Get Mainstream News Coverage Of National Elderly Asian American Assaults
DISCLAIMER: We'd like to clarify to those signing that when you are donating to this petition the money is going towards change.org's network to keep amplifying these petitions. The money will not be donated to us to filter to charities (sadly we just figured this out as this is our first time making a petition). Please be mindful of that before donating! Thank you. Over the course of the past year, the unfortunate inflation of racist rhetoric associated with the origin and spread of the Coronavirus has resulted in an uptick of deadly hate crimes against Asian Americans. In the past week we've seen murders and hateful assaults skyrocket across America but have noticeably felt ZERO pressure to cover from America's mainstream news sources. Why is it that in the eyes of American media, Asian lives do not matter? President Biden very recently signed an Executive Order to help combat hate crimes toward the Asian American community. He even outlined his agenda on the campaign trail for the AAPI Community. By the way, our VP is from an AAPI bloodline. So why is it that every mainstream outlet hasn't given these mounting assaults, the time of day? Because Asian Americans still have not been given a voice in mainstream America and it's time they covered OUR struggles, fights and needs. We are Americans and deserve to live without constant fear, or the fear of our elders being senselessly murdered. Recent elderly Asian American assaults + murders: Vicha Ratanapakdee Yik Oi Huang Mauricio Gesmundo Sr Noel Quintana 91 Year Old In Oakland (Jacob Azevedo began a GoFundMe in the community to help arm more Asian seniors to defend themselves, you can donate HERE.) 64-Year Old Grandmother ...and the list goes on. Never forget Vincent Chin. We're asking for the mainstream media (CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, WASHPOST, LA TIMES, NYT) to step up and give this national issue some visibility and coverage. We cannot keep this to the AAPI community only, we need this to be a movement and issue ALL Americans are aware of to help prevent these crimes. PLEASE SIGN TO HELP UP KEEP THE PRESSURE ON MEDIA.
Stop police and military brutality in Zimbabwe. Ban ED Mnangagwa from Davos.
The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has lost legitimacy. Zimbabweans are suffering and the government has launched a crack down on personal liberties. The economy is collapsing. Health delivery has collapsed, yet he continues travelling around the world in posh private jet. On 14th January 2019, protesters have been brutalised by Zimbabwean security forces. Live ammunition has been used againt civilians. Emmerson Mnangagwa must be stopped from traveling to Davos from 22-25 January 2019. The international community must stop propping up a dictator.
Place full economical sanctions on South African government for violating human rights
The United States gives South Africa approximately 9.4 Billion Dollars in US aid. There is no record of where this money is directed. The South African Government vote 99% against the US in the UN, have violated the AGOA agreement by deliberately breaking every human rights law by changing their constitution to take land from the white minorities without compensation. They have further broken the international law and the Geneva Convention laws with this act. The South African government has openly threatened the US government and is in full support of Iran. They also support and have been hiding ISIS and other Muslim training camps within the country. Furthermore the South African Communist Party (SACP) an affiliate of the government ruling party demonstrated outside the US Embassy in Pretoria South Africa calling for the death of American Citizens. (One bullet one American) The removal of Apartheid 25 years ago and with a newly elected ANC government in 1994 has seen a massive decline of law and order. United Nations (UN) stats from 2012 state that South Africa has the highest murder rate of half a million people since 1994. The rape & corruption rate is the highest in the world. The South African Government has placed approximately one hundred and sixty four (164) laws discriminating against all minorities in the country mainly whites. We ask again why were Bill Gates, Ex-president Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Henry Kissinger, EX-Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, George Soros and the Clinton's doing there when the US gives South Africa 9.4 Billion in AID while they murder an average of 60 people a day and rape a female of any age every minute. The deliberate call for the killing of farmers by the South African politicians especially Julius Malema, Elias Ace Magashule, Andile Mngxitama and the denial by Cyril Ramaphosa (President) that this was the case, resulting in which has seen massive increase of torture, rape and murder. (One bullet one Boer (Farmer)) This inciting of murder lays all the blood spilled upon these political parties namely the EFF, BLF & ANC. The overwhelming evidence of massive corruption and the refusal of the government to arrest said party members. We demand full economic sanctions be placed with the immediate stop of all US aid to a country that has violated every human rights law known to modern man. We feel the African National Congress (ANC) government with their affiliates the South African Communist party and United Trade Union movement need to be removed by any means possible. They have failed the people of South Africa and the world due to their criminal activities and human rights violations. The US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks needs to be recalled for supporting this evil agenda. EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO BELIEVES IN THE GOOD OF MAN, ALL EX- SOUTH AFRICANS NOW IS THE TIME NOT TO TURN YOUR BACK ON YOUR LAND OF YOUR BIRTH IN ITS TIME OF NEED. SIGN THIS PETITION AND GIVE US A MANDATE TO REMOVE THIS EVIL ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Stop Calling Immigrant Prisons "Detention Centers"
My name is Sylvester Owino, and I was in “immigrant detention” for 9 years. My name is Carlos Hidalgo, and for a year and half I was incarcerated in “immigrant detention centers.” That is what the media, government, and for-profit prison companies who run these facilities call them, but in reality, these are immigrant prisons. These prisons incarcerate children, families, and members of our community. People in immigrant prisons are not serving a sentence, but simply awaiting the outcome of our request to stay in the US. Those of us who have lived behind the locked gates and barbed wire know that the term “detention center” does not accurately describe the conditions and truth of what happens on the inside. We, who have survived these brutal places, are requesting that media organizations - The Associated Press, The New York Times, the LA Times, the Washington Post, and other influential media outlets, call these facilities what they are: immigrant prisons. Until we are honest about the fact that these are prisons, the inhumane conditions inside will continue to be covered up by the term “detention center,” and the corporations running the facilities will continue to make millions off of the suffering of the people inside. If these are harmless “detention centers” … Why do they look like prisons, why are they run like prisons, and why are they owned by prison companies? We were incarcerated in facilities run by the two largest for-profit prison companies in the country. Carlos was in GEO Group’s Adelanto immigrant prison, and Sylvester in CCA’s Otay immigrant prison in San Diego, among other facilities. We both experienced countless human rights abuses. We worked for the for-profit prisons for $1 a day, cleaning and cooking. Carlos was put in solitary confinement for 6 days for organizing a hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment. Sylvester filed complaints on behalf of friends who were beaten by guards. In Adelanto immigrant prison, 3 people have died in the last 7 months, and 6 people have attempted suicide since December 2016. Dozens of us have gone on hunger strikes to try and change things. In order to end the abuse, we must first call them prisons and then close them. Starting with Adelanto. Sylvester & Carlos Supported by: o Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective, IEIYC o Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, ICIJ o Freedom for Immigrants
Korona Virüsü yayılıyor! Tehlikedeyiz!
Corona Virus is spreading! We are in danger!
People are dying People are dying 2 Only flights Video of soldiers who are going to Wuhan It is a global crisis Its more serious than they said We have to move! Korona virüsü söylenilenden çok daha korkunç ve felaket sonuçlar doğuruyor. Maalesef dünyaya da hızlıca yayılmaya devam ediyor. Doktorların dediğine göre 2.kez mutasyona uğradı. Fakat hala olağanüstü hal ilan edilmedi. Dünya bir araya gelip bu virüsü durdurmanın yollarını bulmalılar ve daha fazla insanın enfekte olmasını engelleyecek önlemler alınmalı. Denilene göre "Çin Hükümeti nüfus azaltmaya yönelik virüsün ortaya çıktığı Wuhan yollarını kapatıp kitlesel imha yapılacağı söyleniyor." Öğrenmemiz lazım. Araştırılmasını istiyoruz. Ayrıca diğer şehirlere Wuhan'dan uçuşlar durdurulmuşken Urumqi Uygur şehrine uçuşlara izin veriliyor. Neden? Sesimizi duyuralım! Dikkatli olun~ (Lütfen linkleri inceleyin) Corona virus is more dangerous than they said. Also unfortunately it spreads to World fastly. According to the doctors, it was mutated for the second time. Need to be state of emergency but no one do that. All World should come together and find a way to stop this dangerous virus. No more infection. Precautions should be taken. According to some people "China Government doesnt stop it because of population reduction studies. They closed the ways of Wuhan and soldiers are going there for mass destruction." We need to learn! We want you to investigate these! Also China doesnt allow flights to other cities but allows to Urumqi, Uighur city. Why is that? Let's make our voice heard! Be careful~ (Please look to links)
Provide Media Coverage for our US Citizens in the Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Efforts
Over 110,000 American citizens live in the United States Virgin Islands. The Islands of St. Thomas and St. John have suffered devastating destruction to their homes, businesses, restaurants, resorts, and overall infrastructure. With little to no internet capabilities, no electricity and running water, as well as communication challenges the residents have months and months of rebuilding ahead. Major news outlets and media sources have given intermittent, if any, coverage at all to this dire situation. Relief efforts are finally coming in, but more coverage of this situation is desperately needed. Many of us don't live on island but hold a special place in our hearts these people and their home. Fundraising efforts are underway, but we need more exposure to make this a success. These people are American citizens, and they need our help! Please help us secure more media coverage of their needs and fundraising opportunities. All we are asking is to include these relief efforts in the landscape of the overall broadcasting. Those wishing to donate can find three reputable organizations here: St. John Community Foundation: https://stjohncommunityfoundation.com St. John Rescue, Inc.: www.stjohnrescue.com/donate St. John Animal Care Center: http://www.stjohnanimalcarecenter.com/donate
Remove Nima Elbagir
Nima Elbagir is a senior international correspondent for CNN Nima Elbagir deliberately engaged in the publication of fake news which is clearly an aberration in journalism practice. Such practice and dissimantion of unsubstantiated information is a depravity against humanity. It is total violation of journalism values and news values. Nima Elbagir's reporting about Ethiopia's current situation are found to be baseless accusations and full of bias. Her reporting violates all ethics of journalism.This also consitutes crime of defamation. To mention one incident the news about Ethiopian Airlines by Nima is found to be baseless and unfounded. She used photoshoped and unrelated pictures to defame Ethiopian Airlines. Even cnn confirmed this. Hence, we request CNN to fire Nima Elbagir and show the world false accusation and unsubstantiated reporting is unacceptable.
Stop Reza Aslan's Hateful Show Against Hinduism
Dear CNN, We the undersigned demand that you not broadcast the show "Believer with Reza Aslan" that is to air on Sunday, 10 PM EST, which is running a segment on Hinduism. As per the preview available on your website, this segment indulges in out-of-context exotica on Hinduism by this so called scholar of religions. The show characterizes Hinduism as cannibalistic, which is a bizarre way of looking at the third largest religious community in the world. Hinduism is different from what is commonly understood as religion in the West. It needs a deeper understanding. One cannot use the religion framework that is in vogue in the academia to understand Hinduism. The Hindu spirituality encapsulates a unique knowledge system that transcends the material and the non-material. Hinduism gives complete freedom to its practitioners to pursue spiritual knowledge in a way that suits them. There is no religious authority that enforces any kind of law, any commandment, any fatwa. Hindus are governed by the law of the land as determined by a democratic polity. There is no system of shepherds, popes or mullah to tend the flock. This openness in Hinduism manifests in a plethora of practices - some of them could be seen as exotic - as per the discourse in the western parlance. Thus, necessitating a nuanced approach to understanding Hinduism in its totality first. Only then the specifics - as cited in the show - could be understood in its proper context. By decontextualizing the sect Mr. Aslan is showing, he is equating Hinduism with all other religions that are governed by a single book, which are commandments driven, which have religious bureaucracies, and have history of countless genocides committed in the Jihads and the Inquisitions. By such a portrayal of Hinduism, the showman is setting the stage for the most ghastly genocide of Hindus in America paralleled only by genocide of Native Americans, of Jews in Nazi Germany and Africans in Namibia, and so many others. The genocide against Native Americans were committed precisely because they were seen as "uncivilized" by the Europeans. Your showman is going to accomplish the same Sunday night with CNN as a platform. Sirs, the morning after, the Monday morning, when Hindu kids go to school in America, they will be bullied by their classmates as cannibals ! Some may even commit suicide. A few deranged of the society will get their guns and open fire in Hindu temples to eliminate the "cannibals" of the society. And in all these acts you as a news organization will share the responsibility. May we bring your attention to the book "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States" by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, which documents how Native Americans were characterized by the settlers and precisely why the American genocide was committed against them. Sir, you are about to add another chapter to the book of American genocide.Stop the broadcast of Reza Aslan !
CNN reinstate Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin is a comedian and sometimes they do things that make us uncomfortable to prove a point. Granted sometimes they go over the line but in this case the punishment does not fit the crime. Hey, I don't even like Kathy Griffin, but I believe she was making an honest, albeit exaggerated, statement about how she feels about the current administration. Punish her, sure, but letting her go is too harsh. I don't want to mention the Republican cable mouthpiece but after threats to then President Obama, they glorified and even elevated the status of those has been celebrities. You don't have to let her go to prove a point to anyone, we know where the real news is.