Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Theresa May, Donald Trump
Führende der Welt: Handeln Sie jetzt und retten Sie unsere Leben in Aleppo!
Ich bin einer der allerletzten Ärzte, die sich noch um die 300.000 verbliebenen Menschen im östlichen Aleppo kümmern. Jeden Tag werden hier Gräueltaten verübt. Das syrische Regime und russische Kampfjets greifen systematisch zivile Ziele und Krankenhäuser überall in der Stadt an. Ich habe sowohl dem ehemaligen US-Präsident Obama und Kanzlerin Merkel einen offenen Brief geschrieben, um ihnen mitzuteilen, was in Aleppo passiert. Ich bat sie darum, ihren Einfluss zu nutzen, um uns zu helfen. Aber die Antwort ist die gleiche wie die letzten fünf Jahre: Merkel schweigt und aus dem Weißen Haus kommt nur eine müde Verurteilung der Vorfälle. Weder Obama noch Merkel zeigten ernsthafte Bemühungen, um die verbrecherischen Angriffe gegen Zivilisten und Krankenhäuser zu unterbinden. Darum habe ich diese Petition gestartet habe. Die Führende der Welt hören nicht auf meine Stimme allein. Aber wenn Sie mich unterstützen? Machen Sie mit und wir sind so laut, dass sie uns nicht mehr ignorieren können! Sechs Jahre lang mussten wir mitansehen, wie zahllose Patienten, Freunde und Kollegen grausam und qualvoll ums Leben kamen. Sechs Jahre lang hat die Weltgemeinschaft zugesehen und nur davon gesprochen, wie „komplex“ die Lage in Syrien ist. Sechs Jahre lang hat die Weltgemeinschaft so gut wie nichts unternommen, um uns zu helfen. Im letzten Monat gab es 42 Angriffe auf medizinische Einrichtungen in Syrien, 15 davon waren Krankenhäuser, in denen meine Kollegen und ich arbeiten. Mit dieser Häufigkeit an Angriffen könnte unsere medizinische Versorgung in Aleppo bereits in einem Monat komplett zerstört werden. Dann würde man 300.000 Menschen ohne medizinische Versorgung sterben lassen. Was meinen Kollegen und mir die größten Kopfschmerzen bereitet, ist zu entscheiden, wer lebt und wer stirbt. Kleine Kinder kommen manchmal so schwer verletzt in die Notaufnahme, dass wir sie abweisen müssen, um denen zu helfen, die höhere Überlebenschancen haben. Oder wir müssen sie abweisen, weil wir einfach nicht die nötige Ausstattung haben, um ihnen zu helfen. Vor einer Woche starben vier neugeborene Babys, sie erstickten, weil eine Explosion die Sauerstoffzufuhr unterbrochen hatte. Sie starben, bevor sie überhaupt leben konnten. Trotz des alltäglichen Horrors haben wir beschlossen, hier zu bleiben. Wir haben uns derer verschrieben, die in Not sind. Es ist unsere Pflicht, hier zu bleiben und zu helfen. Alles, was wir jetzt verlangen, ist, dass es uns die Führenden der Welt gleich tun und ihre Pflicht wahrnehmen. Wir brauchen weder ihre Tränen, noch ihre Sympathie oder Gebete, wir brauchen ihre Taten. Sie müssen beweisen, dass sie Freunde der syrischen Bevölkerung sind. Bitte unterstützen Sie unseren Aufruf. Fordern Sie gemeinsam mit uns die Führende der Welt auf, die Menschen in Aleppo zu retten.
Petition to Michelle Bachelet, Federica Mogherini, Brian Hook, Jawaid Rehman, Nikki Haley, Ahmed Shaheed
Free 91 year old Spiritual Master & Former Human Rights Lawyer from House Arrest
The Iranian Regime is trying to eradicate Sufism in Iran, because it poses a threat to the Extremist interpretation of Islam they wish to spread throughout the world. If they succeed, we can expect an increase in the extremist interpretation of Islam throughout the west. Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh is the spiritual leader of one of the largest Sufi orders in the world, the Gonabadi Sufis. Sufism is a spiritual path, dating back many centuries, which encompasses mystical teachings and spiritual practices with the aim of seeking one’s essence within oneself. At 91 years of age, Dr Tabandeh just like Rumi is the embodiment of Sufi values. He has spent his life committed to benefiting humanity. During his many years as a Human Rights Lawyer he worked tirelessly to promote constitutional reform in Iran pushing for secular freedoms of expression, ideas and belief. As a result of this he spent 2 years in prison, 6 months of which was in solitary confinement. Many parallels can be drawn between Dr Tabandeh and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In the same way the Dalai Lama was forced to flee Tibet back in 1959, following the invasion of the newly formed communist Chinese Government, so now Dr Tabandeh, and his 8 million followers, are confronted by ongoing systematic oppression by the Islamic Regime in Iran. Having been under House Arrest since 19th February this year, and at the age of 91, Dr Tabandeh is in a delicate and dangerous situation. Many have spoken out about the current plight of Sufi’s and Dr Tabandeh, particularly following the recent execution of an innocent Sufi by the name of Mohammad Salas, which caused International outcry. Some important figures include Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, renowned Human Rights Lawyers such as Shirin Ebadi, Hollywood actress Nazanin Boniadi, and numerous MEP’s including Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament. Yet Mr Tabandeh remains in house arrest and more than 400 Sufi’s are imprisoned without fair trial. Matters are further complicated following the infiltration of the Gonabadi order by members of the Iranian government, intent on gaining control from within. Sufism is seen to pose a threat, as a result of the peaceful alternative it offers to an increasingly aggressive interpretation of Shia Islam, currently propagated by the regime. Many experts have noted that Sufism offers the perfect antidote to Islamic Extremism, due to it being based upon tolerance and Human Rights. This was defined clearly by famous Sufi Master Sa’adi in his following poem, which is written at the entrance of the UN: "Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human being you cannot retain." By supporting the Gonabadi Sufi’s in Iran, collectively we can help restore balance and stability within Iran, the region and consequently within the global society. In order to achieve this, the International community and the responsible Political figures must demand the immediate release of Dr Tabandeh from House arrest, the release of all unjustly held Sufi prisoners and adherence to the International Charter of Human Rights by the Iranian Government. Please sign now and help spread the word! #FreeTabandeh #FreeGonabadiSufis The Persian video is available here.
Petition to Daniel Ortega Saavedra, Didier Reynders, Mauricio Lautaro Sandino-Montes, Enrico Targa Sasso, Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres, Paul Oquist, Francisco Javier Díaz Madriz, Marla Castrillo Salvador, Francisco Obadiah Campbell Hooker, Leopoldo Guadalupe Castrillo Ramos, Luis Alberto Martinez, Harold Fernando Rivas Reyes
Free Amaya Coppens and other political prisoners in Nicaragua
Spanish | German | English | French Our dear friend, sister and daughter Amaya was kidnapped by the Nicaraguan paramilitary forces and is being detained in prison. Her crime? Speaking up against the government and its violent repression of peaceful protests. Amaya is a tireless human rights defender who led students with courage and generosity, while hundreds of fellow protestors were killed on the streets. It’s now our turn to fight for her. Please sign this petition and help us get Amaya free. Amaya’s story Amaya is only 23, but she has the heart of an activist. An outstanding and deeply empathetic student, she has championed peaceful nonviolent resistance and cares deeply about indigenous rights, women’s rights and the environment. As a teenager she won a scholarship and represented Nicaragua at a boarding school for global peace - United World College. Earlier this year Amaya was a 5th year medical student in León, Nicaragua. Top of her class, she was looking forward to finishing her degree so she could use it to help people. In April, mass anti-government protests broke out all over the country and the government responded with deadly force. Seeing this, Amaya chose to put her studies aside and stepped up as a local leader and spokesperson for the 19th of April Student Movement peacefully struggling for justice and democracy. On the evening of September 10th, Amaya was kidnapped by a paramilitary group while on her way home with a friend, Sergio Midence. The group was not from the police, and neither did they have arrest warrants. It took the police 48 hours to formally announce her detention. The first week of Amays imprisonment, she was held at El Chipote, a prison known for human rights abuses such as the use of torture and sexual violence for interrogating prisoners. Amaya was detained without being allowed to speak to her lawyer, without being presented to a judge within the 48 hour legal limit, and without contact with her parents. As you can imagine, her friends and family were sick with worry. After a week, Amaya was presented to a judge and charged with acts of “terrorism”, “kidnapping” and “illegal possession of firearms”, amongst other accusations. She is now held at La Esperanza women’s prison and awaiting her trial. Many of Amaya’s friends and fellow students have also been arrested, some have been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. According to The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights there are currently more than 345 political prisoners in Nicaragua. Every week, activists, students and other civilians are being taken by force on the street or in their homes. The Nicaraguan government has forbidden public demonstrations of any kind, in the hopes of repressing their opponents. They don’t hesitate to throw anyone in El Chipote – including children. We need all the support we can get. Please sign this petition to ask Nicaraguan authorities for the immediate release of all political prisoners detained on the grounds of the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and assembly. Please help us end political oppression and violence in Nicaragua. Help us to free hundreds of human rights activists. Help us to protect our dear daughter, sister and friend, Amaya. Sign and share this petition with all your contacts and follow our progress on our Facebook page. Many international organisations have condemned the Nicaraguan government’s actions, and many support Amayas case. [Links below for more information] Amnesty International: Urgent Action call for Amaya and other political prisoners [Sept. 2018] Front Line Defenders: profile on Amaya United Nations OHCHR: report on Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Context of Protests in Nicaragua, [18. April - 18. Aug. 2018.]
Petition to Chair of the Independent Panel of Experts Ingrid Woolard, National Treasury South Africa
End VAT on menstrual products in SA
For submission to the Independent Panel of Experts appointed by National Treasury to review the current list of VAT zero-rated items: Add feminine hygiene products such as tampons, sanitary napkins and menstruation cups to the list of VAT zero-rated items. Menstruation is a biological inevitability for nearly all women. The average woman is estimated to have roughly 450 periods in her lifetime, and according to the British Journal for Medicine and Medical Research, will use up to 17 000 pads or tampons in her lifetime. The additional cost of tax on feminine sanitary items therefore places women at a distinct financial disadvantage in comparison to men. The effect of the tax on these items for women from low-income households is particularly profound given that should they be unable to afford the additional expense of sanitary items, these women are then forced to resort to using rags, cloths or even newspaper instead, or to stay at home rather than attending work or school. Not only is this an affront to their basic human rights and dignity, but also places women's health at risk where rags, cloths and newspaper is not properly cleaned or sanitized, and raises public health concerns given the higher potential for bodily fluids to still escape. Frequent absenteeism also places women at a marked disadvantage to male peers in terms of educational outcomes as well as long-term employment prospects. In 2014, it was estimated that as many as 3.7 million girls in South Africa could be missing school because of their periods, with far-reaching consequences for their futures. Beyond impacting women's education, the expense of sanitary items further obstructs women's ability to build wealth and save. According to the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, South Africa was ranked at just 114 out of 144 countries in terms of wage equality, meaning that South African women already earn less than men for the same work performed. Being unable to access or having to pay additional tax on what is essentially a medical necessity not only has the potential to impact women's work performance, but entrenches the poverty trap that many women from low-income households find themselves in. Finally, taxing feminine hygiene products essentially means that the government draws additional revenue specifically from women in a form of institutionalized gender discrimination, profiting unequally from women and their bodies. At it's most basic, VAT on feminine hygiene products thus flies in the face of the right to gender equality enshrined by the South African Constitution.
Petition to UK Parliament
REAL equal rights for fathers and not just something that is assumed! #babyfathermovement
Summary I am campaigning to change the serious parental bias we have within our law and family court system. Fathers are facing an epidemic of parental alienation and it needs to be stopped and addressed by the government.Unfortunately our children are the ones that suffer within these scenarios and we really need to start putting them first. My plan is to lobby the MP’s in parliament to start addressing our concerns and to start pushing through the laws that will benefit all of our children. The starting point of this is to ensure that both parents are in their lives and that they are well balanced healthy children.This campaign is a very close subject for me and is the main reason why I am campaigning, I am currently dealing with such a situation. When you are in a relationship no one ever envisages a break up and to be honest, it should never really enter your mind especially when everything is going well. On the other hand what would happen if you have a child then break up, what are the repercussions of such a decision?The picture above exemplifies the situation some fathers who go through a divorce or breakup have to face. Personally, I know what this can do to you both mentally and emotionally especially when the child who you love is suddenly taken away from you and feelings of helplessness and desperation overwhelm you. No father should be stopped from seeing his child unless magistrates have issued him a court order as they believe the father is at risk of harming the child and it's in the child’s best interest to do so. Otherwise, no matter what the situation, it is important that both parents are in the lives of their child(ren) so they continue to feel loved as the child’s physical, emotional and educational needs are important.The law needs to be changed so that if there is a break up or divorce, mothers do not feel they have the right to disappear with the child and refuse any contact with the father. Furthermore, some mothers, even though they have made the choice to disappear with the child and forfeit any support that a man can give them, will then contact the Child Maintenance Services (CMS) while still hiding the child from the father. The mother is clearly breaching the fathers parental and basic human rights and should be held accountable for their actions but, yet the CMS supports the mother and insist that fathers pay maintenance for the child.So many fathers have campaigned for this but sadly, don’t seem to be taken seriously and the courts still tend to be in favour of the mother keeping the child.This sort of behaviour is unacceptable, malicious and needs to be changed. Children are not toys or a weapons for personal ‘retribution’. They deserve both parents equally in their lives and need to receive support financially and emotionally from both parents. All I want is a fairer, legal system that puts children first and helps prevent bitter family feuds.The attitude towards fathers is deplorable and something needs to be done.The two main things in law which I would like the to see changed are: To support fathers that have their children deliberately taken away and their whereabouts are unknown Undertake an independent investigation into the Child Maintenance Services when claims have been submitted. I would also like to recommend the following; Anyone deliberately withholding a child(ren) from the other parent must have their application thoroughly investigated and subsequently rejected Parents who claim child maintenance are to provide monthly receipts to prove that the money received from CMS is being spent on the child’s welfare A full independent investigation into Child Maintenance Services policies, practices and procedures must be carried out by an independent body A change is made in the law with regards to fathers rights over their children, whereby ex-partners cannot disappear with children or deny access (the main exception being if the father is a risk to the child) Clear outlined penalties for parents that disappear or deny access to be published and written in law Additional contact centres Free parental mediation Early intervention service to avoid parental alienation The claims from some mothers needs to be addressed as it is not always as straightforward as it appears. There seems to be a culture whereby support is given to mothers even when they make uncorroborated and unsubstantiated claims. What is required is mothers to be honest, open and authentic so they can get the help and support and fathers can have contact with their child and be able to give them the love they need. Please support my campaign for a fairer legal system that brings families together as opposed to dividing them.
Petition to Dysfunctional Family Moderators, discord, Air_Stukov , Jassy_Cakes , Jesus lol, james
Overthrow Jas and make James the lead Admin in Dysfunctional Family
Jas is an abusive, filthy excuse of a lead admin. We have all had to cower in terror due to this woman's abusive behaviour. Ameer has to be incredibly careful with what he does or says; otherwise, he will get his admin removed for the 800th time in a row. However, there is a person in the server who is different compared to anyone else, one who doesn't fawn over the evil tyrant known as Jas! A proud warrior who wields and masters the magical power of Soundbeepy. This man is known as James, he shines and stands proudly compared to everyone else! He is the type of man that children look up to and want to be like when they're older! Legend has it that any female that looks at his face will have their genitalia explode within an instant! This is why we need a glorious leader for our server to replace Jas. We will have to overthrow the government (Air and Jas) in order to become kings! And then... James shall become a god.
Petition to Téléfleurs , Euroflorist , Eflorist
Change Terms and Conditions of Téléfleurs/Euroflorist/Eflorist
Téléfleurs is the French Partner of EuroFlorist, here in the UK they use the name Eflorist. According to their current terms and conditions, they are able to not carry out their service and you do not have the right to a refund. If a delivery is not completed, they consider it as still executed and no refund or partial refund is allowed. I sent flowers through this service, the flowers never arrived, I spent 3 weeks going back and forth with their customer services as they tried to pin the blame on me. I gave them all the information they legally required. They forced me to give them further personal information about my delivery address that was not required then said they refuse to refund me because it is outwith their control the order was never completed. They still charged me for it. According to the Consumer Rights Act of 2015, we have the right to a refund if the delivery is incomplete, late or not what we ordered. I created this petition to spread awareness of this issue and hopefully create a solution. A nice gesture should never be taken advantage of as a means to make undeserved profit.
Petition to Jane Harris
Ask the National Autistic Society to veto Gatwick as they call autistic people “retards”
If you’re on the autistic spectrum you might believe that because Gatwick Airport are endorsed by the National Autistic Society (www.autism.org.uk) , they care about you and how you experience the airport when you arrive . In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. “Retard ribbons”. “Unhealthy interest”. “Ridiculous”. “No further support needed”. These are the words from various members of Gatwick management. Executive managers already know the ugly truth, but they’re not bothered. This disgusting, unacceptable attitude needs to change, but I need your help to do that. I am calling for the National Autistic Society, and any other disability charities that have endorsed the airport, to revoke their accreditations. The Airports’ autism awareness training is poor to non-existent and I want the National Autistic Society to insist that Gatwick Airport undergo NAS training to train every single one of their managers on autism awareness, and to continue using them to train new managers as they have shown that they cannot be trusted to do this training themselves. Gatwick earned an after-tax profit of £97.4 million for the tax year of 2016/2017 , so they have no excuse to not fund this training. Gatwick can earn their endorsements back only once they have a minimum of 50% of their front-line managers, 50% of their business managers, and 50% of their executive managers pass the training sessions. Gatwick must also commit that they will have 100% of their current managers pass the sessions by January 2020 and maintain 95% training across their entire management structure (this will allow some flexibility to account for time to have new managers trained), or have their accreditation removed again. I am on the autistic spectrum and I used to work at Gatwick Airport as an Airport Security Officer – one of those people you get to see just before you get to the departure lounge. I was, by their own metrics, a top performer. But, throughout my six years of employment, I witnessed bullying and disability discrimination and one such incident made me sick to my stomach. On 12 October 2017, my Lane Performance Manager, a front-line manager (which means that he regularly interacts with people with disabilities) went around to everyone on my team to let us all know that we would be covering the Family and Assistance lane while that crew went on their lunch break. He approached me and with a look of disgust, he said that “now we’ll have to keep an eye out for those f****** retard ribbons”. Fortunately, (I believe) no members of the public heard this. He was referring to the hidden disability lanyards – the sunflower lanyards that a passenger can choose to wear so they can indicate to staff that they have a hidden disability, such as autism, dementia or OCD. I raised a bullying complaint against him which I escalated to the CEO, but the complaint was dismissed without him even being questioned. To add insult to injury they have produced an “autism friendly visual guide”  which looks like it was written for a five-year-old travelling through the airport alone. This guide is not targeting families, it is on the disability information page aimed at adults. To have produced this guide they must believe everyone with autism has limited reading and understanding capabilities, demonstrating how little awareness they have about autism. This attitude is not limited to one manager. Meet the manager who takes credit for Gatwick’s hidden disability lanyards: Gatwick’s VIP Facilitation & Police Liaison Manager. When the Department of Transport announced that the Blue Badge scheme was extended to include people with hidden disabilities, he publicly declared on twitter that the decision was “ridiculous”, clearly ignoring the fact that some autistic people could greatly benefit from being included in the scheme. Autistic employees at Gatwick Airport are routinely discriminated against. Another Lane Performance Manager and a Security Business Manager were engaged in a discussion regarding the job performance of an individual on the autistic spectrum and decided that the number of faults and potential health and safety concerns the employee reported on the machinery (which was an expected part of their role) was an “unhealthy interest in the equipment”, rather than the behaviour being indicative of a highly focused interest, which is a common trait for an individual on the autistic spectrum. Training on autistic behaviour could have helped them arrive at a different conclusion, and possibly instigate some sort of support system. The Head of Engineering claims expertise on autism because his son has Asperger syndrome (as if all autistic people have identical symptoms) and the Development Director (a member of executive management) made judgements on the level of support and the reasonable adjustments an autistic employee required without consulting a specialist. The Development Director does understand the importance of specialist advice, as she recognises that autism is a complex condition and requires specialist assessments to determine what adjustments an individual would need. But both senior managers ignored a request for additional support and without any specialist advice used legally required provisions for any employee to justify denying the provision of reasonable adjustments. Enough is enough. Gatwick Airport allows an attitude from their management that people with autistic traits are unhealthy and that people with hidden disabilities are “retards”. They think that their personal judgements can replace specialist assessments and determine what support to provide to autistic individuals. They think that an extra provision given by the government to an individual with a hidden disability is ridiculous. Either they’re ignorant, or they don’t care, but no matter which one it is, something has to change. Gatwick Airport Limited employs approximately 3000 people and saw 45.6 million passengers through the airport in 2017 . The ignorance and attitude from their business managers and executive managers has the potential to impact so many people and even the CEO turns a blind eye to this. This disdain for people with hidden disabilities like autism runs through management at Gatwick, from the front-line management to the Executive Management Team. The National Autistic Society needs to ask the CEO to publicly explain why he has allowed this behaviour and discrimination to run rampant through Gatwick Airport, and why, when he has been made aware of it, nothing has been done. The people who conduct themselves in this way (whatever level of management they may be) need to be brought to account by the CEO, for the sake of the millions of people that travel through or work at Gatwick Airport. I need your help. Gatwick Airport have ignored my voice, but they won’t be able to ignore the National Autistic Society. Will you help me ask for their support? Want to make a bigger impact? Boycott! It’s not easy I know, seeing that Gatwick flies to more destinations than any other UK airport. If a boycott sounds right, but it’s not practical to avoid Gatwick, then maybe avoid spending any money at the lounges. Take your own food with you, sandwiches for example. Bring an empty bottle and fill it up with water when you get through security (helps the planet too). Points:-Front line manager used the phrase “retard ribbons” in regard to the hidden disability lanyards.- Business managers identify typical traits of autism as “unhealthy”.-Executive managers make an assessment that reasonable adjustments are not required without consulting a specialist to determine what kind of adjustments are needed.-Gatwick’s “autism friendly visual guide”, suggests that all people on the autistic spectrum have a low mental capacity yet the guide doesn’t include how any issues travelling through the airport would specifically affect people with autism, such as noise or sensory overload -Gatwick manager engaged in public discussions about how “ridiculous” it would be to consider granting blue badges for hidden disabilities, specifically autism.-Business managers claim to understand what adjustments are needed because they personally know some individuals on the autism spectrum, implying that we all think and behave the same way. Sources:1. https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/passenger-services/special-assistance/hidden-disabilities/2. https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/passenger-services/special-assistance/special-facilities-and-services/3. https://www.gatwickairport.com/globalassets/documents/business_and_community/investor_relations/year_end_2017/gatwick-airport-limited-financial-statements-31-march-2017.pdf4. https://www.gatwickairport.com/globalassets/documents/passengers/prm/autismguidetogatwick.pdf5. https://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/about-gatwick/company-information/gatwick-by-numbers/