Petition Tag - racism

1. Stop "Shop n Saves" Racism

Over the past couple of years I've been observing a few new employees at the Shop n Save on MLK in Des Moines Iowa.
Alden (tall older white guy) and his son a heavy younger mexican with glasses. They mainly work evenings.
Now I've lived in my house for 6yrs which is less then half a block away from this business and I've shopped there daily sometimes 2-3xs a day. Over the past 6mo I've sent several other people to the store for me so I don't have to deal with the stupidity of these two.
I've seen these two accuse assassinate characters and kick black males females and kids out of the store and off the property. But has never displayed any evidence or when they ask when they did it they can't tell the customer. If you stick up for them and ask to speak to the owner and to take your number to give him then you will get told your kicked off the property too.
But will let the neighborhood drunk Mexicans and whites pan handle in their lot daily and pee behind their building return daily. I have been to 6th ave location and left a message and my number for the owner to call over a month time period. So now I'm taking it to the next step kinda crazy the owner would allow this when 75℅ of there customers are African Americans. Try it go there see for yourself how they treat people of many shades of black vs others it will make u sick to your stomach. I've had several people in the neighborhood agree.

2. Peckham Pride says driving while black is not a crime - DROP THE CHARGES against Roger!

During the recent powerful Peckham LGBT+ Pride demonstration on Saturday 18th February 2017 against racist immigration raids, deportations and the racist state violence that has intensified since Brexit; police arrested a local man for ‘Driving while black,’ despite the loud protests of demonstrators and by-standers. This provocative, racist action occurred just off Rye Lane on Saturday 18th February, as hundreds from LGBT+ and migrant communities marched together in a show of unity.

Many people from the Pride march and the community gathered to protest Roger’s innocence and demand his release, but the officer called for ‘back up.’ Roger was pushed and shoved in front of many witnesses until he was dragged off to Walworth police station, where many people from the demonstration gathered for an angry protest, demanding his release. He was released in the early hours, charged not with any driving offence but with ‘assaulting a police officer’. The police escalated a situation to justify their harassment and have concocted a charge to cover their own harassment and assault of Roger.

Peckham Pride was a vibrant demonstration of unity against racism, immigrant-bashing and anti-gay prejudice. We say, ‘An Injury to One is an Injury to All.’ We demand that the racist charge against Roger is dropped immediately

3. Step Up President Obama & President Elect Donald Trump

Since election day there has been rioting in the streets against the president elect and violence against women, immigrants and the LGBTQ people. Moreover there has been a atmosphere of fear.

We are calling on President Barack Obama and President Elect Donald Trump to step up as leaders and make a public statement that they do not condone such actions and request unity.

4. A Sikh assaulted in Quebec. The Sikh Community demands the attackers to be charged with Hate Crime!

The brazen physical assault on a Canadian Sikh Mr. Supninder Singh Khehra in the past week has brought up considerable question on how the Quebec City Police Department handles and investigates Hate Crimes.

Mr. Khehra was verbally abused and beaten while vacationing in Quebec City by a group of men who targeted him because of his brown skin and turban. He is still recovering after he was punched in the face and kicked Saturday March 26th 2016 by seemingly strangers, whose attack was recorded on video.

The Police department denied seeing the video when it was given to the Police by Mr Khehra following the incident.

5. Support our Statement on an Inclusive Community

Recent words and actions of some public figures and organizations have engendered anti-Muslim sentiment.

6. Stop WPXI from Allowing Hatred and Racism that Plagues a Public Page

I have alerted WPXI on several occasions re the hatred and racism that plagues their public page. However WPXI continues to allow the aforementioned to continue.

People are being called NIGGERS, APES, THUGS. And comments such as "kill them all" in reference to black people.

THIS HAS TO STOP.

7. Avoid discrimination based on skin color in advertisements

All around the world ,men and women with dark complexion face several difficulties. Specially when it comes to Pakistan. Our Advertisement campaigns are doing their best to brainwash this young generation into believing that "White is beautiful" and "Dark is ugly". We protest against that. Young brides in Pakistan spend thousands of rupees into getting their complexion as "White as possible". Girls with dusk complexion face discrimination in jobs ,schools and society in many ways. It increases insecurity and diminish confidence in them.Our idea is to promote that "Natural is beautiful" and God made us this way. There is no shame in being Dark. We could spend thousands of crore worth rupees in eradicating poverty and improving health of Pakistani citizens instead of emptying our pockets on "Fairness creams".

We protest against "Fairness ads in Pakistan" and request PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) to introduce a code of conduct against Racist Advertisements in Pakistan.

8. Stop Ebola Now - Wake Up Australia

WAKE UP AUSTRALIA:

The worlds' most volatile disease is a global emergency and is not confined to African nations. This is no joke.

•The Spanish Flu killed 100 million people and had a fatality rate of 2.5%
•This nasty virus kills 25-90% infected and killed 52 humans in 2 days
•Ebola has a 2-21 day incubation period so people are like bombs; unaware they're contagious until it's too late so checking people's temperature at airports is useless
•Every Ebola patient passes the virus onto 2.5 others
•Many affected countries have run out of living doctors to fight the outbreak
•Hospitals and pharmacies closed on Tuesday 12th August as Sierra Leoneans panic
•PEOPLE ARE STARVING AND NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR 21 DAYS!
•If this epidemic remains "OUT OF CONTROL" in 2-3 months time 50,000 people will have the worlds' most gruesome virus and in 6 months,

1 MILLION VICTIMS WILL HAVE EBOLA IF WE FAIL TO ACT NOW.

We need to get our government to help those who can't help themselves.
This is an emergency. Liberia and Sierra Leone are some of the world's poorest countries due to war, normally without a crisis people fight for survival. Now their governments have stopped people from leaving their homes for 3-4 weeks WITHOUT GIVING THEM FOOD!! WHERE ARE YOU, MR. ABBOTT? We pay our taxes and are Australian citizens and you're allowing our family to suffer like this during an International Emergency. Keep in mind that there's hundreds of thousands of Africans here.

Sierra Leoneans from Sydney told me this catastrophy is worse than the 10 year "Blood Diamond" war because they said "You could tell where the rebels were and avoided them. With Ebola, a family member or local GP could kill them." That's if they have any relatives left after the brutal war or can afford a GP at all due to the aftermath. Many West African Australians have lost several family members due to Ebola and are worried about their families back home, suffering from stress, fear and high blood pressure. Now family members are going hungry adding to the pressure.

WE MUST STAND UP AND TAKE ACTION and be the voice for those in West Africa.
Our government is silent, sitting idle while Australian citizens' family members are dying. Let's be honest, if their relatives were English, our government would support them fully. I am disappointed in our government for displaying racism in this manner. Instead, we're searching for dead body parts of Australians from plane crashes and diverting attention away from the fact that this plague like virus is killing innocent people and it's an insult to remain silent. How dare we make other Australians feel like second class citizens- shame on us! How dare we discriminate. Inaction speaks louder than words. These people have gone through unfathomable situations and what, because they have African roots we brush our hands? Ebola is in Australia- scientists are studying it here but where are we helping the innocent people isolated in West Africa in the midst of this!!!!

We seem to be very focused on ourselves. The Chinese government gave medical supplies, the US and UK did too. WAKE UP AUSTRALIA!! Please send emergency food drops to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. These are INNOCENT PEOPLE and IF OUR AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING, BLOOD IS OR THEIR HANDS!

With your signature, we will save the lives of MANY WITHOUT A VOICE.

9. Give The Tennis Players Of Miners Arms (Redruth) An Apology

Two friends have been branded racist after 'blacking up' as tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams for a carnival parade. Kevin Stevens, 50, a local pub landlord, and his friend Jason Luke, 31, a builder, covered themselves in dark fake tan, brown face paint and afro wigs to join a tennis-themed carnival float.

They put on women's sports gear and were photographed posing enthusiastically with tennis rackets at the procession in Truro last weekend. Mr Stevens also sported a pair of fake breasts for the event. They have been lambasted by onlookers and racism campaigners. Their costumes were branded offensive, out of date and inappropriate.

THIS IS TOTALLY WRONG.

In actual fact, the pair from Redruth Cornwall was raising money for CLIC SARGENT. A charity for children's cancer.

Both men are actively involved in the community and being portrayed like this in local and national papers is wrong and it is bullying.

Please sign this petition if you feel that the papers should give these two men an apology in which they deserve.

10. Force Donald Sterling to SELL

Donald Sterling is the worst owner in all of sports. By far. His hatred of minorities stems from his experience as an apartment complex owner in different areas of Los Angeles. And it has spilled into his NBA team, the Clippers, one of the worst ran teams in all of sports until just the past few years. He just hurt the whole league with his latest racial tirade, and there's no place for that in sports, or anywhere else.

We can all force him to sell. Let's force him out of the NBA, because he won't do it on his own. We can get rid of this man faster than you think if we meet the amount of signatures needed. Let's force Donald to sell!

11. Barclays EPL Should Take Down Racist #YouAreFootball Advert About Transportation in Africa

Barclays and the Barclays English Premier League (EPL), in pursuance of its #YouAreFootball global campaign, put up a television advert meant to thank loyal followers around the world.

The advert showed an African boy (with his father/guardian) wade through dusty roads, stressfully searching for a bus to the city to catch an EPL football game.

The experience on the dusty, non-tarred road, added to the torture of standing in a bus whose seats were already filled, portrayed Africans' suffering and poverty, and the decreased productivities and efficiencies that poor transportation bring. This is racist, considering that other races, in this same advert, were not portrayed as such, and given that a lot of Africa is on the rise, and the continent's economy is booming.

12. Deepak for Social

Last year a certain school hosted a school social where a particular member, Deepak Selvraj, offered to be DJ. He was accepted and did a wonderful job. The same social will be taking place again, however, the only difference is that Deepak is no longer invited because the president of the Social committee, Cameron Poultney, says he is "black".

I believe that this is against our human rights and in order to balance the awesomeness we need him, because he is awesome.

13. Declare America as a non-racist nation

Hello readers,

The intent of this letter is to celebrate advancements made by Americans since their independence on July 4, 1776 from Great Britain. However the end to racism in America was accomplished nearly two decades (around 1985) ago, after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But before disagreement consumes our mind, body and soul let us gain understandings of the elements surrounding racism. Therefore we must revisit our past to reflect on racism for a moment: To begin, Blacks were killed, raped, lynched, and not allowed to use public facilities. Also they were not allowed to live where they wanted, rarely seen on television (unless they wore blackface), not paid for their work or services, and qualified- but lawfully denied loans.

Furthermore a black man couldn’t be seen on the street with a white woman vice or versa, required to sit at the back of the bus, denied invitation to restaurants, refused an education, and banned from participation in the voting process held in the United States of America. And during the entire history of America, until now (finally), the candidate for president was identified as being Caucasian, with an entire cabinet of other white men making decisions for the country.

The above paragraphs list the actions of the racist mentality during the era of racism. In the past racism was primarily determined by an action more so than verbal disrespect. But today Whites are considered racist for simply referring to Blacks as niggers, but as harsh as the word sounds- this doesn’t reach the level of racism. However, the white person who uses the word nigger is guilty of being inconsiderate of the tragedies, trials and tribulations of Blacks in America.

For those who argue that Blacks use the word nigger more than Whites are justified to conclude these findings through examination of conversation by mostly black youths, who developed usage of the word from their surroundings. In this case the end doesn’t justify any usage of the word nigger, meaning that Blacks in America should be angry with Whites who use the word, but angrier with themselves for allowing their children to refer to each other as niggers.

The consequences to not address those demeaning words (racist and nigger) creates the spirit of racism which should have ended decades ago, but continues to linger in this society due to our children being continually exposed to the words nigger and racist since birth. Of course racism is not only about how young black males have been reduced to refer to themselves as a nigger, but also about how white males have been reduced to think of themselves as racist due to repeated exposer to the words (racist, nigger) since birth. So now if Blacks, Whites, and others are to exist in America- the spirit of racism must end now.

To refer to any freed people as a nigger or racist undermines the achievements made in the struggle for liberty, freedom and justice in America. But although the struggle to unite as one continues, we (Americans) must realize racism is dead but the spirit of racism is alive because of the continual conditioning of our children by reference to them being racist and niggers.

For America to propel towards the future we must better understand this, America must exclude the words nigger and racist from its existence by making it a criminal offense to call someone a nigger or racist. The reason is because those words are of condemnation to America, and defamation to the character of any person. Furthermore, in order to be considered a nigger or racist, the allegations should have to be proven in court (misdemeanor offense). To do this Washington Parish should sign a petition to motivate their legislative branch of government to enact laws making it a criminal misdemeanor offense to refer to anyone as a nigger or racist without a conviction in court.

To ignite the phenomenon of the good life is to never add the claim of racism to a prejudicial event. The benefit to something so simple would be the right thing to do. Furthermore, if we as a people revisit our history, the reality would clearly prove that the American people of today haven’t displayed those same characteristics done by racist of the past, therefore white men of this era don’t deserve to be called a racist. But equally important, is that a free black society has proven to be much better than a nigger.

14. Stop ReturnofKings

The content of the website ReturnofKings (RoK) as well as their associated Facebook page promotes hate speech which is in direct contradiction of Facebook’s “Hate Speech” policies. The group contains “content that attacks people based on their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation”. It is homophobic, sexist and racist in content.

RoK’s core values include believing, promoting and advocating that:

“Women are sluts if they sleep around, but men are not. This fact is due to the biological differences between men and women.” This is degrading to women and reduces them to the status of less than a person.

“A woman’s value is mainly determined by her fertility and beauty. A man’s value is mainly determined by his resources, intellect, and character.” This is a hateful statement that is supposedly based on biology. It is misinformation and is bigoted in nature, and attacks the female gender as a whole.

The page includes articles such as:

"Why Patriarchy Is The Greatest Social System Ever Created";

"Women Belong At Home, Not At The Office"; and

““Your Son Is A Fucking Faggot”.

Such bigoted and ignorant hate speech leads to real world violence and intimidating behaviors and encourages people to adopt exclusionary and oppressive attitudes and practices.

We request that the page be removed from Facebook not only because Hate Speech provokes offense, but also because it attacks the dignity of various groups. Further, Hate Speech attempts to intimidate, marginalize and oppress particular minorities and groups, which leads these groups to question whether their dignity and social status is secure. Promotion of Hate Speech has a direct, real and tangible negative impact on groups and communities. Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia (and India) have all banned hate speech, and they remain some of the most democratic nations.

Furthermore, this page is a danger to those exposed to it and the values of Facebook as a whole."

15. Prosecute G4S for Unlawful Killing of Jimmy Mubenga

On 9 July 2013, an inquest found that Mr Jimmy Mubenga was “unlawfully killed” by G4S guards on a British Airways flight. This ruling must be implemented. Those responsible for his death must be prosecuted.

Mr Mubenga, husband and a father of five, was killed by G4S guards on a BA flight in October 2010. The three G4S guards deporting Mr Mubenga to Angola restrained him for over 40 minutes in a position known to cause asphyxia. They dismissed his suffering saying people being deported “are always like this”. The BA crew carried on with routine flight procedures while Mr Mubenga cried out for help, saying he couldn’t breathe and “They are killing me.”

The crew moved passengers to a section of the plane further away from Mr Mubenga’s pleas. The guards held him down until he died. One alarmed crew member tried to alert the pilot but was dismissed as ridiculous. At the inquest, she blew the whistle on G4S guards, exposing their lies and thuggish behaviour.

The G4S killers had racist jokes on their mobile phones, abusing Black, immigrant and Muslim people. G4S guards are offered financial incentives to keep detainees quiet – they get a bonus for a successful deportation.

If Mr Mubenga’s killers are not prosecuted then every asylum seeker’s life is at risk and every life is devalued. If these killings are not stopped, the Home Office will feel able to use companies like G4S to kill any of us.

16. South African Government Should Actively Stop Murders in the Country and Protect All Its People

It is rather concerning that the Government of South Africa seems to close its eyes to the murdering of the white people of South Africa.

I want to hear and see the Government ACTIVELY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!

17. Stop Theresa May from making immigrants homeless

In what has been widely condemned as a desperate attempt by the Conservative's to secure the anti-immigrant vote for the 2015 elections, the recent Theresa May sponsored Immigration bill includes plans to require landlords to check the immigration status of would be tenants, imposing a fine of up to £3,000 on any found letting to illegal immigrants.

Details of the bill can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/proposals-for-landlord-checks-to-tackle-illegal-migrants-renting

There are widespread concerns that this will lead to discrimination against non EU immigrants as a whole, as Landlords would prefer to err on the side of caution

BBC's Inside Out programme of Monday 14 October provides evidence that there is current practice of discrimination amongst landlords and letting agents against Afro-Carribean people, confirming fears that this would lead to further discrimination which could effectively prevent black and other minority groups from renting. Please see link to documentary http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24372509

This law will only serve to foster further discrimination and untold hardship for the individuals and families that will be affected by it, and seems such a hefty price to pay to further a political agenda.

18. Hold Governor Christie Accountable

My name is Gwendolyn Cole-Hoover, M.D., I am writing to ask for your assistance, in fact begging, you will have my sister's case investigated by the justice department in the death of my sister. Please. I wrote to you in 2009 and was given an alternate email for contact with you.

To date I have never received a response. My resolve is unyielding. My sister's death would never have occurred if the color of her skin was white. My sister was a, Black Female Professional. I will walked the halls of justice and the streets of Washington, DC to bring my sister's death to the attention of the public. You have responded to other non lethal issue. Why are you failing to respond to the death of my sister?

My sister was seeking medical treatment at Morristown Memorial Hospital and left in a body bag. In fact the doctors, Dr, Eskin, ER Physician, Morristown Memorial Hospital, gave my sister a lethal combination of medication causing her death. Dr. Leonard Moss, Dr. Rosenberg and other doctors aided and abetted a cover up. Dr. Zucker and Dr. Arora at Newark Beth Israel Hospital aided and abetted the cover up.

Dr. Ronald Suarez, Morris County Medical Examiner, without authorization to perform an autopsy, brought in Dr. Douglas C, Miller to fabricate a cause of death. Dr. Douglas C. Miller was employed at NYU at the time he fabricated a cause a death. NYU was informed of this fabrication. Dr. Miller now works at University of Missouri, the chairman was informed. Imagine how many innocent people are imprisoned because of lies by professionals aiding and abetting the prosecutors. Think of your family or friends who seek medical care at hospitals like Morristown Memorial Hospital and Newark Beth Israel Hospital and leave in a body bag. Does anyone care?

Subject: Governor Christie refuses to uphold the law related to death of a patient.

My sister was given a lethal combination of medication by doctors at Morristown Memorial Hospital that caused her death. I filed a complaint with Gov Christie's Office. He has taken no action but to continue the cover up. He refuses to meet with my family and I.

"My sister's medical records were altered. The law in New Jersey states original medical records should be available to patients or estate executors on request. I filed a complaint with Gov. Christie and to date he has refused to meet with me or uphold the law.I have supplied Gov. Christie with copies of the altered records. This is FRAUD."

Fortunately, my sister had a sister who is a physician. I will not go away, I hope you won't either. Please sign my petitions.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/governor-christie-refuses

http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-christ-christie-state-of-new-jersey-governor-christie-refuses-to-uphold-the-law-in-the-death-of-my-sister

Your immediate response is vital. Thank you in advance.

With Sincerity,

Gwendolyn Cole-Hoover, M.D.

19. Governor Christ Christies's Justice Depends on Skin Color

Governor Christies's Refusal

Dear Hon. Editor:

My name is Gwendolyn Cole-Hoover, M.D., I am writing to ask for your assistance, in fact begging, you will write the story of the my death of my sister. Please. My sister was Black Female Professional, who did not deserve to die. The doctors looked at the color of her skin and made a conscious decision that padding their billing was more important. I have asked the newspapers in the United States to print my sister's story. Unfortunately, all of them also looked at the color of her skin. I wrote letters to President Obama, Vice President Biden, Congress, Senators and others without a response. I am determine to write every newspaper in the world to ask for help. I am prepared to walk the streets in Washington, DC until my voice is heard. I beg with my heart you will print my petitions so people may sign my petitions.

My sister was seeking medical treatment at Morristown Memorial Hospital and left in a body bag. In fact the doctors, Dr, Eskin, ER Physician, Morristown Memorial Hospital, gave my sister a lethal combination of medication causing her death. Dr. Leonard Moss, Dr. Rosenberg and other doctors aided and abetted a cover up. Dr. Zucker and Dr. Arora at Newark Beth Israel Hospital aided and abetted the cover up.

Dr. Ronald Suarez, Morris County Medical Examiner, without authorization to perform an autopsy, brought in Dr. Douglas C, Miller to fabricate a cause of death. Dr. Douglas C. Miller was employed at NYU at the time he fabricated a cause a death. NYU was informed of this fabrication. Dr. Miller now works at University of Missouri, the chairman was informed. Imagine how many innocent people are imprisoned because of lies by professionals aiding and abetting the prosecutors. Think of your family or friends who seek medical care at hospitals like Morristown Memorial Hospital and Newark Beth Israel Hospital and leave in a body bag. Does anyone care?

Subject: Governor Christie refuses to uphold the law related to death of a patient.

My sister was given a lethal combination of medication by doctors at Morristown Memorial Hospital that caused her death. I filed a complaint with Gov Christie's Office. He has taken no action but to continue the cover up. He refuses to meet with my family and I.

"My sister's medical records were altered. The law in New Jersey states original medical records should be available to patients or estate executors on request. I filed a complaint with Gov. Christie and to date he has refused to meet with me or uphold the law.I have supplied Gov. Christie with copies of the altered records. This is FRAUD.

20. ASYLUM NOW FOR JACQUELINE N

Jacqueline N. is a 45 year old Lesbian and victim of torture from Uganda who is standing up for freedom and justice; she is currently under threat of deportation back to a nation where gay and Lesbian people are politically persecuted, imprisoned and murdered for being LGBT.

She fights for justice and equality openly and publicly as a member of the Movement for Justice and in various LGBTI groups. Jacqueline has sought asylum in Britain based on her sexuality, but she has received a series of refusals from a system that treats every claimant as a liar and criminal who has to prove that they are not lying. A decision by the British government to return Jacqueline to Uganda is tantamount to a death sentence.

Jacqueline has been in a relationship with another Ugandan Lesbian in Britain for 5 years, but despite this the British government refuses to acknowledge that she is a Lesbian or the reality of what she would face if deported. She was forced into an arranged marriage in Uganda to hide her sexuality. When her sexuality was exposed she was arrested and beaten up by the police, raped and imprisoned. She knows that this would be her future if the Britain deports her back to Uganda.

Jacqueline is living under the constant threat of deportation, never knowing what the next day holds - an especially excruciating experience for LGBT asylum seekers. On the 10th July the Home Office told her she no longer qualifies for support or accommodation. Britain has denied her the fundamental human rights it claims to uphold and has presented her with the alternatives of destitution or deportation.

Last year Britain co-sponsored a Joint Statement on LGBT Rights by 85 countries at the United Nations. It calls on governments like Uganda’s to end the torture of LGBT people, protect their safety and human rights, and stop treating homosexuality as a crime.

21. Open a Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman

The Death of Trayvon Benjamin Martin, 17y/o whoms life was taken February 26, 2012 in Sanford, FL. On July 13, 2013 George Zimmerman verdict was NOT GUILTY according to the 6 Jurors.

22. End poverty of mothers & children. Recognize caregiving work. Support the RISE Act and Reintroduction of the WORK Act.


  • 21.6% of US children live in poverty, more than in any other major industrialized country.
  • Mothers are the primary caregivers everywhere in the world, working to ensure the survival and wellbeing of children, families and communities.
  • Instead of recognition and support, mothers (and others with primary care responsibilities) are deprived of income and resources for this work.
  • Since Welfare Reform (TANF) was introduced in 1996, mothers must do unpaid work to ‘earn’ their benefits (Workfare).
  • Wealthy mothers can choose to raise their children full-time, mothers on Workfare must leave their children, even without childcare, or lose their benefits.
  • Workfare bypasses the minimum wage and drives down all wages, especially women’s, increasing the wage gap between women and men.
  • When mothers’ caregiving work is devalued, the children being cared for are devalued.
  • Only 36% of welfare money now goes to support families; the rest goes to state bureaucracy, and to remove children from their low-income mothers.
  • Breastfeeding among welfare mothers has decreased by 22%, and in Wisconsin, the first to introduce Welfare Reform, infant mortality has increased by 11%, and by 37% in Milwaukee's African American community.

23. Remove www.facebook.com/RIPTRAYTRAY2

They say Justice is blind, but I say it is just people who continue to close their eyes to the ills going on in our communities and in this place we call America. There is an Injustice going on and it needs to stop.

There is a facebook page circulating that is targeting Blacks and trayvon martin in particular. It has photos of his lifeless body photo-shopped where he is hanging on a tree by a noose he is propped upright and being poked at and on a slave boat, it is a DISGUSTING display and needs to be shut down.

Several people have reported the page only to be told by Facebook that is was not harassing and not in violation, there are also racial attacks and slurs being made by the creator. I am asking for us to band together and put an end to this page.

Thank you.

24. Katherine Ryan and the BBC, the Filipino community deserves an unreserved apology

This petition is asking for an unreserved apology from the BBC and Katherine Ryan over offence caused to the Filipino people over a 'joke' included in ‘Mock the Week’ which was transmitted at 10pm on 13 June.

Katherine Ryan’s comment came in the final round of the programme called "Scenes We’d Like To See".

During this segment of the show the panel of comedians are given subjects or scenarios and must provide a comedic comment on them. The first one given to the comedians in this round was “Unlikely lines from a cosmetics commercial.” Katherine said 'We don't test our cosmetics on animals, we use Filipino children'

There was no need for Katherine to mention Filipino at all, it has caused offence and we are asking for an unreserved apology!

Please therefore spend a few minutes of your time to read and sign this petition if you agree that it offended Filipinos especially our children...you are free to share and anyone is free to sign from any country. We are not forcing anyone to sign, its your choice and democratic right. Thank you

25. End racial, income & education bias in the child welfare system! Reunite Ms. Carolyn Hill with her Nieces

Defend the Hill family from racial, income, gender & education bias in the child welfare system! Sign the petition demanding DHS return two girls unjustly taken from their aunt who was their full time caregiver.

Not being a high school grad or having a GED must not used as a reason to remove children from their caregiver!

26. Clean Greece of Antisemitism and Fascism

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.606616149349995.1073741828.291433997534880&type=1

http://www.konstandaras.gr/corpsite/display/dsp_Entity.asp?en_id=2367#.UZjLj3eP6wx.facebook

27. We All Are ONE!

Take a stand with us and declare: WE ALL ARE ONE!

When you look at all of the problems facing the world today--environmental exploitation, animal cruelty, hunger, poverty, greed, war--you can see the fundamental problem: a mindset which perceives everything as separate, competing entities.

In the words of noted quantum physicist Dr. Amit Goswami:

"The ultimate disease--the root disease--is the illusory thinking that we are separate from the Whole. To heal the disease is to realize that we are Whole, that the separation is but an illusion."

The goal of this petition is to heal the world's fragmented mentality through promoting an ethical system based on the belief that everything emanates from One, Supremely Good and Beautiful Source, and, therefore, everything is essentially One.

This simple belief provides a logical basis for the pursuit of love, compassion, and respect, healing the world on a fundamental level.

This belief is so universal and so powerful, it is high time it receives its due honor and support.

So, please, take a stand with us and declare: WE ALL ARE ONE!

28. Petition Against Racism at Shell Oil Station

A recent photo circulating on Facebook shows an effigy of President Obama with a noose around his neck. In the background there is an indication that this racist expression was done onsite of a business reported to be in Orlando Florida.

29. The Time Don't Fit The Crime

In the year of 2012 alone there has been at least 10 young black African American males sentenced to do 10+ or 15+ or 20+ years not for murder, rape, assault, kidnapping, molestation, or any type of human bodily harm. They are giving this kind of time for small amounts of drugs, first time offenders with no record are gettin offered this kind of time for lesser crimes then what I stated above, so many of these young men have unfair investigation and trials in these cases, due to the fact that most of the young men families cannot afford lawyers or proper council.

They are treated unfairly in mount vernon il judicial system, this act of racism and hatred has been committed so many times until there's only elders women and children left to fend on there own, no fathers, sons, brothers, uncles or cousins. We want fairness and our family members back, time for change is now.

30. FREEDOM AND ASYLUM NOW FOR EDDIE MUBIRU

British Government threatens to deport me to face torture and death.

I am a gay victim of torture from Uganda now facing a fourth attempt by the UKBA to deport me to further persecution and torture and possible death. The UKBA is doing this even though I now have a Medico-Legal report confirming that I am a victim of torture.

In January 2011 an anti-gay mob attacked and tortured my partner and me because of our sexuality. The police came, but we were the ones arrested and thrown into a cell where we were sexually tortured by prisoners. A year later members of my family were part of a mob that attacked and set fire to my house while I was there alone.

I escaped to Britain in April this year and claimed asylum. I was put in detention and on ‘Fast Track’. I was refused, appealed and was refused again. I have twice resisted deportation.

The immigration authorities say they don’t believe I am gay and a victim of torture even though I have provided evidence from a former gay partner and a cousin who live in the UK, newspapers from Uganda with articles about me, written proof of my imprisonment and hospital treatment sent by my lawyer in Uganda, and a Report from Medical Justice in the UK, which concludes that I have “Extensive scarring, the pattern, distribution and nature of which is highly consistent with” my account of the torture and “Many signs of deteriorating mental health.”
Now the UKBA plans to deport me to Uganda on Monday 3rd September.

I MUST STAY. I MUST BE RELEASED FROM DETENTION & GRANTED ASYLUM. I MUST BE FREE TO LIVE AND LOVE AS THE PERSON I AM, SAFE FROM THE THREAT OF PERSECUTION.

Eddie Mubiru
Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

(This petition was launched by Movement for Justice by any means necessary, building the fight for immigrant rights, freedom and dignity, and speaking the truth about racism and homophobia, inside and outside the detention centres.)