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APRIL 28, 2013 -- Russian opposition activist Alexei Gaskarov has been detained by police in Moscow for his alleged role in the May 6 riots on Bolotnaya Square in the Russian capital, Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Sunday.
Gaskarov, a member of the opposition’s coordinating council, is accused of having led a group of active participants in the mass unrest on Bolotnaya Square, according to the investigators.
"During a scuffle on Bolotnaya Square, Gaskarov himself used violence against a policeman, disturbing his work to detain persons with aggressive behavior," the Investigative Committee said.
Investigators have videos and witnesses' testimony supporting the accusations, the committee said adding that the eyewitnesses have recognized Gaskarov as an offender.
Over 650 people were detained at a May 6, 2012 rally on Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration to a controversial third presidential term as police clashed with protesters.
Most were soon released, but a case soon followed into what the investigators called mass riots. The probe is ongoing. The riot allegations are hotly disputed by the opposition, which blames the police for provoking the clashes and claims the case is political.
The ‘March of Millions’ opposition protests in Moscow on May 6 2012 turned into a bloody standoff between demonstrators and riot police. Countless witnesses reported police brutality, as well as plain-clothes agents provocateurs, as being the main culprits in the physical scuffling.
Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have noted with alarm what they regard as a systematic clampdown on Russia's civil society, beginning with restrictions on the right of assembly introduced in June 2012.
Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch notes: "The crackdown on civil society that we are witnessing in Russia today is absolutely unprecedented. It started in full swing after the return of Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin."
Gaskarov is scheduled for his first appearance before a judge on Monday, April 29. The pending trials of several other activists who took part in last May's opposition rally on Bolotnaya Square are looming. Like the recent trial of Pussy Riot members and the currently ongoing trial of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, these trials are widely understood to be nothing more than politcally-motivated show trials.
UPDATE: On April, 29 The Basmanny court of Moscow agreed to the recommendation of the investigation requesting that Alexei Gaskarov be placed into custody as a pretrial restraining measure. Alexei is charged with crimes under part 2 of article 212 of the RF Criminal Code (participation in mass riots) and part 1 of article 318 (use of violence against representatives of the authority). As a result of the court's decision, he is to remain detained for a minimum of two months up to June 28.
For more information on this case please visit this webpage created to support Mr. Gaskarov and secure his freedom: http://gaskarov.info/
Information is available in several languages, see the flags on the right-hand side to choose.
When a party fails to reach the required number of seats in an election they don't automatically get funding as an opposition, they get the same pay rates as any other MP or senator. The Prime Minister has the power to, and normally does give them opposition status.
The purpose of this petition is to let the next Australian Prime Minister know we do not want that to happen.
Application Number - 10/12/1053
Site Address - COMMUNITY CENTRE 78 PRINGLE STREET BLACKBURN BB11SA
Application Type - Full Planning Application
Development Type - Alterations
Proposal - Alterations and additions to community centre including porch, window openings, illuminated dome, arch and boundary treatment.
The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline will pass through many special places of Alberta and British Columbia in order to bring unrefined oil to the coast for shipping to the United States and Asia.
One of these many special places is the Spirit Bear Rainforest, a home to the seldom seen Spirit Bear and an abundance of other amazing fauna and flora.
The inevitable oil leaks/spills along both the pipeline and the shipping routes, as well as the construction process, will destroy the balance of this precious eco-system.
Trees will be cut down, habitat will be lost and many birds and animals will die..... all in the name of gaining income from a limited resource. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCRBJz3xwXE
Please sign our petition to support the establishment of a new future Social Capitalism Party in Ukraine. This is initially a youth movement intended in changing the future of the country for a positive and prosperous, happy life for all citizens, residents, and visitors.
Fundamentals of our manifesto:
1. Abolish Parliament as long as leases of land to other countries exist. The President can make all the decisions on behalf of citizens.
2. Hold referendums on all key decisions to be determined by the popular vote of citizens.
3. Eliminate all corporate profit tax and VAT.
4. Open boarders for free trade. Eliminate customs and import taxes.
5. Increase minimum wage by 4 times in 4 years.
6. Raise pensions to equal amount of minimum wage.
7. Convert abandon buildings into prisons for corrupt individuals and extremists. Implement anti-corruption hot-line and public TV program.
8. Run the government like a business aimed at ensuring all citizens have a share in the "profit"/tax returns.
9. Test all doctors and teachers/professors to ensure they are qualified by international 3rd parties.
10. Invest to ensure school and health care is free as it should be in real practice. Fix what is broken to keep corruption out.
11. Sell land to whomever wants to pay for it at a fair price.
12. Regulate housing costs so the average Ukrainian can afford to buy a home.
13. Implement free trade policy with the world to the envy of every other developing country.
14. Avoid EU, American and Russian alliances that influence our new principles to avoid conflict of interest.
15. Keep Ukrainian as the national official language...this is Ukraine. Allow everyone to speak whatever they choose.
16. Develop "Las Vegas" of Europe somewhere if agreed.
17. Develop American-style amusement park to rival Disney World.
18. Say no to NATO, we are not looking for any wars with anyone by being neutral.
19. Initiate "cultural change" program to motivate citizens to their full potential.
20. Support after school programs such as sports, music, art, etc.
The EDA leadership has appointed a preparatory committee for the "National Conference for Democratic Change" that has raised the eyebrows of most of the stakeholders that were hoping to see an all inclusive and representative of the diversity of the Opposition camp.
It also set a July 2010 date for this conference without going through the process of public debates and publicity campaigns. We feel that EDA's decision is causing a big uproar and disagreement within the Opposition camp, and if these minor problems are not fixed now, it might have a dire consequence on unity of the opposition.
We, the local community, would wish that any further developments on Acre Lane (in particular the proposed development of the existing Fulham Timber Site - Acre Lane 176-184) would heed the views of residents and instead of seeking to cram more social/affordable housing into this area, develop the area so as to provide additional amenities and services to the local community.
We have already succeeded in stopping BYS building yet more (and unused) storage facilities and seek to stop Genesis from building housing when there is already a surplus of vacant accommodation in the area and a lack of decent facilities/amenities for the exisiting local community (ie shops, green spaces, community spaces, schools).
For info on the Genesis plans please visit: http://www.ghg.org.uk/Building+new+homes/Acre+Lane+consultation/
North Bay City Council is on the brink of ignoring recommendations from City Planning staff, the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority and Ministry of Culture for a minimum 120 metre quarrying buffer and to proceed with only a 60 metre buffer to advance aggregate extraction in the area.
The Parkland on Cranborne Avenue, Westcroft has recently been turned into 4 Junior Football Pitches for the season 2008/09 with the first set of games taking place on 11 October 2008. This petition has been set up in order to gain support from Westcroft Residents to oppose the change in scope of our Playing Field to Football Pitches.
Milton Keynes Council have told us that this land was identified as a sports field in the original development plan for Westcroft and has consistently been earmarked for use for football as well as cricket. The Council’s Playing Pitch Strategy of 2003 proposed a change from 2 senior football pitches to 4 nursery pitches. The Local Plan (adopted in 2005), which sets out how MK will be developed in the future, continued to indicate playing fields on this site.
Consultation with Residents:
The Council have informed us that the Playing Pitch Strategy and the Local Plan were widely consulted upon in 2003, although with whom they consulted when the majority of Westcroft was still fields they cannot confirm. The Council have undertaken no consultation with the new residents of Westcroft since the building of several hundred new homes and continue to push through the Football Pitch strategy even though they have strong opposition from the Residents.
The site has only recently been handed over to the Leisure Facilities department within the Council. They have advised us that their intention is to build a Pavilion on the adjoining land to provide changing rooms for the players. As Junior Football does not require changing rooms, it therefore leads only to believe that the Council have plans to change the current 4 junior pitches into Senior Pitches at some stage.
Restriction of Enjoyment for the Residents:
The introduction of these pitches on the parkland off Cranborne Avenue has caused the residents of Westcroft to become prisoners in their own homes every Saturday morning. The field is completely filled with numerous games and spectators, none of which are actually residents of Westcroft. The Council informs us that parking should be limited to the car park and overflow to Morrissons, however, we have seen cars parking on Cranborne Avenue and on the grass verges already.
Dog Walkers – The Council have advised us that the expectation regarding responsible dog ownership is that the dog should be under control and if easily excited should remain on a lead. This is already and infringement of our ability to enjoy our neighbourhood.
Support our Petition:
We require as many signatures as possible to present to the Council in order for them to consider changing this land back to something the Residents can enjoy. There are various other open spaces which do not directly affect residents which can be used for Football Pitches.
Please support us in our quest to have these unsightly pitches removed and sign our petition.
This is a petition to oppose the planning application for DER/02/08/00289/PRI to erect offices on the site adjacent to 5-7 St Marys Gate Derby
This would result in the loss of trees in this conservation area opposite the cathedral.
Visit Facebook Group Stop Tearing Down Trees in Derby to see pictures and support for this petition.
You have until 21st May 2008 to oppose this application.
Please DO EMAIL your views to
IT WILL make a difference
Details for planning application from link below:
We wish to express our opposition to any lowering of the legal limit for abortion from 24 weeks, which would have a devastating impact on the small number of women who need later abortion.
These are often vulnerable women facing unusual and difficult circumstances such as late diagnosis of pregnancy, rape or domestic abuse or NHS delays. Women need the right to choose on the most fundamental decisions over their own bodies. Forty years since the 1967 Abortion Act was enacted in Britain, an overwhelming majority of people, 83 percent, support a woman's right to choose.
There is a broad opposition to the restriction of the Act from parliamentarians across the political spectrum, from medical professional organisations- the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, from the Commons Science and Technology Committee and the Department of Health and from women's, trade union and student groups across the country.
Betrifft: (Nicht-)Wiederwahl Bundesrat Christoph Blochers
Die vergangene Wahlkampagne war – leider – durch eine einzige Frage überschattet, die Wiederwahl Bundesrat Blochers. Trotz des relativen Erfolges der SVP haben 70% der Stimmenden sich nicht für diese Partei eintschieden. Es scheint also, dass eine Mehrheit der Stimmbürger sich gegen eine Wiederwahl Herrn Blochers ausgedrückt hat.
Wir erlauben uns daher, Ihnen die folgende, an die Mitglieder der Vereinigten Bundesversammlung gerichtete Petition vorzulegen. Falls Sie mit deren Inhalt übereinstimmen, bitten wir Sie um eine Unterschrift und um Weiterleitung.
Concerne : La (non) réélection de Christophe Bocher au Conseil Fédéral .
La dernière campagne éléctorale n'avait -hélas- qu'un seul objet qui était celui de la présence ou non de Christophe Blocher au conseil fédéral.
Malgré le succès relatif de l'UDC, 70 % des Suisses n'ont pas voté UDC et il semble clair que la majorité du peuple Suisse ne souhaite pas la réélection de Monsieur Blocher au Conseil Fédéral.
People are encouraged to read through and sign as this is NOT a petition in favor of outright military rule, but one that supports the measures taken by Musharraf to eradicate corruption and place Pakistan on the right path to democracy. As Pakistanis, we must appreciate a man who has confronted corruption and created a system under which the voice of the people can be heard.
Pervez Musharraf has been the centre of a lot of criticism lately, and this petition is an attempt to show support for his vision and rule in Pakistan. We understand some actions by the current government in Pakistan are drastic and some may argue against them, but it is up to us to realize the ground realities and act responsibly in deciding who to support. Opposition parties are exploiting the mass public by using democracy as an excuse to regain power and destabilize a government that has achieved a lot in the last eight years. Religion is also being used by some in the media to incite the public, which has gone about its daily routine with no interest to come out on the streets. Objectivity amongst reporters on international broadcasts of Pakistani news is rare. This is an attempt to show that there is a large movement that supports the President. Outlined below are highlights of Musharraf’s achievements, there is a section on reasons for imposition of emergency rule as well.
POSITION ON OPPOSITION PARTIES
Nawaz Sharif’s incompetent government and Benazir’s corruption (wife of Mr. Zardari who is popularly known in Pakistan as 'Mr. 10%') left Pakistan in a dismal state. Thus prior to Musharraf’s debut on the stage of Pakistani politics in 1999,
* The country was almost bankrupt;
* Pakistan was on the verge of being declared a “failed” and “terrorist” nation;
* It was listed as being the second most corrupt nation in the world (the first being Nigeria)
* During the time of Benazir and Sharif, the KSE 100 index was less than 1300. Now it is over 12000.
* Atrocities such as judicial killings of opponents took place shamelessly throughout Pakistan, particularly in Karachi, for which Benazir and Sharif were both primarily responsible.
Under Musharraf’s regime since 1999, Pakistan has experienced tremendous growth and seen record improvement in its overall condition.
* From being #2 on the list of corrupt nations, Pakistan is now #138 – a remarkable improvement.
* Compared to being nearly bankrupt less than a decade ago, Pakistan now has reserves of close to $16 billion, and is still growing.
* Corruption has been virtually eliminated from the upper levels and significantly reduced in the lower levels.
* Musharraf actively confronted terrorism in Pakistan and employed several schemes to eradicate it from our country.
* Large-scale development is taking place all over Pakistan, with a significant amount of construction going on in Karachi and areas of Baluchistan. Previously, these areas were largely neglected, with Baluchistan left to the mercy of warlords for much of the history of Pakistan.
* Tax recovery is at an all time high.
* Pakistan’s media has flourished with Musharraf’s permittance and encouragement.
* Devolution of power- Musharraf brought the Nazim System and gave powers to the local representatives at the lowest level.
* Women's representation used to be 3.2%. Musharraf made a landmark decision and appointed 33% seats to be reserved for women in all three tiers of the local government and 17% in the national and provincial legislatures. (This also resulted in Pakistan being recognized as the country with the greatest progress in women’s representation within parliament in a comparison study of South Asian politics.)
* President Musharraf was awarded the White Ribbon Man of the Year Award 2006, in recognition of the tremendous support to the cause of women’s rights in Pakistan.
* Pakistan’s relations with India have also significantly improved. Previously, India refused to acknowledge the territory of Kashmir as a 'dispute'. As a result of Musharraf's diplomacy, Kashmir is today acknowledged as a disputed territory and both sides are working towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
These are remarkable achievements in an 8 year timeframe. This is not to say that things are perfect; much work still needs to be done. But, Pakistan, under Musharraf, has been heading towards the right direction and this momentum should continue. He has addressed the root cause of problems in the country thus building a foundation for democracy to prosper. The measures taken under this regime are an attempt to reform Pakistani society with a high emphasis on education. One cannot educate a nation overnight; it takes time and honest commitment. We cannot let corrupt politicians ruin 8 years of hard work.
February 27, 2006
Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu.
Ex Chief Minister of State & Leader of Opposition Party.
Chilkur Balaji Temple situated in Osmansagar (Chilkur village), Hyd is the only Temple in the World that boasts of not having a 'Hundi' and does not discriminate among any devotees based on their social status.
Devotees are NOT EXPECTED to make any MONETARY OFFERINGS neither are they accepted. The temple run by the Head Priest, Sri Soundara Rajan is being maintained well & the Lord is answering devotees prayers in bountiful.
The taking over of the Temple by the Endowments Department WILL introduce the 'Hundi' system and other special darshans for the VIP's. The common man who has been able to have darshan of the Lord JUST LIKE ANY OTHER VIP will be DENIED this privilege. Devotees will have to BUY tickets to have darshan of the Lord and more than anything else, it will lead to the COMMERCIALISATION of the Temple.
As you are aware that there is currently an ongoing agitation regarding the taking over of the temple by the Endowments Department; As the Ex Chief Minister of the State and a strong Leader of the Opposition Party, I expect COMPLETE SUPPORT from YOU towards the Temple Protection Movement.
We HOPE you will HELP US in seeing Chilkur Balaji Temple being taken care of by the same Archaka family, run on the SAME PRINCIPLES.
This is POSSIBLE ONLY WHEN NOT engulfed by the Endowments.
Thanks for your support.
This is a supplementary petition due to the fact that our hearing officer Ed Lockwood, has made his ruling in opposition of the annexation.
Please help us by signing this petition to show the State board of Education that it needs to go to a vote.
Our kids' future depends on it.
16. Ban the Bloc
On September 11, 1993, the Bloc Québécois federal political party, based on the need to defend the French language and promote Quebec culture, became officially registered with Elections Canada.
With this mandate in mind, in the October 1993 federal election, the Bloc formed the Official Opposition in the House of Commons, with Mr. Bouchard as their leader. In Canada, an opposition party is a political party with members elected to the House of Commons or legislative assembly that is neither the government party nor one of a coalition of parties forming the government.
The role of an opposition party is to oppose the government by criticizing government policies, suggesting alternatives and keeping the public informed about issues relating to government administration.
The Bloc Québécois has no other thought other than what is of benefit to Québec, and has no interest in being of benefit to the rest of Canada. They constantly strive and push for separation from Canada, seeking an autonomous and sovereign relationship with Canada.
The existence of the Bloc in the House of Commons is unconstitutional as this party does not run candidates outside of Québec. Should the Bloc ever become the Official Opposition Party again, how could they honestly and justly defend the interests of her Majesty and the people of Canada if their only reason for being is for the welfare of Québec?
Les mollahs n'ont pas changé et ne changeront pas. Dans une déclaration le 20 juin, le Parlement européen disait « être gravement préoccupé par les violations constantes et multiples des droits de l'homme en Iran ».
Pendant plus de dix ans, l'Europe a cherché à apaiser les mollahs en ignorant leurs énormes violations des droits de l'homme, leur quête pour un arsenal nucléaire et leur travail de sape de la paix au Moyen-Orient.
L'Europe a même donné aux mollahs ce qu'ils demandaient le plus, en mettant dans sa liste noire la seule opposition efficace aux dirigeants intégristes de l'Iran,la resistace.Cette politique s'est révélée être un échec lamentable, ne servant qu'à renforcer l'aile la plus extrémistes et la plus anti-occidentale de la théocratie au pouvoir.Il est temps d'arrêter de regarder l'Iran avec des lunettes roses.Le reste du monde devrait respecter le désir du peuple iranien pour un changement de régime et abandonner le dialogue avec les tyrans de Téhéran.
Non à la guerre! Non à la complaisance! Oui à un changement démocratique en soutenant Maryam Radjavi Deux ans se sont écoulés depuis la rafle violente contre les bureaux du Conseil national de la Résistance iranienne en France et l'interpellation de Maryam Radjavi, présidente de la République élue du CNRI ; opération résultant d'un marchandage avec le dictature religieux en Iran et qualifiée de "reddition devant le régime des mollahs " par les défenseurs des droits de l'Homme qui la jugent "sans la moindre crédibilité". Mais le politique français continue d'imposer des restrictions et de faire pression sur la résistance pour répondre à ses engagements avec Téhéran. A titre d'exemple, la manifestation pacifique et légale contre les violations des droits de l'Homme en Iran prévue le 10 février 2005 a été interdite sans la moindre justification.
Pendant ce temps, les intégristes au pouvoir en Iran posent un défi au monde entier. Outre la multiplication des violations des droits de l'Homme, comme l'exécution de jeunes mineurs de moins de 18 ans, les efforts incessants du régime pour se doter d'armes nucléaires et pour s'emparer de l'Irak menacent la paix, la sécurité et la démocratie dans toute la région.
Nous approuvons la solution avancée par Maryam Radjavi au Parlement européen en décembre dernier. Elle précisait que cette menace ne pouvait se résoudre ni par la complaisance ni par une guerre étrangère, mais par une troisième solution qui est un changement démocratique par le peuple iranien et sa résistance. Vingt-cinq années de concessions aux mollahs et de pressions contre l'opposition ont permis à ce régime de perdurer.
Mettre fin à la complaisance avec la dictature religieuse pour soutenir Maryam Radjavi, la dirigeante de l'opposition démocratique, et mettre un terme aux pressions et aux restrictions dont est victime cette opposition en France, correspond aux valeurs et aux traditions françaises et ouvre en même temps la voie à un changement démocratique en Iran. C'est la seule façon d'éviter une guerre extérieure, alors que les mollahs constituent de plus en plus une véritable menace contre la paix et la sécurité dans la région et dans le monde.
The creation of the OGT as a mandatory reuqirement for the graduation in the state of Ohio has aroused great concern in teachers, parents, and thousands of students. The implementation of this test has been substandard; the scores of 2004's OGT clearly represent the distorted expectations of the test's creators.
The Ohio Department of Education has assured educators that the test requirements will be revised. However, this leaves many still wondering if these revisions will be enough to ensure an appropriately challenging test.
Unfortunately for the graduatiing class of 2007, they will become the guinea pigs of the "improved OGT."
NSW Transport Minister Michael Costa has become the "Goldilocks" of state parliament, with conditions either too hot or too wet for Sydney's trains to run on time, the state opposition said.
Releasing coalition figures, opposition transport spokesman Mike Gallacher said that just under one million people ran late on the city's rail system this week, as 1,100 trains ran four minutes or more behind schedule.
Of the 925,000 people in Sydney the opposition estimated ran late, more than 400,000 people were delayed by 10 minutes or more, Mr Gallacher said.
"This week, without a doubt, goes down as the worst week in recent history for the NSW public transport system," he told reporters in parliament.
"On October 1, CityRail blamed the weather ... they said the wet weather was responsible a 10 per cent (of trains running on time) result.
"On October 13, the hottest day recorded, once again they blamed the weather.
Blame Who? We just want our trains to run on time. I'm sure our tax dollars can give us this.
Sign the petiton and let your say be heard.
History/description of petition:
Opposition to the concept of a draft, specifically Senate Bill S89 and House Bill HR 163.