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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
717 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to United Nations, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations Security Council, UK Parliament, Donald Trump

Remove Junaid Qureshi [Son of Hijacker Hashim Qureshi] From the United Nations

Remove Junaid Qureshi [Son of Hijacker Hashim Qureshi] From the United Nations. He DOES NOT Represent the People of Kashmir. We the people of Kashmir state that Junaid Qureshi does not represent our aims and aspirations for our country. Junaid Qureshi is the son of Hijacker Hashim Qureshi. Mr Junaid Qureshi has repeatedly appeared at the United Nations over the years claiming he represents wishes of the people of Kashmir. It is indeed curious how Mr Qureshi was allowed to speak in the United Nations in 2016 and 2017 [link] He has no popular mandate from the people of  Kashmir. When the  people of Kashmir learnt about his representation in the United Nations, they were outraged and  shocked as they did not even know of him..  They expressed their sentiments by rejecting  him  on all social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. On a brief general survey recently, 89% state that Junaid Qureshi does not represent Kashmir. See poll. The United Nations has made no checks or declarations of his history or his current position. There is no declaration of his potential conflicts of interest in relation to his father’s disturbing past. The United Nations have not confirmed or denied whether Mr Junaid Qureshi is a paid agent for India or not nor have they publicized his father’s past.  This is despite the United Nations position that they do not support terrorism yet basic checks are not carried out before potentially placing the vulnerable people of Kashmir under risk. By way of information for the public around the world, we list Junaid Qureshi’s conflicts of interest in relation to his father. We are compelled to do the job the United Nations has failed in. The BBC reported “Mr Qureshi was tried in Pakistan on hijacking charges and spent over nine years in prison there” The Hindu reported as follows: “Old intelligence hands, however, have mixed memories of him. Mr. Qureshi began his career as an ``informer'' for the Border Security Force; but somewhere in the 1969-1970 period his loyalty was suborned by the Pakistani agencies. Till he took part in the hijacking in 1971, he worked as a perfect ``double agent''. The hijacking of the Indian Airlines plane was promptly and shrewdly used by Mrs. Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister, to ban Pakistan's flights over India, a ban that complicated Pakistan efforts to curb insurgency in the eastern wing; this prompted many within the Pakistani security establishment to question Mr. Qureshi's credentials as an ``asset''. He was eventually arrested in Pakistan and tried as an Indian ``plant''.For the last 15 years Mr. Qureshi has been living, rather comfortably, in Amsterdam. Seasoned intelligence hands believe that during this time he must have been contacted by a number of`agencies''.  The book Mission RAW by a retired intelligence officer  listed as follows  On Fokker Hijacking in Srinagar Page 227: “There was an agent of R&AW-Hashim Qureshi in Srinagar.......R&AW persuaded Hashim Qureshi to work for them.....After the plan was given final shape, on January 30, 1971, Hashim Qureshi along with another operative Ashraf Qureshi, his relative, was allowed to hijack a Fokker Friendship plane Ganga of Indian Airlines with 26 passengers on board, to take the plane to Lahore airport. R&AW allowed him to carry a grenade and a toy pistol inside the plane. Pakisani authorities at Lahore airport allowed the plane to land when they were informed that it had been hijacked by National Liberation Front activist militants of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. All India Radio soon made broadcast of this hijacking and the whole world was informed that the Pakistan Government was behind this hijacking...The incident overtly gave India the right opportunity which was planned by R.N. Kao, to cancel the flights of Pakistan over its territory which hampered the plans of Yahya Khan to send its troops by air to curb the political movement of Mujib in East Pakistan” . This was subject to litigation but the results are yet not known.  Further references to Hashim Qureshi appears in retired RAW Agent Dulat’s book Given the above conflicts of interests and unanimous view that Junaid Qureshi does not represent the people of Kashmir, we ask the United Nations to strike out comments made by Mr Qureshi from the UN records for 2016 and 2017.  If this is not possible, the United Nations must act to disclose his conflicts of interests to the general public.  We also ask that the United Nations 1. Stop any representation made by Mr Junaid Qureshi.2. We would ask that the Secretary General direct that the people of Kashmir send an Kashmir Advocacy group that does have the mandate to represent the wishes of the Kashmiri people.3. We ask that the United Nations develop a policy to conflict check each individual and group representing a conflict zone and ensure they have a mandate to do so. The  United Nations cannot be seen to support terrorism nor can it be seen to place vulnerable individuals  under serious threat by allowing biased and tainted speeches to influence United Nations policy.   Related Links Margaret Thatcher’s Government on Hashim Qureshi 

Nathan Castro
712 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Excellency Secretary General, United Nations Organization New York, USA

Establish a Universal Center for Dialogue in Lebanon & Designate Lebanon Land for Dialogue

This petition to establish a UN universal center for dialogue in Lebanon and to designate Lebanon as a land for dialogue Amon civilizations and cultures is addressed to His/Her Excellency the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization in New York, USA. This is a civil society effort.  In his address to the UN General Assembly on the Dialogue between Cultures and Religions (Item 45: Culture and Peace) on November 12th, 2008, His Excellency, President Michel Sleiman, stated that “the philosophy of the Lebanese entity is based on dialogue, reconciliation and coexistence”. He declared that the Lebanese people would like Lebanon to “become an international center for the management of the dialogue of civilizations and cultures and consequently a global laboratory for that inter-entity dialogue”.St. Pope John Paul II, Ayatollah Muhammad Mahdi Shamseddine, the Muslim-Christian Summit at the Maronite Patriarchate in Lebanon and hundreds of thousands of people in Lebanon and around the world, we believe that Lebanon is more than a country it is a message of freedom, a model of pluralism and a special space for dialogue and coexistence of different cultures, ethnicities and religions. We also believe that Lebanon’s vocation is to embody this message and to strive to live it and to promote it despite all the challenges and the obstacles faced.  We started this petition to capitalize on the call by former President Michel Suleiman to the UN to designate Lebanon as “an international center for the management of the dialogue of civilizations and cultures and consequently a global laboratory for that inter-entity dialogue”. Your signature will make a difference because the world needs a place where dialogue takes place not on the macro levels but also on the micro levels – on the levels of people in their daily lives as it is the situation in Lebanon. Your signature will give people hope and strengthen their resilience not only in the Middle East, but also around the world for an alternative to disputes, conflicts and wars. The Middle East needs Lebanon to be this space and your signature will make it happen. The Initiative is Notre Dame University project using civil society track to achieve its objectives. It is supported by Lebanese people, friends of Lebanon, people of good will, civil society advocates and organizations who believe that Lebanon is a land of dialogue and needs to be internationally acknowledged as such by the UN and its member states. My name is Dr. Guita Hourani. I am the Director of the Lebanese Emigration Research Center, member of the Initiative's Steering Committee and the Petition Campaign Coordinator of the Initiative. On behalf of Notre Dame University, the Steering Committee, the Executing Director and the Advisory Committee of the Initiative thank you in advance for supporting this initiative and for signing the petition. "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence." Architect Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846 – 1912).

Guita Hourani
7,223 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to President of the United States, The United States Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, United Nations

Complete Aid from the US and UN for Venezuela

To the United States Government and all UN Countries Governments: Currently Venezuela is in absolute turmoil. They have very little access to food, medications, medical care and overall the basic necessities of life. We are asking that the United States and United Nations take immediate action to bring relief to the country in the form of food and medical necessities. Furthermore we ask that the UN forces the current regime out of power and helps them to establish a new one. Venezualian President Nicolas Maduro has banned coverage by the media in the country on all of this. Making coverage of any violent protest/event punishable by confinement. The current regime, or shall I say Dictatorship, is entirely responsible for the nation's current state. Here are some of the facts: - Large Protests have become an everyday activity - Police are suppressing protestors and killing them. 90 people have been killed while protesting in just the past 100 days. - 75% of Venezuelans have lost an average of 19 pounds due to starvation. -  The Venezuelan economy has officially become the worst in the world under this regime. - 93% of Venezuelans cannot even afford to buy the food the country does have on its shelves. - The current minimum wage is 97,531 bolivars per month which is equal to only 12.53 USD a month. (This is the third increase in minimum wage this year alone) - 80% of all medications are not available within the entire country at this point in time. (This includes being completely out of all antibiotics, blood pressure medications, etc) - Water even at hospitals is no longer being filtered - Most hospitals require that you bring your own medical supplies to the hospital with you to be treated. (Medical supplies which no one has access to!) - Currently there is less than 1 hospital bed available for every 1,000 people (0.9 per 1000 people to be exact) - 61% of all surgical tools and materials in the country are badly damaged - Over 50% of all operating rooms in the country have been shut down - Inflation in Venezuela is expected to reach 1,660% this year. - For all product the number of items a person may purchase has been largely regulated and restricted. (3 rolls of toilet paper per person, 2 bags of flour per person, etc.) - Say you purchase deodorant. Average price is 14,000 bolivars for one stick of deodorant. That is 1/6 of your entire months income just on deodorant. Inflation and the lack of goods has caused extreme increases in product pricing - Fast food is even too overpriced to buy. One Big Mac meal costs roughly 14,400 bolivars. Say you have a family of 6, one trip to McDonalds would cost your entire months salary. - This started back in 2014 and no one has stepped in to help this country - The only source of information for Venezuelans about what's going on in their country is social media, which most can't even afford access to use. - In more than 60% of Venezualian homes at least 1 person has stopped eating in order to give their food to another person. - The regime is apparently disallowing donations of food and medicine into their country - Mass Robberies and kidnappings for ransom have  become a daily occurrence and the amount of these crimes growing rapidly as the police do nothing under federal direction - 91% of Venezuelans no longer believe in law and order -  The current regime admires Fidel Castro of Cuba and is taking Venezuela down the same path Castro did Cuba - Meanwhile, Venezuela is the richest country in the world when it comes to oil so where is all that money going? - The current president is working to replace the current National Constituent Assembly with his loyalists and changing the constitution ensuring total control of the government As you can see by the facts outlined above, the time for the rest of the world to step in is long overdue. I, and those who support this petition, demand that the United States, United Nations and all member countries work to immediately get relief to the country and we ask that the UN force the current regime out of power allowing a new government to seize control and fix the countries issues. We are all members of the same race, the human race, and it is our duty as human beings to ensure no group of people be forced to live in the real world hell that Venezualian's are currently living in. We demand immediate and decisive action by the democratic countries of the world against this dictatorship and further spread of communism. by Lance Walters (An American Patriot)  

Lance Walters
19 supporters