Topic

Syria

39 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), United Nations, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Elizabeth Warren, Malcolm Turnbull, Theresa May MP

Support Peace in Syria: #noflyzone4rojava

To the Global Coalition against Daesh and the International Community, We, the undersigned, hereby demand the following: 1. An immediate No-Fly Zone to be enforced over the airspace of Rojava-Northern Syria; 2. An immediate cessation of Turkish military aggression in the territories of Rojava-Northern Syria and Shingal Mountain; 3. An immediate end to the economic embargo on the territories of Rojava-Northern Syria, and the allowance of humanitarian aid to civilian populations in these territories. The blatant military aggression by the Turkish regime against Rojava-Northern Syria and the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), beginning with the thirteen airstrikes against a YPG and YPJ General Command Center in the Qarachox area of Cizire Canton as well as numerous strikes against the Yezidi community in Shingal during the night of 25 April 2017, has already resulted in high numbers of casualties, both civilian and combatant. The Turkish regime is attacking civilian populations indiscriminately, in an attempt to weaken Rojava-Northern Syria through fear tactics and a complete disregard for basic human rights and the sanctity of human life. These attacks have come as the YPG, YPJ, and SDF have begun to successfully liberate the city of Raqqa, the self-declared capital of the Islamic State, and its surrounding areas from IS control. The Turkish regime has stated that the YPG must be pushed back in Syria, claiming that combating the terrorist group IS should not be the international community’s top priority. This clear attempt to paint the YPG and YPJ as an extremist militia will only serve to support the Islamic State, demonstrating that the Turkish regime is willing to side with the most extreme terrorist group in modern history in order to strike at Rojava-Northern Syria. The forces of Rojava-Northern Syria cannot – and will not – continue to battle IS alone, while consistently being undermined and attacked by the Turkish regime. The international coalition must put an immediate end to these blatantly illegal aggressions by Turkey and support the YPG, YPJ, and SDF, which have unfailingly been the most effective forces in repelling the terror and extremism of the Islamic State in defense of freedom and democracy. In signing this statement, we call upon the international community and our  governments, and especially the governments of the international coalition, including but not limited to: the United States, the Russian Federation, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt, to take immediate action in order to enact the above demands. Yours faithfully, Signatories

Aviva stein
62 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to President Donald J. Trump, General & Secretary of Offense James "Chaos" Mattis, Raytheon

Change the name of the Tomahawk cruise missile to Atlatl.

It has recently developed from the heavy media coverage of Tomahawk cruise missile strikes that some Native American tribes may feel offended at the misuse of their traditional weapon, tool, and status symbol by an administration many may not find themselves in agreement with.  While the name was aptly selected as a respectful nod to the prowess of Native American warriors, and of the power projection that their tomahawks gave them, this thought seems to fall on deaf minds today, as such it is only appropriate to consider renaming the weapon. For this I have put forth the replacement name, "The Atlatl."  The Atlatl is a weapon found among many cultures and ancient peoples across many continents, and as such has no specific ties to any one people to draw offense from.  However, it is most well known as having been used to terrifying effect against Spanish Conquistadors by the Aztec people.  The Aztec have since been wiped out by their Spanish invaders, so offense from them is unlikely, barring the possibility of El Dorado having survived in hiding all this time.  It's safe to assume they'll opt to stay hidden somewhere in Mexico, rather than speak out, however.   It should also be noted that the Atlatl was a supremely effective weapon, especially when compared to a throwing hatchet, and even has the benefit of actually being a thrown spear, thus looking more like a missile.  It also serves as a final reminder to why we must build a wall, to never forget Spanish incursion. I feel I have put forth enough reason to warrant changing the name.  Please sign and share to your friends and family.  Thank you.

Richard Smash McFerrousrooster
9 supporters
Started 2 months ago

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

Halt attacks on Syria until chemical attack responsibility is proven beyond doubt.

President Trump ran on a platform of peace. In his final speech he stated "Isn't it time to end these wars once and for all?". The interventionists unwisely destroyed Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. The same attitude was brought in Syria, and weapons were widely distributed to destroy, again, the cradle of civilization, under the motivation of humanitarianism. However this has simple led to mass suffering. Changing countries to be more "like us" through externally funded violence has a very dismal track record, whereas engagement, diplomacy and peaceful protest seldom create mass destruction and suffering. The chemical release in Idlib should not be used to justify attacking Syria, unless it can be absolutely verified who is responsible. It makes no sense for the Syrian Government to use gas at this time, as they fear American and Western attack and have rolled back the advances of the foreign backed fighters of ISIS and Al Nusra. The proof cannot come from a panel of experts who are biased. It must come from an investigation that includes Western, Russian and Chinese investigators. The American people do not want to be responsible for raining down destruction on defenseless nations to further the agendas of warlike elements in our leadership who will use the flimsiest evidence to justify mass destruction, as was done in Iraq, Libya and Vietnam, all based on lies. Reference: http://www.dw.com/en/is-assad-to-blame-for-the-chemical-weapons-attack-in-syria/a-38330217

Bay Area For Bernie
28 supporters