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ukraine

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Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Mr Mike Coupe, Mr Sean Clarke

Boycott Russian Vodka & Russian consumer goods until Putin's army leaves Ukraine

(To C.E.O.s of  ASDA, Sainsburys, Tesco) Dear Mr Clarke, Mr Coupe, and Mr Lewis  Please could you stop selling Russian Vodka and any other products from Russia until Putin completely ceases his occupation of Crimea and Donbas in Eastern Ukraine. By selling Russian vodka you’re supporting a regime That invaded East Ukraine and shot down MH17. I’ve asked you all to stop it but you haven’t yet replied As your Russian Vodka profits help to pay for Putin’s crimes. You want to take our money but you have no sense of shame. By selling Russian Vodka can’t you see you share the blame? You say you’re non-political - you need to understand That selling Russian Vodka means there’s war blood on your hands. Boycott Russian Vodka .  Boycott Russia now to send a message loud and clear Boycott Russian Vodka.  Boycott Russia. Do it for Ukraine and for Crimea. I’m sure amongst the victims there were some who used your stores So show them some respect, my message asks for nothing more, But if you choose to keep the Russian Vodka on your shelves Your insult to the victims will bring shame upon yourselves. Some morals in consumerism must see light of day, I’ll shout this from the rooftops, as you hope I go away. Your supermarket names will be read out and heard and seen As those who turned a blind eye to flight MH17. Boycott Russian Vodka . Boycott Russia now to send a message loud and clear Boycott Russian Vodka. Boycott Russia. Do it for Ukraine and for Crimea. (To Petition signatories) So everyone who hears me write to them and ask them why They’re selling it despite a plane being blown out of the sky A plane that carried innocents just flying on vacation, Russian occupied Ukraine to be its final destination. And while I’m on the subject write to FIFA asking they - Take the next World Cup from the invaders of Ukraine And give it to the Netherlands - a global way to say That murderers must lose the right to host the global game. Boycott Russian Vodka . Boycott Russia now to send a message loud and clear Boycott Russian Vodka. Boycott Russia. Do it for Ukraine and for Crimea. (To C.E.O.s of ASDA, Sainsburys, Tesco) And as I’ve got your ear this is another good idea Boycott everything from Russia , and the produce from Crimea. It was never Russia’s in the first place to reclaim They stole it from The Tatars – caused a nation so much pain . Russia’s lying to the world as it just carries on pretending That they were always there without the act of “ethnic cleansing” Exactly as they did in 1933 Ukraine A Genocide in nature and a Genocide in name Boycott Russian Vodka . Boycott Russian Vodka. Boycott Russia now to send a message loud and clear. Boycott Russian Vodka. Boycott Russian Vodka. Boycott Russia. Do it for Ukraine and for Crimea. (To Russian aggression  apologists) Apologists for Russia in the West you are so blind The Kremlin has a name for you. To them you are defined As “all the useful idiots”, they laugh at how you try To justify a system that was built upon a lie. The Marxists who believed that there was true equality The Leninists who said they represent democracy And now we’ve got the new lot on the Left and on the Right Still blinded by the lie that Russia never starts the fight. Boycott Russian Vodka . Boycott Russia now to send a message loud and clear Boycott Russian Vodka. Boycott Russia. Do it for Ukraine and for Crimea. The more I think about it there is just one explanation You must be really stupid - or you’re on a Moscow pension Whichever one it is I’m telling you your time will come When you’ll go down or we’ll make sure you’re always on the run Your lies are thin as we keep getting faster information Of what is really happening – the current situation Technology has changed the world and there is no escaping The lie you chose is dead and History is in the making. Boycott Russian Vodka . Boycott Russia now to send a message loud and clear Boycott Russian Vodka. Boycott Russia. Do it for Ukraine and for Crimea. (To Everyone) So if you think they had a fair Crimean referendum Remember the minorities had no one to defend them The joining Russia vote came up to just 15 percent They accidentally published it around the world it went. All empires have to die and Russia’s isn’t an exception It doesn’t matter what they try as masters of deception The truth will win the truth is strong, again the truth survives Ukraine has fought so long to live that it will never die. Boycott Russian Vodka . Boycott Russia now to send a message loud and clear Boycott Russian Vodka. Boycott Russia. Do it for Ukraine and for Crimea. Thank you. Stepan Pasicznyk https://youtu.be/Tnt07QCBqbk        

Stepan Pasicznyk
382 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Martin Schulz (SPD), Jean-Claude Juncker, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, Martin Schulz, Federica Mogherini

Stop supporting the United States government in their geopolitical war in Ukraine and put an end to the punitive "anti-terrorist" operation in South-eastern Ukraine that is murdering civilians.

The Ukrainian government are bombing their own men, women and children, and with the full support of the US government, NATO, the EU and the UK. No 'Press' have been allowed to report from South Eastern Ukraine as the Ukrainian government have been detaining, expelling and shooting journalists. The European mainstream media is circulating propaganda and labeling the civilians in South-eastern Ukraine as 'terrorists'.  They are Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunties, Uncles and Children. With astonishing unanimity, NATO leaders have feigned surprise at events they planned months in advance. Events that they deliberately triggered are being misrepresented as sudden, astonishing, unjustified “Russian aggression”. The United States and the European Union undertook this aggressive provocation in Ukraine and they knew this would force Russia to react defensively, one way or another. Crimeans voted for their 'return' to Russia in a referendum which was perfectly legal according to international law, although in violation of the Ukrainian constitution, which was by then in tatters having just been violated by the overthrow of the country’s duly elected president, Victor Yanukovych, facilitated by violent militias.  The change of status of Crimea was achieved without bloodshed, by the ballot box. Nevertheless, the cries of indignation from the West were every bit as hysterically hostile as if Putin had overreacted and subjected Ukraine to a U.S.-style bombing campaign, or invaded the country outright – which they may have expected him to do. In short, while planning to incorporate Ukraine into the Western sphere, Western leaders were perfectly aware that this move would entail serious problems with Russian-speaking Ukrainians, and with Russia itself.  Rather than seeking to work out a compromise, Western leaders decided to forge ahead and to blame Russia for whatever would go wrong.  What went wrong first was that Yanukovych  got cold feet faced with the economic collapse implied by the Trade Agreement with the European Union.  He postponed signing, hoping for a better deal. Since none of this was explained clearly to the Ukrainian public, outraged protests ensued, which were rapidly exploited by the United States… against Russia. Ukraine could be a bridge between East and West – and this, incidentally, has been precisely the Russian position.  The Russian position has not been to split Ukraine, much less to conquer it, but to facilitate the country’s role as bridge.  This would involve a degree of federalism, of local government, which so far is entirely lacking in the country, with local governors selected not by election but by the central government in Kiev.  A federal Ukraine could both develop relations with the EU and maintain its vital (and profitable) economic relations with Russia. But this arrangement calls for Western readiness to cooperate with Russia. The United States has plainly vetoed this possibility, preferring to exploit the crisis to brand Russia “the enemy”. With 28 European members of diverse language, culture, history and mentality, the EU is unable to agree on any foreign policy other than the one Washington imposes.   We want to see continuing dialogue, and not war.  

Leanne Ralston
881 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to David Cameron MP

David Cameron: Fight corruption & insist UK tax havens reveal company owners

I'm from the Ukraine and my 6 year old daughter Nonna has haemophilia. She needs medication every few days to stay alive. To keep her alive I have to buy drugs on the black market. We have no other option. Corrupt Ukranian politicians secretly sold valuable parts of our country to themselves and their friends, hiding the money using shell companies in places like the British Virgin Islands. It left our public services bankrupt - the hospitals have no medication people need, because all the money from state budgets was stolen. The saddest thing is that my story is not an exception. There are millions of families just like mine affected by the corruption. London is at the heart of this. When Yanukovych’s regime fell, huge amounts of money stolen from Ukraine was found in bank accounts in London – and it got there via secret companies in the British Virgin Islands. The UK’s tax havens remain the first choice for the corrupt to hide their stolen money. That's why we're calling on the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, to insist that the UK tax havens publish the details of who owns the companies registered there. Publishing the owners of shell companies will start to expose the people behind this corruption. It's the first step to exposing what is going on. I met Daria, who spent years investigating how Ukraine’s money, the money I paid in taxes, ended up leaving our country. Together we want to change it. This isn’t JUST a problem with Ukraine, it is a global problem, and it will take a global solution. On May 12th Cameron is hosting a global Anti-Corruption Summit - it is a chance for him to take action. Please sign our petition and help us show the world that corruption - like that exposed in the Panama Papers - has real victims.

Nina Astaforova-Yatsenko, Daria Kalleniuk
61,585 supporters