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The Petition Thread

Postby cooran » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:04 pm

Hello all,

A request has been made to have one thread where members can list current Petitions they are enthusiastic about.

This thread is not for discussion - simply for giving a link to where an appropriate Petition can be viewed and signed.

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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby cooran » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:54 pm

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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby cooran » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:04 pm

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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:03 am

Excellent thread Chris.
This is a good and interesting idea.

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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:19 pm

Radiation 15,000 times superior to the Hiroshima bomb will be released if not stopped. Please sign. (Thank you Michael)

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action ... n_KEY=8598
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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:15 am

Petition to call on african leaders to defend the continuing existence of the international court in Africa.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/justice_for_africa_icc/
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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:27 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote:Petition to call on african leaders to defend the continuing existence of the international court in Africa.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/justice_for_africa_icc/

+1
I was going to add that one but you got there first.

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Re: The Petition Thread

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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby suriyopama » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:55 am

Dear friends,

On 11 July, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon derecognized the staff unions representing the organization's 65,000 staff, many working in dangerous locations and war zones. He now refuses to negotiate on safety and security, welfare and conditions of service. This comes against a background of 555 staff attacked and 200 killed in the last ten years and in an organization supposed to uphold international human rights and labour rights conventions. If the UN stops applying these to its own staff, why should governments bother to uphold worker rights? The UN's staff unions are campaigning for Ban Ki-moon to reverse his decision by the end of the year.

Campaigns to send a message to Ban Ki-moon:

UN derecognizes staff unions, refuses to negotiate
http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=1958
Email Ban Ki-moon now ! | act.equaltimes.org
http://act.equaltimes.org/un


For further information:

https://www.facebook.com/unstaffunions

Campaign for Trade Union Freedom » UN Staff In Union Rights Battle With Ban Ki-moon
http://www.tradeunionfreedom.co.uk/un-attacks-its-own-staffs-employment-rights/
Ban Ki-Moon Accused of Union-Busting at UN - Working In These Times
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/15567/u.n._workers_fighting_for_their_own_rights_at_work/
PSI calls for international support for United Nations workers
http://www.world-psi.org/en/psi-calls-international-support-united-nations-workers-rights
Trades Union Congress - TUC backs union rights at the UN
http://www.tuc.org.uk/international/tuc-22535-f0.cfm
UN workers’ collective bargaining rights: now you can have a say | STRONGER UNIONS
http://strongerunions.org/2013/09/14/un-workers-collective-bargaining-rights-now-you-can-have-a-say/
Ian Manborde: Securing a Defence for Workers on the Frontline
http://ianmanborde.blogspot.ch/2013/09/securing-defence-for-workers-on.html

International Federation of Musicians (FIM)- Workers' rights questioned at the UN
http://www.fim-musicians.org/posts/un-collective-agreements

The rights of all workers around the world are on the stake, and the ILO is on the verge of losing its credibility! :toilet:

The mainstream media is not informing about this matter. So far only the International Trade Unions seem to be concerned. You can kindly help by sharing this information in other forums where you participate.

Thank You for your solidarity! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby cooran » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:41 am

Workers Rights in Qatar - No World Cup without Workers rights!

http://rerunthevote.org/
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Prevent fade of democracy & rise of corporate hegemony

Postby Sekha » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:38 am

I just received this email, and I think it is worthwhile to have a look on it and take steps

The nuclear power industry is suing Germany because it's phasing out its unpopular nuclear power stations. Tobacco giant Philip Morris is suing Australia for billions of dollars in lost profits because the government took action to reduce teenage smoking. And pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is suing Canada for $500 million, just because Canada has laws to keep essential drugs affordable.

Worst of all, these cases are happening in secret international courts to which only corporations have access.

Now, details are leaking of two global trade pacts that would massively expand the power of corporations to sue our governments. Countries in the EU to the US and from Australia to Canada are negotiating right now -- and some could be just days from signing up.

Thousands of corporate lobbyists are helping to write these secret pacts -- but the public isn't allowed to see them. Global governments know that the public won't like these corporate power grabs, so they're hoping to keep them under the radar until it's too late to stop them. But if we can raise our voices now, we can expose these corporate charters and kill the deals forever.

Our governments are meeting right now to lock a deal. Sign the petition to demand they reject any secret treaties that massively increase the power of corporations in our democracies.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are called trade deals, but both are corporate wish-lists aimed at attacking everything from environmental protections to affordable medicines to internet freedoms. Worst, they give corporations impunity from governments or citizens that want to reign in their power.

In fact, they're probably the most important international treaties you’ve never heard of. The TTIP involves the US and 28 EU member states, while the TPP is being negotiated between the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and other Pacific countries -- making these pacts truly global in scope.

There's lots wrong with the these trade deals, but the unaccountable systems they would set up to allow corporations to sue governments are one of the most frightening. If they are signed, future laws designed to protect consumers, our health, and our environment could be overturned in secret courts by corporations that claim the laws harm their profits -- and there is nothing we or our elected governments could do to stop them.

Corporate lobbyists and government insiders are keeping the text of the deals secret because they know that if the full details got out into public view, we wouldn't like what we saw. But we already know enough through leaks to know they are really bad. We can't let them sail through without public scrutiny. If we raise a storm now, we can expose the TTIP and TPP for what they are, and make it politically untouchable.

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read and sign this

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Re: The Petition Thread

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Re: The Petition Thread

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:21 pm

I must make a conscious effort to publish these more often. This one is for Brazil to give political asylum to Snowden:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/send_snowden_home_loc/?tHXuhbb
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Re: The Petition Thread

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