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Petitioning Président de la République française + Assemblée nationale + Commission européenne, European Commission

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER DOIT PARTIR !

Le journal britannique The Guardian vient de faire de nouvelles révélations. Elles émanent du Consortium international des journalistes d’investigation (ICIJ) qui étaient déjà à l’origine des LuxLeaks. Cette fois-ci c’est le président de la Commission européenne, Jean-Claude Juncker, ancien ministre des Finances puis Premier ministre du Luxembourg entre 1995 et 2013 qui est visé. Le Luxembourg Leaks est un gigantesque scandale financier concernant plusieurs centaines d'accords entre le fisc du Grand-duché et des cabinets d'audit pour le compte de firmes multinationales. Le but est de faire baisser les impôts de ces sociétés. Jean-Claude Juncker, jusqu’à présent, a prétendu qu’il ignorait tout de cette fraude. Or le Guardian publie des câbles diplomatiques allemands qui montrent que les dirigeants luxembourgeois agissaient pour empêcher la lutte contre le dumping fiscal. Et ceci au moment où les politiques de l’Union européenne, avec Monsieur Juncker à leur tête, applique une austérité dramatique pour les peuples. Par conséquent Monsieur Juncker doit quitter son poste de président de la Commission européenne. Soit il démissionne de lui-même s’il lui reste un peu de décence, soit les commissaires européens nomment un autre président. C’est d’ailleurs ce qu’avait fait la Commission européenne en 1999 qui avait démissionné le président de l’époque, Jacques Santer. Il était accusé d’avoir couvert des fraudes et du népotisme. Le Parlement européen peut également censurer la Commission, l’obligeant ainsi à faire le ménage. Le gouvernement français doit se prononcer publiquement pour le départ de Monsieur Juncker.

Jacques NIKONOFF
86,456 supporters
Closed
Petitioning European Parliament, European Human Rights, Amnesty International, European Commission, European Union

Tutuklanan HDP’li Milletvekilleri Serbest Bırakılsın!

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin yurttaşıyım. Bu ülkede doğan her yurttaş gibi seçme ve seçilme hakkına sahibim. Oy verdiğim siyasi partinin eş genel başkanları ve milletvekilleri bugün bütün demokratik değerler çiğnenerek gözaltına alındılar. Gözaltına alınan eş genel başkanlarımız Selahattin Demirtaş ve Figen Yüksekdağ ile birlikte Seçilmiş milletvekillerimiz  İdris Baluken, Nursel Aydoğan, Ferhat Encü, Mehmet Ali Arslan, Gülser Yıldırım, Abdullah Zeydan ve Leyla Birlik tutuklandılar. Sayın Selahattin Demirtaş ve Sayın Figen Yüksekdağ oy verdiğim siyasi partinin eş genel başkanlarıdır. Şahidim ki Demirtaş’ın ve Yüksekdağ’ın barışı söylemediği, insan ölümlerinin durmasını istemediği tek beyanı yoktur. Selahattin Demirtaş ve Figen Yüksekdağ ile beraber seçilmiş milletvekillerinin tutuklanması kabul edilemez. Dava hukuki ise eğer onları sorgulayan ve tutuklayan mahkemelerin beni ve benim gibi düşünüp HDP’ye oy veren diğer seçmenleri de tutuklaması gerekmektedir. Zira ortada bir suç varsa aynı suçu defalarca işledim ve işlemeye devam edeceğim. 40 yıldır süregelen savaşın barışçıl yöntemlerle çözülmesini istemeye ve söylemeye devam edeceğim. Bu hukuksuzluğu ve yargılama sürecini yakından takip etmenizi ve Türkiye Demokrasisi için HDP’yle dayanışma göstermenizi rica ediyorum I am a citizen of the Turkish Republic. I am, by law, entitled to vote for members of parliament. Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms.Figen Yüksekdağ, who are the leaders of the political party HDP that I voted for and 7 Nursel Aydogan, Ferhat Encü, Mehmet Ali Arslan, Gülser Yıldırım, Abdullah Zeydan, Leyla Birlik, Idris Baluken have been detained and arrested following operations to forcibly enter their houses on the early hours of the 4th of November. Their doors have been knocked down and their pleas to have their lawyers have been ignored. I sincerely declare HDP as a party that has always stood for peace and both leaders have shown great effort to establish peace and solidarity among ethnic groups in Turkey, Turks and Kurds in particular. I would like to send a massage to the Turkish Government and their law makers and judges here: If promoting peace is a crime than I commit that crime too. I would put my name and signature under any speeches that were delivered in and outside the parliament by the leaders of HDP. I will continue to voice their legacy which is about ending a 40 year old war between Turkish state and Kurdish civilians and their representatives. We urge you to follow this unlawful case closely and show solidarity with HDP which has a crucial role in the democracy that we are trying to protect in Turkey.

İsmail Erdoğan
43,134 supporters
Closed
Petitioning European Parliament, European Human Rights, Amnesty International, European Commission, European Union

Tutuklanan HDP’li Milletvekilleri Serbest Bırakılsın!

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin yurttaşıyım. Bu ülkede doğan her yurttaş gibi seçme ve seçilme hakkına sahibim. Oy verdiğim siyasi partinin eş genel başkanları ve milletvekilleri bugün bütün demokratik değerler çiğnenerek gözaltına alındılar. Gözaltına alınan eş genel başkanlarımız Selahattin Demirtaş ve Figen Yüksekdağ ile birlikte Seçilmiş milletvekillerimiz  İdris Baluken, Nursel Aydoğan, Ferhat Encü, Mehmet Ali Arslan, Gülser Yıldırım, Abdullah Zeydan ve Leyla Birlik tutuklandılar. Sayın Selahattin Demirtaş ve Sayın Figen Yüksekdağ oy verdiğim siyasi partinin eş genel başkanlarıdır. Şahidim ki Demirtaş’ın ve Yüksekdağ’ın barışı söylemediği, insan ölümlerinin durmasını istemediği tek beyanı yoktur. Selahattin Demirtaş ve Figen Yüksekdağ ile beraber seçilmiş milletvekillerinin tutuklanması kabul edilemez. Dava hukuki ise eğer onları sorgulayan ve tutuklayan mahkemelerin beni ve benim gibi düşünüp HDP’ye oy veren diğer seçmenleri de tutuklaması gerekmektedir. Zira ortada bir suç varsa aynı suçu defalarca işledim ve işlemeye devam edeceğim. 40 yıldır süregelen savaşın barışçıl yöntemlerle çözülmesini istemeye ve söylemeye devam edeceğim. Bu hukuksuzluğu ve yargılama sürecini yakından takip etmenizi ve Türkiye Demokrasisi için HDP’yle dayanışma göstermenizi rica ediyorum I am a citizen of the Turkish Republic. I am, by law, entitled to vote for members of parliament. Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms.Figen Yüksekdağ, who are the leaders of the political party HDP that I voted for and 7 Nursel Aydogan, Ferhat Encü, Mehmet Ali Arslan, Gülser Yıldırım, Abdullah Zeydan, Leyla Birlik, Idris Baluken have been detained and arrested following operations to forcibly enter their houses on the early hours of the 4th of November. Their doors have been knocked down and their pleas to have their lawyers have been ignored. I sincerely declare HDP as a party that has always stood for peace and both leaders have shown great effort to establish peace and solidarity among ethnic groups in Turkey, Turks and Kurds in particular. I would like to send a massage to the Turkish Government and their law makers and judges here: If promoting peace is a crime than I commit that crime too. I would put my name and signature under any speeches that were delivered in and outside the parliament by the leaders of HDP. I will continue to voice their legacy which is about ending a 40 year old war between Turkish state and Kurdish civilians and their representatives. We urge you to follow this unlawful case closely and show solidarity with HDP which has a crucial role in the democracy that we are trying to protect in Turkey.

İsmail Erdoğan
43,134 supporters
Victory
Petitioning DG Mobility and Transport of the European Commission

Fair treatment for musicians traveling on planes with their instruments

Musicians can’t work if they can’t travel! Musicians who travel on planes for professional purposes are confronted with huge difficulties when it comes to being allowed to carry their instrument on board as cabin luggage, even when they have paid an extra-seat. For a professional musician, not being allowed to travel with his/her instrument in safe conditions means losing a job. This is a concern not just for EU performers but also for all non-EU performers flying from a EU airport or traveling from abroad with a EU-based airline. There is this year a unique opportunity to amend EU regulation 261/2004 on air passenger rights and redress this acute problem. Why you should sign and share this petition Only a broad mobilization will convince European Commissioner Siim Kallas to address this issue within the review of regulation 261/2004. Such mobilization will help him resist the lobbying of enormously powerful airline companies. What musicians report about this issue Watch Dave Caroll's video "United breaks guitars": http://youtu.be/5YGc4zOqozo Watch Liu Tao's video "Airchina broke my guitar": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osur6neQyOU Read Paul Katz's scary story about his trip from Calgary to LA with WestJet. Although he had bought a second seat for his Andrea Guarneri cello (1669), he was not allowed to keep it in the cabin: http://articles.boston.com/2012-08-20/lifestyle/33281126_1_cello-flight-attendant-westjet “My guitar was allowed on board but I couldn’t take any other piece of personal luggage, not even a small handbag.” “The Easyjet staff at check-in requested me to buy an extra-seat for my instrument just because its case was in aluminum. My colleague whose case was covered with fabric did not have any such problem.” “My viola fits in the overhead lockers but I had to buy an extra-seat anyway.” “I had bought an extra-seat for my cello but was told to put it flat on 3 seats in the same row, then eventually to put it in the overhead lockers. The whole procedure delayed departure by about 30 minutes as 3 passengers and their luggage had to switch places as we were trying the second option.” “I bought an extra-seat when flying Alitalia with my viola da gamba. That extra-seat was charged twice the price!” “I was traveling for a concert with both a lute and guitar. Vueling wouldn’t allow me to buy a second extra-seat for my second instrument.” “I had bought an extra seat for my cello, but was asked by the company to strap it into a bulkhead seat. Unfortunately, none of the passengers sitting in bulkhead seats was willing to switch and I could not keep it in the cabin.” “Booking the extra-seat online was not possible.” “Due to overbooking, the extra-seat I had bought was allocated by Air France to another passenger and I couldn’t keep my instrument with me in the cabin.” “I was allowed to put my instrument on an extra-seat at departure but that was refused for the flight back. I therefore had to take another flight.”  “I was asked by Alitalia to buy 3 extra-seats for my cello, although it easily fits one.” What the petition says 1. Without their own instruments, musicians are unable to perform and properly execute their jobs. Musicians have a very special relationship with their instrument(s). Without their own instruments – the tools of their trade on which they rehearse and perform – musicians are unable to execute their profession. Except in very rare and specific cases, substituting instruments upon arrival at a new destination is simply not an option. 2. Many instruments, even when put in appropriate travel cases (flight-cases), cannot be left in the cargo part of the plane without being subject to a high risk of unrecoverable damage. It is common knowledge that violins and similar instruments can be of immense monetary value. But this is not the sole reason for which they need special care. A musician may spend months or years before he / she finds the adequate instrument. Several hours of daily practice make the relationship between the performer and his / her instrument a symbiotic one. 3. Restrictions applying to the carrying of instruments on planes have become a serious hindrance to the mobility of artists, either because it is impossible to take the instrument on board or because the additional price to pay makes the travel too expensive to be covered by the performer's revenues or small art businesses. 4. There is no industry-wide policy. One of the main problems confronting musicians who travel with their instruments is that there is no consistent policy across the EU applicable to airlines to rely upon. When an individual airline does have a policy, it is often applied inconsistently, which results in great uncertainty as to whether instruments may be carried on board and under which conditions. 5. The update of Regulation (EC) no. 261/2004 on air passenger rights is the appropriate framework for the inclusion of provisions that take proper account of the problems encountered by musicians travelling on planes for professional purposes. The United States’ FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act - SEC. 403 § 41724, adopted by the US Congress on 6 February 2012, gives an example of what could be done at European level. What the US FAA regulation says H.R.658 - FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 SEC. 403. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. (a) In General- Subchapter I of chapter 417 is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘Sec. 41724. Musical instruments ‘(a) In General- ‘(1) SMALL INSTRUMENTS AS CARRY-ON BAGGAGE- An air carrier providing air transportation shall permit a passenger to carry a (B) information provided to correct a condition that compromises safety, if that condition continues uncorrected; or (C) information provided to carry out a criminal investigation or prosecution. violin, guitar, or other musical instrument in the aircraft cabin, without charging the passenger a fee in addition to any standard fee that carrier may require for comparable carry-on baggage, if-- ‘(A) the instrument can be stowed safely in a suitable baggage compartment in the aircraft cabin or under a passenger seat, in accordance with the requirements for carriage of carry-on baggage or cargo established by the Administrator; and ‘(B) there is space for such stowage at the time the passenger boards the aircraft. ‘(2) LARGER INSTRUMENTS AS CARRY-ON BAGGAGE- An air carrier providing air transportation shall permit a passenger to carry a musical instrument that is too large to meet the requirements of paragraph (1) in the aircraft cabin, without charging the passenger a fee in addition to the cost of the additional ticket described in subparagraph (E), if-- ‘(A) the instrument is contained in a case or covered so as to avoid injury to other passengers; ‘(B) the weight of the instrument, including the case or covering, does not exceed 165 pounds or the applicable weight restrictions for the aircraft; ‘(C) the instrument can be stowed in accordance with the requirements for carriage of carry-on baggage or cargo established by the Administrator; ‘(D) neither the instrument nor the case contains any object not otherwise permitted to be carried in an aircraft cabin because of a law or regulation of the United States; and ‘(E) the passenger wishing to carry the instrument in the aircraft cabin has purchased an additional seat to accommodate the instrument. ‘(3) LARGE INSTRUMENTS AS CHECKED BAGGAGE- An air carrier shall transport as baggage a musical instrument that is the property of a passenger traveling in air transportation that may not be carried in the aircraft cabin if-- ‘(A) the sum of the length, width, and height measured in inches of the outside linear dimensions of the instrument (including the case) does not exceed 150 inches or the applicable size restrictions for the aircraft; ‘(B) the weight of the instrument does not exceed 165 pounds or the applicable weight restrictions for the aircraft; and ‘(C) the instrument can be stowed in accordance with the requirements for carriage of carry-on baggage or cargo established by the Administrator. ‘(b) Regulations- Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall issue final regulations to carry out subsection (a). ‘(c) Effective Date- The requirements of this section shall become effective on the date of issuance of the final regulations under subsection (b).’. (b) Conforming Amendment- The analysis for such subchapter is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘41724. Musical instruments.’.

International Federation of Musicians
43,126 supporters
Petitioning European Parliament, European Commission, Council of the European Union

Respect, promote and protect freedom of informed vaccination consent throughout Europe

Français  Italiano  Deutsch  Polskie   Hrvatski  Português  Norsk  Slovene  Svenska  Magyar The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union states clearly: ‘Free and informed consent must be respected in the fields of medicine and biology’[1].   Approximately 40% of EU citizens[2] do not however have this basic right when faced with the medical act of vaccination.  This is a breach of our Universal Human Rights.  In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that vaccines are ‘unavoidably unsafe’[3], so mandatory vaccination as imposed on these citizens is not medically or ethically acceptable, especially where medical, religious or philosophical exemptions are not allowed. The EFVV (http://www.efvv.eu), a group representing some 20 European countries (both EU member states and non-EU members) is therefore demanding: 1.     That compulsory vaccination be abolished throughout Europe as it is a breach of our Universal Human Rights, 2.   That mandatory vaccination never be introduced in any country where vaccines are only recommended at present. 3.     That the Precautionary Principle be applied in the case of vaccination in Europe, 4.     That European citizens benefit from freedom of fully informed vaccination choice and consent, 5.     That an effective, independent European Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting (VAER) system be established to monitor vaccine safety. One million signatures from at least seven EU countries will guarantee a debate in Brussels.  Whatever your own government’s policy, please unite by signing and then sharing this petition far and wide. In 2016, it is estimated that nearly 400 million Europeans in EU member countries enjoy freedom of informed vaccination choice but approximately 258 million do not [4].  Vaccinations are mandatory in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia[5] and potentially other countries if new members, e.g. Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia or others join the European Union.  We therefore call on all Europeans to stand together in a demand for a united vaccination policy based on freedom of informed choice and consent.  We also demand the formation of an independent and effective vaccino-vigilance unit with transparency and public availability of results.  We believe that mandatory vaccination must be abolished and an effective Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting (VAER) system established because: Any involuntary or enforced medical treatment is a breach of:        o   the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights,       o   the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,       o   the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child,       o   the European Council’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine,       o   the European Charter of Patients’ Rights,       o   the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,        o   and even the Nuremberg Code (a set of research ethics principles for medical experimentation on humans set as a result of the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials at the end of the Second World War). In detail: The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union states clearly: ‘Everyone has the right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity’[6].  It also states: ‘Free and informed consent must be respected in the fields of medicine and biology’[7] and lastly: ‘The prohibition of eugenic practices and of making the human body and its parts as such a source of financial gain must be respected’[8].The European Council’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine states clearly: ‘The interests and welfare of the human being shall prevail over the sole interest of society or science’[9].  It also states: ‘An intervention in the health field may only be carried out after the person concerned has given free and informed consent to it.  This person shall beforehand be given appropriate information as to the purpose and nature of the intervention as well as on its consequences and risks.  The person concerned may freely withdraw consent at any time.’[10]The European Charter of Patients’ Rights states clearly: ‘Every individual has the right of access to all information that might enable him or her to actively participate in the decisions regarding his or her health; this information is a prerequisite for any procedure and treatment, including the participation in scientific research (4 – Right to Consent)[11]’.  It also states:  ‘Each individual has the right to freely choose from among different treatment procedures and providers on the basis of adequate information (5 – Right to Free Choice)’[12] and also ‘Each individual has the right to be free from harm caused by the poor functioning of health services, medical malpractice and errors, and the right of access to health services and treatments that meet high safety standards (9 – Right to Safety)’[13].The UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child states clearly: ‘Parents … have the primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of the child. The best interests of the child will be their basic concern’[14].The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states clearly: ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes… freedom … to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance’[15].The Nuremberg Code states clearly: ‘The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.’[16]Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), which would include Vaccine Adverse Effects (VAEs), are reported to be the fifth-leading cause of death in the EU[17] but this could be even higher since there is gross under-reporting of these events, as acknowledged by David Kessler, head of the FDA during most of the 90s[18], and in the case of vaccines, failure to acknowledge a causal link is a further problem.The US Supreme Court has ruled that vaccines are ‘unavoidably unsafe’[19].According to the German Criminal Code [20], vaccination is an invasive medical act causing bodily harm and as such, it requires the informed consent of either the individual being vaccinated or his/her carers.  It has however been acknowledged officially that there are still enormous gaps in current scientific knowledge regarding vaccination, so the provision of full and comprehensive prior information is simply not possible.  Vaccine package inserts[21] list many possible adverse effects, sometimes including death.  As long as there is risk involved in a medical procedure, if safety cannot be guaranteed and if comprehensive prior information cannot be given, the Precautionary Principle must be applied.It has been shown in regions with freedom of informed vaccination choice that high WHO-recommended levels of vaccine uptake are achieved without mandatory vaccination [22].Each European country sees legal responsibility for vaccine damage differently but in the main, medical and political authorities as well as the vaccine manufacturers are not fully accountable, leaving victims with no compensation or support.No significant research has yet been done to compare the health of vaccinated vs unvaccinated children but there are an increasing number of studies suggesting that unvaccinated children enjoy far greater health than their vaccinated peers[23].  This is an area where further research is needed. Given all of the above, we demand: 1.  That mandatory vaccination be abolished in all European countries, 2.  That mandatory vaccination never be introduced in any country where vaccines are only recommended at present, 3.  That the Precautionary Principle be applied in the case of vaccination in Europe, 4.  That European citizens benefit from freedom of fully informed vaccination choice and consent, a universal human right, 5.  And that an independent vaccino-vigilance unit be established where Vaccine Adverse Effects (VAEs) will be reported and the number and severity of VAEs in Europe will be easily accessible to all.  Footnotes: [1] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf, Article 3, page 9 [2] Calculated using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_countries_by_population and http://www.eurosurveillance.org/images/dynamic/EE/V17N22/DAncona_tab1.jpg [3] Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, 131 S. Ct. 1068, 179 L.Ed.2d 1 (2011), http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-152.pdf [4] Calculated using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_countries_by_population and http://www.eurosurveillance.org/images/dynamic/EE/V17N22/DAncona_tab1.jpg[5] http://www.eurosurveillance.org/images/dynamic/EE/V17N22/DAncona_tab1.jpg[6] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf, Article 3, page 9[7] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf, Article 3, page 9[8] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf, Article 3, page 9.[9] http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/164.htm, Article 2 – Primacy of the Human Being[10] http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/164.htm, Article 5 – General Rule[11]http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_overview/co_operation/mobility/docs/health_services_co108_en.pdf, page 5[12]http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_overview/co_operation/mobility/docs/health_services_co108_en.pdf, page 5[13]http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_overview/co_operation/mobility/docs/health_services_co108_en.pdf, page 6[14] http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx, Article 18[15] https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/UNTS/Volume%20999/volume-999-I-14668-English.pdf, Article 18, page 8.[16] http://history.nih.gov/research/downloads/nuremberg.pdf, Item 1, page 1[17] Arlett, Dr. Peter, Setting the Scene: New European Union Pharmacovigilance Legislation, November 2012, slide 6 - (http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Presentation/2013/01/WC500137839.pdf) and also http://who-umc.org/DynPage.aspx?id=105196&mn1=7347&mn2=7489&mn3=7248&newsid=11241[18] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16689555 [19] Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, 131 S. Ct. 1068, 179 L.Ed.2d 1 (2011), http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-152.pdf [20]http://www.impfkritik.de/upload/pdf/Koerperverletzung/Koerperverletzung-IfSG-Erdle.pdf: §§ 20-22 (§ 223 in the German Criminal Code)[21] http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm [22] For example, uptake is at 97% in Scotland: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Child-Health/publications/index.asp [23] http://www.vaxchoicevt.com/science/studies-comparing-vaccinated-to-unvaccinated-populations/, http://www.efi-online.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/VaccineFreeChildrenHealthier.pdf and http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/quick-compare-2/

Secretary European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance (EFVV)
83,346 supporters
Petitioning European Commission, Council of the European Union, Commissione Europea, European Parliament, Europe

Law against animal cruelty in all European countries

We need to stop animal cruelty in all countries - Let's start in Europe!!!The European Parlament needs to make a law in all the European countries - there are countries which are members of the European Union that don't have a law against animal cruelty - We need to have a law together which applies to all countries. The new organization KARLA will do anything to make this happen!!! We will get the best lawyers to make this happen!!!We need to get over 1.000.000 supporters!!!SIGN FOR ALL COUNTRIES - SIGN FOR ALL ANIMALS@Karla - www.karla.life - www.facebook.com/karla.life

Karla
29,596 supporters
Petitioning European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union

PETITION TO THE EU TO CONDEMN THE VIOLENCE DEPLOYED BY THE SPANISH POLICE IN CATALONIA

ENGLISH. On Sunday 1 October 2017, more than 844 people were injured by the Spanish police forces while they were voting in the referendum for the self-determination of Catalonia, not recognised as legal by the Spanish Government. Pictures of the police beating violently citizens that wanted to express their opinion peacefully about the independence of Catalonia have toured the world, and are being largely condemned by political, intellectual and social personalities. The commissioner for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations has requested an investigation about the facts occurred that day. Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU) states that the Union is based upon values as respect to human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the respect towards human rights. However, on Sunday 1 October 2017 some of these values were not respected in Catalonia. Independently from our individual feelings on the Catalan referendum, it is clear that the European institutions cannot omit nor remain silent regarding the generalised violence deployed by the Spanish police. The violence executed by the Spanish police on civil population affects the European values and makes explicit that this is an issue that goes beyond the label of “internal matter”: it is an issue about protection of values, rights and liberties of the European citizenship living in Catalonia. We, as members of Xarxa d’Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya (XEEC), a network of non-profit organisations committed to the defence of the European project, want to express in this manifesto that: • We condemn the use of violence and police repression and other coercion methods deployed by the Spanish National Police and the Spanish Civil Guard against the Catalan people on Sunday 1 October 2017. As the spokesperson of the European Commission said on Monday 2 October: “violence can never be a political instrument”.• We demand a more vehement and robust condemn, against the violence used by the Spanish police on civil population, to the institutions of the European Union and to the different political stakeholders.• We demand to the EU institutions and to all the different European political stakeholders to advocate for international mediation in order to lower the social and political tension and resolve the current political conflict happening in Spain. We consider that when the people’s will goes beyond the mere rule of law there is a need for political dialogue as a democratic solution to lower the social unrest and to update the law.• We applaud that there will be a point of the European Parliament’s plenary session of Wednesday 4 October dedicated to what happened in Catalonia the 1 October. We expect this will serve for the institution representing the whole European citizenship to defend it and to condemn the violence deployed by the Spanish police. Additionally, we also use this manifesto to highline the model behaviour of the Catalan citizenship, who has always acted peacefully. As signatories of this manifesto, we believe that it is time for the EU to act in order to lower the tension and to avoid greater harm to the Spanish democracy and to the civil population. The European institutions have the opportunity to approach the European citizenship, especially the Catalan citizenship, by defending political dialogue. They must condemn all sorts of violence, which undermines European foundational values seeking to promote peace in Europe through a closer Union between all European countries. If the EU does not react on this aggression against civilians, it will be in a compromising position before the Catalan people, who has always been pro-European and could become Euro sceptical. CATALÀ PETICIÓ A LA UNIÓ EUROPEA PERQUÈ CONDEMNI LA VIOLÈNCIA POLICIAL DE LES FORCES DE SEGURETAT ESPANYOLES A CATALUNYA El passat diumenge 1 d’Octubre de 2017, més de 844 persones van ser ferides per les forces de seguretat espanyoles durant la celebració de la votació del referèndum d’autodeterminació de Catalunya, no reconegut legalment per l’Estat Espanyol. Les imatges de la policia reprimint violentament els ciutadans que pacíficament buscaven expressar la seva opinió sobre la independència de Catalunya han donat la volta al món i estan causant una condemna generalitzada per personalitats polítiques, intel·lectuals i socials. L’alt Comissionat de les Nacions Unides pels Drets Humans ha demanat una investigació imparcial per aquests fets. L’article 2 del Tractat de la Unió Europea (TUE) expressa que la Unió es basa en els valors del respecte a la dignitat humana, la llibertat, la democràcia, la igualtat, l'Estat de Dret i el respecte dels drets humans. No obstant, el diumenge 1 d’Octubre de 2017 alguns d’aquests valors no van ser respectats a Catalunya. És per això que independentment dels sentiments que tothom pugui tenir vers el referèndum català, està clar que les Institucions Europees no poden obviar ni romandre en silenci sobre la violència generada per la policia espanyola. La violència executada per les forces de seguretat espanyoles contra la població civil catalana afecta els valors europeus i posen de manifest que aquestes agressions van més enllà de ser un “afer intern”: es tracta de protegir els valors, drets i llibertats de la ciutadania europea que viu a Catalunya. Com a membres de la Xarxa d'Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya (XEEC), una xarxa d’entitats que agrupa diferents organitzacions sense ànim de lucre que estan compromeses en la defensa dels valors del projecte europeu, volem expressar en aquest manifest que: ● Condemnem l'ús de la violència i repressió policial i d'altres mètodes de coacció emprats per part dels agents de la Policia Nacional i de la Guàrdia Civil contra la població civil catalana durant el diumenge 1 d’Octubre de 2017. Com assegurava el portaveu de la Comissió Europea el dilluns 2 d’Octubre, “la violència mai pot ser un instrument de la política ”.● Demanem a les diferents institucions de la Unió Europea, les diverses forces polítiques europees i al Consell d’Europa una condemna més contundent de la violència exercida per les forces de seguretat espanyoles contra la població civil catalana.● Demanem a les diferents institucions de la Unió Europa i les diverses forces polítiques europees que fomentin i incentivin la mediació internacional per a rebaixar la tensió social i política i resoldre el conflicte polític actual a Espanya. Considerem que quan la voluntat popular va més enllà de la legalitat, cal activar el diàleg polític com a una solució democràtica, per a rebaixar la tensió social i per actualitzar la llei.● Celebrem que el Ple del Parlament Europeu debati sobre la situació política a Catalunya el proper dimecres dia 4 d’Octubre de 2017 i esperem que serveixi per a que la institució encarregada de representar tots els ciutadans europeus i vetllar pels drets de la ciutadania europea pugui condemnar la violència exercida per les forces de seguretat espanyoles. Addicionalment, aprofitem el manifest per a destacar el comportament exemplar de la població catalana, que sempre ha actuat de forma pacífica. Com a signants d’aquest carta creiem que és hora que la UE actuï per a rebaixar la tensió i evitar danys majors a la democràcia espanyola i a la població civil. Les institucions europees tenen l’oportunitat d’apropar-se a la ciutadania europea, i especialment a la ciutadania catalana, defensant el diàleg polític. Ha de condemnar la violència, la qual no reflecteix els valors europeus ni els valors fundacionals de la UE, que busquen promoure la pau a Europa a través una major unió entre tots els països europeus. Si la UE no reacciona davant d’aquesta agressió civil, corre el perill que la població catalana, que majoritàriament ha estat defensora del projecte polític europeu, esdevingui euroescèptica.   CASTELLANO PETICIÓN A LA UNIÓN EUROPEA PARA QUE CONDENE LA VIOLENCIA POLICIAL DE LAS FUERZAS DE SEGURIDAD ESPAÑOLAS EN CATALUÑA El pasado domingo 1 de Octubre de 2017 más de 844 personas fueron heridas por las fuerzas de seguridad españolas durante la celebración de la votación del referéndum de autodeterminación de Cataluña, no reconocido legalmente por el Estado Español. Las imágenes de la policía reprimiendo violentamente a los ciudadanos que pacíficamente buscaban expresar su opinión sobre la independencia de Cataluña han dado la vuelta al mundo y están causando una condena generalizada por personalidades políticas, intelectuales y sociales. El alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos ha pedido una investigación imparcial por estos hechos. El artículo 2 del Tratado de Unión Europea (TUE) expresa que la Unión se basa en los valores del respeto a la dignidad humana, la libertad, la democracia, la igualdad, el estado de derecho y el respeto de los derechos humanos. No obstante, el domingo 1 de Octubre algunos de estos valores no fueron respetados en Cataluña. Es por ello que independientemente de los sentimientos que todos puedan tener hacia el referéndum catalán, está claro que las Instituciones Europeas no pueden obviar ni permanecer en silencio sobre la violencia generada por la policía española. La violencia ejecutada por las fuerzas de seguridad españolas contra la población civil catalana afecta a los valores europeos y ponen de manifiesto que esta agresión va más allá de ser un “asunto interno”; se trata de proteger los valores, derechos y libertades de la ciudadanía europea que vive en Cataluña. Como miembros de la Xarxa d’Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya (XEEC), una red de entidades que agrupa diferentes organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro que están comprometidas en la defensa de los valores del proyecto europeo, queremos expresar en este manifiesto que: ● Condenamos el uso de la violencia y represión policial y otros métodos de coacción empleados por parte de los agentes de la Policía Nacional y de la Guardia Civil contra la población civil catalana durante el domingo 1 de Octubre de 2017. Como aseguraba el portavoz de la Comisión Europea el lunes 2 de Octubre, “la violencia nunca puede ser un instrumento de la política”.● Pedimos a las diferentes instituciones de la Unión Europa, las diversas fuerzas políticas europeas y al Consejo de Europa una condena más contundente de la violencia ejercida por las fuerzas de seguridad español contra la población civil.● Pedimos a las diferentes instituciones de la Unión Europa y las diversas fuerzas políticas europeas que fomenten e incentiven la mediación internacional para rebajar la tensión social y política y resolver el conflicto político actual en España. Consideramos que cuando la voluntad popular va más allá de la legalidad, hay que activar el diálogo político como una solución democrática, para rebajar la tensión social y para actualizar la ley.● Celebramos que el Pleno del Parlamento Europeo debata sobre la situación política en Cataluña el próximo miércoles día 4 de Octubre y esperamos que sirva para que, la institución encargada de representar a todos los ciudadanos europeos y velar por los derechos de la ciudadanía europea, pueda condenar la violencia ejercida por las fuerzas de seguridad españolas. Adicionalmente, aprovechamos el manifiesto para destacar el comportamiento ejemplar de la población catalana, que siempre ha actuado de forma pacífica. Como firmantes de este carta creemos que es hora de que la UE actúe para rebajar la tensión y evitar daños mayores a la democracia española y la población civil. Las instituciones europeas tienen la oportunidad de acercarse a la ciudadanía europea, y especialmente a la ciudadanía catalana, defendiendo el diálogo político. Debe condenar la violencia que no reflejan los valores europeos y ni los valores fundacionales de la UE, que buscan promover la paz en Europa a través una mayor unión entre todos los países europeos. Si la UE no reacciona ante esta agresión civil, corre el peligro de que la población catalana, que en su mayoría ha sido defensora del proyecto político europeo, se convierta en euroescéptica.  

Xarxa d'Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya (XEEC)
22,313 supporters
Petitioning European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union

PETITION TO THE EU TO CONDEMN THE VIOLENCE DEPLOYED BY THE SPANISH POLICE IN CATALONIA

ENGLISH. On Sunday 1 October 2017, more than 844 people were injured by the Spanish police forces while they were voting in the referendum for the self-determination of Catalonia, not recognised as legal by the Spanish Government. Pictures of the police beating violently citizens that wanted to express their opinion peacefully about the independence of Catalonia have toured the world, and are being largely condemned by political, intellectual and social personalities. The commissioner for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations has requested an investigation about the facts occurred that day. Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU) states that the Union is based upon values as respect to human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the respect towards human rights. However, on Sunday 1 October 2017 some of these values were not respected in Catalonia. Independently from our individual feelings on the Catalan referendum, it is clear that the European institutions cannot omit nor remain silent regarding the generalised violence deployed by the Spanish police. The violence executed by the Spanish police on civil population affects the European values and makes explicit that this is an issue that goes beyond the label of “internal matter”: it is an issue about protection of values, rights and liberties of the European citizenship living in Catalonia. We, as members of Xarxa d’Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya (XEEC), a network of non-profit organisations committed to the defence of the European project, want to express in this manifesto that: • We condemn the use of violence and police repression and other coercion methods deployed by the Spanish National Police and the Spanish Civil Guard against the Catalan people on Sunday 1 October 2017. As the spokesperson of the European Commission said on Monday 2 October: “violence can never be a political instrument”.• We demand a more vehement and robust condemn, against the violence used by the Spanish police on civil population, to the institutions of the European Union and to the different political stakeholders.• We demand to the EU institutions and to all the different European political stakeholders to advocate for international mediation in order to lower the social and political tension and resolve the current political conflict happening in Spain. We consider that when the people’s will goes beyond the mere rule of law there is a need for political dialogue as a democratic solution to lower the social unrest and to update the law.• We applaud that there will be a point of the European Parliament’s plenary session of Wednesday 4 October dedicated to what happened in Catalonia the 1 October. We expect this will serve for the institution representing the whole European citizenship to defend it and to condemn the violence deployed by the Spanish police. Additionally, we also use this manifesto to highline the model behaviour of the Catalan citizenship, who has always acted peacefully. As signatories of this manifesto, we believe that it is time for the EU to act in order to lower the tension and to avoid greater harm to the Spanish democracy and to the civil population. The European institutions have the opportunity to approach the European citizenship, especially the Catalan citizenship, by defending political dialogue. They must condemn all sorts of violence, which undermines European foundational values seeking to promote peace in Europe through a closer Union between all European countries. If the EU does not react on this aggression against civilians, it will be in a compromising position before the Catalan people, who has always been pro-European and could become Euro sceptical. CATALÀ PETICIÓ A LA UNIÓ EUROPEA PERQUÈ CONDEMNI LA VIOLÈNCIA POLICIAL DE LES FORCES DE SEGURETAT ESPANYOLES A CATALUNYA El passat diumenge 1 d’Octubre de 2017, més de 844 persones van ser ferides per les forces de seguretat espanyoles durant la celebració de la votació del referèndum d’autodeterminació de Catalunya, no reconegut legalment per l’Estat Espanyol. Les imatges de la policia reprimint violentament els ciutadans que pacíficament buscaven expressar la seva opinió sobre la independència de Catalunya han donat la volta al món i estan causant una condemna generalitzada per personalitats polítiques, intel·lectuals i socials. L’alt Comissionat de les Nacions Unides pels Drets Humans ha demanat una investigació imparcial per aquests fets. L’article 2 del Tractat de la Unió Europea (TUE) expressa que la Unió es basa en els valors del respecte a la dignitat humana, la llibertat, la democràcia, la igualtat, l'Estat de Dret i el respecte dels drets humans. No obstant, el diumenge 1 d’Octubre de 2017 alguns d’aquests valors no van ser respectats a Catalunya. És per això que independentment dels sentiments que tothom pugui tenir vers el referèndum català, està clar que les Institucions Europees no poden obviar ni romandre en silenci sobre la violència generada per la policia espanyola. La violència executada per les forces de seguretat espanyoles contra la població civil catalana afecta els valors europeus i posen de manifest que aquestes agressions van més enllà de ser un “afer intern”: es tracta de protegir els valors, drets i llibertats de la ciutadania europea que viu a Catalunya. Com a membres de la Xarxa d'Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya (XEEC), una xarxa d’entitats que agrupa diferents organitzacions sense ànim de lucre que estan compromeses en la defensa dels valors del projecte europeu, volem expressar en aquest manifest que: ● Condemnem l'ús de la violència i repressió policial i d'altres mètodes de coacció emprats per part dels agents de la Policia Nacional i de la Guàrdia Civil contra la població civil catalana durant el diumenge 1 d’Octubre de 2017. Com assegurava el portaveu de la Comissió Europea el dilluns 2 d’Octubre, “la violència mai pot ser un instrument de la política ”.● Demanem a les diferents institucions de la Unió Europea, les diverses forces polítiques europees i al Consell d’Europa una condemna més contundent de la violència exercida per les forces de seguretat espanyoles contra la població civil catalana.● Demanem a les diferents institucions de la Unió Europa i les diverses forces polítiques europees que fomentin i incentivin la mediació internacional per a rebaixar la tensió social i política i resoldre el conflicte polític actual a Espanya. Considerem que quan la voluntat popular va més enllà de la legalitat, cal activar el diàleg polític com a una solució democràtica, per a rebaixar la tensió social i per actualitzar la llei.● Celebrem que el Ple del Parlament Europeu debati sobre la situació política a Catalunya el proper dimecres dia 4 d’Octubre de 2017 i esperem que serveixi per a que la institució encarregada de representar tots els ciutadans europeus i vetllar pels drets de la ciutadania europea pugui condemnar la violència exercida per les forces de seguretat espanyoles. Addicionalment, aprofitem el manifest per a destacar el comportament exemplar de la població catalana, que sempre ha actuat de forma pacífica. Com a signants d’aquest carta creiem que és hora que la UE actuï per a rebaixar la tensió i evitar danys majors a la democràcia espanyola i a la població civil. Les institucions europees tenen l’oportunitat d’apropar-se a la ciutadania europea, i especialment a la ciutadania catalana, defensant el diàleg polític. Ha de condemnar la violència, la qual no reflecteix els valors europeus ni els valors fundacionals de la UE, que busquen promoure la pau a Europa a través una major unió entre tots els països europeus. Si la UE no reacciona davant d’aquesta agressió civil, corre el perill que la població catalana, que majoritàriament ha estat defensora del projecte polític europeu, esdevingui euroescèptica.   CASTELLANO PETICIÓN A LA UNIÓN EUROPEA PARA QUE CONDENE LA VIOLENCIA POLICIAL DE LAS FUERZAS DE SEGURIDAD ESPAÑOLAS EN CATALUÑA El pasado domingo 1 de Octubre de 2017 más de 844 personas fueron heridas por las fuerzas de seguridad españolas durante la celebración de la votación del referéndum de autodeterminación de Cataluña, no reconocido legalmente por el Estado Español. Las imágenes de la policía reprimiendo violentamente a los ciudadanos que pacíficamente buscaban expresar su opinión sobre la independencia de Cataluña han dado la vuelta al mundo y están causando una condena generalizada por personalidades políticas, intelectuales y sociales. El alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos ha pedido una investigación imparcial por estos hechos. El artículo 2 del Tratado de Unión Europea (TUE) expresa que la Unión se basa en los valores del respeto a la dignidad humana, la libertad, la democracia, la igualdad, el estado de derecho y el respeto de los derechos humanos. No obstante, el domingo 1 de Octubre algunos de estos valores no fueron respetados en Cataluña. Es por ello que independientemente de los sentimientos que todos puedan tener hacia el referéndum catalán, está claro que las Instituciones Europeas no pueden obviar ni permanecer en silencio sobre la violencia generada por la policía española. La violencia ejecutada por las fuerzas de seguridad españolas contra la población civil catalana afecta a los valores europeos y ponen de manifiesto que esta agresión va más allá de ser un “asunto interno”; se trata de proteger los valores, derechos y libertades de la ciudadanía europea que vive en Cataluña. Como miembros de la Xarxa d’Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya (XEEC), una red de entidades que agrupa diferentes organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro que están comprometidas en la defensa de los valores del proyecto europeo, queremos expresar en este manifiesto que: ● Condenamos el uso de la violencia y represión policial y otros métodos de coacción empleados por parte de los agentes de la Policía Nacional y de la Guardia Civil contra la población civil catalana durante el domingo 1 de Octubre de 2017. Como aseguraba el portavoz de la Comisión Europea el lunes 2 de Octubre, “la violencia nunca puede ser un instrumento de la política”.● Pedimos a las diferentes instituciones de la Unión Europa, las diversas fuerzas políticas europeas y al Consejo de Europa una condena más contundente de la violencia ejercida por las fuerzas de seguridad español contra la población civil.● Pedimos a las diferentes instituciones de la Unión Europa y las diversas fuerzas políticas europeas que fomenten e incentiven la mediación internacional para rebajar la tensión social y política y resolver el conflicto político actual en España. Consideramos que cuando la voluntad popular va más allá de la legalidad, hay que activar el diálogo político como una solución democrática, para rebajar la tensión social y para actualizar la ley.● Celebramos que el Pleno del Parlamento Europeo debata sobre la situación política en Cataluña el próximo miércoles día 4 de Octubre y esperamos que sirva para que, la institución encargada de representar a todos los ciudadanos europeos y velar por los derechos de la ciudadanía europea, pueda condenar la violencia ejercida por las fuerzas de seguridad españolas. Adicionalmente, aprovechamos el manifiesto para destacar el comportamiento ejemplar de la población catalana, que siempre ha actuado de forma pacífica. Como firmantes de este carta creemos que es hora de que la UE actúe para rebajar la tensión y evitar daños mayores a la democracia española y la población civil. Las instituciones europeas tienen la oportunidad de acercarse a la ciudadanía europea, y especialmente a la ciudadanía catalana, defendiendo el diálogo político. Debe condenar la violencia que no reflejan los valores europeos y ni los valores fundacionales de la UE, que buscan promover la paz en Europa a través una mayor unión entre todos los países europeos. Si la UE no reacciona ante esta agresión civil, corre el peligro de que la población catalana, que en su mayoría ha sido defensora del proyecto político europeo, se convierta en euroescéptica.  

Xarxa d'Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya (XEEC)
22,313 supporters
Petitioning Council of the European Union, UK Parliament, European Parliament, President of the United States, European Commission, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP,...

Ban beef and all leather products from India

We, on behalf of Council for Protection of Civil Rights, UK, urge you to demand Government of India to bring an immediate end to mob-lynching and give justice to the victims by punishing the culprits and giving compensation to the family of each victim. We sincerely urge immediate ban on beef import from India and import of all leather products from beef by the United Kingdom, European Union, United States of America, Canada and all civilised nations of the world. Cows are held sacred by Hindu community in North India but big business houses involved in the beef trade are instigating hatred against the minority community in the name of beef, and they continue to make huge profits by exporting beef. We have to show our resentment on genocide and hate crimes being committed in India by the right wing fascist party and its allied terror organisations. We urge issuance of urgent travel advisory against travel to India in light of lynching on suspicion of eating beef and carrying beef.We demand a total ban on right wing terror organisations from collecting donations in USA, European Union, Canada and Great Britain.In already reported cases, more than twenty Muslims have been killed in various parts of the country. Most of them were killed for allegedly eating or storing beef. Some of them have been killed by rumours that they were transporting cows to slaughter houses or for being potential cow-thieves. In none of these cases, the culprits have been brought to book. More alarmingly, in most of the cases, the victims themselves have been implicated in false charges and continually harassed. To cite just one example, Muhammed Akhlaq was lynched in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh on 28th September 2015 for allegedly storing beef. Rather than bringing the culprits to the book, what unfolded in later months at Dadri was more horrifying. A case was filed against the family for allegedly killing a calf, and the family was continuously harassed. They had to finally flee the village and now are living in Delhi.What is more troubling about recent mob-lynching incidents is that these killings are not just about the cow. On 23rd June, a 16-year-old Hafiz Junaid was lynched by a mob in the train while he and his friends were travelling from Delhi to Ballbgarh, Haryana after Eid-shopping. They were attacked by a mob calling communal slurs, pulling their beard and throwing down their skull-caps. What is more horrifying is that neither the co-passengers nor even those on the platforms admitted to seeing anything. In another terrifying incident, Muhammed Salman was shot at by the local police just outside his house. The police have not been able to give any satisfactory explanation for the shooting so far.Here we are attaching a list of people who have been lynched so far; some names might still be missing as they were not reported by mainstream media. 1. 2 June 2014: Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh, 24 years, beaten to death in Pune.2. 5 March 2015: Syed Sarif Uddin Khan, lynched by the mob for alleged rape in Dimapur, Nagaland.3. 30 May 2015: Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, 60 years, a government contractor for cow-carcass disposal lynched in Rajasthan. 4. 28 September 2015: Mohammad Akhlaq, 50 years, lynched in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh5. 9 October 2015: Zahid Rasool Bhatt, 16, died in a bomb attack on his truck in Udhampur.6. 16 October 2015: Noman Akhtar, 28 years, lynched in Himachal Pradesh for transporting cows.7. 2 November 2015: Mohammed Hamsad Ali, 55, lynched by villagers in Manipur over allegations of calf-theft8. 19 February 2016: Muslim cops thrashed and forced to chant `Jai Bhawani' in Latur, Maharashtra9. 18 March 2016: Suspected "cattle traders" Mohammad. Majloom, 35 years, and Inayatullah Khan, 12, hanged in Latehar, Jharkhand.10. 1 April 2017: Pehlu Khan died of injuries after being attacked in Alwar, Rajasthan11. 15 April 2017: Suspected cattle traders Abu Hanifa and Riazuddin Ali Killed for allegedly stealing cattle in Assam12. 2 May 2017: Ghulam Mohammad, 45 years old, killed for allegedly "helping" an inter-faith couple in Bulandshahr13. 6 May 2017: Salman Abdul, 25 years, beaten and run over by a vehicle at Bhopal.14. May 2017: assault on Muslim youths in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.15. 22 May 2017: Munna Ansari, 39 years, lynched in Jharkhand on "child lifter" rumour16. 26 May 2017: Two traders thrashed in Malegaon, Maharashtra for allegedly storing beef.17. 7 June 2017: Muslim man attacked in Dhanbad, Jharkhand on suspicion he was taking beef to an Iftaar.18. 12 June 2017: Tamil Nadu animal husbandry dept. officials transporting cattle in trucks attacked in Barmer.19. 16 June 2017: Zaffar Hussein lynched in Pratapgarh Rajasthan for trying to protect women.20. 23 June 2017: Hafiz Junaid lynched, 3 thrashed over beef rumours in Ballabhgarh, Haryana.21. 23 June 2017: Nasirul Haq, Mohammed Samiruddin, Mohammed Nasir lynched by a mob in West Bengal, 23 June22. 23 June 2017. Mohammad Salman, 25 years, shot dead by local police outside his house.23. 27 June 2017: Usman Ansari, thrashed and his house set on fire when a dead cow was found outside his house. 24. 29 June 2017: Aleemuddin (also known as Asghar Ansari) lynched by a mob affiliated to Hindu right-wing on the allegation of carrying beef in his car in broad daylight in BJP ruled state, Jharkhand. This gory list is growing every day and brutal lynchings in the name of cow protection show no sign of stopping. Also look at the story done by journalist Asad Ashraf, where Bajrang Dal Members are confessing to killing Pehlu Khan in Rajasthan. These groups are enjoying political patronage from right-wing BJP government of India. We are alarmed at the insecurity and threat to Muslims' lives in various parts of the country through lynch-mobs. The organisations like these should be put on the list of terrorist organisations. We urge you to put pressure on Government of India take meaningful steps to bring in stringent laws to rein mob-lynching and give justice to the victims. We demand that the culprits behind this targeted violence be immediately brought to book and be given severe punishments. Peaceful demonstrations in India have not been effective in getting the government in combatting and controlling violence and hate crimes. These hate crimes and a climate of fear are considered politically beneficial to the ruling party and if steps are not taken in time to control, it may result in a full-scale genocide of Muslim minority of India. These aims can be achieved by immediately banning all beef and beef-related products from India and also all related leather products.    

Council for Protection of Civil Rights, U.K.
21,910 supporters
Petitioning Council of the European Union, European Commission, The People of Europe

To our European friends. This is not our brexit (#notourbrexit)

The brexit government claims to speak for all of Britain. They claim we are uniting behind brexit. They claim that the EU referendum result was a choice to leave the Single Market. Everyone in Britain knows these are lies. We want to say, loudly, that this is #notourbrexit. If you agree with us, sign our letter here, whichever way you voted. Please help us share this letter as widely as possible. --- To our European friends from your friends in Britain, We are horrified by the actions and words of the brexit government. We want you to know that Britain is not uniting behind brexit, whatever they may say. When brexit politicians insult and threaten Europe, they do not speak for us. This is not our brexit (#notourbrexit). There is no majority, no mandate, for what the brexit government is doing now. Those of us who voted to leave were lied to and promised things that cannot be delivered. And 48% of us voted to remain. Many in Britain, maybe even the majority, believe Britain is better off in the EU than outside. We value the achievements of the EU. We see it as a force for good. In particular we love the freedom of movement it offers. We are thankful for the way in which people from all over Europe have come to Britain and enriched our culture. We are devastated at the impact of brexit on them too. Whatever happens in the months and years ahead, please understand that many people in Britain are not the naive isolationists that our government's actions imply.

Alex Bicknell
18,876 supporters