/communities/communities-london-how-were-improving-equality/deaf-and-disabled-communities. The Mayor of London’s powers do not extend to welfare reform, which is a matter for national government. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Unit Greater London Authority

3 years ago
Rename Olympic Stadium to Payet Arena

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about renaming the former Olympic Stadium. The former Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a multi-use venue, and whilst West Ham United’s tenancy will help to secure a long-term future for the venue, the Stadium itself remains a public asset and does not belong to the Club. UK Athletics are also a tenant and events have already been scheduled for this year, including the London Anniversary Games and a sold out AC/DC concert. The Stadium is a public asset, and is owned by E20 (a joint venture between London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Borough of Newham). E20 want to ensure the best possible deal for the taxpayer and are seeking a naming rights partner; E20 expect to receive significant income from a naming rights deal which in addition to concessionaires and events will also help to secure the long-term financial sustainability of the venue. For this reason, the naming of the Stadium will be dependent on a suitable and appropriate naming rights partner. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

3 years ago