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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
1,453 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to US department of commerce, Dennis A. Muilenburg, Wilbur Ross, Boeing

Stop the United States from imposing an unfair 300% tariff on Bombardier Planes!

Help us protest against the unfair and ridiculous 300% import tariff imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Boeing on Canadian-made Bombardier CSeries jets! In late September 2017, the commercial aerospace industry changed forever. The U.S. Department of Commerce has decided to implement a 300% tariff on all Bombardier CS100 and CS300 aircraft destined for airlines in the United States, following a trade complaint with Bombardier's American rival, Boeing.  The CS100 and CS300 are a new family of innovative aircraft designed to serve the 100-160 seat market. The CS100 (officially known as the BD-500-1A10) seats 108 to 133 passengers, while the larger CS300 (officially known as the BD-500-1A11) seats 130-160 passengers. Now, why is this so significant? Well, the Bombardier CSeries isn't your typical "sardine can" jetliner. It promises to deliver a unique and refreshing experience for passengers. Although it is a single-aisle jet, technological and aesthetically improvements allow the interior to feel like a wide-body jet. Notable improvements to the passenger experience include larger windows, higher-capacity pivoting overhead bins, a 5-abreast layout (with only one middle seat per row), and 18.5 inches of seat width throughout economy. By comparison, Airbus A320 economy seats are typically 18 inches wide, and Boeing 737 economy seats are usually 17 inches wide. Moreover, the CSeries is a very cost efficient aircraft to operate for airlines. The CSeries' PW1500G Geared Turbofan engines allow for a 20% lower fuel burn compared to existing narrow-body aircraft, as well as a 15% reduction in the cost per mile per passenger, as well as a 25% maintenance reduction. In addition, the use of composite materials on the CSeries, as well as other newly-developed technology, allow for a 15% reduction in operating costs compared to the A320ceo and B737NG, and a 12% reduction in operating costs compared to the A320neo and B737 MAX.  It is obvious that Bombardier's CSeries is destined to be a game-changer in the commercial aviation industry. However, aerospace giant Boeing thinks otherwise. By filing a lawsuit to Bombardier, Boeing claims that the sale of 75 CS100 jets to Delta Air Lines was "below market price," and called for the U.S. government to impose heavy taxes and tariffs on U.S. airlines that are buying the CSeries. Boeing is abusing American trade laws in this regard, and it is making a false claim that the CSeries is hurting competition. In reality, Boeing's last jet in the 100-130 seat market was the McDonnell-Douglas-designed 717. The 717's production line was terminated in 2006. Boeing's smallest jet is the 737 MAX 7, designed to serve markets of roughly 140 seats, well beyond the capacity of the CSeries. Truth be told, Boeing does not offer any aircraft that directly competes with the CSeries. By filing an unfair lawsuit, causing the Department of Commerce to impose tariffs, Boeing is instigating an all-out trade war between the United States and Canada. The only way to stop this is to prevent the final ruling of this case, expected in March 2018, to go the way of Boeing, which could potentially harm relations between the United States and its neighbor. By signing this petition, you can help by allowing the voice of the general public - the passengers who fly on commercial aircraft - to be heard. The CSeries is truly the airplane of the future, when compared to Airbus and Boeing's decades-old designs. Should the United States Government choose to drop this case in Bombardier's favor, passengers would once again enjoy glamour in the skies, on the CS100 aircraft coming to Delta Airlines in March 2018. Please help us by signing this petition against Boeing and the United States Department of Commerce. Every signature helps! We want the voice of the general public to be heard, so that justice could be heard in the midst of Boeing's ridiculous and unfair abuse of U.S. Trade Laws! As always, I express my sincere gratitude to all of my supporters in this case. 

Brian Wu
56 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to United States House of Representatives, United States Senate

If corporations will seize power over justice system, then it will be the end of democracy

THE US CONGRESS: Enforce the US Department of Justice to comply with the constitutional principle of equal justice under law  There are reliable proofs evidencing the following: §  Sony and law firm Hogan Lovells entered into a corruption conspiracy with the Russian government officials. §  The Russian law enforcement agencies concealed corruption of the Russian government officials committed by Sony and Hogan Lovells in Russia. §  Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Electronics as well as President and CEO of Sony Corporation Kazuo Hirai, Chairman of the Board of Sony Corporation Osamu Nagayama, CEO of Sony Electronics Takakiyo Fujita, CEO of Sony India Kenichiro Hibi, President of Sony Europe Shigeru Kumekawa and many others knowingly and willfully participated in commission of numerous US federal offenses and defrauding the United States. §  Hogan Lovells US LLP, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Hogan Lovells (CIS) as well CEO of Hogan Lovells Stephen Immelt, Deputy CEO of Hogan Lovells David Hudd, more than 700 partners of Hogan Lovells and many other lawyers of Hogan Lovells knowingly and willfully participated in commission of numerous US federal offenses and defrauding the United States. §  Being aware of said crimes committed by Sony Group companies, Hogan Lovells, their top managers, employees, partners and lawyers, in violation of federal statute, the US Department of Justice concealed said crimes. §  In violation of federal statute, the US Department of Justice aided Sony Group companies, Hogan Lovells, their top managers, employees, partners and lawyers to avoid liability for committed the US federal offenses.       Thus, the US Department of Justice deliberately violated the constitutional principle of equal justice under law and conspired to defraud the United States (see 18 U.S.C. § 371).       Aforementioned information is confirmed by reliable evidence disclosed in the complaint available on the website       Since oversight over the activities of the US Department of Justice is the privilege of the US Congress and there are reliable evidence of wrongdoing committed by the US Department of Justice (see Counts Twenty Three, Twenty Four and Twenty Five of the complaint, pages 101 – 112), therefore, I urge the US Congress to enforce the US Department of Justice to comply with the constitutional principle of equal justice under law. By signing this petition, you vote for equal justice under law for all and against corporate control of justice system. If corporations will seize power over justice system, then it will be the end of democracy and justice. The bell tolls for all of us!

Vitaly Pilkin
109 supporters