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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy of Art rightfully charges a lab fee for every computer class a student is registered for.
Most students are enrolled in multiple computer classes, which means their lab fees are being stacked on top of each other, for the same end result.
A student with one computer class, pays $400.00 to use the labs, while a person with 4 classes pays $1,600.00 for the same service.
Olivia Downie was a 7 year old girl from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In January 2009, Olivia started complaining of severe backaches and tiredness, she looked very puffy and lethargic, she screamed in sheer agony for weeks and weeks.
We phoned NHS 24, paid numerous visits to the GP and outpatients department. Then we took Olivia to Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital. They diagnosed cancer within 24 hours and then went onto diagnose Neuroblastoma Stage 4. We were shocked and horrified to the core, devastated..... how could our sweet innocent child have cancer??!
Doctors started Olivia on chemotherapy straight away to shrink the main tumour on her left adrenal gland. The treatments had horrible side effects, such as losing her beautiful blonde hair, violent sickness, loss of appetite, made her tired, confused and angry and gave her gastrionomitus. After chemotherapy, they operated to remove the tumour, which was the size of a grapefruit. Olivia had more chemotherapy to try to rid the bone marrow disease, and then high dose chemo, the hardest of all chemotherapies. Olivia remained unconscious over her 5th birthday on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2009. It was heartbreaking and soul destroying to watch our precious little girl go through all of this.
Her dad and I just wanted to take her pain and suffering away, do anything to stop it, but there was nothing we could do, except be there for her. Olivia then had radiotherapy and was sent home for a short break.
Through months of research, we discovered Immunotherapy, a new trial drug available to stop Neuroblastoma in its tracks. The survival rate for Neuroblastoma stands at a terrifying 20%. Unfortunately, Olivia was not eligible for the UK trial. With the help of Olivia's consultant, our local MP and sheer persistence, we got the ok to take Olivia to Germany for Immunotherapy. The local community came together through different fundraising ideas and raised money to help send Olivia for 6 cycles of treatment. All seemed well, until scans performed at Olivia's 4th cycle discovered 2 new tumours. This was a huge setback for Olivia.
Olivia's disease was stubborn, and although the treatment in Germany clearly helped Olivia, it progressed in other areas of her body. We were running out of options and our last real hope for a cure lay in Sono Photo Dynamic Therapy. Olivia was accepted onto a course of treatment at a clinic in Mexico, that has years of experience of helping children with Neuroblastoma, including UK children, but they didn't have enough funds to cover the costs. Olivia's disease has been stubborn, and although the treatment in Germany clearly helped Olivia, it has progressed in other areas of her body. Olivia arrived safely in Mexico after a difficult flight. Treatment began as soon as possible. Sadly Olivia took a turn for the worse early on in treatment and was transferred to a hospital near by. Olivia was now dying and we had to bring her home. Olivia managed to get back to a hospital in Scotland where she passed away peacefully.
While everyone was frantically raising money for treatment to save this little girls life. One woman decided to steal from the cause. She collected hundreds of pounds from Fraserburgh and surrounding areas telling them that she was doing a sponsored walk for Olivia's appeal. She never handed the money over or paid it into Olivia's Appeal.
Olivia's family wanted to press charges, they wanted the money paid into Logans Fund (a charity that helped Olivia) and this woman to be sentenced for theft and fraud. So the case was to be taken up in court until without reason the case was dropped with no charges pressed. This woman hasn't even been given a warning, she has been allowed to walk free and enjoy this money she stole from a dying child.
We need as many people as possible to stand up against this and say we want her taken to court and charged. The courts are sending out a message that its okay to steal from charities as this woman has not been made an example of.
In 2004 Kathleen Boyle was lost to a Dangerous Driver, The Verdict of the Criminal Case was a Not Proven, an Acquittal. Later on in Civil Court it was shown he had been lying and many people agreed he was guilty of causing death by dangerous driving – Yet due to Double Jeopardy my family will never see the justice we deserve.
In Scotland the rule of Double Jeopardy has recently been through change, but not enough as the changes according to one procurator fiscal will only effect one case every five years. The threshold is extremely high.
Double Jeopardy prevents a person from being taken back to court, to give them 'peace of mind'. However, for those of us who are seeking justice, only to have been met with an unjust court case, we do not get another chance to prove their guilt – even if in civil court they admit it, or are found to be lying.
Those criminals who do get convicted, can appeal against their conviction. Yet families who have lost a loved one, and have gotten absolutely no justice at all due to lies or flaws all the way through a criminal court case get ignored and cannot appeal against an acquittal.
We put out faith in the law, we rely upon it to be fair and balanced, yet the criminal has more rights, the defendant seems to have more rights than the family who has just lost a loved one at their hands.
Double Jeopardy should be reviewed with such families and cases in mind.
( For more Information - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/03/22142941 )
How does society allow a success story – a victory – to end in tragedy?
George Andre Axam was addicted to drugs for more than20 years, before he made up his mind to turn his life around and become again the man his family and his friends knew him to be. Every day in that time, he hustled a life on the streets to support his drug habit.
Twenty years earlier, he had been a loving son, a caring brother, and a devoted father. And then, to everyone’s surprise, he fell prey to drug addiction. He abandoned his children to his mother and father, and became someone his parents, his siblings and his own children hardly recognized as son or brother or father.
It was inevitable that he would become involved with the criminal justice system. Over his 20 year detour he has been convicted of several crimes – all petty, and none worthy of a 15 year sentence:
• He stole several cartons of cigarettes from a store.
• He was arrested for a possession of a very small
amount of cocaine.
• He committed fraud at Home Depot in the amount
• He fired a hand gun in the air because he feared
for his physical safety.
Admittedly, all of these actions are wrong, but he has never endangered the life of another human being. After serving 2 years and 3 months for the probation violation, federal Judge Marvin Shoob reviewed Andre’s case and circumstances and declared, “the court finds that defendant is a small-time burglar suffering from a decade-long drug addiction, that he’s never been violent, and that he is in need of drug rehabilitation.” (page 5 of 18, Hearing Transcript February 2003). In February 2003, Andre was released by Judge Shoob and placed on probation. He was released and placed on probation and in that window of freedom he demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that he had been rehabilitated.
Drug free, he reconnected with his family and friends. He bought a new home for his family of six sons, one daughter and 4 grandchildren. He became a productive entrepreneur supporting his re-united family with profits from a cleaning business he started while successfully reporting monthly to the probation office following his release.
In that window of freedom he was clearly re-building a lost life. He had a successful and growing business. He counseled his children to learn from his mistakes and not repeat them. He testified to all who would listen, that he was ecstatic to be himself again - the person his father and his siblings and his children knew so well, -- complete with dreams for his business and successful careers for his children. He demonstrated his successful rehabilitation by giving back; working with others who had a drug addiction, leading a Christian life and working very hard at being a good father.
6. Repeal deal
On December 18, 2009 University at Albany student, was Disciplinary Suspended from the University for two years because he was found in the possession of an alleged stolen textbook on May 9th 2009. This student had no prior infractions with the University and is one year from graduation. This student has never participated in any criminal activities at the University nor within society prior to this allegation.
On Dec. 4th 2009, a Judicial Hearing was scheduled for the purposes of him to answer the charges that he had stolen the textbook. Due to severe extenuating personal family circumstances, which led him home invariably throughout the Fall 2009 semester, he was incapable of attending the hearing to answer the charges. The board proceeded in default sanctioning him on this very basis. Regardless of his urgent family matters, he was not allowed to be re-heard by a student body. His right to be heard by an objective student body was treated as a privilege instead, taken away at their will. He advocated via diplomacy in order to retain his student right to be heard but, the University Officials did not pardon his absence.
A student and individual of good standing should be given a second chance, especially when expressing a valid reason in regards to his absence. To be suspended for a first time offense is unreasonable, unjust and unfair especially when considering he will be graduating in a year. After expressing a fundamental awareness of his mistake, Community service and/or probation, instead of suspension, is a much more reasonable, fair, just and effective manner of handling this situation.
OAK GROVE ORDINANCE 2009-08 SPECIFICALLY HINDERS FREE ENTERPRISE OF THE CITIZENS OF OAK GROVE KENTUCKY, BY STOPPING WHEATPASTING OF "SIGNAGE" FOR ANY PRIVATE GARAGE, YARD, DRIVEWAY SALE UNLESS IT IS ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY.
GIVING OUT UNLAWFUL FINES PER SIGN THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE ORDINANCE. SECRETLY PASSING LAWS AND POSTING THEM FOR PUBLIC RECORD IN SURROUNDING NEWSPAPERS WITHOUT INFORMING THE CITIZENS.
At present the legislation for 24 year olds to change over from youth allowance to austudy when they turn 25 is not available. Unfortunately centrelink representatives either give the wrong information or do not advise the 24 year old that if they start a uni/tafe course before they are 25 they will NOT be eligible for Austudy which can be $150+ extra for them as an independent student over 25. Therefore, the student will be on $240 a fortnight for the whole time they are studying, unless they change courses.
With the downturn of the economic crisis, it is HARD to find a part time/casual job for the 1-2 days available and some uni students are faving $300 a semester for books. The government need to change the legislation to what is happening with the economy.
If you have ever been persecuted by this issue, please sign this petition. I will be taking it to my local MP at Reynell, also forwarding it to Julia Gillard, Minister for Education and if need be, I will lobby it to the media.
This legislation needs to change, what the government is doing is unfair and unjust and we need YOUR help to get it changed!
During the month of April 2009 Fat Daddy’s Frankfurters was issued and granted a permit to vend in the Sutter Medical North area of Yuba City between the streets of B and Franklin by Deputy Chief Jeff Webster after complying and meeting all requests of the Department to obtain Health permit, Business License, Sellers permit and paying all required fees, and fulfilling all legal requirements and obligations as required in the current city code and ordinance as outlined in Chapter 9 Sec. 4-9.816 (Unlawful parking- peddlers, vendors).
On June 15, 2009, after operating under said permit for 1 month, Fat Daddy’s received a call in which Deputy Chief Webster informed owner Paul A. Kaiser that permit was being revoked and code was to be reviewed and amended removing the current provision which allowed Fat Daddy’s to operate lawfully in Yuba City at the current designated location. The only reason given for the revocation was that “the code is 25 yrs old” and “we’ve had several complaints”.
Fat Daddy’s Frankfurters and is employees have complied and remained faithful to operating under the conditions of articles B and C of the current code and have not in any way breached contract or good faith agreement.
Upon the good faith agreement between Fat Daddy’s Frankfurters and city officials Paul Kaiser made the transition out of previous employment to full time vendor in aforementioned location. This unprecedented and unwarranted revocation of permit has left Fat Daddy’s Frankfurters employees and family in harms way and as a result has left them unable to operate and have gainful employment in a struggling economic time.
This treatment of legitimate and law abiding small business owners in this community is unacceptable, alarming, and should not be tolerated nor allowed to continue in our great township of Yuba City.
This petition is for everyone who thinks that the Standard Mode of Dress at Northeast Guilford High School is unjust and unfair towards all students and has many problems that need to be corrected in order to restore what was once a decent school.
'Lobby the BBC to reverse its decision to axe the Rough Justice programe'
"This is a programme that has helped to quash 15 convictions, overturning some appalling miscarriages of justice. It may not sound like a lot in 27 years, but that's 15 lives utterly changed and 15 victories for truth and fairness, an achievement that offered hope to many wrongly convicted prisoners languishing in Britain's jails."
Guardian Online 16th November 2007
Update: June 6, 2006
The online petition helped our protest movement a lot and attracted lots of attention. More than 5000 people signed the petition and it was submitted to the Department of Health. We are still awaiting the final result of our protest movement.
March 19, 2006
This petition has been started by Overseas Doctors Working in UK to appeal against the new unjust rules imposed on them by the United Kingdom authorities.
This online petition will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Health by April 15th, 2006 and complements the peaceful protest march scheduled to be held by overseas doctors in London as well as the paper petition being collected by various overseas doctors associations.
Ever since the inception of the National Health Service in UK, Overseas Doctors/ International Medical Graduates (IMGS) have contributed to it by their hard work and dedication. They filled a hard felt need for skilled doctors to provide the British public with quality health care. They came here as they were promised quality training and Equal Opportunities in job selection.
Now, the UK government has introduced new regulations effective from July 2006, which has effectively curtailed all training arrangements for overseas doctors in one go. Instead of Permit Free training, they will be required to have work permit for any post they apply.
Also, employers will have the right to preferentially employ UK/EU graduates in favour of non-EU doctors, irrespective of skills or qualification and irrespective of visa status. This effectively ends the Equal Opportunities policy and favours discrimination.
This policy was announced without any consultation or grace period and has left thousands of IMGs high and dry. While some form of manpower planning was definitely required in view of the job crisis facing junior doctors, the precipitate manner in which this has been done is highly objectionable. The implications are far reaching. These include:
·New doctors who have invested time and money to come to UK, believing the promise of Equal Opportunities find that their career is ruined.
·For those already here, they will have to stop their training here halfway and go out of UK or try for non-training posts, with no career progression.
·Those who are finishing their training will find that all their training and qualifications do not matter in job selection and they will never use their hard earned skills at Consultant level.
This petition is addressed to Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretary of State for Health requesting her to give this matter her urgent attention.
We request Ms. Hewitt to make an urgent solution to the immense disruption to career, personal and family life which overseas doctors are facing as a result of these new rules. Many of these doctors have been working hard in the NHS and serving the British public for several years.
This petition appeals to the good sense of the authorities to :
·Repeal these unjust rules.
·Reintroduce the Equal Opportunities Policy in medical job selection and end discrimination based on country of origin.
·Start a process of consultation for finalising a consensus.
The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Band Council & the Director of Reseach & Membership have been trying to impliment a Residency By-Law since 1985. The Misisaugas of the New Credit band members have been told that there was a number of surveys and community meetings on this issue and have only been given percentages on any of the surveys and no numbers. The band members are not sure if it is 10,20,30 or what number of the people that make up the percentages that are influencing the changes and decisions for over 1500 band membes. On July 7, 2003 a Residency By-Law was given final approval by a quorum of Chief and Council and forwarded to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada without the majority of th band members approval. According to the Interpetation Section 2.0 of the Residency By-Law "Non-Members" means "a person who is not a band member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation" residing within the New Credit Reserve 40A. This definition includes all First Nation people wh are not a band member of th Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and any non-native spouse of a Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation band member.
Some Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation band members thought that as long as they were married to another native whether they were a band member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation or from another reserve, that the their spouse would be allowed to live within the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Territory since the Indian Act states that Reserve Land" is for natives."
Now with the Residency By-Law having final approval, any Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation band member sho marries a person other then another Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation band member, the spouse who is not a Mississaugas of the New Credit Band member has one year to leave the reserve after the death of the Mississaugas of the New Credit spouse if there are no dependent children of the deceased living in the home with the non-band member.
If this Residency By-Law remains in effect it will cause unjust heartache for all families this pertains to and a great number of th Mississaugas of the First Nation band members.
The New York State Social Services Law Article 6, Title 6, Section 419 relating to Child Protective Services are unjust, ineffective, and racially biased.
This law requires ANY person, doctor, daycare, deadbeat parent, or stranger to telephone the New York State Central Registry Child Abuse Hotline to make an anonymous call to accuse a parent of child abuse or neglect WHETHER TRUE OR NOT.
The New York State Social Services Law Article 6, Title 6, Section 419 relating to Child Protective Services are unjust, ineffective, and racially biased.
When a telephone call is made to the New York State Central Registry Child Abuse Hotline. The person on the phone does not have to leave a name, just an allegation that a parent is abusing or neglecting their children. No proof or evidence is required.
Calls are only accepted by the accuser. Parents who have children in foster care are prevented from making this same call to the hotline.
This law states that an accuser shall have immunity from any liability, civil or criminal. No one is held accountable for making false allegations.
The harshest provision of the child protective laws are that children be removed from the biological home and placed in a strange foster care setting. Non-abused children are subjected to physical and sexual abuse by strangers daily.
73% of the children who are in foster care are African American, they spend an average of four years in foster care. 2% of the children in foster care are White. The remaining children are catagorized as other or Hispanic.
African-American children are overwhemingly penalized and removed from their homes without any prior evidence of parental wrongdoing.
The penalties apply without regard to the circumstances or the individual's character or background, making it irrelevant whether the parent is actually an abuser or not.
The racially disproportionate nature of the immunity law is not just devastating to African-Americans.
It contradicts faith in the principles of justice and equal protection of the laws that should be the bedrock of any constitutional democracy; it exposes and deepens the racial fault lines that continue to weaken the country and belies its promise as the land of equal opportunity; and it undermines faith among all races in the fairness and efficacy of the justice system.
This is an international petition to urge the Castro government to free Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet who is unjustly held in a Cuban prison. Dr. Biscet is an Amnesty International Prisoner of conscience.
Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet González was born of humble origin in Havana, Cuba on July 20, 1961. Dr. Biscet is a political prisoner in Cuba where the dictatorship says it holds no political prisoners. Yet a multitude of respected human rights organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have reported that Cuba does indeed have many political prisoners. Dr. Biscet is considered an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience.
Dr. Biscet is the founder and president of the Lawton Foundation, an organization considered illegal by Fidel Castro's government. The Lawton Foundation peacefully promotes the defense of all human rights through nonviolent civil disobedience. Dr. Biscet, a follower of Thoreau, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, has been mistreated physically and psychologically, has suffering beatings, threats, humiliations, blackmails, intimidating interrogations, and is now unjustly incarcerated by the Castro regime.