Petition Tag - freedom

1. SAVE THE CIVIL SOCIETY IN NIGERIA; WITHDRAW THE NGO BILL

This is a call on Nigerians to rise up in solidarity against the Non Governmental Organizations Regulatory Commission Bill currently pending before the National Assembly. The Bill provides that before an NGO can operate in Nigeria, it must obtain a licence from the Commission which is vested with very wide powers to monitor and control NGOs. The licence is valid only for two years and at the expiration of the licence, an NGO shall cease to operate except the licence is renewed. There is no objective criteria for the issuance or renewal of the licence. It is entirely within the discretion of the Commission and an aggrieved person cannot challenge a refusal to issue or renew a licence in court. And any person who operates an NGO without a licence is liable to imprisonment for 18 months or to a fine of N500, 000 or to both imprisonment and fine.
By this Bill, civil society organizations who express critical views about government and demand accountability from public officers will be emasculated, branded illegal, their activities proscribed and their members imprisoned. Only organizations that are subservient or absolutely loyal to government may be allowed to exist. It is another attempt to eliminate dissent that should be resisted by Nigerians. It is the most draconian incursion our democracy is about to experience. The implications of the Bill are far reaching and traverse political party lines, ethnicity and religion. It is a brazen attempt by our legislators to expropriate constitutionally vested rights of Nigerians. Express your rejection of this anti democratic Bill. Spare a minute and sign the petition.

2. NO MORE LIES FROM THE MEDIA

Tired of the U.S. Government and the media controlling what you can do or think? LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK. We are a nation founded on freedom and why shouldn't we be able to practice that freedom. If you are for the tearing down of the people placing limits on how they can practice their freedom, then sign this petition with you email address. If we get enough signatures then we can make a statement to the people high up and make some change ACTUALLY happen.

3. Demand for the Limited use of Skateboards on Campus

On September 20, 2017, I was stopped by a Campus Police Officer who informed me that use of skateboards of ANY kind is 100% prohibited at all times while on campus grounds. This is a large problem for me as well as many others considering we use skateboards, not for tricks but, for a healthy secondary mode of transportation. The ban of skateboards absolutely on-campus seems to stem from made-up facts surrounding the dangers of skateboarding. Some say that skateboarding is innately "dangerous" as their reason for not allowing skateboarding. Others cite property damage caused by skateboarding as their reason for concern.
The former is simply not true a study done by the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2001 showed that only 9% (12 of 139) of injuries over a 36 month period on skateboards happen while riders were simply riding on a road or sidewalk. Most injuries happened at while riders were trying to perform tricks on flat ground or ramps, 63% (~88 of 139). Another thing to note is, as of 2014-2015 in England there are an estimated 58,800 adults skateboarding on a monthly basis (cite), which makes skateboarders about .112% of the 2011 population of England, 53.01 million (cite). So over the course of the study which looked at a population of 135,000, there were AT LEAST 5440 opportunities for injury (work, as well as explanations for math, can be provided), if each of those skateboarders only skateboarded ONCE a month. Which is highly unlikely considering many use skateboarding as a mode of transportation. So of those ≥5440 opportunities for injury, only 9 times (.017%) were there minor or moderate injuries caused by simple riding of skateboards on streets or sidewalks. Another note, of the injuries recorded, only 3 (.0055%), where injuries caused by a collision with someone NOT riding a skateboard, A.K.A the most commonly cited reason for concern of most institutions, including UCMO. On top of all of the previous information, the investigators noted ADULTS (age >19) were significantly less likely to have moderate injuries (fractures and concussions) than their younger counterparts.
The latter reason is why I AM CALLING FOR THE LIMITED use of skateboards on campus. This limited use would state that use is strictly limited to use for transportation, not sport. There shall be no tricks involving all 4 wheels of the board leaving the ground. More stipulations including but not limited to, the length of boards as well as the size of wheelbases allowed for riding on campus since there are many types of skateboards with varying purposes, requiring the signature of a waiver filed with the transportation department stating the rider accepts all responsibility for harm or damaged caused by the rider, or limiting times for when use is allowed on campus.
If the Colleges Administration is truly concerned for the health of its students then they would consider getting rid of some of the on-campus sports that have been proven over and over by again countless studies to cause significant long-lasting effects on players. It's time to base policy on facts, not bias. Please consider signing today to help me reach my goal 1000 signatures.

4. Free and drop charges against Richard preston

Richard Preston is currently having his civil rights and constitutional rights taken away from him. He is having his right of life taken away from him for defending himself and others in a life or death situation. We need to come together as one to free and drop all charges against Richard. Richard is a very kind and patriotic person. He would give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need. Please sign this petition to help Richard gain his rights back as an American citizen.

5. Mr. President, Declare AntiFa a terrorist group

Anyone who has been paying attention to current events in the United States of America, is aware of AntiFa and their terrorist activity.
From violence committed during our presidents inauguration, to the violence perpetrated on people at rallies across the nation. AntiFa has been growing in size, becoming bolder, and becoming more violent.
They have been very clear in their desire to tear apart our Republic and replace it with socialism / communism, and they advocate for, and use, violence to further their agenda. This is the definition of a terrorist group.
Please read, sign, and share this petition.
Thank You

6. To the Management of Gopetition.com

Gopetition.com's Term of Use T specifies that referring to Donald Trump as a "racist" falls into the category of "propaganda" and is a "defamatory slur"

7. Help venezuelan Willy Arteaga and his Violin to play free

Primero le rompieron su violin por tocar en las protestas pacíficas de Venezuela
Luego lo hirieron no una, sino dos veces
No les bastó con eso y lo apresaron, lo torturaron y lo aislaron sólo por estar en las protestas con su música.
A qué le temen? A un joven y a su tornado musical?

8. STOP the use of Animals in Circuses

Circuses are shown to be fun and entertaining, which attracts the public, especially for children because of the bright colours and watching their favourite animals perform tricks. What most people do not know about circuses, is the animal cruelty involved. The conditions such as the temporary accommodation for animals, confined quarters, as well as abusive training practices inflicting pain and stress, means a life of misery for lions, tigers, elephants and domestic animals in circuses. Natural behaviours are thwarted and animals are forced to perform several times a day. Using animals in entertainment means removing animals from their natural and wild habitat, keeping them captive in confined cages, and engaging them in unnatural behaviour, all for human amusement.

9. DECLERATION OF FREEDOM: Reinstatement of the BOER Republics

We address this matter to you as the President of South Africa and leader of the ANC.

1. We refer to our previous letters to you, dated 26 November 2015, and 31 May 2017, that was each time handed over to one of your representatives.
2. In those letters we already referred to our demand of FREEDOM, SELF-DETERMINATION, and the reinstatement of our BOERE-REPUBLICS, namely Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
3. As you know, more than eight hundred thousand white South Africans voted NO in in referendum of 1992. The then National Party under the promise that white South African’s language, culture, history, education and land would be protected held this referendum.
4. As you also know, during the negotiations at KODESA, the same promises were made.
5. During this time, the ANC also promised General Constand Viljoen that the white people of South Africa the right have to SELF-DETERMINATION. The ANC made this promise because they were, at that stage, afraid of a civil war in South Africa.
6. But 23 years after your party, the ANC took over as the ruling party, we the BOERE-AFRIKANERS still have not seen anything about these promises.
7. We, the BOERE-AFRIKANERS acknowledge that you and your party do not want us here, and we will be happy to go to our own land, where we can rule ourselves and be safe.
8. We, the BOERE-AFRIKANERS have been tortured, maimed, killed in the past 23 years under your party’s rule, our heritage, culture, history, language and freedom has been taken away and even though you do not acknowledge it, there is a planned and systematic genocide against the BOERE-AFRIKANERS going on in South Africa.
9. WE, the BOERE-AFRIKANERS is part of Africa, and has been for more than 360 years, and we demand the right to freedom, just as any other tribe has in Africa.

10. Witch history month

Hi,
It is truely saddening that there is not a witch histroy month in this country. I propose that the month of October be made national witch histrory month. This is to pay homage to our fallen ancestors in salem. Witches have gone through many brutal things in the past and have immensely suffered. Every single time i think of my ancestors in salem who were murdered in the brutal salem trials i weep. I digress, it is crucial that we respect and honour the hardships of witches in the past.

11. The Temple Mount Manifesto

Shockingly, every Israeli Government since 1967 has systemically denied the Jewish People of the right to pray and worship on the Temple Mount and Jews are routinely arrested and harassed for even attempting religious acts on the Mount. True, While Jews are allowed to visit the Mount 5 days a week, 4 hours a day, there are many restrictions.

This policy is in gross violation of Jewish and Democratic principles.

Copy&past the link below into your browser to read:
The TEMPLE MOUNT REPORT - The Denial of Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3_Vk-KX-1AXaEJ1WTYyX2hTX1YxMVJVUEZrcmFydkluTkhj/view

12. NO NUCLEAR WAR! GIVE TRUMP AND KIM SOME BOXING GLOVES!

NO NUCLEAR WAR!

We, the citizens of the world community do not want or support a nuclear war.

13. Kids break into a zoo and stone flamingo to death

They killed a male flamingo and injured another, zoo officials said
The children are aged 5, 6 and 8
(CNN) - Three kids snuck into the flamingo enclosure at a Czech zoo and attacked a colony of the terrified birds with baseball-sized rocks.
They killed a male flamingo and injured another, zoo officials said.
"It's a shame because the flamingos can grow very old," said Martin Malac, a spokesman for the Jihlava Zoo, told CNN. "They live 30 to 40 years normally. Flamingos in captive breeding can live 70 or 80 years."
The incident took place last week when the children -- ages 5, 6 and 8 -- broke into the Jihlava Zoo, located about 80 miles south of Prague.
The zoo maintenance crew ran to check on the birds when they heard strange noises from inside the enclosure, Malac said.
The male flamingo had a mate and 8 small chicks. He was 16 years old.
The injured flamingo is being treated.
The attack was a "big stress" to the group because "it was before mating season," Malac said.
The damage is estimated to be around $1,985.

14. VOTE OUT HANNA!

On top of the seeming failures in her constituency, Lisa Hanna's failure in the Ministry of Youth and Culture is disappointing because I thought that she would bring more to the table from a policy perspective.

Frankly speaking, she has failed the youth of this country. She has not been able to create the atmosphere in Jamaica that will deter certain acts against our youth. The campaign to be the youth's keeper has reached the common man and, therefore, no one feels empowered to do anything for the youth of this country. In my view, people have dropped their collective responsibility to protect the youth because they do not see leadership in Hanna.

@JAOBSERVER
ARTICLE FROM 2015

15. More Fairness for High School Students!

Recently, the Virginia government has passed a law that has concerned me. It will allow more freedom and opportunity to students to pick the classes of their choice to best suit their future careers. And this is extremely good and will improve the failing system that we currently have. The only problem I have with this is that its only available to current 8th grades (as of early 2017) and below, me as a current 9th grader have to go through the current system for the rest of high school.

I have several problems concerning this -
1. This Virginia law excludes me along with every other 9th grader and above from the opportunity to explore our plans for the future.

2. This law makes it so that the future 9th graders and below will have more access and training to their careers compared to current 9th graders and above, tipping the playing field in their favor making us a product of discrimination beyond our control based on age.

3. It would create a sense of superiority among everyone below my grade level (9th).

16. Real Freedom for the USA

Before I get into outlining the history of our government. I do not care who won the election! But we do something about "our" situation.

Our government has oppressed us for centuries. We came to this country to escape the government and we are right back to where we started

Together we can take this country back. We need to start this petition to let our government know we are serious about sitting down with President and telling him exactly what we as a people want to happen, which is fixing the economy {and we can} If we fix the economy we would solve the main problem facing our World

Our problem is not racism it's money. If there wasn't such a huge gap in the economy there would not be a problem with homeless Veterans and others, crime would decline dramatically.

We need to sit down face to face with our President with someone of our choosing, and tell him what needs to be fixed and how it is going to be fixed,

We need to tell them what is going to happen, not just ask them to change it, because they will not do anything. We need to tell them what we need and want done and if they do not we will impeach the government and start all over with normal everyday people who will, not rich people who won't.

Here are some of the problems that need to be addressed and the solutions to fix them.

The economy ~~solution ~~take away the governments' paychecks and reduce the amount of people in congress, boycott the entertainment industry.

The ozone ~~solution ~~ using only brick or stone for building, using only hemp for paper and clothes, using more natural products to clean. Growing hemp will add more oxygen and using brick and stone will help save the trees and is a more stable structure.

Crime ~~ solution ~~fix the economy, by leveling out the playing field so people won't need to steal therefore we would a decrease in murders.

17. PETITION FOR AUSTRALIA TO LEAVE THE UNITED NATIONS

Love Australia or Leave Party (LAOL) will play a historic role campaigning to vote to Leave the United Nations.

On June 23, 2016, LAOL announced that we will run a #UNEXIT Leave-UN Campaign. This will be a long-term campaign to leave the United Nations.

If the UK via #BREXIT can leave the EU, then there is nothing prohibiting Australia from leaving the United Nations. Let Australia be the country to take the lead. It took 20 years from the initial concept of the British leaving the EU to having a successful referendum. Our campaign will remain active until we can rid Australia of the curse of the UN.

We will document UN events, facts and the latest decisions and outcomes.
Leave-UN is dedicated to providing factual evidence to why and how we can leave the UN.

Find out more to why Australia should leave the United Nations check out our website http://www.leave-un.com.au

Email: admin@leave-un.com.au

18. Washington State to Join the Nation of Canada

As the Founding Fathers of the United States made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation,” and, “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and institute a new form of government.”

The citizens of the great State of Washington have the right to stand to their principles. These principles dictate that man is granted certain unalienable rights, which are not at the whims of the dispensations of the government. These rights and the protection of these rights are not dependent on gender, sexual orientation, national, racial, ethnic, or religious affiliation. With the election of Donald J Trump as the incoming President of the United States of America and the seizure of power by the Republican Party of both Houses of Congress the protection of universal human rights for all Americans has come into question. The principles of democracy and the democratic process will in effect be challenged by a Trump Presidency and Republican lead Congress. Such a direction taken by the country is one in which the State of Washington cannot support. It is bearing these recent events that this petition seeks to peacefully grant the State of Washington to withdraw from the United States of America and join the nation state of Canada.

Admission into Canada offers many benefits. Among these are: The parliamentary system, which does not deny the vote based on race, gender, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation, it also demands that any legislative districts must contain approximately the same number of people, effectively eliminating the process of gerrymandering; Canada's national health service, offers quality healthcare at no cost to all and does so without regard to demographic variations among the populace; Membership into Canada also allows Washingtonians admission into the British Commonwealth of Nations, which would place the State of Washington within a global community, allowing Washington State residents the ability to live, work, study, and conduct business throughout many Commonwealth nation states.

If you would like to protect your civil liberties, human rights, and democratic values it is imperative that you sign this petition and make Washington State great again. Sign the petition to ask the Washington House of Representatives to vote on a measure that would allow for the seamless entry of the State of Washington into the nation state of Canada, to be administered within the political sovereignty of the nation state of Canada and to be held under the political, legal, and military protection of the nation state of Canada, and that all currently living within the State of Washington be they US citizens, WA State residents, and or temporary inhabitants, including undocumented workers to hold the right of Canadian citizenship with all of the rights, privileges, and duties entailed.

19. دادخواست از روحانی برای آزادی نرگس محمدی


جناب دکتر حسن روحانی، رییس‌جمهور محترم ایران، درود و آرزوی تندرستی و بهروزی برای شما
با توجه به حکم سنگین و ناروایی که برای تلاشگر مدنی و حقوق بشر،نرگس محمدی، صادرشده است، امضاء کنندگان این پتیشن (دادخواهی) ضمن اعلام انزجار خویش از وجود احکام ناروا و ضد حقوق شهروندی؛ بدین‌وسیله، از شما رییس‌جمهور منتخب و محترم جمهوری اسلامی ایران می‌خواهیم تا به استناد سوگندنامۀ‌ آمده در اصل 121 ق.ا.ج.ا.ا که در محضر نمایندگان مردم سوگند یاد کرده‌اید تا از آزادی و حرمت اشخاص و حقوق قانونی آنان حمایت کنید، از قوۀ قضاییه و دست‌اندرکاران موثر در پروندۀ بانوی گرامی، نرگس محمدی که تنها دل‌نگرانی‌اش، پاسداشت کرامت انسانی و حمایت از حقوق شهروندی هم‌‌‌‌میهنان خویش است؛ بخواهید تا در حکم این مادر و شهروند ایرانی تجدیدنظر منصفانه و قانونی کنند و امید را در روی‌کردِ مسئولان و دستگاه‌های حکومتی به اجرای عدالت و قانونمندشدن آنان، به‌مردم بازگردانند و با آزادی او و بازگشت به آغوش خانوادۀ بزرگ ایران و بازگشت به ‌آغوش گرم فرزندان بی‌گناهش، منطق در رفتارهای قضایی و اجرایی در اندازۀ شایستگی مردم ایران را به‌نمایش درآورند.
با سپاس -

20. Free Mark Raafa!

Mark Raafa, for the protection of the individual, is the alias of a man now trapped in dire circumstances in Bangkok, Thailand.

A man who was striving for more liberal laws for non-muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, ended up being the victim of a heinous crime; his home burnt down to the ground and receiving numerous death threats had to flee his own nation.

Like something out of a movie, Mark ends up with he and his family in Thailand in 2012, the only place that would accept him.

Then it got worse; the Pakistani government not only did nothing to help Mark, but charged him with Blasphemy. He fought the case from outside the country and was unsuccessful, being found guilty punishable by hanging.

Mark fought hard and received official refugee status from the UN, but that has not been enough.

Now, without any way out of Thailand, this warrior for Human Rights is looking to live in a place that will accept his plight as righteous and well fought.

Canada has the facilities and the spirit to bring this man and his family to safety out from the grips of sure death. Give Mark the chance to live in peace, he and his, by signing the petition now.

21. Free the Five Syrian cats sentenced to death...

Jack, Rose, Loloa, Grey and Misha, five healthy Syrian cats have been sentenced to death after arriving to Europe together with their owner.

They arrived to Brussels, all their papers are complete, and all the blood test results are good but the vet control office refused to give them to us and they are sentenced to death.

Now they are stuck inside the cages in an unhealthy very filthy place ...we need all the support we can get from organisations, activists, animal lovers even politicians.....

Animals deserve better treatment, help us set them free...

22. Allow acces for Django and friends at KOA Wakebord Brasov

Ni s-a interzis accesul cu Django si alte animale de companie intr-un mediu in aer liber pe motiv ca deranjeaza clientii. Eu personal l-am tinut langa mine tot timpul si nu i-am permis sa deranjeze pe cineva, ba din contra a incantat multa lume.

23. Bring back Freedom of speech for Christians at FORT RILEY KS

This petition's purpose is to make known the event where Fort Riley denied retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin a prayer breakfast speech because of his religious preferences as a Christian.

I and those signing this petition fight to bring back Boykin and fight for our religious freedom as Christians as well. Fort Riley claims to want everyone to feel equal, while condemning Christians at the same time, stopping them from stating their personal beliefs.

Bring the real army back. Make Fort Riley better. Sign this petition.

24. @BWF Allow players to register individually for tournaments

In order to participate in any International Badminton Tournament, players need to submit their entries to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) through their national association.

But in many countries, the national associations create unjustified obstructions and refuse to submit entries of their players for international tournaments. As a result, independent players suffer a lot. Many times, the national association does not permit a player to partner a foreigner in doubles event and hence, reject his/ her entry. The famous incident of the Chinese Badminton Association blocking Cai Yun's request to partner Mathias Boe of Denmark for Singapore Open and Malaysia Open in March 2016 is a perfect example in this regard. To add to all this, Badminton is an individual sport. How can the national association decide whether an individual can play an international tournament or not? Players must have the freedom to enter themselves individually into tournaments.
Badzine has published a wonderful article on this subject which can be viewed here:
http://www.badzine.net/2016/06/members-only-when-badminton-players-choose-independence/

So, we are here to request the BWF to allow players to register themselves independently for tournaments by logging into the Tournament Software website. This trend is being successfully practised by other racket-sports such as Tennis & Squash.

Currently, there exist 7 grades of BWF affiliated tournaments. Following ranking system may be used to determine the eligibility of a player for a particular grade of tournament:
1) Future Series & International Series: All players irrespective of world ranking must be allowed to participate.
2) International Challenge: Players who are in top 750 of the world ranking list must be allowed to participate.
3) Grand Prix & Grand Prix Gold: Players who are in top 500 of the world ranking list must be allowed to participate.
4) Super Series & Super Series Premier: Players who are in top 300 of the world ranking list must be allowed to participate.

25. North Carolina to Secede from the United States of America

We the People of North Carolina, in Order to form a more perfect State, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this petition for the United State of North Carolina.

26. Stop Manipulation of the Population by Mainstream Media and other news groups

What is Selective Media? News and Media in today’s society don’t portray everything that occurs with equal coverage.

For example, a lot of news and media don’t show to the audience all of the deaths of American soldiers or civilians that are being killed. News stations try to avoid these events by showing the audience other news that don’t have to do with the war that is currently going on in today’s world.

During a study that looked at how different races/ethnicities were broadcasted at sports events such as the Olympics, Asian athletes were depicted by the commentators by cultural stereotypes.

For the 1993 World University Games, a white commentator guided the viewers throughout the whole thing, rather than having racial equality on the broadcast.

These are some examples of how media and news are sometimes racially unequal at sport events such as the Olympics.

27. Ban Confederate flag in Joplin, MO

The confederate flag is a symbol of hate speech. Hate speech should not be hidden behind freedom of speech or someone's heritage.

The truth is that the confederate flag induces fear for many, and it is no one's place to decide if that fear is valid or not, but we can decide to not aid in spreading fear and hate. Holding up the heritage of our past and our freedoms of expression should not take precedence over improving the value of life people can have today.

28. Stop gun control bills from passing to law

The Obama administration is trying to pass more gun control laws before the President's term is over, signing small bills into laws here and there.

Each time a bill is passed it is creating more infringements on our constitutional Second Amendment rights.

In order to stop these infringements we need to show Washington that we see what they are doing and that it is wrong.

29. Save more lives by supporting Biafra Christians' Independence

World leaders should act fast to save more lives in Nigeria by supporting the Biafra Christians' Independence from Muslims in Northern Nigeria.

Muslims in the Northern Nigeria have killed Christians Biafrans like flies. The only thing that can stop the killings is granting Biafrans their freedom from the Muslims of Northern Nigeria. This will isolate terrorism in the North.

Please act fast to save lives. Thanks.

30. End Presidential Campaigns '16

The 2016 US Presidential race surpasses the usual political nonsense. The candidates are proposing dangerous and impossible platforms. Supporters of various candidates have warned of inciting riots, civil war, and world war if their candidate doesn't win.

There is a growing movement for vacating the vote or writing in "nobody". There are viable third-party candidates but the "establishment" controls the media, voting polls, and even ballot access.

There is even a guy with a boot on his head promising ponies and time-travel, which is more viable than some of the other plans set forth by front-runners. There is no hope for reasonable voices of American people to be heard in this election cycle.