Petition Tag - freedom

1. 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.

2. 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

3. 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).

4. 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 Elect 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 Elect 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.

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.

5. 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

6. 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.

7. 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 -

8. 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.

9. 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...

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. @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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Free nonviolent inmate Barron Wimbley

Inmate Barron Wimbley has been in prison for over 10 years for a non-violent crime.

He was deemed a career offender, which has a mandatory sentence of over 20 years on a drug charge. Charges that should have been combined were separated therefore implementing the three strike career offender label.

20. Fight For Justice: Sabahan and Sarawakian hope to get independence and free from federal government clutches

If you are Sabahan or Sarawakian, of course you'll know the history. Since UMNO intervene Sabah's party, things get changed like petroleum, customary land, people's right not respected by federal government.

First and foremost, In 6/6/1946, our first prime minister Donald Stephen known as Tun Fuad was killed in airplane when Tun Fuad and the other ministers was on their way back to Kota Kinabalu. It happens after Tun Fuad did not sign petroleum's contract. They suggested to give loyalty 5% to Sabah while federal government gets 95%.

Second, customary lands, the federal government banish locals for constructions. Think of it, its the only place for the local people bear life. The federal government (Kuala Lumpur) also threatened people who against government. Briefly, they showed no respect to Sabahan people.

Third, people's right. Federal government did not respect Sabah's right. The evidence is they (FG) did not fulfil '20-perkara' as agreement to form Malaysia.

21. Free My Brother Elliott White

Elliott White is my 2nd to the oldest brother. In 1997 he had just turned 18 years old, was an Outstanding athlete in Baton Rouge, La attending Woodlawn High School & with no previous criminal background, was charged with robbing a local Subway where he was an employee. The girl behind counter said that it seemed like the person that robbed the store knew their way around the store. She was asked to go into the walk-in freezer that had no lock on it & was told not to come out until the robbery was done. There was no evidence supporting that Elliott was the one that committed the crime. However, due to poor representation, after 7 months of incarceration at a local jail, his lawyer told him to plead guilty and hope for a light sentence.

To make an example out of him, he was sentenced to a 30 year sentence without parole for armed burglary and 21 years for kidnapping at Angola State Penitentiary. He has served 18 1/2 years as of December 17th 2015.

This HORRIFIC sentence has traumatized my family for years. While in prison we've lost our oldest brother, a navy veteran, in a car accident, our grandmother 3 uncles. On the better side The Creator is able.

PLEASE SUPPORT, NOT JUST WITH YOUR SIGNATURE BUT WITH YOUR HEARTS AS WELL.

22. Academic Freedom for all Public School Students and Teachers in Florida

We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, in order to secure its benefits, perfect our government, insure domestic tranquility, maintain public order, and guarantee equal civil and political rights to all, do ordain and establish this constitution.

So how do you secure the benefits of recognizing Almighty God by denying his existence to children? How do we perfect our government that our framer Benjamin Franklin recognized Nations rise and fall by the continence of Almighty God?

How do we insure domestic tranquility when nearly 90% of Americans recognize a Creator God and every State Constitution acknowledges Almighty God? How do maintain public order with The Theory of Evolution as the only truth that recognizes no Creator and therefore promotes and endorses the Religion of Atheism.

Finally how do guarantee Equal Civil and Political Rights to all by not allowing the Academic Freedom of Teacher and Students to discuss our Intelligent Design and our Theory of Creation?

Academic Freedom is the only way to stop brainwashing the impressionable minds of children that there is no God of Creation. The State of Florida Public Education cannot show hostility towards those who believe in Almighty God over those who do not believe thus preferring the religion of Atheism and Human Secularism with our Tax Dollars.

We must present the most update scientific discoveries and allow the Academic Debate of the Theory of Creation, Intelligent Design, Biologos, and the Theory of Evolution in Science Classroom in discussions between Student and Teacher to cultivate critical thinking.

23. A call for Steve Lee to run for Parliament

We are calling on Steve Lee to throw his hat into the ring and run for federal parliament.

Our reasons for this are:

1) Steve Lee is a well spoken, intelligent and respected Law Abiding Firearms Owner.

2) He has a proven history of fighting for shooter's rights.

3) Steve Lee's music rocks and he's a bloody Aussie legend.

4) Refer back to reasons 1,2 & 3!

24. 1 Million for a Jewish Temple Mount!

Fact: The Temple Mount is the holiest Jewish site on earth.
Fact: The Temple Mount is the only place in Israel where Jews are arrested for praying or even holding religious symbols or holy objects.
Fact: The Temple Mount is under full Muslim control and Israeli Police takes dictates from the Muslim WAKF.
Fact: Muslims use the Temple Mount as a platform for anti-Jewish riots and propaganda.

Question 1: How can Israel claim to take a strong stance against terror when it allows Muslim fanatics to rule the Temple Mount?
Question 2: How can Israel claim to be a "Jewish and Democratic State" when it denies religious freedom to Jews on the Temple Mount?
Question 3: How can Israel protest Antisemitism worldwide when the Jewish State itself oppresses Jews on the Temple Mount.
Question 4: How can the Jewish State claim Jerusalem as its "Untied Capital" when the Jewish police force of Israel arrests Jews for praying on the holiest site in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount?

25. Bring the ear buds back to Pine Forest High School

The principal has made more rules for the High school, I understand for during classes not to have them because education comes first.

I at least want them to allow them back for the commons or during lunches, that's when they took mine.

Music for me is a stress relief and wearing ear buds is better than blaring the music through the school or having others look at you badly for it.

How do you feel about the removal of the ear buds?

26. Support Conjugal Visits For Prisoners in the UK

I believe its important that as much as we have the right to be there to support our loved ones in prison emotionally I also believe its as important to physically have the right as well such as conjugal visits.

Conjugal visits are taken place in countries such as Brazil and in some circumstances in a few states in America; based on these it is proven to sustain relationships and regarding the prisoners it is proven to help them as well both to maintain them selves mentally and physically.

From these examples I see no harm and no reason why as to why we can not Pass an act to make Conjugal visits legal in the UK.

27. Stop the DeviantArt Comment Ban

Those words "we're sorry, but you cannot post a comment here" are unacceptable and deserve to be burned.

Everyone, including me, deserves to post comments on DeviantArt. "Sorry" does no longer cut it anymore. Change "cannot" back to "can". I have the right to post comments here.

So STOP THE DEVIANTART COMMENT BAN FOR GOOD.

28. Stop Islamic demands from being forced on US Citizens!

It recently, has been brought to our attention through social media, that a Walmart store in Ohio has agreed to slaughter animals in a specific way in order to accommodate Islamic demands. THIS IS AMERICA.

We do not bow to the demands of other countries, and we are tired of the expectations that we SHOULD! We want Walmart to know that if they cave under the pressure of sharia law, your bread and butter, AMERICANS, will take their business elsewhere. If your worried about your bottom line, worry about that!

29. Support Biafra Independence Now

Biafra People are Indigenous nation before Britain through Lord Lugard created Nigeria, ever since then Biafra people within Nigerian state have suffered discrimination which the Federal government called Federal character.

The unending killing of Biafra people in Nigeria has reached its breaking point, Biafra people suffered and continue to experience genocide, the height of it was 1967-1970 genocide war where over 3.5 million people mostly women and children were brutally killed.

The Nigeria state can no longer guranteed the safety of lives and properties of Biafra people especially Biafra people living in Northern Nigeria. Biafra people being predominately Christians are primary target of Boko Haram Terrorist group whose terror war have claimed tens of thousands of Biafra people in Nigeria across the Northern part of Nigeria.

Today, Indigenous People of Biafra through her customary government is agitating to exercise their right as Indigenous People as declared by United Nations General Assembly.

Biafra Independence is the only way to protect Biafra people from complete annihilation.

30. Revoke Immigration Deportation for a Vulnerable Young Man

A young Man who fled his native Country at 7 under threat from his family, came to the UK with other family members, only to suffer harm and neglect and the loss of his brother to Illness. Left alone and under the Care of UK Social Services, he struggled to find a sense of Identity, grieving for his one true companion, and family member, his brother. His one goal was to regain the family member he had lost. He became involved in Gang Culture, he found himself involved in some difficult experiences and even though he lost himself at that point , he also started to build strong connection with some of his cousins and peers.

He served a short 4 month sentence, it allowed him time to reflect on his life and turn it around, this was 3 years ago, He now trains daily, to become a Professional Boxer winning Trophies and Inspiring other Young men to turn away from gang life and channel their own pain and hurt into something productive. Living as part of the Uk now for over 14 years, the UK government says he must return back to Jamaica. He has little recollection of any relationships before he came to the UK but shudders with fear and is distraught about returning to the place of birth.

Terrified about living a life of walking the streets.in fear and poverty.He is the Youth of tomorrow, as a Parent myself, I could not bear my own child to suffer in this way, knowing he sits at this very moment in a Detention Centre in Gatwick, celebrating his 21st Birthday in Handcuffs and restricted of any Liberty. He is a child victim of Adult Incompetence and Neglect, he has been reared by Our System under a Duty of Care, that no longer Cares, and he is now to bear the Punishment of being sent back to the Country that doesn't want him, could not protect him or offer him any kind of Future.

The Home Secretary, needs to look at each case in it's own merit and each person in their own Right and make decisions based upon what is Ethical and Compassionate, in relation to each individuals experiences.

This Young Man's plight needs to be rationally evaluated, and some accountability needs to occur in relation to this UK Government, Revoke his Deportation and give him the Right to a Family and Private Life, without being afraid, and help him change the lives of others as he has been doing with his OWN powerful testimony.