Petition to Joe Biden, Senator Thom Tillis, International Red Cross, John Hickenlooper, United Nations, Samaritans Purse, US State Department, Kamala Harris, Volodimir Zelensky, Vladimir Putin
Save Mariupol, Ukraine! Green Corridor to Mariupol, Ukraine! Stop the war!
I am writing and screaming in a question WHY no one in United States officials not raising any concern that Ukrainian city of Mariupol is being almost ground leveled? It is been shelled and bombed non stop. There are 400 +/- thousand people locked there and no body giving a green corridor or doing anything. There is no food, no water, no utilities and winter is still there.My family is trapped there by political games and I am as US citizen demanding some actions from my government whom I pay may taxes to do something to save people of Mariupol, Ukraine.US being patronage Ukraine for decades but do something real to save people!Yevgeniya BurgessUkrainian born US citizen.
Petition to US State Department
Recognize Actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine as Genocide
My family, friends, and millions of civilians are under non-stop airstrikes and missile rocket attacks in Ukraine. Putin is trying to wipe Ukraine and the Ukrainian people off the map because they refused to join his "Russian World". Let's demand that the U.S. State Department recognize that the actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine constitute genocide and state terrorism and take action to stop it. Will you stand by and watch the slaughter of civilians, another genocide taking place in real-time? Because Ukrainians want freedom and democracy? Ask the U.S. State Department to fulfill its obligation to the UN Charter and the signed 1948 Genocide Convention. Recognize the genocide of the Ukrainian population happening now. #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression United Nations Charter: Russia violated Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter, which prohibits the use of armed conflict to resolve disputes absent self-defense or authorization from the Security Council. Definition of Genocide > 1948 Genocide Convention: According to the Article 2 definition, Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. Attack on Ukraine’s Civil Population as an Act of Genocide: Since 5 am on February 24, 2022, the armed forces of the Russian Federation, with the complicity of the Republic of Belarus, have been inflicting massive missile attacks and bombing airstrikes against Ukrainian cities and towns, destroying residential buildings and critical civil infrastructure facilities. The destroyed roads and bridges make it impossible to deliver food and medicine to many settlements. Downed power lines deprive Ukrainian people of water and heat for their homes. Petroleum products storage facilities have been destroyed making it impossible to repair the damaged gas lines, water supply, and electricity networks. People are not given the warning to evacuate. The attack against Ukraine has been unprovoked. Ukraine hasn’t given the slightest justification for such aggression. Also, there has been not the slightest indication that the actions of the Russian Federation are in any way selective. On the contrary, civilian transport, residential homes, historical city centers, kindergartens, hospitals, and maternity wards are being shelled. Attacks are being carried out throughout Ukraine. On February 24, 2022, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov bluntly stated the need to "cleanse" Ukraine from "pro-Nazi-minded" people. Vladimir Zelensky, a Jew by nationality, was elected president of Ukraine in 2019 in free democratic elections. There is no "Nazism" in Ukraine. Such statements of the Russian Federation should be regarded solely as justification of already committed and planned acts of genocide by its top leadership. We demand that the actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine are recognized as genocide and be stopped.
Petition to MSCI , Sustainalytics
Eliminate bloody trade companies from ESG ratings
TO: MSCI, Sustainalytics, Blomberg, FTSE, ISS ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. Not for Earnings. Sarcasm. Greed. Do not allow companies, still paying taxes to Putin, mislead you by fake values listed on the web sites. Why Nestle is #1 position in ESGD iShares and still sells in Russia?Why Procter&Gamble and Kimberly Clark pay taxes to make Russian weapons and hold top positions in many ESG ratings at the same time?Prove all investors that your analytics is real. Eliminate all such companies from your ratings if you are truly serious about ESG. We are waiting for your public statement till March 30, 2022. The list international of companies in Russia is updated continuously by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and his team at the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute If you need more information on ESG issue with Russia please read "Greed in Good?" by Yuriy Gorodnichenko, a professor at the Department of Economics, University of California - Berkeley. The public outrage in the civilized world provided political backing to impose unprecedented sanctions on Russia so that Putin does not have resources to sow death and destruction in Ukraine.In this environment, many multinational corporations quickly learned that doing business in Russia or with Russia is so toxic that the best strategy is to voluntarily sever ties to Russia as quickly as possible. For example, McDonald’s closed 850 locations in Russia because of “the needless human suffering unfolding in Ukraine.” These decisions are not cheap and, not surprisingly, some businesses decided to stay in Russia because losses from exiting Russia outweighed the reputational costs. This is understandable as long as one believes in “greed is good”. But ESG-approved businesses must be held to higher standards. Analytics firms assigning ESG scores must identify reprehensible connections to the Russian war machine and punish loathsome business choices with downgrades. And this is where the silence is deafening. Consider Nestle. This company decided to stay in Russia citing “a responsibility toward our more than 7,000 employees – most of whom are locals” as one of the reasons. Nestle has one of the highest (AA) rating from MSCI (according to MSCI, “Nestle is a leader among 83 companies in the food products industry.”). This rating buys a lot in the ESG investment world. For example, Nestle accounts for the largest share in BlackRock’s iShares ESG Aware MSCI index. However, the dissonance between 1) paying taxes in Russia and thus funding the Russian war machine and 2) high morals of the ESG world is stark. How is Nestle’s AA rating consistent with respecting human rights (one of ESG criteria) when it pays taxes to the Russian government that wages an aggressive war in Ukraine?
Petition to Boris Johnson, Olaf Scholz, Justin Trudeau, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Andrzej Duda, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Jens Stoltenberg, Miloš Zeman, Alexander Van der Bellen, Gitanas Nausėda, Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Crisis in Mariupol
We, relatives and friends of people who are trapped in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, are in shock and disbelieve at how little concern the world’s leaders pay to the catastrophic situation in Mariupol. This might be because there is very little contact with people who are currently being brutally killed in Mariupol, many of us have not heard anything from our loved ones for 10 days and more. But we know for a fact that residential areas there are being heavily shelled, bombs are being dropped on civilian structures, all the infrastructure is destroyed. People are left without electricity, heat (and the temperature drops below the freezing point), food, water, and medications. They are isolated and scared that they are left there to die; over 1300 civilians have already been murdered by the Russian occupants. We also know for a fact that all the attempts to evacuate people have been unsuccessful because the Russian military instead of ceasing fire, intensifies it along the supposed green corridors. They play cruel games with innocent people among which are thousands of children! No humanitarian convoy has been able to break into the city leaving people to scramble for food and water, which they are running out of. We demand urgent actions to secure a safe evacuation for Mariupol people. Ukrainian heroic soldiers fight to death to protect the people of Mariupol but they desperately need your help. Time is running out, if the world does not act now, thousands and thousands of people who are trapped in Mariupol will be cruelly murdered and the evil will not stop there. Please help Mariupol!
Mr. President: Fire Victoria Nuland!
The world is now racing toward a "Cuban Missile Crisis in reverse," where Russia is faced with the existential threat of nuclear weapons and NATO forces positioned along her border. The person most responsible for this dangerous state of affairs is Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland. It was Nuland who masterminded the violent coup d'etat against an elected government in Ukraine in 2014. She proclaimed in a December 13, 2013 speech to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation Conference that "We’ve invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine", and we now know that the money was "invested" in building up an apparatus for Regime Change. In Nuland's famous intercepted phone call to US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, she detailed her plan to install a puppet regime in that country, a plan which was carried out to the letter. The consequences were severe. The putsch re-awakened the Cold War which the world had hoped had died with the Warsaw Pact in 1991. It also re-awakened and empowered the Banderist movement which had collaborated with the Nazis in World War II. News coverage only a few weeks ago called attention to a pro-Nazi march in the Ukrainian capitol of Kyiv, and an annual neo-Nazi rock concert, also held in Kyiv, was attended by Ukraine's Prime Minister two years ago. The rest of the world is worried about these developments, which is why the United Nations has passed a resolution on “Combating Glorification of Nazism". The U.S. and Ukraine were the only nations who voted to oppose this resolution, in a moment of shame for our nation. Mr. President, before this situation spirals further out of control, you must demonstrate to the rest of the world that we have come to our senses. Fire Victoria Nuland, and reverse our nation's pro-Nazi vote at the U.N.
Petition to Mark S. Sutton
International Paper Sell Stake in Russia
International Paper is still listed on the Yale Sonnenfeld list of companies that won't leave the Russian market. In fact, they are still listed in the worst rated category of "Digging In" meaning they are "Defying Demands for Exit or Reduction of Activities" and thus received a grade of F by Yale. International Paper holds 50% stake in the Russian logging company Ilim Timber. They have simply stated that they are considering removing that stake. To date they have not actually committed and are still hoping their PR from simply considering is enough for them to avoid public rebuke. Let's hold them to a higher standard and hopefully this petition will aid in getting them to commit to doing what is right.
Petition to Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk
Facebook and Twitter be against trolls - add optional photo verification
Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are the main platforms for people to share their political thoughts. Unfortunately, the same platforms are intentionally misused by corrupted groups - trolls, to cause political polarisation and disagreement. Trolls have affected freedom of speech in many countries by spreading fake news. Trolls involvement has been detected in the USA elections, Brexit, and even now, during the war in Ukraine trolls are actively spreading fake news. Facebook and Twitter declare that they are working on different algorithms and AI tools to detect trolls. But after a troll has shared fake news, it is already late to expose it. Troll has already done its job, and after deletion new one will emerge. For building trust among the users, an optional photo verification successfully has been used on various social platforms, like dating apps. With current technology, photo verification does not require government ID cards. *** An extract from Tinder solution: How does Photo Verification work? Photo verification has two steps: Pose verification and face verification. Pose verification extracts pose geometries from your selfie photo using computer vision technology, and determine whether the pose geometry matches the requested one. Face verification detects your face in your selfie and your profile photos and extracts facial geometries using facial recognition technology. If your selfie matches your profile pictures - you’re the same person as your profile photos. *** In the world of trolls, we, as ordinary users, have a right to identify ourselves as real ones and be accountable for the word we spread on social media. And as a real person, I would like to identify other real persons to decide - whom I trust. I want to underline that we are not requesting to force users any kind of verification, but having an option - to self-photo verify and to self declare as a real person, hence have more trust from others to yourself and seek the same. We hope the recent acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk will change it for the better and hope our word will reach him as feedback from Twitter users. Reference articles: Trolls Continue To Be A Problem On Social Media Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report shows Trolls and traffickers target Facebook group for Ukrainian refugees Twitter has admitted Russian trolls targeted the Brexit vote (a little bit) How does Photo Verification work?
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Joseph R. Biden
Allow U.S. Citizens to Sponsor Ukrainian Refugees
As U.S. citizens, many of us are willing to provide transportation, housing, food, and other financial support for Ukrainian families. We are willing to undergo all necessary safety and financial reviews required by our government. Please modify and expedite any changes needed to the U.S. visa process to allow Ukrainian refugees into our country.