Petition Tag - corruption

1. Carrboro Board of Alderman: Support the Ant-Corruption Resolution

Corruption is legal in America. It is increasingly clear that our elected representatives are not serving average Americans, but are responsive instead to lobbyists and campaign donors who spend millions of dollars to secure favorable legislation and government contracts, leaving the vast majority of us without a voice. It is time we restore We The People as the most important stakeholder in our government, and at Represent Us we have a plan to do just that. By organizing at the local and state level to pass The American Anti-Corruption Act (anticorruptionact.org), we can go around congress to reform campaign finance and government ethics laws one city and state at a time. We are working to pass laws and resolutions across the country right in our own communities, building a wave of support up to the state and federal level. Visit www.represent.us to learn more.

*This petition was created by the North Carolina - Triangle chapter of Represent Us, and applies only to the municipalities listed.

2. Stop CBC taxpayer funding

The Canadian broadcasting company is a taxpayer funded leftist propaganda outlet entirely devoted to demonizing anyone who isn't a liberal. Although they are funded by ALL Canadians via their tax dollars to the tune of 1.1 billion dollars a year, they only represent liberals. They suppress news that doesn't look good for liberals and exploit any opportunity to demonized the rest of Canada. Every broadcast is full of shaming and propaganda. This was incredibly evident during their reporting on the Quebec mosque shooting. They mentioned "right wing". About 100 times (even though he was reportedly an ndp voter). They went as far as saying that all lone shooters have historically alway been right wing (factually incorrect/ outright lie) and that he would argue right wing ideas online, in effort to silence any opposition to liberal ideas online. The worst part was the nazi-esqe demand to Canadians to immediately "shut down" Any "words" that dont align with liberal tolerance (incredibly ambiguous and effectively silencing important conversations and dialogue in a dictatorial way). They also said family members should seek therapy for people if they notice them "changing" in the right wing direction. This is nazi propaganda 101. Are we now facing a gestapo style censorship where we are criminals just for holding any right wing beliefs at all? Is it only acceptable to be liberal and nothing else? Is democracy being traded for dictatorship and socialism (hitler was a socialist btw - debunking CBC false claim that all murderers are right wing)? Why is the CBC pushing this agenda so hard and being funded by our government who is now set to increase their pay? Save us from becoming nazi germany and protect your freedom and your tax dollars from being used to manipulate you.

3. PETITION AGAINST ABUSIVE HUSBANDS BEING ALLOWED CUSTODY OF CHILDREN

OUR CHILDREN MUST NOT GROW UP TO BECOME ABUSERS OR TO BE ABUSED.

At Mary's Manager, we offer assistance to women who are suffering or have suffered intimate partner abuse. All of our applicants are also mothers. Kenyan law holds that custody of children of tender years ought to be granted to their biological mothers except where dis-entitling factors exist. Abused mothers stay in abusive relationships because of fear of what could happen should they leave. Their greatest fear is being separated from their children. Most abused mothers have no confidence at all in our judicial system which is notorious for laxity and corruption. Many therefore stay 'for the sake of the children'. Members of the Kenyan public must therefore arise and make known the plight of our abused mothers whose lives are being destroyed right before our eyes and whose children will most likely grow up to become abusers or to themselves suffer abuse. If you have an experience of abuse or you know someone who has, we urge you to support this worthy cause by signing this petition.

4. The People's Motion of No Confidence

Over the last few months there has been a growing chorus of voices from all sectors of society calling on President Jacob Zuma to step down from office. These voices range from urban to rural, labour organisations and leaders to business organisations and CEOs. They are joined by the faith community, the arts and culture and academic community, young and old, male and female.

The message is loud and clear: The people have lost confidence in President Zuma -- and it’s time for him to go.

South Africa deserves a President with integrity, who is honest, transparent and accountable, and who serves all the people of our beautiful land.

5. We are with you MODI JI for a Developed India

From years we are hearing our nation as a developing country but for the first time I got a hope that we are very near to be a "Developed INDIA".

6. Support Modiji. Support "India". Support the Act against Corruption.

We are Indians and we are against Corruption. And yes with the Demonetization of the Notes we are facing difficulties but we would love to face it many a times if the dream of our "India" comes true.

It's our Nation and now is the time to make it proud.

Jai Hind..

7. Demonetization will stop Corruption manifold in INDIA. Support Modi Govt.

In the past decades, the spectre of corruption and black money has grown. It has weakened the effort to remove poverty. On the one hand, we are now No. 1 in the rate of economic growth. But on the other hand, we were ranked close to one hundred in the global corruption perceptions ranking two years back. In spite of many steps taken, we have only been able to reach a ranking of seventy-six now. Of course, there is improvement. This shows the extent to which corruption and black money have spread their tentacles.

The evil of corruption has been spread by certain sections of society for their selfish interest. They have ignored the poor and cornered benefits. Some people have misused their office for personal gain. On the other hand, honest people have fought against this evil. Crores of common men and women have lived lives of integrity. We hear about poor auto-rickshaw drivers returning gold ornaments left in the vehicles to their rightful owners. We hear about taxi drivers who take pains to locate the owners of cell phones left behind. We hear of vegetable vendors who return excess money given by customers.

There comes a time in the history of a country's development when a need is felt for a strong and decisive step. For years, this country has felt that corruption, black money and terrorism are festering sores, holding us back in the race towards development.

Terrorism is a frightening threat. So many have lost their lives because of it. But have you ever thought about how these terrorists get their money? Enemies from across the border run their operations using fake currency notes. This has been going on for years. Many times, those using fake five hundred and thousand rupee notes have been caught and many such notes have been seized. To break the grip of corruption and black money, we have decided that the five hundred rupee and thousand rupee currency notes presently in use will no longer be legal tender from midnight tonight, that is 8th November 2016.

8. A Demand for the Immediate Resignation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch needs to step down immediately, she has continued to blocked FBI raid of Clinton Foundation headquarters in September and it continues through today November 4, 2016.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has come under fire for her perceived role in steering FBI Director James Comey away from recommending charges against Hillary Clinton this summer, and law enforcement officials are now alleging that the Obama-appointed AG also blocked an FBI raid of Clinton Foundation headquarters in September. According to senior officials familiar with the investigation, the FBI team tasked with evaluating the Clinton Foundation had obtained the necessary warrants and were prepared to seize electronic equipment, financial records, and other information from Clinton HQ.

That was, until Attorney General Loretta Lynch stepped in and ordered them to hold off. An investigator who declined to speak on the record and was only related to the investigation in an auxiliary position told CTN that the raid plans were inexplicably quashed in late September. Agents were not told the reasoning behind the decision, and they were only told that higher-ups in the Department of Justice wanted to take another look.

According to the Wall Street Journal, FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, DC, and Little Rock had been collecting information on the Clinton Foundation for more than a year. The New York offices did the most work on the case, with help from Little Rock. The LA office picked up information about the foundation in an unrelated public-corruption case, and DC was looking at the charity as part of its ongoing investigation into Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, who is a former Clinton Foundation board member.

FBI officials presented their initial findings to DOJ in February, seeking approval to step up their investigation. That meeting did not go well. FBI agents continued probing the foundation using methods that did not require Justice Department approval. When the FBI had enough evidence to warrant a raid on Clinton Foundation headquarters, the DOJ pushed back. Some lower-level FBI operatives claim that they were instructed to “stand down.”

Now, other operatives are stepping forward and saying that Loretta Lynch directly blocked the raid from going forward. One official stated that Lynch “threatened to destroy” anyone who didn’t comply. Less than forty-eight hours before the raid was set to begin, agents were notified that they would not be moving on the Clinton Foundation after all.

At this time, it remains unclear what information the FBI has gathered on the Clinton Foundation or what a raid would have supposedly turned up. What is certain, however, is that DOJ officials, including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, have played an unprecedented role in impeding FBI business.

9. Kurdish speaking Anarchist Forum need your help to unblock Facebook account, page and groups

Dear Friends and Comrades,

We as Kurdish speaking Anarchist Forum need your help to sign our petition
As you are aware since 2015 our facebook account : Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum under the name of KAF ( Anarkistan Azadixwazan) www.facebook.com./Kurdistan .anarchists.forum have been blocked by Facebook team.

Many times we have made Facebook aware that our account is a group account not individual account. In response, they asked us to provide them evidence/identities to prove our statement. We always replied and in many occasions we met their demands by providing Iraqi identity of the group’s members but still have not received a satisfied answer from them.

Please see below the dates that we contacted Facebook:
11/18/15 at 6:59 AM
2/24/16 at 9:21 PM
3/13/16 at 10:35 AM
6/22/16 at 9:09 PM
06/28/2016 at 15:18
6/30/16 at 7:16 AM
7/15/16 at 1:46 PM
In every response we have provided the documents that Facebook team requested. Unfortunately they have not taken them seriously, instead, again and again they asked for the same information.

While we provided Facebook all the necessary documents as before , but we still have not received their reply to our e-mail of 15/07/2016 . It is clear for us that Facebook have ignored our request and failed to satisfied us as to why they do not want to open our accounts. Facebook’s attitude is clearly very hostile to anarchism and anarchist movement that we are a part of it. We, therefore , have no choice but protesting against their discrimination and prejudice attitude towards us and towards our pages that we listed down:
www.facebook.com/kurdistan.anarchists.forum closed at 15. Nov. 2015
www.facebook.com/groups/pertukxaney.Enraki/ closed at 15. Nov. 2015
www.facebook.com/groups/anarkistan/ closed at 15. Nov. 2015
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009554550402 closed at 15. Nov. 2015
https://www.facebook.com/groups/azadiwazan/ closed at 14. Oct. 2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pertuky.Anarky closed at 14. Oct. 2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/978063422320020/ closed at 14. Oct. 2016

We are sure while Facebook monitoring our pages they are also aware of our messages as they are against repression, wars, terrorism, racism, sexism, nationalism, discrimination, abusing children and women, corruption, coercive and many more. We are fighting for achieving : freedom, equality, social justice, living collectively, solidarity and classless society.

Dear Supporter our accounts are still closed, therefore we ask you to sign our petition as a form of protest against Facebook team’s discrimination . Please forward this petition to anybody you know for signing it , in order to force the Facebook to open our pages as above.

With solidarity
Kurdish-speaking Anarchist Forum
KAF

10. JAIL THE CORRUPT JUDGES

A few days ago the Nigerian Government arrested some judges in Nigeria with evidence of bribe collection. And some politicians are trying to sweep the matter under the carpet.

The number of cases that have been decided in Nigeria in recent years is mind blowing.
1. Pension funds
2. former Governors....

Now the NJC want to protect the corrupt judges. A corrupt judge is worse than a terrorist group.

11. Establish a Federal ICAC

In the past five years there has been a plethora of examples of 'dodgy' dealings involving individual federal politicians from both sides and from political parties.

The shameful excesses in politicians expenses and the bending of donation rules has left the Australian public demanding a mechanism to properly investigate exactly what is going on. Donations from foreign governments directly to politicians and examples of political appointments to prime government jobs need to be properly investigated.

Deals done in favor of donors to one party or the other. Media bias in important decisions about future contracts and policy.

Recognized at the State level as an important pillar of holding politicians and public official accountable for their actions, there should be a similar commission at the federal level. It is in the public interest.

12. Jail Hillary Clinton

With the current evidence compiled by the FBI we as tax paying AMERICAN CITIZENS demand that the legal system do their Oath sworn duty and arrest Hillary Clinton.

We demand that the DOJ level just charges for the crimes that have viable evidence.

13. Feed Starving Venezuelans

As most of us are aware, Venezuela is currently in economic and civil turmoil. Citizens are starving to death, and the effort made by the corrupted Venezuelan government is less than apathetic.

We may not be able to thwart political corruption without bloodshed, but the Venezuelan government cannot turn away the food their citizens are so desperately in need of. The Human Rights organization has stated and I quote, "Under the leadership of President Hugo Chávez and now President Nicolás Maduro, the accumulation of power in the executive branch and erosion of human rights guarantees have enabled the government to intimidate, censor, and prosecute its critics, leading to increasing levels of self-censorship. Leading opposition politicians have been arbitrarily arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and barred from running for office. Police abuse, poor prison conditions, and impunity for security forces when they commit such abuses as arbitrary arrests, beatings, and denial of basic due process remain serious problems. Other concerns include lack of access to basic medicines and supplies—the result of problematic government policies—and continuous harassment of human rights defenders by government officials."

The people of Venezuela are experiencing great suffering. The least we can do is feed the hungry.

14. Ban GMO foods and seeds

GMO's have harmed and threatens not only our environment, but also our people's and societies health. Thus they are in reality an enemy of the land and people. Seems many of our politicians perspectives and ideology aren't much better, as they continually take donations which ultimately secure their favoritism come legislation time, much like a simple bribe does.

~ GMO's food corruption has and is harming our people by complicating our health issues. This is basically chemical warfare that attacks our people so they can profit. Disrupting our health, domestic tranquility, and the general welfare of our nation. Many other countries have banned GMO's for this very reason, yet our politicians and judicial system continue to favor them over the people who are harmed by their actions.

Our US Constitution's article III, Section. 3, defines such actions as treasonous high crimes, abuse of authority, conduct unbecoming of an official, and a dereliction of duty to uphold their sworn oath of office.

The Constitution, Article II Section. 4.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Source: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Article III, Section. 3
~ Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Article the eleventh... The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Article the twelfth... The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Source: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

These basic rights and laws are also reinforced in the bill of rights:

Amendment IX
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Amendment X
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Source: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

"Each justice or judge of the United States shall take the following oath or affirmation before performing the duties of his office: “I, ___ ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ___ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”"
Quoted source: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/453

~ The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct peculiar to officials, such as Treason, perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming, and refusal to obey a lawful order.

1) The constitution clearly states that adhering to their Enemies is treason.
2) An Enemy is defined as: Something that harms or threatens someone or something.
3) GMO's are harming people while contributing to the manipulation our food sources for profit.
4) Many of our Congressional and several Judiciary officers are allowing them, thus aiding and abetting their use (A defined enemy of we the people), thus breaking their oath of office.
5) The charge of Treason and High Crimes includes abuse of authority, perjury of oath, dereliction of duty.

Amendment I
" Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Since many of our congressional members and Judges have aided and protected the use of GMO's. We can legally say that they're adhering, aiding, and comforting the enemy.
Thus this petition to the government for redress of "We the peoples" grievances is prudent to our health, and the safety of our posterity's future.

Anyone guilty of violating their sworn oath of office, abusing their authority, or by definition committing treason against "We the people" and our Constitution. Should be charged with, and convicted of, High crimes and treason against "We the people", and subsequently removed from their position(s) and office(s), without their salary for life or government benefits, immediately and forthwith.

Unhealthy Reference sources
~ Scientist who discovered GMOs cause tumors wins lawsuit,
Global justice ecology project, Posted on February 22, 2016
http://globaljusticeecology.org/scientist-who-discovered-that-gmos-cause-tumors-wins-lawsuit/

~ GMO dangers: Facts you need to know.
Center for nutritional studies, modified on November 16, 2015
http://nutritionstudies.org/gmo-dangers-facts-you-need-to-know/

~ 10 scientific experiments proving GMO's can be harmful to human health.
Collective evolution, April 8, 2014
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

~ 10 studies proving GMOs are harmful?
Genetic Literacy Project, November 13, 2015
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2015/11/13/10-studies-proving-gmos-are-harmful-not-if-science-matters/

~ Risks & Side Effects of Genetically Modified Food.
Livestrong.com Last Updated: May 31, 2015
http://www.livestrong.com/article/417880-risks-side-effects-of-genetically-modified-food/

~ Short-term Effects of GM Foods,
Geneticly modified foods, updated May 2016
http://www.geneticallymodifiedfoods.co.uk/shortterm-effects-gm-foods.html

~ How Subchronic and Chronic Health Effects can be Neglected for GMOs, Pesticides or Chemicals, International journey of biological sciences, 29 May 2016
http://www.ijbs.com/v05p0438.htm

15. Stop Saving Corruption, Start SAVING PAKISTAN

Corruption is the mother of all evils. It breeds and promotes all others conceivable vices in society. It is responsible for lawlessness, disorder, injustice, turmoil, frustration and anarchy.

It not only ruins the institutions and the system but also brings about deterioration and decadence in the moral, spirit, character and panache of people. The standard of living of people and triumph or discomfiture of a government greatly lies with the dimension and scope of corruption in any country.

To SAVE Pakistan and the future of our coming generations from hunger, unemployment and social injustice a ruthless accountability is necessary.

16. Petition to Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma to resign as president of the Country and the ANC

It is with regret that it is necessary for the people of South Africa and members of the African National Congress to call on Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma to tender his resignation as President of both the Republic of South Africa and the African National Congress.

We believe it is in the best interests of South Africa if you resign. There have been far too many unacceptable incidents that have undermined the dignity of the Office of President.

Resignation is the right and honourable thing to do.

17. Implement legislation that limits excessive campaign contributions

The wealthy 1% influence election decisions through their immense wealth. The presence of colossal contributions funneled through Super PACs, social welfare organizations, politically active nonprofit organizations and unions violate numerous articles of the U.S. Constitution that proclaim officials must be elected by the people.

The renowned saying "We the People" is being contorted into "We the Corporations".

Political and economic favors are traded between wealthy benefactors and political officials.

The wealthy 1% use the candidates as puppets while they pull the strings. If we continue down this path our once strong nation will be reduced to one that enacts legislation to solely benefits big business.

18. No More Blood Oil

Canada buys oil from countries with horrendous human rights records and violations. Why, when we have enough to be self sufficient and have been proven to have some of the world's cleanest environmental standards?

Did you know The title of ‘world’s dirtiest oil’ goes to Brass crude blend from Nigeria, where the uncontrolled release of methane during the oil extraction process generates upstream GHG emissions that are over four times higher than Canadian dilbit.” Its also the worlds biggest offender of female mutilation/Circumcision.

Saudi Arabia, one of the worst offenders of human rights in the world, has covered up their environmental disasters for years. Easy for a regime with total control over their media and closed to outside influence to do. The largest oil spill on record next to the BP in the Gulf of mexico was over 6 million Barrels spilled into the persian Gulf. In fact, the bodies of water adjacent to these middle east countries are known to be the most contaminated on earth. And everyone knows about the constant burning of wells around the region. Ignited by nations in constant war with each other over this black gold.

And Contrary to what the media tells you The ‘dirtiest oil in North America’ is not produced in Canada, but just outside Los Angeles, where the Placerita oil field generates about twice the level of upstream emissions as Canadian oilsands production. The US is also the 2nd worst country in the world for emissions next to China. How many wars have they funded and countries destabilized in their efforts to ascertain or control oil reserves.

By eliminating the purchase from these extremist countries we can solve so many problems. Not only in their countries, but our own. It will show the world what being Canadian really is. Remove the money from tyrannical regimes. Show strength in our belief of our charter, Unite Canada from coast to coast, and will boost our hurting economy.

19. Stop Burning and deforestation in Nan, Thailand

In many places around the world, burning is used for a quick and easy way to prepare farm lands for planting or dispose of farming waste. Since large companies like CP and Monsanto found their way to the Nan Province of Thailand, the destruction of the forest and nature in this area in particular over the last 10 years have been devastating.

Every year hundreds of acres of forest are destroyed by setting fire to it to grow the ever increasing hunger for corn. Consequently all these fields and crop waste are set on fire at every harvest. And the burning is not just limited to the farm fields, but it is common practice and even tradition to burn anything around you as way to “clean the mess”.

As the burning was limited to two or three months in the past, the blue haze is now present for most of the year. The secondary effects of deforestation and burning are rapidly starting to show as well. Increase in asthma cases, flooding, drought, heat, mudslides, etc.

There is no visible action from (local) government accept a few posters along the road. Actually a lot of the burning and farming is done within the National Parks of Nan, often right next to a checkpoint or park office. Most of the road shoulders which are government property are set on fire as well instead of cutting them. So government and law enforcement must be aware of what is happening but it seems they are not trying to actively do anything about the problem.

As I love Nan, the beautiful scenery and the amazing people that live here, it hurts me to see the destruction that is happening. I hope this petition will help to start a change for the better before it will be too late. On behave of all citizens of Nan and those affected, I Thank you for your help!

20. End the corruption in BIEK exams

The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi is very corrupt. I and many other students worked hard but we failed. Today the breaking news is :
KARACHI: The government on Wednesday night decided to launch an investigation against Chairman Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Akhter Ghauri after he and Controller Examinations Imran Chishti traded allegations, accusing each other of selling top positions in inter exams.

Meanwhile, the Controller Exams has been transferred to Mirpur Khas and Secretary Education Qazi Arshad and his Assistant Qamar Iqbal have been ordered to report to the Sindh Education Department.

Earlier today, the chairman and controller came face-to-face over the corruption scam at BIEK involving buying and selling of top positions in inter exams.

Chishti claimed that Ghauri was involved in tampering the exam results and issuing mark sheets without even bothering to get them signed by the former’s signatures.

A day earlier, Chairman BIEK had made a startling disclosure that the board was involved in trading of top positions in exchange for millions of rupees every year.

Both the chairman and controller admitted that buying and selling of positions went on at the BIEK.

Not only the first, second and third positions were sold but good grades were also given against hefty amounts of money.

The Board is very corrupt and is playing with the future of its students.

21. Taxpayers demand accountability for $21 million dollars waste

On May 20, 2015, The Star published an article “Cost of audit into Senate expenses expected to hit $21 million”. It was to our astonishment and disappointment that Canadian tax payers are expected to pay for this audit.

Canadian tax payers work hard to earn their bread and butter, and pay our due taxes trusting the money will be spent in the best interests of Canadians and wisely by the Government of Canada.

Canadians do not authorize nor elect Senators into Parliament; therefore, our tax money should not be used to launch audits of the Senators' questionable spending habits. The cost of this audit should be recovered from the Senators themselves who are found guilty and the political parties which appointed them to the Senate.

We, Canadian taxpayers, are opposed to the waste of our tax dollars investigating Senators. This responsibility should fall on the political parties which appointed them.

Regards.

Jaffar Hashmi
Canadian Taxpayer

22. Set term limits for our U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress

It has come to the attention of the U.S. Citizens that we have not had in place a time limit for service in the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House of Representatives.

We have term limits for our President and respectfully request the same limits be placed on the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House of Representatives.

23. Register AIPAC as a Foreign Entity & Ban Campaign Contributions

In 1992, the President of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was caught on tape bragging to a potential Jewish donor about his organizations’ extreme, undue influence over the American political system. AIPAC president David Sterner admitted to the manipulation of high level US politicians in exchange for the political appointments of Jewish and pro-Israel candidates, among other things.

Since that tape was released, AIPAC’s power has steadily risen, as evidenced by: (1) the 2005 spying scandal in which two AIPAC employees were caught red-handed spying on America for Israel, but were released with no consequences (2) AIPAC’s successful lobbying campaign for the 2003 Iraq war (3) AIPAC securing several high level government appointments for pro-Israel/Jewish candidates, (4) AIPAC remaining the ONLY FOREIGN LOBBY in America allowed to operate WITHOUT registering under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, as per the law!

Today, when AIPAC sends a letter demanding Congressional support for a political position, almost every single congressman immediately signs it. This has to stop! Our government should not answer to any foreign power - it is supposed to do the will of the American PEOPLE! Sign to end this illegal and treasonous occupation. Take America back from big money CRIMINALS! Thank you...

24. Tell Bulgaria: Stop Abusing People Who Care For Animals

In Bulgaria one can get away with almost anything, even murder. There is one thing, though, one can never get away with - showing compassion and kindness towards animals.

After the scandalous institutional harassment and persecution of d-r Litov in 2013 and the illegal trespassing on his property by a lynch mob, which resulted in a brutal attack and beating of the crippled dog Borko, rescued by the doctor, it is his mother now - Maria Litova, a 78 years old, disabled pensioner, who is about to pay the price for being a responsible human being. Litova was harassed and threatened by municipal authorities on numerous occasions for feeding, nursing and rescuing stray cats and dogs, even questioned by the police, regarding her "activities". When it didn't work, the Bulgarian government cooked up a ridiculous charge against her, only to make an innocent and helpless old lady an example of how caring is wrong!

At the end of 2014 Litova was served with a municipal order, signed by the mayor of Plovdiv - Ralio Ralev, accusing her of "altering the structure???!!! of her home without a building permit". Litova lives in a small, one bedroom flat and her only "crime" is securing the balcony with a safety wire net, to protect her four cats from falling. According to the applicable national laws /Territorial Management Code/, minor upgrades, which do not change the overall construction of the building, do not require any permission whatsoever.

It is evidently clear that securing a balcony with a wire net is no different than putting up a mosquito net or a sunshade, especially if there are no concrete or masonry repairs, wall tear-offs or heavy drilling. Despite the absurdity of the charge and all the evidence of her innocence, despite the fact that there is no such legal precedent in Bulgaria, Litova was taken to court and wrongly convicted by unscrupulous Judge. Not only does she stand to loose her pension, in order to pay the attorney and court fees, but she may soon face a raid of her property by government officials and police, who will forcefully remove the safety net, exposing her pets to imminent danger.

We can not let this happen. Every single time a rogue government official or a Judge abuse their power, we must all raise our voices. It is the only way to protect both citizens and their animal companions. Things won't change in this godforsaken country, unless the outcry is international and sustained.

25. No to Eskom's massive tarrif rise 2015

Eskom wants to raise electricity tariffs from April in order to make up its R225 billion cash-flow shortfall.

26. Please STOP the massacre of innocent farmers

Today, 1st January 2015 the most parts of the world is celebrating the new year. But the people of Awdheegle, a district in southern Somalia, are mourning the massacre of poor protesters, who were protesting against their farms being destroyed by the livestock owners who constantly bribe the police and government forces to carry out these assassinations and transgressions to those who try to voice or protest against this injustices.

The saddest part is when the local residents sued the these senseless murderers, all the 10 witnesses were arrested by the government forces. These people have been struggling for more than 20 years in and out with war and situations of constant fear, discrimination and widespread lack of protection for human rights, even though there is a central government that is recognised by the international community, but human rights conditions in Somalia remain grim, with assassinations, targeted bombings, harassment, rape and the mass displacement of people an ongoing problem in some parts of the country, some of which are carried out by the government forces. All those abuses are contrary to human rights. Those abuses are happening to these poor and voiceless farmers every day.

Most of these injustices are not reported for many reasons one of them is Journalists being constantly under attack. For his part, National Union of Somali Journalists Secretary General Mohamed Ibrahim said journalists continue to suffer human rights abuses in carrying out their work.“We have recorded the killings of at least five journalists this year, while another six were wounded. Two were killed in Baidoa, two in Mogadishu and the fifth was killed in Galkayo,” he said. “Also, there have been about 30 cases in Mogadishu where journalists were arrested. Two of them are still in jail. In Somaliland, 45 journalists were arrested.”

Ibrahim called on the Somali government to bring to court two journalists who were working for Sky FM and Shabelle Media Network, or to let them go free, since they have been held in custody since August without charges.

27. Stop the Casino at the Source Mall in Westbury

As of December 30, 2014, the Nassau County Off Track Betting Corporation has decided that it will place a 1000 terminal Video Lottery Terminal Casino in the vacant Fortunoff Store in the Source Mall.

Residents of the surrounding residential areas are opposed to such a Casino as the area will be burdened with additional traffic that existing roadways cannot handle, increased crime due to an increase in the overall area population on a daily basis and the fact that the facility will be open 20 hours per day.

The site is within 600 feet of a senior citizen residential area as well as near over 300 private family homes, in addition to schools within a short radius.

28. 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.

29. More poker tables at Jupiters Casino

This is the most horrendous poker room not only in Australia but maybe the world. When all the factors are taken in to consideration of the location and transient style city the Gold Coast is, this casino should be looking to accommodate the 1000's of thousands of visitors we get every day to the establishment. Echo Entertainment, as the name suggests, is here to entertain, yet what I see almost every day (I play poker 5-7 times per week, mostly at nights), is long lists of visitors and locals who can not play the game they would like to play.

During the weekend of the 15th-16th of November, where the hotels on the Gold Coast were at capacity due to the G20 summit long weekend, numerous other functions on, there was a list which was so large that there was a scrolling bar on the left, I had to start this petition. I heard at least 30-40 people last night lose their cool at the ridiculous 3 HOUR WAIT TIMES to get a seat. This is not entertainment Echo, this is an embarrassment.

The thing I don't understand, is why out of the two South-East Queensland casinos, Brisbane has a decent amount of tables, yet Gold Coast does not. The nature of our city, lends it self to "a great night out", for many men and woman, that includes a game of poker, however, they are so often, unable to get a game.

30. Change City/School/ County Charter To Include Ethics Reform

The American Anti-Corruption Act sets a standard for local, state and federal laws that:

Stop the bribery

The Act prevents lobbyists from donating to politicians and/or offering them any deals that could influence policymaking.

End secret money

The Act mandates full transparency: disclosure of all political money and “bundlers” who gather contributions for politicians.

Empower the voters

The Act imposes strict limits on PACs, and gives voters an annual $100 tax rebate to be spent supporting the candidate or party of their choice.

Let's Put these Ideas into Our City Charter and End Corruption Once and For all!