Petition Tag - crisis

1. Marawi Crisis

The ongoing crisis in Marawi City, which has killed at least 500 people and displaced thousands as the battle rages for two months now, was a lesson learned for the defense department.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana admitted that the Marawi crisis was a failure of intelligence in a way.

“What happened in Marawi is a lesson for every one of us in the defense department,” he said at the MAP General Membership Meeting at Makati Shangri-La on Tuesday.

Lorenzana narrated that when he was named as Secretary of National Defense last year, he was told that there was no presence of Islamic State militants in the Philippines, but they had to change tune a few months later.

“When I assumed the position of Secretary of Defense, I was told there was no ISIS in the Philippines. We were keeping that stand until in November when we had this operation in Butig against the Maute Group so then we would change our stance and said they are there, they are here,” he said.

The siege started on May 23 in Marawi City when security forces tried to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, the purported leader of the IS branch in Southeast Asia. Early this year, Lorenzana revealed that they have received information that the Basilan-based Hapilon moved to Central Mindanao to put up a caliphate.

Combined forces of the Maute terrorist group and the Abu Sayyaf attacked parts of the city on that same day. It also prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in Mindanao for 60 days, and was later extended until the end of the year.

“There are a lot of talks coming around that there was failure of intelligence, in a way it was. When we were in Moscow when this thing blew up and I was asked by one of the media people there, was it a failure of intelligence I said, it was a failure to appreciate intelligence,” Lorenzana said.

“For the longest time we were reading in the website of the ISIS in the Middle East that says if you want to continue fighting after here you go to southern Philippines,” he added.

The defense chief admitted that the military had been in denial despite the warning of President Rodrigo Duterte and the advice of nearby countries that ISIS is in the Philippines.

2. Appeal for the city of Derna

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, expresses concerns over reports of severe shortages of basic necessities, including life saving medical supplies due to the conflict in Derna. This is has a negative impact on people’s health and wellbeing and, if prolonged, would lead to serious humanitarian conditions.

“I urge all parties to consider the safety and the wellbeing of the civilians a top priority and allow for the safe delivery of humanitarian supplies to ensure continued access to basic services, especially health”, said Maria Ribeiro.

The United Nations, through the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is monitoring the situation on the ground and working with all Humanitarian partners to respond to the evolving situation in Derna.

The Humanitarian Coordinator urges all parties to the conflict to respect Humanitarian and Human Rights law to ensure the protection of civilians.

3. Push for the creation of a Multinational Peacekeeping Humanitarian Task Force to stop ISIS and provide aid to Iraq and Syria

The self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL, also known as ISIS, is a malevolent, well-armed group of extremists responsible for killing over 1,700 people in 23 countries, not counting the higher death toll in Iraq and Syria or the millions forced to flee their country.

All nations must work together toward lasting peace and bringing an effective end to this global calamity. Therefore, the formation of a multinational peacekeeping humanitarian ground force is called for under the terms of Chapter VII of the United Nations charter.

This contingent shall fulfill solely the purpose of dismantling ISIS and providing much needed aid to civilians in conflict-stricken Iraq and Syria, with strict adherence to international law and the directives of the UN Security Council.

You may also sign the petition at the White House web page.

4. Pobuda Staknimo glave

Na mejah Trdnjave Evrope je vse večji pritisk tistih, ki bežijo pred nasiljem in vojno. Zatekajo se v Evropo, saj naj bi ta načeloma slonela na vrednotah solidarnosti, humanizma in pravici do svobodnega gibanja. Ta hip institucije Evrope, tudi Slovenije, ne delujejo v skladu s temi načeli. Nasprotno, zapirajo meje, krepijo nasilje in podpirajo ozračje ogroženosti in sovražnosti. Priča smo enem najsramotnejših poglavij delovanja Evropske Unije v njeni dosedanji zgodovini. Ne moremo gledati stran ob cinizmu, aroganci in neodločnosti vlad. Zato kot posamezniki in kot skupnost, ki nam je mar, naredimo vse, kar je v naših močeh, da begunce v Sloveniji sprejmemo dostojno, pa če bo to samo postanek na njihovi poti ali pa če se odločijo, da nadalje živijo z nami.

On the borders of Fortress Europe the pressure of those who are fleeing from violence and war in search of a better life is increasing. They turn to Europe because it prides itself on nurturing values of solidarity, humanism and the right to freedom of movement. Yet the institutions of Europe, including those of the Republic of Slovenia, are not living up to those ideals. Quite the contrary, they are closing borders, increasing repressive measures and are fomenting feelings of endangerment and hostility.

We are witnessing one of the most shameful moments in the history of the European Union. We cannot remain silent in the face of the cynicism, arrogance and indecisiveness of our governments. Therefore let us come together as individuals and as a community and spare no effort to prepare a decent welcome for refugees in Slovenia, regardless of whether they are merely passing through or whether they decide to stay.

5. Tell Congress to Allow Middle Eastern Chirstians to come here

On June 4, 1939 Jewish refugee ship turned away from Florida coast carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing the oppression of Nazi Germany. After World War 2, The USA said never again. For generations we have allowed Refugees from other nations to come here, they are men, women and children fleeing war, persecution and political upheaval.

Well Never again is NOW!

Christians in the Middle East are being sought after, and murdered because of their faith. Children are being crucified; women and young girls from ages 7 and up are being sold as sex slaves or murdered while the men are beheaded, or brutally murdered.

Our Congress and the President will not allow these Christians to come here... and there not telling us why.

Let’s tell congress and the White House together that we will not stand silent no more and we want to help the Christians in the Middle East escape death and persecution. We want them here, where they are free to Worship Lord Jesus Christ without the worry of being hunted down and/or murdered.

Our country was built on religious freedom… And the Christian people in the Middle East deserve it as well.

6. Keep Great Shows on Television, Save CRISIS on NBC!

Even though CRISIS is just scripted and Reality TV, I believe it's great tv. I am tired of seeing Reality Tv DEGRADING, and making people look bad (not only black people).

What I don't understand is networks have television shows that viewers think it's "reality" but end up being scripted ie Love & Hip Hop, Keeping up with the Kardashians and other DEGRADING television but want to cancel a great scripted tv show like CRISIS.

7. Ptsd Support & Global Awareness Campaign


We are an International community of advocates working together to educate and create global healing.

We are committed to being the force behind movement to stop the traumatic cycling of Ptsd, through education awareness and advocacy and we need the world to stand with us.

The enormity of PTSD's pervasiveness Internationally most certainly makes it a Global Crisis that can no longer be ignored.


The historical building of Riga Palamidi 2 of Embros was built in 1933 and till 1985 housed the printing facilities of EMBROS newspaper. In 1988 the Public Real Estate Corporation leased the building to the theatre director Tassos Bantis.

The theatrical company "Morfes" and later the "Embros Theater Company" were housed in the building until the death of Tassos Bantis. During those years EMBROS drew large audiences and became one of the most important Athenian theatres. In 1989, the Ministry of Culture declared the building a “historical monument.”

This deserted building, abandoned after the death of T. Bantis, was occupied in November 2011 by Mavili Collective – a small group of artists and theoreticians. The occupancy installed itself as a “re-activation” and proposed initially an intense twelve-day program of activities bringing together artists, theoreticians, dance/theatre makers, architects and the general public. Mavili Collective continued to operate within the space after the reactivation and produced a dense program of cultural events for about one year.

During this period, over 500 Greek and foreign artists, academics, activists and theorists participated in events organized and produced by the Mavili Collective, in collaboration with local inhabitants and the “Psirri residents movement,” and also many other collectives and groups of the city. All events were free for the public.

A year later ETAD, a new company responsible for selling national assets announced the potential rental of the theatre and demanded Mavili Collective evacuate EMBROS. In a time of crisis, where the Greek state had proven and still is, unable or perhaps unwilling to support the arts and culture and to create social structures, the salvation of EMBROS was of vital importance. Over 2000 signatures were collected in support of EMBROS. Crucially many artists, theorists and activists, felt the urgent need to actively defend the space, a fact which resulted in a further widening of the participants of the occupation, which in the last year operates with an Open Assembly as its organizing body and under the name "Free Self-managed Theater EMBROS ".

Since November 2012, EMBROS functions as an open cultural and social space and hosts performances, exhibitions, screenings, concerts, seminars, discussions and social activities. The operational models are always in process, constantly testing modes and forms that can support its cultural and social role as an experimental common good in the heart of the city. At the same time EMPROS has established relations with other spaces, in Greece and abroad and is supported by other occupancies, social spaces, research centers and cultural institutions across Europe.

In September 2013, EMBROS was once again forcibly closed, this time from TAIPED -Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), a company responsible for the auctioning and privatizing of public assets, which appears as the new owner of the space. However, the legal documents for this transition seem vague and imprecise and the space is not properly described nor located with its exact address. Although the space re-opened a few days after its closure, on October 30th two actors were arrested and evicted with a series of charges.

EMBROS has already received numerous expressions of solidarity from Greece and abroad. Your support at this stage is vital for the continuity of EMBROS and also for the two arrested actors who will be tried in court ιn the next couple of months.

In response and resistance to the authoritarian, repressive policy of the current government, to the privatization of public property, and the government’s imposed motto of "order and security" applied by the police, EMBROS remains open today and invites you all to participate in all its actions.

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9. CITYPAK Honolulu

We, the undersigned, call on on businesses and local legislators in Hawaii to expand the CITYPAK Project to the City and County of Honolulu.

Founded by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Ron Kaplan in 2012, the CITYPAK Project provides a safe, convenient and versatile backpack uniquely designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the homeless.

The bag will empower the homeless rather than call attention to their circumstances and will not not alienate them or stigmatize their predicament.

Beyond Chicago, CITYPAK aims to expand to other U.S. cities. Last year, Kaplan told the Chicago Sun-Times the project's second phase will include a bag designed for the public where one bag would be given to the homeless for each one sold.

We believe funding this project will positively impact the overall sense of community and well-being in Honolulu. Help us resolve the homeless crisis in Hawaii by bringing CITYPAK to Honolulu. Thank you!

10. Syrian Crisis : Stop the war - Save Syria's Children

The Syrian Crisis as reported by the United Nations confirms the appalling abuses of children in this escalating conflict and this underlines the urgent need for a resolution to this crisis and for humanitarian access to those children still trapped in the country.

It is a sad indictment of the international community's failure on Syria that children continue to be killed, injured and maimed by artillery and crossfire. There are said to be approximately 6,500 (likely to be a huge underestimate, as two thirds of all recorded deaths, the UN reports, do not include an age) children killed so far in this 27 month conflict.

11. Support BreedeValley SPCA

The BreedeValley SPCA is facing a major crisis. The National SPCA wants them to close their doors on the 10th of May 2013 already. Gerda Du Toit has launched a petition to stop this from happening.

The second request is to help the SPCA lower their debt. If you could find it in your heart to spare some money to help them, their bank details are:

Breedevallei DBV;. FNB, Takkode 200407; Rek 54330149913

If you know of a company (or own a company) who can perhaps sponsor a bit more, I'm sure the SPCA would be eternally greatful as will all the animals they help.

Once the Breedevallei SPCA closes its doors and there is no one to take care of all those animals and we finally realise what all they did, I don't want to be one of those people who says: "I wish someone had done something" when I can be one of those people now.


Every day we hear about the bad in the world, and any man or women can see that we are living in the bottleneck of war. It is at this point in our global society where every man and woman should have a gun.

I'm not an american, nor do i agree with everyone having a gun at all times. This is because not everyone needs a gun at all times. With the situation in the wold only growing more dire and closer to war ever day i propose that every man & woman 20 and over should be provided with a 9mm pistol in times of crisis. While the military is off at war who is protecting you at home? There is no one stopping someone from coming into our home with their gun and taking advantage of you and your child. Some people may think putting guns on the streets of Canada is just adding to the problem when there is clearly enough death on our streets. This is the thing there are already guns on the streets in the hands of BAD people what's wrong with giving those perfectly SANE perfectly responsible people a gun in a time of crisis.

I and many people who i have spoken to believe that at the age of 19 you should be properly trained to use a gun, and given your licence, NOT YOUR WEAPON. this is just one of the precautions that we would have to take. Plus all guns will be registered, guns are not cheap, but whats more important than the protection of our citizens and our families... i cant think of anything, can you ? the gist of what i'm saying is that every man at the age of 19 should be properly trained and given a gun. This gun will be kept in a designated place their should be a few in each city so your gun is no more then 20 minutes away from your home closer would be better, This will ensure that these guns are not used to commit acts of unrighteous unjustifiably violence. their may come a time when everyone wishes this had been made a right but by then it would have been to late, whats wrong with this idea no one gets their gun to walk the streets, and you cannot pick up your fire-arm unless we are in a time of crisis.

What justifies crisis WILL need to be reevaluated. But as the president of the NRA in America said "we already know the bad guys have guns, whats wrong with putting a gun in the hands of good, trained, men and women in a crisis. i cant find an reason why this is a bad idea but then again everyone is entitled to their opinion.

13. Directe democratie

In België betalen we te veel belastingen en zijn we bovendien nog niet goed geregeerd. We hebben nood aan een sterke federale staat. Te veel belastingen dood de economie van het land. Laten we de kosten besparen op zaken die we kunnen veranderen zonder moeite


Η Ε.Π.Α.Ψ.Υ. ιδρύθηκε το 1988 και έκτοτε δραστηριοποιείται αδιάκοπα με σκοπό την προσφορά ενός εναλλακτικού μοντέλου παροχής ψυχιατρικής φροντίδας στην Κοινότητα, στο πλαίσιο του Εθνικού Σχεδίου για την Ψυχική Υγεία «Ψυχαργώς» και με βάση τις αρχές της Ψυχοκοινωνικής Αποκατάστασης.

Ιδιαίτερα τα τελευταία χρόνια, με την ανάληψη της επιστημονικής και διοικητικής ευθύνης δεκαεπτά πλέον συνολικά δομών ψυχοκοινωνικής αποκατάστασης [Οκοτροφεία, ξενώνες και προστατευόμενα διαμερίσματα σε Χαλκίδα (3), Ερέτρια, Πεντέλη, Τρίκαλα, Λαμία, Λειβαδιά, Λυκόβρυση, Βριλήσσια, Χαλάνδρι (5)], ένα Κέντρο Ημέρας στα Μελίσσια και δύο Κινητών Μονάδων Ψυχικής Υγείας στις Κυκλάδες, καινοτομεί με την δημιουργία ενός δικτύου υπηρεσιών και επαγγελματιών που εργάζονται για τους σκοπούς της Κοινωνικής Ψυχιατρικής.

The Association for Regional Development and Mental Health - EPAPSY is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization, which operates in the field of psychosocial rehabilitation and mental health promotion.

EPAPSY was founded with the joint purpose of a) promoting mental health in regional Greece and urban city centres, b) advancing scientific knowledge through research and training, and c) implementing and disseminating innovative/evidence-based practices in the fields of social psychiatry and psychosocial rehabilitation.

15. China says ready to help solve EU crisis - NO thanks!

BEIJING - 14 February 2012 - EU meeting with China in Beijing.

China's Premier Wen Jiabao said China wanted to see Europe -- its biggest trading partner -- "maintain stability and prosperity", a day after ratings agency Moody's downgraded Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The two sides also agreed during the talks to give fresh impetus to Beijing's efforts to attain full market economy status (MES) for China in the European Union, according to a joint communique issued after the summit.

"China is ready to increase its participation in resolving the EU debt problems," the Chinese premier told journalists after meeting EU president Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.

China was considering using Europe's bail-out funds to help address the continent's fiscal woes, Wen added, without elaborating further on how the Asian power might be prepared to contribute.

"China will continue to fully meet its World Trade Organization commitments," he said. "It will continue to expand market access."

Read more: EUbusiness

//In this case we have the spotlight on China as it concerns a political position. The petition says that we European citizens do not want to increase our trade with China. We want instead to an end. We want to INCREASE the embargo against China.

This is to force China to adjust its animal welfare. This is only possible through the economic force of China, to institute laws prohibiting Chinese to torment, torturing and skinning animals alive. Some Chinese people seem completely brainwashed to carry out these atrocities.

We know there are good people in China who are fighting for the animals and there are those we sustain through this petition. For animal friends there are no borders.//

16. Against the exclusion of the 72 Prevention Centers from the new “Drug Code”

Primary prevention of drug use in Greece has been materialized mainly by the 72 Centers for the Prevention of Addictions and the Promotion of Psychosocial Health.

Prevention Centers were founded on the basis of the collaboration between Local Authorities and OKANA (Organization Against Drugs) and operate for more than 10 years, covering all 13 Administrative Regions of Greece and 49 Prefectures out of the country’s total of 51. They form a decentralized network of front-line services with the aim to provide holistic services of information, education, empowerment and support (to children and young people, parents, educators, community members and groups) and to promote the psychosocial health of local communities.

Prevention Centers are funded jointly by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (via Local Authority resources) and they have developed strategic collaborations with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Defence, offering pioneer services at minimum cost. This important contribution towards drug demand reduction and community development has been acknowledged at European level and specially mentioned at the annual reports announced by EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) as well as at local level by community members themselves. Prevention projects are evaluated semi-annually by OKANA and reported annually by EMCDDA and EKTEPN (National Documentation and Information Centre on Drugs, for the most recent report in English, see

It is worth mentioning that these demanding tasks are performed in under-funding conditions (for the last 6 years Prevention Centers received less than 50% of their expected funding), and understaffing conditions (at present the total staff nation-wide numbers approximately 400 people, with their ratio to the population at 1 to 25.000.)

Yet the draft bill "Drug Code”, which was brought before public consultation by the Ministry of Justice in 09/09/2011, literally “omits” all relevant articles contained in the previous legislation which provided the framework for the administrative and scientific operation of Prevention Centers and their cooperation with state institutions. We consider that this development is highly unjustifiable and that it certainly poses imminent threat to the future of the 72 Prevention Centers.

Greek version of petition:

17. Review needed for Public Housing Occupancy

I know of 2 cases where 1 person is living in a 3 bedroom Department House as a single person.
the other is a couple in a 2 bedroom house.

When I confronted the Department of Housing about this they said that there maybe a chance that these 2 cases might have there children rejoin them, highly unlikely as both have adult children who have there own homes.

If we review Housing Occupancies we maybe able to help lessen the already High Housing Crisis and those who are living in extra rooms can be placed into a more suitable dwelling.

18. CrISIS - Creationism In Schools Isn't Science

Creationism is known, and officially acknowledged, to be contrary to scientific fact. We therefore demand that creationism should not be presented as a valid scientific position, nor creationist websites and resources be promoted, in publicly funded schools or in any youth activities run on publicly funded school premises.

Despite existing Department for Education guidance on the teaching of Creationism, recent events show additional protection is necessary.

This April, all Year 11 children in a state funded school were brought together and had a visitor introduced to them as a scientist. He then spent the next one and a half hours presenting these sixteen year olds with a series of well polished Young Earth Creationist claims, described as scientific theory.

The visitor was Philip Bell, a full time Evangelical preacher from Creation Ministries International (CMI) who presents creationist views as scientific facts and denies evolution. He states on his website that his preferred method of evangelising is infiltrating at a grassroots level as he feels this has more successful conversions.

 CMI described the school visit on their web site as ‘ministry to school children’.

The parents knew nothing of this until after the event, when one, who happens to be a trained Geologist, and thus qualified to evaluate what had been said, wrote to the school to complain. 

The Chair of Governors replied that this was all part of the Religious Education (RE)curriculum and that she should not worry because they also invited a speaker ‘to present the case for evolutionism’ so that both sides were heard, both ‘scientists’ were given equal time and both talks were presented to the children as ‘a belief’.

These recent events at St Peter's Church of England School, Exeter, show creationists are now openly using RE classes and the school timetable to advance their claim to be offering a valid scientific alternative to established knowledge, even within the State school system.

The school is adamant it has done nothing wrong despite presenting creationism on equal terms with modern science to sixteen year olds. 

In a recent statement, the Department for Education has stated that secretary of state for education, Michael Gove is ‘crystal clear’ that creationism has no scientific validity and should not be taught as science. Yet here we have a school presenting Creationism as a valid scientific position, and justifying this by reference to Religious Education.

Mr Gove might be keen to show that his Free Schools could not possibly succumb to such infiltration, but this incident demonstrates that even state-maintained schools need more clarity and better protection.

This is unacceptable.

As of 21/4/11, the following organisations have already lent their support:

British Centre for Science Education
National Secular Society

19. Help Japan begin Recovery

I know that not everyone has enough extra funds to make a significant donation on their own, but if we all take our small amounts and put them together, then perhaps we have a chance to make a real difference. We have to start thinking about the entire world as a whole and people as humans all living together in it in stead of separating feelings, funds and assistance by geographical location. HELP NOW!!!

A massive 8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami.

The earthquake and tsunami that has struck Japan has left a trial of devastation and sparked fears of a nuclear disaster.

Please visit the following link for more up to date info:

20. Support the Libyan people's revolution on February 17

Libya in Crisis. Support the Libyan people's revolution on February 17.

21. Save Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres (DUWCs)

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres (DUWCs) is an organisation established in the former coalfields area of North and East Derbyshire in the early 1980s as part of a TUC initiative to support people becoming unemployed.

The Centres opened offices throughout North Derbyshire as the excellent reputation of the organisation spread. In the current recessionary times the free, independent welfare rights advice provided is needed as much as ever.

22. Aberdeen Education in Crisis

Councillors in Aberdeen City are proposing to slash the number of Pupil Support Assistants. This will have a devastating effect on children's education in Aberdeen.

There has been no consultation with parents on the proposal. Pupil Support Assistants provide a vital service which must be sustained to ensure that all children in Aberdeen are supported and encouraged to fulfil their potential.

Cutting the service will ultimately exclude some children from education, which is thier right.

23. Step Down, Laurent Gbagbo

After the 2010 Ivory Coast election, Alassane Outtara was declared the winner, but incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down. There has been much violence in the Ivory Coast since the election, and many people have been killed.

Please help stop the 2010-2011 Ivory Coast political crisis by signing this petition.

Thank you.

24. We Condemn the Israeli Terrorist Attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Around 20 activists massacred, dozens injured, as Tel-Aviv Apartheid regime opens fire on Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla on international waters.

Hundreds of unarmed Turkish and Arab civilians, dozens of foreign journalists, European parliament members, British and American nationals, Jewish activists against Israel, 50 women and a one year old baby were in the boats.

A priest and Muslim cleric among the critically wounded by the Israeli gunfire.

25. Support The United Nations' Intervention In Nigeria's Religious/Tribal Killings & Crisis


1. The estimates of the numbers of people killed in Nigeria since the civilian rule from 1999 till date in the name of religious/tribal crisis are more than the numbers of those killed in Isreali-Palestine crisis in the same period.

2. The gory killing has not been given adequate international attention & concern to ensure totall stoppage of the persistant killings.


WE THE UNDERSIGNED, call on the UNITED NATIONS to immediately intervene in Nigeria Religious/Tribal killings/crisis with the sole aim of preventing loss of lives and properties in furtherance of the UN aims to ensure global peace.

26. Sexual Violence - A Call To Action

Prevention and Intervention of Sexual Violence is needed in the following areas: global youth violence, child abuse and neglect, violence by intimate partners, abuse of the elderly, sexual violence, self-directed violence, and collective violence.

For more wisdom please see:

Marital and partnership rape are another category of sexual violence that goes unnoticed, and is often not recognized as being a problem in our global society. It is the most heinous of crimes because of a women's human rights having no presence in the bedroom. There is no equal opportunity in adult age pertaining to sexual violence. In underage children, violations are committed upon either gender, male or female. In adult age, the predominant survivor's of sexual violence are women.

Please view the following fact sheet on sexual violence:
With the history of sexual violence, it needs to be advocated that global communities become more aware of its presence in our homes, work, schools, families, religious institutions/organizations. This awareness is vital to the views of sexual violence. It is key to ending the regenerated cycle of sexual violence.

In any environment, we must be ready and in place to be able to deal with the issue when confronted by the issue of sexual violence. No longer can ignorance or denial be an excuse.
Sexual trafficking is a strong component of human trafficking and a violation of human right laws.

As well as authorities keeping evidence locked away, and a woman being swabbed without permission at the scene of a crime/assault. It is her choice. To view more of this problem (video): and Full Text:

27. We strongly support Supervisor Chris Daly’s rent control amendments

Sign the Petition to Protect Tenants Rights During the Economic Crisis!

As the economic crisis worsens and unemployment is rising, tenants are finding it harder and harder to pay their rent. In San Francisco, we are organizing to help tenants afford their rents by supporting the following key amendments to the local rent control ordinance: 1) Suspend any rent increases which will cause a tenant’s rent to exceed 33% of their income; 2) Expand the rights of tenants to add roommates to help pay the rent; and 3) Limit the amount of “banked” rent increases which can be imposed in any one year. Landlords are building a strong opposition against these tenant rights proposals. We need your support. Please join our efforts and sign our on-line petition.


¡Firme la Petición para Proteger los Derechos de los Inquilinos Durante la Crisis Económica!

Con la crisis económica empeorando y el desempleo en aumento, los inquilinos ahora tienen más dificultad en pagar su renta. En San Francisco, estamos organizando las siguientes enmiendas a la ordenanza de control de renta para ayudar a los inquilinos a pagar sus rentas: 1) Suspenderán todos los aumentos de renta en donde el inquilino tenga que pagar más de 33% de su ingreso; 2) Ampliarán los derechos de inquilinos para agregar compañeros a compartir la vivienda para apoyarse en el pago de la renta y 3) Limitar la cantidad de aumentos de renta acumulados que se pueden imponer en un solo año. Los propietarios están montando una oposición fuerte en contra a estas enmiendas pro-inquilinas. Necesitamos su apoyo. Por favor únase a nuestros esfuerzos y firme nuestra petición en el Internet.

28. Stop het potverteren

Dit kabinet wil de Nederlandse burgers opzadelen met een staatsschuld die wij nooit meer in kunnen lossen. Zij schuift de rekening door naar de volgende generatie. Door noodzakelijke hervormingen door te voeren zal Nederland sterker uit deze recessie kunnen komen. Ik weet dit en u weet dit ook maar dit kabinet van uitstel en afstel wil niet luisteren.

Daarom roep ik u allen op om deze petitie te ondertekenen en er voor te zorgen dat het kabinet naar ONS zal luisteren in plaats van naar de sociale partners die zich als onze volksvertegenwoordigers presenteren. Vergeet niet dat het kabinet er voor ons zit! Red de kinderen van de rekening!

29. Global Permaculture NOW !

1. All the money in the world is VIRTUAL money, of no real consequence whatsoever (see the EcoTort website). Therefore there is no financial reason for anything. Eg, there is no financial reason why we cannot feed, clothe, house, & educate every person living on the Earth today, AND be 100% eco-responsAble too…!

2. Any contract to damage or destroy the environment is a contract to commit the most serious crime of “Aggravated Criminal Damage” to the environment (max Life Sentence, see the EcoTort website), and is therefore a void, unenforceable contract (which is based upon money which does not exist ! ).

3. According to UNiversal Law it is illegal to pay tax in ANY country of the world (see the EcoTort website) until the World’s Government(s) cease their criminal activities in allowing heinous environmental damage and destruction at present day UNprecedented levels; equivalent to a threat of war, and indeed being the single most likely cause of most conflict (armed and unarmed, domestic and international) in the World today.

4. AT LEAST 60% of everyones wages on the Earth is being collected by the elite bankers of the world, through interest payments on unenforceable contracts, to do with as they please; unelected, unrepresentative, unaccountable, and unacceptable! (see the EcoTort website).

5. Every Police officer promises to “protect life and property, and to uphold the Law”. The most serious threat to life and property, and the most serious breach of the Criminal Law are BOTH due to CRIMINAL environmental damage and destruction, for which the banking elites are demonstrably responsible (see the EcoTort website)..

6. The remedy is through a global implementalion of the principles of Permaculture (see the EcoTort website).

30. Vatican-Revoke Cardinal Njue's Appointment

Cardinal Njue:

-Openly supported PNU and Kibaki's policies.
-Has been against all ODM policies.
-Remained mum on the flawed electoral process.
-Failed to issue a way forward or issue a statement recommending a quick resolution to the current crisis.

Some International human rights campaigners have alleged Kenya's police are carrying out an unofficial "shoot to kill" policy. Cardinal Njue has not condemned this policy.