In 2011, the British Medical Journal published a special series authored by Brian Deer titled "How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed." In the piece, Deer makes claims of fraud and data manipulation against Andrew Wakefield in his 1998 Lancet paper, "Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children." The cornerstone of the claim of fraud made against Wakefield relates to 'Patient 11' and the timing of his vaccination and onset of autism.
A letter from the father of 'Patient 11' has come to light which proves Wakefield did not alter the data as claimed by Deer. In addition, this letter proves that 'Patient 11' was not selected by solicitors, but rather through a request made by the father. You can see this explosive document at www.patient11.com.
In light of these new facts proving inaccuracies, we are demanding the British Medical Journal retract its 2011 special series written by Mr. Deer. Read more
Catharine laytonOrange, CA, United States
Created May 10, 2018
Petition to Suella Braverman, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Catriona Laing CB
Why should Nigerians be made to write English language proficiency examinations that cost more than continent.
More than 3 months after our initial email and several follow-up emails (plus tons of urgent even as the UK opens up conversations on decolonization. We believe this is a challenge that?
In February 2020, Ebenezar Wikina, Founder of Policy Shapers stood up to Nexford University and was willing to forgo his business degree admission when he asked why Nigerians should be made to writeRead more
On December 14th 26 families experienced a tragedy no one should ever have to. Then, less than 48 hours later, Westboro Baptist Church has announced they plan to come to Newtown to protest the funerals of the victims, 20 of whom are between 5-7 years old. For families and an entire community who is mourning it is not right to allow more suffering on top of their pain. Please pass a bill to make their protests difficult or impossible. Arizona did this in 2011, after the Tuscon shooting, so there is a precedent.Read more
Liz SSandy Hook, CT, United States
Created Dec 16, 2012
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, United Nations, U.S. Senate, Democratic National Committee, Nancy Pelosi
Hi, Fellow citizens,
IS THIS THE CITY YOU WANT?
Today, there is nobody in Bengaluru who is unaffected by garbage. From the stink of uncleared waste dumps to the obnoxious fumes from burning plastic to the infectious possibilities of medical waste and the cesspools of wet garbage. we have seen it all. Is there hope? Today, there are solid examples of cities which have beaten this problem. With the collective action of just a fraction of its citizens, there are towns, cities which have said “Yes, we can!” Indore in M.P, Mysore in Karnataka and Tirupathi hill town in Andhra serve as great examples of how determination has led to effective waste management. What does it take? Strict administration & then, each and every concerned citizen's right action count. Be it the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, where citizens are doing a cleanup act themselves, or mapping garbage spots using the phone App, or signing this petition and un-inhibitedly forwarding to all contacts, people are making a difference. You too can make difference. What can you do? First, sign the petition now. Then get all at home to do the same. Finally, share the petition.
This petition along with your comments and suggestions is delivered instantly to our CM, requesting him to urgently take required actions, make BBMP accountable for delivering results. Let us all join forces, be optimistic and strive for removing this blot on civilization. Let's save our beautiful city.... Our Bengaluru. CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!Read more
called us up to help on the frontline through extending our placements and have suddenly offered us write off the student debt of all the student nurses who have undertaken the course since September work so very hard, sometimes in the toughest of conditions. We need to build up our NHS and stop breaking it down. At a time when the country needed it, the NHS has stepped up and we’ve all felt it’s strength and perseverance in the face of this war.
Now I’m asking you to stand up and give somethingRead more
read and write.
What brings me incredible sorrow is watching my non-verbal friends in wheelchairs non-verbal child is taught to read and write.
Underestimating special needs children is robbingRead more
Jonathan BryanStanton Saint Quintin, ENG, United Kingdom
On a recent international trip with friends, I decided to go on an outdoor excursion. I never would have imagined that our tour guide, who came with stellar reviews on TripAdvisor, would ultimately rape me, and that TripAdvisor would do next to nothing to prevent him from doing it again.
I’m just one of countless women who’ve been ignored or mistreated by TripAdvisor after reporting a sexual assault at a business on their site. In the era of #MeToo, this company is not taking violence against women seriously.
My assault was deeply traumatic and probably one of the worst things I’ve ever experienced. But the humiliation I was put through when I turned to TripAdvisor for help was almost worse. When I asked for help warning other tourists about my attacker, the company simply suggested I leave a review. Not only was this solution woefully inadequate to warn other tourists – my one star review would quickly get lost among minor complaints about the guide – but it required me to relive the painful details of my assault and out myself publicly in a place where my assailant could likely find me.
TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world. Join me in demanding that it act as a leader within the industry, by taking action to protect its users and demand safety from the businesses it promotes.
The company has already bent to public pressure on this issue by implementing a system to warn users about businesses with “health, safety, and discrimination issues.” But the system is proving ineffective and insufficient.
Now is the moment to demand policies which actually protect customers from sexual assault and incentivize travel businesses to do the same. If enough of us speak out now, the poor publicity TripAdvisor is receiving compounded by our pressure will force the company to do something.
Join us.Read more
The NT government has rushed through harmful youth bail laws that will mean more young people will be refused bail. These laws defy the recommendations of the NT Royal Commission and is expected to result in a dramatic rise in the number of vulnerable Aboriginal children and young people in detention centres.
Please sign and share this petition to stop the NT government's attack on youth justice.
STOP THE NT GOVERNMENT’S ATTACK ON YOUTH JUSTICE
The children in Don Dale are using bed sheets as towels, because there are not enough towels in the facility. Large parts of the Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre are a construction site.
This is a disgrace. The current system is already stretched to its limits. These reforms will make a bad situation even worse.
Sign the petition below to tell Chief Minister Gunner and the NT Government that you do not support these dangerous, misguided and ineffective reforms, and call on the NT Government to invest in real, evidence-based, community-led solutions.
We the undersigned do not support the NT Government’s Youth Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 for the following reasons:
The proposed reforms will see a significant rise in the number of children behind bars in the Northern Territory.
They will roll-back critical recommendations made by the NT Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children.
They will not work. They are a knee jerk reaction to symptoms rather than addressing the root causes of crime - access to good health care, education, stable housing, job security and food security.
They shut down pathways out of the criminal justice system through bail and diversion, and instead force kids behind bars when they could be in the community.
They give police powers to put tracking devices on children that do not exist anywhere else in the country. These laws will likely see police using electronic monitoring as a first resort rather than a last resort.
We call on the NT Government to withdraw this harmful bill and to implement the NT Royal Commission recommendations in full for the sake of children and young people in the Northern Territory.Read more