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Please Sign: Raleigh, Remove Josephus Daniels From His Position of Honor
Society & Culture  (tags: Josephus Daniels, 1898 White Supremacy Campaign, North Carolina, Jim Crow, Rakeigh, NC, Sec of the Navy, Ambassador to Mexico, Birth of a Nation, KKK, racism, propaganda, Goebbels )

- 1362 days ago -
North Carolina newspaper editor Josephus Daniels received many honors during his lifetime and beyond - despite his leading role in the most vicious white supremacy campaign in the South. Read "A Game Called Salisbury" & "Democracy Betrayed" for more.
Please Sign: End Child Services Abuse & Preserve Families: Repeal the So-Called Adoption and Safe Families Act
Society & Culture  (tags: Child Protective Services corruption, financial incentives, so-called Adoption and Safe Families Act, violations of due process, human rights, children's and family rights, best interest of child, legal kidnapping, US DHHS, Foster Care v Family Prese )

- 1369 days ago -
This may be the most important petition I will ever write. Not all, but far too many social workers are taking children from loving families based on false allegations and motivated by Federal financial incentives. And noboby is doing anything to stop it
Please Sign: Tell Oak Island NC to Take Shark Attacks Seriously to Protect People & Sharks
Health & Wellness  (tags: shark attacks in NC, ban pier shark/chum fishing, prohibit swimming near pier, evacuate water after shark attack, Oak Island, NC, Brunswick County, NC, NC Marine Fisheries, Three shark attacks in one week warrant )

- 1371 days ago -
Three teens were bitten by sharks last week on North CarolinaâEUR~s coast. Maybe the first attack couldn't be prevented, but the last should have been. Town officials should have banned shark fishing off the piers and evacuated the water for starters.
Please Sign: Pardon John Kiriakou and Restore His Rights and Pension
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Kiriakou, CIA torture program, whistleblower retaliation, Dept of Justice, pardon, Obama, abuse of espionage act )

- 1388 days ago -
The heroism of John Kiriakou has been overshadowed by a relentless attack by the DOJ to retaliate against him for exposing the CIA's widespread torture program. Kiriakou deserves to be honored for his courageous attempt to expose human rights violations.
Please Sign: Tasers Are Deadly Weapons That Must Be Regulated
Society & Culture  (tags: Tasers as Deadly Weapons, Guardian's report on police-related deat, Tasers kill, ACLU investigation of Taser use, need for nationwide regulation and restr )

- 1388 days ago -
With 27 Taser deaths recorded this year so far, a Guardian report proves tasers are deadly weapons that should never be used on some people (unless death is the intent) and should not be considered a non-lethal alternative for de-escalating a situation.
Please Sign: Support Needle Exchange Programs to End the AIDS Crisis in Rural America
Health & Wellness  (tags: Needle or Syringe Exchange Programs, SEPs, Congressional Republicans ban, prevent AIDS, help treat addiction, federal funding cuts, war on drugs )

- 1388 days ago -
Although the current crisis is causing some conservative representatives to change their minds about opposing these programs, in 2010 Republicans in Congress reinstated a long-standing ban on SEPs that the Obama administration had lifted the year before.
Please Sign: Give Safe Harbor and Aid to Rohingya Refugees
World  (tags: Refugees & Relief, Myanmar apartheid, Rohingya, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, boat refugees, international law, human rights, ethics, asylum seekers )

- 1398 days ago -
Thousands of thirsty and starving migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been stranded in rickety boats off the shores of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. But so far these countries have refused safe harbor to these desperate refugees.
Please Sign: Keep
Health & Wellness  (tags: Keystone XL Pipeline, Lower Brule Lakota Sioux, Great Sioux Nation, South Dakota, Fort Laramie Treaty, Bad Men Clause, TransCanada, Great Sioux Nation Territory rights, Oceti Sakowin )

- 1409 days ago -
S. DakotaâEUR(TM)s Lower Brule Lakota Sioux Tribe insists that 40 percent of the state is off limits to the TransCanada pipeline, and with a recent press release, theyâEUR(TM)ve invoked a "Bad Men" clause from the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 to protect their land.
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