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This petition askes the Polish Parliament to reinstate a nuclear weapons program in Poland.
"The world rests on three things: on justice, on truth, and on peace. And all three are one, for where there is justice, there is also truth, and there is peace."
-Talmud, Ta'anit, 4:2
Cynthia McKinney paid a price for speaking the truth. As a Representative of the United States Congress, she had the conviction and courage to state what so many of her colleagues think privately but are hesitant to say publicly: Israel's 37-year-old military occupation of the Palestinian people in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem is wrong and that ending this occupation is a prerequisite for there to be peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Like the rabbis of the Talmud, Ms. McKinney understands that the strands which bind together peace and justice are inseparable. Israelis cannot expect to live in peace and security while their government is engaged in a land grab and degrading military occupation that denies their neighbors, the Palestinians, their individual human rights and their collective right of self-determination.
Ms. McKinney's willingness in Congress to question Israel's military occupation of the Palestinians earned her the ire of some Jewish American organizations. These institutions demonized Ms. McKinney both before and during her 2002 Democratic primary race and political action committees aligned with them pumped substantial funds into the election campaign of her challenger, Denise Majette. Flush with funds and the support of Republicans who "crossed over" and voted for her in the Georgia primary to punish Ms. McKinney for her critical analysis of the Bush Administration's "war on terror", Ms. Majette won her primary election and one of Congress' most important voices was stilled temporarily. However, Ms. McKinney is undaunted by this defeat and is seeking to reclaim her seat in the House of Representatives in 2004.
The free postal packet service to the Iraq theatre of operations was withdrawn on the 8th April 2004.
We view this decision as a major blow to the morale of our troops who rely on the parcels sent by their families, and support groups from a practical and emotional standpoint.
We ask the Government to reconsider their decision - to re-instate the free postage service to the Gulf, and to extend the facility to all BFPO addresses where our troops are on peace keeping operations.
Tamils fighting for freedom are not terrorists [ Ottawa Citizen Canada ] [ 20:07 GMT, Jun. 14, 2000 ]
By: Karen Parker
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE, is not a " terrorist" organization, but rather an armed force in a war against the government of Sri Lanka. Characterization of the LTTE as a "Terrorist" organization is politically motivated, having no basis in law or fact.
There is a war in Sri Lanka. The LTTE are organized militarily, with a military commander and military chain of command. The LTTE uses traditional, modern military weaponry in its combat against the military forces of the government of Sri Lanka. The LTTE uses a variety of military tactics, including open warfare, raids or guerrilla warfare. The government armed forces use similar military means against the armed forces of the LTTE. Most armies in the past 200 years have utilized essentially the same tactics. The war in Sri Lanka may be characterized as a civil war or war of national liberation in the exercise of the right to self-determination. A civil war exists if there is armed conflict inside one country between government armed forces and at least one other force having an identifiable command and having sufficient control over territory to carry out "sustained" and "concerted" military action and the practical capacity to fulfill humanitarian law obligations. The LTTE has clearly met this test for more than 10 years.
A war of national liberation exists if armed conflict exists between the armed forces of a government against the armed forces of a people that has the right to self-determination. The war in Sri Lanka is a war of national liberation because Tamil people have the right to self-determination. This is because the Tamil people, the original inhabitants of the north and east of the island of Ceylon, had their own state complete and separate from the Sinhala state prior to colonization by the British. The Tamil people, primarily Hindu, and secondarily Christian and Muslim, speak their own language and have their own traditions and customs. The Sinhala people are primarily Buddhist, and secondarily Christian and their traditions and customs reflect that heritage.
With the forced unitary rule, first as a result of colonization and then under the post-colonial Sinhala majority rule, the Tamil people were increasingly threatened. In the late 1970s, after nearly 30 years of attempted peaceful resolution to profound differences, the Tamil people began forming armed defense forces. At present, Tamil forces are consolidated in the LTTE, which continues to defend Tamil areas in a war against the Sinhala government's armed forces, "home guards" and other armed entities.
If the war in Sri Lanka is a civil war, outside states are required to be neutral- a civil war is by definition an internal affair of a state. This is known as the duty of neutrality. If the war is a war of national liberation, outside states are required to support the side with the self-determination claim- the Tamil side. This is because of the jus cogens nature of the right to self-determination. This does not mean another state must provide direct aid to the Tamil armed force. However, the other states must not engage in any activity with the Sinhala government that in any way undermines the realization of self-determination by the Tamil people.
Both parties to the armed conflict on Ceylon violate the rules of armed conflict or humanitarian law. However, the mere fact that one side or the other violates humanitarian law norms does not deny either the rights or duties of combatant forces. Accordingly, the LTTE may not be called a "terrorist" organization because in the course of the armed conflict, some of its soldiers have violated the rules of armed conflict. In the same light the government cannot be called a "terrorist " state because some of its military operations have violated armed conflict rules. Neither side, of course can be considered to violate humanitarian law for carrying out military actions.
I have noted "condemnation" of the LTTE by the government and others for carrying out military operations not prohibited in humanitarian law. For example, the LTTE shot down number of airplanes and sank a number of ships of the Sri Lankan forces. These are not violations of humanitarian law and therefore are not "terrorist".
I do note, however, the rampant disregard of humanitarian rules by government forces in military operations against hospitals, schools, market places, churches and locations with historical and cultural significance to the Tamil people. I also note the difficulty in establishing the culpable party (ies) in situations where the LTTE has been accused by the government of killing civilians. This is not to say the LTTE has not resorted to killing civilians. However, the fact that the government accuses the LTTE does not mean the LTTE actually carried out the acts in question. The government's rejection of impartial, international fact-finding makes ascertaining the truth ever more difficult.
The international Court of Justice decided that all states have an obligation under Article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions to "ensure respect" for the Geneva Conventions even when not directly or indirectly involved in a conflict. From my point of view, this requirement mandates at least that the international community insist that the government of Sri Lanka allow both humanitarian reliefs to all victims of the conflict and international, impartial fact-finding to take place
Karen Parker, a lawyer specializing in international law and humanitarian rights, has testified on the Tamil conflict before the United Nations and the U.S. Congress. She lives in San Francisco.
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Courtesy : Ottawa Citizen
This petition is designed to exonerate Rev. Brian Bjorklund's good name, and assert that the spurious accusations against him have subsequently defamed his character, unjustly robbed him of all priestly and military faculties and livelihood, and influenced his abandonment by the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage.
Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.
is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of acid rain
contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
may cause severe burns.
contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.
Contamination Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions!
Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage in the Midwest, and recently California.
Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:
as an industrial solvent and coolant.
in nuclear power plants.
in the production of styrofoam.
as a fire retardant.
in many forms of cruel animal research.
in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.
Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!
The Horror Must Be Stopped!
The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large quantities for later use.
It's Not Too Late!
Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this dangerous chemical. What you don't know can hurt you and others throughout the world.
Sign this petition and help stop This Invisible Killer.
We want to try to change the pet policy. In the past it has been no pets allowed. As military families it is hard for parents to tell their kids they can't have a pet, or for just married couples it's hard for spouses when their spouse leaves.
This petition is to break diplomatic relations with Germany. Germany is threatening Polish and other citizens with compulsory military service in their home countries with method implicit.
This petition is to demand Republic of
Poland to discontinue military records
issued before independence in 1994.
This petition requests the Roman Catholic Church to excommunicate and condemn compulsory military service as slavery.
Join us in the heart of Africa.
Gulu, Northern Uganda.
Where almost half a million people live in displaced persons camps.
Where the "Lord's Resistance Army" (LRA) have abducted over 12,000 children during the past 16 years. Who are treated as slaves, forced to become child soldiers, sexual slaves and labourers.
Where the rebel Lord's Resistance Army murders in their attempt to set up a fundamentalist state based on the Ten Commandments
--by breaking the Fifth -"Thou shalt not kill."
Where starving people share the little they have with their neighbours to keep them alive. Those who have enough food for two meals a day give one of those meals to someone who has nothing.
Where right now the crops lie unharvested in the fields and mass starvation threatens a once proud and free people.
Where Aid agencies must often withdraw and people live daily in fear.
Where each year the Governments of Sudan and Uganda, The UN and various other bodies discuss peace but sixteen years into the conflict there is no peace.
Wherethe plight of the people is ignored by the international media.
Northern Uganda is bordered by Southern Sudan, where oil is the major attraction for the international community. The people of Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda have become pawns in an International oil grab.
Where people from Sudan seek refuge among the refugees because of the war in their country.
At a time when billons of dollars are being spent on arms and the military, people are starving to death. While the developed world decides which country to wage war against next, these people are ignored. Through this petition we plea for aid and support for the Acholi people, a forgotten people.
Based on eyewitness observations, we believe that The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. may be selling a greater percentage of goods from Burma than any other company in the United States.
From Earthrights International --
The military regime that took power in Burma in 1988 has perpetrated well-documented human rights abuses against Burmese citizens while crippling the country's economy and degrading the natural environment. Inspired by the success of economic strategies used to end apartheid in South Africa, human rights and environmental groups are calling for corporations and governments to cease doing business with Burma.
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights and other human rights groups have documented countless incidents of arbitrary executions, torture, rape, arbitrary detention, religious discrimination, and oppression of ethnic minorities by the military junta. Soldiers use forced labor from men, women, children, and the elderly to complete construction and agricultural projects; villagers are often forced to work as "porters," carrying ammunition and supplies for the military.
In Iraq, infant and child mortality has doubled in the past 12 years - 1 in 5 children in south and central Iraq are chronically malnourished - Iraqi hospitals in areas heavily bombed by US and UK planes during the Gulf War are full of children dying from a cancer - epidemic and many babies are born with congenital malformations. The Iraqi national literacy rate has dropped 22% over the past 12 years There continues to be regular bombing of Iraq by the US and UK - wounding and killing Iraqi citizens.
When asked whether the death of 500,000 Iraqi children was worth the price of implementing sanctions, the US Ambassador to the UN, Madeleine Albright, said "it was worth the price". We campaign as a women-only group in order to create a space in which women, from all nationalities, feel comfortable expressing themselves and acting together. The economic sanctions which affect ordinary Iraqis must be separated from diplomatic and military sanctions against the regime War is not the way to fight terrorism on a global scale, nor is it the way to improve the plight of the Iraqi people. Opposing sanctions is not the same as supporting the Iraqi regime - Opposing sanctions is supporting the Iraqi people 'If people could hear and see what is being done in their names in Iraq, they would be outraged. But they don't, so it continues.' -- John Simpson, BBC World Affairs Editor 12 years ago Iraq was a rapidly modernising state. It had good health care and education, modern tele-communications, water treatment and electricity systems. But it also had a dictatorial, oppressive regime which the Iraqi people neither elected nor were able to remove from power. Economic, military and political sanctions were imposed when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 - 'the most comprehensive in history' according to a US State Department official. 12 years later they are still in place. Sanctions, far from weakening the government, have helped it to keep control over an exhausted and desperate population. Saddam Hussein is still in power and is still carrying out massive human rights violations. Iraq is now one of the least developed, most damaged countries in the world. At least half a million children under 5 have died because of economic sanctions and countless others continue to suffer. Goods have been scarce, prices high and it is ordinary people who are suffering most. Disease, child mortality and malnutrition are rocketing because food, essential medicines and clean water are often unavailable or unaffordable. The UN has recently accepted a new so-called 'smart sanctions' proposal sponsored by the US and the UK. 'Smart sanctions' may allow more goods into the country, but will do nothing to increase the purchasing power of ordinary people or provide the means to reconstruct the country's shattered infrastructure. In emphasising the two most import causes of the humanitarian crisis - poverty and poor public infrastructure - Tun Myat, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq has said: 'No matter how much you try and modify (the existing UN humanitarian programme) it is not designed for - and it will never be - a substitute for normal economic activity... I consider water and sanitation to be the biggest killer of children in this country." Without resources or spare parts, roads, power plants and sewage works, many of which were targeted in the Gulf War, remain unrepaired and have a devastating impact on the health and well-being of Iraqi people. With the decline in normal economic activity, there has been a huge increase in poverty, high unemployment and very low salaries. Many people are so poor that they have to sell part of the food ration - the only income they receive. Sanctions have also torn at the social fabric of Iraqi life, creating an increase in violent crime, divorce and prostitution. Women are risking backstreet abortions or abandoning their babies because they know they won't be able to feed them and there has been an increase in street children. Iraq has also suffered an intellectual embargo. For 12 years no educational or research materials have been allowed in and about four million Iraqis have fled, creating a terrifying brain drain. Participation in education at all levels has declined and the illiteracy rate has risen sharply. The 1991 Gulf War has left a fatal legacy of depleted uranium carried in the warheads of missiles released during the blanket bombing in the south of Iraq. It will cost a fortune to clear up and even then it will be too late for the many Iraqi children suffering from leukaemia and related cancers.
Many children are born with malformations so severe that they do not live. Several high-ranking UK officials working in the country have resigned in protest at this misguided policy. 'We are in the process of destroying an entire society. It is as simple and terrifying as that. It is illegal and immoral.' Dennis Halliday, former UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Iraq. And the bombing raids continue-- The US, supported by
Britain, is now threatening to extend the 'war on terrorism' to Iraq. Inevitably, any military action will result in large civilian casualties and further damage and disruption to the fragile infrastructure and food distribution systems is likely to result in a humanitarian catastrophe. It's time to stop punishing the ordinary Iraqi people. -- Act Together. Women Against Sanctions in Iraq
This petition is to ban Polish scientists, employees of Institutes and Universities to enter the United States.
Polish Universities are activly invgilating their students for the military to extord military service on enlists level.
This petition is to impose further trade sunctions against the European Union in case of Eastern Expansion.
The European Union is tending to seek profit from slavery labour in Poland and other Eastern Countries after expansion.
This petition is to expel Greece from the European Union. Greece is violating European Citizenship Convention forcing its citizens abroad to military service and denying Greek citizens right to Greek passport when applying for foreign citizenship.
This is unacceptable a day before expansion of the European Union and could create the precedence for similar situation in Poland and other new members of European Union.
The Greek citizens in the USA, mainly army enlists, are suspected to force citizens of Eastern European countries to military service in their country and block legal immigration.
Indict the Republic of Poland for warcrimes as it accepts continuity of the communist state. The former members of the communist party are actively invigilating civilians to force them into military service in case of possesion of a university degree.
This petition is ban Polish citizens from entering the United States on grounds other than the political asylum.
Republic of Poland is in strong violation of the basic right of emigration.
This peition is to abolish military obligations of any king for the graduates of Polish universities and colleges. Poland is forcing MSc recipients to military traininig on higher-rank level which is unacceptable both within NATO and the European Union.
This petition is to abandon Soviet citizenship law forcing foreign citizens
with Polish origin to Polish citizenship. The original law is based on the rule of Stalin forcing foreigners to the citizeship for the purpose of military service.
I have just sent 30 + e-mails to most major media contacts regarding the Disclosure Project and Lara Johnstone. Below you will find a copy of my letter.
If you would like to e-mail these 30+ contacts, please e-mail me at: Monispy@aol.com to have me fax you all of the addresses. Also, if you are not much of a writer, please feel free to use my letter as your own. I will get back to you ASAP if you would like these addresses!
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to draw your attention to an extremely important situation that is occurring in America at this time. Please, read what I have to say...
On May 9, 2001 at 9:00 a.m., Dr. Steven Greer founder and director of the Disclosure Project, along with over 20 military, government, and corporate witnesses to unambiguous UFO and extraterrestrial events, held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC. 250,000 people were waiting online for the press conference to begin. Because of this, the first hour of the conference was "electronically jammed".
It is obvious to me that people all around the world are extremely interested in this topic. I do believe that the testimony these witnesses are prepared to make, given Congressional support, will greatly improve our quality of life, the environment, and much more. I must ask you, with the abundance of interest in this organization, when will you report on the issue? Make no mistake, the American people are listening and do demand more information.
I would like to begin by telling you more about Dr. Steven Greer and the Disclosure Project. However, I must start with the most pressing issue currently taking place. Lara Johnstone from California is a very courageous woman that is taking steps in helping to bring about the disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence on and around Earth. She wrote a letter to President Bush on July 26, 2001. After this letter, on July 28, 2001 she began a hunger strike "to death if need be" in order to stress her support and demand of the following:
1)Open, comprehensive, secrecy-free hearings to take miliartary/agency witness testimony on events and evidence relating to an Extraterrestrial presence on and around Earth.
2)To hold open hearings on advanced energy and propulsion systems, relating to extraterrestrial phenomena that, when publicly released, will provide solutions to global environmental challenges.
Lara Johnstone is not the first to write this letter and she is far from the last. Thousands upon thousands of letters have poured into Congressmen, Senators, and President Bush's office since May 9th.
She is, however, the first to take such dramatic stances to the issue. However, many people argue that she is doing what they too would do, if they were half as courageous. She plans to visit the White House immediately and she has been contacted by several media members which you can view by going to her web site at: www.amandla.org/ufo/.
Since May 9, 2001 the Disclosure Project, over 20 witnesses, and Dr. Steven Greer have been traveling from city to city across the United States to ask their fellow Americans to send letters to their local representatives, Congressmen, and President George W. Bush. You can view the letters at:
www.dislcosureproject.org. You may also view, at that address, responses from political leaders as well as George W. Bush.
Dr. Steven Greer has met with and provided briefings on the Et/UFO subject for senior members of government and for military and intelligence operations in the United States and around the world, including senior CIA officials, Joint Chiefs of taff, White House staff, senior members of Congress and congressional committees, senior United Nations leadership and diplomats, senior military officials in the UK and Europe. Dr Steven Greer and the Disclosure Project have been able to identify, contact, and videotape interviews with nearly 100 military, intelligence, and government witnesses
to UFO events and projects. These interviews and accompanying evidence are definitive and will establish the reality of the ET/UFO subject as well as the nature and purpose of the secrecy surrounding it. For more information and to view a fragment of military, government, and corporate witness statements, please visit: www.disclosureproject.org.
I hope that you will soon be researching the information that I have given you and soon be interviewing Dr. Steven Greer and/or Lara Johnstone. As I stated before, obviously the interest on this topic reaches further than just our city, state, or country. The interest in this topic spans the world over.
Thank you for your time, I will be waiting for your decision.
The Disclosure Project: www.disclosureproject.org
Lara Johnstone: www.amandla.org/ufo/
(As of 8/28/01 the hunger strike is in it's 28th day)
The people of the Republic of Ireland voted against the Nice Treaty in a referendum on June 7, 2001. The rejection was for a number of complex reasons mainly related fears of being enmeshed in a military alliance or loss of independence to EU institutions. Yet, in the European media we are being portrayed as a selfish nation who don't want to see the economic benefits of EU membership being extended to the East European countries.