Petition to Tumblr
Remove neo-nazis and white supremacists from Tumblr
Following Discord's recent shutdown of racist alt-right servers, we ask that Tumblr takes neo-nazis and other white supremacy groups more seriously instead of repeatedly ignoring reports on violent language. I've reported several neo-nazi types to staff, including those who have posts like "gas the k-kes" and "kill n-gger apes" alongside nazi imagery and romanticized portraits of Hitler. This is the response I get every time. > Hello, > Thanks for bringing this to our attention; we really appreciate your efforts to make > Tumblr a safer place for everyone. > We do strongly suggest you block this user. You can find out more about how to > do that here: https://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/social#blockactions Tumblr staff - by ignoring the rampant and violent hate problem within their community - are providing a safe place for violent fascists and other racists to feel at home. This specially ironic since Tumblr pretends to stand with Charlottesville victims despite actively hosting neo-nazi groups. It's outrageous that Tumblr staff refuses to ban these hate communities, and even more insulting that they pretend to be at the forefront of social justice. We want our communities to feel safe, and that cannot continue with the large neo-nazi presence. Multiple have already died in the past few months because of this ideology. It's clear that Tumblr will not respond to anything except negative publicity or advertisers leaving their network. So please let them know how the Tumblr community feels by signing and sharing. What we need to happen: 1. Take reports more seriously. Do not just ask the user to block a dangerous user. 2. Explicitly condemn this hate speech in your Terms of Service. Although it already is to an extent, staff does not seem to follow their own rules. 3. Stop giving a safe place for Nazis and white nationalists. This behavior has NO place on Tumblr and you must remove those inciting hatred and violence. 4. Assign moderators to deal with this issue internally. Thank you for your help.
Petition to Timothy Sands & Bernice Hausman
Reject white supremacy at Virginia Tech
As former graduate students in the English Department at Virginia Tech, we were disturbed and horrified to hear that Mark Neuhoff, a current English MA student & English composition teacher, is an avowed white supremacist. We were even more disturbed to see how the department, and the university as a whole, have handled the complaints lodged against Mark. As graduates of VT’s English Department and former graduate teaching assistants, we’re deeply disappointed by the lack of leadership, accountability, and compassion we’ve seen in the university’s response to white supremacy on campus. University administrators have the privilege and responsibility of creating an inclusive campus for all students. That means acknowledging the fear that students and colleagues of color feel when they’re faced with a white supremacist on campus. It means taking real action to mitigate that fear. It means being willing to step up and speak out against white supremacy. We stand with students who are protesting Mark Neuhoff’s continued employment with the English Department. It’s long past time to take real action. We want to see Bernice Hausman, Timothy Sands, and other university administrators respond to these concerns with the gravity they warrant and remove Mark Neuhoff from his teaching position. Silence is tacit approval. At a moment in history when racist ideology is an ever-growing threat to people of color in our country, you are in the unique and privileged position of having the power to take REAL action to protect students of color. Protecting these students is not only your privilege, but your responsibility. We want to see increased transparency about actions the university is taking to protect Jewish students and students of color, and we want to the university offer a clear, unequivocal rejection of Mark Neuhoff’s views. We also want to see you do the right thing and reject white supremacy on Virginia Tech’s campus by taking action to remove Mark Neuhoff from his teaching position. To read more about Mark Neuhoff and the university's response, please see our post on Medium here.
Petition to PayPal
PayPal: Stop Facilitating Hate Group Fundraising
NAZIs are attempting to establish a white supremacist, pagan community and compound in rural Meigs County, Tennessee and PayPal is facilitating their fundraising. Community members recently exposed that prominent white supremacists/NAZIs connected to the National Socialist Movement (NSM) have purchased 44 acres near Decatur, TN and named the project Wotan's Nation in reference to Norse God Wotan/Odin. They follow a white supremacist version of paganism, rooted in NAZI mythology, and call themselves "folkish heathens." Their public facing website disguises the project as a religious, cultural, and charitable project, but their history and ideology indicates more sinister intentions. Floyd Eric Meadows, one of the primary movers of the project, has a long history with NSM and other white supremacist groups which includes providing paramilitary training to those groups and the group's closed facebook group has indicated that they plan to, at minimum, provide hand to hand combat training. The closed facebook group had many references to white supremacist and NAZI ideology and imagery. Read more here: https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/02/13/pagan-based-white-supremacy-sect-buys-property-tennessee
Petition to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
Congress must censure President Trump for his racist comments about Africa and Haiti.
The world is watching our President disparage non-European peoples. From his first campaign announcement that Mexicans are rapists, to his claim that thousands of Jersey City Muslims danced in celebration of 9/11 to his recent claim that Africa and Haiti are "shithole" nations, this President is establishing a global reputation as a white supremacist. The United States Congress must respond in order to send a message to the world that it is not our nation that is racist. It is, instead, the temporary occupant of the White House. Our fundamental belief in the equality of all men and women, regardless of race, creed or color, must be reaffirmed. To that end, we call on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to initiate a Congressional censure of President Donald J. Trump for his racist statements.
Petition to Governor Phil Scott, T.J. Donovan
Help to designate neo-nazi and white supremacy groups as terrorist organizations.
A request to the State of Vermont designating neo-Nazi and white supremacy groups as terrorist organizations. An elected state representative in Vermont was forced out of office because she was targeted by white supremacy groups. The state and police failed to protect her and the Nazis won their battle. Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia that has unleashed hate groups and the killing of innocent people and creating the necessity to label these groups accurately. After the events in Portland that left two good Samaritans dead and one wounded due to a hate crime, it is time to see these neo-Nazi organizations and white supremacy groups for what they are and that is terrorist organizations. When a housewife and mother is stabbed in their own kitchen in Jerusalem or dozens of people are blown up by a bomb at a concert in Manchester or good people are stabbed when standing up to abuse on a max train, they are all acts of terrorism. The person carrying out these crimes against innocent people belongs to a larger centralized group that controls their thinking and often times their actions. In Portland, Jeremy Joseph Christian, after stabbing three people in the throat and killing two of them said: "I stabbed the two (expletives) in the neck and I'm happy now", as he sat in the back of the police car.Jeremy Christian will be honored by his organization just as other terrorist organizations honor their perpetrators of their terror. We must see these organizations for what they are and to send a clear message that although THEY BELIEVE their time has come and they will rise up, we cannot allow that to happen. Their angry language and separationist views serve only to inflame the negatives in our society and we choose the positive. We will not be fearful to travel or to be out in the streets or to help others in distress. We do not take our freedoms for granted and will not allow terrorists to obstruct those freedoms. The undersigned believe that these hate groups should be labeled terrorist organizations by the City of Newnan, Georgia and hopefully in future by the federal government. It is our hope that these groups will lose their ability to parade around, to meet and spread their hate to one another, to train their youth in ways of killing other human beings. This is a threat to our freedom and love of country and is worse than anything outside this country and we the undersigned want to see cities, states and the federal government supporting the classification of these groups as terrorists.
Petition to Virginia General Assembly, Commonwealth Transportation Board, Governor Ralph Northam
Stop Memorializing a Slave Owner and White Supremacist: Rename Jefferson Davis Highway
Jefferson Davis was hailed as the “champion of a slave society” when he was selected in 1861 to become President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was an unrepentant white supremacist who fervently believed the Southern cause, slavery and segregation were right and just until his last dying breath in 1889. It is therefore outrageous that a major Virginia thoroughfare, Jefferson Davis Highway (aka Route 1) which abuts the Pentagon and other US Capital landmarks continues to bear the name of a morally depraved, non-Virginian who rejected the very idea of a United States. The back-story of the decision in 1920 to name southern sections of Route 1 after Davis adds to the disturbing legacy of racism in America. At that time, the Daughters of the Confederacy along with US Rep. Earl B. Mayfield of Texas, a close ally of the Ku Klux Klan, began a campaign to attach the name of the Confederate president to Southern roads in a futile attempt to create a transcontinental highway bearing his name. At the height of the Jim Crow era, when lynching of Southern blacks was conducted with regularity and impunity, these advocates of white domination routed a road symbolizing black oppression and enslavement across several predominately black neighborhoods, as if to reinforce the message of racial subjugation. The choice of name is, therefore, an affront to African-Americans and, indeed, all Americans who are repulsed by the evils of slavery, segregation and racism. It's time for the Commonwealth of Virginia, to remove the name of this Confederate leader from all sections of Route 1 in Virginia. Virginia is a state that prides itself on its diversity, technological innovation, leadership in education and progress. The name Jefferson Davis is far from what the state should honor. Let's stop indulging the race haters who named the road after their race hating hero. Let’s change the image of this important roadway from hatred and rename it to memorialize hope and progress. Please sign this petition calling on Governor Terry McAulliffe, the Virginia General Assembly and the Commonwealth Transportation Board to rename all sections of Jefferson Davis Highway.
Petition to President of the United States, United States Congress, Department of Justice
All hate group actions should be a federal crime
If we’re so serious about national security, why aren’t we creating laws and punishments for groups which promote hatred? Groups like the KKK, neo Nazis, right wing Nationalist groups etc. promote hatred and the use of violence to achieve their goals. In short they are terrorists. If you agree that such groups should be accountable to federal laws which and are a threat to our national security then please sign this petition to make every and all hate groups and extremists and an act of terror illegal and punishable by federal law.
Petition to City of Newnan, Newnan Police Department, Keith Brady
NEWNAN: Do not host the National Socialist Movement's rally
Newnan, Georgia has agreed to allow the National Socialist movement to meet and rally in Greenville Park on April 21st. The National Socialist Movement is a neo-nazi organization. By allowing their rally in Newnan, the city is showing complacency in the bigotry and hate crimes committed by white supremacists. Newnan should be a welcoming place for all races of people. We live in a society already plagued by social injustices, terrorism, and hatred. Why allow that in our city? Why accept that sort of behavior? Together we have to make sure Newnan is a safe and accepting place. Hosting a white nationalist group is toxic for everyone involved. We cannot be the city that allows hatred and discrimination, especially when roughly 47% of the population is nonwhite. Allowing the NSM into Newnan shows that people of color are not welcome. By not allowing the NSM and other extremist groups to organize, the city shows that that sort of thought process will not be tolerated and does not represent our community as a whole. Having the rally will only make Newnan seem unwelcoming and hateful with the implied support of neo-nazism. The NSM will be the representation of our town on April 21st. We cannot stand idly by while a hate group holds a demonstration. This rally affects all of us as the events in a city are typically tied to the people who live there. We are not neo-nazis, nor will we allow neo-nazis to gather here. In addition to signing this petition, I urge you to gather friends and family in support of a counter-protest in any way possible to stand against white supremacy and support Downtown Newnan businesses as small stores close in relation to the protest occurring.