Petition to ClearCast, Advertising Standards Authority, Clearcast
Unban Iceland's 2018 Christmas Advert on Palm Oil.
You can watch Iceland's Christmas 2018 Advert here. "You won’t see our Christmas advert on TV this year, because it was banned. But we want to share Rang-tan’s story with you this Christmas. Will you help us tell the story?" Iceland released an advert to their social medias, including Facebook, on focusing on the disastrous effects Palm Oil has on our forests and those who inhabit them. Advertising regulators deemed the advert to be too "political" in nature, and was not allowed to be broadcast on television. This advert focused on a very important topic in this day and age where we are trying to tackle various difficulties such as plastics, deforestation and many other tragic subjects that so many of us are unaware of. Adverts such as these help to shine a light on scenarios that many are not aware of.Unban Iceland's Christmas 2018 advert so that people may make a decision for themselves. Here is a statement from Iceland regarding this advert."The advert wasn’t approved by advertising regulators as it was seen to be in support of a political issue. The production and widespread usage of palm oil is a complex and sometimes controversial matter. However, it was never our intention to use our Christmas advert to support a political campaign – rather to raise awareness and solidify our position on not using palm oil in food production." #NoPalmOilChristmas
Petition to Instagram
Remove the new Instagram update
As you may all know, on the 27th of December 2018, Instagram released an update that brought drastic change to the homepage interface. This is a terrible thing, as people are used to scrolling down, and it has totally ruined the way people use Instagram. The new interface forces users to scroll across and also includes glitchy clicking features. In addition to this, it is now difficult to access the direct messaging feature. The interface is too similar to Snapchat, and not very customer friendly. Please support us, and help us fix Instagram.
Petition to Institute of Art and Law, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK Parliament, The British Council, Shout Out UK
RETURN AFRICA'S TREASURES - start to heal dark colonial past
A call for a public diplomatic forum. Since I started this petition I have explored the 'complex' laws around why African treasures simply just can't be returned. Some say the borrowing the treasures back to Ethiopia is a good start. It's undermining to Ethiopian community. What about the 7 year old body of King Tewedros son Prince Alemayehus stolen along with the treasures 150 years ago? As a mum to a child of similar age, it's painful disturbing. I've had to justify why it's important; I believe the craftsmanship of African treasures hold knowledge, power and wisdom that are key to innovating for humanity, the planet and awakening of cultural healing around the world. The world is embracing our visuals but not understanding the ancient symbolism, rituals and spiritual importance - everyone (the west) is feeling the manifestation of this environmentally, socially and economically. It’s not just art, it’s a vibration! I am Kenyan but Ethiopia was recorded as the beginning of humanity, so we are all connected to the great nation. My connection is through fashion Queen Tewabech's dress and jewelry - she was the second wife of King Tewedros who was a very spiritual woman. BACK STORY Members of the British Military looted sacred symbolic treasures from Ethiopia exactly 150 years ago. King Tewedros at the time fought so hard against this, that he committed suicide leaving a 7 year old son Prince Alemayehus to be stolen as well. They were ‘presented’ to Queen Victoria who is said to have been deeply saddened by it all. The boy later died of sorrow. His remains are still here! By the time the treasures were in the hands of British museums, powerful laws were made to stop board members gifting pieces to their network , locked the treasures into Britain. Other countries that have been able to restore valuable art like the victims of Nazi Germans. In 2008 Ethiopia's then president Girma Wolde-Giorgis wrote to the V&A, British Museum, British Library and Cambridge University seeking restitution of the Maqdala Treasure. Again, no success and the story has never gained momentum.The V&A are shinning a great light on the Maqdala Treasures, however the change is down to the policies. Thank you for your help. Vicky Ngari-Wilson
Petition to University of London Accomodation and Hospitality
College Hall Laundry Issue
Once upon a time, we had a functioning laundry room. Those days are well behind us. Sign this petition today and ameliorate our losses. As of the 22nd of October, there has been no laundry service available in College Hall. Originally due to be reinstated by early November, approximately two weeks after the closure, the completion date was initially pushed back via an email notice. This occurred just days before the scheduled completion. At this time a new completion date for the week of November 19th was set. This was to be the fifth, and hopefully last, week without laundry facilities. Yet, once again, an email at the commencement of the week promulgated another delay pushing the date to the following week instead. The current completion date is scheduled sometime after the 27th. This is the day the machines are due to be installed. Although, a caveat is included in the ambiguously worded email stating opening will occur "shortly" after testing. If the current state of affairs is indicative of anything, this could very well mean an additional week or more. Should the laundry re-open, it is well worth noting that many of us will continue to suffer the detriments of this fiasco as it will, undoubtedly, be blocked up for several more days to come. Now entering over a month without any laundry facilities, this petition seeks to extend the free vend period till the end of contract for the 2018-19 academic year. The current offer seeks only to permit this period until the 31st of March, but at this stage, such would be largely inadequate. [The petitioning matter is calling on the University of London to extend the free vend period, which they set forth, so that it will be in place for the remainder of this contractual period. For current residents, that would mean until the end of your stay at College Hall, which is due to come to a close on June 22, 2019. This is a fair and satisfactory compensatory measure for all.]
Petition to Kadokawa Shoten
For Kadokawa Shoten to support a Steins Gate slice of life series
Now Steins Gate 0 is over, we all have an empty spot in our hearts. To fill that void, a Steins Gate slice of life style anime focusing on their daily lives without the threat of world war 3 would surely make Steins Gate fans eternally grateful. I truly believe that the anime community would be blessed if Kadokawa Shoten see this petition and understand that the community not only want more Steins Gate. They need more Steins Gate.