Petition Tag - land

1. Add Liberland to Google Maps

Liberland has declared itself an independent nation in unclaimed territory. If this is added as a country to Google Maps, that will be one step further to adding safety to the Liberland peoples.

2. Stop County Agency Land Purchase Dotsonville/Gip Manning

The county is proposing a land purchase on Dotsonville Rd/ Gip Manning Rd in order to build a training facility for Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS. I want to stop the purchase due to pollution, both noise and air, from shooting ranges and planned burns.

3. End Government Seizure of Private Property

There has been much dispute lately about the federal government's seizure of private property, particularly out west. The government has tried to justify it through eminent domain. Eminent Domain is when the government seizes private property for public use, but provides just compensation to the owner.

This is allowed under the 5th Amendment to the Constitution, which states,"... nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." The federal government has been seizing property from citizens whose families have owned the land for generations, but the land isn't for public use. The most prominent example of this would be the Bundy family's farm in Nevada.

The Bureau of Land Management attempted to seize land and cattle from the Bundy family, claiming that they were trying to protect the habitat of the Desert Tortoise. That is not public use of property, therefore, it is against the Constitution. In addition to that, the BLM euthanized dozens of Desert Tortoises not long prior to this, because they claimed to be unable to afford the care of them. If they couldn't afford that, than how could they afford to spend a million dollars rounding up Cliven Bundy's cattle? The BLM also attempts to justify the land and cattle seizures by saying that Mr. Bundy hadn't been paying grazing fees for 20 years. Why should citizens have to pay money to the government in order for their cattle to graze on their own property?

The federal government has been doing this for too long. They own 28% of the total land in the United States, and even more than that in some states. 84% of Nevada is now owned by the federal government, as well as 69% of Alaska, and nearly as much of most other western states. It is wrong for the federal government to have taken this land, and it is time for the American people to stand up and say so.

4. Isle of Man Off Road facility/track for Motorcycles

The Isle of Man Government was approached over two years ago regarding setting up a off road facility for motorcycle riders on the Isle of Man.

Phil Gawne gave the plan the green light prior to his departure of DEFA. Our proposal has subsequently been dropped by that Government department.

Please sign this petition to show your support and get this off the ground!

Lets have a proper enduro and motocross facility on the Isle of Man which will be open to the public for all ages! We can provide a fabulous training facility for our great upcoming riders! Somewhere you can turn up with your bike and have some fun! Arrive and ride!

5. Save The Fijian Indigenous Peoples, Cultures, Chiefly Institution, Race & Language, and 'Vanua' our Land & Resources

Fiji has suffered 27 years of coup culture. The worst is December 2006 coup executed by Voreqe Bainimarama and which resulted in Fiji being under dictatorship for 08 years.

Fijian Indigenous Peoples have suffered the most post 2006 coup.

Fijian Indigenous have lost Rights to Self Determination, their Sovereignty as a First Nation Peoples of Fiji, their Fijian Race & Culture, Fijian Chiefly Institutions, Rights to make calls on their Land, Resources, 'Qoliqoli' or Foreshore and Seabed. Deaths, torture and abuse post 2006 have specifically targeted our Fijian Indigenous Peoples.

The dismantling of the BLV - 'Bose Levu Vaka Turaga' or GCC- Great Council of Chiefs had been craftily orchestrated under the infamous Khaiyum-sunset clause where a thesis had been written to supposedly spell the end of the Fijian Race in Fiji hence the removal of the name Fijian and being given to all in Fiji without even any consultation with the Fijian Indigenous who have held this description of its Fijian Race for approximately 141 years post Deed of Fiji Cession to Great Britain in 1874.

Now on this day 30 March, 2015, invoking that same Deed of Fiji Cession (1874), initially signed by our Fijian Indigenous Forefathers, we, the Fijian Indigenous Peoples of Fiji which includes those of us residing offshore, we collectively now wish to reclaim everything lost to the Fijian Indigenous Race post 2006 coup to 2015.

This petition is apolitical and is purely for the salvage of the Fijian Indigenous Peoples of Fiji who are now spread globally and residing in Fiji and also other parts of the world.

6. Business Plan for Sale of Town of Vic Park Land

The Town of Victoria Park has released a business plan for public comment proposing to sell the land where currently Leisurelife Centre; the Library; the bowling club; various arts, childcare and community centres; and MacMillan Park are situated.

It is proposed to sell the 57,000sqm of land to LandCorp (retaining only 2700sqm for an uncertain purpose) for just over $12m. This is about $250 per sqm.

There is no commitment to retain any of the community buildings and the open space will be drastically reduced with only a small town square being maintained.

The proposal was open to public consultation over the holiday period; however, the Council has extended the closing date for submissions to 27 February 2015.

To read the Business Plan proposal document click on the website link above.

If you are a resident or owner of property in the Town of Victoria Park then you can make a submission to Council. If you agree with the position being put forward below then sign the petition and a submission will be lodged.

7. Save the Force Farm!

To whom it my Concern,

Please sign our petition and help us in our litigation with Ostego County New York and their unconstitutional use of article 11 foreclosure procedures which infringes on the rights of landowners. There is a stay on the deed of our three properties which consists of 111 acres in Butternut Valley.

We paid our taxes in 2012 and were told that we could not pay our 2011 taxes. We could not pay our 2013 taxes due to surgeries and illnesses. On July 16, 2014, we tried to pay all of our back taxes including our taxes for the current year of 2014. What triggered the foreclosure and auction of all three properties was less than $600.00 of tax money owed in 2011. Ostego County has our back tax money that we owe them in escrow. When in court on Monday August 18th, 2014, the Attorney for Ostego County could not even answer Judge Burns as to why they would not let us pay our back taxes before the August 20th, 2014 foreclosure auction.

I am a Veteran and I am still serving in the Air National Guard with 17 years of service. My wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 17 years ago and her health is affecting her memory. The message Ostego County is sending to its citizens is that if you become ill or lose your job, you will lose your property.

8. Increase Amounts of Preserved Land

National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 became a public law on January 1, 1970. This law is meant to keep peace between men and the harmony of nature, and it is intended to preserve important historic and cultural terrains. With the worlds' population constant increase aforementioned act must be taken far more resolutely.

Forests and grasslands are being underestimated for the reason that about 1.6 billion people rely on wood-like products. It's time to take a stand before there will be no trees left.

Works Cited
Conserve Energy Future. Rinkesh Kukreja, n.d. Web. 5 June 2014. .

9. Keep The Green

A Community Land Trust will be established to acquire and protect the Commons at the Greenwich Green site on Creek Road and Bardsley Lane, SE10 9SW, using crowd-funding to create a Community Garden for food-growing.

Otherwise, Family Mosaic’s development of multi-storey flats would destroy the Commons for residents and wildlife.

10. Petition Against Wifi in Camps Across Canada

The Canadian Press reports that Parks Canada has put out a call for bids from contractors capable of installing Internet access points in as many as 150 national park locations over the next three years – 50 this year alone. This is enraging. The Walterdale Bridge construction in Edmonton alone disrupted 17,000 square metres of fishery habitat, but this internet access construction will destroy thousands of square kilometres of forestry, grassland and potentially fishery as well.

The physical environment on the earth provides favorable conditions for the existence and growth of different life forms, including man. These living beings constitute the biological environment. Both the physical and biological environments are in a close interaction with each other and form a stable self perpetuating system. To take away the small amount of interaction with nature campers seek is preposterous and also violates environmental rights on many accounts.

Taken directly from the Environmental Bill of Rights for Canada:
"As early as 1978, a survey conducted for Environment Canada found that 89% of Canadians considered the deterioration of the natural environment to be of major concern.(2) This finding has been reinforced by subsequent polls, including the December 1990 Gallup Poll, which indicated that more than two-thirds of Canadians are buying "environmentally friendly" products.(3)"

The environment is constantly changing and this affects life on earth; some these effects can be lasting and irreversible. So we must realize that we should be concerned about environment, even moreso in our protected National Parks. Today, when environment is being polluted so rigorously, everyone has only one question on his / her lips and mind that is how to save environment from being polluted. How do we protect the earth from disaster? The strongest way to protect environment is save trees. Trees are one of the main creations that play an important role to keep air clean. If there will be no fresh air available then how will human beings, animal, and birds survive? Therefore, a clean environment is the need for every living object on this earth. Destroying said habitat will hinder the growth of animal life in our parks, as well as the spiritual connection required between man and nature.

11. Stop Landlords from renting unlivable properties

Are you tired of slum landlords? Are you sick of seeing eye sores all over this great city? Are you looking for a voice to speak with but can't find the energy? Then here we are. This petition is to give you that voice!

We're determined to be heard! Do we not have the same rights to live comfortably because we rent and don't own? I don't think so. Stand up for the fight against slumlords! Even if you don't rent, this could be you some day!

12. Palestinian Citizens in Israel Have a Right to a Home

Although in summer 2011, Israeli masses protested by the thousands for government solutions to socio-economic issues, specifically the lack of affordable housing, the social justice movement was orchestrated and monopolized by the concerns of the Jewish Israeli middle-class.

In reality, housing issues are the most critical in the Palestinian Arab community, where citizens face systematic discrimination in land ownership, renting and basic services. The Mossawa Center was central in coordinating meetings between Arab community leaders and the Jewish leaders of the socio-economic protest in order to encourage the movement to adopt key demands specific to the Arab community’s needs.

Following the release of the governmental response via the Trachtenberg Committee, it was evident that these demands were not taken seriously.

Last summer was not the first time the Palestinian Arab community’s housing, land and planning issues were brought to the forefront. The international media has intensively covered issues of “disputed land,” especially house demolitions in the occupied Palestinian territories, since the Second Intifada.

In more recent years the international community has also begun to cover the deteriorating situation of the Palestinian Arab Bedouin living in the southern Negev desert. However, it remains understated how common issues of land, housing, and planning are for Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, including citizens in the North (the Galilee), in the Triangle (the Center) and in mixed cities (Haifa, Akka, Jaffa, Lod, and Ramle). The Or Commission, founded after the events of October 2000, highlighted the housing, land and planning crisis in the Arab community and called on the Israeli government to allocate proportional resources to Arab localities. To this day, the government has not responded to the Commission’s request.

Land, housing, and planning are core issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In Israel, these issues are the main source and indicator of inequalities amongst different strata of the society, especially amongst the Jewish majority and the Arab minority. According to a number of human rights organizations, fair and affordable housing for all citizens is the responsibility of state government. However Israeli Basic Law, the document that stands in place of a written constitution, does not enshrine the “right to adequate housing.” The Supreme Court does not interpret the “right to human dignity,” which is guaranteed under Israeli Basic Law, to include adequate housing.

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services” (Article 25.1).

13. Support a Land Act For Wales

Following the complete occupation of Wales by the Anglo Normans in 1282 - 4 and again, in the 1420's following the War of Independence led by the great Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr, great areas of Welsh land was either taken by the English Crown or 'given' as rewards to English barons for fighting for England in the Welsh Wars.

Ironically this was repeated by the Tudors in the 16th, who were of 'Welsh Descent', One such example being the Dukes of Somerset being given Mynydd y Gwair and much else throughout Southern Wales. This Mountain is now the centre of a major local issue and national campaign as the Somerset Trust intends to establish a Wind Mill Plantation on it.

Apart from the above, much of Welsh land was common land - which meant that the peasantry had the right to build a smallholding on it as well as hunt and fish but, increasingly over the centuries and up to the present, the Gentry and incoming 'New Conquistadores, such as Iron and Slate Masters began to seize this Common Land by means of Enclosure Acts. The issue of Anglican Church ownership was very much addressed in the Welsh Tithe Wars of 1886 - 88 by a National Land League but there is still much unfinished business to be taken care of.

Today, the aforementioned land is still occupied by the English Crown and the descendents of the English barons and, increasingly, by outside 'Utiliy Companies as in the case of the Vyrnwy Estate, It is being extensively plundered of its natural resources, such as water and timber, and is being savagely destroyed by gigantic windfarms. It is our Welsh herital land and we want it returned to the communities and people of Wales through this Wales Land Act.

14. Say NO to Vale Local Development Plan in Lavernock

Vale of Glamorgan Council have identified an area of land off Lavernock Road reaching to the coast as a potential area to build 450 houses.

We think the land should not be used for housing for the following reasons:
- the road and transport system in the area would be over-stretched
- the local schools are already full
- the land is currently used for agriculture and commercially as grazing for horses
- we want to reserve a green area between Lavernock and Sully to preserve the unique identities of the two areas
- we don't want 10 years of building work
- we believe additional housing, traffic and surface water would have a negative impact on Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

15. Stop The Destruction Of Our Green Belts

The Government is making it easier for local Councils to use green belt land to build large scale housing estates on and in some cases even new towns, while we do need extra housing, all brown sites should be used before green belt land is even considered and in all cases full and truthful information should be given to concerned parties.

We must safeguard our Green Spaces as once they are gone they cannot be recovered. In Eastleigh the Local Council wants to build on several green Belt sites they say for local people, but only a small amount of these new build sites would end up being for Social Housing the rest would be for the private market, which would put more pressure on a town that is slowly sinking under the weight of traffic, lack of school places and health services. The housing situation could be eased by using the unoccupied houses that are in the borough, of which there are around about 1200 in the Eastleigh and Winchester area.

The only winners in this scenario will be the Developers and The Local Council. The losers will be residents of The Eastleigh Borough.

16. Get on our land

Get on our land is a new Inside Housing campaign. Its aim is simple: to free up land on which to build homes.

It sounds so straightforward. The UK needs more homes (and take your pick from rising private rents, unaffordable house prices, slashed state development funding and recent predictions that the 20 years to 2026 will see 4.7 million more households form in England for evidence of the gross mismatch between supply and demand). Yet those who want to build them share a common complaint: lack of land. It’s too expensive, too contaminated, too fraught with planning complications, they say.

That may be so. But the level of housing need is too acute for us to ignore the need to find ways of unlocking land supply for housing development. In 2004 academic Kate Barker said up to 145,000 additional new homes were needed each year to meet demand. Last year 102,570 were built, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

Get on our land has three key aims.

First, it wants the backing of at least 100 organisations and individuals who are committed to doing everything they can to increase the supply of land on which to develop homes. We want our supporters to represent every stage of the development supply chain – from landowner, to developer, to social landlord, to the resident who will only find themselves suitably housed if more homes are built. We need planners, housing professionals, architects and contractors on board. We need local and national politicians. We need you.

Our second goal represents Inside Housing’s side of the bargain. We will work with our readers and backers to produce a charter which outlines ways of easing housing land supply throughout the UK. Our ongoing campaign coverage, in print and online, will further this aim by exploring the current barriers to bringing land forward for development, detailing the potential solutions and publicising schemes where land has been unlocked, in spite of everything.

Finally, we are asking local authorities to take part in a new scheme from the Communities and Local Government department. Its capital and assets
pathfinder programme is a support package designed to help councils identify all surplus public assets in their areas – from vacant public buildings to unused land. All 11 pilot authorities, running since July 2010, include a housing component.

We want new participants to commit to identifying development land as part of the CAP process. Get on our land will bring you in-depth coverage of the pilot areas getting it right.

17. Against conservative £10 billion land sell off

Nairobi ministry of lands-selling previously developed land to private developers against public trust doctrine, against public interest too.

Transfer to private developers is illegal for redevelopment purposes and undermines principle that public land is owned and belongs to public.

18. Build Westridge a skatepark

The Westridge subdivision Youth are seeking to have a safe skate and bike park that resides on the current buildable land owned by the Bartlett Park District in the Westridge subdivision.

Bartlett currently has (1) skate park at the Bartlett Community Center that is located more than 6 miles from the Westridge subdivision, which is not a safe travel distance for the youth west of route 59 to easily access and safely travel to.

19. Protection of 'Vermont', Historically Significant Lands in Launceston, Tasmania!

Petition to protect the rare inner city agricultural lands on the Western side of Vermont Road, Mowbray, Launceston, on the banks of the North Esk River. This land is known as 'Vermont'. These lands have a history dating back to the early days of Launceston (1819) and were once owned and overseen by Tasmania's first distinguished Botanist, Robert William Lawrence, first son of the famous Tasmanian colonist William Effingham Lawrence.

Historically significant happenings include: Aboriginal Hunting Grounds, major conflict between Aboriginals and Early Settlers, Bush Rangers making several appearances in the area and on the property, and the use of Convict labor on the land(s) from 1819 until 1856. The land was the used for several early farm machinery tests and also for the first meet of the Launceston Gun Club in the mid 1870's. Items dug up from the near by 2nd original homestead of 'Vermont' (1870) include coins dating back to the late 1700's, pieces of a dueling pistol, clay bottles and pipes and several broad arrow marked Convict bricks.

On the Western side of the road there lies a creek bed where, it is said, stone was cut by Convict labor to built a wall and dairy at 'Vermont' which is still standing. Convicts were also used to drain the river flats by the North Esk River due to regular flooding and for other general agricultural purposes including 'barking'. The lower river flats have now regressed back into their natural state holding a large variety of bird, plant and frog species and house a rare bio-diverse area in that of which the Green and Gold frog lives.

These privately owned lands could be due for subdivision in coming months/years. There is also a proposed 'Eastern By-pass' for heavy vehicles that will run right through the land, which will disturb residents in many ways on the Vermont Road as well as Bill Grove. The by-pass will have a detrimental effect upon the rural outlook of the area as well as its long standing history and cultural values. We must see this last piece of beautiful rural scenery not be built upon by modern housing estates or highways as the effect would be disastrous. This land still retains rural features of its earliest known land grant of 1819 and is most probably the last in Launceston to still be in such an original condition, partially bounded by original Hawthorn Hedging to the South and West. Near to said lands there is a cottage which was erected in the mid 1820's named 'Braemar', an early neighboring farm to 'Vermont' owned by John and James Lamont.

Please view the image taken by Monissa Whitely showing the land on the Western side of Vermont Road with the river flats in the background. Do we really want to see this lost for good? Do we really want to see the historic homestead of 'Vermont' boxed in by development when it is already boxed in enough?

If you care about Tasmania's historic agricultural landscapes and buildings, sign this petition today!

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20. Australia, Don't Sell the Farm to China

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

The Petition of the undersigned draws the attention of the House:

to the significant community concern about the risk to national food security, and national security generally, posed by acquisitions by foreign entities of Australian agricultural, horticultural and other farming land.

21. Stop Native Eviction In Arizona!

As we speak, there exist a life-threatening state of fear and anxiety in a traditional Native American community in Arizona. Big Mountain on Black Mesa is the only place in the United States where two Indian nations can still define cultural coexistence and shared territories, and now have become endangered aboriginal peoples.

The U.S. courts have ordered eviction on the remaining traditional Dineh People and keep the areas sealed and isolated. Peabody Coal Company has taken the last aquifer of clean drinking water that is sacred to the Dineh' and uses it to slurry coal for American citizens.

This leaves the people without access to or maintenance of water wells and subject to other government actions like: limitation or complete denial of crop cultivation and livestock husbandry, community and religious activities, disregard for elder residents’ safety needs to attain wood fuels for heating and cooking, deliberate breaking up of family and clan structures, controlled national media that portray the Big Mountain story as a result of legitimate and humane court decisions, Peabody mines that create daily detonation that causes micro-quakes, and massive emissions of coal dust and engine exhaust.

The United States is allowing this tragedy and genocide to be sustained under the guise that relocation is on a voluntary basis. These traditional resisters hold great knowledge and wisdom of ancient information and natural existence that are culturally irreplaceable, and it is our responsibility to stop the United States and its largest coal-producer, Peabody Energy, from executing this crime against humanity and mega-environmental destruction. It is 2009, will we let the Trail of Tears happen all over again and stand witness to it?

On December 22, 2008, Office of Surface Mining (OSM) issued a record of decision approving Peabody Western Coal Company’s mine permit revision application for the Black Mesa Complex. Through policies such as PL93-531, the U.S. has already forcibly relocated more than 14,000 Dine’ people from their ancestral homelands.

At this moment, the decision makers in Washington D.C. and Peabody Energy are planning ways to expand their occupation of sacred tribal lands to extract mineral & other resources.

22. Save A Tree

The issue is that we are losing trees at a very fast pace. Without trees we can expect more runoffs of topsoil, the temperature of the earth to change, extinction of animals that rely on tree’s to live, and irregularities in the balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen.

Some might think that this won't affect us, but it can/will create a reaction on the earth that will affect other resources in the area. By saving the trees we are creating a better future for ourselves and our future children.

23. Petition Objecting to PoHC Land Use & T/sport Strategy

Citizens of Victoria draw to the attention of the House plans for the expansion of the Port of Hastings and associated rail and freight infrastructure which will have significant environmental impacts on Westernport Bay and also significant detrimental social, environmental, health and economic impacts.

The consultation process for this proposal has been flawed and the Victorian community has not been adequately informed about the proposal.

24. Protect Louisiana Land Owners!

A petition to amend Louisiana law to provide liability protection to private land owners hosting off-road events on their private property.

25. Promote Native Hawaiian Rights

Threatening abuse towards Native Hawaiian Home Lands lease holders must stop.