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1. Compensate Apartheid Victims

Black people were victims of apartheid in South Africa. Their land was taken. They were denied basic human rights ie. cultural and religious expression, education, economic participation, good health care, etc.

Post apartheid black people are still trapped in the same vicious cycle of poverty. Unemployment is alarming, crime and general abuse is endemic because the apartheid wrongs were not corrected. Government empowerment programs come extremely short.

Black people must be compensated 1million Rand per family for the atrocities of Apartheid. Their dignity must be restored. They must be afforded a fair chance to life, empowered to afford good education, health care and a meaningful business investment. That will level the playing field. One million for every family.

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2. Urge the Alberta Government to protect the rights of Injured Workers, and amend the Workers Compensation Act

Previous to CIWAA's inception the WCB and the Government have relied on Injured Workers inability to organize and remain fragmented leaving many voices without a united message.

We must unite all the Injured Workers under one group and one message. That group is CIWAA and that message is We will not allow WCB to deny legitimate claims of Injured Workers in order for corporate Alberta to benefit with the lowest WCB premiums in Canada at Injured Workers expense.

NOTICE: The name and address of every person who signs this petition may be made available to the public if the petition is in proper form to be presented to the Legislative Assembly.

To Contact Injured Workers: www.canadianinjuredworkers@gmail.com
www.canadianinjuredworkers.com

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3. Making Companies and WCB Pay and Change

It is time to stop companies from hiding behind Section 44 of the WCB act when it comes to their permanently injured employees. It's time for them to step up and pay the compensation that injured workers deserve.

We can't allow WCB to cut off workers just because they are permanently disabled or deny workers compensation just because they want to protect employers and keep rates low.

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4. STOP PLAN TO RAID BRAIN INJURED BABIES' COMPENSATION

The Ministry of Justice is planning to raid 25% of the general damages and past losses (often including money to compensate to parents for the years of care they have provided) awarded to babies' who are brain damaged as a result of clinical negligence in order to subsidise the cost of legal aid in other areas of law. This is known as a 'Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme'.

In effect it is an extra tax on the most vulnerable and deserving victims in society and would make it unrealistic to take cases forward on legal aid, making a mockery of the so-called concession made to leave these cases 'in scope' for legal aid. In other words it is as good as scrapping legal aid for all clinical negligence cases through the back door.

The MoJ has admitted that in cases run under 'no-win no-fee' there will not be a 25% deduction, although solicitors will be permitted to in successful cases to deduct upto 25% as a success fee. (They can use their discretion not to, whereas there would be no discretion at the Ministry of Justice) .

For a copy of AvMA's submission to the MoJ click here: http://www.avma.org.uk/data/files/Response_to_MOJ_Key_Stakeholder_Exercise_re_SLAS_28_6_12.pdf

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5. "REFUGEES IN OUR HOMELAND": RESETTLE GOSA EVICTEES NOW!

On the orders of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) and the Nigerian Army, heavily-armed soldiers and mobile police officers invaded Gosa 1 village, located along the Airport Road, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and demolished homes, businesses, churches, mosques, schools, farmlands, crops, shrines, and important cultural relics belonging to indigenous Gbagyi farmers and low-income residents.

The Thursday, April 26, 2012 demolitions - carried out without prior notice, payment of compensation or provision of alternate shelter - left thousands homeless, including children, the youth, women and the aged people who had lived on the land from time immemorial.

Ten days after the demolitions, scores of families continue to live near the ruins of their demolished homes because "they have no where else to go", and cannot afford the soaring rental costs in the city.

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6. Support Lung Disease Sufferers - Pleural Plaque Claimants

In England On 25 February 2010, the government stated that it will not overturn the October 2007 House of Lords ruling regarding pleural plaques compensation claims.

As a result, It is not possible to claim compensation for pleural plaques in England. However, in Scotland, The Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) (Scotland) Bill enables victims to continue to claim compensation through the courts for pleural plaques, pleural thickening and asbestos-related conditions.

This is obviously unfair to suffers in England, and needs to be changed.

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7. Slave Raparation Petition

Reparation refers to the need to repair the damage done to Africans and people of African descent by the slave trade, colonization and neo-colonization so that they could compete more effectively in the global context, reverse the prolonged history of underdevelopment and rejoin the train of development in the world.

This definition clearly identifies two categories of victims who can claim reparation or compensation: Africans and African Americans. It also identifies the harm suffered or committed during three periods: the Maafa a Kiswahili term for the transatlantic slave trade of Africans (16th – 19th centuries); colonization, i.e. exploitation and the political, cultural and economic domination of Africa by Western Europe (19th – 20th centuries) and neocolonization; the surreptitious economic and cultural domination of the former African colonies. As we can very well realize, this subject is so emotionally charged that we question ourselves how we can rationally and objectively deal with it.

However, like other research work that has been done on slavery and its effects on Africans and African Americans in contemporary society, it is possible to show, as Daniel Payot writes at the opening of the conference Esclavage et servitude d’hier et d’aujourd’hui that “science can very well accept the questioning of the facts it deals with, and that in these domains, scientific rigoaur, without becoming confused with them, can very well go alongside emotion, revolt, the concern of justice and the desire to restore the dignity of those who were victims.

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8. Clinical Negligence Access To Justice

The Government have announced proposals both to take clinical negligence out of scope for Legal Aid funding and to introduce tight restrictions on how solicitors can operate Conditional Fee Agreements ("no-win no-fee"), which would also mean taking fees out of clients' damages.

The combined effect of both these sets of proposals would inevitably mean that many people with 'lower value' claims, including those involving the death of a child or elderly person, would not be able to take legal action at all. The NHS would also be deprived of essential learning to improve patient safety and the incentive to improve, which clinical negligence litigation provides. Whilst consultation on the proposals ends on 14th February 2011 the debates about these controversial proposals will rumble on for up to two years, so continue to sign the petition after that date.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP:

- If not too late, respond to the consultations though the Ministry of Justice website:
http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm

- Write to and ideally meet with your MP to raise your concerns. See our briefing and other resources at: www.avma.org.uk/campaigns

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9. WANTED: Fair Trials and Compensation - instead of an Effective Remedy before National Authorities

In defence of Maurice J Kirk BVSc, representative of thousands of victims of financial exploitation and legal oppression, we are targeting “HM Partnership”. By that we mean authorities that are protected from prosecution by a Royal Charter and employ individuals who abuse “Her Majesty’s Prerogative” not to comply with the Rule of Law.

“HM Partnership” has omitted Article 13 from the UK Human Rights Act 1998. In the European Convention for Human Rights, Article 13 guarantees an effective remedy before national authorities, notwithstanding that the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity.

A forensic analysis about Maurice is here.

The petition is now required to FREE Maurice from Cardiff prison. You can

  • write to prisoner no. A7306AT in HMP Cardiff, Knox Road, South Glamorgan CF24 0UG

  • contact HMP Governor Richard Booty, T: 02920 923 100, Fax: 02920 923 318. See Norman Scarth's letter to him!

  • write to the Crown Prosecution Service asking for fair hearings, due process and that Maurice's demands are met: Cardiff.DistrictPCPT@cps.gsi.gov.uk

  • just as Haringey Council criminalises the victims of their child snatching and their supporters, so does South Wales Police criminalise and penalise their victim Maurice Kirk - with the collusion of HM Court Services and HMP Cardiff. That's why Patrick Cullinane coined the term HM Partnership to which Maurice adds "HM Shrinks".

  • His latest cry for help is here.

    Following our tradition of meetings in Westminster, we recorded the launch of our Association of McKenzie Friends on 6th March 2012, the day of the world wide protest against child abuse.

    Previous meetings were recorded in the Grand Committee Room and in Room 14 and led to Enforcement of Bank of England Act 1694, and links to Our meetings on video.

    The collection of all our petitions with latest comments can be found here.

    Given Maurice's exceptional experiences in court rooms and prison cells, he offered to support the Musas as McKenzie Friend when nobody else was around. Their six Nigerian children have been stolen by Haringey Council who cover up their wrong-doings about as desperately as South Wales Police...

    Maurice has now been in prison since 22nd December 2011, on remand, while trying to keep up with some 12 or so court cases. As a Litigant in Person, his human rights for a fair trial get violated virtually every day: he cannot phone people he wants, he doesn't have access to his files or computer, and the Police even determine that evidence he has found against them must not leave the prison! You can't make it up!...

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    10. Review the operation of The Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation and Review Board

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation and Review Board is purposely designed to NOT pay compensation.

    The Board has been losing Veterans' essential documents for the sole purpose of tiring Vets to quit their fight for justice.

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    11. Britain must compensate Aboriginal people for radioactive fallout

    Joint Statement, Hiroshima Day, 6 August 2009 (EMBARGOED until 6 August 2009)
    Britain must compensate Aboriginal people for radioactive fallout

    Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) and the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement of South Australia (ALRM) are seeking your support for the attached statement.

    Aboriginal people affected by the British nuclear tests carried out in Australia in the 1950s should have the same rights as Australian veterans to compensation for radioactive injury from the British Government; and they need Australian government support to pursue their legal claims. Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation and the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement of South Australia want to see equitable access to legal processes for affected Aboriginal people following the decision of the British High Court to allow military veterans from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the UK to sue the British Ministry of Defence for compensation for damages related to radiation exposure from tests carried out on their Anangu lands.

    To be launched on Thursday, 6 August 2009, the annual commemoration of Hiroshima Day, this statement will be circulated for six weeks seeking support before being formally presented to the governments concerned on 21 September 2009, which is the United Nations' International Day of Peace.

    Media contacts:
    South Australia ALRM Neil Gillespie 0417 086 025
    National ANTaR Janet Hunt 0408 170 448

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    12. Give Them Justice Petition

    The Chronicle is calling on the Government to overturn a House of Lords ruling which snatched the right to compensation away from the sufferers of pleural plaques. Hundreds of North East workers have been left without a penny despite being exposed to asbestos by their employers.

    Now we are asking readers to sign our petition and add their support to the cause, helping us put pressure on ministers to make sure justice is done.

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    13. Stop Congressional Pay Raises

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/20/pay-raises-lawmakers-angers-watchdog-groups/

    In the midst of tough economic times our lawmakers should stand on principal and refuse the upcoming pay raises.

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    14. Fair benefits for Carers in the UK

    In the United Kingdom, a carer is paid the equivalent of 40p per minute to be primary carer for a disabled person in the home. If a family member is the sole carer and cannot work outside the home, this so called top up benefit tops up nothing and is the total income. Only back in the 19th century did people earn this type of wage being forced to the workhouse.

    In 2008 people who care, and save this and other governments around £800.000.000 must be allowed to exist and survive above the poverty level forced upon us. Carers do not benefit from reductions in gas, electric, telephone bills, and also have to eat and pay the same as any other section of the community.

    There is grinding poverty due to this abuse of human rights.

    payfairscot@googlemail.com

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    15. Panacea Corps Of Chattel Slavery Ltd.

    (Former Chattel Slavery) is the beginning of Black History in America. You may think, everything is alright and it's O.K. to go about your business. I must warn you! It's not O.K. There are a few things needed to be done to help establish daily affirmation and to fully address many existing problems of today!

    Many people do not know what chattel slavery means. The word chattel is a term used to identify fromer African Descent Slaves. According to Webster's, the word Chattel means (an item of personal, movable property, a slave)

    There are several issues within the system, needing our immediate attention.

    For this reason, it is extremely important for you to act now! So ratifying the same, (Former Chattel Slavery) in America, was only part of, an international slave trade.

    Between the years 1783 and 1888 The institution of (Chattel Slavery) was largely religious and centered in Great Britain, Western Europe and the U.S.A.

    The significance of the panacea Corps Of Chattel Slavery (PCOCS) is to:

    1. Complete a Petition Drive to raise a minimum of 25 Million Signitures and Supporters. For questions about the petition please email us at: PCOCS2008@yahoo.com

    2. Establish a new chain of America's African Descent Slaves Library For (AADSL) to house all historical information pertaining to Black history as it started in America, Including all history pertaining to African Descent Slaves (From The Beginning Of Captivity, Up To Date With The Most Resent Documented Information and more!) For questions about (AADSL) please email us at: tyronenonprofit@yahoo.com

    3. Create America's National Community Service Employment Educational Programs (ANCSEEP). The programs are to be presented as a preempted pilot Repertoire Of Reparations to be sought in respect for damage due to direct results of former chattel slavery in America! For questions about (ANCSEEP) please email us at: tyronepersonal@yahoo.com

    What is more important and the main reason why these programs are necessary: It was legal according to law makers, to own human being as property therefore daming a people with the title of chattel slavery. This is why (PCOCS) wishes to Right The Wrong Doing Of Former Chattel Slavery. And How? Join the movement and learn more!

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    16. Workplace rights for Australian workers

    It has been my experience that some employers in the disability sector can and do treat their staff any way they like, without having to answer to anyone or any supposed laws.

    These employers need to be named and exposed.

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    17. Parking compensation for CVTV crew

    Parking while working at CVTV is to be paid out of the porket of the crew themselves. This is how it has been for a very long time or has always been this way.

    Now on the eve of the new year (2007) parking rates are jumping to $1.00 per hour in downtown Vancouver. This will be a huge change in crew pay. It will become a theft of 12.8% of level 1 crew and 12.1% from level 2 crew. Basically 1/8th of the pay.

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    18. T.R.O.M. B.O.N.E.S. The Relatives Of Murdered Britons Overseas Needing Emergency Support

    On July 23rd 2005 Matthew Fulham lost his young life at the hands of a suicide bomber as he ran to help the driver of a vehicle when it crashed through the foyer of the Ghazala Gardens Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. It was the day before his eighteenth birthday.

    Since that terrible day no victim of the Egyptian terrorist bombing or those from Bali, Turkey etc. or their families have received any financial compensation from the UK Government.

    It cannot be right to be abandoned by your country once you leave its shores. These people are innocent victims of terrorism just like those in London and deserve our compassion and support.

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    19. Call for the Denouncement of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact

    Consiliul Mondial Roman cere anularea acestui pact, fiind necesara in conditiile noii ere democratice europene, nerecunoasterea si necondamnarea acestui pact este inca actuala si afecteaza in continuare cu influente tutelare, natiunile mai mici.

    These days, when many are celebrating the 60 years passed since the victory over fascist Germany, the inhabitants of Eastern Europe cannot help but remember the year just before the starting of WWII. At that time, as a consequence of Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, signed by the fascist Germany and Stalinist USSR, entire countries or territories belonging to East European countries have been occupied by force by the Soviet Red Army, and incorporated in USSR. Thus, the Baltic Countries and Eastern Polish Provinces, but also Bessarabia, Bukovina and Hertza Region, all former Romanian provinces which have been included in USSR, have disappeared . The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, based on its provisions, also facilitated the starting of the German's aggression against Europe. The pact offered free hand to Germany to attack Western Europe, and a free hand to Stalin in Eastern Europe.

    The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact has violated all international laws as well as the sovereignty of all European Countries. In spite of this, the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact has not yet been denounced nor annulled by Germany and Russia . Therefore, the celebration of these days means a victory over fascism and recognition of those who suffered but cannot be considered complete until the denouncement and annulment of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact.

    That is why we, members of the Romanian World Council, Inc., are asking for a united effort to resolve the injustice created by this Pact that caused countless loss of lives, tremendous sufferings and destructions.

    Romania, like all other countries of Europe, wants to live in peace with her neighbors, developing a spirit of friendship, cooperation, and good will.

    We are asking the leaders of Germany, Russia and Ukraine to denounce and recognize the annulment of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact as a small compensation for the injustice that Romania has had to live for 66 years.

    We ask all Europeans to join us in our efforts to eliminate one of the last tragic and painful events in the history of Europe.

    Romanian World Council, Inc. / Consiliului Mondial Roman

    Biroul Director/ The Board of Directors
    Atlanta, Georgia , The United States of America.

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    20. Compensation for Residential property damage by Air Traffic over our city by the Airlines community

    We the Citizens of Inkster Michigan seek the support and leadership of our City Government to advocate for funding from the Metro Airport Community to replace windows, roofs and all siding of our homes. We are requesting this because as you know The Airline industry has a plane flying over our city every minute. It is creating structural damage to our homes, vehicles and disrupting our sense of peace as a community.

    We want accountability from our Elected City Officials and we are demanding that they seek compensation for All damages outlined in this petition. Make no mistake your neighboring cities Westland, Wayne, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Romulus have all had similar petition drives which lead to the control over the frequency of flights over their cities and Secondly, monetary compensation for all damages to their property by the Airline Industry.

    As a result of Quality leadership in those cities, the residents of those cities were able and are able to get new doors, windows, roofs, insulation and more. We are seeking compensation for our damages. We need the unified support of all residents in this city to come together and support this petition drive. You can do your part by signing this petition.

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    21. Investigation into Workers' Compensation Boards in Canada

    We the people of Canada respectfully request the Government of Canada to begin an investigation into all Workers' Compensation Boards in Canada in order to stop the suffering and persecution of hundreds of thousands of workers who have been injured on the job.

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    22. Improve OC Transpo

    Since moving into the Ottawa/Carelton area eight years ago I have been forced to take the bus as an safe and healthy fashion but find the service substandard. This Petition is to go to OC Transpo in Ottawa to help them understand that their riders are not pleased with the constant bus delays, early arrivals, threats of strikes, and rate increases without some compensation.

    Please be kind and sign this petition so that we can let OC Transpo know in one unified voice we are tired of their service standards set so low, and let them know that a powerful union cannot stand against the voice of a community any longer.

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    23. Raise Direct Support Staff (MR/DD) Rates

    Direct Support Staff who work with people with developmental disabilities do not recieve adequate compensation for the work they do. They are often asked to work long hours doing very demanding work that affects people's lives. They cannot make a living wage working at just one job. Most are single mothers trying to raise their family and they must take two or more jobs to make ends meet.

    Most importantly, the work they do is very important for the people they work with and for society. By paying direct support staff minimum wage or slightly above they and their work is devalued. Caring for other human beings the hardest and most important work in our society. They should be paid accordingly and should recieve a living wage.

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    24. Compensation For Merchant Marine & Native Veterans

    Our father is a War Vet with the first WWW2, Merchant Marine, Korean War and a Indian.Our father did not receive compensation as a merchant marine or as an Indian during his duty to Canada.Our father died in 1992 so when the money came along he had passed away.Our mother did not receive any benifits either. We are asking the people of Canada to help us in obtaining funds under these measures.

    We are hoping that the money that was given to merchant marine and the the money given to a native who was in the war but never recognized will be given to his children.If our mother was alive at the time the money was given out she would have received it for the merchant marines. We understand that had our father was alive he would have received compensation for being an Indian during the war as well. All we want is compensation that is owed to our family as it was not easy growing up in poverty an living off the reserve.
    We hope that the people of Canada will help us in this endeavour.

    Thank You
    The Children of
    Private Gerald Harquail

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    25. Support H.R. 3741

    We, as parents of vaccine-injured children, have developed this petition in an effort to help pass H.R.3741 into law. The enactment of H.R. 3741 will insure that the families and children who have suffered due to vaccination injury will have an opportunity to be compensated for lifelong debilitating illness or death related consequences. These children deserve every chance to be afforded the type of special care and consideration they require. Please support H.R.3741. NOTE: When signing the petition please include your address so that your name may be forwarded to the appropriate state representatives. This information will be used for the purposes of this petition only.

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    26. Elance should provide Fair Compensation

    Elance connects supply with demand. The suppliers try to compete with each other offering projects they'd be willing to do for X amount of money. Suppliers compete with each other, and as a result of unorganized supply, the individuals providing the services do not receive fair compensation for their services.

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    27. Make all TAXES, Fines, And Fees voluntary

    All power in a capitalistic society is based in money. Our elections are questionable at best and the ordained winners of said elections determine how much will be given to support any issue or person. The people of this great nation should determine how much personal income is spent to finance the government. The government has a constitutional right to tax, fine, and set fees; however, through a referendum we the people can take the mandatory punishment away from government by making all such monetary compensation voluntary.

    The time is now to pull the dog's teeth.

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