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Petition to US House of Representative

Ethiopians want Congress to vote no on HRes 128. Engage not Estrange!

Given that US foreign policy is to engage growing democracies, this resolution HRes128 unwittingly legitimizes extremists' agenda in Ethiopia. In order to have firsthand witnesses, Congress can send a factfinding delegation to Ethiopia and observe: law and order, security and wellbeing in the country; even in the restive regions which have suffered the effects of external agitators, namely in Oromia and Amhara regions. Social media has ignited and attempted to hijack organic opposition leaders. It has thwarted the progression of legitimate opposition, and taken advantage of factions to overthrow the government and yet has no plan to govern. But which extremists? There are in the diaspora extremists who are leaning on genuine opposition in Ethiopia their sole aim is to render the region unstable. There are religious extremists who are fomenting sectarian differences to further their political end. There are those whose claim to legitimacy is based solely on ethnic politics. Ethiopia's federation is not an ethnic federation but a multinational one, but by using the misnomer ethnic federalization; they are profiting from the real fear of ethnic warfare and disintegration of Ethiopia. In this regard, Congress has been hoodwinked by Ethiopian "Social Activist" in the diaspora (these have been practicing how to derail successive governments since the 70's but have never practiced governing) who participate not in transforming Ethiopia but rather yen for their missed opportunity at the helm. But as the saying goes, anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. They excel at abusing the American regard for Freedom, Justice and Democracy. Congress is being used by these to legitimize their destructive and vengeful agendas. With HRes 128 Congress is being led to factually incorrect conclusions. HRes 128 risks straining the diplomatic relationship which has lasted over 100 years. This bill besmirches the reputation of Ethiopia for lack of genuine care and careful analysis. The wording of the bill alone undermines Congress' ability to come to a balanced and knowledgeable conclusion.  Vote No on HRes 128 and engage not estrange! The Ethiopian Renaissance Council has a plethora of case studies it can furnish this body of Congress if so willed.

Ethiopian Renaissance Council
1,454 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Let UN Rapporteur Investigate EJKs in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has blocked any attempt by Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), from investigating possible human rights violations in the Philippines. President Duterte cites as basis the protection of Philippine sovereignty. (http://globalnation.inquirer.net/160067/president-curses-un-rapporteur) However, the first principle declared in our 1987 Constitution is that "[s]overeignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them." (Art. II, Sec. 1) The people are dying. The Philippine National Police has reported 6,225 drug-related deaths between July 2016 and September 2017. 3,850 have "died in police operations" while another 2,290 "deaths under investigation" have been determined to be "drug-related." (http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/10/07/1746112/pnp-6225-drug-related-deaths-no-extrajudicial-killings)Human rights organizations estimate the true number of deaths to be closer to 12,000. (https://www.rappler.com/nation/179222-chr-number-drug-war-victims) We, the sovereign people of the Philippines, will not keep silent as our fellow Filipinos are murdered in cold blood. We remind the President that his authority emanates from our sovereign will, and we demand that the government allow the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions to conduct and independent investigation into the continuing massacre of our countrymen.  

Joey Reyes
23 supporters