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31. Stop standby duties

From 2008 meetings that we had with Piet Swanepoel, we discus matters that made the men negative in the workplace and it was explain to us why and how. But certain matters where not solved, such as standby allowances. Piet Swanepoel told as then that he would look into it, so there was three meeting held after that till the end of 2010. Now they are telling us that they will discus it on the salary negotiations in 2011.

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32. Biometric Voting in Ghana NOW

We, the citzens and the friends of Ghana in Germany strongly demand from Internationals organisations, United Nations, Governments NGOs, political parties to appeal the government of Ghana to adopt BIOMETRIC Voting in 2012..

WE ARE TARGETING AT LEAST 1,000,000 SIGNATURES ACROSS THE GLOBE. WE WILL SEND THIS PETITION TO EMBASSIES, UNITED NATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTS, PRESS AND MEDIA.

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33. Joint Call to Action to Stop Rapes in the DRC

Last year the African Union declared this decade, 2010-2020 as the African Women’s Decade.

Between July 30th and August 4th nearly 500 women were raped in and around the village of Luvungi in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a campaign of ongoing terror waged by armed groups who use rape as a weapon of war. To date, armed groups and soldiers from the Congolese armed forces have raped over 200,000 women.

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34. Stop the killing of Gum trees!

These trees are very old, important pieces of the ecosystem in the diermsfontien area. They provide the homes for hundreds of animals. From eagles to snakes, they all depend on these Gum trees for life and if they are chopped down these animals will die.

We need to conserve this area before it’s too late, so please help us, and help these animals. This ecosystem deserves to live and with your help it can.

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35. Non, Non et Non a un Deuxieme Mbeubeuss a Malika!

Depuis 1968 l'Etat du Senegal a petit a petit commence a faire de Mbeubeuss, un ancien lac asseche se trouvant dans la commune d'arrondissement de Malika une decharge des ordures de toute la region de Dakar. Et Pourtant, rien ne predistinait Mbeubeuss qui fut jadis un bel espace touristique au bord de la mer a un depotoir d'ordures.
Ainsi au fil des ans, ces tas d'ordures sont devenus des monticules d'ordures ensuite des monts pour enfin devenir ce fameux Mbeubeuss aux montagnes d'ordures.

Ce meme etat du Senegal qui a trouve que ce n'est pas suffisant comme injustice infligee a la population Malikoise veut recommencer le meme scenario mais cette fois ci au Lac Wouy, sans compter les ravages ecologiques , les degats sur l'environnement , sur la sante de toute la population que leur projet de deverser toutes les eaux stagnantes des 54 quartiers de la banlieue au Lac Wouy peut causer. Ce bel espace naturel,vert avec une splendide vue peut beneficier non seulement a Malika mais a toute la banlieue si exploite a sa juste valeur .

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36. Ask Secretary of State Hillary Clinton To Demand Gay Rights in Africa as Prerequisite For U.S.A.I.D.S.

The U.S. Government provides assistance to 47 countries in Africa and spends billions upon billions to support the overall goal of transformational diplomacy "to help build sustained and well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people".

If you go to page 8 on the Department of State and U.S.A.I.D.S. High Priority Performance you will find that "Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights" is one of their top goals. I believe that Gay Rights are Human Rights. How can we spend all that money in countries that don't recognize that simple truth?

A great percent of these children we are trying to feed, educate and protect will grow in an environment that compares them to dogs and pigs. And how about the men and women that are sentenced to jail time and hard labor for consenting sexual relations with someone of the same sex?

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37. Support the Kahama Donkeys

Hi, My name is Yohana JS Kashililah the Chairman of Tanzania Animals Protection Organization {TAPO}, the non profit organization dedicated for the protecting the welfare of all Animals in the country of Tanzania, East Africa.

We are looking for possible assistance to support us to hep poor suffering donkeys at Kahama District, Shinyanga Region, who have neck injuries and wounds caused by working by pulling oxen yoke cart fitted on their neck without any harnessing materials, and beating from handlers.

Just go www.tanzania-animals-protection-org.blogspot.com

I will be able to send more information for your review.

Wait to hear from you soon.

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38. Immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Ethiopian troops from Buuhodle and other parts of Somalia

May 21, 2010 Ethiopian troops engaged in slaying innocent civilians, unlawful arrests, and massive looting of privately owned properties in Buuhodle, a peaceful northern Somali city.

Until this day, Ethiopian troops are surrounding the city and the local women, children, and elderly civilians are not allowed back in.

This massacre has caused displacement of civilians with no food, water, shelter, and other basic needs.

The international community, the TFG and Somali regional administration are not doing anything to help them. They remain very silent about this incident.

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39. Develop Kericho Town

Kericho District (Kenya) holds one of the Country's crucial economic commodity-tea (it being the number one agricultural export and a very important contributor to the GDP).

Despite this blessing, the town that boasts its name is a far cry from the status it holds. The town is not well planned and maintained and despite recent improvements it still has a long way to go. Simple things that a local authority should maintain such as street lighting and marking of roads are surprisingly non-existent or otherwise broken down. The town receives its fair share of rate taxes and money from the Local Authority Ministry but one is forced to wonder at the use of the money it receives.

We need at least 1000 signatures from residents who have had enough of this lack of commitment on the Part of the Municipal council and urge them to live up to their expected mandates. Please add your name and other details provided in the petition form and let's urge them to work - although that's what they are required to do.

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40. Somali Community needs help for utilities to be paid at a Somali store

I requested a local Central repository or drop off Utility for my store that is located at 7917 Rainier Ave, So. Seattle, WA 98118. As we observed Somali Community need for help of their utilities to be paid at Somali store. At the same time as I demanded the Central Repository I have been sent to a local central Drop off utility to approve my request.

Mean while, as usual they turn me down and told me that they have Somali interpreters and I know it is not the case. In that case, everybody who is making that business would never approve the competition.

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41. Give Every Disabled Child The Right To An Education

Are you Ready, Willing & Able to give every child the right to an education?

There are around 50 million disabled children in Africa and the reality is that around 90% of these children are being denied this right – the right to an education

And the UN has committed to give every child a right to a primary education by 2015 and both David Cameron and Nick Clegg have given their support to this goal in principle

What isn’t clear, is what action the UK government is going to take to ensure that disabled children are included in this goal by the UN target date of 2015

We are calling on the new UK government to confirm its commitment to ensuring that every disabled child in the world can get a primary education by 2015

We are also calling on the government to publish a step-by-step guide to the actions it is committing to take to tackle this issue over the next five years

Our concern is that the world isn’t really Ready, Willing & Able to give every disabled child a right to an education by 2015?

We say the world isn’t yet READY to give every disabled child a right to an education, because we don’t even know how many disabled children there are in the world or the real percentage of those, not in school who are disabled

We say the world isn’t yet WILLING to give to give every disabled child a right to an education as there is a clear lack of both policy commitments and practice on the need to include disabled children in all education initiatives

We say the world isn’t yet ABLE to give to give every disabled child a right to an education because we don’t even know how much it will cost to overcome the barriers to accessibility that disabled children face – and there is a lack of international commitment to address the attitudinal and environmental barriers that prevent us from giving disabled child a right to an education

And if you are Ready, Willing & Able to take action today and give every disabled child a right to an education there are four things you can do today to help us help millions of disabled children in Africa:

1. Sign the petition below

2. Join our Ready, Willing & Able campaign by emailing ready@ablechildafrica.org.uk

3. Tell your friends about the campaign and ask them to join today

4. Support our work by making a donation to AbleChildAfrica today by visiting www.ablechildafrica.org.uk and clicking on the donate button

Thank you for being Ready, Willing & Able to help some of Africa’s 50 million disabled children to get the best possible start in life

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42. We Say No To Telephony Companies' Sub-Standard Service

We the mobile telephone consumers of Ghana have embarked on a demonstration to protest the sub-standard services being offered by the mobile telephony companies in Ghana. This demonstration has become necessary because these companies have turned deaf ears to numerous complaints from individual consumers and the collective voices through the Consumer Protection Agency (CPA).

The time has now come for consumers to demonstrate and send a clear signal to the mobile companies that Ghanaians will no longer tolerate the shoddy services by these companies. By this petition we are inviting the Government through the Ministry of Communications and and the National Communications Authority to swiftly intervene to ensure that the following cocktail of consumer complaints are addressed without further delay;

1. GHANAIANS DEMAND PORTABILITY NOW BUY NOT IN 2 YEARS AS ANNOUNCED A FEW MONTHS AGO (right to switch between networks & still keep our numbers)

2. GHANAIANS DESERVE LOWER PHONE RATES AS PERTAINED IN THE HOME COUNTRIES OF THE TELEPHONY COMPANIES

3. GHANAIANS ARE TIRED OF LOW-GRADE SERVICE SUCH AS CALLL DROPS, OUT OF COVERAGE AREAS, REPEATED UNINITIATED TEXT MESSAGES, ETC.

4. GHANAIANS ARE SICK OF PHONY PROMOTIONS THAT ARE NOT MONITORED AND AUDITED BY THE NCA.

5. GHANAIANS ARE FATIGUED OF BEING OUT OF COVERAGE AREA WHEN THE PEOPE YOU CALL HAVE THEIR PHONES SWITCHED ON, AND IN FACT ARE AROUND THE CORNER FROM YOU.

6. GHANAIANS MUST BE PROTECTED FROM THE INDISCRIMINATE CONSTRUCTION OF MASTS THAT MAY BE HAZARDOUS.

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43. Let's save the Lake Tanganyinka, Africa's greatest Lake

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Cette pétition née d'une prise de conscience qui nous est venue suite à la lecture d'un article nous alertant que la température du plus grand Lac de l'Afrique, le lac TANGANYINKA qui est le deuxième plus important Lac du monde par son volume, évoluait d'une manière anormale qui met en cause la survie du Lac et des espèces qui y vivent. Cela démontre les effets néfastes du changement climatique sur notre écosystème. Cette pétition a pour but de sauver ce grand patrimoine africain, de replacer l'écologie au coeur des politiques de développement des nos États, d'inviter les puissances industrialisées à traduire leur promesses de réduction des gaz à effets de serres et de protection des zones vulnérables de la planète.
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This petition was born of a realization that came to us after reading an article alerting us that the temperature of the greatest lake in Africa, Lake Tanganyinka which is the second largest lake in the world by his volume, was evolving in an abnormal manner which endangers the survival of lake and species that live there. This demonstrates the adverse effects of climate change on our ecosystem. This petition aims to save this great heritage of Africa, to put ecology at the heart of development policies of our States, to urge industrialised country to translate their promises to curb greenhouse gas effects and protection of vulnerable areas of the planet.

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44. Stop the Black Market Sales of AIDS Medicine

To U.S. Congress, the Attorney General in each state as well as the United States Attorney General Office

On May 9th, 2010 The New York Times published an article titled Front Lines, AIDS War Is Falling Apart.

WHEREAS, one of the reasons the war on AIDS is falling apart is because of corruption within the Federal Government and the Black Market over Inflated Sales of AIDS and HIV Drugs In Africa and around the world. On Dec 1, 2009 an email was leaked that was sent from Africa by C.P.F.in which CPF stated

"there is a major black market scam being worked on the $30 million a year in HIV AIDS drugs we finance... I could easily name the in-house folks but my lips are sealed."

CPF is an Administrative Employee of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR).

Thousands of people are losing their lives every month because of the Black Market Sales of HIV/AIDS drugs which make the drugs unaffordable and sometimes the Black Market Retailers thin out the medicine with water and other chemicals and cause it to become toxic.

WHEREAS, Samuel A. Weems, who was elected as one of the one hundred delegates to rewrite the Arkansas Constitution and once held the office of prosecuting attorney has written a widely published article condemning CFF's support of violent activities and terrorists. Among his many statements to CPF which he forwarded to numerous politicians and published many places, he said "CPF, by your agency giving $15 million US tax dollars Your action is nothing more than the total support for a regime that is guilty of ethnic cleansing."

THEREFORE, it is concluded that CPF's finances all over the world warrant a full investigation.

FURTHER, the United States government has allowed, and is continuing to allow, CPF to benefit and/or direct the American people's tax money.

THEREFORE, it is up to the American people to exercise their rights and hold CPF accountable for financial irregularities which may or may not lead to CPF
revealing the names of in-house US Federal Government people involved in the Black Market over-Inflated Sales of AIDS and HIV Drugs In Africa.

CONSEQUENTLY, the people of the United States of America declare the following,

TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT: Pursuant to the Bill of Rights, Amendment One, we, the people of the United States, declare that we are grieved over the actions of CPF and hereby petition the United States government to take immediate action to cease funding CPF with any taxes from the United States of America in any way, manner of form until CPF's finances receive a full financial investigation. This includes past, current and future finances in the USA, France, Berlin and worldwide.

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45. Mau mau petition

To remember all the freedom fighters who fought for our Independence; and fight for the compensation warranted to their widows and offspring who have been victims of the British government and now are denied there rights.

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46. Maintain Dr Lewallen as headmaster of the American School of Marrakesh

Parents, students and staff at the American School of Marrakesh, have been more than satisfied with Dr. Lewallen as the headmaster of their school for the year 2009-2010.

We believe that Dr. Lewallen has been able to improve the school as much as was possible this year with his limited powers and school budget.

The Board of the ASM is not considering to renew Dr. Lewallen's contract for the year 2010-2011. Taking into account the numerous merits of Dr. Lewallen's performance this year, we strongly oppose this decision.

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Parents, élèves et employés de American School of Marrakech, ont été plus que satisfait du Dr. Lewallen en tant que Directeur de leur école durant l'année 2009-2010.

Nous croyons que le Dr. Lewallen a été capable d'améliorer l'école autant qu'il était possible cette année avec ses pouvoirs et budget limités.

Le Board d'ASM n'a pas l'intention de renouveler le contrat du Dr. Lewallen pour l'année 2010-2011. Prenant en considération les nombreux mérites du travail du Dr. Lewallen cette année, nous nous opposons fermement à cette décision.

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47. Bring Back Death Penalty In South Africa!

For the past fifteen years there has been a RAPID increase in murder, rape and all other incredibly savage acts and crime in general. South Africa is currently NUMBER ONE on in the world for murder, rape and all crime and therefore earned the name "CRIME CAPITAL OF THE WORLD".

More then THREE THOUSAND FARMERS have been murdered since 1994 and nearly more then 50 South Africans are murdered PER DAY! A BIG portion of that are CHILDREN that were RAPED TO DEATH!

These SAVAGES are seldom caught and only a few gets captured and convicted. Most of these murderers actually prefer being in jail. They receive clean beds, three meals and free education if they so desire.

This becomes another burden on the taxpayer. With other words the law-abiding citizens of South Africa actually are then the ones getting punished for the murderer 's heinous acts! More then 600 South Africans have actually successfully gained refugee status in other countries! HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS South Africans have already fled the country in fear of their lives! This resulted in the ultimate "Brain Drain" of the country.

Instead of keeping the LAW-ABIDING, EDUCATED citizens of South Africa IN the country, the Lack of the South African Government's involvement and lack of proper punishment has secured South Africa 's first place as a MURDER/RAPE/CRIME - CAPITAL IN THE WORLD!

I am of the strong opinion that Capital Punishment for murder should be reintroduced to South Africa! Amnesty International states that the Death Penalty 'violates the right of the life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.' The question - What about the lives and rights of the victims? Were they not entitled to the Right of Life and Prohibition of Torture?

The person that takes the life savagely of another should no longer benefit from the protections afforded under any legislation. The failure of the government to actually ensure the citizens of South Africa a safer country is no longer expectable.

A Jail term is no longer a deterrent. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY IN SOUTH AFRICA! PLEASE VISIT our pages on FACEBOOK -

EYE ON SOUTH AFRICA
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108003955902770&ref=mf

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48. City of Raleigh-City of Nairobi Partnership/Sisterhood

City of Raleigh and City of Nairobi Sisterhood is an initiative being pursed by very qualified and hardworking committee aimed at forming partnership/Sisterhood between these two Cities.

City Sisterhood is an officially approved, long-term partnership/relationship between two Cities with clearly defined benefits.

Some of the benefits of such relationship includes but not limited to; Business and Investment benefits, student exchanges programs, cultural exchanges, exchange and sharing of ideas e.g City of Nairobi can learn good environmental practices like recycling, water purification or traffic control from City of Raleigh.

Others may include collaborative projects between institutions of higher learning like e.g University of Nairobi and NC State, Duke etc. Among other numerous benefits.

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49. Medical Camp: Healthcare Justice For OVC Children, Teen Mums, and Senior Citizens

AID Kenya Foundation is nonprofit humanitarian foundation in Kenya whose mission is to mobilize voluntary humanitarian assistance and development aid to vulnerable populations in Kenya, who include orphaned and vulnerable children, youth at risk, abused women, marginalized communities, and other disenfranchised population.

Our vision:
A society free of poverty and human sufferings of all forms.

Our Mission: Changing Lives, Impacting Humanity

Core values:
Humanity: kindness and compassion for others.

Transparency and accountability.

Equality: all people get equal rights, treatment and value.

Professionalism: we are a team of skilled, competent members.

Interdependence: firm belief that we all need each other for our survival.

Peace: we believe in a world free from conflict and violence.

PATA TIBA HEALTHCARE PROGRAM
Health care is a basic right for human beings. Provision of quality, accessible and affordable healthcare services has been a challenge to the majority of population due to:
• Lack of financial support
• Limited number of health care centers
• Low level of awareness and basic health education.
It is against such a backdrop that AID KENYA FOUNDATION proposes to undertake a community health project in the region. The Foundation is determined to make the 1st Pata Tiba Medical Camp in KITUTU Community, Kisii, on May 22-23 a success story. In the subsequent months, the medical camps will be expanded following areas: Githunguri (Kiambu); Naivasha ( Nakuru); Bahari( Kilifi); Narok( Narok); Ongata Rongai(Kajiado); Ole Maa Village( Nairobi).

In such a project health care professionals (medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses and dentists) will provide free health services including:
• Medical check-up
• Provision of drugs
• Counseling and health education.
To undertake such a project, the following resources are required;
• Human resource-medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses and dental
surgeons
• Drugs
• Dental equipments
• Others

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
To provide medical attention to the disadvantaged population of Kenya with specific emphasis on the following conditions;
• Malaria and other infectious diseases.
• Water borne diseases e.g. typhoid and dysentery.
• Worm infestations.
• Gynecological conditions.
• Eye and ENT problems.
• Dental conditions.
• HIV/AIDS Awareness.
• Respiratory conditions e.g. asthma, pneumonia, common cold.
• Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
• Basic health education and information among others.

KITUTU MEDICAL CAMP HIGHLIGHTS:
ACTION DATE: JULY 17-18, 2010;
KITUTU MEDICAL CAMP BUDGET USD. 19,810.00
BENEFICIARIES: KITUTU COMMUNITY, KISII, KENYA;
NUMBER OF CAMPSITES: 5 ( ISECHA, KEGOGI, ENTANDA, MARANI, AND MOSOCHO);
ESTIMATED MUMBER OF CHILDREN, TEENAGERS, WOMEN AND ADULTS TO BE TREATED: 1800-2300;
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO BE INVOLVED: 42;
PATA TIBA MEDICAL CAMP THEME: ‘EVERY HUMAN BEING HAS A RIGHT TO HEALTHCARE’


Voluntary Donations can be sent to the following Bank Account:-

A/C Name: AID KENYA FOUNDATION
A/C No. : 082-1430151
Swift Code: BARCKENX
Bank: BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA
Branch: Haile Selassie Avenue

Our Postal Address:
AID Kenya Foundation,
P. O. BOX 5956-00200, Nairobi-Kenya
Tel. +254722649965

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50. Petition to the EDA Leadership

The EDA leadership has appointed a preparatory committee for the "National Conference for Democratic Change" that has raised the eyebrows of most of the stakeholders that were hoping to see an all inclusive and representative of the diversity of the Opposition camp.

It also set a July 2010 date for this conference without going through the process of public debates and publicity campaigns. We feel that EDA's decision is causing a big uproar and disagreement within the Opposition camp, and if these minor problems are not fixed now, it might have a dire consequence on unity of the opposition.

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51. Support Moments Sports Pub - Parys, Free State, South Africa

Support "Moments Sports Pub" in its Application for a Liquor/Other Licence. No reasons have been given to justify the rejection of this Application.

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52. Petition to save William James from deportation

William (Will) James is 20 years old and was airlifted out of Sierra Leone’s warzone to the UK as a 7 year old with his British guardians Mr Willie and Mrs Gladys Rosenior. He has lived as a well-loved and valued member of the Rosenior family in London for the last 13 years.

However, his application for indefinite leave has been refused and the Border Agency now want to deport him. They want him to return to Sierra Leone – a country he knows very little about, where he has no known family and to a life completely foreign to him.

They claim he has no family life here in the UK. This is far from the truth. His appeal against this harsh judgment is on May 4th 2010 and the Rosenior family ask for your support by signing this petition.

Update on ‘Will Must Stay’ Campaign and the outcome of the hearing on 4th May 2010.

On 4th May 2010 the Home Office officially withdrew their application because they could not ‘sustain’ their action and will submit a new decision. The issue now, is whether Will is granted immediate indefinite leave to remain in the UK or, on condition of good behaviour, he is granted stay for 2 years followed by indefinite leave to remain. We must keep up the momentum in pressing the Home Office for the right decision. Whilst we have won the ‘sea battle’ we still need to win the ‘land battle’, so in light of this, we will continue with the petitions.

We will be in touch again, hopefully with more good news and thank you all for your support.

The Rosenior Family.

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53. Promte responsible pet ownership in Africa

Uncontrolable stray dogs in Africa due to irresponsible breeding and ignorance; puppy mills awareness highly recommended; our fabpet amagazine need support;
thank you.

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54. Cancelar el Premio UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

EG Justice Necesita Tu Ayuda. Firma esta solicitud hoy para cancelar el Premio UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

En el 2008, la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO) creó el Premio Internacional UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo para la Investigación en Ciencias de la Vida, en honor de y financiado por el presidente autocrático del Guinea Ecuatorial, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

El premio pretende reconocer "los logros científicos que mejoren la calidad de la vida humana." Mientras tanto, la calidad de vida hoy en Guinea Ecuatorial es pésima.

A pesar de haber alcanzado el más alto PIB per cápita en África sub-Sahariana, el 60 por ciento de los Ecuatoguineanos vive con menos de 1 dólar al día en condiciones comparables a Haití o el Chad. El Presidente Obiang está desechando la oportunidad de invertir los recursos disponibles para mejorar los servicios sociales básicos, lo cual está resultando en un descenso en la tasa de asistencia de la escuela primaria, bajos indicadores de salud, y una pobreza excesiva.

Un premio de la UNESCO en honor a Obiang equivale a una aprobación internacional de este régimen cleptocrático y abusivo, y socava la misión de la UNESCO de promover la educación, la ciencia, la cultura y los derechos humanos.

¡Tu Puedes Ayudar, firmando esta solicitud a UNESCO!
Digámosle a UNESCO que la corrupción y el abuso no deberían ser premiados, y que el dinero utilizado para crear este premio debería ser reinvertido para beneficio del pueblo de Guinea Ecuatorial.

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55. STOP the UNESCO-Obiang International Prize for the Life Sciences

EG Justice Needs Your Help. Sign the petition now to STOP the UNESCO-Obiang International Prize for the Life Sciences.

In 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created the UNESCO-Obiang International Prize for the Life Sciences, named for and financed by the autocratic and abusive president of the oil-rich West African country of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The prize is said to recognize “scientific achievements that improve the quality of human life.” Meanwhile, the quality of life in Equatorial Guinea today remains abysmal. In spite of having attained the highest GDP per capita in Sub-Saharan Africa, 60 percent of Equatoguineans live on less than $1 a day in conditions comparable to Haiti or Chad. President Obiang has neglected to invest available resources in basic social services, resulting in declining primary school attendance, poor health indicators, and needless poverty.

The UNESCO Obiang Prize is a cynical ploy to co-opt the worthy name and reputation of UNESCO to enhance the image of a notorious dictatorship. The prize amounts to international approval for this kleptocratic and abusive regime and it undermines UNESCO’s mission to promote education, science, culture, and human rights.

You can help, by signing this petition to UNESCO!

Let’s send a message to UNESCO that corruption and abuse should not be rewarded and that funds used to create this prize should be reinvested in the people of Equatorial Guinea.

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56. The Vatican should apologize to Ethiopians

Fascist Italy dehumanized ethiopians in its campaign to colonize Ethiopia from 1935 to 1941. Vatican gave her support to fascist invasion.

We would like to see the Vatican apologize to the Ethiopian people for her complicity. Pope Benedict should stand for a just cause.

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57. Democracy in Djibouti for 2011 (Action Group for Democracy)

In her deliberations, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, who chaired the United Nations Commission on Human Rights during the early years of it, in 1946, summoned:

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."

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58. Pour la libération de Zahra Boudkour et de ses camarades

Zahra Boudkour, étudiante en droit, est la plus jeune détenue politique au Maroc. Elle a été arrêtée ainsi que 17 de ses camarades pendant une manifestation étudiante violemment réprimée par les forces de l'ordre.

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59. Stop war in the volatile region of Kivu

Urgent Request to the UN, DRCongo Authorities and all rebel groups, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Sudan and South Africa to strenghten their commintment to stop war in the in a volatile region of Kivu, durable peace and building the country.

For the past fourteen (14) years, the Eastern Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, specifically, KIVU region, has been going through different forms of war, violence, instability, genocide, crime against Humanity, gross Human rights abuses and so much more to mention the few... which have left/seen millions of people dead, displaced, fleeing the region and country, homeless, in extreme level of poverty and hunger, raped, Kidnapped/abducted, tortured and severely traumatised,... due to more violence and persecution in the region.

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60. Support Achimota school

The school can not be closed down..., and the situation at hand must be solved immediately!.... this is it!

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