Taiwanese activist posts on animalperson.net

Published on Dec 19, 2006

Eiu Long from Taiwan has been supportive of Mary Martin's blog, How to Boycott China or . . . Anything Else. Mary suggests, "I'll tell you, but you might not like the answer. First, you immediately stop buying things made in China. This is an educational experience for most Americans,…

Wal-Mart shelves layaway

Published on Dec 09, 2006

Layaway, the decades-old practice of paying for a purchase a few dollars each week in advance of picking it up, checks out for good at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. today. Online petition sites, like gopetition.com, are filled with signatures of customers who want layaway - and who see Wal-Mart's decision to…

Dalbo Inc. draws opposition petition

Published on Dec 07, 2006

Opponents of a proposed evaporation pond near De Beque have raised their voices electronically on an online petition. The petition garnered 21 signatures as of Wednesday against a proposal by Dalbo Inc. to construct evaporation ponds near De Beque. Stopping construction will prevent contamination of the Colorado River as well as nearby…

Schoolgirls rebelling over coat of qualms

Published on Dec 04, 2006

GIRLS at Presdales in Ware are choosing to shiver in the cold rather than wear the "unfashionable" school coat. A protest petition has now been established, calling for the school to relax its rules on the "hideous and impractical" coats. All girls entering the school in Year 7 are expected…

Responsible Dog Owner Pledge

Published on Nov 19, 2006

The Newfoundland Club of Northern California has reported as follows: This recently came from the NCA Regional Club Liaison and the AKC. Dear Dog Lover, Bringing the message of AKC® Responsible Dog Ownership Day to life, the American Kennel Club® has announced the launch of the AKC Responsible Dog Owner…

Naming A Harlem Street In Honor Of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Published on Nov 18, 2006

Website indybay.org posts, Is Honoring Mumia a Crime? by Hans Bennett. The aricle proceeds, Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal, At the Rue Mumia inauguration ceremony in St. Denis this past April, Mayor Didier Paillard declared: “Mumia's struggle is a symbol for justice, the abolition of the death penalty, human rights, and resistance against a…

Effort to Save Red Raider Outfitter Prompts Thousands to Sign Petitions

Published on Nov 18, 2006

Marketwire.com has posted a press release from Outfitter, Public Outcry Over Texas Tech University Licensing Department's Strong-Arm Tactics Reaches Fever Pitch. The press release continues,  "One day after Texas Tech University reported amassing $400,000 in legal fees to pursue a trademark infringement lawsuit against a small, family-owned business, people throughout…

U.S. perv backlash on web - Petitions urge deportation

Published on Nov 04, 2006

The Toronto Sun has reported that two online campaigns to have exiled U.S. teacher Malcolm Watson booted back to the States are gaining momentum. A petition addressed to Premier Dalton McGuinty states, "We want Malcolm Watson sent back to the United States of America, where he SHOULD serve his sentence…

Dep gets deflowered?

Published on Oct 12, 2006

Canadian news website Hour.ca has published a fascinating story Dep being fined out of business for flowers. Amy German writes, "Some residents of Mile End are taking up a battle with the Plateau Mont-Royal borough over whether a dépanneur owner should be able to place the flowers that she sells outside…

Gopetition.com gets positive review at StumbleUpon.com

Published on Oct 11, 2006

Gopetition.com has received favourable reviews at review site StumbleUpon.com . One reviewer comments, "[Gopetition.com is the] best free online petition website that will actually get your voice heard .. faster than any other website :-)".