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Petition to Justin Trudeau, Ing-wen Tsai, 國家主席 , FOX News, New York Times, governor general of Canada

An Act Of Kindness

This is a petition to solve the global problem behind the concept of the word "mind".  The problem is the direct cause of global struggles for power among politicians each for their own belief, whether for the true cause of Al Gore on climate change, or the ostentatious globally destructive work of U.S.A. president Donald Trump.  The solution is to arrest two psychiatrists in Ontario, Canada, to begin a new precedent for law inclusive of every personal belief for "mind".  Legal grounds are simple: psychiatrists in Canada are currently permitted to presume criminal guilt and attribute desire for self-defence or fairness to a psychosis in dire need of forced psychiatric treatment including the complete denial of the right to self-defend against the original criminal allegations.  Medical science, our culturally esteemed expert doctors, insist that each of our thinking originates in our brains.  The assumption is that our thinking stops when our bodies die.  However, every sustainable religion, every accredited university with paranormal studies, every atheist who acknowledges the world is always changing, and every lawyer who professes the law must be forever consistent attests to an underlying singular order pervasive throughout all time to earmark a single common eternal state for all.  Put simply, "If the devil exists, than God exists also.  The devil is only known as the single greatest intellect in any relative reality because none of the atrocities attributed to the fallen leader are benevolently accepted.  The earmark of Lucifer is not fear, or thoughts for wars on terror, but the capacity to demonstrate forgiveness.  Lucifer means understanding-bringer.  In any truly eternal state, the devil and God do retain one same intellect otherwise called common sense." The case began in 2012.  Members of a local Mormon Community Christ Congregation insisted upon an exclusive concept for God.  A teacher at reputable Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, decided to use the nonsense to write a story to market a truer idea.  The idea is limitless, and therefore misunderstood as a horrifying thought. Mormons involved City Of Barrie, Canada, police in August of 2012.  Sergeant Doug Henderson involved Royal Victoria Regional Healthcare Centre doctors on 3 Sept 2012.  David Northcott was the first lawyer to become involved. The college teacher, Rene Helmerichs, watched Mr. Northcott and psychiatrist Anjana Chawla form a pact on 22 Oct 2012.  Mr. Helmerichs was stripped of his right to refuse forced injections.  The psychiatrist, Ms. Chalwa, believed Mr. Helmerichs was guilty of the criminal allegations against him.  Ms. Chawla insisted Mr. Helmerichs to be suffering from a psychosis at the idea that this story would become a global staple for law.  A transcript and audio recording of a 26 Oct 2012 discussion between Mr. Helmerichs and Mr. Chawla in the locked-down warn of Royal Victoria Regional Healthcare Centre (RVH) is included in the appendix to the text, The Choice, at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nplnkzH8P74pOUWZHAYqCC-Rw5jEb9Lu/view . Mormons had accused him of child abuse, extortion, stalking, sending them threatening email, and the police (Brian Read on 4 Sept 2012) added suspicion of making real bombs.  All of it was misperception based, exclusively, on the allegation of the ex-Mormon treasurer Natalie Yewchyn (now Natalie Kelloway at CBRE.com). Ms. Yewchyn claimed she'd wanted nothing to do with Mr. Helmerichs since they first met on 5 Feb 2011.  The state is false.  Ms. Yewchyn either suffers intentional memory loss, or is simply choosing not to recall dozens of meetings of her own volition.  At the trial for C-13-205-SR at Barrie in June 2014, the Ontario Superior Court trial judge Gregory Mulligan received her testimony. The jury for C-13-205-SR at Barrie was excused for an afternoon while Mr. Helmerichs argued for the right to submit defence material.  Trial judge Gregory Mulligan denied defendant Mr. Helmerichs the right to submit any evidence containing reference to mental health or illness.  Mr. Mulligan ultimately denied any involvement of mental health history, but ordered police to return Mr. Helmerichs to the locked down ward of Royal Victoria Regional Healthcare Centre (RVH) on 30 June 2012 at the conclusion of the trial.  Mr. Helmerichs should have otherwise been released from custody. Lawyer Uma Kancharla cross-examined Ms. Yewchyn.  Ms. Yewchyn claimed she never once emailed Mr. Helmerichs, but then admitted she might have replied just once to say that she did not wish to communicate with him.  Her testimony attempted to dissuade the jury from considering Ms. Kelloway did email Mr. Helmerichs a number of times, and of her own volition, but that emails were not even necessary because she was also meeting him at least once, and sometimes up to three times, per week for almost an entire year.  Emails were submitted to demonstrate Mormon treasurer Natalie Yewchyn and minister Matthew Swain gave false evidence.  The only reason witnesses could possibly be permitted to commit perjury in court is if the judge presumes guilt beyond reasonable doubt irrespective of solid defence evidence, and that is a matter of personal belief originating in the greater concept of mind. Our minds are actually linked unconsciously.  Evidence to support that is not, however, concrete.  We grow up on a world of solid objects believing everything is the way we see it, never considering that the objects themselves are comprised of sub-atomic parts which are never at rest. Mr. Mulligan offered Mr. Helmerichs at least three days to give testimony.  On the first day, Friday, 27 June 2018, Mr. Mulligan suddenly ordered Mr. Helmerichs to be silent.  There was no warning, and no arguing.  Mr. Helmerichs was not longer to be permitted to speak.  The crown prosecutors were allowed to cross-examine, and the trial was ended.  On 30 June 2018, Mr. Helmerichs returned to court and presented the court with several errors in law but Mr. Mulligan would hear none of it.  Instead, Mr. Helmerichs was ordered "released from custody" but not actually released because the handcuffs never came off until he was handcuffed with one hand to another hospital bed. Unfortunately, Canada demands steep payment for court transcripts that are also vetted by the presiding judge.  Mr. Helmerichs has named specific instances where information was intentionally omitted from the transcripts to prevent the trial judge from showing the public how unjust proceedings can actually become.  Accordingly, copies of original police statements from the Mormons and a few short emails demonstrating minister Matthew Swain and ex-treasurer Natalie (Yewchyn) Kelloway to have committed perjury at the trial for C-13-205-SR at Barrie are included in appendix to the book, The Choice, at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nplnkzH8P74pOUWZHAYqCC-Rw5jEb9Lu/view .   This is a petition to have two Ontario, Canada, psychiatrists, Anjana Chawla (CPSO# 84905) and Liaqat Ali (CPSO# 63312), arrested.  The Ontario, Canada, court is well aware that these two psychiatrists presume criminal guilt and order individuals to be forcibly injected without giving victims the opportunity for a criminal trial.  This was established at the trial for case file C-13-205-SR at Barrie in June, 2014, by trial judge Gregory Mulligan.  The case of Rene Helmerichs is used as an example to demonstrate "common law" in Canada.   More: III. What happened IV. The 2015 pinnacle of the in-court attempts of Mr. Helmerichs. V. The problem of psychiatry VI. Barrie's esteemed Georgian College VII. Recapping the problem   III. What happened? An argument began about the idea behind the word God.  It involved the Mormon and Roman Catholic concept.  It is actually the same concept ISIS and other Muslims argue, as well as all Christians, Hindus, Daoists, and any government claiming to work for the same one sustainable future.  The war on terror is directly an argument for the right to declare any one identity greater than any other, in a world forever doomed to change and forever refining its own legal standard.  It has only one solution, and that solution was directly mentioned by the gentleman Mayor in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power to which Al Gore responded, "You better be careful talking like that." On 1 Sept 2012 Barrie police detective Tayna Lynch (#5509) arrived at the residence of Mr. Helmerichs.  Ms. Lynch only eludes to the solution in her supplementary occurrence report, reported 1 Sept 2012 for the 31 Aug 2012 original BA12042350, about "the emails and messages that [Mr. Helmerichs] had been sending out that are unwanted by some of the recipients."  In the report, Ms. Lynch was specifically advocating for Mme Exilda Laurin, principal of the Barrie Catholic school Frere-Andre.  Ms. Lynch did not mention the contents of the messages, but they were specifically to trigger responses as all written statements generally are. By 3 Sept 2012, Mormons accused Mr. Helmerichs of extortion, child abuse, sexual assault or domestic violence, stalking, and unwanted email communication.  The Barrie police added possibility of making real bombs.  All allegations were fictional, of course.  The emails had been exclusively to market for a charity designed to advertise for the funds to build a global school to certify teachers for the book A Course In Miracles, a future Miracle School.  Mr. Gore did make the off-handed remark of governments awaiting some Genius to come up with a miracle to solve the greatest argument, and church ministers are slow to agree that all miracles require cooperation and cannot therefore be trust onto anyone expecting to see a miraculous answer to all things. For example, is neither moral, nor ethical, nor legal for senior Mormon official Tim Stanlick, to argue on behalf of a church advocating for "one God", and then demand, "We, the people for our exclusive idea of God, ask The City Of Barrie police to arrest anyone that threatens our massive worldwide international Good Sense Budget workshop." The Mormon Community Of Christ at Barrie had begun an argument with Mr. Helmerichs about God when they asked him to advertise their "Good Sense Budget" 21 April 2012 Grove Park Home workshop in the name of honest tax-advice to his students enrolled at Georgian College.  Wife of local Mormon minister Matthew Swain, Irina, was well aware that Mr. Helmerichs refused to advertise for any one religious organization above any other, and subsequently deceived Mr. Helmerichs with the plea to extend help to advertise a "tax advice" session similar to that he had offered his students at their apartment the year before. Mormons devised a workshop, attended for a fee, to listen to a visiting Minister effectively hypnotize attendees into giving ten percent of their salaries via direct bank transfer each month for the relief from the guilt that they are not otherwise helping The Lord do His work.  The pitch was simple, "Give to us, and we'll put in a good word for you when you die to reduce that final judgement preventing you from being accepted into Heaven." If God establishes each of our ability to communicate, God is therefore forever with all of us individually irrespective of tithing.  God is.  God exists.  God is all things and nothing, and so much more, and every idea driving anything for the same one sustainable eternal state.  It cannot matter the building we visit to listen to sermons about the importance of giving to the landlord of that building, before, in the case of the Mormon and Catholic Eucharist, being also told we need to pretend to practice cannibalism to know we are monsters for the greatest heresy there ever was. Several religious officials accused Mr. Helmerichs of connecting them against their wishes.  On 3 Sept 2012, Mr. Helmerichs accepted the threat of Barrie detective Tanya Lynch and Troy Armstrong from 1 Sept 2012.  Mr. Helmerichs emailed over 100 addresses and walked up to a Barrie police officer with the simple request to now be arrested, per the assertion that he would be if he dared continue to peacefully market for that Miracle School.  Barrie police arrested Mr. Helmerichs and drove him to Royal Victoria Regional Healthcare Centre (RVH) on 3 Sept 2012. Mr. Helmerichs began a journey through the legal abyss of Canada's criminal court system on 3 Sept. 2012. Former Mormon treasurer Natalie Yewchyn (now Natalie Kelloway @ CBRE.com) had invented a past that did not happen, and everyone took to her version of events instead of reality.  At the trial for C-13-205-SR in June 2014, Mr. Helmerichs directly submitted email evidence to show the Mormon testimony to be perjurous (false), but the judge seemed intent to continue to cover the larger public crime of psychiatrists abusing the global healthcare money system. Absolutely insane, was Anjana Chalwa for reasons demonstrated in the 26 Oct 2012 audio recording of a real patient-psychiatrist session.  The transcript is titled "A Confidential Conversation" and included in the appendix to the book The Choice, with a link to the original audio also provided.  The book is at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nplnkzH8P74pOUWZHAYqCC-Rw5jEb9Lu/view Following the June 2014 trail, Mr. Helmerichs learned an individual was entitled to swear private charges.  In July 2014, a Justice Of The Peace at the Barrie courthouse advised Mr. Helmerichs that, although his evidence of bribery and other crimes against Ontario, Canada, psychiatrists, Anjana Chawla (CPSO# 84905) and Liaqat Ali (CPSO# 63312), is solid, the prosecutors still retain the ability to arbitrarily drop the charges. Once prosecutors drop a charge, the evidence becomes inadmissible in later proceedings.  The Justice offered Mr. Helmerichs the choice to continue with the charges.  Mr. Helmerichs was offered the sound advice that no sane prosecutor could allow charges against psychiatrists.  The charges would need to be initiated by the prosecutors because of the ensuing nationwide class-action lawsuits that would result.  All told, Mr. Helmerichs spent almost 3 years in jail arguing for psychiatric patients to have the right to self-defend against psychiatrists in courts of law in Canada.    IV. The 2015 pinnacle of the in-court attempts of Mr. Helmerichs. Mr. Helmerichs was first arrested 3 Sept 2012 and locked into a mental ward.  After two months, Mr. Helmerichs found release only on condition that he continue with forced injections.  Just a few short weeks following the 30 Oct 2012 release from RVH in Barrie, psychiatrist Anjana Chawla bribed Mr. Helmerichs to release him from the forced injections.  The new condition was that Mr. Helmerichs stop mentioning her name in his writings.  The recounted events demonstrate to the public that Ms. Chawla truly does not care for the actual well-being of her patients, and this is duly confirmed in her order to raise the dosage of the final injection.  If she felt Mr. Helmerichs to be "cured", the dosage would have been lowered to gradually wane he body off the addictive substance. In 2015, Mr. Helmerichs sat in solitary confinement to question one psychiatrist, any psychiatrist, on the record why his, or anyone's, statements, given for the purpose of a mental exam and which were or could be conceivably used against the individual, could not be verbatim recorded.  On 3 July 2015, the Ontario Court Of Justice heard that question. The Ontario Court Of Justice, on 3 July 2015 for case file C-14-6966 at Barrie, allowed ex-head of Waypoint Centre For Mental Health psychiatrist James Karagianis, speaking as expert for the field of psychiatry, to deny psychiatric patients the right to have their statements recorded on grounds that he, Mr. Karagianis, was afraid that his statements would appear on the internet.  Does that sound like someone speaking as an expert for an entire field?  Should the judge not have recognized such, in her continuous careful inspection of statements given to the record that day?  Find the transcript in the appendix to the book, The Choice, at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nplnkzH8P74pOUWZHAYqCC-Rw5jEb9Lu/view Mr. Helmerichs wasn't asking to have the statements of any psychiatrist preserved.  The matter was specifically the wrongful accusation of what had not been said, or inferred, by the patient, any patient. As if to prove the mute point, The Ontario Court Of Justice then ordered Mr. Helmerichs to be forcibly injected, again, this time on false psychiatric claims that Mr. Helmerichs was not fit to self-represent in court.  The psychiatrist requesting the order on 5 Aug 2015, for C-14-6966 at Barrie, was Mr. William Komer, who worked directly under Mr. Karagianis, and despite an application to The College Of Physicians And Surgeons against Mr. Komer that had already been submitted and served.  The conflict of interest alone should have prevented the court from granting the order, but the judge insisted.  Find the 5 Aug 2015 transcript, as well as an earlier one from 24 Feb 2015 demonstration Mr. Komer to have been relying on incorrect information when he accused Mr. Helmerichs of having a psychosis for trying to inform Mr. Komer of such, also in the appendix to the book The Choice at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nplnkzH8P74pOUWZHAYqCC-Rw5jEb9Lu/view See PRESS RELEASE (warning to Taiwan) for more information--forgive its creative presentation, all facts are true; the serious nature requires a ridiculous approach to ensure both harmless intent and the single fact that any disbelieving politician will ignore its contents entirely until someone in higher authority demands answers--at https://www.change.org/p/her-excellence-ms-tsai-please-help-us-correct-injustices-occurring-in-canada/u/23144774 The polite warning to Taiwan is repeated in the update "Taiwan LAF Mocks China Law" at https://www.change.org/p/her-excellence-ms-tsai-please-help-us-correct-injustices-occurring-in-canada/u/23165052 The most hair-raising update to this petition may yet be "Mary mother of Jesus (what you should know)" at https://www.change.org/p/her-excellence-ms-tsai-please-help-us-correct-injustices-occurring-in-canada/u/23180049 The argument began with Mormons. It was about God from the start, and it is still about the concept of what they call God.  Police, lawyers, and doctors have stepped in the way.  However, the principal argument remains.    V. The problem of psychiatry The problem is precisely this four-letter word "mind".  Both "mind" and "God" are found in The Criminal Code Of Canada, but are nowhere defined.  God, of course, is notably inclusive of all and so much more that no religious argument is legally permitted in court (else the judges cannot appear as Gods).  Mind, however, is something that ought to have a legal definition.  Mind is specifically that part of the eternal trinity that is forever confused about how it could itself be lord over its environment, that no more exists, yet that it can invent a limitless number of legal bricks to build a tower greater than any ever imagined. Right now, psychiatrists are permitted to arbitrarily define the word "mind".  Each does it differently.  The actual idea is never addressed.  They assume they know the concept by the presentation of their statements for it and demand that others accept their false claims as true.  It's sort of like judging the absolutely unquestionable beauty of a painting for someone else, as so horrific that the admirer begins to think no beauty ever existed. Modern-day psychiatry is actually the anti-thesis of all things human and good, and directly witchcraft from the legal charge "Pretending to practice witchcraft" that really did exist in The Criminal Code Of Canada until just a couple years ago when The Canadian Government realized Mr. Helmerichs could actually charge every single pill-pushing wayward physician with witchcraft, and ought to scrap the charge asap. If psychiatrists would only stop trying to secretly be God, we might have hope to understand why in math 1/0 is undefined (and not infinity as newer phones try to relate with the side-ways "8"), or why the sub-sub atomic parts seem not to move but rather to flash in different locations.  The answer is simple.  Bodies cannot join.  Bodies are operated by minds that are confused about how different minds can share the same mind, and be different at the same time.  That expresses itself physically in, literally, everything right down to the make-up commercials seen on youtube in place of the "love thy neighbour" speech that 2000-year-old dead guy gave.  We forget that he came back to life to demonstrate this world is not what it seems. The word "mind" in The Criminal Code Of Canada, is only found in section 2, the definition section, and only with respect to "metal disorder".  Mental disorder is defined as "a disease of the mind".  Mental disorder, or dysfunction, is presumed to be entirely physical.  In reality, the entire body is a communication medium not unlike a giant cell phone.  Figuratively, we do push our own buttons on day seeking to trigger responses, sometime in jest, sometimes for need.  The general notion that mind retains memory, which is the ability to bridge time and therefore cannot be confined to time, is never considered.  Nor is the fact that we exist in a realty that is always changing, and therefore ought to be able to logically deduce why the law must be consistent and that a state beyond time exists as well-spring for every truly consistent concept, and any other idea considered "genius" or inspired.   VI. Barrie's esteemed Georgian College Mr. Helmerichs was a teacher at Georgian College of Barrie.  Despite also been a reputable face for the college, deans Mac Greaves and Maryann Fifield were quick to fire the union employee in October 2012.  Deans declared Mr. Helmerichs suddenly unqualified to teach a course he'd been teaching for 3 years.  Georgian was actually committing fraud.  It listed Senior Team (top team overseeing 25,000 students across all of Ontario) member Maryann Fifield as the manager of a program that consisted of just one teacher, Mr. Helmerichs, and Patricia Whittington, the actual manager and individual who was also manager at multiple Georgian campuses overseeing approximately 100 college employees, as the program co-ordinator.  Mr. Helmerichs was the unofficial program co-ordinator who was attending meetings in Toronto at Ontario Colleges, as well as marketing for the program, screening applicants, determining course eligibility, managing the course budget, and writing monthly reports for Ms. Whittington who substituted her name for his each month. Why did Georgian College list Maryann Fifield as manager for a program of one teacher?  The answer is money.  Ms. Fifield made the most, over $150,000 annually, and the budget for the course was directly determined as a percentage of the salaries paid the individuals listed, on paper, as being responsible for the course.  The OPSEU Local 350 crew has yet to respond to requests for information about the lack of assistance given Mr. Helmerichs when he was wrongfully dismissed from a hospital warn instead of provided medical subsidy or some other form of help to counter the false criminal allegations against him.   VII. Recapping the problem This particular case is one of many.  Canadian police accuse individuals of a crime.  To save strain on the court, or for whatever other reason, the individual is locked into a hospital.  The hospital does fall under the legal definition of a prison in The Criminal Code Of Canada. Individuals are not usually shown the arrest report.  They are presumed guilty of a crime, and then dropped off at a hospital.  Individuals are left to argue with psychiatrists about their alleged psychoses. When human rights victims attempt to complain, the presumption is for illness and any government office normally charged with the task of defending for patient rights begins to advocate for the psychiatrist instead.  The actual complaint about the illegitimacy of the diagnosis is lost in the plight of the individual who has now lost the right to publicly advertised constitutional rights. Point in fact: every psychosis is fundamentally a difference of opinion about reality, and reality is underscored by a common law that can never be fully written.  We are each, in effect at any moment of the day, merely arguing about which, or what, is most honest in any relative reality. There exists that common standard called law, locally called The Criminal Code.  Somewhere in a country's respective rulebook fairness must be mentioned, so that anyone not willing to play fairly can be removed from the game.  This applies equally to physicians the likes of Anjana Chawla (CPSO# 84905) and Liaqat Ali (CPSO# 63312), as well as countless other attorneys, prosecutors, officers of the law, government officials, and even current United States (not America as a whole) President Donald Trump. The choice may be obvious, but when it comes down to deciding whether or not to do what you know to be best, think whether it would be appreciated by everyone else alive now and in the future, and maybe choose again. The problem is psychiatry, and lack of a legal definition for "mind".  Mind is not confined to the body.  Psychiatrists insist that it is, and convince lawyers of their false wishes for assurance that this physical reality is all there is to life. Share this petition today, to restore our lost common sense.  The sooner Canada publicly admits to its mistake, the sooner other countries will follow.  This problem needs fixing NOW, not tomorrow.  It won't get any smaller with further delay.  Media propaganda advertising the U.S.A. war on terror does only continue to reiterate the asinine position of Mr. Donald Trump, who should rightly be impeached for crimes against the best interests of the people of the United States Of America.   See PRESS RELEASE (warning to Taiwan) for more information and history of this case--forgive its creative presentation, all facts are true; the serious nature requires a ridiculous approach to ensure both harmless intent and the single fact that any disbelieving politician will ignore its contents entirely until someone in higher authority demands answers--at https://www.change.org/p/her-excellence-ms-tsai-please-help-us-correct-injustices-occurring-in-canada/u/23144774  

Rene Helmerichs
232 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Professor S Bruce Dowton,, Macquarie University Executive, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Sakkie Pretorius

We want a plastic-free Macquarie University!

Dear Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton and Macquarie University Executive, Petition to Phase out single-use plastics. As students of Macquarie University, the Macquarie University Centre for Environmental Law, and the Macquarie University Sustainability Squad, this petition represents the unified voices of those on campus calling for a transition away from the unnecessary use of single use plastics at Macquarie University. Plastic pollution is one of the most threatening and truly global, environmental issues today. Single use plastics take up to a thousand years to degrade and will sit in our landfills and pollute our waterways for generations, affecting wildlife, ecosystems, and billions who rely on a healthy ocean and environment. In 2050, it is projected that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish and an estimated 95% of seabirds will have ingested plastic.  The Macquarie University ‘Strategic Priorities’ list ‘international presence’ and a ‘vibrant and sustainable campus’ as two key priorities. It is our view that the continued use of single-use plastics does not adhere to Macquarie University’s commitment to the principles of sustainability and fails to acknowledge the impacts of plastic pollution at a global level.  As such a large institution — with over 40,200 students and 3,200 staff - a substantial amount of waste is generated. We urge the Vice-Chancellor and Macquarie University Executive to uphold our Strategic Priorities and commence the phase out of single-use plastics. In particular, we are calling for:  1)    immediate discontinued use of branded and unbranded balloons (and the need to source more sustainable alternatives for promotional and celebratory material). These are hazardous substances that can be replaced by other merchandise or paraphernalia. 2)    immediate ban on plastic bags 3)    commence a phase-out of plastic straws, cutlery and take-away food containers 4)    commence a sustainable café program, calling on businesses to discount drink purchases for people who supply the cup; sale of reusable cups on campus and commence research to source more sustainable cup alternatives  It is time to turn towards more sustainable alternatives that do not cause unnecessary harm to the environment, humans and wildlife. The convenience of single-use plastic is not worth the destruction of our only planet, so let’s make Macquarie University a leader in sustainability and take the first steps to a brighter future. Please share this petition widely! We thank you for any support to create a more sustainable campus and improve the health of our waterways and environment.    

Centre for Environmental Law Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots and Macquarie University Sustainability Squad
2,635 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to MEP's

We Demand that the EU Investigates oil exploration contracts in Portugal

Why do we Demand that the EC Conducts an Investigation into the Contracts Awarded by the Portuguese Government to Repsol and Partex for the Lagosta and Lagostim Concessions Late in July 2015 the Portuguese government published for the first time the concession contracts awarded for the exploration of offshore oil and gas in the Algarve Basin to the consortium Repsol/ Partex. ASMAA’s had the contracts analyzed by legal experts.  After extensive discussions with the various legal advisers, we are of the opinion that there are grounds to request an investigation. This investigation is aimed at ascertaining and verifying if the contracts as they currently stand were not drafted as they are, with the intent to circumvent European laws and guidelines. As a result, we will be submitting a written request to the Directorate of Energy in the European Union to investigate the contracts for any breaches. In addition the Portuguese government is at fault by failing to transpose on 19 July 2015 into Portuguese law the European Directive for Offshore Oil & Gas Safety Directive (Directive 2013/30/EU. THIS HAS NOW BEEN DONE ON 9 MARCH 2016 - 9 MONTHS LATER. If you support our application to the European Commission for Energy, we request that you sign the petition and add your voice to our submission. The ASMAA Team Links: Copies of the contracts are on the official Portuguese government department website responsible http://enmc.pt. Copies of Contracts on ASMAA website: Lagostim Contract: http://tinyurl.com/ouzx9vy Lagosta Contract: http://tinyurl.com/qzjs8om More info on our site: http://asmaa-algarve.org ********************************************************************************** Porquê exigimos que CE faça uma investigação aos contractos entre o Governo Português e a Repsol e Partex das concessões Lagosta e Logostim ? No final de Julho 2015 o Governo Português publicou pela primeira vez os contractos de concessão para as explorações de petroleo e gáz Offshore na bacia do Algarve ao concorcio Repsol / Partex A ASMAA encomendou uma analize dos referidos contractos a especialistas juridicos. Depois de extensivas discussões com os advogados, somos da opinião que há base para requerer uma investigação. Esta investigação visa verificar se os contractos, como se apresentam, não foram redigidos com a intenção de contornar leis e directivas europeias. Neste contexto, iremos submeter um requerimento ao Comissariado da Energia das Comunidades Europeias solicitando a investigação destes contractos. Se concorda com este requerimento à Comissão Europeia, pedimos que assinem a petição juntando a sua voz à nossa. ObrigadaA Equipa da ASMAA Links: Copias dos contractos na pagina official do governo portugues: http://enmc.pt Copias dos contractos no site da ASMAA: Lagostim Contracto: http://tinyurl.com/ouzx9vy Lagosta Contracto: http://tinyurl.com/qzjs8om Mais informacao no nosso site: http://asmaa-algarve.org    

ASMAA - Algarve Surf and Marine Activities Association
3,226 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Politicos, Governo e Administradores das Grandes Empresas em Portugal

Youth Says NO to Oil and Gas Drilling in Portugal / Os Jovens Dizem Nao A Exploracao de Petroleo e Gas em Portugal

Uma carta aberta dos jovens a todos os líderes portugueses Nós, os jovens de Portugal, bem como Luso-descendentes espalhados por todo o mundo, apoiados por muitos dos nossos amigos nos países em que vivemos, vimos juntar as nossas vozes à campanha da ASMAA "Oilgarve - Algarve diz não ao Petróleo e ao Gás " e pedir-vos que parem a insana exploração de combustíveis fósseis que está a iniciar-se a sério em Portugal - um país que amamos, onde vivemos ou visitamos com as nossas famílias, durante os períodos de férias. A nossa geração será a mais afectada pelas vossas acções – tanto as concretizadas no passado como as que pretendem realizar futuramente – prejudicarão a minha vida e a dos meus amigos se continuarem nessa vossa busca gananciosa e inabalável de petróleo e gás. Nós, jovens de Portugal, assim como os do resto do mundo, encontramo-nos, ainda, sem podermos votar, nem dinheiro para pagarmos lobistas poderosos, como as grandes corporações e as elites fazem em Portugal e com isso influenciarem as vossas acções apenas em seu próprio benefício. Embora não tenhamos os recursos normais que aqueles poderosos lóbis usam para fazer valer os próprios interesses, acreditamos que esta petição é uma maneira de juntarmos a nossa às vozes de todos aqueles que se interessam o suficiente por nós e pelo nosso futuro; aqueles que se preocupam com o meio ambiente e com a sustentabilidade do nosso planeta. Juntos, pedimos que vocês parem este louco propósito de exploração de combustíveis fósseis em terra e no mar de Portugal, de norte a sul. Nós, os jovens de Portugal, bem como os milhares de Luso-descendentes espalhados por todo o mundo, apoiados pelas juventudes de outros países, ao assinar esta petição exigimos o seguinte: Um futuro seguro: Exigimos que o governo Português adopte metas de energia e de eficiência energética renováveis que permitam reduzir as emissões globais de carbono. Distribuição equitativa de energia: Exigimos que todas as pessoas, em todas as regiões, tenham acesso a energias renováveis e tecnologias de eficiência energética. Um fim aos subsídios para as empresas de combustíveis fósseis: As empresas petrolíferas são das corporações mais ricas do planeta e normalmente muitas delas até mais ricas do que muitos países combinados. Elas não precisam de dinheiro do governo (ou dos contribuintes portugueses). O facto de usufruírem dele, origina uma competição injusta e impossível, sem normalidade, nem ética, para as organizações de energia solar e eólica, assim como para outras empresas de energia renovável. Paragem de toda a exploração de petróleo e gás - tanto em terra, bem como no mar, em Portugal. O momento de agir é agora, enquanto os impactos das mudanças climáticas se intensificam. Nós, os jovens de Portugal em nosso nome e em nome de toda a juventude global, vimos por este meio convidar todos os nossos dirigentes portugueses, "a liderar em função da importância do nosso futuro " - definindo-nos no caminho da sustentabilidade, um caminho construído por empregos verdes, um caminho cheio de ar limpo, água limpa, praias limpas, oceanos limpos e ecossistemas intactos para as gerações futuras. Há mais de um século que vocês estão dependentes nas energias fósseis, mas agora é o momento certo para a mudança. Cada ano que esperamos, cada hora que passa, o futuro do planeta e a sobrevivência das gerações futuras é posta em causa. Agora não é o momento para uma a acção incrementada, mas sim de uma acção séria e eficaz. Nesta conjuntura de definição da história humana, pedimos aos líderes portugueses – que se comprometam a oferecer a segurança e oportunidades à nossa geração, como a que lhes foi dada pelos vossos antecessores. Pedimo-vos para aceitarem a responsabilidade que têm de proteger não só a humanidade, e os habitantes deste Portugal que lidera, mas também o planeta que partilhamos, a protecção dos oceanos que nos rodeiam, bem como a nossa terra. Confiando que façam o que esta correcto para a nossa e as futuras gerações Assino a favor da geração jovem Portuguesa e de todos os nossos amigos espalhados por todo o mundo que, de facto, representamos os seus filhos, netos e bisnetos. ************************************************** ADICIONA A TUA VOZ NA CAIXA DOS COMENTÁRIOS Se tens entre os 12 e os 18 anos, esta petição e para ti. ADICIONA A TUA VOZ NA CAIXA DOS COMENTÁRIOS. Se já tens 18 anos, assina a outra petição aqui neste link http://tinyurl.com/nxqqrg2 Não assines apenas a petição, na caixa dos comentários, diz-nos quem és, qual a tua idade e a razão da petição ser importante para ti. ASMAA's website: http://asmaa-algarve.org Obrigada   ************************************************************************************ An open letter to all Portuguese Leaders by the youth We, the youth of Portugal as well as Lusa-descendants spread all over the world, supported by many of our friends in the countries we live in, raise our voices in unity with ASMAA’s Algarve Surf and Marine Activities “Oilgarve - Algarve Says NO to Oil and Gas” campaign and call on all of you to stop the fossil fuel exploration and exploitation madness that is starting in earnest in Portugal, a country that we love to live in or visit with our families during holiday breaks. Our generation will be the most affected by your actions - these actions that you have taken in the past and the actions that you will take in the future - but which affects me and the rest of my peers as you continue in the same unabated pursuit of oil and gas in this era of enlightenment. The youth of Portugal just like the youth of the rest of the world find ourselves without the ability to vote yet, and without the money to pay powerful lobbyists like big corporations and the elites do in Portugal, so that we can also influence your actions just like they do. Although we lack the normal resources that these powerful interests use to look after their own interests we believe that this petition will add our voice to the voices of all of these that care enough about us and our future; these that care about our environment, and these that care about the sustainability of our planet. Together we are asking that you stop the fossil fuel exploration madness in the offshores and onshores of Portugal, from north to south. We the youth of Portugal as well as the thousands of Lusa-descendants spread all over the world, supported by the youth of other countries, by signing this petition demand the following: A safe future: We demand that our government adopt renewable energy and energy efficiency targets that will reduce global carbon emissions. Equitable distribution of energy: We demand that all people, in all regions, have access to renewable energy and energy efficiency technology. An end to subsidy money for fossil fuel corporations: Oil and coal companies are among the richest corporations on the planet, richer than many countries combined. They do NOT need government money and it makes it unfair for solar and wind and other renewable energy companies to compete. A stop of all oil and gas exploration - both onshore as well as offshore in Portugal. The window for action is narrowing while the impacts of a changing climate are intensifying. We, the youth of Portugal on our behalf and on behalf of all of the global youth, do hereby call upon you, our Portuguese leaders, to “lead as if our future matters” - by setting us on the path to sustainability, a path built by green jobs, and a path filled with clean air, clean water, clean beaches, clean oceans and intact ecosystems for generations to come. You have been relying on fossil fuels for over a century but now is the time for change. For every year that we wait, for every hour that we stall, the future and survival of the youngest generations - and that of generations to come - is jeopardized. Now is not the time for incremental action. At this defining juncture in human history, we ask you - our Portuguese leaders - to commit to providing the security and opportunity for our generation that you were given by your predecessors. We call on you to accept the responsibility you have to protect the people you lead and the planet we share and to protect both the oceans that surrounds us as well as our land. With Trust. The young Portuguese generation and all our friends from all over the world who in fact represent your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. ********************************************************************************** ADD YOUR SAY IN THE COMMENT BOX If you are aged between 12 and 18, then this petition is for you. If you are older than 18 then please sign our other petition which you can find on this link http://tinyurl.com/nxqqrg2 Don't ONLY sign this petition, tell us who you are, how old you are, and why this matters to you in the comment box below. Add your say to the petition. Thank you ASMAA's website: http://asmaa-algarve.org

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