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 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 Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for standards
Reinstate Councillor Jolene Bunting to Belfast City Council - NOW!
Independent-Unionist, Councillor, Jolene Bunting, has been SUSPENDED from Belfast City Council for a period of 4 months, for daring to criticise ISLAM and defend "ANTI-ISLAMISATION" leaflets, distributed by a group, in South/East Belfast. Jolene, was democratically ELECTED to serve the good people of Court Ward (Great Shankill), Belfast, back in 2014. She works dam hard, not only for the people of the Shankill but for ALL citizens of Belfast, who contact her for help and advice with housing, bin collections, benefits, etc. Not only is Jolene, SUSPENDED for voicing concerns about Islam, but she could also find herself DISQUALIFIED from standing for re-election for 5 years, at the end of the Commissioner’s politically motivated 'WITCH-HUNT' It is absolutely APPALLING that anyone with a mandate to represent should be CENSORED, for simply expressing concerns raised with them, by their constituents. "Not to speak would be the great betrayal" Jolene, has NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE with the police, unlike some Councillors who sit in the same Council Chamber. Convicted, Bank robbers and Bomb makers sit in Belfast’s council chamber, yet, Jolene is the person accused of "Bringing Belfast City Council into disrepute", you couldn't make it up!!! Yes, like everyone, Jolene has made mistakes, the 'MEAN MEME' she Tweeted for example, once she realised it may have made light of the Irish potato Famine she took it down and later apologised on a live radio phone-in show. Maybe you know Jolene, maybe you don't. Maybe you like her or maybe you don't, but whether you support her opinion or not, she MUST be afforded the right to Freedom of Speech. Jolene, is a strong and courageous, young woman, however she cannot fight, the might of the forces against, alone. If you support Freedom of Speech you must SIGN and SHARE this petition: email it to your friends, share it on your social media accounts, please help get the word out every way you can. This is not about Jolene, THIS IS ABOUT DEMOCRACY, why in a democratic society, are we not free to talk about Islam? This case has made history, the action taken against Jolene is completely UNPRECEDENTED, no other Councillor in the United Kingdom has been reprimand for expressing an opinion, no matter how un-PC! Please SHARE this petition with your local elected politicians; Councillors, MLA's, MP's, MEP's, anyone with influence? Ask them, are they prepared to stand for Free-Speech, will they have the balls to support Jolene in her fight for FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY? Keep up-to-date with the latest developments: Facebook- @CouncillorJoleneBunting Twitter- @CllrBunting Other ways to contact Jolene: Phone- 07876743222 Email- email@example.com If you would like to read more on the LUDICROUS complaints made against her by political opponents, you can do so at: https://nipso.org.uk/nilgcs/nilgcs-latest-news/interim-adjudication-hearing-councillor-jolene-bunting/ Media coverage of Jolene's case: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/belfast-councillor-jolene-bunting-suspended-from-duties-for-criticising-islam-1-8638850 https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/belfast-councillor-jolene-bunting-vows-court-fight-over-absolute-joke-suspension-1-8639452 #JusticForJolene #StandForFreeSpeech
Petition to Pakatan harapan, people of malaysia, rulers , Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Environment NGO, Minister of NRE Malaysia, Forestry Department of Malaysia
SAY NO TO DEFORESTATION IN MALAYSIA!
Stop destroying forests in Malaysia Three main reasons why Malaysian forests are destroyed: Forests are logged because timber is big business, so every tree represents money. Forests are cleared for plantations, agriculture, mining, dams and other economic development. Forests are severely affected by infrastructure (roads, railways) and urban development (industrial plants, factories) projects. Deforestation in Malaysia is a COMPLEX problem.The solution, however, is SIMPLE. 1. Ban all logging activities in MalaysiaWe suggest a moratorium on all logging activities, including land-clearing, throughout Malaysia for at least 10 years to allow our forests to recover; 2. Reuse existing non-forest land in MalaysiaInstead of clearing forested land, reuse existing non-forest lands for plantations, agriculture, and other development; 3. Re-gazette all existing forest reserves as national or state parksTrees in existing forest reserves are NOT protected but RESERVED to be used at a later time. We need to re-gazette forest reserves as state and national parks that are protected by law so that the biodiversity and wildlife are conserved. 4. Reform laws associated with the exploitation of natural resources and the protection of the natural environment.Existing laws that govern the use of natural resources and outline protections for the natural environment are often inadequate or have loopholes that are easily EXPLOITED. These laws need to be reviewed thoroughly and amendments are passed to address these loopholes and to ensure that the environment is protected properly. We need to speak up to protect Malaysia’s forests. WE NEED YOUR HELP!By protecting our forests, YOU are protecting: YOUR LIFE – Trees supply oxygen, something you need to survive. Also, many medicines and cures come from nature; YOUR WATER – The forests are water catchment areas that supply water to everyone in Malaysia; YOUR FUTURE – The forests affect local weather patterns and regulate the climate. Floods, drought, and landslides are often signs of a poorly managed local environment. DON’T BE PART OF THE PROBLEM. BE THE SOLUTION.SIGN THE PETITION NOW! We, PEKA Malaysia, are trying to get as many like-minded Malaysians to sign this petition so that we can highlight this issue to our government. Only with your support can we engage the Malaysian government in meaningful discussion to actually bring about a real change for our natural environment. Please get your family, your friends and other Malaysians to sign this petition. Stand up together to protect the natural environment we live in. DEFORESTATION IS DRIVEN BY GREED NOT BY NEEDS. END LOGGING IN MALAYSIA TODAY, END DEFORESTATION IN MALAYSIA TODAY!
Petition to irish , Government, Dáil, eireann , referendum
Stop attacking kids rights! Repeal the 27th Amendment
The 27th Amendment “Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, a person born in the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas, who does not have, at the time of the birth of that person, at least one parent who is an Irish citizen or entitled to be an Irish citizen is not entitled to Irish citizenship or nationality, unless provided for by law.” This is an assault on the rights of children born in Ireland. We need to repeal the 27th and reinstate the right to citizenship for children born in Ireland. To allow them the full rights of any Irish person, to truly "cherish the children of Ireland equally." It is a xenophobic, populist Amendment which played on peoples fears of the outside world, it needs to go. We have a vision of a better Ireland, one where our children play together and have the full protections of our country behind them.
Petition to home office
Let's make International Child Abduction by deceit a criminal offence in the UK
We, the undersigned, call on HM Government to bring forward legislation to make it a criminal offence to organise the illegal retention of a child or children overseas. Background: It is likely to come as a surprise to many, but, at present organising the illegal retention of a child or children overseas is not a criminal offence in the UK, whilst international child abduction is. The difference is slight but significant. A parent who deceives the other about their true intentions can easily gain consent to visit family for a claimed holiday. Then they continue to execute their plan and do not return. A left behind parent if they are lucky may have their children in a country which is a signatory to the Hague convention. This convention is in place to enable a relatively quick legal process to take place to establish which country the rest of the clear differences between the parents should be resolved. Even when a court in an overseas country rules that a child or children have been illegally retained, if the parent who orchestrated the situation returns to the 'country of domicile' (UK for the purposes of this petition), any contact arrangements are viewed as a civil matter and have to go through the family courts. In my personal case, my daughter was taken at 13 months of age, returned to the UK over 6 months later once a court had ruled that she had been illegally retained. Mediation was refused, and overnight stays were only 'agreed' at the doors of the courts 5 months after she was back in the UK. In subsequent proceedings Leave to Remove was granted. She is now overseas and under a different legal jurisdiction. For almost the entirety of the 2nd year of my daughter's life she was denied meaningful contact with her father through no choice of hers or mine. I believe that if changes were brought into legislation it would be easier for child protection measures to be in place to ensure a regime of meaningful contact with the left behind parent to start as soon as practicably possible on the return of the child(ren) to the UK. The psychological impact, sense of loss and 'living bereavement' that having your own child(ren) effectively cut out of your life is second to none. Even more so when it has been done in a very planned fashion, compounded with the subsequent consent of society via the family courts if Leave to Remove is granted. More and more awareness is growing on the impact of childhood trauma on the development of their minds. Indeed, the patterns of behaviour of parents who take children in this fashion are eerily similar and bear the hallmarks of coercive control. Despite having been married with my daughter's mother when she was born, in all meaningful senses I have been stripped of any rights with regards to being a father. My daughter has no rights that it appears can be upheld for contact. These issues may well be familiar to parents who have been through a challenging separation. Reunite – www.reunite.org – are a fantastic charity that have been of huge assistance along the way. I have been privileged to meet with many other wonderful people who have sadly trodden a similar path. It is only in raising awareness of these issues that we as a society can start to try to address them, and hopefully not subject other children and parents to similar pain in the future. Given the very real risks of having all contact cut between a left behind parent and their child, few who are subjected to this trauma are able to reach a position where they feel comfortable speaking out. I am no longer afraid, and will no longer be silenced by threats or intimidation.
Petition to UK Parliament, home office, UK Government
Home Office's 'Review' of using Section 322(5) is over-delayed,leaving applicants in Limbo
We are migrants from Tier 1 Community (Highly skilled migrants) who have been living in this country for over a decade. We all are qualified with atleast Master’s degree and have worked hard to contribute in the growth and economy of the Great Britain. Our children are born here, they go to school and we are fully integrated in this society. Our ILR visa applications were refused by the SSHD using disproportionate use of Section 322(5), which was designed for criminals, rapists, war crimes or threat to national security. The debate was also chaired in the Westminster Parliament by Hon Alison Thewliss MP on 13th June 2018. http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CDP-2018-0138/CDP-2018-0138.pdf https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-06-13/debates/F984D928-FFA0-4FDD-8C20-150DEAEE3C69/ImmigrationRulesParagraph322(5) Immigration Minister promised the Review of these applications in May 2018 in the Select Committee Meeting but it has been over 7 months now, the review has not been published yet. All the pending applications, Judicial Reviews, Administrative Reviews and consent orders are on hold by the Home Office for ~2 years, due to the review is not published. For all these pending applications, Home Office is writing back to applicants that it will take more time than usual since they are conducting the review. These people in Judicial Review have No “Right to Work” in the UK. These applicants are fighting their cases in the courts while feeding their children, by selling their assets or borrowing funds from family and friends. We have lost our loved ones in back home and were unable to attend the funerals due to Home Office retaining our travel documents for over two years. In the parliamentary debate, the Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes announced that the full Review of these cases will be conducted on 1671 applications, which should not take more than a few weeks by an organization like Home Office. Hundreds (if not thousands) of families are in limbo and waiting for their application outcome which are delayed due to this review. The applicants who had appeal rights, most of our appeals are successful in the FTT courts since January 2018 till now. As a reward, SSHD has started challenging all those FTT successful appeals and Judicial Reviews in the higher courts, without any merits. This means that those applicants who proved their innocence in the FTT/UTT, will wait for another year to prove themselves in the UTT. The conclusion of many judgements is that the SSHD’s decision to invoke section 322(5) is inconsistent with her own policy guidance. https://tribunalsdecisions.service.gov.uk/utiac/hu-11723-2016 We also had a petition on 38 degrees with approximately 100K signatures: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-abusing-the-national-security-clause-to-deport-highly-skilled-migrants We request the Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes, Sajid Javed MP, and all the respected Parliamentarians to please look into this issue and provide us some relief. We also have families and children same like you all have, and we are suffering a lot due to these delays.
Petition to Rt Hon Theresa May, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson MP
URGENT PETITION: GRANT CLIVE AND YVONNE KARUSSEIT INDEFINITE LEAVE TO STAY VISAS
After living here for five and a half years, my husband and I were informed that our visa applications for Indefinite Leave to Stay had been declined. The reasons given were: "We have not given sufficient proof that we are proficient in English and that despite passing our Life in the UK tests, which state we reached the required level for the purpose of obtaining Indefinite Leave to stay in the UK, we do not have sufficient knowledge of life in the UK!" We were ill advised as to whether we were required to write an English test due to our origins and the fact English was our home language. My husband, Clive, supplied his original certificates from Cambridge and City of Guild London where it shows he passed English. I supplied certificates from Blount Commercial Academy were it shows a first class pass in English. I also supplied them with proof that I attended a week Fraud Conference at Cambridge University and that was obviously all in English. We have now been in the UK for seven years, having spent the last two years fighting to remain here, in the country we call home! I was born and raised in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) before UDI was declared. My husband Clive was born in South Africa but he went to Rhodesia when he was about 5 months old. Clive's father was transferred there after making guns for Britain during the second world war. My mother is Rhodesian born and bred. Her grandfather was a Grenadier Guard and was sent to South Africa to fight for Britain in the Boer War. His sons were born there, one of them being my grandfather, hence the reason we were born in Africa. My step father (who will always be my father) adopted me and my siblings when we were very young and so I was granted an Ancestral Visa and my husband a spousal visa. My father left Britain when he was about 19 years having been offered a position in Mozambique. He volunteered his services, aged twenty, when the second world war broke out and was in the Southern Rhodesian Armoured Car Division, ending the war in Italy. Britain was keen to develop the colonies and so Dad was given a farm in Rhodesia for his services during the war. This was a massive incentive for him to stay in Africa. I have an inherent fear of having to return to South Africa because of all the violence there now, which is where we will be sent, if deported. Having lived through the Rhodesian war and experienced horrors there, plus the fact I lived in South Africa after fleeing Rhodesia, I have nightmares on a regular basis of what happened. My mum was attacked in Rhodesia and sustained injuries, one of which has left her totally deaf in her left ear. I was attacked sitting in my car in South Africa. I fought back and ended up cuts and bruises as well as a wrist broken in three places. We just cannot go back to Africa! Everything we own is here in the UK which we have made our home! Terry Ford, my eldest brother (Dad's only son) was brutally murdered on his farm in Zimbabwe after being beaten and tortured. His faithful companion, Squeak, went everywhere with Terry. He refused to leave Terry's battered body and remained curled up next to his master for hours. Squeak was really very traumatised by what he saw happen to Terry. Terry was farming in Rhodesia, near Salisbury (now Harare) in the Norton area. Robert Mugabe’s sister visited him and wanted his farm. Terry said no and she said " I am Mugabe's sister and what I want I get". Terry was brutally murdered on the farm not long after that. His death made international headlines and members of the family were plagued by the press. Terry was an amazing brother and my siblings and I loved him dearly. He was a gentle giant with an amazing sense of humour. My Father suffered a number of strokes after Terry's murder, choosing not to accept his gruesome death for over a year. We were finally able to bring him back to the UK (he was British) in November 2010. Our schooling was British, our exams were British and marked in the UK. Our upbringing was very British. Coming here to the UK was like coming home for us. We have worked hard and bought a lovely home in Melbourne, Derby. It has an annex so my parents could live with us and I could care for them. My parents came with us as Mugabe had stopped all pensions and medical aid and they had nothing. We have taken care of them for the past 16 years. Clive has an excellent job as an Estimator for an Engineering Company in Derbyshire. We have settled here, we are happy here and we are safe here. Our family can never return to Zimbabwe and we have nothing left in South Africa to return to. We have never once asked anyone to support us. We pay our taxes, our NI and our rates and taxes. I take care of my ailing Mum (I am her registered, full time carer). Dad sadly passed away just over four years ago. My elderly mother has dementia and other debilitating medical problems. With her dementia, she relies on me to do most things for her. There will be no family to take care of her if we are deported. The fact that we grew up in Rhodesia and were brought up in the British way under British rule for many years does not appear to count for much, sadly. Our British roots also seem to count for nothing. We have now been granted 30 month "Leave to Remain" visas, eighteen months now remaining. I was advised to find a job of some sorts as being a carer is not considered a job for Indefinite Leave to Remain and I am the main applicant! I shall continue to take care of Mum, whilst working part time at our local SPAR. I am only 5 minutes walk from home should Mum need me. After two year of hell, we are blessed to still be here. I have subsequently suffered a heart attack due to the on going pressure and am now recovering from it. OUR FIGHT IS NOT OVER! WE WILL NOT GIVE UP! Please support Yvonne and Clive by joining their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SupportCliveAndYvonneKarusseit