Pablo: This Revived Thread is supposed to be for NON-GLBT issues!
That's OK. Here is one, for US Citizens:[Actually, since it's a Care2 Petition, ANYONE can sign, who wants to.]
.TAKE ACTION NOW! Cancel Columbus Day - It's Time to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Nationwide
- Fighting Anti-gay Laws: Whenever politicians around the world try to propose laws that deny rights to gay, lesbian, bi and trans people, All Out is there. This year alone thousands of All Out members joined their voices together to counter anti-gay laws from US state Virginia to Northern Ireland. Join the campaign to fight an anti-gay law in Northern Ireland here: go.allout.org/en/a/northern-ireland
- Marriage Equality: In most countries around the world, the right to marry who you love is denied to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. Together with local partners, All Out members are fighting for the right to marry: from France to Peru and Ireland. In France in 2013, over 325,000 of us took action asking the French government to support equality – and we won! Check out our campaign in France: go.allout.org/en/a/egalite_maintenant
- Anti-gay 'Cures' in China: Last year, over 100,000 of us joined together to support a young man in China who had undergone a dangerous ‘treatment’ which claimed it could ‘cure’ him from being gay. We asked the World Health Organization to speak out agains these anti-gay ‘cures’, and the WHO in China agreed to meet with our friend. The WHO still hasn't spoken out – join the campaign: go.allout.org/en/a/end-gay-cures-china
- Olympics in Russia: The anti-gay propaganda laws passed in Russia resulted in a rise in violence against gay and lesbian people around the country. During our Sochi Olympics campaign, over 1 million people globally took action. More than 50 All Out members delivered a 300,000 strong petition to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). After years of work from All Out and its allies, the IOC announced that it would be changing its host city contract, to ensure host cities cannot discriminate against against lesbian, gay and bi people. Check one of our Russia campaigns here: go.allout.org/en/a/russia_silenced
1st Nations leaders jailed because they do not want their land and water polluted by uranium!
Subject: Save the Internet -- Support Net Neutrality
Did you know that powerful cable and phone companies want to censor the information we can get over the internet...and slow down or block web content that they don't agree with? If you go to the URL below you can learn about the principle of "Net Neutrality" and why it's important that we speak up now.
Please have a look and take action.
Here is the petition to sign. Although freedom of speech is precious, places do not need to support hate fests of any kind.
Also here is a video so you can see what they are like.
when you see a street person begging how many time's did you think " why don't you get a job " well we're trying all we need is a litle help, not spare change, a "job"
odd jobs, fulltime anything....
if you help somebody today, it might stop that person from doing something stupid tomorrow.
Sentenced to death: Afghan who dared to read about women's rights
A young man, a student of journalism, is sentenced to death by an Islamic court for downloading a report from the internet. The sentence is then upheld by the country's rulers. This is Afghanistan – not in Taliban times but six years after "liberation" and under the democratic rule of the West's ally Hamid Karzai. The fate of Sayed Pervez Kambaksh has led to domestic and international protests, and deepening concern about erosion of civil liberties in Afghanistan. He was accused of blasphemy after he downloaded a report from a Farsi website which stated that Muslim fundamentalists who claimed the Koran justified the oppression of women had misrepresented the views of the prophet Mohamed.
PLEASE CIRCULTE WIDELY!
HELLO: I AM NOT SURE IF I HAVE TO POST THIS PETITION HERE. BUT HERE IT IS, PLEASE READ AND SIGN IT
There is no reason for this petition to have such low number of signatures (only 432), when the goal is 10.000.
Let's show we care, let's show we cannot aprove the inhumane treatment China and Vietnam apply to the moon bears.
Please, sign this petition and forward to as many as possible.
My dear friends,
I can't understand, we are over 8 million people on this site.
Then how important issues like this - the fate of moon bears - have a few signatures - mine and yours and other's few who really care.
I see the "click to donate" which is always on the screen (so very available), still, for every cause I see hundreds, in the best cases thousands of clicks...from 8 milions people...
I'm totally dissapointed.
Let's do something at least with these petitions.
Thank you, my friends, for all you're doing.
Same as ever,
- 4 minutes ago - all-creatures.org
Read the article if you want and then in the 1st comment, Mark provides a petition if you want to sign it.
life before death, not for poor people 12:31 PM
We are a HIV positive same sex couple living in Canada because our marriage is legal in Canada - one of us suffers from schizophrenia as well.
We both suffer from poverty. At the moment we are in a life and death struggle with our landlord - he feels we should build and renovate his property and pay him for that priviledge.
We are trying to establish an art gallery/coffee house - space, and we live illegally in the back, our rent is 1,700$ per month plus....yes we are mad we must be.
The area that we live in is not that far from the US border - the home prices are, on average $300 000 for a modest two bedroom home - if you can find it.
statistics Canada has just given our area a 0% vacancy rate. There are people sleeping in Vans and cars, some even in the bush to avoid the one faith-based shelter here. A faith-based shelter that is supported by the government, I might add.
It seems that without money, and lots of it, you are doomed to an existence of misery and hardship. I'm reminded of a book written by George Orwell, i forget the title, but it was the one where he predicted that the government would sponsor lotteries wherin the winners would gain a sense of freedom and this would placate the masses there is only 1 , 2, or 3 winners per draw and sometimes none.
It is very odd that we should have to live an entire lifetime most likely doing something we really don't enjoy until we are 65, and possibly near death. I don't know if it has always been as it is - or if we have created a society of torture. It astounds me sometimes when I drive around town and I see the varying degrees of wealth - on the one hand you have someone living in a trailer with barely a door attached and a few miles away you have a huge mansion on several acres of land. And it would make you wonder how this sort of polarization can even exist in a fair society.
In any case, we publish the urban survivor, and we run a website, www.stompouthate.org, we need creative people to help us build a non-partisan,ecumenical organization that will actually do something other than pay lip service and administrator's salaries.
We are determined to do this. In 2005 I was admitted to a local hospital with a ruptured appendix. The doctors kept asking us if we were HIV positive, at the time we did not know. We were asked if we wanted to be tested and we said no. They tested us anyway but that's another story.
As I was recoving in ICU, the nurse said to me that my "life was a sin and abomination to God" and she proceeded to prostelytize and minister to me to a point that I actually was agreeing to her. You see they had to know that we were gay because my partner suffers from schizophrenia and I didn't want him to leave the hospital alone and I was too sick to make up a grand story. We/I did lodge a complaint with the human rights tribunal. It is online to this day.
During this ordeal we/i approached many of the organizations that i thought would be able to help us as the health authority had retained a high-priced law firm to defend this nurse and themselves. In this quest we found most organizations to be self-indulgent in their own agendas if not over-extended and a lot of them having faith-based agendas which would have contradicted their biblical beliefs had they assisted us, we are the Urban Survivor, we are at http://www.stompouthate.org.
We would also publically like to thank Lonnie Gordon for her offer of support. Ms. Gordon is a successful Black American singer/dancer/artist
but we need all the help we can get, thankyou for your time...
You can take action on this important cause too by visiting http://www.one.org/ontherecord
For the last two years, she's been asking the US government to hold the perpetrators accountable, but the men who raped her may never be brought to justice because Halliburton and other contractors in Iraq aren't subject to US or Iraqi laws.
I just signed a petition urging Congress to investigate the rape of Jamie Leigh Jones, hold those involved accountable, and bring US contractors under the jurisdiction of US law. Can you join me at the link below?
You do not have to be from WA to sign this. Many people from many states have already signed on. This takes you to the sign page but investigate the home page and see what is happening.
I just signed an emergency petition trying to save the crucial climate change talks in Bali, Indonesia right now by telling the US, Canada and Japan to stop blocking an agreement. You can sign it here:
Almost all countries have agreed to cut rich country carbon emissions by 2020--which scientists say is crucial to stop catastrophic global warming, and will also help bring China and the developing world onboard. But with just 24 hours left in the conference, the US and its close allies Canada and Japan have rejected any mention of such cuts.
We can't let three governments hold the world hostage and block agreement on this desperate issue.
There's still 24 hours left to turn this around - click below to sign the petition - it will be delivered direct to summit delegates, through stunts and in media advertisements, so our voices will actually be heard. But we need a lot of us, fast, to join in if we're going to make a difference. Just click on the link to add your name:
Here is an easy way to show support for striking entertainment writers who want their fair share of entertainment profits that they create!
Redefine Christmas or any other holiday that encourages spending beyond one's means, crass consumerism, & unnecessary stress!
A great way to find many charities you might not have known about & to ask friends and families to forgo getting you another overpriced gift and instead give the gift of kindness and compassion!
I wonder, does anyone know if there are other types of games that donate needed resources based on scores?
So okey, maybe not to that extend but you get my drift.
I also signed the petition with deadline at 13th December.
Here are other petitions coming:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/477616584 -click to stop aerial hunting for wolves.
There are couple more about protecting dolphins and whales in Japan:
And this ones goal is to help giraffes:
Hope I didn't put too much and you will still sign them.
Copied from another site:
"An easy way to help any organization or any other cause you care about is through a new Yahoo!-powered search engine and online shopping mall and called GoodSearch.com. GoodSearch will make a donation to your favorite charity or school every time you search the internet and every time you purchase something at one of their partner merchants (including Target, Gap, ebay, Macy’s, BestBuy, Barnes & Noble and hundreds more)! It doesn't cost you a thing — the money comes from the advertisers and the stores.
The more people who use this site, the more money will go to those in need. So please spread the word to your friends and family.
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Terry L. wv food stamps 8:29 AM
This post was modified from its original form on 29 Nov, 8:42
A new bill that would ensure this does not continue is gaining momentum in Congress, and lawmakers need to hear from civilians who support it. We can help our nations' veterans on this critical issue.
Please take a minute to send a message to your representatives, and tell them you support this bill. and Veterans of America has made it easy - just visit www.iava.org
Great idea to have a seperate place for petitions!
This link leads to a link to the petition and other background info regarding the prosecution/persecution of Tammy Grimes for rescuing a clearly dying dog: