Active petitions in over 75 countries Follow GoPetition

Petition Tag - justice

1. Starbucks Should Stop Matching Financial Donations to Planned Parenthood

Undoubtedly, more videos are soon to be released. However, at the moment, we have three videos graphically detailing the illegal activities of Planned Parenthood.

Particularly, these videos showcase how the company will (illegally) perform an abortion in a such a way that the aborted fetus's body is more or less "fully intact". When an abortion results in a more fully intact body, it provides an incentive for PP to gain a financial profit from various procurement companies that will purchase the body at high costs.

Beyond merely ethical concerns, these recent revelations make it clear that the abortion industry has been making a profit in the trafficking of aborted fetuses. In the eyes of many Americas, this is immoral.

As Americans - a nation that recently declared all citizens equal in the eyes of the law in regards to marriage - we believe a double standard exists. How can one support marriage equality, but ignore the fact that a federally-funded organization has been selling the body parts of dead children?

We petition American citizens to rethink this hypocrisy. Also, we speak specifically to partners at Starbucks. While Starbucks doesn't directly support PP, they do match donations made to a variety of companies - including PP. We believe a socially-progressive company such as this one need not support PP and its activities.

View petition

2. Justice for Cecil the Lion

As you all may be aware of by now, Cecil the Lion was killed by Walter James Palmer.

There are claims that Mr. Palmer was not aware the lion was protected, however was he aware that lions are a species in danger right now?

The guides who he paid big money were arrested in Zimbabwe on poaching charges. Mr. Palmer should also face these charges, however even though Zimbabwe has brought charges against Mr. Palmer, no actions have been made by the United States Government or the U.N.

Let's get justice for Cecil the lion and make people see that humans should not have the right to kill protected animals like Cecil the Lion.

View petition

3. Life Sentence In Canada Needs To Change

In the wake of the Toronto Star news article regarding Paul Bernardo having the option to apply for a day pass from jail, I have decided that I've had enough of our bleeding heart, flawed justice system.

I for one can not believe that this man even has the "option" of applying for this pass.

The House of Commons needs to know that 25 years in prison for horrendous and pre-meditated murder is NOT enough.

Life should mean LIFE!

View petition

4. Bring Tony Grimes murderers to juctice

I am requesting that the Alabama bureau of investigation be brought in to assist the Phenix city police department in the Aug 2007 murder of my nephew Tony Grimes.

This family is demanding justice for our son, grandson, cousin, nephew, and friend Tony Grimes.

View petition

5. Drop the Charges on Protesters! Charge Killer Cops!

End racist police terror, murder with impunity and harassment of protest movements. File charges against killer cops! Drop the charges against protesters!

From Baltimore, to Ferguson, to New York, to Durham to Los Angeles, a powerful new movement across the country has emerged to fight racist police murders and the failure to indict or imprison killer cops. In Los Angeles, over 400 people were arrested on the front lines of this protest movement after shutting down major city streets, highways, intersections and other venues last November after Darryl Wilson was not charged over the death of Mike Brown.

Many more continue to be arrested after the fact, including those who occupied LAPD. Several of these protesters are now facing serious criminal charges, including Shalana Little who is facing up to 4 years in jail. This is part of a national trend to target Black activists with more serious charges, including the use of "lynching" charges, while doing nothing to indict the true lynchers, the killer cops.

Shalana is going to trial on June 4, so we must pressure the prosecutor to drop the charges now!

We must continue to build this movement for people's power and liberation.

CALL TO ACTION:

Call Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer at 213-978-8100 to demand the following:

1) Drop all charges against Shalana Little and all protesters who responded to the police killings in Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and Los Angeles and around the nation.
2) Make a public statement supporting the arrest, indictment, and conviction of cops that kill residents.

Call Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey at (213) 974-3512 to demand the following:

Indict the cops who killed Omar Abrego, Ezell Ford and Brother Africa.

Initiated by a group of arrestees, S.T.O.P. Brutality (Stand Together to Oppose Police Brutality).

View petition

6. Stop Air Pollution in Imara Daima and its Environs (Mombasa Road)

RE: PETITION BY AREA RESIDENTS NEAR IMARA DAIMA RAILWAY STATION: A CRY FOR OUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT. COMPLAINT AGAINST RELEASE OF TOXIC GASES/FUMES INTO THE AIR: RESIDENTIAL ESTATES MOST AFFECTED OAKPARK, SUNRISE ESTATE, MUIMARA,VILLA FRANCA, IMARA DAIMA ESTATE, AMARA PARK AND IMARA GARDENS and ADJACENT NEIGHBOURS ALONG MOMBASA ROAD.

Kindly note we the residents/ inhabitants of the above mentioned Area, specifically the above stated estates have observed with concern the awful conduct of emission of toxic gases into the air. This illegal conduct is endangering our health and our precious lives. The gas/fumes are so toxic and most residents are now complaining of dry and irritable throats, headaches, nausea, tingling of the skin amongst other ailments. The children are having persistent sore throats and upper respiratory infections.

Some residents have reported to National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) but we are NOT aware of any substantive action so far taken.
As residents who care about our own health, and that of our loved ones, we are now writing to you officially, requesting you to resolve this complaint ONCE and FOR ALL.

We are aware that there are gas refilling companies just next to the residential area (check near the Softa Company, Chrolide exide company area) and we are shocked that Gas refilling companies have been allowed to operate so near a residential area. Another company called POWEREX LUBRICANTS LIMITED has been mentioned as being likely to be one of the pollutants.

We are only citizens without investigative expertise, so these are only our reasonable guesses judging from where the smell seems to be most perceived and smelt from. We surely expect that you will use tax payers’ money to ascertain who are the culprits, because that is why you have been set up as public offices.

View petition

7. NEW TRIAL FOR GEORGE PITT

On October 3rd 1993, an innocent child named Samantha Dawn Tool was brutally raped, beaten and murdered. Due to a poor investigation, George Pitt (boyfriend of Samantha's mother) was charged and convicted on extremely circumstancial evidence. There was also other evidence never tested for DNA until requested by Pitt's lawyer years later and it was found there was no DNA evidence connecting him to the crime.

He has spent 21 years in prison for a crime he may not have commited. He has maintained his innocence until this day even when he could have plead guilty to strike a deal he never once considered it because he insists he is innocent. Many people including the chief of police openly stated there's a chance this man didn't do this.

That little girl deserves true justice, and if Mr Pitt is innocent than so does he, so please take the time to look up this terrible crime if your not familiar with it, look at the facts, and please sign this petition for a new trial. It should be innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around.

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=3073.0

View petition

8. America's Police Should Be Required To Wear Working Body Cameras

Throughout the years and not to mention recent news we have been seeing a spike of police related killings and beating across the nation. And in mostly every case the officer or officers are not even charged or is exonerated because of the "It's our officer's word over the criminal's word."

The sad part is that every victim ISN'T a criminal. Police are SUPPOSED to PROTECT and SERVE. That isn't the case for most. When will enough be enough?When it hits home?Or next door? Is this what all these taxpayers are working hard for? To have friends and family gunned down, beat down, framed, and etc? When will WE as a nation say "Enough is enough!".

When will we as the PEOPLE of the proclaimed "Land of The Free" actually be free of this murderous and cowardly hold that they have over us. This isn't a race thing.I am fighting for US, the people of America.Will I fight alone, Yes I Will! Is this what we want for our children? Our grandchildren? Our future? YOU'RE future? We fight for issues that hold no relevance in our lives. NOW let's fight FOR our lives! Our CHILDREN lives!

View petition

9. მოვითხოვთ ორგანიზატორების პასუხისგებაში მიცემას!

საქართველოს სხვადასხვა რეგიონში სკოლის მოწაფეებსა და მოზარდებს ნაციონალური მოძრაობის 9 წლიანი მმართველობის შესახებ ძალადობის სცენების შემცველ ე.წ. დოკუმენტურ ფილმებს უჩვენებენ!

View petition

10. Investigate and Prosecute GOP

Republicans in Congress have now contacted foreign governments with the intent of negotiating with them regarding United States ongoing discussion about foreign policy, namely inviting the head of a country (Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel) to invite him to speak to the U.S. Congress about his country's desires on topics the executive branch must perform.

In addition, Republicans in Congress have now contacted Iran's leadership that Congress could nullify any negotiated agreement the Executive branch has made, warning Iran that they would likely abort or alter such an agreement once the current president leaves office. In the first case, Israel's Netanyahu was invited by John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House to speak to congress & in the latter case, Mitch McConnell, Republican Senate Majority Leader along with 47 others signed the open letter to the Iranian leadership. Both acts are against the Logan Act regarding negotiations.

The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 30 January 1799, currently codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

The Act was intended to prohibit United States citizens without authority from interfering in relations between the United States and foreign governments.

View petition

11. 12 Jurors in Florida

It’s “Time for 12” jurors in Florida, to join 48 states, the Federal government, and 2,000 years of Western Civilization. Florida’s Constitution requires “not fewer than six” jurors at felony trials, but the Florida Legislature by itself can change this to 12 jurors. (Only death penalty cases in Florida require 12 jurors.)

The 1885 Florida Constitution was written when Florida’s population was only 300,000 people, of whom only white men could vote or serve on juries (no women or black men). Six jurors may have been good enough in 1885, because it was just too hard to find 12 white men who could leave their farms and ranches, saddle up a mule, and ride for days along a dirt road to a county courthouse for a felony jury trial. But 130 years later, Florida still has only 6 jurors in felony trials.

Amend Florida Statute 913.10, now, to require 12 jurors in all felony jury trials. There is no need to amend the 1885 / 1968 Florida Constitution, which requires “not fewer than six” jurors. The votes of just 61 Florida Representatives and 21 Florida Senators will finally bring Florida from the 19th century (1885) into the 21st century (2015). While the United States Supreme Court held in 1970 that Florida’s use of only six jurors at felony trials was a choice that was constitutional, it was the wrong choice in 1885 and it is still the wrong choice in 2015; see Williams v. Florida, 399 U.S. 78 (1970).

In the Florida courts, the Second District Court of Appeal is begging the Florida Legislature to amend Florida Statute 913.10 to require 12 jurors in every felony trial in Florida. For a detailed, scholarly opinion by Judge Altenbernd on why it is now “Time for 12” jurors in Florida, see : Gonzalez v. State 982 So. 2d 77 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008), Opinion, April 30, 2008.

When Florida prosecutors finally have to convince 12 jurors of guilt, as in the rest of America, prison costs will plunge as weak cases are dropped and realistic, fiscally responsible plea deals are made. It is not “soft on crime” to require Florida prosecutors to prove their charges to 12 jurors at trial, as prosecutors in the other states and Federal courts do every day. “The presumption of innocence,” that long golden thread stitching together centuries of English and American jurisprudence, is dangerously frayed in Florida, where the State only has to overcome the presumption of innocence before 6 jurors.

Furthermore, while constitutional law requires a jury pool to be a fair cross-section of a community, the use of only 6 jurors at trial acts to systematically and statistically exclude or limit blacks from actually sitting on a jury. It’s time to stop allowing Florida prosecutors to make the same speech they could have made for the last 130 years:“Well, Mr. Defendant, we would have just loved to have had a black juror for your trial, but as you can see -- one, two, three, four, five, six -- the jury box is full.”

That excuse would not work with 12 jurors. It does not matter if there are blacks in the jury pool, if the jury box is full. It is statistically impossible to seat racially diverse juries when there are only 6 seats in a jury box; a dangerously unjust game of musical chairs. If there is room at the front of the bus, there is room at the front of the box, the jury box. Room for 12 jurors is room for black jurors; it’s “Time for 12” jurors in Florida.

That “not fewer than six” jurors language in the 1885 Florida Constitution could not have foreseen Florida’s bright future as the Sunshine State; a future in which Florida’s population would increase from 300,000 to 19,000,000 citizens; a future where women could vote and serve on juries; a future where black men could vote and serve on juries; a future beyond 6 white men riding mules to a county courthouse to sit on a jury; an unimaginable future of telephones and automobiles and flying machines; and a world where Florida’s jury of 6 white men could change to a jury of 12 citizens of any race or sex.

It’s “Time for 12” jurors in Florida; amend Florida Statute 913.10, now.

View petition

12. No Bail For Son's Suspected Killers

As parents, we are struggling to come to terms with the brutal and premeditated murder of our son, Kurtlee Pillay.

Our pressing concern is the imminent bail hearing of the suspects Blaine Raman, Dinesh Nana and Bilal Tayob. We pray that you will hear our plea and deny bail to all three suspects unconditionally.

Please find case history on links below.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/trio-in-dock-for-student-s-murder-1.1787391#.VMqi-v6UcUM
http://www.iol.co.za/ios/news/love-triangle-court-saga-1.1780769#.VMqjd_6UcUM
http://risingsunoverport.co.za/13520/grieving-father-seeks-justice/
http://risingsunoverport.co.za/15169/kurtlee-murder-suspect-admits-drug-alcohol-binge-day-killing/

The degree of torture and brutality meted out to our son, Kurtlee, before his death can be described as nothing short of savage, callous and inhuman. The revelations in the post mortem report makes living another day unbearable for us.

The nature and circumstances of the offences have induced a sense of outrage and fear in the community as well.

We pray that you will consider our plea and assist in ensuring that bail is denied to all three suspects.

View petition

13. RedHanded Campaign

The Redhanded Campaign has put into a publication official documentation that proves law enforcement officials are breaking the law before Grand juries and that prosecutors are aiding & abetting the criminal conduct and that members of the judiciary are covering it up.

View petition

14. Justice for the Elderly

Britain does not appear to care enough about older people and treat them with dignity when they become frail, according to a government watch dog in a damning verdict on the state of services for the elderly.

Andrea Sutcliffe from the Care quality commission describes her own sense of “utter distress” at the "shocking awful" conditions that her team of inspectors found in the worst care homes.

In an interview with the a national newspaper she warned that pensioners with dementia were being left in pain because of a worrying shortage of qualified nurses at one in five homes in England. She added that whiles there were some brilliant care homes with dedicated staff, the standards across the country was far too variable.

Inspectors were forced to close one home recently after finding distressed residents crying out for help and even uncovered cases in which care workers were found to have criminal convictions.

Decent care for the elderly is a basic human right.

View petition

15. Free Farshid Naseri فرشید ناصری

Farshid Naseri , 26, was arrested on November 89 , He spent 18 months in solitary confinement in Sanandaj Intelligence prison. He was charge of supporting the Salafi groups and was sentenced to death, While he denied all charges during the proceedings.


فرشید ناصری ٢٦ ساله از آبان‌ماه ٨٩ که بازداشت شد تا ١٨ ماه را در سلول انفرادی اداره‌ی اطلاعات سنندج سپری نمود
فرشید ناصری اتهام محاربه از طریق هواداری از گروههای سلفی به اعدام محکوم شد. در حالی که ایشان در تمام طول دادرسی اتهام فوق را رد کرده و معتقدعلت بازداشت و صدور حکم اعدام برایش بدلیل تبلیغ شریعت اسلام بوده است.

View petition

16. Durham Against Militarized Police Brutality

Police in Durham NC engaged in brutality and repression on Friday December 5. We need to see change. They need to know we are not going to take this anymore. We want Chief Lopez to do his job. We want to be able to peacefully assemble.

DURHAM POLICE VIOLENCE 1 - 12/5/2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FwUOpK43Nw

Dec 5 - 2014 Protest: DURHAM POLICE VIOLENCE & illegal arrests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2azJTwPck

photo of cop on top of protester
http://localtvwghp.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/protest.jpg?w=630

photo w/ huerta banner
http://images.news14.com/media/2013/12/19/images/jesus0afc9a41-6ad8-4b76-a7d0-dd0d6b2146c0.jpg

View petition

17. Justice for Peve - Bad Choices, not criminal

While we agree with and applaud truth in sentencing, is there no room for justice to balance oversights in fair sentencing to begin with? I have an inmate friend who is coming to the commutation process after getting advice from lawyers and the Justice Project that his case should be reviewed, but they were not the right avenue due to time and lack of new physical evidence.
Don found himself in a situation based on bad choices instead of purposefully being an instigator. He pleaded to an excessive charge to avoid further prison time.

While we don't fault the judge, knowing that he did what he thought was best and within his rights under the guidelines (although he did disregard the inmate's pleas during presentencing and mitigating factors), we also feel that he was biased due to dealing with the inmate's prior bad decisions and that he gave him excessive time to learn his lesson; the victim's family also believes this was the case. We are asking that you use your power to consider what the true sentence necessary in his case is.

Our goal was to ask for UP TO 3 years off, but this was not allowed by the form, so we put 3 years off, expecting to leave the actual time off in the capable hands of those in charge. This seemed to become a reason to dismiss his case.
Two lawyers agreed that the easiest way that Don could receive justice in his sentence was to run the sentences concurrently instead of consecutively; thereby dismissing only 1.5 years. Family and others believe this to be fair due to the extraneous circumstances.

On behalf of Don Peve

View petition

18. Samoa! Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

We need closure for Maria Kolotita Kirita Pune regarding her land case in Samoa. Her case went to trial in the Supreme Court of Samoa in 2003 before Chief Justice Sapolu. To date, a decision is still outstanding and well overdue despite numerous requests by Maria’s lawyers for a decision.

In March 2014, Maria’s freehold family land in Tuloto, situated in Apia’s commercial town area was sold illegally to Samoa Stationery And Books Limited (SSAB) in a mortgagee sale by Samoa Breweries Limited. Caveats that had been placed over the Tuloto land in 2002 were illegally removed by the Ministry of National Resource Environment (MNRE), a government registry office for lands and title, to allow for the sale. This was also despite a Court Order to have caveats remain as the Court had yet to deliver a decision in Maria’s case heard in 2003 regarding freehold lands.

Following Tuloto land sale, Maria’s historic family home that was on the land was bulldozed and demolished. Her parent’s graves that were also on the land was forcibly removed and transferred disrespectfully to an unmarked grave in a public cemetery.

In Septemer 2014, prominent lawyers in opposition are demanding Maria pays ST$163,000.00 for "security" costs to Samoa’s Legal System.

In October 2014, Chief Justice Sapolu prolongs his decision with further delay tactics and pressure's Maria into mediation with the children of her late brother - (former Minister of Justice of Samoa) to salvage family relationships. "Mediation now is pointless", says Maria. What’s more important now, is that there are bigger issues of law that the Supreme Court must address;

- Case Pending a decision from 2003
- Decision still outstanding and well overdue
- Unlawful removal of caveats
- Unlawful disobeying of a court order to have caveats remain
- Unlawful bulldozing and demolishing of a historic family home
- Unlawful removal of graves to public cemetery

This petition is written in the hope that:

1) Justice for Maria Kolotita Kirita Pune is served;

2) Samoan people become more aware of what is happening in Samoa regarding
land matters. If you have lands in Samoa, check registration of land titles
regularly at MNRE offices. Lands may be transferred illegally, unknowingly from
you and your family.

Please show your support and sign the Petition for Maria and her cause for Justice. This petition will then be presented to; the Samoan Parliament,
the Honourable Prime Ministers of Samoa, Tuilaepa Malielegaoi and
New Zealand, John Key.

View petition

19. Free Masoud Rezaei مسعود رضایی

An Iranian Christian convert, Masoud Rezaei, is the latest Christian convert to serve a prison sentence for his faith as he resigned himself to the Adel Abad prison in Shiraz to serve his 5-year term.

Masoud Rezaei, new converted to Christianity, resigned himself to Adel Abad prison in Shiraz to serve his 5 years in prison sentence.

According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Masoud Rezaei, new converted to Christianity and the Lutheran church of Shiraz resigned himself to Adel Abad prison for serving his sentence.

Masoud Rezaei along with another church member was summoned to intelligence service office of Shiraz, on Friday, October 19, 2012, and they were arrested there.

This new converted to Christianity was charged with acts against the national security and propaganda against the regime in revolutionary court, and sentenced to 5 years in prison. This sentenced was exactly confirmed in court of appeal.

https://hra-news.org/en/masoud-rezaei-began-imprisonment-sentence-adel-abad-prison

http://www.christiandaily.com/article/iranian.christian.convert.begins.five.year.prison.sentence/49409.htm

View petition

20. ابوالقاسم (جواد) فولادوند FREE Abolghasem Fooladvand

According to reports from inside Iran on February 13, political prisoner Javad Fouladvand was sentenced to 18 years in prison because of his membership to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and his contact and contribution to Simay-e Azadi, the Iranian Resistance TV, a round the clock satellite television station broadcasting from Europe. This sentence was handed down on February 8.

His torturers told him that they knew he made a contribution to Simay-e Azadi and collected money for it. They told him he had violated Islamic Republic law and committed Moharebeh, punishable by death.

Other reports indicate that Fouladvand’s family is in a poor financial situation. His youngest child is facing problems continuing his education and his oldest child lost an opportunity to participate in the nationwide test for entering universities. Even if he could take the test, his affiliation with a politically active family would make his admittance highly improbable.

Fouladvand officially asked that his wife would have the authority to sell their taxi or to rent it out as their only property to make ends meet. This transfer of authority was rejected by Judge Salavati as a means to bring added pressure on Fouladvand.
on 08 Feb 2014: Abol-Ghasem (Javad) Fouladvand Sentenced to 18 years in prison + 24 lashes for cooperation with MEK

http://iranhr.blogspot.com/2014/02/prisoner-record-created-abol-ghasem.html


ابوالقاسم (جواد) فولادوند زندانی سیاسی بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین از سوی دادگاه انقلاب به ۱۸ سال زندان و ۷۴ ضربه شلاق محکوم شد.

بنا به اطلاع گزارشگران هرانا، ارگان خبری مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ایران، ابوالقاسم (جواد) فولادوند روز شنبه ۱۹ بهمن ماه از بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین به شعبه ۱۵ دادگاه انقلاب انتقال یافت و حکم ۱۸ سال حبس به وی ابلاغ شد.

فولادوند ۵۱ ساله به اتهام «بغی از طریق عضویت در سازمان مجاهدین خلق» به ۱۵ سال حبس تعزیری و به اتهام «توهین به رهبری» به ۲ سال حبس تعزیری و به دلیل شرکت در اعتراضات سال ۱۳۸۸ و اتهام «اخلال در نظم عمومی» به یکسال حبس تعزیری و ۷۴ ضربه شلاق محکوم شده است.

مجازات بغی از چند ماه پیش و با تصویب قانون جدید مجازات اسلامی به جای مجازات محاربه در مورد محکومان سیاسی اعمال می‌شود.

۱۸ سال حبس تعزیری برای این راننده تاکسی ساکن شهریار در حالی صادر شده است که این زندانی سیاسی مدت یکسال و شش ماه نیز در دههٔ ۶۰ به همین اتهام در زندانهای جمشیدیه و قزل‌حصار به سر برده است.

ابوالقاسم فولادوند خرداد ماه سال جاری به همراه فرزند ۱۷ ساله خود توسط وزارت اطلاعات دستگیر شد.


http://goo.gl/oSofPA

Interview with brother of political prisoner of ward 350 evin Abol-ghasem Foladvand.
https://showyou.com/v/y-7onI6JfDTKM/interview-with-brother-of-political-prisoner-of-ward-350

http://irannewsupdate.com/news/human-rights/647-political-prisoner-sentenced-to-18-years-prison-for-giving-contribution-to-iranian-resistance-tv-station-simay-e-azadi.html

https://hra-news.org/en/political-prisoners-sentenced-18-years-prison

View petition

21. Justice for Matty

A few months ago, a young man was assaulted by a Security Guard outside a Hobart Night Club, Syrup. Matty was in a coma for several long weeks and on that fateful night, almost lost his life due to the violence of another, a Security Guard, who is their to protect people, who is trained to restrain people, not viciously assault them! It is with such sadness that we announce that Matt's prognosis of recovery has not been a good one. Matt still remains in hospital, months on, requiring 24 hour care and is not likely to get much better, if at all.

The outcome of this assault on a fit healthy young man with a young family, a young daughter, has been that he will now need 24 hour care for the rest of his life.

Mathew is partly paralyzed down the left side of his body, Mathew can not sit up without support, Mathew can not get out of bed, Mathew is fed with a feeding tube, Mathew has to have a special Wheel chair made for him so he can at least sit up out of Bed. Who's going to pay for that and for Matty's ongoing care for the rest of his life? We found out this morning that THE POLICE & HOBART CIB ARE NOT LAYING CHARGES on the man responsible for this dreadful crime and he is still out there on the streets free to commit this sort of crime again and destroy another life.

Thankfully, a young lady on that night called for an ambulance, as the Security Guards DID NOT whilst Matty lay unconscious on the ground in a pool of his own blood. Hardly self defence?

If this happened anywhere else in Australia, charges would have been laid the first few days. It is our responsibility as the residents of Hobart to ensure justice is served which hopefully will prevent such assaults in the future. Enough is enough. SO many lives ruined by acts of violence. Matty and his family need justice. How anyone can do this much harm to another human being and then simply be free to do it again, without so much as a charge laid against him is a disgrace and a real concern for Hobart residents.

I ask everyone here to please get behind Matt and his family and sign this petition for something to be done! For charges to be laid! Matty's life and his families lives are ruined forever due to another cowardly act of violence. We need to stand up and make a change and ensure that the person responsible pays for their crime!

We ask for your help. You can also support Matty and his family on their Face Book Page Wake Up Gunna - Matthew We All Love You! You can also contact me personally if you wish to make a donation for Matty's ongoing care. Bek - thorpe5@hotmail.com

View petition

22. Petition Against Consensual Sex For 12 To 15 Year Olds

As it stands the Sexual Offences Act considers consensual sex below the age of 16 to be an offence. The Amendment to the Sexual Offences Act seeks to reduce this age to 12.We consider this amendment to be absurd for the following reasons:

1. Psychologically under 16’s are not mature enough to make sexual decisions or understand the consequences thereof.

2. It exposes under 16’s to the risks of HIV/Aids and other STDs, prostitutions, statutory rape, abortion and child pornography.

3. It places an unfair burden on parents by taking away their rights to restrain their children from sexual activity. Children will be free to make their own decisions regarding sex.

4. School communities will become platforms for sexual activity for learners. Education staff will be unable to contend with sexually unruly and chaotic learners.

5. It will lead to an increase in teenage pregnancies. School drop-out will increase and unemployment and other socio-economic problems in the country will soar.

6. It violates the Child Protection Act because it will be “exposing or subjecting a child to behaviour that may harm the child psychologically or emotionally”.

7. It will encourage the growth of child pornography as an industry and other crimes in South Africa. International black-market demands will be made on SA since sex with under 16’s is illegal in other nations.

8. It will permit under 16’s to undertake abortions without the presence of parents or adult guardians.

Other nations, including the United States, do not promulgate consensual sex for under 16’s. If this amendment is successful it will make South Africa the most liberal nations in the world with regard to the age of sexual consent!

The authority to decide the destiny of minor children should lie with their parents/ guardians. As responsible citizens of South Africa we must prevent laws that expose our children to harm. The rights of our children are cannot be violated. The rights of children must be secured at all costs.

As parents, guardians and responsible citizens I sign this petition and thereby express my disapproval of the amendment to give under 16’s consent to engage in sexual activity.

View petition

23. Stop #RussellBrand's biggest joke

Comedian Russell Brand is considering a position in UK Politics.

Hopefully, this is nothing more than another joke from Russell...

For years, Russell has made us laugh with his witty, though often rude humour.

Sadly, we are now seeing yet another intelligent but misinformed person, blinded by blatant (though easily-debunked) lies about Israel/Palestine, that are so slickly and effectively advanced by the pro-Palestine propaganda machine, and repeated so often that they are believed and promoted as ‘truth’ by ill-informed masses and even by supposedly well-informed scholars (ref: Goebbels).

Brand supports a cause that can never lead to peace or justice for Palestinians, Jews, or anyone.

The Palestinian leaders, e.g. Hamas, call (in whichever way is most effective with each particular audience) for worldwide support in the achievement of their stated goals, which include ethnically cleansing the Middle East of Jews.

This and other goals are explicitly defined in the Hamas Covenant or Charter (1988), and is current today.
(See: fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/880818.htm; main points: fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/880818a.htm).

Hamas holds power and influence in leading and directing the Palestinian people, with little or no consideration for individual Palestinians' wishes or welfare, or for anyone’s wishes and efforts for peace and safety.

We ask everyone, especially those people in the UK Government, to take appropriate action to prevent Russell's latest joke from becoming a frightening reality.

Such extreme and dangerously misinformed views and misguided support, held by anyone in a position of power and influence, is a serious threat to us all.

Please sign for peace, justice and the human rights of all people - including all children, who will inherit the legacy of our social conscience and fabric.
The Palestinian leaders, e.g. Hamas, call (in whichever way is most effective with each particular audience) for worldwide support in the achievement of their stated goals, which include ethnically cleansing the Middle East of Jews.

This and other goals are explicitly defined in Hamas’ Charter, written in 1988 and current today.
(See: fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/880818.htm; main points: fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/880818a.htm).

Hamas holds power and influence in leading and directing the Palestinian people, with little or no consideration for individual Palestinians' wishes or welfare, or for anyone’s wishes and efforts for peace and safety.

We ask everyone, especially those people in the UK Government, to take appropriate action to prevent Russell's latest joke from becoming a frightening reality.

Such extreme and dangerously misinformed views and misguided support, held by anyone in a position of power and influence, is a serious threat to us all.

Please sign for peace, justice and the human rights of all people - including all children, who will inherit the legacy of our social conscience and fabric.

Thank you.

View petition

24. We Want Justice For Dr Supriya

The conditions that forced Dr Supriya, (a third year paediatrics MD student, of DMC hospital, ludhiana) to commit suicide are no different than any other medical colleges of India. Her suicide note said that she cannot handle the stress any more.

There are many such stories of resident doctors all over India!

"MS , MD and DM students are under huge pressure in many ways:

1. Overworked ( 24 hrs duty, 36 hrs duty , 60 hrs duty with no post duty off day.
They get only 12 hrs to go to hostel to rest . Then again a long hr duty).

2. No vacations no summer or winter vacations. University gives a number of 20 CL per yr, which includes Sunday or gazetted or going to conference . So these becomes negligible. Plus college never gives a total of 20 CL provided by univ. Everything is in the hands of college. Total torture! No help desk for a resident.

3. Most of the residents are 27 plus age and they r not financially independent. As college asks for lakhs of fees per year with a negligible stipend of around 20 k per month , difficult to survive in today's world. So these doctors hv to ask money from parents or in-laws in case of a married doctor girl.

4. On top of it , consultants at each round abuse and scold the resident on duty . As there are always some important works left to be done , which is obvious from the amount of work given with a limited time and no help, seeing the patient burden these days.

5. Colleges can keep salaried non PG residents to help PG residents , but the management save their money and keep residents overworked.

6. On top of it, tortures, insults in front of the hospital staff and patients , threats of not giving degree on time.

7. No maternity benefits.

8. If someone is tired of all this , he/she cannot leave and let go BECAUSE there is a bond of lakhs of rupees.

9. Plus They have pressure to complete dissertation despite round the clock work, and become frustrated, which also reflects in their daily work.

10. Frustrated seniors can throw their tantrums on residents anytime , coz residents cant do anything in the fear of their cancellation of their hard- earned degrees!

These days patient load is increased. How can our seniors think that they have tolerated all these in their times, and so they ll pass it on to next generation.

Plz think seniors, there is a difference now!
Times are more stressful these days. If u ll apply old norms n rules on us , then v all wont survive!

We doctors are getting unhealthy, stressed. Lack of sleep is wrenching n killing . There r many more things too - we also hv families , female docs need to give time to their small babies. Most female residents join duty after 40 days of delivery, so that they are not delayed for a period of 6 months or 1 yr to get degree!

Plus many more probs!
Plz save us!
Plz help us!
We r fed up n tired!
Lets all join and fight!
Lets raise our voice!
So that no more precious lives are lost this way!

View petition

25. Justice for Daviere Bryant

Daviere Bryant was found on the back porch of his mother's home (Dalishia Salter) by his father (David Bryant Jr.) on September 13, 2014 at approximately 1:00 A.M. after receiving texts messages from the mother claiming she had beat him and he had knots on his head and was bleeding, she continue to say she put him out on the back porch near the trash. When the father arrived he found his child visibly bruised and swollen in his eyes, nose, and face.

The father did decide to video tape as he approached the porch just in case the mother's claim where in fact true. You can hear the mother in the video once confronted by the father say "I don't care I told you to come get him and I don't care I'll kill him". The video has gone viral and this mother has been charge with "endangering the welfare of a child", "assault", as well as many others. Doctor's did find signs of what they believe is prior abuse as well.

This mother's family is now seeking temporary custody of this child, Dalishia Salter has another child who is 4 years old that was already in foster care at the time of this incident. None of her family has stepped up to help her first child. No one fought for temporary custody of her other child. But now they want to pick and choose which child they want? Daviere was allegedly already beaten by his mother once and we can not trust her family to keep Dalishia safely away from this child now.

Text message as well as child's injuries:

https://www.facebook.com/justicefordavidbryant/photos/pb.296429873893600.-2207520000.1412104267./296452587224662/?type=3&theater

Video: (WARNING GRAPHIC)

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhADnIR3PWwRVf0tT1

View petition

26. Australians Demand Immigration Lawyers be made Accountable for Exploiting Australian Tax Payers in Legal Battles

The human rights of Australian tax payers have been eroded due to changes in The Migration Act 1958.

The Migration Act 1958 contained clauses to protect Australian citizens from disease, any potential security risk, preservation of health and community services and control the risk to excessive drain on resources. These clauses have been removed from the Migration Act.

This has opened the door for Australia's generosity to be abused and exploited by those who have never contribution to the foundation or infrastructure of Australia.

This is not only grossly unfair to tax payers, it is a direct threat to our future as a nation.

Claims of mental and physical illness due to detention, do not take into consideration preexisting conditions relating to a life time of potential triggers prior to detention. Not to mention the dangerous journey these individuals and their small children chose and paid to undertake, exposing young and vulnerable women and children. To blame the host county is not only insulting and opportunistic, it is ludicrous and grossly unfair to tax payers.

The statistics on the prevalence of mental and physical health is available at The World Health Organistation and identify those most at risk and also the socioeconomic factors.

http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/en/

View petition

27. Justice for Shaki Kamara

Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNJ9llq37Mo

When: August 20th, 2014

Where: Monrovia, Liberia (West Point)

Why: To raise awareness for justice for the senseless murder of Shaki Kamara.

Goal: To solicit signatures to request immediate support from UNICEF, Amnesty International, and other international human right advocacy groups for an investigation into who killed Shaki Kamara and why?

What can you do?

1. Keep his family in your prayers
2. Sign the Petition
3. Share this Petition with friends and relatives on social media.

View petition

28. Support Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson

In the face of unfounded growing opposition and a call for the resignation of certain officials in the city of Ferguson, Mo, it is important that long time citizens voice their support for our public servants.

View petition

29. Reinstate vet student for her degree

Jamie Scott originally attended Ross University because she was informed that she would not have to perform surgeries she considered unethical. However, the university mandated that she partake in the killing of animals in order to graduate. Jamie was threatened with being flunked out if she did not perform terminal surgeries, and was harassed and unfairly discriminated against because of her views concerning animals. Ultimately she was unjustly dismissed despite helping and saving numerous animals’ lives. Ross University requires students to operate on healthy animals who are then killed or “terminated” at the end of their surgical procedures.

Terminal surgeries involve anesthetizing healthy animals including sheep, goats and donkeys and subjecting them to procedures that they don't need, such as tracheostomies, gastrotomies, and joint taps.

Many veterinary schools have replaced such terminal surgeries with effective and humane teaching tools. These humane alternatives include willed body cadaver donation programs, anatomy models, and survival surgeries performed under close faculty supervision such as spays, castrations, and mass removals on animals who actually benefit from the procedures.

The school continues to ignore requests to reinstate Jamie, including disregarding signed letters of endorsement from three practicing veterinarians.

View petition

30. Reconciliation to end the suffering of the Palestinian and Israeli People

Wasatia advocates the promotion of a culture of moderation, peace, justice, reconciliation, tolerance, and coexistence through dialogue, voluntarism, charity, and social cooperation to undermine the escalation of enmity, fear, violence and extremism.

We invite the Palestinians and Israelis and the International Community to join us in our efforts and not to remain bystanders to create a community of reconciliation, our objective is together a community that believes in reconciliation between both communities and acknowledges the suffering of the other.

In order to participate in the Wasatia community, join us at:
community.wasatia.info

View petition