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Petition to Bradley Rauch

Tell Event Organizers You Stand with Public Health

On May 20, 2017, a local chiropractor would like to host an event that features a panel of some of the most controversial figures in public health at Stowe High School. These figures' incendiary rhetoric and hostile, anti-science views pose a threat to public safety and public health. This event has no place in our school.  May 2017 UPDATE: Andrew Wakefield, a headlining speaker at the Hope and Healing event, is credited with causing the current measles outbreak in Minnesota. This underscores the fact that his presence in Stowe puts public health at risk and poses a significant threat to our town's well-being. Read more here: The following people do not deserve to use our public space for their for-profit rally: Del Bigtree: Producer of anti-vaccine documentary Vaxxed. Bigtree is on tape encouraging followers to use gun violence to further their cause. See video here. He has also used disparaging language to characterize autistic people.  Andrew Wakefield: Wakefield is the disgraced former doctor from the UK who is responsible for the fraudulent study connecting the MMR vaccine to autism. Britain's General Medical Council revoked his medical license for "serious misconduct" including performing invasive medical experiments on children. His fervent followers have threatened the lives of pro-vaccine speakers and their families. Sherri Tenpenny: Another controversial crusader who had to cancel her tour in Australia due to a bomb threat from her own supporter and additional threats of violence. Superintendent Tracy Wrend asked the organizer to move the event. The school system does not want to be associated with the event or its speakers. But they refused. Stowe Police Chief Hull discussed public safety concerns about the event with the organizers, but again they refused to reconsider.  The undersigned believe that Stowe High School is not an appropriate venue for speakers who advocate violence and intimidation. We ask the organizers to move their event or remove the listed speakers from the panel, for the sake of the health and safety of our community, and the greater the community of Vermont. 

M. Kakowkis
344 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Attorney General of the United States

Support Legal Action on 9/11--At Last!

We, the undersigned, call upon the Attorney General of the United States to convene a Special Grand Jury to conduct a comprehensive  investigation of all aspects of the events of September 11, 2001, to review evidence of criminal conduct, to prosecute anyone for whom probable cause is found,  and to allow public interest law firms and other interested parties such as the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry to participate as intervenors in the process of discovery and presentation of evidence.    9/11 was the most consequential event of our time, with global repercussions almost too far reaching to comprehend.  9/11 has been used as the justification for invasions of countries throughout the Middle East and Afghanistan. These invasions have resulted in catastrophic destabilization of entire regions and cultures including the worst refugee crisis since WWII. [1] The 9/11 Commission investigation reluctantly agreed to by the Bush Administration in 2001-2 has been challenged by many independent investigators, and severely criticized by its chairmen, its staff, and the family members who lobbied for it.  In the meantime, a vast expansion of governmental powers and war-making activity around the world has relied upon that investigation to catapult us into a “Post-Constitutional Era” of American history.  Although fifteen years have passed, the whitewash of 9/11 is very much with us today.  In ways that look very much like destabilization projects our government has carried out in other nations like Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Iraq[2], the press and other civil institutions appear to have been subtly corrupted into remaining silent in the face of obvious questions.   Professional associations have stifled discussion of basic questions about the collapse of the World Trade Center raised by distinguished members.  Academic journals rejected articles and threatened dissenters[3].  Building codes were left unrevised after three high-rise steel structures collapsed, for the first time in history, all on the same day—one without having been hit by a plane.  Military officials responsible for protecting the nation against terrorist hijackings were promoted, not disciplined for their failures.[4]   Prior and subsequent intelligence links to Al Qaeda went unpublicized[5]. 9/11 was a milestone in the history of governmental fake news and fake science. The public was indoctrinated to shun skeptics of the official narrative; news commentators who repeated false intelligence about 9/11, WMD in Iraq and Al Qaida/Saddam links have retained their pre-eminence.  When political currents brought the opposition into power, allegations of torture, war crimes, and illegal surveillance by the outgoing administration, done in the name of the War on Terror and 9/11, went uninvestigated or unprosecuted.  With public outcry muted by the media, the government has proceeded to spend $2 trillion[6] to avenge the presumed acts of nineteen terrorists; and the American death toll resulting from 9/11 increased by 4,488 in Iraq and 2,350 in Afghanistan (52,318 wounded).[7]  The suppression of questions about the official version of 9/11 has deepened mistrust and contributed to today’s political instability.  A cleansing investigation of possible wrongdoing, going far beyond where the 9/11 Commission was allowed to go, is more necessary than ever if America is ever to regain not only its moral compass and self-respect, but also its institutional capacity for democratic governance. The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry is a newly –formed tax-exempt nonprofit public interest law firm, currently raising funds to support a program of investigation, litigation and advocacy for an independent investigation of 9/11.  It seeks to bring before judicial scrutiny the best scientific evidence regarding 9/11, its origins, and its effects, most if not all of which has never been examined by a court, largely because of waivers of rights signed by families who received indemnity payments from the government.  It co-sponsored the 2016 “Justice In Focus” Symposium in New York City, at which a panel of distinguished attorneys led by noted public interest litigator Daniel Sheehan heard testimony from architects, engineers, and first responders on matters contradicting the official version of 9/11.    Please take time to listen to the presentations at  The Committee has developed a number of legal strategies in pursuit of 9/11 accountability, which it will implement as resources are developed to do so. The Committee’s Director of Litigation wrote a legal brief which was distributed to key Congressional representatives and helped them obtain the release of the much-discussed 28 Pages of a redacted 9/11 report.  More recently, it has won an unprecedented ruling by a federal judge that may permit limited discovery—the taking of depositions by certain federal officials who have withheld documents from Freedom of Information Act release.    Such depositions may generate important new evidence to submit to a Grand Jury. The Justice in Focus panels provided convincing evidence to challenge the official version that planes alone, without pre-placed explosives, destroyed World Trade Center Towers 1, 2, and 7.  The Lawyers’ Committee intends to bring such civil actions if the government’s response to this petition is unsatisfactory.  The Committee intends to continue cooperating closely with other respected 9/11 advocacy organizations, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the 9/11 Truth Action Project.  The veil of secrecy that has been placed over the events of 9/11 cannot be justified in a free society.  If we allow it to remain in place, and succumb to the blandishments of those who would take our freedom in the name of protecting us, we may soon end up neither safe nor free. For more information please visit: Lawyers’ Committee for 911 Inquiry: 911 Truth Action Project Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth [1] See video of John Perkins, noted author, speaking about the connection between 9/11 and current issues:  [2]  See Douglas Valentine, The Phoenix Program, and     Fletcher Prouty, The Secret Team,[3] See[4][5] Ian Sinclair, Alternet, Feb. 16, 2017, “Why is the media ignoring leaked government documents about Syria?”,[6] [7] Ibid.           

Lawyers' Committee for 9-11 Inquiry, Inc.
1,060 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Sir Aneerood Jugnauth, Soodesh Satkam Callichurn, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Hon. (Mrs) Leela Devi DOOKUN-LUCHOOMUN, Honourable Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun​

Introduce Sanskrit in all Mauritian Schools. #Sanskrit_In_Mauritian_Schools

#Sanskrit_In_Mauritian_Schools "Yaam medham devaganah pitarashcha upaasate, tayaa maamadhya medhayaagne, medhaavinam kuru" ***That knowledge revered by the saints and our forefathers, oh God, please bestow upon me.*** Today, it is known that Sanskrit is the most computer-friendly language, and that its Grammar, Panini's Grammar, is the most suited for Natural Language Processing... But not only that... In the wake of the waves of debauchery running through Mauritius, one is overwhelmed by the sheer ugliness of criminality in the country. 7 year old kids tie and put their classmate on fire, 9 year old kids rape a 7 year old. 13-14 year olds are making blue films.. star-college students are diagnosed with AIDS, while other star-college students make blue films they are proud of, only regretting that the films went public... Society is consumed by consumerism, schools and colleges are rife with synthetic drugs, and of all things, youths are campaigning for the legalisation of more drugs!! And their parents are even worse.. People commit crimes with total disregard for any values whatsoever.. Corruption is everywhere, the institutions such as the police, the ministries and the civil service are seen to be unprofessional and unworthy, and the Lambda citizen has a dearth of role models! All this points to an increasing lack of moral values and civic education and sheer disrespect for human life coupled with the belief that they will thwart the law ("The rules are for others, not me!").. In this context one ponders that instead of imposing regulations through the law, people should be made to auto-regulate themselves, to "self-regulate". They should be made to understand the reasons behind civilisation and instilled with civic sense.. And that, at as an early age as possible. So, what better way to do that than to turn to philosophy? And what better philosophy, in a country where more than half the population has roots in India, than Indian Philosophy? And again, what better means to do that than allow those people to read of that philosophy themselves, in the native language that the said philosophy was formulated in? Sanskrit! Currently people of Indian origin(especially native Biharis - Bhojpuri speakers) learn Hindi.. Which at best can lead to a career as newscaster, writer or teacher.. But in general leads to nothing more than a good understanding of Bollywood films. Films glorifying sexuality, precocious or not, glorifying passion as the only form of relationship and misrepresented as "love", and soap-operas parading as value-based family films that are guides to the destruction of the family (think "Kyunki Saas...") Instead, Sanskrit would allow them to read the deepest human philosophies that have stood 5 millennia and still hold true.(Vasudheiva Kutumbakam, "The whole world is one family").. People would turn to spirituality as guidance to proper conduct, instead of as only solace after a heartbreak. They would understand the meaning of all prayers being said for them, like the one at the top, said in every hawan. The values in Indian Philosophy run so deep they allowed India to flourish through numerous colonisations, and even today, form the basic building blocks of most modern philosophical movements. So in response to the ugly path of fashion, of following the herd, of "qu'en dira-t-on?"; Why reinvent the wheel and try to invent a new means of spreading values? Why not use something that has been proven and seen to work. Why not Sanskrit? Sanskrit was allowed in  Mauritius legally side-by-side with Arabic as a means to promote civic education, but while Arabic has been implemented country-wide, Sanskrit is taught at hardly a dozen schools, and this has a direct effect on the erosion of values within Mauritian society. So, this is a plea to allow and promote Sanskrit as a language which will also help kids to grasp intricate and advanced language skills and give them a strong base to learn all Indo-European languages including German, Italian, Croatian, Spanish, English and French.. If you agree,please sign this petition. Hopefully the next generation (think.. our kids and grandchildren) will not just pay lip-service to prayers and mantras(pun intended), but actually know their meaning, and live those Values. Namaste (The divine within me, bows down to and honours the divine within you).Arvind C.S Bhagan

Arvind C.S Bhagan
936 supporters