Petition Tag - politics

91. Concerned Sierra Leone Citizens: Call to Action

In light of recent politically motivated violence in Sierra Leone, this is a call to active engagement and action among concerned Sierra Leone citizens to ensure that our 2012 elections are just and peaceful.

92. Urgent Change Needed for our Children

Since Australian parents were told there was a very long wait before/if the Family Law Reform actually happens there has already been another child die due to abuse,

Today we have another news article where a father has stormed into a court office with a bomb strapped to himself and is holding a girl (believed to be his 11 year old daughter) hostage inside the Family Court building.

Australia urgently stopped the live export of cattle to 11 Indonesian abattoirs after footage of animals being mistreated in a slaughterhouse.

Why are Australia's cattle given better protection than Australia's children?


Λαμβάνοντας υπόψιν το αυτονόητο –πως, αφού όλοι οι μαθητές θα γίνουν Πολίτες, δικαιούνται σοβαρή Πολιτειακή-Πολιτική Παιδεία, ιδίως κατά την εφηβεία-, αλλά και το Ελληνικό, το Κοινοτικό & το Διεθνές Δίκαιο (λ.χ. Σύνταγμα της Ελλάδος, Άρθρο 16, § 2: "H παιδεία αποτελεί βασική αποστολή του Kράτους και έχει σκοπό[…] τη διάπλαση των Ελλήνων σε ελεύθερους και υπεύθυνους πολίτες.", Νόμος-πλαίσιο για την Παιδεία 1566/85: "1. Σκοπός της πρωτοβάθμιας και δευτεροβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης είναι οι μαθητές […]: α) Να γίνονται ελεύθεροι, υπεύθυνοι, δημοκρατικοί πολίτες, να υπερασπίζονται την εθνική ανεξαρτησία, την εδαφική ακεραιότητα της χώρας και τη δημοκρατία.", κ.ά.)

94. Free Francis Fernie

On 07/07/2011, York based student Francis Fernie was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.

Francis was involved in the anti-cuts protests that took place on March 26th in London.

When police attacked the crowd outside Fortnum and Mason, Francis was hit repeatedly (including over the head) by police batons.

In a moment of 'hot headedness', Francis threw two placard sticks towards a crowd of heavily armoured police officers.

It has not been proven that he hurt anybody.

Frank is a hard working student, with no previous offences, a solid background in voluntary and community work and to everyone that knows him, he is a brother.

Frank should not be in prison.

It is easy to see that Frank's sentence is disproportionate to the crimes that he has commited and his background is one of lifelong kindness.

The full story as reported by York's Press can be found on at the following link:

95. The Gillard Government should call an election immediately

Federal politicians in Australia need to renew their mandate with the people of Australia. A hung parliament that must wed to vested minority interests is not the will of the people.

The current Government does not represent the interests of a majority of Australians and it has implemented and is implementing policies it said it would not implement.

The people should be given the opportunity to make another judgement and an election should be called.

96. President John F. Kennedy's National Holiday

I recommend a national holiday for deceased President John Fitzgerald Kennedy because of all his accomplishments inside and outside of his presidency.

During World War II, John F. Kennedy joined the Navy Branch and became in control of a boat called PT-109 on April 23, 1943 which Kennedy choose to create a new crew with different positions of work for each member. On August 2, 1943, Lieutenant Kennedy was attacked by a Japanese warship called Amagiri which resulted in a sank for PT-109 and a death in Kennedy's crew but Kennedy still found a way to safety for his navy crew. Kennedy's crew gave up to fight and gave up hope because the crew was hurt and damaged but Kennedy pulled his crew together to get rescued by a group of scouts after six days of hiding from the Japanese soldiers.

John F. Kennedy was declared a hero and received six honorable military awards (1.The Navy and Marines Corps Medal, 2.The Purple Heart, 3.The American Defense Service Medal, 4.The American Campaign Medal, 5.The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 bronze stars, 6.The World War II Victory Medal).

On January 20, 1960, President Kennedy was giving his Inaugural address to the American public and one very important statement was said from Kennedy "And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country... "One important deed that President Kennedy took into action to save America and Russia from complete destruction and or going into Wold War III was ending the Cuban Missile Crisis that started on October 14 to November 20, 1962. After the Bay of Pigs failed, the Cold War heated up between the Untied States and Russia meaning Russia had given Cuba secret missiles aimed toward the United States which still today is one of America's darkest history stories.

Kennedy planned a peace treaty between the United States and Russia that stated the U.S. will never again invade Cuba in exchange Russia will take the missiles out of Cuba. President Kennedy saved America and Russia and maybe the world because if Kennedy had no idea of a peace treaty and went to war with missiles, the U.S. and Russia could have destroyed the world.

Another great action that President Kennedy took was the creation of the Peace Corps. because he wanted young men and women to serve their country with love and understanding the education of other countries such as Iraq, Italy, China, and much more instead of fighting in a military branch in a war.

97. Take politics out of the Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London

The Annual Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall is the nation’s homage to all those from the British Isles and Commonwealth who laid down their lives in two great world Wars and other conflicts to preserve our freedom.

The Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem parties clearly have little or no regard or respect for the citizens of our country, the defence of this country, the Commonwealth, HM The Queen and the principles for which the fallen we are remembering, died for. They are even sending dead servicemens' coffins down the back streets to prevent the public from paying their respects.

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98. Julius Malema for President

Julius Malema for President.

The youth of South Africa deserve the best leadership at all times, Julius Malema. I propose a Lifetime Presidency but for now let's give him his well deserved 2nd Presidential term of the ANCYL.

Viva! Julius Malema Viva!

99. Australian People Demand an Early Election

This Labor government is dead in the water. It has lost its way… yet again. Its incompetence and arrogance has led it to be effectively at war with Australia. Its call to class warfare and attempts to divide and conquer Australians in order to enforce incompetent policies have failed.

Citizens, businesses and whole industries are now in unprecedented open revolt against its insane carbon tax, its brainless spendthrift programs and disastrous refugee policies. Labor now trashes our economy and neighbours with one bizarre political quick fix after another. Worst of all, it has no idea how to regroup and get back to governing and has no answers other than to pathologically project all its failings onto Tony Abbott. It no longer listens to it’s citizens and we no longer listen to it. It is now incapable of learning, condemned to repeat their bungling from East Timor to Malaysia, from roof insulation to TV set top boxes.

For it’s own sake and that of Australia, Labor needs to be removed from government and be allowed to disassemble and be reborn again. After all, it is not in our interest for Labor to self-destruct – we need two healthy and vibrant, competing political parties.

100. Acknowledgement of frustration over essay deadlines at the University of Bath

During this second semester of the 2010-11 Academic Year repeated complaints have been raised about essay deadlines being set too early - some of which were set before the relevant lectures relating to essay questions had taken place.

Compounding the problem this year were events such as staff strikes and lecturers failing to turn up for scheduled lectures, leading to rescheduled lectures taking place up to 3 weeks after modules were due to end. This in turn led to lower turnout for post-deadline lectures and seminars, as well as complications for students.

However, we do acknowledge that unforeseen problems do arise within the process of organising and coordinating degree structures, and remain grateful to all staff who have worked tirelessly this year to ensure a high quality of teaching and support.

101. Chris Gibson VOTE NO on the Latest Budget Compromise

This petition is being sent to the members of the Upstate Conservative Coalition. We will use these petitions to let our Congressman Chris Gibson know how we feel on the upcoming legislation before he votes on it.

If he intends on being the voice of his constituents in congress, then sign the petition and be heard.

102. The Invisible Voters

The Invisible Voters are a campaign group aiming to educate the youth in politics and to make aware the importance of voting. We believe it is the perfect time to try to get through to the younger generation considering the recent developments in cuts from our government that have directly affected students, most of them being 18-24.

Our main aim is to get students of middlesex to understand the Alternative voting system coming up in May.

103. We demand the 2010 National ALP Review be implemented in full

Our party needs leaders with a demonstrated following at every level of the party. We need party structures that prevent vested interests permanently capturing power. We need a party with a commitment to Labor values and principles.

We need real change, change of the sort recommended by the 2010 National Review, most especially an end to interventions in preselections and increases in direct democracy.


Προς την κυβέρνηση της Ελλλάδος και τον κύριο Πρωθυπουργό προσωπικά


Σε λίγες μέρες ολοκληρώνεται ένας χρόνος από την προσφυγή της χώρας στο μηχανισμό στήριξης που τέθηκε από την τρόικα. Κατά τα συμφωνημένα με το ΔΝΤ και παρά τις προεκλογικές σας δεσμεύσεις, επιτεθήκατε στα χαμηλότερα εισοδήματα και επιβάλατε λιτότητα που βύθισε τη χώρα στον πανικό.

Ενόψει των κρίσιμων διαπραγματεύσεων στις Βρυξέλλες, αισθανόμαστε ντροπή για την υποχωρητικότητα και την ατολμία που δείξατε απέναντι στους δανειστές μας, την αδυναμία συντονισμού σας, καθώς και για την αδυναμία του πολιτικού κόσμου γενικότερα να σταθεί στο ύψος των περιστάσεων.

Λαμβανομένου υπ'όψιν ότι

Παρά τις βάρβαρες περικοπές στους μισθούς και τις συντάξεις, η Ελλάδα εξακολουθεί να βρίσκεται στο χείλος της χρεωκοπίας. Σε αυτές τις τραγικές στιγμές για τον τόπο, συνεχίζετε να αποζημιώνετε την εκλογική σας πελατεία με δημόσιο χρήμα το οποίο θα μπορούσε να πηγαίνει στις πραγματικά ευπαθείς κοινωνικές ομάδες ή αλλιώς να εξοικονομηθεί.

Λαμβανομένου υπ'όψιν ότι

Η κομματοκρατία είναι για την Ελλάδα ότι ήταν τα καθεστώτα για τον αραβικό κόσμο, που τα γκρέμισε με εξεγέρσεις και τώρα διεκδικεί την ελευθερία του. Επίσης, ότι οι πελατειακές σχέσεις είναι, μαζί με την οικονομική κατάρρευση, οι κύριοι λόγοι για τους οποίους οι Έλληνες, και ειδικά οι νέοι, φεύγουν στο εξωτερικό και εγκαταλείπουν την πατρίδα.

105. Letter to PM Julia Gillard regarding Carbon Tax

The Australian Prime Minister introduced a Carbon Tax after being elected on the back of a promise to the Australian people that "there will be no Carbon Tax under any Government I lead".

Besides the tax being a horrendous imposition on the Australian electorate, without ANY Scientific evidence of man polluting the atmosphere with Greenhouse Gases and in particular Carbon emissions. The Prime Minister of Australia LIED to the Australian Electorate purely to get herself elected.

We MUST show her this is not acceptable to the people of Australia.

106. Save our Upper House!

With the NSW election on in just a couple of weeks, there's a real possibility that on March 26 right wing conservatives will gain power in the Upper House.

What does this mean for NSW? It means that religious zealots, against, same-sex relationships and euthanasia will be making the decisions that count; that the Shooters Party, who will move restrictions on gun controls, may hold the balance of power; or, worse still, Pauline Hanson just might gain a seat. Let us not forget some of her statements that have shocked us in the past:

"...we are in danger of being swamped by Asians"


“Immigration must be halted in the short-term so that our dole queues are not added to...”

This election there's only one way to Save our Upper House - if you're voting Greens, preference Labor. Or if you're voting Labor, make sure you preference the Greens.

Here’s one last taste of what NSW could look like with a right wing lead Upper House:

Help Save our Upper House on March 26!

107. Abolish the Welsh Office

On the 3rd March 2011, the people of Wales voted YES in a referendum to grant the Welsh Government additional powers to legislate in twenty devolved areas without being granted permission by the House of Commons and the Lords.

This means that the workload of the Office of Secretary of State has been vastly reduced to such an extent as to question its viability as a cost effective and efficient service to the people of Wales.

Secondly, the change in constitutional arrangements between Wales and the UK Government indicates the need for a change in relationships with direct contact between the two Executive bodies rather than through the bureaucratic 'middle person' as the Welsh Office now is.

108. Include Patrick Harvie in the Holyrood 2011 leader debates

The BBC and STV have selected only four leaders from the five political parties in the Scottish Parliament to take part in the showpiece leader debates, scheduled to be broadcast during the crucial last week of campaigning, excluding the Scottish Green Party's male co-convener Patrick Harvie.

Recent polling has shown that the Greens may well be part of a formal coalition that forms the next Government after the May 5th election and may well help to shape the policies that the next Scottish Government enacts.

It is not too late to send a message to the broadcasters that it should not be for them to decide which political parties get to take part in the primetime debates discussing Scotland's future and it is not too late to pressure the broadcasters into ensuring that there are five podiums in place for these debates rather than four.

Scotland deserves as thorough and as wide-ranging a debate as can be realistically and fairly achieved.

109. Call A New Federal Election Now!

The Gillard government was never voted in by the people of Australia. Since forming a new government they have consistently broken promises and disregarded the wishes of the public.

It is time for the people of Australia to recognise that they do have a voice and can use it to vote in a government.

110. Meten is Weten

Genoeg geklaagd, betoogd, friet gegeten en gefeest: tijd voor een volgende stap!

De ‘shame-manifestatie’ in Brussel, de ludieke viering van het wereldkampioenschap regeringsvormen en de frietrevolutie hebben opgeroepen tot meer daadkracht van de politici. Het wordt nu tijd om ze ook verder nog een handje toe te steken door hen een duidelijker zicht te geven op ‘ons, kiesgerechtigde burgers van België’.

Onder het motto ‘meten is weten’ zou het goed zijn om met een grootschalige waardenpeiling na te gaan wat nu eigenlijk de gelijkenissen en verschillen zijn tussen de vier cultuurentiteiten in het kleine België. Wat wil jij voor je cultuurgemeenschap of gewest? Hoe wil jij verder deelnemen aan het democratisch proces?

Door deze peiling mogelijk te maken, kan je meewerken aan het geven van een waardevol cadeau aan de politieke onderhandelaars: inzicht in wie wij, burgers van dit land, echt zijn en wat we echt willen.

En dit inzicht zou de onderhandelaars kunnen helpen zichzelf te overstijgen om tot een aanvaardbare staatshervorming te komen voor deze vier cultuurentiteiten.

Hiervoor hebben we de actieve steun nodig van de media. Zonder de medewerking van de media uit alle delen van dit land, wordt het heel moeilijk zoniet onmogelijk medeburgers uit alle lagen van de bevolking te bereiken en de kosten van het onderzoek te dragen.

Laten we onze verantwoordelijkheid verder opnemen en gezamenlijk een positieve bijdrage leveren ter ondersteuning van zij die wij al meer dan 256 dagen geleden de opdracht hebben gegeven om over onze toekomst te beslissen.

Wij benadrukken dat dit initiatief los staat van enige partijpolitieke of filosofische overtuiging.

Als je er iets voor voelt mee richting te geven aan je toekomst dan vragen wij jou deze petitie te ondertekenen. Alvast bedankt voor je steun.

Joan De Winne

111. Government to follow the peoples' wishes

Now is the blackest time that the UK has ever suffered apart from the World Wars. David Cameron and Clegg have teamed up to reduce this country to a collection of slave workers that will boost the wealth of the wealthy.

The system of government in this country is totally wrong when governments only listen to themselves and ignore the wishes of the electorate.

We need a new system of government that follows the wishes and desires of the electorate, no coalitions just a simple majority and perhaps even no political parties any more.

112. Tell Victims The Truth Pope Benedict XV1

It has come to light, in the ongoing investigations and litigations of sexual abuses by Irish clergy, that the Irish bishops took part in a cover-up of the abusers specifically because of instructions from the Vatican contained in a 1997 letter, made public recently.

It has been suspected by many (mostly Survivors of Child Abuse) and with further evidence obtained now raises serious questions in which the Holy Father has a duty to answer both morally and Legally; not only as leader of the catholic church, but as a citezen of humanity.

The Pope in 1997 was the widely popular and beloved John Paul II, who is currently being fast-tracked by the current pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI, for sainthood, however, many Catholics are calling for a halt to that process, at least until all the information is made public about what role John Paul II played, not only in the letter to the Irish clergy, but in other cover-ups of predatory priests around the world?

He has reaffirmed that for sainthood, the Church requires that at least two miracles be attributed to the candidate: The second miracle for John Paul II's canonization should be the purification of the Church, and to accomplish that miracle they would have to voluntarily disclose all they know about sexual abuse by the clergy, all the documents, all the names of the abusers and all the bishops and other involved in covering up. That would truly be a miracle and it would clearly show that John Paul II was the leading architect of the cover up.

Facing a growing scandal over sexual abuse by Irish priests, the leaders of the Irish Catholic Church in 1996 put together a protocol for handling the crisis, which included instructions to bishops to cooperate with law enforcement.

In 1997, the Irish bishops received a letter from the Congregation for the Clergy - in other words, the Roman Curia which is, together with the Pope, the governing body of the Catholic Church. The letter, stamped "Strictly confidential," remained so until an Irish bishop handed a copy to a reporter recently.
The letter referred to the Irish bishops' document and said it contains "procedures and dispositions which appear contrary to canonical discipline and which, if applied, could invalidate the acts of the same Bishops who are attempting to put a stop to these problems."

Please sign & support Victims Worldwide.

113. Step Down, Laurent Gbagbo

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

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

Thank you.

114. Ask President Obama to Intervene in Haiti Now!

The human rights of Haitians are being violated by the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Haiti. Peacekeepers are raping and murdering Haitian citizens, and denying them access to the political processes of their own country.

The United States and President Obama should intervene in Haiti now to restore order and to make certain that Haitians are entitled to their full human rights as dictated by the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

115. Enact a Non Partisan Open Primary System in Nevada

We, independent voters of Nevada, call for the enactment of a Nonpartisan Open Primary system. It’s time to put the power in the hands of the voters, not the political parties.

116. John Lewis debate Fenn Little. Georgia's 5th Congressional District Candidates

Members of Georgia's 5th Congressional District have a choice of candidates this year, for the first time in several decades. John Lewis, the incumbent of 24 years is opposed by Republican Candidate Fenn Little.

While Fenn Little may be an underdog with little name recognition, this does not appear to be an indicator in the support he is receiving from the constituents of this diverse district. John Lewis has refused to reply to the claims that he is a puppet of Washington Politics who is disconnected to his constituent base and their needs and priorities. He has also refused to debate Fenn Little.

If you would like to see these candidates answer the questions for the constituents themselves, PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION.


It’s time to put the power in the hands of the voters, not the political parties. We, independent voters of Ohio, call for the enactment of a Nonpartisan Open Primary system.

118. Abolition of Preferential Voting in Australia

The process of preferential voting, introduced in 1918, is ripe for corruption and should be discarded. We see at elections many underhanded practices carried out so as to 'fiddle the books' and sway preferences from voters, even to point of fraudulent and mis-leading How To Vote cards.

The candidate who achieves the highest individual tally of first [ and only ] votes should win the seat - likewise, by extension, the government is elected. The decision of the people would be known so much the sooner without the schermozzle of preference allocations.

In 1000 voters and five candidates, each may receive 200 - an even spread. More likely, though, is that A receives 400, leaving 600 spread over B, C, D and E who receive each 150. The balance is NOT given to one person , as it would be in a two candidate contest - in that case the 600 candidate would be the clear winner.

Candidate A has INDIVIDUALLY defeated each opponent by 250 votes. When A can be the clear winner yet be defeated by B, who has added the conglomerate of votes of C, D and E [ 450 ] to his 150 and thus accumulated 600 is a clear mis-carriage of justice to any fair minded person.

In The Melbourne Cup imagine the outcry if Horse A was only a few feet from the line then had its tail grabbed by Horse B, allowing Horse C to get past and thus win First Place. B, C and all other riders have colluded to achieve this and collusion is effectively what happens with preferential voting although that somewhat dis-comforting situation is not realised.

It is simple - give the seat to the candidate who achieves the highest count of votes.

Having one choice only will also ensure that every voter thinks long and hard on his or her choice - there will be no 'second bite of the apple'. Considered and weighed choice can only be for the best for the nation.

If we choose a candidate from a fringe party who has small chance of winning then we should stand by our choice come what may. Likewise the candidate should stand or fall by the exact number who want him or her.

This does not rule out the possibility that a candidate from even the most unlikely ideology can win if enough people give him or her that vital 1 vote.

119. Αποζημίωση ελληνικού κράτους από την Siemens

Σύμφωνα με τους υπολογισμούς της Εξεταστικής Επιτροπής, το ελληνικό Δημόσιο έχει χάσει τουλάχιστον το 10% του συνόλου των προμηθειών και υπηρεσιών της Siemens στην Ελλάδα. Το ελληνικό κράτος υπέστη τεράστιες ζημίες και η αγανάκτηση των πολιτών είναι τεράστια. Η ομόφωνη απόφαση της Εξεταστικής Επιτροπής, χαρακτηρίζοντας την υπόθεση Siemens ως «διεθνές οργανωμένο έγκλημα» με σκοπό την εξαπάτηση του ελληνικού Δημοσίου το κάνει ξεκάθαρο. Όλοι οι Έλληνες πολίτες απαιτούμε την άμεση αποζημίωση του ελληνικού κράτους από την εταιρία Siemens.

120. NO! to the HMRC proposals for the PAYE system!