Petition Tag - injustice

1. GIVE US A PROPER VENDING MACHINE

Today on the 27th of October 2016 a great injustice was done!

This injustice is called "The Healthy Vending Machine".

2. Release Eddie Hill from a life sentence he does not deserve!

A CASE OF GROSS INJUSTICE - Eddie Hill did not kill anyone or want to kill anyone, yet he has served 27 years toward a life sentence in an Ohio prison. The injustice of this was plain to Donald “Duke” Palmer, the man who actually killed both victims for whom Eddie was sentenced. Unfortunately, “Duke” can’t talk. He was executed in 2012 for these crimes.

When his execution date was ultimately scheduled, he finally presented the testimony which he had withheld from the jurors at Eddie’s trial: Eddie was completely uninvolved in the double killings until after Palmer shot and killed both men. (See his Declaration here: http://email9869.wix.com/declaration)

With the benefit of Duke’s notarized statement exonerating Eddie from actual participation in the killings, his attorney, Barry Wilford, applied for clemency in 2012. Incredibly, the Ohio Parole Board recommended against clemency, and Governor John Kasich denied the application in March, 2014. Wilford will file another application for clemency in Eddie’s behalf in 2016. “The interests of justice demand that this miscarriage be corrected,” Wilford stated, “and that Eddie Hill be released from a life sentence which he did not earn or deserve.”

MEET EDDIE HILL - Eddie was 15 when he first met Duke. They were the same age and became fast friends. Then in 1983, Duke and Eddie's sister were married and had two children. A couple of years later, they divorced, and Eddie lost track of Duke for several years.

In 1989, when Eddie was 23, Duke popped up, but he wasn't the same Duke. He had become addicted to alcohol and cocaine. This re-acquaintance with him led to the disastrous outcome described above.

In spite of this, Eddie, now 50, has done well even in prison. He leads a clean and decent life, staying well out of trouble, and he is respected by staff and inmates alike. He has become an accomplished musician and musical teacher, whose band has played for functions at the prison for nearly 25 years, and he's the president of the music program.

What is even more amazing is that Eddie has become one of the most gifted dog trainers that Karen Shirk and Jeremy Dulebohn have ever seen! They are the founding director and training director respectively of 4Paws for Ability, an international, non-profit dog-training organization for the handicapped. “We’d hire him tomorrow,” Shirk says. “Our policy is not to hire felons, but for Eddie we keep writing to the parole board and the governor. He is something special.” Eddie has been with 4Paws for 14 years now and has moved on to doing advanced service training, such as teaching dogs to turn on lights and open doors.

Prison wardens and guards privately consult with him about their own pets. Eddie has kept a detailed journal of his dogs. “...every dog has given me back everything I’ve put into them tenfold,” he says. “I wish I’d known about this before I ended up in here. If I ever get out, it’s what I want to do, but I’m not up for parole until 2049.” Eddie will be 83 in 2049.

Learn more about Eddie Hill - "Meet the Prisoner With a Gift for Healing Dogs - Sixty dogs changed one man's life as much as he changed theirs." by Melissa Fay Greene -Reader's Digest Magazine, March 2014 - http://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/prisoner-gift-wonder-dog/

3. Remove police fine quotas in NZ

The New Zealand police should not have to fulfill a set amount of tickets, fines and arrests. Their duty is to serve and protect not collect revenue. The police should be focused on people commiting serious crimes not someone who was going 5 km over the speed limit.

Yes repeated offenders need to be punished but sitting behind cover on the crown of a hill and collecting plate numbers and issueing a fine without actually stopping the person who can then go onto have an accident is wrong and purely revenue gathering.

Please sign my petition to get rid of the quota so the police can do what they are supposed to do. Prevent crime and help people.

4. Non A L'injustice Electorale En Haiti

Anthony Bennett est un citoyen haïtien, né aux USA. Quoiqu'ayant soumis toutes les pièces que requièrent les articles 36 et 90 du décret électoral, sa candidature a été écartée.

De plus, les jugements exercés contre lui au BCED et au BCEN n'ont pas suivis les procédures tracées par la loi. Le BCEN a laissé le soin au CEP de trancher. Certains membres du CEP ont exercé un abus d'autorité en violant les droits civils et politiques du citoyen Anthony Bennett. FOK TI TONY NAN ELEKSYON.

5. Stop Injustice and Unfairness in Taxation Law! 100,000+ CANADIANS IN CRISIS!

THERE IS NO PROPER OVERSIGHT OF THE CRA IN CANADA! CHARTER RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED EVERY DAY BY THE CRA ! REVENUE CANADA MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO THE LAWS NOT VIOLATE THEM WITH IMMUNINTY!

The CRA Causes More Bankruptcies than anything else in Canada!

Every day in Canada people are subject to a unfair rules of Law that can Destroy them and their family's! And it is Responsible for Homelessness', Suicides , immeasurable Pain & Suffering ! 100,000+ CANADIANS IN CRISIS!

Revenue Canada, uses the 90 Day Rule to reply to a reassessment. The Rule is if you where sent a assessment it is classified as received regardless to the facts of if you actually received the Documents! And the Time Starts from the Day Revenue Canada sends Notice .

This puts thousands and thousands of Canadians at a serious disadvantage! The CRA Knows this!

After 90 days, you cannot Appeal to the Federal Tax Court and have your Day in Court because of the 90 Day rule! Countless Canadians have Appeals Denied because Parliament has Not protected Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedom's!

Revenue Canada use's this totally unjust and unfair Law every day against Canadians to extort people for Taxes even if they don't owe any money .

Then Revenue Canada issues a R T P, or Requirement To Pay And can and will take Everything you have!

Your Bank accounts, Cars, Home, Farm, RRSPs, Everything! Even if you can prove beyond Any Doubt you do NOT owe $ and CRA Auditors Failed in Duty of Care! your Life is completely Ruined by a Bad Audit and there is NO Protection By Law!

This a huge Collateral Attack on thousands of people who can least afford it , and there are currently thousands of Canadians having their lives Destroyed! It is complete disregard to Due Process and Justice to put people at a complete disadvantage in protecting their Rights and Freedom's! Total Injustice!

All the people in Canada are subject to this and Parliament should be strongly Petitioned to stop this financial attack by Revenue Canada on Thousands of Canadians!

6. Canadians against discrimination of men and boys in government funded programs

On October 3, 2014, Kellie Leitch, Status of Women Minister, announced that $1.1 million has been allocated to fund eight programs dealing with cyberviolence against women and girls. Last month, another $25 million was committed over a five-year period to combat violence against Aboriginal women and girls. No funding has been committed to address cyberviolence against men and boys, who are just as susceptible as being victims as women and girls.

A common trend and norm that seems to be thriving is that only women and girls are victims, while men and boys are not. The office of the Honourable Kellie Leitch acknowledged that women can be just as culpable to violence as men. The fact that eight men to two women commit suicide in Canada each day is another ignored issue facing men and boys.

Stop a Bully, a Canadian registered national charity founded by Trevor Knowlton in 2009, has published bullying statistics that show it is not just females who are bullied, but also males, according to a 2011 Ipsos Reid survey of 416 Canadian teenagers: http://www.stopabully.ca/bullying-statistics.html

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms forbids gender discrimination. Is the Government of Canada guilty of violating the Charter by not providing equal funding and protection against cyberviolence to males? Canadians should ask themselves, “Why are men and boys not treated equally to women and girls, where gender equality is the expected norm?”

7. People's Justice against Crime

"The Sovereign Filipino People propose to adopt a National Jury Law to minimize government corruption and serious civil/criminal offenses.

A Device for Crime Prevention,
To Achieve National Unity

The Jury System shall operate by instruction to the people who will serve as jurors. The instruction consists of the Grand Jury Instruction and the Trial Jury Instruction. In both forms of instruction, they shall be issued under the tutelage of the presiding judge. These instructions will be uniform in their application throughout the country. This will logically result in the reduction of crimes and naturally pave the way to national unity.

The Jury System shall become the “school of law” under the supervision by lawful authorities, the judges all over the land, 5 days a week, and 52 weeks a year. This is tantamount to mass legal education of the people about their civic responsibilities. By training the people with good citizenship rules coupled with their power to decide in justice, the logical result will be a great reduction in the extent of lawlessness and government corruption in the Philippines.

Without the jury systems, where else shall the people get their education for "good" citizenship and loyalty to their government? Well, of course, from outlaws such as criminal gang leaders, death squad masterminds, or rebel leaders who teach people how to kill people; how to ambush peacekeepers; how to rob, how to murder and how to massacre people; how to fight petty wars between and against opposing tribes due to their rivalry in courtship, business, and in politics.

In the proposed jury systems law, continuous trial with no more than 3 days of postponement, except in life threatening situation, will be mandatory making any lawyer or presiding judge or any party liable for the crime of obstruction of justice upon indictment by the grand jury for the violation of this rule. Administration of justice will speed up that will significantly reduce criminality in the community. With less incidence of crimes, it will promote peace and encourage unity among the Filipino people.

8. Libérez le Docteur Masood!

Âgé de 72 ans, Masood Ahmad - médecin britannique - est injustement emprisonné depuis 57 jours au Pakistan pour avoir récité un passage du Coran.

Il appartient à la minorité ahmadie, un mouvement religieux qualifié d'hérétique par les autres musulmans et reconnus comme non musulmans par la Constitution du Pakistan, ce qui les expose à des persécutions et des mesures discriminatoires. Le simple fait pour eux de se revendiquer musulman peut leur valoir une accusation de blasphème.

9. Release Derryn Hinch on compassionate grounds

In Australia, the rights of convicted sex offenders seem to take precedence over victim's rights. People that speak up about it get punished as is the case of Derryn Hinch. Mr Derryn Hinch needs to be released now.

10. Save the animals. We want justice in this country. Not only for us but for animals too.

“Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. ” - César Chávez

One day, I happened to see a video of how the government servants in Malaysia tortured stray dogs, which according to them, they were just removing the stray dogs from the streets. The dogs were bleeding but the people did not care. I am an animal lover and my heart ached when I watched it..

I know there are people outside there who loves animals as much as I do and hate how these dogs are treated, as much as I do but may not have done something to stop this. I don't know what's the chance of me to win this, but I know that if I don't try, I'll never know.

P.S. this is the video I watched
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2eN_zLzSw0U&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Ffeature%3Dplayer_embedded%26v%3D2eN_zLzSw0U&has_verified=1

11. Freedom for West Papua

While everyone is encouraged to sign this petition, it was originally created to support action inspired by the eBook, Crying Freedom (previously called Vanishing Tribes) - an illustrated story written as a tribute to fifty years of peaceful resistance in West Papua. Further explanation is available on the website at cryingfreedom.org for those who wish to better understand the reason for this simple petition.

Please help us ask the United Nations to fulfill their historic duty to protect West Papuans from the current military occupation by Indonesia, and from the associated militarized commerce that is ravaging this precious land and its peoples to the point of total destruction.

This simple petition is supported by the following facts:

1. The right of self-determination is articulated in article 3 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
2. In May 2013, the UN General Assembly voted to place French Polynesia back on their list of territories to be decolonized;
3. West Papua was also on the decolonization list from 1994 to 1962, and was taken off in a way that violated indigenous and fundamental human rights;
4. West Papua clearly meets the UN list criteria set down in resolution 1541 (XV).

(If West Papua cannot be granted de facto independence and acknowledged as an existing country, we would hope that the region at least be re-instated on the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories, opened to journalists from any nation, and the people of West Papua finally be given their first real opportunity to vote in a referendum properly supervised by the UN under the auspices of UN-sponsored armed forces. See the many other petitions for West Papua asking for these kinds of outcomes.)

OK - here is the entire petition in one sentence:

12. Eliminate injustice against families and children by the UK Judiciary

Background information, history:

Urgent action on this petition is required.

TODAY IT IS MY CHILDREN AND MY FAMILY TARGETTED AND ABUSED BY UK AUTHORITIES, BUT TOMORROW IT COULD BE YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR FAMILY. Act now please and sign the petition to save your families. It is not the question of status or nationality, but it is the question of families and children.

We, as professionally teachers in the United Kingdom and parents of 3 children, have taken the initiative to bring to light the injustice and disrespect shown towards vulnerable families by certain members of the Judiciary and other organisations. Time has elapsed since people suffered in silence and allowed themselves to be discriminated and humiliated, nowadays, we have the right to speak and to express our opinions with regards to our freedom of living peacefully as a family without the interference of the State. Being unrepresented legally is a factor for the powerful members of society to cause degrading treatment and abuse the process. Being vulnerable can be another factor or simply because one has raised their voice against injustice. We request Justice FOR ALL. A justice which prevails in the United Kingdom but which has been abused by certain individuals to achieve illegitimate aims. It is time to eliminate this injustice and protect our families, as today, we are suffering but tomorrow it can be you. Please share your views against injustice and sign this petition to support our campaign against injustice towards vulnerable families with children

We are writing this letter in order to petition against the high level of corruption and abuse of power which exists in the UK Judiciary and other organisations such as The Secretary of State for Home Department, Local Authorities and other organizations which deal with complaints procedures (Office for judicial complaints, Judicial Appointments commission, …) based on the following grounds:

I am a mother of three children and the wife of a disabled asylum seeker in the United Kingdom. I am a UK qualified teacher who has worked in the UK for years and in this capacity, I am preparing this petition to be considered by the European Parliament. My children and myself are dependants of my husband’s asylum claim which has been refused and rejected to be decided by any court in the UK. We have submitted an application tot the European Court of Human Rights in 2011, but this has also been struck out without reasons. We are confirmed with evidence that there is a high level of corruption inside the UK Judiciary with regards to our lives and this has extended until the ECHR.

We have been deprived fair access to justice and no trial has been provided, this has been a severe violation of our Article 6 Convention Rights, Article 13 – Right to Effective Remedy and we have been provided with inhuman and degrading treatment in a country where we have sought protection.

The UK Judiciary and other associations have attempted to harm us in several ways, by preventing access to medications, assaults, manhandled, and most importantly imposed Extended Civil Restraint orders. Today we have been served with a General Civil Restraint orders which prevent us to have access to courts in order to look for a redress.

There has been use of high level of corruption, payments have been made to government agents and other organizations. Police officers have also been sent to threaten me when I was heavily pregnant last May 2012. I have also been deprived of further treatment and medication after delivery.

In 2011, an article entitled Asylum Seekers Pay for us to have a Hol was published in The Sun Newspaper without our prior knowledge or consent. The Court provided certain information to the newspaper and the Secretary of State for Home Department has also contributed to the article. This has harmed us with regards to our private information being breached and our character defamed. The legal representatives were also threatened by UK Judiciary members and left our cases.

The information about my husband was provided to Sri Lankan authorities. Subsequently, access to court was deprived which at all material times were against the Geneva Convention 1951 and against the International EU Law.

Our children were not heard by any court which was a severe violation of EU Convention on the Exercise of the Rights of the Child. There was no trial in the UK.

Our petition makes references to the following supporting documents:
1. The General Civil Restraint order
2. The Order of LJ Goldring
3. The letter sent to the court after the Civil restraint order
4. The ECHR grounds
5. The judgment of Lord Justice Laws
6. OT Assessment of Mr ismail
7. Pre protocol letter of Judicial review sent to Master Yoxall.

The circumstances surrounding our petition are:
Mr Ismail sought asylum in 2010 in the UK. His asylum application was refused, he was pressurized to withdraw the appeal and when he refused, he proceeded with the appeals to the tribunal. On January 2011, his appeal was refused and the comments of the judge were: “Mr Ismail has only cut his palm rather than his wrists”… The judge commented as such despite knowing that Mr Ismail was a mentally ill patient and therefore provided suicidal techniques to him. Complaints were made but there were no investigations. As a consequence, Mr Ismail cut his wrists in January 2011.

In July 2011, a defamatory article entitled Asylum seekers: Pay for us to have a Holiday appeared in the Sun Newspaper, online and republished by several websites and newspapers.

The Court, Queen’s Bench Division shared the information on a particular of claim to the media and divulging our private and confidential information, thus breaching our Article 8 ECHR – Right to private and family life. We were shunned and our characters were spoilt. We were ridiculed by the society.

A defamation claim was launched in the Queen’s Bench Division, High Court, and subsequently, in October 2011, the case file for the UKBA’s human rights claim was stolen from the court. Until today, our confidential documents are missing as the file has not been recovered.

IN January 2012, we were represented by Thomas Goodhead, a counsel. He discussed privilege matters with Adam Wolanski, the Sun newspaper’s counsel. They agreed between themselves to withdraw pleas of malice and breach of private information, which thus rendered the case to be struck out by Justice Eady and subsequently by Lord Justice Laws. There was subsequent abuse of powers and corruption involved in public offices by the Sun Newspaper (Newsgroup Newspapers Limited) usual methods of covering up issues.

The UKBA – Home Office also commented on the article. They were engage din corruption by sending several letters or threats for us to be moved outside London, in an area where we do not have any relatives or connections, despite knowing that our children are schooling and therefore disregarding their best interests.

Extended Civil restraint orders were imposed on us in April 2012 when Mrs Ismail was heavily pregnant. In August 2012, we were forcefully and violently evicted from our family home. Mr Ismail’s neck was squeezed by bailiff officers from Bow County Court, children were beaten and thrown out as soon as they woke up from the bed by police officers, and Mrs Ismail with the baby of 2 weeks were put out. She was not recovered from a third degree tear and recent delivery. We asked for some time to take our things/belongings, but were refused and we were out on the streets, without our belongings. The Civil restraint was issued by Rabinder Singh QC, the Home Office’s usual counsel. In May 2012, police officers attended the home to threat Mrs Ismail, who was heavily pregnant. They advised her that the UK Government know people in ECHR and despite launching cases in this court, nothing will happen. Our case sin ECHR will always be struck out without consideration.

With the Civil restraint order, the Court refused to provide us with injunctions or any support, despite cases was pending. We were thrown out form the court with 3 minor children. The Children’s services, despite knowing that the children will be homeless, did not do anything. We wandered on the streets until 6 pm on 7 August 2012 and then went to the Children services in person in Beckton London. We were then provided with a temporary accommodation in which we are currently living in as the home Office did not provide us with appropriate dwelling (OT Assessment).

Subsequently, every single application we make to the court is refused despite evidences were provided. The administrative staffs hold the application and preventing it to be decided by judges. We were sent threatening letter by the Newsgroup Newspapers Limited, their solicitors, the Home office and the court. Until yesterday 6 June 2013, we were served with a General Civil Restraint order. This order prevents us from seeking redress or remedy for any injustices caused to us. We have approached several complaints organisations but was discriminated and rejected.

Currently, the above circumstances have prevented us to have access to justice. Our lives are being interrupted and interfered by the UK authorities, they are controlling our lives. Our freedom of movement is controlled. The freedom to exercise and acquiring redress and justice has been deprived. Currently, we are unable to access to basic healthcare. We cannot acquire fee remission to seek justice. Children as innocent members of society have been given degrading treatment. We have been intimidated and humiliated. We are unable to fulfill our basis needs.

We have been forbidden to work and earn. We have been deprived of catering for our family and lead a normal family life. Day by day, we fear that someone will put us out on the streets or throw us out. If we go to court, we have been warned that we will end up in imprisonment (Article5), we are unable to approach the court for any violation or urgent circumstances.

The UK has abused the CPR 3C – Civil restraint, this CPR is incompatible with the convention obligations. They have abused and used this as a trump card to harm and cause maximum damages to Asylum seekers’ families or others in the UK who have brought legitimate and lawful clams with merits.

The Children despite being British born (since 6 years) have no identity. They have been kept as stateless for 6 years (elder), 4 years (second), and 10 months.
As a result of this situation of being victim of corruption and degrading and inhuman treatment on us as asylum seekers with 3 children, we would appreciate your approval of our petition.

13. Stop the victimisation by Richmond Council

Mr Vella has been a resident of Richmond Borough for 30 years and owns a family run business that has been operating for over 60 years selling ice-cream in the local area. He has repeatedly requested to be licensed by Richmond council to sell ice-cream out of his van.

Every application he made was refused without valid reasons. The council seem to issue licenses to most if not all applicants. He has even been fined twice by the council for selling ice-cream, to the tune of over £8000, and has offered to donate 20% of his profits to the soldiers that have lost their arms and legs in the recent Afghan conflict in order to assist the cause and get the license.

Unlike some other operators who won't consider the safety of children, Mr Vella is extremely experienced at his job and ensures all his customers are safe and treated with respect - and at times even gives free ice-cream away to children who can't afford it.

"...They have taken away my livelihood and victimised a hard working local trader. We have been here for two generations. I am only trying to make a living selling ice-cream, been doing this since I was 7. They give licences to everyone else all around Richmond apart from me..."

We have already received 2,000 signatures. Help him get 10,000 to take it to central government to get a judicial review and perhaps finally get a licence. Help him find out the REAL reason why he has been refused a license for over 5 years.

14. Stop hate crime in Wales

Last year in Manchester a girl got kicked to death by a group of boys just because she different. I live in Cardiff, Wales and I see this happening everywhere and in school.

Schools are not doing anything about it and outside of school they get treated even worse.

15. Bring back Shane Flanagan!

Shane Flanagan and his loyalty to our great club has single-handedly turned the Sharks around and made them more successful, determined and hard-working than ever before!

ASADA has no proof, why should this man; who has not only made the players better as footballers, but also as men; be stood down indefinitely for no wrong-doing? We, the fans demand action be taken to fix our club at the Board level, rather than 'passing the buck' onto an innocent man.

Bring back Flanno! It is our club too! Let's rally together and show our support, UP UP CRONULLA!

16. Save the Mexican dogs

Several people have been attacked in Mexico, including a one-year-old child and a teenage girl, and stray dogs are being blamed for these attacks. However, there is not that much true evidence that the dogs actually are responsible.

They were tested for rabies, but the results were negative. They were also tested for traces of human DNA, but the results have not come back yet.
The dogs are all, apparently, very scared at the moment. Although it is likely that others of the same species may have been responsible for the attacks, it is unlikely that these dogs are the true killers.

However, some people still think that they were responsible and they are at risk of being put on death row. The killing of these animals is probably not necessary, so why should it be done, especially when there is so little evidence that they are responsible?

17. Support Survivors of Symphysiotomy

SYMPHYSIOTOMY IS A cruel and dangerous childbirth operation that unhinges the pelvis, severing the symphysis joint or, in the case of pubiotomy, sundering the pubic bones.

Ireland was the only country in the developed world to practise this discarded surgery in the mid to late 20th century.

Around a couple of hundred women
survive today, many of them permanently disabled, incontinent and in pain. One baby in ten died during the process and a number were brain damaged.

Women were occasionally informed their pelvis would be broken, but most were not.

The knowledge that this was wrongful surgery came slowly and painfully, in fragments heard in the media or read in a newspaper. Accepting that one has been abused is difficult: denial is easier.

Now that the veil has been rent on these abusive operations, the Oireachtas should lift the statute of limitations for survivors, for a brief period. This was done for victims of sexual abuse, a far more difficult area to legislate for. There are no floodgates, only 200 or so mainly elderly women, standing, waiting, for justice.

The SOS group hope to have the bill setting aside the statute bar brought before the Dail in the coming weeks. Government support is crucial in getting the legislation passed. Unless the legal barrier is lifted, women in their 70s and 80s may face long delays as lawyers battle procedural issues.

18. Claim Equal Pay for Women

Although many people think that Equal Pay is a fact in everybody's life, and more considering that it was a right signed by it isn't true.

It has been proven that for the same work men get paid more than women. For every dollar man gets, the white women get 77 cents. Worst of all, is knowing that racism is still happening and the government isn't doing nothing to stop it! For every dollar men get, black women gets 68 cents and for every dollar men gets, latino women get 58 cents which almost half of men's pay.

How is it possible this injustice is happening in front of us and we are unaware? Women are significant in the U.S.A., we are involved in many political issues and we should have a voice!

19. The Biggest Threat to Britrain today is Sin

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO BRITAIN TODAY IS SIN!

Wake up, Same-sex marriage is offensive to the Lord God.

What is going on? Britain is normally associated with great things like living and keeping God’s laws found in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. This country is not normally famous for breaking Biblical Laws, but implementing the laws. In fact British people have long history of leading a Biblical life in all corners of the Earth.

Britain, continue to walk on the path. Do not copy other countries in breaking God’s laws. Your country was founded on Christian roots, you have great history and connections with many brilliant nations; the Commonwealth countries. Great Britain, do stay in your rightful place that is amongst the greatest countries in the world. Stop behaving like a brainless little country with no sense of moral values. Otherwise you are no longer a friend of the Lord God and will be thrown out by many countries that see you as a mother country. Keep the Biblical model of marriage and stop meddling with it.

There is a force that aims to redefine the idea of marriage and family. Resist it. We cannot reinvent our fundamental institutions without going against the created order. To think God’s creation is malleable – that the sexes are interchangeable or that men and women can find personal fulfilment in other ways is a fantasy. And as the pairing of any two (or group of) people who consent regardless of gender, age, or model of sexual expression. It all comes down to the desire for an autonomous self – the old sin of Adam and Eve. (Dr David Jeremiah)

‘Christianity is the main foundation of Western Civilization, the root of our most cherished values. Atheism is motivated not by reason but by a kind of cowardly moral escapism.’ (Dinesh D’Souza)
Listen to the advice of the men of God (Pope Benedict, Lord Carey, the Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop John Sentamu, the Archbishop Peter Smith and Cardinal Keith O’Brien) on marriage. They all say legalising same-sex marriage is wrong.

The Bible says in Daniel 1:20 ‘Godly men advisers are ten times better than pagan advisers. Godly men are placed in a unique position where they could be a blessing to the whole country and build up the society for the better‘. The Judeo-Christian God claims to have created marriage and that He alone has the exclusive right to dictate who marries. As we go through the pages of the Bible, we will realise marriage is God’s gift to mankind.

Genesis 2:23-24 the man said, “this at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
When no suitable companion is found among all the living beings, God fashions a woman from the man’s own flesh – Genesis 2:23-24 highlights the sense of oneness that exists between the man and woman. Adam joyfully proclaims ‘this at last is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh’. This sentence and Eve’s creation both point that marriage creates the closet of all human relationship. It is also important to observe that God creates only one Eve for Adam, not several Eves or another Adam. Heterosexual monogamy is the divine pattern for marriage. (The English Standard Version Study Bible)

It is a fantasy to think that by violating God’s Laws on marriage and the family will bring freedom and happiness in our society. Happiness came from the word ‘blessing’ and blessing comes only from God. Removing the Word of God in marriage and the family will unleash untold destruction, anxiety and distress in our country. Before trying to recreate Sodom and Gomorrah in Britain, think about what happened to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. The males of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to have sex with the Angels of the Lord (also males) a result the whole area and all the inhabitants were destroyed and buried under the Dead Sea.

Genesis 19:24-25 the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulphur and fire from out of heaven(verse 24) These words emphasize the divine nature of the punishment, the consequence of which is the total destruction of all the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah and all the vegetation (verse 25). The theme of universal destruction echoes the flood story. This judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah, the flood of, Chapters 6-9, and later destruction of the Canaanites when the people of Israel entered the Promised Land (Deut. 20:16-18) all vividly demonstrate God’s righteous wrath against sin! His mercy in rescuing the godly from destruction, and the certainty of the final judgment to come (2 Peter 2:4-10) (the English Standard Version Study Bible)

It is clear from the Bible that God prohibited a man having sex with another man or a woman having sex with another woman. Open the Bible and read the following verses for yourself.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 warns men who practise sex with other men will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Romans 1:26-27 warns about females having sex with another female and same sex sexual practice in general. ‘For this reason God gave them up to dishonourable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another; men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.’

Leviticus 18:22 tells us, ‘You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.’ This prohibited all same sex sexual practice. Also see 1Timothy 1:10
Leviticus 20:13 ‘If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination...’
Do not be deceived: Hell is a real place (please watch ‘The Gates of Hell on Sky! It gives a glimpse of what Hell is like) and please don’t let anyone send you there. Do remember, once you’re born, you’ll always exist somewhere. When you die, you will exit somewhere, either in Heaven with God or to Hell with the Devil. One thing is for sure, you’ll always exist in one of these two places. How long? Well, remember it is not just for 70, or 7000 years but for eternity. Anyone who encourages you to sin against the Lord God, that person does not care about you. You surely don’t want to spend your endless time in Hell! (Says a preacher)

Well, let put it this way, if the Bible is right, you have lost everything and your body and soul are condemned in hell. But on the other hand if you are right, you have lost nothing by obeying the Lord God. (Pastor John Hagee)

Proverbs 3:5 says, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.’
Isaiah 55:9 God says, ‘For as the heavens are higher that the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’
Jesus Christ loves you!

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO BRITAIN TODAY IS SIN!
INJUSTICE

Keep the promise you made to the Israelites. The United Kingdom laid the foundation for the Israelite state so she must see it through until our Lord Jesus Christ Returns.

Blessed Britain! Balfour Declaration 1917
Foreign Office, November 2nd, 1917.

‘Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet:
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country".
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely
Arthur James Balfour’
Listen to the expert in biblical prophecy
Thomas Newton, Bishop of Bristol, England 1761 to 1782 was the expert in biblical prophecy he summarizes the warning that accompanies Israel’s uniqueness:

‘The preservation of the Jews is really one of the most signal and illustrious acts of Divine Providence...And what but a supernatural power could have preserved them in such a manner as none other nation upon earth hath been preserved? Nor is the providence of God less remarkable in the destruction of their enemies, than in their preservation...We see that the great empires, which in their turns subdued and oppressed the people of God, are all come to ruin...And if such hath been the fatal end of the enemies and oppressors of the Jews, let it serve as a warning to all those, who at any time or upon any occasion, are for raising a clamour and persecution against them.’ (Dr David Jeremiah)

‘But things changed between 1917 and 1948 and it has never been the same since - the United Kingdom withdrew her support for Israelites and broke the promise she made in 1917. She even abstained from voting; she wouldn’t support Israel’s efforts to hold on to her land in 1947.

The decline of the United Kingdom as the world’s superpower started from the years in which she stopped her support for the Jewish people in their attempt to re-establish themselves in their homeland – in other words, what happened to this country is exactly parallel to her walking away from her promises to Israel – the survival of Britain depends on the survival of the Israelites in their own land – the Holy Land.’ (Dr David Jeremiah)

The Bible in Genesis 12:3 states clearly - I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and I will curse him who curses you (Israel) and in you (Israel) all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

Why the Israelites?

Genesis 12:1-3 - The Lord God chose a man named Abraham and promised to create a people for Himself through that man and his wife, Sarah. Those descendants became God’s chosen people. (Deuteronomy 7:6-8; Psalm 33:12). God made a promise to Abraham and kept it – and that promise has never been rescinded (Jeremiah 31:35-37). He created a people to demonstrate His loving character to the rest of the world. (Dr David Jeremiah)

History confirms

People who curse Israel will find themselves in direct conflict with Israel’s God. Any country that bless and support Israel will themselves become the receiver of God’s favour and blessing. Tracing the history of nations that have had significant contact with Israel is to trace the providential hand of God in history – the United Kingdom is a modern example (Dr David Jeremiah)

Britain’s finest Prime Ministers were all Zionists!

During the dark days of war, the British people were afraid. Their hearts were failing them with fear. The Zionist Winston Churchill, a man of strength, courage and faith would go to the microphone across airways and speak to them – and the people listened. He encouraged them and inspired them to new hope – he calmed the people and lifted up their morals. (Dr David Jeremiah)

The Zionist Harold Wilson, this great man of God lived the Judeo-Christian Scriptures - he even wrote a prophetic book for Israel ‘the Chariot of Israel.’ As a result, God blessed him and his country.
The Zionist Lady Thatcher brought sunshine to Britain because of her knowledge and obedience of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. Her Party was known as the ‘Jewish Party’ and this pleased the Lord God and brought blessings to the country.

The same happens to our brothers and sisters across the pond

America’s finest Presidents

In President Abraham Lincoln’s Bill over 120 years ago, he included a statement, ‘That a nation only is blessed whose God is the Lord. (Pastor Derek Prince of Britain)

President Harry Truman in 1948 openly declared America’s support for the founding of the new nation of Israel because he had been raised reading the Bible and knew enough to know that God had a plan for Israel and that he wasn’t going to stand in the way. (Dr David Jeremiah)

The current and finest Prime Minister in the world today is Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He is wise and courageous.

Most recently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada publically declared he will do whatever it takes to define Israel. He understands the Judeo-Christian Scriptures and puts them to practice. He is God fearing and courageous!

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3)

Jesus Christ loves you!

20. Petition Against Kim Dotcom's (megaupload founder) Sentence!

Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload was sentenced to 50 years in prison by the authorities while the same authority sentences 20 years of imprisonment for rape charges. What we can deduce from this is that we are weighing out the soul of a human as being less valuable than money. Where is the logic in this?!

Fight against this injustice by signing this petition! It is true that money was lost, but imprisoning someone for this will not bring it back. This petition is in order to ask the supreme court to find an alternate solution to this problem rather than imprisoning someone over this.

21. Induct The Crippler into the WWE Hall of Fame

Former WWE Grand Slam Champion Chris Benoit is being unfairly victimised by WWE. After a 20+ career in wrestling they are refusing him entry into the WWE Hall of Fame due to a volatile home life.

Get justice for The Crippler, Daniel & Nancy would want this

22. An Appeal to End the Death Penalty - Signed by Christian Theologians and Ethicists in the United States

The execution of Troy Davis has alerted many people around the world and in the U.S. to the crying injustice of the death penalty as a form of judicial punishment.

23. Justice for Rex Bellotti Junior

Rex Bellotti Junior, at the age of 15, was the victim of a disgusting injustice, committed by Albany officers of the Western Australian Police. It is amazing that he survived being run over by a WA Police 4WD, although he is now crippled for life. Rex Jr. nearly bled to death at the scene, due to a severed femoral artery, tissue was visibly ripped from his leg, and during the thirteen hour trip to provide him with the life saving surgery he so desperately needed, he had to be resuscitated twelve times and he will probably lose his leg.

That in itself is horrific enough, but what makes the Bellotti case all the more alarming is that despite the fact that four WA Police vehicles were on the scene within 90 seconds and there were at least twenty people who witnessed the crash or saw the aftermath, not one witness was interviewed until over a month later (once the media became involved). Out of all those officers present, not one can say what direction they arrived from, there are contradictions between WAPOL records of what time the 'incident' occurred, Rex Jr's location on the road, and not one of those four 2009 model police vehicles were fitted with CCTV or GPS despite that being standard WAPOL issue. The full horrid complexities of this case are appalling.

There has never been a genuine investigation, no compensation has been awarded to Rex Jr., and no criminal charges have been brought against those WA police officers driving the vehicle which hit Rex Jr. or those who have lied in legally binding documents.

24. Impeach Bob Blackman, MP

Directors of a company told lies to their workers about the financial state of the organization and abused an invoice factoring service by submitting large numbers of invoices for goods that were never manufactured.

They then took advantage of loopholes in Employment law to withhold wages and cheat employees out of money owed, leaving them poorer, stressed, suffering sleepless nights, and ultimately unemployed.

Harrow East MP, Bob Blackman was asked to take action in this case; but instead procrastinated and failed to have the aforementioned Directors struck off, failed to pass legislation to close the legal loopholes, ignored calls for an inquiry into this scandal, and instead claimed that this issue is "not in the public interest". He now refuses to answer further correspondence about this scandal.

Therefore, we say that this matter is in the public interest, that Bob Blackman has failed to represent the concerns of his constituents, and therefore should resign or be impeached from Public office. More details here.

25. Stop Violation of Transgender's Rights

The decision of the High court judge, Datuk Yazid Mustafa, in dismissing Aleesha Farhana Abdul Aziz’s application to have her name and gender altered in her identity card.

The ruling is inconsistent with the precedence established in 2005 when a mak nyah from Kuala Lumpur made the same application. Justice James Foong, in the case of JG v Pengarah Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara 2005, had then held in favour of the mak nyah in question (refer to URL).

Aleesha has expressed desires to further her studies and it is for this reason she wishes to change her name and gender on her official documents. Just like everyone else, Aleesha and many like us are striving to better ourselves and contribute to society. Aleesha and all Malaysian trans people deserve the same opportunities as others to improve the quality of our lives and pursue our dreams.

The court must allow Aleesha to change her name and gender. Her rights and the court’s duty must not be held hostage by the sensitivities of those who are ignorant about transsexualism. By denying her her right, the court is perpetuating an environment of discrimination within which she will never find the justice due her.

Trans people like Aleesha face extreme levels of stigma and discrimination in Malaysia. The discrimination is often perpetuated by biased, negative reporting from the media and endorsed by state mouthpieces, fueling the public to further hate, marginalise and abuse an already vulnerable group of people. These abuses, ranging from physical violence to mental torture to sexual assault, happen from when we are still children right into our adulthood. Lack of attempts to understand us have resulted in many being kicked out of families, schools and work. We are often prevented from accessing health services, housing, education, employment, and other basic rights enjoyed by all Malaysians. Without the law on our side, we are left without legal recourse to redress any injustice and abuse we suffered.

The unwillingness of the Malaysian government to recognise trans people as equal before the law facilitates this ugly persistence in violating us. Official recognition has in fact been granted by both Asian and Islamic nations. These include Singapore which recognises male-to-female transpeople and female-to-male transpeople; Nepal and Pakistan which recognise trans people as “third gender”; Iran, Egypt, Thailand, India and Pakistan, where sex reassignment surgeries are allowed and conducted.

These policies are justified by many scientific studies that have documented transsexualism as a condition resulting from many varied biological causes. Forcing trans people to behave in accordance to external sexual organs have been counterproductive to mental and physical health. However, through a variety of remedy now available, including hormonal therapy and sex reassignment surgeries, many trans people have been able to live happily and productively according to the gender identity with which we identify.

We urge the relevant authorities to take necessary measures and immediately act to create an enabling and safer environment for Malaysian trans people. This includes the repeal of laws that criminalise trans people for our identity, dressing and mannerisms. The government must set up a nationwide consultation with the trans community as soon as possible in order to better understand our issues. It is about time we have policies, programmes, services and legal remedies that meet trans people’s needs as defined by us.

We request that all concerned work to realising the spirit and intent of Article 5(1) of the Federal Constitution which clearly states that no person shall be deprived of his/her life or personal liberty save in accordance with the law. This article is strongly aligned to Principle 17 of the Yogjakarta Principles, which emphasises that:

“Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental aspect of this right.”

In June 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution to document discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and to study how to end human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The international community stands with all of us in Malaysia whose rights have been violated for our gender identity. We therefore remind the Malaysian government of the pledges it made to become a member of the UN Human Rights Council, and as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, Malaysia is obliged to respect and uphold the human rights of all, equally and unconditionally.

URL: http://www.facebook.com/notes/pang-khee-teik/please-endorse-statement-from-malaysian-transgenders-on-violation-of-aleesha-oth/10150323060846259

26. Προειδοποίηση προς τρόικα, τράπεζες και επενδυτές

Είμαστε απλοί άνθρωποι. Είμαστε σαν κι εσάς: άνθρωποι που κάθε πρωί πηγαίνουν να σπουδάσουν, να εργαστούν ή να βρουν δουλειά, άνθρωποι που έχουν οικογένεια και φίλους. Είμαστε άνθρωποι που εργάζονται σκληρά κάθε ημέρα για να ζήσουν και να προσφέρουν ένα καλύτερο μέλλον στους γύρω μας.

Κάποιοι από εμάς είναι προοδευτικοί, κάποιοι άλλοι συντηρητικοί. Μερικοί έχουν «πιστεύω», μερικοί δεν έχουν. Μερικοί έχουν συγκεκριμένη ιδεολογία, και άλλοι είναι απολίτικοι. Ολοι μας όμως είμαστε ανήσυχοι και θυμωμένοι από τις πολιτικές, οικονομικές και κοινωνικές εξελίξεις που βλέπουμε γύρω μας. Από τη διαφθορά των πολιτικών, των επιχειρηματιών, των τραπεζιτών... Από το ότι οι απλοί άνθρωποι αισθάνονται αβοήθητοι.

Αυτή η κατάσταση μας πληγώνει όλους καθημερινά. Ομως αν ενωθούμε μπορούμε να την αλλάξουμε. Ήρθε η ώρα να ξεκινήσουμε το χτίσιμο μιας καλύτερης κοινωνίας.

Πιστεύουμε ότι:

-Προτεραιότητα για κάθε προηγμένη κοινωνία πρέπει να είναι η ισότητα, η πρόοδος, η αλληλεγγύη, η ελευθερία της συμμετοχής στον πολιτισμό, την οικολογική βιωσιμότητα και την ανάπτυξη, την ευημερία και την ευτυχία των ανθρώπων.

-Υπάρχουν βασικά δικαιώματα που πρέπει να προστατεύονται στην κοινωνία μας: το δικαίωμα στη στέγαση, την απασχόληση, τον πολιτισμό, την υγεία, την εκπαίδευση, την πολιτική συμμετοχή, την ελεύθερη προσωπική ανάπτυξη, τα δικαιώματα του καταναλωτή, το δικαίωμα για μια υγειή και ευτυχισμένη ζωή.

-Με τον τρόπο που λειτουργούν σήμερα η κυβέρνηση και το οικονομικό μας σύστημα αδυνατούν να αντιμετωπίσουν αυτές τις προτεραιότητες και αυτό αποτελεί πλέον εμπόδιο για την πρόοδο των ανθρώπων.

-Δημοκρατία σημαίνει κυβέρνηση του λαού (δήμος = λαός, κράτος = κυβέρνηση), και αυτό θα πρέπει να συμβαίνει. Αντίθετα, ξέρουμε όλοι ότι το πολιτικό μας σύστημα δεν θέλει καν μας ακούσει. Το καθήκον τους θα έπρεπε να είναι να μεταφέρουν τη φωνή μας στα εθνικά και διεθνή θεσμικά όργανα, να διευκολύνουν την συμμετοχή των πολιτών μέσα από κανάλια άμεσης επικοινωνίας, να λειτουργούν προς όφελος της ευρύτερης κοινωνίας και όχι υπέρ των πλουσίων που ευημερούν εις βάρος μας, όχι ακολουθώντας πιστά μονάχα τις προσταγές των μεγάλων οικονομικών συμφερόντων τα οποία έχουν επιβάλει τη δικτατορία και την κομματοκρατία.

-Η συγκέντρωση της εξουσίας στα χέρια των λίγων παράγει ανισότητα, προκαλεί εντάσεις, φέρνει αδικία, η οποία οδηγεί στη βία. Κι εμείς την απορρίπτουμε.Το απαρχαιωμένο οικονομικό μοντέλο παγιδεύει την ατμομηχανή της κοινωνίας μέσα σε ένα φαύλο κύκλο όπου οι λίγοι πλούσιοι γίνονται πλουσιότεροι και οι πολλοί βουλιάζουν στη φτώχεια τη μιζέρια. Και έτσι καταρρέουμε. Μοναδικός σκοπός του συστήματος είναι η συσσώρευση κεφαλαίων σε βάρος της αποτελεσματικότητας και της ευημερίας της κοινωνίας.

-Η σπατάλη πόρων οδηγεί στην καταστροφή του πλανήτη, δημιουργώντας ανεργία και οι καταναλωτές πολίτες αποτελούν μέρος του κέντρου βάρους σε ένα μηχάνημα σχεδιασμένο να εμπλουτίσει μια μειοψηφία που δεν ξέρει τις ανάγκες μας.

-Είμαστε ανώνυμοι αλλά χωρίς εμάς τίποτα δεν θα μπορούσε να υπάρξει, καθώς εμείς κινούμε τον κόσμο. Αν σαν κοινωνία μάθουμε να μην εμπιστευόμαστε αφηρημένες οικονομικές αποδόσεις που ποτέ δεν ωφελούν τους πολλούς, μπορούμε να εξαλείψουμε τις καταχρήσεις και τις ελλείψεις από τις οποίες σήμερα όλοι υποφέρουμε. Χρειάζεται μια ηθική επανάσταση... Είμαστε άνθρωποι, όχι προϊόντα σε μια αγορά…

Για όλα τα παραπάνω, είμαι εξοργισμένος.
Νομίζω ότι μπορώ να το αλλάξουμε.
Νομίζω ότι μπορώ να βοηθήσω.
Ξέρω ότι μαζί μπορούμε.
Παρέα με εμάς. Είναι δικαίωμά σας.

27. Reveal Industry Statistics, death and abuse in the Canadian Family Court System

PLEASE NOTE: That the above publish date is the origin of petition cause. The petition below was been updated in the month of November of 2011.

The following statement is of my own personal opinion and true beliefs.

I spent less than a year as a licensed private investigator with little to no skill in order to discover what will no doubt soon lead to one of the most significant discoveries and or disclosures of judicial industry information regarding the Canadian family court system ever disclosed.

It is my true belief with respect to my simple discovery that there are no changes that could possibly ever be made to the present family court system that would reduce the enormous amount of suffering and death presently taking place.

With your support, this never before seen judicial industry information will be for the first time, gathered, compiled, then disclosed to the public.

28. Crimes against humanity: International action against Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Soliman for the crimes against Coptic Orthodox Christians

Dear All,

The aim of this petition is to highlight the injustices that are happening in Egypt, particularly those aimed at Coptic Christians who are targeted under Tantawi’s regime.

Since the Army took over we have had hundreds of Coptic women abducted, some raped and forced to convert to Islam. We have had churches burnt; we have had our youth tortured and killed. He ‘Tantawi’ has freed fundamentalist Muslims and jailed innocent Christians in their place.

The Army has become the judge and the jury the ruler and the punisher. Tantawi has himself turned into more of a ruthless dictator then his predecessor Mubarak. It is under his regime that Copts are suffering and for this HE SHOULD BE TRIED AND BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.

WARNING: Due to the sensitive nature of this petition we advise against Egyptian Citizens signing the petition. We have had reports that the Egyptian Military monitor those who 'speak against' them such as the case of the blogger Micheal Nabil who was sentenced to three years imprisonment for criticising the military. We do not want to jeopardise the safety of those who are already suffering under Tentawi's regime.

29. Review administration of donation of Mr. Petros I. Tsiros to the Church of Cyprus

In 1984 Petros I. Tsiros passed away after making the biggest ever donation to the Church of Cyprus, a property donation believed to be worth by today’s value, of well over One Billion Euros (600 Million Cypriot Pounds), with the express written condition that the Church of Cyprus should use the profits from the sale and development of that land, for public charitable causes and every time such funds were used to announce that they originated from Petros I. Tsiros donation fund.

After thirty five or so years and hundreds of millions of proceeds from that donation, the people of Cyprus are still anxiously waiting for the first of such announcements and the handling of the donation has remained an enigma to many.

For more info please view the blog
http://petrostsiros.wordpress.com/

30. Truth in Justice - Reform Adversarial Legal System to Inquisitorial System

The adversarial legal system that we inherited from another country has numerous mechanisms which conceal or defeat the truth, and procedures which unnecessarily prolong civil and criminal actions.

Results: in criminal matters more than half of the guilty escape justice, while at the same time it is estimated that between 1-3% of people convicted in Australia (or several thousand people every year) are in fact innocent (source: Prof. Paul Wilson, Bond University), and in civil cases hearings can take months or even years.

In properly run truth-seeking systems as in France and Germany, the innocent are rarely even charged due to a series of pre-trial filters, while 95% of those who are ultimately charged are convicted, and most civil hearings take less than a day.

Therefore change to a truth-seeking system will both greatly increase justice as well as reduce costs and thus taxes.

Further:
• The adversarial system operates on the basis that truth does not matter; it is the only system which suppresses evidence.
• Lawyers are allowed to control the evidence and spin the process out.
• Judges are former lawyers, with no training as judges.
• The investigative system used in Europe and other countries is more just because judges trained separately from lawyers search for the truth, and costs less because they have no motive to prolong the process
• Cost: The current system is very damaging to families, children and individuals, and can lead families into poverty including loss of the family home.
• Fairness: A fair society brings about social cohesion instead of an unfair society that creates social disintegration.
• Timeliness: A resolution of a disagreement in a timely manner reduces the emotional damage to families, children and individuals who have to utilise the legal system.
• The UK, whose legal system ours was inherited from, is already moving towards an inquisitorial system. (see article on barrister James Richardson in NZ’s LawFuel 16 Dec 2010)
• A conservative estimate of 280 innocent Australians have been wrongly convicted and are currently serving jail sentences (based upon 1% of the 2009 statistic which claimed 28,000 in our prisons, while estimates of wrongful convictions in Australia by Criminology Professor Paul Wilson are between 1-3%).
• The best Investigative legal systems have a series of pre-trial filters that ensure that the innocent are rarely charged, let alone convicted and imprisoned, whereas at least 280 wrongfully convicted innocent Australians are currently in prison (as well as those in remand awaiting trial), at great cost to both themselves and their families, as well as to society in general, the taxpayer and to the community’s faith in our justice system.
• In our predominantly Adversarial legal system serial rapists, known killers and organised criminals are released back onto the streets to re-offend – money buys their brand of justice.
• The lawyers who run the current system are able to be incompetent and utterly remiss in their defence of people, especially those with a low education or intellectual or psychiatric problems (i.e. the vulnerable), Australia being the only developed country where lawyers "enjoy complete immunity" from being held accountable for incompetent court work.
• Australia has no Criminal Cases Review system to overcome the inexplicable limitations and failings of the Appeals and High Courts, as Britain now has.
• Under the current system, the only winners in most civil matters are the lawyers.

For further evidence see:
Civil Litigation in New South Wales: Empirical and Analytical Comparisons with Germany by Annette Marfording, 2010
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1641554

A Report on the Administration of Criminal Justice in the Pre-Trial phase in France and Germany by Professor Leonard Leigh and Lucia Zedner (Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1992)

‘Our Corrupt Legal System: Why Everyone is a Victim (Except Rich Criminals)’ by Evan Whitton (Book Pal, 2009)

Earlier books by Mr Whitton are online at:
http://netk.net.au/WhittonHome.asp

Dr Bob Moles site on miscarriages of justice:
http://netk.net.au/home.asp

If you like this petition you may also like two others I have started:
http://www.change.org/petitions/attorney-general-for-australia-remove-advocates-immunity

http://www.change.org/petitions/parliament-of-australia-senate-provide-australians-with-unbiased-and-effective-legal-disciplinary-bodies