Petition to Google, Inc
Google: Stop Profiting from Breitbart's Propaganda
Breitbart News Network makes a lot of money insulting and threatening women, minorities, and immigrants. How? In a word: Google. With Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon installed as a senior strategist in the White House, the website will have more influence than most, if not all, other media outlets. A former Breitbart spokesperson bragged that the company "will be as close as we are ever going to have — hopefully — to a state-run media enterprise." If the past is any indication, we can expect more headlines like these from our "state-run media": - "How To Make Women Happy: Uninvent The Washing Machine And The Pill" - "The Solution To Online ‘Harassment’ Is Simple: Women Should Log Off" - "Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy" - "A Short List of Black Lives Matter's Cop-Killing Heroes" - "Young Muslims in the West Are a Ticking Time Bomb" With unchecked power, Breitbart will continue to promote divisive and dangerous policies, such as mass deportations, registration for Muslims, and the denial of basic women's rights and dignity. It will continue to normalize hateful and undemocratic values... unless Google stops doing business with it. Google is placing ads on Breitbart for a lot of companies, including Amazon, American Express, Chrysler, Comcast, Gap, Honda, Nationwide, Nissan, Verizon, and Visa. These companies are paying Google to publish their ads online and Google appears to be paying Breitbart to run them. The advertisers may not know their ads are running on Breitbart, but Google does. And Google isn't just risking its customers' reputations by positioning them alongside Breitbart's toxic brand; it's also wasting their ad budgets on the wrong eyeballs. As of November 19, Google was placing ads on Breitbart for the New York Times, Univision's Fusion TV, Roca Wear, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Sierra Club, AARP, and Planned Parenthood, often right above some of the website's most offensive and notorious articles. Does Google really think Breitbart readers want to dress like Jay Z, read Paul Krugman, or support a woman's right to choose? Valuable brands are propping up a propagandist, and it has to stop now. Google must remove Breitbart News Network from its AdWords network so that none of its customers ever unknowingly monetize the website's bigoted and supremacist content again. Advertisers should urge Google to take this step. They should also take a careful look at their own digital advertising campaigns and opt out of Breitbart immediately. Google and its advertisers depend on us to buy and use their products. Let's give them a choice: they can do business with us or they can do business with Breitbart, but they can't do both.
Petition to U Htun Htun Oo, Brig-Gen Aung Win Oo, U Win Kyway, U Phyo Zeya Thaw, Complaints Commission, U Zaw Win Htoo
Free Aung Naing Soe, Mok Choy Lin, Lau Hon Meng & Hla Tin !
သိုု႔ ၁။ ဦးထြန္းထြန္းဦး ၄။ ဦးေဇာ္၀င္းထူး ျပည္ေထာင္စုု တရားသူၾကီးခ်ဳပ္ တရားသူၾကီး ျပည္ေထာင္စုု တရားလႊတ္ေတာ္ခ်ဳပ္ ဇမၺဴ သီရိျမိဳ႕ နယ္ တရားရံုုး ၂။ ဒုုရဲခ်ဳပ္ ေအာင္၀င္းဦး ၅။ ဦးျဖိဳ းေဇယ်ာေသာ္ ရဲခ်ဳပ္ ဇမၺဴသီရိမဲဆႏၵနယ္၊ ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕ ျပည္သူ႔လႊတ္ေတာ္ ကိုုယ္စားလွယ္ ၃။ ဦး၀င္းၾကြယ္ ၆။ အျငင္းပြားမႈႏွင့္တိုင္ၾကားမႈမ်ား ခရိုုင္တရားသူၾကီး ညွိႏႈိင္းေျဖရွင္းေရးေကာ္မတီ ဒကၡိဏခရိုုင္တရားရံုုး ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသတင္းမီဒီယာေကာင္စီ To 1. U Htun Htun Oo 4. U Zaw Win Htoo Chief Justice of the Union Judge Supreme Court of the Union Zabuthiri Township Court 2. Brig-Gen Aung Win Oo 5. U Phyo Zeya Thaw Acting Police Chief Phyithu Hluttaw MP Myanmar Police Force Zabuthiri Constituency 3. U Win Kyway 6. Complaints Commission District Court Judge Myanmar Press Council Dekkhina District Court ရက္စြဲ။ ။ ႏို၀င္ဘာလ ၁၆ ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၇ Date: Nov 16, 2017 အေၾကာင္းအရာ။ ။ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုး၊ ဦးလွတင္၊ Mok Choy Lin ႏွင့္ Lau Hon Meng တိုု႔အား ေလယာဥ္ပ်ံသန္းမွဳအက္ဥပေဒ ပုုဒ္မ ၁၀ အရ ျပစ္ဒဏ္က်ခံေနရာမွ လြတ္ေျမာက္ခြင့္ေပးပါရန္ႏွင့္ ပိုု႔ကုုန္သြင္းကုုန္ဥပေဒ ပုုဒ္မ ၈ အရ ဆြဲခ်က္တင္ထားရာမွ တရားေသလႊတ္ေပးပါရန္ တင္ေလွ်ာက္ျခင္း Re: A Call for Exoneration of Aung Naing Soe, Mok Choy Lin, Lau Hon Meng and Hla Tin ၁။ ၂၀၁၇ ခုုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုုဘာ ၂၇ ရက္ ေသာၾကာေန႔တြင္ ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံသား သတင္းေထာက္ ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုး၊ ကားေမာင္းသူ ဦးလွတင္၊ မေလးရွားႏိုုင္ငံသား သတင္းေထာက္ Mok Choy Lin ႏွင့္ စကၤာပူႏိုုင္ငံသား သတင္းေထာက္ Lau Hon Meng တိုု႔အား TRT World သတင္း႒ာန၏ စကၤာပူ႒ာနခြဲအတြက္ ေနျပည္ေတာ္ျမိဳ႕ ရိွ လႊတ္ေတာ္အေဆာက္အအံုုအား မွတ္တမ္းဗီဒီယိုုရိုုက္ကူးလိုုသျဖင့္ အေဆာက္အအံုုအနီး၌ Drone ယာဥ္လႊတ္တင္ရန္ ျပင္ဆင္ေနစဥ္ လွည့္ကင္းအဖြဲ႕မွ ခြင့္ျပဳခ်က္မရိွပဲ လႊတ္ေတာ္အေဆာက္အအံုုအား Drone ျဖင့္ဗီဒီယိုုရိုုက္သည္ဆိုု၍ ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းခဲ့ပါသည္။ ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုး၊ ဦးလွတင္၊ Mok Choy Lin ႏွင့္ Lau Hon Meng တိုု႔မွာ ရုုပ္ရွင္ရိုုက္ကူးေရးလုုပ္ငန္းစဥ္၏ အစီအစဥ္ကိုု ျပန္ၾကားေရး၀န္ၾကီး႒ာနအား မရိုုက္ကူးခင္ ၾကိဳတင္အသိေပးထားသည့္ၾကားမွ ဖမ္းဆီးခံခဲ့ရျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။ 1. On October 27, 2017 (Friday), Myanmar interpreter Aung Naing Soe, Malaysian journalist Mok Choy Lin, Singaporean camera person Lau Hon Meng, and their driver Hla Tin (also a Myanmar national) were detained by a police patrol in Nay Pyi Daw for filming Hluttaw building with a drone without a permit while they were preparing capture aerial footages of the structure for a documentary assigned by TRT World. The arrested was made after the filming schedule was informed to Ministry of Information. ၂။ ၎အျပင္ အဆိုုပါ ေသာၾကာေန႔ညေနတြင္ ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုး၏ေနအိမ္ကိုု ရဲဘက္အရာရိွမ်ားႏွင့္ ရပ္ကြက္အုုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမွဴးရံုုး အဖြဲ႕၀င္မ်ားက ၀ရမ္းမပါပဲ ၀င္ေရာက္ရွာေဖြခဲ့ၾကျပီး ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုးပိုုင္ဆိုုင္ေသာ Memory Stick မ်ားကိုု ရယူသိမ္းဆည္းခဲ့ပါသည္။ 2. On the same day, police officers and members of township general administration department searched Aung Naing Soe's home without a search warrant and confiscated memory sticks. ၃။ အဆိုုပါပုုဂၢိဳလ္ေလးဦးအား ခြင့္ျပဳခ်က္မရရိွပဲ Drone တင္သြင္းမွဳျဖင့္ ပိုု႔ကုုန္သြင္းကုုန္ဥပေဒ ပုုဒ္မ ၈ ျဖင့္ အမွဳဖြင့္အေရးယူထားသည္ဟု သိရျပီး၊ ၂၀၁၇ ႏိုု၀င္ဘာလ ၁၀ ရက္ေန႕ ၌ ဇမၺဴသီရိတရားရံုုး၌ ၎တိုု႔ေလးဦးအား ပထမဆံုုးအၾကိမ္ရံုုးထုုတ္စစ္ေဆး၍ Drone လႊတ္တင္ရန္ၾကိဳးစားမွဳျဖင့္ တရားရံုုးမွ ၁၉၃၄ ေလယာဥ္ပ်ံသန္းမွဳဆိုုင္ရာ အက္ဥပေဒျဖင့္ဆြဲခ်က္တင္ကာ ေထာင္ဒဏ္ႏွစ္လ အမိန္႔ခ်မွတ္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ ပိုု႕ကုုန္သြင္းကုုန္ဥပေဒအရ စီရင္ျခင္းခံရပါက ေထာင္ဒဏ္ သံုုးႏွစ္အထိ က်ခံရဖြယ္ ရိွပါသည္။ 3. The team has been charged for importing a drone without permission under Section 8 of the Export and Import Law. They were also charged under 1934 Aircraft Act and tried for the first time on November 10, 2017 at Zabuthiri township court for attempting to fly a drone and were given a two month sentence each. They can face up to additional sentence of three years each if convicted under the Export and Import Law. ၄။ အမွဳဖြင့္အေရးယူခံထားရစဥ္ ၂၀၁၇ ခုုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တုုိဘာ ၂၇ ရက္တြင္ ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုးအား ARSA အဖြဲ႕ႏွင့္ဆက္သြယ္မွဳရိွသည္ဟုု လူမွဳကြန္ယက္ေပၚတြင္ ျပန္႔ႏွံ႕ ေနေသာ အေျခအျမစ္မရိွ၍ ကာယကံရွင္၏ဂုုဏ္သေရအားထိခိုုက္ေစေသာ ေကာလဟာလမ်ားကိုု ေစ့ငွလံုုေလာက္စြာ စံုုစမ္းျခင္း၊ ကာယကံရွင္၏ ဂုုဏ္သိကၡာအား ထိခိုုက္ေစႏိုုင္သည္မွာ သိသာထင္ရွားေသာ္လည္း ငွဲ႔ကြက္ျခင္း မရိွပဲ သတင္းမီဒီယာသမားမ်ား ျဖစ္ၾကေသာ ေန႐ိုင္း ႏွင့္ ေဇယ်ာထြန္းတိုု႔မွ မီဒီယာဥပေဒ အခန္း(၄)၊ ပုုဒ္မ ၉၊ ပုုဒ္မခြဲ (က) (ဆ) (ဇ) ပါ "သတင္းမီဒီယာသမားတစ္ဦး၏ တာဝန္ႏွင့္က်င့္ဝတ္ စည္းကမ္းမ်ား" ကိုု ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္၍ "လႊတ္ေတာ္က်င္းပေနစဥ္ ခြင့္ျပဳခ်က္ မရွိဘဲ Drone ျဖင့္ မွတ္တမ္းယူေနသည့္ ျပည္ပသတင္းေထာက္မ်ား အပါအ၀င္ ေလးဦးအား ပို႔ကုန္သြင္းကုန္ ဥပေဒျဖင့္ အမႈဖြင့္" ဟူေသာေခါင္းစဥ္ျဖင့္သတင္းတစ္ပုုဒ္တြင္ “ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕၏ေခၚယူစစ္ေဆးမႈ ခံေနရသူမ်ာထဲတြင္ တစ္ဦးမွာ ဘဂၤါလီ ARSA အၾကမ္းဖက္ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ႏွင့္ အဆက္အသြယ္ရွိသူတစ္ဦး ျဖစ္ႏုိင္သည္ဟု ဓါတ္ပံုအခ်ိဳ႕ႏွင့္အတူ လူမႈကြန္ရက္တြင္ ပ်ံ႕ႏံွ႔လ်က္ရွိေသာ္လည္း ယင္းႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ သက္ဆုိင္ရာက အေသးစိတ္ထုတ္ျပန္ျခင္းမရွိေခ်” ဟုုတာ၀န္မဲ့စြာ ေရးသားခဲ့ျပီး Eleven Media Group မွ က်င့္၀တ္မဲ့စြာ news-eleven.com ၀က္ဘ္ဆိုုက္ (http://news-eleven.com/headline/18850 တြင္လည္းေကာင္း Eleven Media Group ၏ ေဖ့စ္ဘုုတ္ စာမ်က္ႏွာတြင္လည္းေကာင္း ထုုတ္လႊင့္ျဖန္႔ေ၀ခဲ့ပါသည္။ အဆိုုပါ ေရးသားမွဳကိုု ေအာက္တိုုဘာလ ၂၈ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ျပန္လည္ျဖဳတ္သိမ္းသြားခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း Screen Shot (http://fam.ag/2yBpDRP ရယူထားႏိုုင္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ ဤကဲ့သိုု႔ က်င့္၀တ္မဲ့စြာ ေရးသားေဖာ္ျပမွဳေၾကာင့္ ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုးႏွင့္ ၎၏မိသားစုု၀င္မ်ားမွာ မ်ားစြာထိခိုုက္နစ္နာမွဳမ်ား ရိွႏိုုင္ပါသည္။ 4. Moreover, On October 27, 2017, Ne Rai and Zeya Tun, without thorough investigation and consideration for reputation of Aung Naing Soe, irresponsibly penned an article titled "Charges Pressed Against Four Including Foreign Journalists Filming with a Drone Under Import Export Law" and Eleven Media unethically published the article on their website, news-eleven.com, and the Facebook page (http://news-eleven.com/headline/18850 The article mentioned about baseless and damaging rumours spreading on social media that Ko Aung Naing Soe has links to ARSA in a paragraph which reads, “Words have been spreading with images on social media that one among those being questioned by the police force could have links to ARSA chief but the authorities have not made any statement on the details." This violates “responsibilities and codes of conducts to be complied by news media workers” stated in section 9, subsection (a), (g), and (h) of the Media Law. This part was removed from the website on October 28th but screenshots of the original article were captured (http://fam.ag/2yBpDRP Ko Aung Naing Soe and his family could suffer many losses for this. ၅။ ႏိုုင္ငံေတာ္ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံုုအေျခခံဥပေဒ အခန္း(၈) ပုုဒ္မ ၃၄၇ တြင္ " ႏိုုင္ငံေတာ္သည္ မည္သူ႔ကိုုမဆိုု ဥပေဒအရာတြင္ တန္းတူညီမွ် အခြင့္အေရးရရိွေစရမည္။ ထိုု႔အျပင္ ဥပေဒ၏အကာအကြယ္ကိုုလည္း တန္းတူညီမွ်စြာ ရယူပိုုင္ခြင့္ေပးရမည္။" ဟုုလည္းေကာင္း၊ ပုုဒ္မ ၃၅၃ တြင္ "မည္သူ႔ကိုုမွ် တည္ဆဲဥပေဒႏွင့္အညီမွတစ္ပါး အသက္ကိုျဖစ္ေစ၊ ပုုဂၢိဳလ္ဆိုုင္ရာ လြတ္လပ္မွဳကိုုျဖစ္ေစ နစ္နာဆံုုးရွံဳးမွဳမရိွေစရ။" ဟုုလည္းေကာင္း၊ ပုုဒ္မ ၃၅၇တြင္ "ဤဖြဲ႔စည္းပံုုအေျခခံဥပေဒပါ ျပ႒ာန္းခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္မဆန္႔က်င္လွ်င္ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သည္ ႏိုုင္ငံသားမ်ား၏ ေနအိမ္ဥပစာ လံုုျခံဳမွဳ၊ ပစၥည္းလံုုျခံဳမွဳ၊ စာေပးစာယူႏွင့္ အျခားဆက္သြယ္ေရးဆိုုင္ရာလံုုျခံဳမွဳမ်ားအတြက္ ဥပေဒအရ အကာကြယ္ေပးရမည္။" ဟုလည္းေကာင္း၊ ပုုဒ္မ ၃၇၃တြင္ “ ျပစ္မွဳက်ဴးလြန္သူ မည္သူ႔ကိုုမဆိုု ယင္းျပစ္မွဳက်ဴးလြန္သည့္အခ်ိန္က အတည္ျဖစ္လ်က္ရိွေသာ သက္ဆိုုင္ရာဥပေဒအရသာ ျပစ္မွဳထင္ရွားစီရင္ရမည္။” ဟုုလည္းေကာင္း အသီးသီး ပါရိွပါသည္။ 5. According to Article 347 of Constitution of the Republic of Union of Myanmar, "the Union shall guarantee any person to enjoy equal rights before the law and shall equally provide legal protection", whereas Article 353 states, "Nothing shall, except in accord with existing aw, be detrimental to the life and personal freedom of any person", whereas it is stated in Article 357 that "the Union shall protect the privacy and security of home, property, correspondence and other communications of citizens under the law subject to the provisions of this Constitution", and in Article 373 that "any person who committed a crime, shall be convicted only in accord with the relevant law then in operation." ၆။ ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုးသည္ ႏိုုင္ငံျခားသားသတင္းေထာက္ႏွစ္ဦးအား စကားျပန္အျဖစ္ လိုုက္ပါေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးေနစဥ္တြင္လည္းေကာင္း၊ ဦးလွတင္သည္ ၎တိုု႔အား ကားလိုုက္ပါေမာင္းႏွင္ ေပးေနစဥ္လည္းေကာင္း အသီးသီးအဖမ္းခံရျခင္းျဖစ္ျပီး ၎တိုု႔ႏွစ္ဦးမွာ Drone ပုုိင္ဆိုုင္မွဳႏွင့္လည္းေကာင္း၊ တင္သြင္းမွဳႏွင့္လည္းေကာင္း မည္သိုု႔မွ ် ပတ္သက္ သက္ဆိုုင္ျခင္းမရိွပါ။ 6. Aung Naing Soe and Hla Tin were respectively arrested while they were accompanying two foreign journalists as an interpreter and as the driver of the production vehicle. They have nothing to do with possession or importing of the drone. ၇။ ၁၉၃၄ ေလယာဥ္ပ်ံသန္းမွဳဆိုုင္ရာ အက္ဥပေဒပါ ပုုဒ္မ ၁၈ သည္ သေဘာရိုုးျဖင့္ ျပဳလုုပ္သူ သိုု႔မဟုုတ္ ျပဳလုုပ္ရန္ ၾကံစည္သူမ်ားကိုု ၎ဥပေဒ မသက္ေရာက္ေစရဟု အဓိပၺါယ္ သက္ေရာက္ပါသည္။ ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုး၊ Mok Choy Lin၊ Lau Hon Meng ႏွင့္ ဦးလွတင္တိုု႔သည္ လႊတ္ေတာ္အေဆာက္အအံုုအနီးတြင္ Drone လႊတ္တင္မွဳမွာ ဥပေဒႏွင့္ ျငိစြန္းေၾကာင္း မသိနားမလည္၍ ပထမဆံုုးအၾကိမ္ ျပစ္မွဳက်ဴးလြန္သူမ်ား ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ ပုုဒ္မ ၁၈ ပါျပ႒ာန္းခ်က္ႏွင့္ အက်ံဳး၀င္ပါသျဖင့္ ၎တိုု႔အား ေထာင္ဒဏ္ႏွစ္လ စီရင္ခ်က္ခ်ျခင္းသည္ ေလယာဥ္ပ်ံသန္းမွဳဆိုုင္ရာ အက္ဥပေဒႏွင့္ ဆန္႔က်င္လ်က္ရိွပါသည္။ 7. Section 18 of 1934 Aircraft Act suggests, "No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person for anything in good faith done or intended to be done ..." under the act. Aung Naing Soe, Mok Choy Lin, Lau Hon Meng and Hla Tin are first offenders who were unaware that operating a drone near the Hluttaw building without a permit is illegal. Thus, they were acting out of good faith and it is against 1934 Aircraft Act and Article 373 of the Constitution to sentence the four to two months in prison. ၈။ ထုုိ႔အျပင္ ၁၉၃၄ အက္ဥပေဒ ႏွင့္ စြဲခ်က္တင္ခံထားရသည္ကိုု စြဲခ်က္တင္ခံထားရသူမ်ားအားလည္းေကာင္း ၎တိုု႔၏ေရွ႕ေနမ်ားႏွင့္ မိသားစုု၀င္မ်ားအားလည္းကာင္း ၾကိဳတင္အသိေပးထားျခင္းမရိွပဲ ႏိုု၀င္ဘာ ၁၀ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ အမွဳရင္ဆိုုင္ရန္ ဇမၺဴသီရိတရားရံုုးသိုု႔ ေရာက္ရိွမွသာ ၎ဥပေဒႏွင့္ စြဲခ်က္တင္ထားသည္ကိုု သိခြင့္ရရိွခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ ထိုု႔ေၾကာင့္ စြဲခ်က္တင္ခံထားရသူမ်ား အေနႏွင့္လည္းေကာင္း၊ ၎တိုု႔၏ေရွ႕ေနမ်ားအေနႏွင့္လည္းေကာင္း စြဲခ်က္တင္ထားေသာအမွဳအား တရားခြင္တြင္ရင္ဆိုုင္ရန္ ၾကိဳတင္ျပင္ဆင္ခ်ိန္ လံုုေလာက္စြာ မရရိွခဲ့ပါ။ 8. Moreover, neither the quartet, their attorneys nor their families were informed that they were charged under 1934 Aircraft Act, and were unaware of the charge until they attended the trial at Zabuthiri court. The defendants and their attorneys thus did not have sufficient time to prepare to face the charges at the court. ၉။ သိုု႔ျဖစ္ပါ၍ Mok Choy Lin ႏွင့္ Lau Hon Meng တိုု႔အား ေလယာဥ္ပ်ံသန္းမွဳဆိုုင္ရာ အက္ဥပေဒ ပုုဒ္မ ၁၀ အရ ျပစ္မွဳက်ခံေနရာမွ လြတ္ေျမာက္ခြင့္ေပးပါရန္၊ Drone တင္သြင္းရာတြင္ မည္သိုု႔မွ်ပါ၀င္ပတ္သက္ျခင္းမရိွေသာ ကိုုေအာင္ႏိုုင္စိုုး ႏွင့္ ဦးလွတင္တိုု႔အား ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ဖြဲ႕စည္းပံုုအေျခခံဥပေဒ ပုုဒ္မ ၃၄၇၊ ပုုဒ္မ ၃၅၃၊ ပုုဒ္မ ၃၅၇ ႏွင့္ ပုုဒ္မ ၃၇၃ တိုု႔တြင္ေဖာ္ျပပါရိွေသာ ႏိုင္ငံသားအခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကိုု ေလးစားလိုုက္နာေသာအားျဖင့္ ေလယာဥ္ပ်ံသန္းမွဳဆိုုင္ရာ အက္ဥပေဒ ပုုဒ္မ ၁၀ အရ ျပစ္မွဳက်ခံေနရာမွ တရားေသလြတ္ေျမာက္ခြင့္ေပး၍ ပိုု႔ကုုန္သြင္းကုုန္ ဥပေဒ ပုုဒ္မ ၈ အရစြဲခ်က္တင္ခံထားရျခင္းမွ တရားေသလႊတ္ေပးပါရန္ႏွင့္ ေနရိုုင္း၊ ေဇယ်ာထြန္းႏွင့္ Eleven Media Group တိုု႔အား သတင္းမီဒီယာသမားတစ္ဦး၏ တာဝန္ႏွင့္က်င့္ဝတ္ စည္းကမ္းမ်ားကိုု ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မွဳအတြက္ အေရးယူေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးပါရန္ ေလးစားစြာတင္ေလွ်ာက္အပ္ပါသည္။ 9. Therefore, we respectfully call for exoneration of Aung Naing Soe and Hla Tin from the charges held under Section 10 of Aircraft Act and Section 8 of Export and Import Law with respect to the citizenship rights prescribed in Article 347, 353, 357 and 373 of the Constitution; discharge of Mok Choy Lin and Lau Hon Meng from the two month sentence under Section 10 of 1934 Aircraft Act; and appropriate action against Ne Rai, Zeya Tun and Eleven Media Group for violation of the responsibilities and codes of conducts of news media workers. ႏိုင္ငံသားအခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကိုု ေလးစားကာကြယ္မွဳႏွင့္ တရားဥပေဒစိုုးမိုုးမွဳကိုု လိုုလားသူျပည္သူမ်ားကိုုယ္စား လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုုးသူမ်ား On behalf of the members of the public who desire respect and protection of citizen rights and rule of law, The Undersigned မိတၱဴကိုု - ၁။ ေနျပည္ေတာ္တိုုင္း ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕မွဴး ၂။ ဒကိၡဏခရိုုင္ ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕မွဴး ၃။ ဇမၺဴသီရိျမိဳ႕နယ္ ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕ မွဴး ၄။ မဂၤလာေတာင္ညြန္႔ျမိဳ႕နယ္ ျပည္သူ႕လြတ္ေတာ္ ကိုုယ္စားလွယ္ Cc'd: Pyithu Hluttaw MP, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Constituency Commander of Nay Pyi Daw Region Police Force Commander of Dekkhina District Police Force Commander of Zabuthiri Township Police Force Press Contact Free Aung Naing Soe Page Admins Email: email@example.com Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/freeaungnaingsoe/ Phone: +639393550302 Photo: A Screencapture of TRT World's Broadcast of the Arrest
Petition to American Civil Liberties Union- Ohio, Therese B. Hernandez, Fr. Matthew Rader, Marlena Kleine, Dr. Vincent DePaul Schmidt, Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas /Rev. Msgr. Christopher P. Vasko, Ohio Department of Education
Unlock Biases Toward African Americans With With Natural Hair and Locs in School
Presenting Complaint In Toledo, Ohio, Central Catholic High School, a private school, has a rule in their student handbook with regard to unacceptable hairstyles. While some styles on the list may pertain to all students, two styles in particular, are specific to African Americans. This hairstyle rule has landed one student in jeopardy of serving detention. Background Story Malachi Wattley, a freshman at the school, applied for and was accepted into the school while wearing his hair in locs, a hairstyle which he has had since the age of 2. His mother, Maylin Wattley, stated to the local news, that her son was raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and that he is Rastafarian, a religious and spiritual belief. Ms. Wattley stated that prior to enrolling her son, whose sister is already a student, the school assured her that his hair would not be a problem. During the last school week, an announcement was made over the PA system, that dreadlocks are not an acceptable hairstyle. When Wattley returned to school following this announcement with his dreadlocks, he was disciplined and given a citation for detention. The handbook reads for gentlemen students: Fad hairstyles (spikes, mohawks, dreadlocks, twisty's, ponytails, carvings or man-buns) are not accepted. The assistant principal of campus ministry and discipline is the final judge of what isacceptable. For ladies: All hair must be a natural color, neat, clean and well groomed (no dreadlocks). This is a major issue because the rules show a bias against the hair that African Americans are born with. Per the language written by the school, these styles are being called "fad" hairstyles and are considered unclean, not well groomed, not neat and essentially unacceptable. This rule has been adopted in the school by-laws based on perceptions and assumptions of what natural hair is and looks like. Not only is this discrimination against a culture, it is also discrimination against a spiritual belief. The school prides itself in being "diverse" although this rule contradicts it. Locked in Time This is the second time Central Catholic has been under public scrutiny because they were challenged in 2011 when a senior, who was enrolling for classes, was told that her dreadlocks were unacceptable and she was to cut them off prior to returning. The school, after receiving many letters and phone calls, eliminated the rule in their online handbook, to appease those who called. That student was permitted to complete her high school education and graduate without incident. However, they kept their in-print handbook the same throughout the years. Cultural Insensitivity and Bias This school, like others as well as employers around the US, should be educated on what natural hair is and what styles are worn by those who have natural hair, the hair that African Americans are born with. Being told that their twists or locs are unacceptable is an infringement on their rights to be who they organically are, melanated, with curly, coily and fluffy. Hair that naturally grows upward, has long been banned in school and employee policies. When Afro hair is groomed, it is most often fashioned into braids, twists and locs; to ban this from any institution is a subtle effort to remind African Americans that they are not welcome or accepted as they are, lest they change or alter themselves in a way that is more comfortable for others. Even in that, the African American will always be considered threatening, hard, angry, aggressive, unintelligent, special needs or unacceptable. Although a private school, the Catholic Diocese should ensure that they are not infringing on anti-discrimination laws when writing their guidelines. Other schools have used terms in their handbooks referring to Black hairstyles such as afros, puffs, cornrows and twisted braids as unacceptable hairstyles as well. Call to Action It is time to have a conversation to inspire change, about Black Hair, providing school staff and administrators with proper education and information with regard to the grooming practices of African Americans, especially their hair. It is time to change the antiquated rules that further oppress them. This school cannot offer a rational reason for this rule and are not treating its students with unbiased acceptance and respect. This is a rule that is being enforced in many schools across the U.S. including Butler Traditional High School in Louisville, KY who had a "no natural hair" policy; St. Joseph's College; Horizon Science Academy, Lorain, OH. The struggle continues in cities around the United States and in other countries. With the current racial climate, the policing of African American's hair is becoming a greater issue that must be addressed now. Let's start with OHIO. I am a loctician and have been cultivating locs for over 10 years; natural hair for more than 20 years. I was born and raised in Ohio and have been conducting workshops to educate others on natural hair since 2007. Ohio already has harsh laws and requirements on the education and licensing of natural hairstylists that they are unwilling to change despite recent small efforts to modify a law on braiding. Now is the time to speak up and create change about what is important to the building of positive self esteem in young African American students. Let's move toward a more inclusive system, accepting people regardless of their race, culture, hairstyle and religion.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Christopher H. Smith, Theresa May MP, Nancy Pelosi, K. Michael Conaway, Sam Brownback, Matthew Pottinger, David Campanale
Reading Pilgrim's Progress is not an Evil Cult Activity
Christians in China’s southern Yunnan province are under attack, facing long prison sentences as Chinese authorities try to eradicate their religion under the guise of cracking down on “evil cults.” In 2016, Yunnan officials formed an investigative team dedicated to wiping out the Three Grades of Servants religious sect, which China regards as a dangerous cult, and launched systematic attack against them. Only they didn’t just target Three Grades of Servants members but rather conducted mass arrests of more than 200 Christians across the province. About 40 of them are still in custody, their lawyers under official review just for defending them, and face long sentences in China’s cruel prisons. Ignoring their denials that they never belonged to the cult, Chinese officials sentenced six of these imprisoned Christians—Ju Dianhong (46 years old), Liang Qin (30 years old), Zhang Hongyan (34 years old), Zi Huimei (30 years old), Yang Shunxiang (29 years old), and Zhang Shaocai (42 years old)—to 4-13 years in prison. Even though Ju Dianhong and Liang Qin said they were never involved with the sect, they were accused of leading, recruiting members, doing missionary work, and spreading news of the apocalypse on behalf of the cult. In the court’s formal verdict, it outlined such broad parameters for what constituted an “evil cult” that some speculated Christianity could fall under the definition. It also said that the authorities found the accused in possession of Christian books such as Pilgrim’s Progress and Streams in the Desert, which they labeled “evil cult” materials. Another Christian, Tu Yan, has spent nearly a year in jail for the same allegations, awaiting her trial. She and her fellow Christian, Su Min, were running a hotel in Dali, Yunnan, when they were both arrested and handed cult charges. Tu Yan says she has never even heard of the Three Grades of Servants before, and her sister and father stoutly maintain that she only practiced Christianity. If they are not freed, these Christians face many perils in prison. The Chinese government infamously persecutes those it deems “enemies of the state,” many of whom are Christians, and Christian prisoners often suffer torture, beatings, and even death at the hands of prison officials. Others leave their cells in extremely poor physical and mental health from subjection to inhumane practices and medical neglect. However, because of you, hope is not lost. By signing this petition, you are taking a firm stand against these atrocities and asking President Trump and other world leaders to speak out and press China to release these innocent Christians unconditionally and immediately. Because China prefers to maintain an untarnished international image, its authorities have been known to free wrongly imprisoned individuals after experiencing international pressure. As a result, your intervention is tantamount. Sign this petition in order to tell China “enough” and urge President Trump to do everything in his power to free these innocent Christians!
Petition to Tamara Barringer, David E. Price, Nelson Dollar, Philip E. (Phil) Berger, Roy Cooper, Tim Moore, Howard Hunter, Brenden Jones, Kelly M. Alexander, Jr.
Help to Change NC State Cremation Law
My name is Kristin Christensen and my husband Daniel and I are petitioning to change NC G.S. 90-210.129 Section H, in regards to cremation laws. In January we discovered that we were pregnant with our first child. After spending the first half of my pregnancy elated with joy knowing that they were going to be having a baby girl, surprising news came at the 19 week mark when we found out that we were actually having a rare set of high risk identical twin girls! Monoamniotic monochorionic- also know as MoMo's, our twins were in the same sac with no membrane separating them, allowing them to tangle or injure one another. Just shy of 23 weeks (1 week before I could be admitted to the hospital to be monitored 24/7 due to the high risk situation) we were crushed to discover the twins had passed away due to cord entanglement. While grieving, Dan and I decided to have our girls surgically removed (per the doctors, it was the safer choice for myself rather than being induced and delivering them) and having them cremated. Due to the grim nature of the procedure, however, it was impossible for us to see the remains afterwards, though we were able to obtain footprints of our little angels. This was where our physical and emotional pain was put on hold and where legalities came into play. Two days following the procedure, we received a phone call from the funeral home stating that the remains were still at the hospital. Our twins were apparently sent together and due to the North Carolina law which states, "The simultaneous cremation of the human remains of more than one person withinthe same cremation chamber is forbidden", they could not be legally cremated. We were offered a plot of land for burial, which was not our wish, and even told that we could easily abide by the law by just pulling apart the remains and re-bagging them into two! We were absolutely disgusted; how could this be the appropriate solution for already heartbroken parents? We have contacted our senators, house of representatives, the NC State Funeral Board and even gone on and were interviewed by WRAL local news. We have received condolences and nothing more than a "my hands are tied" reaction to all. We also keep getting reminded that this is so rare and "never happens". Well now it has and we want change. In March of 2017, NC House Bill 529 was filed with new wording to modify the state law, expressing how the cremation of multiple bodies could be allowed with the condition, "The human remains of multiple fetuses from the same mother and the same birth." To date, the bill was not passed nor does it appear to have been voted on. In researching our options, we have discovered that South Carolina and Virginia, along with multiple other states, have similar laws, stating multiple cremations may be allowed, permitting written consent. In our plight, we have received multiple offers from our neighboring states to cross over and have our twins cremated together; modifications can be met and we are striving to have this rule changed so that no grieving family, parent or child, has to go through such additional heartache. Death requires peace and comfort to the survivors and we feel that our state is making this impossible time even more difficult and we will not rest until our voices are heard.
Petition to Gurbir S. Grewal, Barbara D. Underwood, U.S. DOJ, Anne Cawley, Brad R. Weidel, Virginia Menschner, Ed Markunas, Frank Hagen, President, UAMA, Imam/President , Hillside Islamic Center, President, Darulislah, Islamic Society of North America, Michael Klein, Daniel Kraushaar, US Department of Justice State of NJ
Bullying & my Civil/Religious Rights Violation!
Yet another despicable act by 2 bullies in the Suffern, NY Mosque http://www.idarulehsan.org Yet another illegal BAN letter issued to me in violation of my Civil and Religious Rights. I’ve been associated with this Mosque for upwards of 10 years. The Mosque currently is being illegally occupied by one of the 2 bullies, Dr. Nadeem Qureshi, (a resident of Long Island NY) the owner of Tawwabeen Foundation https://tawwabeen.org and Paak Funeral Home https://paakfuneral.com A case in that regard is currently open against him in the Rockland County Supreme Court, Index No.: 34094/2014 before the Honorable Victor J. Alfieri. While majority of the community members are disturbed and disgusted with Dr. Qureshi and his sidekick Syed Babur Ali's Mafia-style control and operations of the Mosque, most of them are too nice/humble and/or scared to come forward against the 2 bullies. I'm one of the few members who are vocal and speak out against them. This illegal management has issued several BAN letters over the years to many local members including 2 senior citizens and a minor, a then 17-year-old but none of them have had any legal value. Once when these 2 bullies issued a BAN letter, our lawyer at the time issued a stern warning to the Suffern Police Chief Clark Osborn and to the Town of Suffern telling them this is an on-going Civil Matter and suggested for them to stay out of it or else action will be taken against them without further notice. This time around I thought the BAN letter would be the same, i.e. of no value. Suffern PD, however, decided to give value to this illegal letter and told me not to come to the Mosque or else I will be arrested. I understand why the Sergeant did it. He was getting sick of being called in by the bully Syed Babur Ali so (supposedly) he reached out to the DA’s office which told him the Administration of the Mosque has the right to BAN anyone. Well, that is BLATANTLY WRONG! This is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization and no one has the right to BAN anyone especially if there is NO criminal record/activity involved! The Suffern PD and the DA’s office got it all WRONG and in this case, have unknowingly/unintentionally sided with the bully. I have never done anything against the law and/or have NEVER created any disturbance whatsoever at the Mosque. To the contrary, since I have been part of this community for over a decade and almost everyone knows me and my family, 99% of the time, it's a very friendly environment. I have never been involved in an argument with anyone except for one person, Syed Babur Ali, the so-called Treasurer of the Mosque who by his own admission has spent 90 days in Riker's Island Detention Center and has performed 120+ hours of Community Service in an elderly home. He associated the ordeal with 9/11 and that his Jewish boss had him incarcerated by linking him to 9/11 terror-related activities. We now know that was all fabricated. He stole hundreds of thousands from his employer who filed charges of Grand Larceny for which he was picked up and placed in Riker's Island. He took a plea deal under Perjury after serving 90 days in one of the worst prisons in our country. In this regard, I have requested and written many times on Mosque's website requesting Mr. Ali to step down from the Treasurer position. I still stand by every word I have written except for the fact that at times, being emotional I wrote a few curse words to him which hindsight, I wish I had not as using foul language took away from the message I was relaying. I'm working on filing a Federal Lawsuit against the 2 bullies, Dr. Qureshi and Syed Babur Ali. For now, please sign my petition so I can take to the Suffern, NY Police Department and tell them the letter they decided to legitimize based on the input from DA’s office is a wrong act! Thanks and God Bless. Saad Haq.201.923.4859
Petition to Facebook
Ask Facebook to change "Religious Views" to "Worldviews" in the About section
As an Atheist Humanist, I, as most people, have a lot to say when it comes to my worldview. However, my entire paradigm is void of religion. Religion doesn't factor into a single part of my worldview, yet I and the nonreligious are bombarded daily by religious posts and comments, religious legislation, religious stigmas, religious education limitations, religious relationship limitations, etc . . . I am sure there are many of you reading this right now that are already coming up with 5 more things that I didn't mention in that miniscule list. My, and Equality's plea is simple, please allow us to describe who we are, whether we have a religion or not, by asking us what our "Worldview" is, not what our "Religious views" are. Because honestly, when I share my views on religion it typically pisses people off. Isn't that kind of negative experience exactly the type of thing that Facebook is trying to move away from these days (per their advertising campaigns and CEO appearances)? As I continue to wrestle with the relationship that I have with Facebook and if I should I continue using their platform as a result of their intentional exploitation of it's users' information, I just can't ignore some of the things that still need to change before Facebook's platform can be welcoming to all people, not just those who identify with a religion. Thank you to Facebook and the worldwide community for being a part of this Change!
Petition to Bergen County Executive James Tedesco III, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Robert Menendez, State Senator Gerald Cardinale, State Assembly Assemblyman Robert Auth, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Freeholder Mary J. Amoroso, Mayor William C. Laforet, The Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Stop the Racist Attack on NJ's Ramapough Lenape Nation by Mahwah Govt & Polo Club!
New Jersey's Ramapough Lenape Nation is being viciously attacked by the Township of Mahwah, NJ and the Polo Club, an elite housing development. This attack is meant to prevent Lenape traditional practices, such as praying in the Prayer Circle, and conducting various ceremonies, which the Ramapough people have been doing on the land for decades. In fact, a member of the Polo Club told the Chief that if the tribe refused to sell their land, "unnamed members of the Polo Club were prepared to attack the Ramapough Lenape Nation." Stop the historical pattern and practice of genocide, civil rights violations, and illegal fines devised to force Ramapough Lenape Indians off their land at 95 Halifax Road in Mahwah, NJ! For more info on this latest attack:http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2018/05/rampoughs_ask_federal_court_to_recognize_their_pra.html