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children's rights

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Petition to Gary A.Greenberg

Help Us Protect Your Confidential Information

A frivolous lawsuit is putting our supporters confidential information at risk. The Stop Abuse Campaign is committed to protecting your data and identity in the face of a frivolous lawsuit brought by Gary Greenberg, an investor with ties to casinos in the Albany area. Greenberg is suing the Campaign for $25,000 in order to force the organization to share its email list of abuse victims. The Stop Abuse Campaign has well established strict policies protecting the confidential data entrusted to it by supporters, many of you survivors of childhood trauma. Greenberg, the founder of the Fighting For Children PAC, claims he is entitled to the email addresses of the 70,000 people who have signed a Stop Abuse Campaign petition supporting the Child Victims Act, an act to protect children from sexual abuse. Greenberg’s political action committee has launched disturbing and aggressive tactics to damage the Stop Abuse Campaign’s efforts to protect our supporters’ data. Many of our supporters are survivors of horrible abuse, including childhood sexual abuse. As survivors ourselves, we know how important privacy is and we will not breach our supporters’ trust. In 11 years we have never been closer to passing the Child Victims Act and we will not let this delay us from our efforts to pass the Act. The next generation of children are counting on us to prevent this baseless lawsuit. The Child Victims Act will eliminate the statute of limitations in New York. We have 70,000 signatures to date, the petition in support of The Child Victims act is a powerful demonstration directing our elected officials to protect children from the trauma of abuse. That is why people signed it. They did not sign it with the intention of having their email addresses shared with Mr. Greenberg, or anyone else. We have been trying to resolve this issue without the court; however, Mr. Greenberg seems insistent on putting our small not-for-profit that protects children from abuse out of business in order to get what he wants. When you support this petition Change.org will send Mr Greenberg an email with your request that he not bankrupt the Stop Abuse Campaign with this vexatious lawsuit. Please sign the petition now.  

Stop Abuse Campaign
1,749 supporters
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Petition to Kathryn Stone OBE, Gwen Harrison, Philippa Wainwright, Pam Morris, Gemma Roberts

Westminster must investigate evidence of MPs raping children

PETITION 1.1              We call on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to direct the Conservative party, Labour party and Liberal Democrats to launch investigations into allegations that MPs and peers from said parties raped and assaulted children throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and conspired to help others to do so: including Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Sir Edward Leigh MP, the Rt Hon Julian Lewis MP, the Rt Hon Michael Portillo, the Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge DBE MP, the Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, the Rt Hon Peter Lilley, Edwina Currie, Harvey Proctor, the Rt Hon The Lord Steel of Aikwood, the Rt Hon The Lord Lexden OBE, Dame Shirley Porter DBE, the Rt Hon The Lord Boateng PC, Lady Boateng and many others. 1.2              Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs and peers are widely named by child abuse survivors and contemporary witnesses whose individual testimonies mutually corroborate. Moreover, many of the MPs and peers whom child abuse survivors and witnesses identify are still alive; some continue to sit in Parliament, the serious misconduct and crimes in which they are implicated covered up and buried. 1.3              The ongoing Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and police investigations are essential and long overdue. Notwithstanding the IICSA and police inquiries, the Conservative party, Labour party and Liberal Democrats must be compelled to carry out their own investigations into misconduct without further undue delay. 1.4              These should seek out and analyse internal party files; historical complaints by party activists, whistleblowers and employees; and the private records and memories of MPs and peers (deceased, retired and still-serving). Absent proactive and exhaustive investigations by Government and the main parties in Westminster, the IICSA and crime agencies may be unable to discover and consult these crucial sources for evidence of serious misconduct and crimes long buried.  BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE 2.1              In a series of investigative news reports in the 1990s, several MPs and peers were averred to be serial child abusers. Their alleged misconduct and crimes were committed against minors occupying, or recently exited from, children's homes around the British Isles.  2.2              The reports indicate that certain MPs, peers and others colluded and collaborated in the coordination, planning and covering up of organised abuse episodes. Further, that MPs and peers were present at and took part in said abuse episodes.  2.3              Of the parliamentarians repeatedly implicated in premeditated/organised assaults on children, several continue to hold positions in Government, Her Majesty's Opposition, the House of Lords and local government in the capital. Many remain members - ostensibly in good standing - of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties.  2.4              In the reams of newsprint devoted to the subject of Establishment paedophilia post Jimmy Savile, many of the 'hotspots' of organised paedophile abuse linked to parliamentarians have come into focus. Hotspot 1:   Islington children's homes in the 1980s under the oversight of Margaret Hodge, assisted by Keith Vaz as senior solicitor during the period 1982-1985; Hotspot 2:   Richmond upon Thames children's homes in the same period, similarly benefiting from the services of in-house solicitor Keith Vaz in 1982 before he transferred to Islington Council (Margaret Hodge); Hotspot 3:   Westminster City Council real estate in the same period under the oversight of Shirley Porter, whose Tory councillors allegedly took part in 'paedophile parties' at Westminster City Council-owned Dolphin Square. Tory parliamentarians, apparatchiks and lobbyists were also involved in these, according to child abuse survivors. Moreover, there was alleged trafficking of children to Central London from Clwyd and Gwynedd children's homes (see below). Hotspot 4:   Lambeth Borough Council children's homes during the same period under the oversight of Janet Boateng, wife of Labour's Paul Boateng - whom police recently sought to question over his links to former Lambeth Council children's home manager and convicted paedophile Michael John Carroll; Hotspot 5:   Wales' Clwyd and Gwynedd children's homes, where Conservatives with links to prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Westminster Council's Dolphin Square reportedly preyed upon the vulnerable residents, trafficking some to child 'prostitution' [rape] in London (see above) and elsewhere; Hotspot 6:   Belfast's Kincora Boys' School, also known to have been frequented by paedophile Conservative and Unionist politicians; Hotspot 7:  The Channel Islands, to whose notorious Haut de la Garenne children's home it has been reported that local authorities including Birmingham and possibly Islington (Margaret Hodge) sent children in care. Many children at Haut de la Garenne were assaulted, raped or went missing.  2.5              The names of the aforementioned Labour politicians (Margaret Hodge, Keith Vaz, Paul Boateng, Janet Boateng) are not cited in the 1990s investigative news reports. Yet, these Labour politicians almost certainly have important information that an investigation by the Labour party would need to analyse. 2.6              The 1990s reports do name and implicate several prominent Conservative parliamentarians . They are: i. Sir Peter Bottomley MP Sir Edward Leigh MP Dr Julian Lewis MP Peter Lilley MP (report) Lord Alistair Cooke ii. Cllr Robert Davis (Conservative on Westminster City Council) iii. Conservative activists and/or possible Conservative party members: (David) Russell Walters (who was recently employed in the Mayor of London's office during the Boris Johnson administration) Tony Kerpel MBE Derek Laud (lobbyist, former Parliamentary candidate, and one-time personal friend of former prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha) iv. Retired Conservative parliamentarians - now in some cases local minor celebrities or famous television faces : Michael Portillo (report and letter) Robert George Banks Michael Russell Brown Harry Greenway David John Nicholson Edwina Currie, while not implicated by the 1990s reports, could have valuable information, given her comments regarding the late Peter Morrison and recent statements by a child abuse survivor. Harvey Proctor, while not implicated by the 1990s reports, could have valuable information given a Daily Mail item. v. Former Westminster councillors: Dame Shirley Porter Peter Martindale Robert John Moreland Alex Segal Miles Young vi. Turning to the Liberal Democrats: David (now Lord) Steel (report) 2.7              In order to review the early 1990s investigative news articles which set out specific allegations against the above parliamentarians and others, please visit http://pdfsr.com/pdf/the-child-abuse-investigations 2.8              Supplementary information can be viewed at pdfsr.com/pdf/who-is-murdering-britain-s-children 3.0            We call on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to instruct the Government, the Labour party and the Liberal Democrats to launch investigations forthwith into evidence that MPs and peers assaulted and raped children or conspired to help others to do so during the administrations of John Major and Margaret Thatcher.

Survivors of child sexual abuse
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