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Petition to Honorable Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister PO BOX 6022 House of Representatives 


AUSTRALIA Foreign Minister Honorable Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister PO BOX 6022 House of Representatives  Parliament House  Canberra ACT 2600 Call: +61 02 6277 7500 Fax: +61 02 6273 4112 Tweet: @JulieBishopMP   RE: #NationalSecurity PREFACE: On August the 10th, 2010a major international incident occurred that was shocking in it's implications. A foreign nation directly interfered in a sovereign nations legal process. This has never happened before. One man - Brendon Lee O'Connell - was taking on the Israeli state and it's treatment of the indigenous Palestinian people. This had given rise to O'Connell being charged under the states draconian racial vilification legislation whereby he had called a hard core Zionist activist a "racist Jew" at a public political rally. He filmed the entire confrontation. O'Connell gladly went to trial and stated openly he would raise issues of national security and Jewish racial and religious supremacism as the foundation of the Israeli state, as issues, at trial. All of a sudden, the entire Israeli state came out against him including the Israeli Ambassador, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister and Australian foreign minister. WE FEEL: shocked that a foreign nation could so blatantly interfere in another nations legal process with the full co-operation of the state and federal business, religious and political establishment at the highest levels - against one man. BECAUSE: a countries legal process is sacrosanct. The Israeli state is a gross human rights violator. It has bragged it controls the foreign and domestic policies of the United States. It brags it dominates the worlds high technology communications sector including military and government level spying. The Australian government has failed to protect the Australian peoples national sovereignty and independence of its court in the biggest criminal contempt of court case in history. Also, an international incident.WE NEED: the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, to issue an immediate press release confirming she has publicly rebuked the Israeli state for interfering in Australia's legal process on August 8th, 2010. Further, assurances from the minister that the upcoming appeal to the High Court of Australia by Mr O'Connell will not be politically interfered with by the Israeli state. LINKS FOR MORE FACTS: CONSERVATIVE AUSTRALIAN POLITICIAN LIVES IN TERROR OF ISRAEL WHY IS THE MEDIA IGNORING MY STORY CAN ANYONE STAND UP TO THE RACIST APARTHEID STATE OF ISRAEL THE CASE IN FULL - WHY I MUST GET TO THE HIGH COURT ISRAEL THE GREATEST SPY MACHINE OF ALL TIME PayPal - BitCoin - Patreon - TWITTER - @boc_oz FACEBOOK - YOU TUBE - VINNY EASTWOOD INTERVIEW - JIM FETZER INTERVIEW - HEREWARD FENTON INTERVIEW - VINNY EASTWOOD INTERVIEW -  MAX IGAN INTERVIEW - The Australian Govt is Corrupt to its Core - A Conversation With Brendan O'Connell

DrDi Chadwell
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Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Let the CDC Conduct Research on Gun Violence: End the Dickey Amendment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not been able to do any research on gun violence in America since the Dickey Amendment was inserted into the federal spending bill in 1996. The amendment states that “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” In the same spending bill Congress moved the $2.6 million from the CDC's budget that was used to study gun violence into other areas. While the Dickey Amendment does not completely prohibit gun violence research, its removal of all CDC funding has created a strong deterrent against researching gun violence at all. Beyond the lack of funding, prospective researchers have faced literal death threats while pursuing research into gun violence. Our representatives in Congress refuse to have any real debates about gun use in America because they state that there is just not enough research into the matter. The only way to fix this problem is to have Congress repeal the Dickey Amendment and to put funding back into the research of firearms and gun related deaths. Only then will we have enough research to figure out why mass shootings, and the deadly use of firearms in general, is so common in America. Even the original writer of the amendment, former Rep. Jay Dickey of Arkansas, whom it is named after now regrets the limitations it has created in conducting research into the matter. He simply didn't want to “let any of those dollars go to gun control advocacy.” The problem is that the amendment stopped all research on gun violence and because of that we are lacking a lot of key information that could help not only Congress, but the American public, understand why this violence keeps happening. Even the American Medical Association has called gun violence a “public health crisis” so it should receive the same amount of funding and research as any other health crisis so we find the underlying problem. Examining the impact of firearms from a public health perspective is not an argument for or against anything. It is simply a means by which arguments can, and should, be informed. It is about gaining knowledge so we can have a better understanding of how to help the American people. Please sign this petition and let our representatives in Congress know that we wish to repeal the Dickey Amendment and to put funding back into the research of gun violence in America.  *Please also contact your local representative and let them know that you wish to have the Dickey Amendment repealed:

Kaley Fawcett
566 supporters