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10 months ago

Petition: 2-Day Holiday Idaho Killing "Derby" Targets Wolves & Coyotes, Federal Agencies Ignore Laws re: Killing Contests on Federal Lands - signed and shared

10 months ago

Hi my precious friends this is a petition for our loving wolves .

Please sign if you haven't already done so.    

Thank you all for your help and support 

https://www.change.org/petitions/2-day-holiday-idaho-killing-derby-targets-wolves-coyotes-federal-agencies-ignore-laws-re-killing-contests-on-federal-lands

11 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and support Susan! Thank you too Roxy for your great help with all the greek petitions. Please I would be glad to help you too!

OH goody! nice update and I have that Greece stuff to add
11 months ago

oh my, I was flooded by wolf stuff for 3 days.. going to finally get away from the dire wolf news and see what the rest of the world is up to, Kate I have Greece stuff for you ( if I can find it now UGH)..#looking

11 months ago

Kate, I truly hope the petition does some good and that all will work out for the people of Greece. 

11 months ago

Hello friends
Just wanted to inform you about the situation regarding the auctions in Greece. The E.K.P.I.Z.O organization which organized the petition collecting the signatures today surrendered the petition to the Vice President of the Greek Parliament. Showing that way the reaction of the greek people to all this unreasonable demands of the banks and responsible of the Monetary Fun.
We hope that our voice, the voices of 131.200 people who signed this urgent petition will be heard at the end
Thank you all my dear friends for your help and support.

11 months ago

 I am finally up to date thank you all so much

 Peace

 Rose

11 months ago

Morgan,
you took action on December 07, 2013

11 months ago

Petition: Stop the Extermination of Wolves - signed and shared

save the Gray wolf
11 months ago

One more please!!
I could not sign it. It's for US only, so i am going to ask help from my US friends
Thank you all again for your great help and support



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11 months ago

It is so sad indeed Susan. Thank you for your support and help my dear friend

11 months ago

Petition: Justice for Amanda Todd - signed and shared

It's so sad that young people who have their whole life ahead of them succumb to bullying. She was such a beautiful girl. More than likely, had she made it to adulthood, she would have looked back on this whole experience as one of learning. It's just so sad. I also wonder about her being put on anti-depressants and how that may have played into her downward spiral ending with her suicide. It sounded like what she really needed more than anything else was a friend.

The video was no longer available as FB took it down as it violated their policy. Mighty strange since they allow so many horrible things to show up on FB without them doing a thing.

hi firends
11 months ago

Dear Friends
My friend Borg sent me this one about bullying , which cost the life of a poor girl please read it and sign
thank you all for your kindness
http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/amanda%20todd
petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/713/698/060/justice-for-amanda-todd/


This post was modified from its original form on 03 Dec, 4:17

11 months ago

Thank you sweetie

11 months ago

My heart goes out to you Kate and all the peoples of Greece who are hurting so terribly.

11 months ago

All petitions signed. Thank you Susan and Roxy for your support to the Greek people

11 months ago

All of the petitions have been signed and shared and I believe all articles have also been shared.

It's extremely sad to see the harsh realities that people are facing as a result of the economic meltdown and the austerity measures put into place by the very wealthy, who fancy themselves to be job creators and more knowledgeable in the ways of world economies than true economists. 

I keep wondering what it's going to take before people, particularly in America, wake up to what's going on in Europe, and consequently right here at home. My real concern is for the lies that are so prevalent, particularly in government and in media. It should be a crime to push propagandous and scurrilous lies like they are absolute truths, but yet, it's apparently perfectly okay. When did this become accepted? There are not multiple truths. Why is it not okay for the lies and the liars to be called out? If we can not somehow fix this one problem, we are lost.


Petition!: Financial Transaction Tax!
11 months ago

Implement the FTT now!

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http://www.financialtransactiontax.eu/

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Send this statement to the 11 heads of state and government and to the finance ministers.

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Stick with your promises and implement the FTT now!

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Don´t let the financial industry make the rules! Stick to your promises and implement the FTT now!

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Stop the watering down of the FTT and implement it now!

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Article: 'We Interrupt This (Anti-Austerity) Broadcast': Police Raid Greece's Occupied TV Station
11 months ago

'We Interrupt This (Anti-Austerity) Broadcast': Police Raid Greece's Occupied TV Station

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http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/07-4

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Workers and supporters react after police fired tear gas near ERT's headquarters. (Photo: AP/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Greek riot police raided the country's shuttered ERT public broadcasting station headquarters on Thursday, cutting off journalist Nikos Tsimbidas mid-broadcast as he reported from the scene of a five-month-long occupation led by former workers

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“Believe me, it's a shocking experience to be on the mic with two platoons of riot police surrounding the live broadcasting booth,” he said on air, the Independent reports. “We are being removed, I've just been informed that it appears orders have been given for me to stop talking.”

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The police violently removed approximately 50 former workers and detained at least four people, according to a police spokesman, with Tsimbidas among them.

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Meanwhile, police fired teargas against the reported 300 people who gathered outside of the station chanting in support of those under siege inside.

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Journalists have continued to transmit broadcasts over the internet for the five months since their station went dark, but after the raid, the station went silent.

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The eviction appears an attempt to snuff out an ongoing demonstration that has become a flashpoint of public opposition to harsh austerity measures driven by the Greek government at the behest of its IMF and EU lenders.

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The conservative-led Greek government sparked public outrage in June when it suddenly shuttered the ERT station—the country's only publicly funded station—and fired its 2,656 workers, as part of its anti-austerity agenda. The closure prompted mass protests including a series of labor strikes backed by Greece's biggest unions.

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The government's plan to restructure ERT has been denounced as "violent" by the Democratic Left party, which quit the ruling coalition in protest of the closure.

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Maria Margaronis, writing for The Nation, says the violent raid of protesting journalists exposes Greece's slide into authoritarianism as austerity and poverty grip the country. She writes, "The image is the message: platoons of armoured representatives of the state evicting a few dozen journalists and locking the doors with handcuffs."

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Before he was cut off, Tsimbidas called for a "magnificent demonstration, not just for ERT, not for our jobs, but for democracy itself, against…this virulent repression, this rewind through decades, for all the things we should have stood up for but couldn’t…"

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Petition: People’s Petition Against Austerity – Sign now!
11 months ago

People’s Petition Against Austerity – Sign now!

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http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/2012/10/peoplespetition/

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The Coalition of Resistance has launched this petition along with the list of initial signatories in a letter to the Guardian on 18 October. It will be handed in to Downing Street in June 2013 when we will be hosting a People’s Assembly Against Austerity. Full details to come soon. Please ask everyone to sign. Click here to download a printable version for street stalls, to take around your workplace, friends family etc.

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“The failed policies of the politicians and the bankers caused the financial crisis. Spending cuts are driving us into poverty. An economic alternative is essential to protect ordinary people, and to save the NHS and welfare state.

The government should:

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  1. 1) Stop cuts and halt privatisation;
  2. 2) Tax the millionaires and big business;
  3. 3) Drop the debt, and put the banks under democratic control;
  4. 4) Invest in jobs, homes, public services and the environment.”

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Pledge Support! : The People's Assembly Against Austerity
11 months ago

Pledge Support

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http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/pledge-support/

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We encourage trade union branches, anti-cuts groups, student unions, community campaigns and individuals to pledge support for the People’s Assembly. Put the model resolution to your branch or group and add the name of the organisation below. We advise you register delegates early

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11 months ago

Thank you so much Roxy for all your support .So signed all

Petition: Support the Anti-Fascist Struggle in Greece !
11 months ago

Support the Anti-Fascist Struggle in Greece!

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http://www.change.org/petitions/support-the-anti-fascist-struggle-in-greece

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Around midnight on the 17th of September in Amfiali, a working class district of Piraeus, Pavlos Fyssas, a 34 year old musician, anti-fascist and community organizer, was stabbed to death by a gang of neo-Nazis, members of Golden Dawn. Pavlos was from a working class family, and, like his father, a member of the Metalworkers Union employed in the Perama Industrial Zone.

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Support the Anti-Fascist Struggle in Greece

Petition! Put bankers behind bars!
11 months ago

Put bankers behind bars!

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http://www.avaaz.org/en/bankers_behind_bars_f/?dbsp857

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The European Commission, European Parliament and Member States:

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As citizens concerned about the wave of banking crises that are affecting our economies and our livelihoods, we call on you to take action to ensure that bankers are held responsible. This can only be done by introducing strong legislation against market abuse, including criminal sanctions for bankers who ride roughshod over regulations or break our laws.

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Article: Greece: Extremism and Austerity
11 months ago

Greece: Extremism and Austerity

http://blogs.wsj.com/eurocrisis/2013/09/19/greece-extremism-and-austerity/?KEYWORDS=greece+austerity

ATHENS—A recent wave of politically motivated violence—culminating in the killing of a left-wing rapper Wednesday morning—has shocked Greece and once again stoked fears about civil unrest in Europe’s most indebted country.

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But for Greece’s government, struggling to implement a tough reform agenda demanded by international creditors, the latest problems on the street may be a blessing in disguise.

On Sunday, senior representatives from euro zone nations and the International Monetary Fund that finance the country’s €246 billion ($332.6 billion) bailout are due in Athens to decide on whether Greece is doing enough to earn its next batch of aid.

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Beyond focusing on regular agenda items, such as monthly budget data and reforms efforts, talks may shift to how much more austerity political leaders can introduce as emotions run high in the country following Wednesday’s killing by a self professed member of the country’s far right Golden Dawn party.

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The incident has prompted local newspapers to talk about the “monster of fascism threatening democracy” and the country slipping steadily towards chaos while the ultranationalists enjoy strong support in the recession ravaged country.

After entering parliament for the first time last year, Golden Dawn—which bears a Nazi like emblem on its flags and is known for its extremist anti-immigrant views—is the only party to see a rise in popularity on the back of its jobs-for-Greeks and anti-bailout rhetoric.

Now, say analysts, the government can press for softer bailout terms on the grounds that the country’s economic woes are pushing up support for Golden Dawn.

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“This is a very strong weapon for Samaras, showing that Greek society is at its limits,” said Aristides Hatzis, an associate professor of law, economic and legal theory at the University of Athens. “It would be a massive defeat for the Europeans if we have continued civil unrest in Greece—a much bigger defeat than Greece being kicked out of the euro.”

It remains to be seen whether Greece’s international creditors will provide the country with some slack.

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Euro-zone leaders have repeatedly stressed that Athens must stick to promised reforms in order to tap any further assistance as it is widely expected to do.

Other experts say that a step back by international creditors would put at risk Greece’s adjustment program and could be seen as an act of intervention in the country’s domestic affairs.

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“If international creditors ease the measures, it will be almost as if they are sharing responsibility for the current political and social climate in Greece,” said John Dimakis, from STR, a political consultancy in Athens.

Regardless of the outcome, the next few months in Greece will be the “most politically sensitive,” said Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at a conference earlier this week in Athens entitled “Democracy under pressure.”

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“This will be the last chance for populism and extremism to try to derail the whole process. And they (populists and extremists) will do—believe me—everything possible to undermine any achievement of this country,” he said.

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This post was modified from its original form on 22 Nov, 7:00
Article: The State of Anti-Austerity Struggles in Greece
11 months ago

The State of Anti-Austerity Struggles in Greece

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http://newpol.org/content/state-anti-austerity-struggles-greece

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In recent years Greece has come to exemplify the attempt of capitalist elites to respond to the global capitalist crisis through an attack on the rights and living standards of workers and ordinary citizens around the world. As the brutality of this attack has been nowhere as pronounced as it is in Greece and as it has understandably given rise to a strong (though not strong enough up to this point) popular response, Greece has received a lot of attention from capitalists, workers, and concerned citizens the world over.

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The importance of Greece as a test case for the attempt to solve neoliberalism’s crisis by entrenching the neoliberal model even further is amplified by the historic presence in Greece of a strong Left, with a long tradition of militant social struggles. This history suggests that if capitalist elites get away with imposing shock therapy as the response to the current crisis in Greece, there is no reason why they cannot follow the same recipe everywhere else.

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In fact, they have started to do so, both in Europe and beyond. And, as they do so, other European countries are increasingly coming to realize that Greece is their future, if the austerity programs imposed on them are allowed to run their natural course. Country after country in the European periphery finds itself in a deepening recession, with unemployment rates breaking one record after another and young people beginning to migrate in droves. This social devastation is, however, also accompanied by mounting resistance. By now, anti-austerity resistance is mounting around the Southern European periphery, encompassing even countries, like Portugal, which until recently were portrayed by mainstream media as being much more stoic in the face of austerity than Greece. In short, Europe and the world are faced with the prospect of prolonged social and class conflict. It is the outcome of this conflict that will determine the way the current crisis is resolved.

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READ ON.............

Article:More austerity, more struggle in Greece
11 months ago

More austerity, more struggle in Greece

http://www.workers.org/articles/2013/11/14/austerity-struggle-greece/

A homeless person sleeps in front shuttered shop due to crisis at the upscale Voukourestiou street in Athens on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Greece battles a sixth year of recession and high unemployment from austerity measures in exchange for ongoing rescue loans from International Monetary Fund and the other 16 European Union countries that use the euro. (Petros Giannakouris)

From the night of Nov. 10 to early the next morning, protesters filled Athen’s Syntagma Square in front of the Greek parliament. Syriza, the left party with the largest number of seats and votes in parliament, had filed a censure motion against the government and called its supporters to come out in support.

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The protesters hit the government because it had seized by force the premises of ERT, the Greek public radio and television service a week earlier. The workers had rightfully taken hold of their workplace last June after the government fired them.

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The government majority held; only one of its members split to vote for the censure motion. Had it won, the government would have fallen

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The government is under enormous pressure over its harsh and vindictive austerity, and seizing ERT gives it an even stronger propaganda monopoly with which to influence public opinion in Greece.

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On Nov. 6, the “Troika” (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and the European Commission) came to examine Greece’s accounts and approve its plans for future cuts. The three Greek trade union confederations called a general strike that day. GSEE, the confederation of private sector employees, and ADEDY, the public sector confederation, both have ties to some of the parties in the current government. But if they don’t go along with a strike called by PAME, the labor confederation connected to the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), they risk losing influence.

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This was the fifth general strike this year and the 39th since austerity was imposed following the collapse of the Greek economy in 2010. Greek workers see a general strike as an affirmation of their resistance to the austerity that the Troika imposed on them for the $323 billion bailouts the Greek government received to pay off the big European banks.

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Due to torrential rains in Athens on Nov. 6, GSEE and ADEDY called off their march. PAME broke out umbrellas and raincoats, marching behind a banner that read “Hold your head high, strength comes from the organization, hope from the struggle.” While PAME is willing to march and strike with the other two confederations, it is still very critical of their attitudes and alliances. (KKE website, Nov. 7)

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The three confederations did bring out 10,000 people in Salonika, Greece’s second largest city, and in hundreds of other cities throughout Greece

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The KKE summed up Nov. 6: “The strike mobilizations organized by PAME in Athens and dozens of cities all over the country were particularly successful and had a mass character. Workers, pensioners, young people, students, school-students, women and unemployed condemned the new anti-worker and anti-people measures which have been passed and state their determination to fight against those that will be introduced in the future.”

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The current austerity policies have been a disaster for Greece’s economy. It is in the sixth year of a deep recession; official unemployment is around 28 percent and over 50 percent for youths between 16 and 25. Economic output has declined every year for the past five years.

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Greeks are nearly 40 percent poorer than five years ago, with disposable incomes down by a third since the country fell into recession. (Hellenic Statistical Authority)

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The Greek government and ruling class collaborate with the Troika to impose austerity on the Greek workers, who are defiantly showing they won’t accept this pain without a fight.

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11 months ago

Signed Kate! This is terrible! I hope the government of Greece will grow a heart and show some compassion! Thank you for making us aware of this!

11 months ago

Petition signed and shared - Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.

we say no auctions in Greece
11 months ago
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https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ohi_stoys_pleistiriasmoys_akiniton_ton_yperhreomenon_Ellinon_3/?mobile=1


Hi friends here is one for Greece.
Translation
We say No at auctions of indebted households by the banks in Greece. The banks are willing to throw people out of their homes because they can't pay their loan doces. Due to financial crisis people are struggling with unemployment and they only ask a postponing of 3 years. Please help us

Thank you my dear friends for your love and support



This post was modified from its original form on 19 Nov, 10:43