Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), 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 Bishop Dewane
Reinstate Fr Christopher Senk as Parish Priest of St Isabel's
Fr. Chris Senk from St Isabel's Parish in Sanibel, Florida received donations from Marion McIntyre. Her adult children found her donations excessive and complained to the Diocese of Venice who conducted a full investigation alongside Florida's State attorney and found no wrong doing. The civil case has been closed. However the Diocese is using a closed case that exonerated Fr Senk to prove there was wrongdoing. The Diocese tarnished Fr Senk's reputation through a press release which misconstrued the situation. The parishioners of St Isabel know Fr Senk and this case very well. There has been no wrongdoing. The State attorney closed the case as there was no wrongdoing. Why is the Diocese trying to prove otherwise? We want the Diocese to be transparent, release an apology to Fr Senk through the media, clear his name and reinstate him as our Parish priest.
Petition to State Duma of Russian Federation
State Duma, adopt the domestic violence law in Russia
По-русски In the Russian Federation 40% of all grave violent crimes are committed in a family. Most commonly weak and unprotected family members – women, children, disabled and seniors suffer from domestic violence. Only for 2013 9100 women died from criminal offences, 11300 received grievous bodily harm. Based on the official statistics in 2013 46 thou. of under ages became victims of violent offences. Around 2 thou. died, 3.6 thou. sustained bodily injuries. Half of these crimes were committed at home. According to the official data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RF as of December, 2008 212.7 thou. of family troublemakers are registered in police. Number of the registered crimes committed in family has been growing: only for 2002-2006 total number of “family” crimes increased by half. However, one should note that Russia doesn’t have single data collection system for family violence cases; there is no official statistics. Besides, this problem is of latent character. The world practice in the sphere of fighting family violence proved that special law on domestic violence prevention is more effective that separate articles of criminal, civil and administrative legislation. Similar laws already for several years have been effective in the territory of many countries of the Western and Eastern Europe, as well as CIS. Experience of Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and also other countries showed that cases of domestic violence reduce from 20 to 40% after adoption of similar laws. The existing administrative, criminal and criminal procedural legislation is inefficient. Such cases are initiated only on the basis of statement of the injured party to court submitted in the prescribed form according to the procedure of private prosecution. Herewith, neither police, nor prosecutor’s office participates in such cases. The injured party shall investigate this case itself, collect evidence itself and present it to the court, that is almost impossible for victim in the cases of domestic violence. In most cases family violence happens “behind closed doors” and without third person parties. Commonly victim and abuser live together and submission of a statement on violence case and moreover evidence collection is dangerous for the victim. Besides, evidence collection for the injured person is connected with serious procedural difficulties as all evidence shall be received in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code of the RF; that is difficult enough for a person without legal education. Compared to the accused person, attorney for the defence is not provided for free of charge for private prosecutor and not everyone is able to pay for attorney’s assistance. Besides, private prosecution proceedings are closed due to reconciliation of the parties and there is a threat of pressure to the victim from the abuser’s part. Due to this many injured prefer either not to apply to court at all or after applying they refuse from further fight in connection with long-term case consideration and necessity of continuous participation in it, or in connection with received threats and persecutions from the offenders’ part, or in connection with change of conditions (reconciled, fear of father’s conviction to influence further child’s career etc.). Thus, high latency (concealment) of this kind of crime is observed, when the offender manages to avoid punishment several times. Actually crimes in the family sphere are legalized now. In the meantime, cases of public prosecution are deprived of such defects, as authorized bodies conduct investigation and accusation in the court is supported by a prosecutor. At the same time in the case of family violence, even if criminal case of public prosecution is initiated, the law doesn’t stipulate any remedy for person affected by offender for the period of preliminary inquiry and court hearing. It also seems certain that beatings or bodily injury committed by family member or relative are of more danger to public than the same crimes committed by a stranger. As it has been mentioned, the most frequently, the abuser and the person affected live in the same dwelling house, in connection herewith the injured has to be constantly afraid for his/her safety. Besides, crimes committed towards family members endeavor, including, also family relations and lead to more serious consequences (divorce, disputes regarding children, and in tragic cases – orphancy), then the same crimes committed by strangers. Besides, in order to solve this problem of family violence it is not enough only to change criminal legislation. The existing rules don’t cover suppression, prevention and work with potential offenders and may be applied already after offence or crime commitment. There are no remedies for injured people(protective inscriptions, psychological and legal aid, network of protective shelters, rehabilitation centers etc.). There are no rehabilitation programmes for both victims and criminals. In the meantime, exactly these measures are the most effective to overcome this situation as they are aimed at family violence prophylaxis and prevention. Hereby we demand: - From the Government of the RF - to introduce a draft law on domestic violence; - From the State Duma - to introduce the law for reading and adopt; - From the Ministry of Internal Affairs - to create a special domestic violence subdivision, to implement mechanism of protective inscription. This petition will be delivered to: • The Government of the Russian Federation• The State Duma of the RF• The Main Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RF
Petition to BBC News, Ofcom
End the BBC Bias Against Corbyn
We see now on the TV, journalism that is no longer neutral. This is especially a problem in the BBC's biased reporting against the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. Laura Kuensberg goes around deliberately reporting things against the left winger and neglecting damaging stories of the Conservatives like the election fraud investigation. This must end now!
Petition to Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Paul Nutall MEP, Tim Farron MP, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Caroline Lucas MP and Jonathan Bartley, Leanne Wood AM
Make votes matter in general elections - we want proportional representation
There is a snap general election on 8th June. We need to make sure it is the last one to use the archaic First Past the Post voting system. I was 16 years old at the last general election. I couldn’t vote but I was frustrated that the election results didn’t reflect how people voted, so I started this petition for a fairer voting system. Two years on and I’m finally allowed to vote - but my vote still doesn’t matter. I want to be able to vote for whichever party I believe in. I don’t want to be scared of ‘wasting’ my vote or ‘letting the other side in’. I want a vote that counts. The only fair and democratic system of electing MPs is one that matches seats in Parliament to how people voted - proportional representation. During the EU referendum campaign, senior Conservative politicians including Liam Fox, Iain Duncan Smith and David Cameron celebrated the fact that every vote in the referendum counted equally. Now it’s time we applied the same principle to our general elections by moving to a system of Proportional Representation (PR). One of the reasons that people voted to Leave the European Union was because they wanted more of a say in our democracy and wanted to ‘take back control’. The only way we can have a real democracy, and take control of how the country is run, is through an electoral system which is fair and proportional. In 2015, the Green Party, Liberal Democrats and UKIP won almost 25% of the votes but now make up just 1.6% of MPs. UKIP won 3.8 million votes and one MP, whilst the SNP won 1.5 million votes and 56 MPs. It was the most disproportionate general election since women won the vote in 1918, with 74% of votes wasted. The First Past the Post voting system is undemocratic and dramatically distorts the results of our elections. Politics is no longer a choice between two candidates, we need a system that represents the wide range of views that are now on offer. Our current voting system is broken and needs replacing. Please support this petition for a fair and proportional voting system. Together we can keep this issue at the top of the agenda. If you’d like to join thousands of us all over the country who are taking action to make votes matter, sign up at www.makevotesmatter.org.uk.
Petition to NMC UK
UK Nursing Council(NMC), Please Reduce the IELTS Score for Overseas Nurses Registration in the UK
Overseas Qualified nurses need to score Individual score of 7/9 in Academic IELTS to gain registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council UK. many non-English speaking countries nurses were getting registration without this pre-requisite as they are in the European Union. International nurses started migration into the UK in 2001 during when no language requirements in place. At a later stage, NMC implemented IELTS requirements of individual 7 band scores in each module in academic IELTS in a single or double attempt which is considered difficult to score. However, most of the university courses demand language competencies with IELTS scores below 7. A recent consultation report conducted by NMC states that majority of the public believes IELTS score threshold for registration with the NMC should be reduced. Moreover, they commented it is unfair that European union nurses are treated differently from overseas nurses with the same qualification. Also, the report says IELTS does not reflect mastery of language and other approaches should be considered. Sir Bruce Keogh’s Report points shortage of nurses and Understaffing levels to be the reasons for high death rates in 14 NHS hospitals in the country. Also, RCN report says NHS faces a shortage of 20000 nurses in the country leaving patients to suffer. In the UK, overseas qualified nurses majority of whom have gained bachelor or masters degree from the UK, who are competent are working in the health care sector as healthcare assistants and support workers at minimum wages. In light of these facts, we hereby request to consider the following suggestions; 1 Reduce the academic IELTS score for NMC registration. 2 Provision of exclusion for nurses who completed degree or masters from UK universities. 3 Reduce the IELTS requirements for overseas nurses who have 3 or more years of work experience in the HealthCare Sector in the UK. Click here to read the current Language requirement set by NMC
Petition to sarcoma action group
SARCOMA CANCER CRISIS
WHAT IS IT ? SARCOMA- never heard of it , that's o.k because most fully qualified and trained Doctors haven't either. Sarcoma is a rare cancer that affects 200-250 people in Ireland annually. There are 50 different types, which are not easily diagnosed unless you are specifically trained in this area. If caught early, Sarcoma is curable, however if not diagnosed early and spreads then Sarcoma is incurable. The only hope for patients of incurable Sarcoma is a specialised plan, which requires a Specialist in the Sarcoma field. There is currently only one Sarcoma Specialist employed in St Vincents University Hospital, Dublin. Sarcoma patients throughout Ireland have been forwarded to this Specialist by various Consultants throughout the last number of years, which questions if she may be the leading, if not only, Sarcoma Specialist in Ireland. Over the last three years, this department and Sarcoma patients have thrived under the care of Dr Alexia Bertuzzi, with many owing her their lives. WHY A CRISIS YOU ASK? As of the end of June 2016, this consultants contract will cease. At the moment the only patients notified are those who have actually contacted St Vincents Hospital CEO, querying why this Consultant will no longer be in charge of both their care and the Sarcoma Service. Patients have been advised that their care and the Sarcoma Service is being transferred to a Consultant Medical Oncologist. Upon investigation it has been discovered that the new Consultant is not a Specialist in the field of Sarcoma. How can someone that is not trained to know the symptoms, be able to then provide patients with a treatment plan to save their lives? How can a hospital allow a service as unique and rare as Sarcoma be run by a person without the required specialty. We as a group of Sarcoma Patients, under the care of St Vincent's University Hospital, are pleading with you to please take a moment to sign our petition, requesting that Sarcoma Services are maintained to the high level that is currently being achieved. We are pleading that a Specialist in the area of Sarcoma is put in charge of OUR health and OUR lives. Lives have already been saved over the last number of years, we want this to continue the way it has been. IT COULD BE YOU THAT NEEDS THIS SERVICE NEXT
Petition to Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP
Essex Police: Release ALL Documents Withheld under PII to Jeremy Bamber’s Legal Defence
Essex Police: Release All Documents Withheld under Public Interest Immunity (PII) to Jeremy Bamber’s Legal Defence Team with Immediate Effect. As 30 years have now elapsed since the tragedy took place, there is no beneficial reason for withholding the documents and photographs by refusing disclosure under Public Interest Immunity or for any other reason. The public have a right to insist that they are released to his Defence Counsel forthwith so that a fresh appeal can be lodged on Jeremy’s behalf. At White House Farm, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, England on the 7th August 1985, five members of the same family were shot dead. They included Nevill Bamber, his wife June Bamber and their daughter Sheila Caffell and Sheila’s twin sons, Nicholas and Daniel Caffell. Based upon evidence the police established the shootings as a case of murder/suicide. However, Jeremy Bamber, Nevill and June’s son was arrested on the 8th September and released after six days of questioning. He was re-arrested on the 29th September and charged with murder. In October 1986 he was convicted on a 10:2 majority verdict and given a twenty-five year sentence, but the Home Secretary changed this to whole life in 1994. Disclosure Required 1. Original handwritten logs and statements written by Malcolm Bonnett & PC West relating to Jeremy’s father calling the Police between 03:00am and 03:30 am saying his daughter had gone berserk with the gun. 2. The original situation report radioed in by PS Bews calling out the firearms team because he'd seen Sheila Caffell moving in the house while Jeremy was with police. Also PS Bews and PC Myall’s original witness statements written on the 7th August 1985. 3. The 06.9.85 Report by DI Kenneally stating that the evidence showed Sheila was responsible for murdering her family and then committing suicide. 4. Also required, the audio recordings of the open phone line at White House Farm recording the raid on the house by the Firearms Officers who broke in at 07:39am. 5. The original handwritten statements from first case investigation number SC/688/85 including those written by the raid team and all fifty-four (54) people who entered the house on the 7th August 1985. 6. Interviews from the DI Dickinson Enquiry including those from the forensic scientists Glynis Howard, Malcolm Fletcher, Graham Craddock and Graham Renshaw to discover if they wrote the same things to the Dickinson Enquiry regarding two sound moderators, that they later admitted to during the 1991 C.O.L.P Enquiry. 7. Public Interest Immunity file on Julie Mugford referring to her ‘deal’ with the Crown Prosecution Service in exchange for immunity from prosecution for five criminal offences three of which were unknown to the jury. Also disclosure of the Essex Police file on the £25,000 newspaper deal, agreed to in November/December 1985 (pre-trial) by Julie Mugford’s solicitors. 8. Photographs of all the rooms in white house Farm including those containing firearms such as the main office, and the box room next to the Master bedroom. In November 2001, all the case negatives were in uncut complete strips of ten. By 2011 and their disclosure to Jeremy, someone had cut and removed seventy-seven (77) negative images from these film strips, which left sixteen (16) of them cut up into multiple pieces of two, three and four frames. Disclosure is required of all seventy-seven (77) photographic images. 9. Sheila Caffell's medical/psychiatric records referring to her conversations with her consulting psychiatrist where she informs him she was afraid she would kill her children - as he briefly mentioned at trial. Disclosure of her 1983 and 1985 diaries periods where she suffered severe episodes of psychosis. 10. Original forensic report by Renshaw referring to the blood in the sound moderator as identical to beneficiary of the Bamber estate Robert Boutflour, one of the relatives who found it after police searched the house and 'missed it'. Jeremy Bamber has been in prison for 30 years. Please sign the Petition. Thank you.