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Cal
- 841 days ago - gopetition.com
As a citizen of the world, I support the legal battles of the Greek people and ask the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to immediately activate procedures, to investigate the crimes being perpetrated in Greece and bring to trial anybod



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Cal Mendelsohn (979)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 6:28 pm
Posted with thanks to Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:54 pm
Signed
 

Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:01 pm


Thnx for posting hun!

 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 9:53 pm
Done. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 2:24 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 3:36 am
S & N
Thank you
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:28 am
signed and noted
 

Judy C. (106)
Friday May 4, 2012, 6:12 am
Signed. Thanks Cal.
 

Penelope P. (222)
Friday May 4, 2012, 6:22 am
Would help if one knew which crimes exactly this refered to
 

. (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 6:41 am
Noted Cal - can you tell me where I can read more about this story?
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday May 4, 2012, 8:58 am
thanks
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Friday May 4, 2012, 8:58 am
noted, signed and shared
 

Taylor isMyName (32)
Friday May 4, 2012, 10:21 am
Signature #467... thank you, Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 11:17 am
Congratulations. You have successfully signed the petition:

Save democracy in Greece ! Save the cradle of western civilization!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 12:46 pm
What crimes? Which criminals? What kind of stupid petition is this?
 

Kat H. (36)
Friday May 4, 2012, 1:28 pm
Done thanks!
 

Joe R. (189)
Friday May 4, 2012, 1:37 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:00 pm
Signed and noted with thanks to Cal & Cher.
Hope to be reading more about Greece.

 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:01 pm
Noted and signed with many thanks Cal & Cher.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:15 pm
Thanks for posting. I've shared.
 

Michela m. (3869)
Friday May 4, 2012, 7:15 pm
Save democracy in Greece ! Save the cradle of western civilization!
You are signer #527
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Friday May 4, 2012, 8:07 pm
Signed.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday May 4, 2012, 9:10 pm
Thanks Cal--signed and sent.
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 1:52 am
Like many of you, I would also like to sign a petition that would put the world's political and economic elites on trial for crimes against society and nature. They certainly deserve it: while giving austerity to people they are themselves living a life of luxury, some even extremely so. It is disturbing that those we have elected to take care of our common interest will just squander money and apply policies that are based on ideologies rather that social and environmental facts. I am here of course thinking about the globalization of the neo-liberal policies, which have given tremendous wealth to the political and economic elites, while causing social and environmental crises. There is no doubt in my mind that these individuals deserve to be scrutinized, tried in some way for mismanagement of our funds, and many should leave office giving space for balanced leaders who can be concerned about public interests rather than their own selfish issues. The question is then how do we go about it. It is not only a Greek problem, it is global.

I found the following articles about how politicians deal with the current economic situation in Spain and Greece, which I consider highly unethical, at least it is certainly not appropriate:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-scandalised-as-wealth-of-millionaire-politicians-is-revealed-2352231.html

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2011/12/20/greek-mps-wealth-declarations-published-on-internet-sigh/

Moreover, the politicians are getting as rich as the economic elites. Have a look at this list:
http://www.worlds-luxury-guide.com/Luxury-News/433295/List-Worlds-Richest-Politicians

Just to point out: Sonia Gandhi of India is worth the max of 19 billion USD, and she lives in a country where poverty and hunger is rampant. Vladimir Putin from Russia is on max. 40 billion USD and Russia had recently the dubious honor to be the country with most unhappy people.

However unethical these people behave, I doubt if the International Criminal Court is the right place to send them. As I understand it the ICC is for crimes against humanity, like the recent successful trial of Charles Taylor and others, who have committed war crimes. It is as far as I know not the place to refer financial mismanagement (or crimes.)

However, that does not mean we cannot try our politicians for their mismanagement. Iceland is the best example of a country where action has been taken against politicians. Icelandís former PM has been standing trial for failing to prevent and thus being responsible for their serious financial crises. You can read the latest information here:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/04/201242374625192888.html

As far as I know they could not find proof of negligence. Hence, the legal system seems not to help us in such situations either. This means that our legal system also does not work in public favor.

Consequently something is terribly wrong with our political and legal systems. We trusted the politicians with our money and they have failed us. Rather than bringing social well-being they brought along social crises. We also trusted that we had a judicial system that would take care of any political and economic mismanagement, but also that has failed us.

Conclusively, it is time to demolish our current parliamentarian democracy, where we delegate far too much power to some few people. It seems that the human psychology cannot deal with so much power. Instead of caring about the public interest they develop greedy and selfish actions. Instead we need a democratic system where more people are in control. It must include decentralization of power and communal ownership of natural and financial resources.

Direct Democracy is a model where people vote directly for policies, rather than leaving it to their elected political representatives. It came from Greece. Perhaps it is time that Greece re-installs Direct Democracy, so that the rest of us can learn from their experience and follow suit.

Thank Cal and Cher for posting. However, I cannot put my name on a petition that is as such not relevant. But anytime I would take great pleasure in signing a petition for demolishing parliamentarian democracy and installing either Direct Democracy or any other form of face-to-face democracy, where the people choose their own quality of life.
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 1:58 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 2:33 pm
N&S
 

Liliana D. (124)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 2:33 pm
signed, thanks Cal
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 3:19 pm
Signed. Thank you, Cal.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 5:30 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Mike and Janis B. (7)
Monday May 7, 2012, 3:23 pm
Yes crimes by politicians should be brought to account. But shouldn't the people also participate in doing their part for society. Greek in Greece unlike those who left are among the most culpable people in that they couldn't care about society and don't pay their due. To pay taxes for anything is virtually unheard of so until they belly up and pay their way then there will never be real democracy.
 
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