3 petitions

Update posted 9 months ago

Petition to Municipality of Mykonos, Mykonos Animal Welfare

Please help build a shelter for abandoned animals in Mykonos, Greece.

I am teaming up with 'Mykonos Animal Welfare', an organisation that focuses on rescuing animals on the island. Together, we strive to combat and resolve the increasingly amount of stray animals.  'Mykonos Animal Welfare' is a legal charity, started in 2005. They focus on sterilising, emergency vet care and rehoming of abandoned cats and dogs.   Being a local on the island, I feel it is my duty to help solve this problem. It breaks my heart seeing many animals killed on the side of the road, neglected and left to die. It becomes the 'norm' of life on the island. But this stops now. Through your efforts and donations this can be resolved as 'Mykonos Animal Welfare' has full support of the Town Hall and the Mayor Konstantinos Koukas who are financing a program that covers many sterilizations and medical expenses. Moreover, in the near future, with your help, we will be able to convince the mayor to provide a legal no-kill shelter.  I have rescued a number of animals over the years, including my dog,'Rocky', who was found in the mountains and abandoned at the local Pet Shop, waiting for anyone to have the heart to take him home. That was me. Since then, he has become such an integral part of our family and can't imagine life without him. This has prompted me to become more active and through all our efforts raise awareness and give more animals, like 'Rocky', a chance at a loving home.   If you love animals and you love Mykonos, please help us and donate. No matter how small or big, we can all make a difference. Thank you. - Please visit this link to directly donate to this cause. Thank you :) 

Kristi Kordas
2,667 supporters
Started 9 months ago

Petition to the Greek government

Hands Off City Plaza and all Squats

Opened in Athens on the 22nd of April 2016, City Plaza was transformed from a hotel that had been abandoned for eight years into a project which has provided accommodation, food, medical support and education for over 1500 refugees from different countries, including many children, elderly, infirm and vulnerable people. City Plaza is an alternative to the inhumane conditions of the refugee camps. It houses refugees in the heart of Athens and provides a home in which 400 hundred refugees can live with dignity, safety and privacy; the kind of life not possible in the formal camps and detention centres. But City Plaza is not only a housing project. It is a political project that proves it is possible to run one of the best housing spaces in Greece without employees, institutional funding or experts and exposes the fact that the state not doing so is a conscious decision. This decision physically and socially isolates refugees, placing them in camps, detention centres and hotspots, as well as reinforcing borders. City Plaza has played a central role in the refugee solidarity movement, leading the international campaign against the EU-Turkey deal, fighting for, and winning refugees’ rights to access education and healthcare. City Plaza does not receive any funding from governments or NGOs. It is supported entirely by solidarity from Greece and around the world. People from all over the globe come to City Plaza to work and live together with the residents as an expression of their solidarity. On June 7th, 2017, it was reported by multiple news outlets that City Plaza, as well as Papouchadiko and Zoodochou Pigis 119, two other squats in Athens, are being threatened with eviction. An eviction would result in the 400 plus residents of City Plaza, including over 150 children, being forced to return to the camps or to living on the streets of Athens. It is not only their home that’s under threat but also their safety and wellbeing. With your solidarity and support we will be able to keep City Plaza open. Please sign and share this petition! Connect:Official Site (GR/EN)Facebook (EN)Facebook (GR)Twitter More about City Plaza:Best Hotel In Europe (video)Keep City Plaza Open (video)A day in the life at City Plaza We Are City Plaza

City Plaza Refugee Solidarity Space
4,831 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Starbucks

Ask starbucks to acknowledge that the freddo cappuccino coffee they start serving is Greek

Starbucks has not been a huge success in Greece as it has been in other countries. There are some reasons for that. Greek people have a special culture about how to drink and enjoy coffee and traditionally, similarly to other Mediterranean countries, give particular importance to this activity. It is not only about the social aspect of it, but also about the luxury of a relaxing break to stop and reconsider life (we do that all the time). For this reason cafes in Greece are usually very clean, well decorated and with high quality service. In this context, Greek people keep reinventing ways of enjoying coffee, with the famous frappe being just one example. Recently, starbucks in Greece had to adjust its variety of coffees to include the Greek freddo cappuccino which locals and tourists are obsessed with. Now, starbucks is introducing the freddo cappuccino in the UK to attract more customers. This is a very positive decision, however, starbucks does so without acknowledging the origin of their idea, implying that it is theirs. I am a consistent starbucks customer in Greece and in other countries, in fact, at this very moment I am writing this petition in a starbucks in NYC. However, nobody appreciates the use of an idea without acknowledging its original source, and it is only fair for starbucks to clearly name the coffee along with its origin. (Please, to those who sign, we do not need to include other irrelevant issues in our comments; the petition is only about the acknowledgment of the source of this specific idea.)

Emmanouil Protonotarios
237 supporters