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Justice For Alexis

Alexis k Martin was convicted of murder robbery & many other charges at only the age of 15 ... She was sex traffic , rapped , drugged & many other things by a 36 year old man . Was forced to have sex with many men & women & when she wouldn't do so had to pay consequences , There was many nights she couldnt speak to the family or anything . At age 15 Alexis sat in Dan st for year just to be charged as an adult for murder and robbery all because the man who was sex trafficking her was killed and she had something to do with it . Not only did the same judge sentence my sister but the same judge had just let this man out three months before his murder for sex trafficking,  My sister was a victim but was also his last victim .. He told everyone this was his adopted daughter but when No one was around him and his 18 year old brother had her doing everything drugs , dancing & randomly sleeping with different men . In what way do you see this okay . I WANT JUSITCE FOR ALEXIS ... Her Case Was Handled Totally Wrong . 

Ciara Martin
152,781 supporters
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Petitioning FOX News

FOX News remove Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly is a news person with an agenda. Instead of reporting the news, she attempts to distort and manipulate facts to support her own agenda. Her latest victim is Donald Trump. A news source should not be trying to influence the American Voter. FOX professes to be fair and balance but Kelly loads her panels with those that support her views. This has become a typical FOX News ploy during these elections. Kelly needs to be removed from her position until she has learned the mantra "The facts, ma'am, just the facts."

Neville Stumpcuttr
50,093 supporters
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Petitioning CNN

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                  

Mary Smith
33,668 supporters
Petitioning CNN, BBC, FOX News, Facebook, Google, Inc, Twitter, Twitter, Inc, NBC, CBS

The ending of The Yulin Dog Festival

This is so pressing we can not stop now. There is a dog meat festival in Yulin, China that last for 10 days. Where they brutally torture dogs before they consume them for meals. The forms of torture include boiling them alive, beating them to death, starvation and dehydration, and keeping them in very small cages with over 10 dogs in one. We would like to stop this festival because it is inhuman to commit this kind of act to a poor innocent dog. 

Paris Draper
28,277 supporters
Petitioning NEW YORK TIMES, CNN, Associated Press, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Wall Street Journal, ABC, MSNBC, Washington Post, LA Times

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. 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 Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, CIVIC

Sylvester Owino, Carlos Hidalgo, and #SchoolsNotPrisons
21,255 supporters
Petitioning Roger Goodell, NFL, ABC, CNN, FOX News, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Wolf, Mark Dayton, NBC, Facebook, Twitter, Inc

Force a refund for traveling Vikings fans that were forced to leave Philly early.

During Sunday's NFC Championship and a possible once in a lifetime experience most traveling Vikings fans were subjected to unprovoked death threats, thrown objects, physical alercations and extreme levels of intimidation and violence.The Philly police and security did nothing in 99% of the instances to deescalate the violence and assaults that occurred. I have evidence on camera of the police disrespecting our tailgating group on motorcycles.Just myself personally I had bottles thrown at my head that struck our vehicle,witnessed a CHILD get blasted by a beer, and had my hands cut from glass.That doesn't even include what happened in the stands and restroom. The NFL and Eagles organization have a code of conduct and I think they should held accountable to their own standards. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE AND SIGN PLEASE!! THANK YOU,  Cody Jones

Justice for the Minnesota Nice
13,410 supporters
Petitioning Council of the European Union, European Commission, European Parliament, United Nations, Human Rights Campaign, Amnesty, Angela Merkel (CDU), Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May MP, Jean-Cl...

International recognition and mediation for Catalonia.

español más abajo The nation of Catalonia is claiming its place and statehood. The purpose of this letter is to condemn the violation of human rights, the denial of freedom of expression and of the right of assembly and self-governance by the Spanish state in Catalonia. Catalonia is one of the nations with the oldest parliament in the world (Generalitat 1359), with its own language (Catalan) derived from Latin which nowadays is spoken by 10 million people. Catalonia has seen the birth of celebrities as Dalí, Miró, Ramon Llull, Pau Casals, Albéniz, Granados, Joan Maragall, Miquel Martí i Pol, Manuel de Pedrolo, Vicent Ferrer, Neus Català, Ferran Adrià, Joan Roca and the admired Antoni Gaudí. Catalonia is a European and peaceful nation, its capital is Barcelona. This city is the European Union’s 4th largest metropolitan area. In Catalonia, more than 161 different nationalities coexist, with more than 264 languages spoken. The Catalan people hold this diversity very dear, to the point that it is in Barcelona that the largest demonstration in Europe... has taken place: the demonstration Casa nostra, casa vostra, which brought to the streets 500,000 people. Solidarity is another fundamental value in Catalonia: "La Marató de TV3", an annual social fundraising event, has raised 164,000,000 euros in total from 1992 to the present to increase public awareness and boost biomedical research on different diseases. During the 20th century, Catalonia was bombarded by the Spanish nationalist forces in collaboration with German and Italian fascism. Thousands of Catalans were killed or exiled for political and cultural reasons. The Catalan language was forbidden, Catalan institutions were abolished and the democratically elected president of Catalonia (Lluís Companys) was condemned by Spanish dictatorship and executed. Since the late 19th century most Catalan presidents have been executed, jailed or banned from office by Spanish legislators. When Franco died, Catalans decided to be forward looking. Forty years of massive crimes and repression were never judged. Catalans vouched for a plurinational Spanish state that cherished its own diversity, Catalans have since then contributed to making of Spain a modern and European state; Catalonia being one of the economic engines of Spain, In spite of this, the claim of Catalans as a nation has always been ignored. Furthermore, Spanish nationalists never wanted to recognise Catalonia as a nation. Catalonia's financial deficit is of 18,500,000 euros (2012) per year due to the tax distribution system in Spain (2,5 more times that the richest Länder in Germany), which is being used to centralise the Spanish economy into Madrid. The Spanish government continues to invest to convert Spain into a centralised country. Spanish government invests 8,2% of its budget to Catalonia, but only 71% is executed (2015). Because of this deficit Catalans had to cut back in social aid, education and health services. The important policies cannot be controlled from the Catalan government. A new statute of autonomy was agreed with the Spanish socialist government of 2006. It recognised Catalonia as a nation with more financial and policy-making powers. Despite being approved by a referendum, and observing all the legal procedures, the Spanish government filed objection to the constitutional court and edited most of the text. Acting against the democratic will of the Catalans as expressed in the Referendum de l'Estatut on the premise of very narrow and partial interpretations of the Constitution of 1978. Over the past decade, the Catalan Parliament has unanimously approved laws to protect the most vulnerable citizens, a law seeking gender equality, a nuclear energy tax, a law to prevent evictions, the decree on taxation on banks, the law on social security, the law against fracking, the law to fund cultural production, all of them repealed by Spanish constitutional court at the request of Rajoy's government. As alledged violations of the Constitution. As many as 25 essential laws for the welfare of citizens have been repealed. From 2011 the Partido Popular (Conservatives) is ruling Spain, being the most corrupted party in Europe. Between 2010 and 2016 a total of 11,500 people have been investigated or detained in the context of corruption-related cases. In global figures, corruption costs Spaniards 87,000 million euros per year, according to a joint report by several universities and the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC). Spanish Police and Spanish politicians created an operation against Catalonia, making up false evidence, with the goal to destroy pro-independence politicians. The political colour of the Spanish Government has proved irrelevant over the years to find a dialog. Millions of citizens demonstrate every year to claim the independence of Catalonia. One of the largest in the modern history of Europe mobilized 1.600.000 people holding hands and making a 400km human chain (2013). For years, Catalans have held some of the largest demonstrations in Europe, consecutively (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). The response from the Spanish government was to ignore them for 7 years in a row. Today the 2 leaders of social organizations that organised those peaceful organisations are in jail accused of sedition: Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart. Claims of the successive Catalan Governments for a finantial treatment similar to those enjoyed by the Basque Country and Navarra (sole regions that dispose of their own taxes) have always been ignored and declined on the grounds of a supposed inequality that such deal would generate amongst the different Spanish regions, inequality which is already present in the same differential treatment enjoyed by the Basque Country and Navarra. Such mistreatment brought Catalans to move forward from the requirement of better finantial treatment to the celebration of a referendum (2017) of self-determination like in Scotland, and several times the answer was no. In the face of the indifference of the Spanish government, the Catalan Government moved forward in the organization of a referendum, despite the will of the Spanish government, 10,000 Spanish police forces were deployed in Catalonia, hundreds of websites were closed, media offices raided, high ranking officials arrested and millions of ballots were seized in a desperate attempt to stop Catalans from voting. Of a total of 700 Catalan mayors have been called by the public prosecutor's office for signing a decree of political support to the referendum. Yet at dawn of October 1st 2017, somehow Catalans had skipped Spanish intelligence agencies and distributed 10,000 ballot boxes in more than 2,315 polling stations across Catalonia for citizens to vote. At 9am Spanish police charged against voters all across Catalonia, causing 1065 injured, 106 of them older than 65 years old. Yet more than 2,266,498 citizens managed to vote, in fear of Spanish police, with 2,044,038 voting yes, 770,000 votes were confiscated by the Spanish police. Instead of allowing a peaceful population to practise the self-determination right, Catalans have been denied their say at every turn. So Catalonia chose the only path that remains, to declare independence, backed by the citizens and approved by the majority of the democratically elected parliament the 10th november 2017. Two days after the independence declaration, half of the Catalan government were locked jail judged by irregular procedure. After being called by judges, they only had 24h to prepare the defence. Specialists in criminal and constitutional law have reported the charges as a political persecution, showing the political and not juridical nor legally nature of this judgement. The other half of Catalan government with president Carles Puigdemont is in exile reporting that the Spanish democracy is over and that Catalonia needs international recognition and mediation. Catalonia needs to have its democratically elected government back. Democracy is being violated, and human rights are too. Europe was born as a union for peace, foundational value which this physical and judicial violence most certainly violate. Historically Catalonia has tried to become a state on several occasions but has always been repressed with the use of violence. Please sign in and share the request for recognition and mediation of the international community for Catalonia. Get involved for democracy and freedom. Marc Pérez and Collective -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Reconocimiento y mediación internacional para Cataluña. La nación catalana está reivindicando su lugar, su condición de Estado y su autogobierno. El objetivo de esta carta es condenar la violación de los derechos humanos, la negación de la libertad de expresión y el derecho de reunión por parte del Estado español contra Cataluña. Cataluña es una de las naciones con el parlamento más antiguo del mundo (la Generalitat, 1359), con su propio idioma (el catalán) derivado del latín que hoy en día es hablado por 10 millones de personas. Cataluña ha visto nacer celebridades como Dalí, Miró, Ramón Llull, Pau Casals, Albéniz, Granados, Joan Maragall, Miquel Martí i Pol, Manuel de Pedrolo, Vicents Ferrer, Neus Català, Ferran Adrià, Joan Roca y el admirado Antoni Gaudí. Cataluña es una nación europea y pacífica cuya capital es Barcelona. La ciudad condal es la cuarta área metropolitana más grande de la Unión Europea. En Cataluña, coexisten más de 161 nacionalidades y 264 idiomas hablados. Esta diversidad es un valor para la cultura catalana. Barcelona celebró la manifestación más grande de Europa reivindicando el derecho a emigrar y al asilo con 500,000 personas (Casa nostra, casa vostra). La solidaridad es otro valor fundamental de Cataluña: "La Marató de TV3", un evento anual de recaudación de fondos sociales,  ha recaudado desde su creación 164 millones de euros para aumentar la conciencia pública y fomentar la investigación biomédica de las enfermedades. Durante el siglo XX, Cataluña fue bombardeada por las fuerzas nacionalistas españolas en colaboración con el fascismo alemán e italiano. Miles de catalanes fueron asesinados o exiliados por razones políticas y culturales. La lengua catalana fue prohibida, las instituciones catalanas fueron abolidas y el presidente de Cataluña elegido democráticamente (Lluís Companys) fue condenado por la dictadura española y ejecutado. Desde finales del siglo XIX, la mayoría de los presidentes catalanes han sido ejecutados, encarcelados o prohibidos por los legisladores españoles. Cuando Franco murió, los catalanes decidieron mirar hacia adelante. Cuarenta años de crímenes masivos y represión nunca fueron juzgados. Los catalanes creyeron en un estado plurinacional español que apreciaba su diversidad, los catalanes contribuyeron a hacer de España un estado moderno y europeo; Cataluña ha sido uno de los motores económico de España, sin embargo, el reclamo de los catalanes como nación siempre ha sido ignorado. Además, ningún gobierno español quiso reconocer a Cataluña como una nación. Cataluña tiene un déficit fiscal de 18.500.000.000 euros (2012) por año debido al systema de dsitribución economico español (2,5 veces más que los Länder más ricos de Alemania), que se está utilizando para centralizar la economía española en Madrid. El gobierno español continúa invirtiendo para convertir a España en un país centralizado. El gobierno español invierte el 8,2% de su presupuesto en Cataluña, pero solo el 71% se ejecuta (2015). Debido a este déficit, los catalanes tuvieron que recortar los servicios de asistencia social, educación y salud. Las deciciones políticas mas importantes no pueden ser controladas por el gobierno catalán. Se acordó un nuevo estatuto de autonomía con el gobierno socialista español de 2006. Reconociendo a Cataluña como una nación con más poderes financieros y políticos. A pesar de ser aprobado por un referéndum y observar todos los procedimientos legales, el gobierno español presentó una objeción al tribunal constitucional y recortó la mayor parte del texto. El Parlamento catalán aprobó por unanimidad leyes para proteger a los ciudadanos más vulnerables como la ley que busca la igualdad de género, un impuesto sobre la energía nuclear, una ley para evitar desalojos, el decreto sobre los impuestos a los bancos, la ley de seguridad social, la ley contra el fracking... todas ellas derogadas por el Tribunal Constitucional español a petición del gobierno de Rajoy. Se derogaron hasta 25 leyes esenciales para el bienestar de los ciudadanos. Independientemente del color político del gobierno español, el diálogo ha resultado ser casi imposible. Desde 2011, el Partido Popular (conservadores) está gobernando España, siendo el partido más corrupto de Europa. Entre 2010 y 2016, un total de 11.500 personas han sido investigadas o detenidas en el contexto de casos relacionados con la corrupción. En cifras globales, la corrupción cuesta a los españoles 87.000 millones de euros anuales, según un informe conjunto de varias universidades y la Comisión Nacional de Mercados y Competencia (CNMC). La policía española y los políticos españoles crearon una operación contra Cataluña, inventando pruebas falsas, con el objetivo de destruir a los políticos independentistas. Millones de ciudadanos se manifiestan cada año para reclamar la independencia de Cataluña. Una de las más grandes en la historia moderna de Europa movilizó a 1,600,000 personas formando una cadena humana de 400km (2013). Durante años, los catalanes han celebrado las mayores manifestaciones en Europa, de forma consecutiva (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). La respuesta del gobierno español ha sido siempre la ignorancia. Hoy los 2 líderes de las organizaciones sociales que organizaron esas manifestaciones pacíficas están en la cárcel acusados ​​de sedición: Jordi Sànchez y Jordi Cuixart. Los catalanes han intentado negociar un acuerdo fiscal como el del País Vasco y Navarra. El gobierno español siempre se negó a hablar de eso. Los catalanes pidieron en 2017 la celebración de un referéndum acordado sobre la autodeterminación como en Escocia o el Quebec, en todas las ocasiones la respuesta fue siempre que no. Entonces, cuando el gobierno catalán decidió seguir adelante y organizar el voto a pesar de la voluntad del gobierno español, se desplegaron 10.000 policías españoles en Cataluña, se cerraron cientos de sitios web, se registraron oficinas de medios de comunicación, se arrestaron a altos funcionarios y se incautaron millones de votos, en un intento desesperado por evitar que los catalanes votaran. 700 alcaldes catalanes fueron citados por la fiscalía para firmar un decreto de apoyo político al referéndum. Sin embargo, en la madrugada del 1 de octubre de 2017, los catalanes lograron esquivar la inteligencia española y distribuyeron 10.000 urnas en más de 2.315 colegios electorales en toda Cataluña para que los ciudadanos pudieran votar. A las 9 de la mañana, la policía española cargó contra los votantes de toda Cataluña  causando 1065 heridos, 106 de ellos mayores de 65 años. Sin embargo, más de 2.266.498 ciudadanos lograron votar con 2.044.038 de votos a favor del sí. 770.000 votos fueros requisados. En lugar de permitir que una población pacífica usara el derecho de autodeterminación, el gobierno español y el Tribunal constitucional bloquearon y negaron en todo momento las opciones catalanas. Entonces, Cataluña eligió el único camino que quedaba para declarar la independencia, respaldado por los ciudadanos y aprobado por la mayoría del parlamento democráticamente elegido. Dos días después de la declaración de independencia, la mitad del gobierno catalán fue encerrado en la cárcel con un procedimiento irregular. Después de ser llamados por la fiscalía, solo tuvieron 24 horas para preparar la defensa. Especialistas en derecho penal y constitucional han denunciado los cargos como una persecución política, mostrando la naturaleza política y no jurídica y legal de este juicio. La otra mitad del gobierno catalán con el presidente Carles Puigdemont están en el exilio denunciando el fin de la democracia española y que Cataluña necesita reconocimiento internacional y mediación. Cataluña necesita recuperar su gobierno elegido democráticamente. Se está violando la democracia y los derechos humanos. Europa nació con la voluntad de pacificar y esta violencia física y judicial viola sus valores fundamentales. Históricamente, Cataluña ha tratado de erigirse en estado en varias ocasiones, pero siempre ha sido reprimida con el uso de la violencia. Por favor firmen y compartan la petición de reconocimiento y mediación de la comunidad internacional para Cataluña. Involúcrense por la democracia y la libertad. Marc Pérez y Colectivo

Marc Perez
9,567 supporters
Petitioning Council of the European Union, European Commission, European Parliament, United Nations, Human Rights Campaign, Amnesty, Angela Merkel (CDU), Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May MP, Jean-Cl...

International recognition and mediation for Catalonia.

español más abajo The nation of Catalonia is claiming its place and statehood. The purpose of this letter is to condemn the violation of human rights, the denial of freedom of expression and of the right of assembly and self-governance by the Spanish state in Catalonia. Catalonia is one of the nations with the oldest parliament in the world (Generalitat 1359), with its own language (Catalan) derived from Latin which nowadays is spoken by 10 million people. Catalonia has seen the birth of celebrities as Dalí, Miró, Ramon Llull, Pau Casals, Albéniz, Granados, Joan Maragall, Miquel Martí i Pol, Manuel de Pedrolo, Vicent Ferrer, Neus Català, Ferran Adrià, Joan Roca and the admired Antoni Gaudí. Catalonia is a European and peaceful nation, its capital is Barcelona. This city is the European Union’s 4th largest metropolitan area. In Catalonia, more than 161 different nationalities coexist, with more than 264 languages spoken. The Catalan people hold this diversity very dear, to the point that it is in Barcelona that the largest demonstration in Europe... has taken place: the demonstration Casa nostra, casa vostra, which brought to the streets 500,000 people. Solidarity is another fundamental value in Catalonia: "La Marató de TV3", an annual social fundraising event, has raised 164,000,000 euros in total from 1992 to the present to increase public awareness and boost biomedical research on different diseases. During the 20th century, Catalonia was bombarded by the Spanish nationalist forces in collaboration with German and Italian fascism. Thousands of Catalans were killed or exiled for political and cultural reasons. The Catalan language was forbidden, Catalan institutions were abolished and the democratically elected president of Catalonia (Lluís Companys) was condemned by Spanish dictatorship and executed. Since the late 19th century most Catalan presidents have been executed, jailed or banned from office by Spanish legislators. When Franco died, Catalans decided to be forward looking. Forty years of massive crimes and repression were never judged. Catalans vouched for a plurinational Spanish state that cherished its own diversity, Catalans have since then contributed to making of Spain a modern and European state; Catalonia being one of the economic engines of Spain, In spite of this, the claim of Catalans as a nation has always been ignored. Furthermore, Spanish nationalists never wanted to recognise Catalonia as a nation. Catalonia's financial deficit is of 18,500,000 euros (2012) per year due to the tax distribution system in Spain (2,5 more times that the richest Länder in Germany), which is being used to centralise the Spanish economy into Madrid. The Spanish government continues to invest to convert Spain into a centralised country. Spanish government invests 8,2% of its budget to Catalonia, but only 71% is executed (2015). Because of this deficit Catalans had to cut back in social aid, education and health services. The important policies cannot be controlled from the Catalan government. A new statute of autonomy was agreed with the Spanish socialist government of 2006. It recognised Catalonia as a nation with more financial and policy-making powers. Despite being approved by a referendum, and observing all the legal procedures, the Spanish government filed objection to the constitutional court and edited most of the text. Acting against the democratic will of the Catalans as expressed in the Referendum de l'Estatut on the premise of very narrow and partial interpretations of the Constitution of 1978. Over the past decade, the Catalan Parliament has unanimously approved laws to protect the most vulnerable citizens, a law seeking gender equality, a nuclear energy tax, a law to prevent evictions, the decree on taxation on banks, the law on social security, the law against fracking, the law to fund cultural production, all of them repealed by Spanish constitutional court at the request of Rajoy's government. As alledged violations of the Constitution. As many as 25 essential laws for the welfare of citizens have been repealed. From 2011 the Partido Popular (Conservatives) is ruling Spain, being the most corrupted party in Europe. Between 2010 and 2016 a total of 11,500 people have been investigated or detained in the context of corruption-related cases. In global figures, corruption costs Spaniards 87,000 million euros per year, according to a joint report by several universities and the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC). Spanish Police and Spanish politicians created an operation against Catalonia, making up false evidence, with the goal to destroy pro-independence politicians. The political colour of the Spanish Government has proved irrelevant over the years to find a dialog. Millions of citizens demonstrate every year to claim the independence of Catalonia. One of the largest in the modern history of Europe mobilized 1.600.000 people holding hands and making a 400km human chain (2013). For years, Catalans have held some of the largest demonstrations in Europe, consecutively (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). The response from the Spanish government was to ignore them for 7 years in a row. Today the 2 leaders of social organizations that organised those peaceful organisations are in jail accused of sedition: Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart. Claims of the successive Catalan Governments for a finantial treatment similar to those enjoyed by the Basque Country and Navarra (sole regions that dispose of their own taxes) have always been ignored and declined on the grounds of a supposed inequality that such deal would generate amongst the different Spanish regions, inequality which is already present in the same differential treatment enjoyed by the Basque Country and Navarra. Such mistreatment brought Catalans to move forward from the requirement of better finantial treatment to the celebration of a referendum (2017) of self-determination like in Scotland, and several times the answer was no. In the face of the indifference of the Spanish government, the Catalan Government moved forward in the organization of a referendum, despite the will of the Spanish government, 10,000 Spanish police forces were deployed in Catalonia, hundreds of websites were closed, media offices raided, high ranking officials arrested and millions of ballots were seized in a desperate attempt to stop Catalans from voting. Of a total of 700 Catalan mayors have been called by the public prosecutor's office for signing a decree of political support to the referendum. Yet at dawn of October 1st 2017, somehow Catalans had skipped Spanish intelligence agencies and distributed 10,000 ballot boxes in more than 2,315 polling stations across Catalonia for citizens to vote. At 9am Spanish police charged against voters all across Catalonia, causing 1065 injured, 106 of them older than 65 years old. Yet more than 2,266,498 citizens managed to vote, in fear of Spanish police, with 2,044,038 voting yes, 770,000 votes were confiscated by the Spanish police. Instead of allowing a peaceful population to practise the self-determination right, Catalans have been denied their say at every turn. So Catalonia chose the only path that remains, to declare independence, backed by the citizens and approved by the majority of the democratically elected parliament the 10th november 2017. Two days after the independence declaration, half of the Catalan government were locked jail judged by irregular procedure. After being called by judges, they only had 24h to prepare the defence. Specialists in criminal and constitutional law have reported the charges as a political persecution, showing the political and not juridical nor legally nature of this judgement. The other half of Catalan government with president Carles Puigdemont is in exile reporting that the Spanish democracy is over and that Catalonia needs international recognition and mediation. Catalonia needs to have its democratically elected government back. Democracy is being violated, and human rights are too. Europe was born as a union for peace, foundational value which this physical and judicial violence most certainly violate. Historically Catalonia has tried to become a state on several occasions but has always been repressed with the use of violence. Please sign in and share the request for recognition and mediation of the international community for Catalonia. Get involved for democracy and freedom. Marc Pérez and Collective -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Reconocimiento y mediación internacional para Cataluña. La nación catalana está reivindicando su lugar, su condición de Estado y su autogobierno. El objetivo de esta carta es condenar la violación de los derechos humanos, la negación de la libertad de expresión y el derecho de reunión por parte del Estado español contra Cataluña. Cataluña es una de las naciones con el parlamento más antiguo del mundo (la Generalitat, 1359), con su propio idioma (el catalán) derivado del latín que hoy en día es hablado por 10 millones de personas. Cataluña ha visto nacer celebridades como Dalí, Miró, Ramón Llull, Pau Casals, Albéniz, Granados, Joan Maragall, Miquel Martí i Pol, Manuel de Pedrolo, Vicents Ferrer, Neus Català, Ferran Adrià, Joan Roca y el admirado Antoni Gaudí. Cataluña es una nación europea y pacífica cuya capital es Barcelona. La ciudad condal es la cuarta área metropolitana más grande de la Unión Europea. En Cataluña, coexisten más de 161 nacionalidades y 264 idiomas hablados. Esta diversidad es un valor para la cultura catalana. Barcelona celebró la manifestación más grande de Europa reivindicando el derecho a emigrar y al asilo con 500,000 personas (Casa nostra, casa vostra). La solidaridad es otro valor fundamental de Cataluña: "La Marató de TV3", un evento anual de recaudación de fondos sociales,  ha recaudado desde su creación 164 millones de euros para aumentar la conciencia pública y fomentar la investigación biomédica de las enfermedades. Durante el siglo XX, Cataluña fue bombardeada por las fuerzas nacionalistas españolas en colaboración con el fascismo alemán e italiano. Miles de catalanes fueron asesinados o exiliados por razones políticas y culturales. La lengua catalana fue prohibida, las instituciones catalanas fueron abolidas y el presidente de Cataluña elegido democráticamente (Lluís Companys) fue condenado por la dictadura española y ejecutado. Desde finales del siglo XIX, la mayoría de los presidentes catalanes han sido ejecutados, encarcelados o prohibidos por los legisladores españoles. Cuando Franco murió, los catalanes decidieron mirar hacia adelante. Cuarenta años de crímenes masivos y represión nunca fueron juzgados. Los catalanes creyeron en un estado plurinacional español que apreciaba su diversidad, los catalanes contribuyeron a hacer de España un estado moderno y europeo; Cataluña ha sido uno de los motores económico de España, sin embargo, el reclamo de los catalanes como nación siempre ha sido ignorado. Además, ningún gobierno español quiso reconocer a Cataluña como una nación. Cataluña tiene un déficit fiscal de 18.500.000.000 euros (2012) por año debido al systema de dsitribución economico español (2,5 veces más que los Länder más ricos de Alemania), que se está utilizando para centralizar la economía española en Madrid. El gobierno español continúa invirtiendo para convertir a España en un país centralizado. El gobierno español invierte el 8,2% de su presupuesto en Cataluña, pero solo el 71% se ejecuta (2015). Debido a este déficit, los catalanes tuvieron que recortar los servicios de asistencia social, educación y salud. Las deciciones políticas mas importantes no pueden ser controladas por el gobierno catalán. Se acordó un nuevo estatuto de autonomía con el gobierno socialista español de 2006. Reconociendo a Cataluña como una nación con más poderes financieros y políticos. A pesar de ser aprobado por un referéndum y observar todos los procedimientos legales, el gobierno español presentó una objeción al tribunal constitucional y recortó la mayor parte del texto. El Parlamento catalán aprobó por unanimidad leyes para proteger a los ciudadanos más vulnerables como la ley que busca la igualdad de género, un impuesto sobre la energía nuclear, una ley para evitar desalojos, el decreto sobre los impuestos a los bancos, la ley de seguridad social, la ley contra el fracking... todas ellas derogadas por el Tribunal Constitucional español a petición del gobierno de Rajoy. Se derogaron hasta 25 leyes esenciales para el bienestar de los ciudadanos. Independientemente del color político del gobierno español, el diálogo ha resultado ser casi imposible. Desde 2011, el Partido Popular (conservadores) está gobernando España, siendo el partido más corrupto de Europa. Entre 2010 y 2016, un total de 11.500 personas han sido investigadas o detenidas en el contexto de casos relacionados con la corrupción. En cifras globales, la corrupción cuesta a los españoles 87.000 millones de euros anuales, según un informe conjunto de varias universidades y la Comisión Nacional de Mercados y Competencia (CNMC). La policía española y los políticos españoles crearon una operación contra Cataluña, inventando pruebas falsas, con el objetivo de destruir a los políticos independentistas. Millones de ciudadanos se manifiestan cada año para reclamar la independencia de Cataluña. Una de las más grandes en la historia moderna de Europa movilizó a 1,600,000 personas formando una cadena humana de 400km (2013). Durante años, los catalanes han celebrado las mayores manifestaciones en Europa, de forma consecutiva (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). La respuesta del gobierno español ha sido siempre la ignorancia. Hoy los 2 líderes de las organizaciones sociales que organizaron esas manifestaciones pacíficas están en la cárcel acusados ​​de sedición: Jordi Sànchez y Jordi Cuixart. Los catalanes han intentado negociar un acuerdo fiscal como el del País Vasco y Navarra. El gobierno español siempre se negó a hablar de eso. Los catalanes pidieron en 2017 la celebración de un referéndum acordado sobre la autodeterminación como en Escocia o el Quebec, en todas las ocasiones la respuesta fue siempre que no. Entonces, cuando el gobierno catalán decidió seguir adelante y organizar el voto a pesar de la voluntad del gobierno español, se desplegaron 10.000 policías españoles en Cataluña, se cerraron cientos de sitios web, se registraron oficinas de medios de comunicación, se arrestaron a altos funcionarios y se incautaron millones de votos, en un intento desesperado por evitar que los catalanes votaran. 700 alcaldes catalanes fueron citados por la fiscalía para firmar un decreto de apoyo político al referéndum. Sin embargo, en la madrugada del 1 de octubre de 2017, los catalanes lograron esquivar la inteligencia española y distribuyeron 10.000 urnas en más de 2.315 colegios electorales en toda Cataluña para que los ciudadanos pudieran votar. A las 9 de la mañana, la policía española cargó contra los votantes de toda Cataluña  causando 1065 heridos, 106 de ellos mayores de 65 años. Sin embargo, más de 2.266.498 ciudadanos lograron votar con 2.044.038 de votos a favor del sí. 770.000 votos fueros requisados. En lugar de permitir que una población pacífica usara el derecho de autodeterminación, el gobierno español y el Tribunal constitucional bloquearon y negaron en todo momento las opciones catalanas. Entonces, Cataluña eligió el único camino que quedaba para declarar la independencia, respaldado por los ciudadanos y aprobado por la mayoría del parlamento democráticamente elegido. Dos días después de la declaración de independencia, la mitad del gobierno catalán fue encerrado en la cárcel con un procedimiento irregular. Después de ser llamados por la fiscalía, solo tuvieron 24 horas para preparar la defensa. Especialistas en derecho penal y constitucional han denunciado los cargos como una persecución política, mostrando la naturaleza política y no jurídica y legal de este juicio. La otra mitad del gobierno catalán con el presidente Carles Puigdemont están en el exilio denunciando el fin de la democracia española y que Cataluña necesita reconocimiento internacional y mediación. Cataluña necesita recuperar su gobierno elegido democráticamente. Se está violando la democracia y los derechos humanos. Europa nació con la voluntad de pacificar y esta violencia física y judicial viola sus valores fundamentales. Históricamente, Cataluña ha tratado de erigirse en estado en varias ocasiones, pero siempre ha sido reprimida con el uso de la violencia. Por favor firmen y compartan la petición de reconocimiento y mediación de la comunidad internacional para Cataluña. Involúcrense por la democracia y la libertad. Marc Pérez y Colectivo

Marc Perez
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Fox News: Make a public apology for the statements made about the Pagan/Wiccan community

For too long we have stood by and have allowed others to bash us and our beliefs. If this kind of thing had happened with the Christian religion, there would be an outrage! It is time that we take a stand and make it clear that this is unacceptable and we WILL NOT tolerate it! To see exactly what was said, visit the following site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm41k7tNhVI

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Develop Kern County's First Veterans Hospital.

It is time Kern County takes care of our veteran community. Help us to persuade the current investors of the East Hills Mall, the VA, and the County of Kern into building Kern County's first Veterans Hospital by utilizing the vacant East Hills Mall 611,630 square foot space. AND/OR Creating a new facility altogether, in Kern County, while taking into consideration the specific healthcare needs of veterans here in the community and implementing better counseling services.  *If you are veteran, first and foremost we thank you, and we would love to hear from you on what services you'd like to receive in Kern County. Family of veterans are encouraged to do the same. Comment and Share!  #VeteransComeFirst

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