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In 1947 India and Pakistan came into existence breaking free from British colonial rule. The agreement signed by the three declared that all the states would be given a chance to vote and pledge their allegiance to either Pakistan or India.
Unfortunately the State of Kashmir was never given that chance. In the past 50 years the Indian government has repeatedly in the International Community promised to fulfill this mandatory obligation.
Today the Indian Military has killed nearly 60,000 unarmed civilians and displaced over 100,000 others in order to forcefully occupy the Land of Kashmir.
Unfortunately Kashmir is not the only one oppressed by the fascist Indian regime. There are 17 other minority states that are oppressed and are subject to the worst type of Human Rights abuse in the world. Kashmir and Punjab are the worst treated among them.
Recently Governor Jane Hull denied all state employees a raise to all of Arizona's state employees. The state legislation recognizes that Arizona has one of the largest job turnover rates in state employment due to lack of decent salary, benefits and retirment policies.
Greens Senator Bob Brown is leading a campaign to save the tallest flowering plants in the world in the 'Valley of the Giants' in Tasmania. The Trees in the Styx valley, just 2 hours from Hobart, are the second tallest trees on the planet just behind the Redwoods in California.
These trees are averaging 500 years of age. One of these Eucalyptus regnans, which means 'king of the eucalypts' measured 134 metres high. It is registered in the Guiness Book of Records as the world's tallest ever tree.
These magnificent forests are being logged for woodchips for the Japanese paper mills by the Howard Government and the Tasmanian State ALP Government. The Wilderness Society and the Greens in Tasmania are fighting back with the best weapon they know - public opinion. Each weekend, the Society hosts busloads of visitors to the Valley of the Giants.
Pictures of the splendour, as well as the slaughter, of these forests are being sent to scientists, politicians and environment groups around the world. The aim is to have the Howard Government and Labor Opposition drop their support for logging and, united, declare the Valley of the Giants a national park and World Heritage Area.
Please help to save this living breathing forest of the giants.
The State of Ohio has not in violation of the spiritual and ethical beliefs of Ohioans killed a prisoner who was a nonvolunteer since the 1960's.
Jay Scott has been scheduled for state murder on April 17. Please work and pray and send positive thought that this execution be cancelled.
Note the following addresses: Governor.Taft@d...das.state.oh.us http://www.otse.org http://www.egroups.com/messages/ohioabolition http://www.egroups.com/messages/john87
http://www.cuadp.org http://www.ccadp.org http://www.amnesty.org
Governor Robert Taft Riffe Center
77 South High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-466-9555 fax 614-466-9354
Exodus: THOU SHALT NOT KILL (is not asterisked with exceptions); John 8: 7 describes Jesus' prevention of a capital crime execution in progress. Quran: Allah is all merciful. Buddhist Pali stotras: May all that have life be delivered from suffering. Jains: Kill not. Cause no pain. Hippocratic Oath: first do no harm Isaiah: I delight not in your blood sacrifices. Bhagavad Gita: Ahimsa to all beings nonviolence to all beings.
305. Support HB31
Please support HB31, the bill that supports the future of our community and our students' education. "HB31 increases state funding of basic and per pupil entitlements 4/7% or $66.7 million over the biennium." (MEA Bulletin, Vol. 7, Issue 7 2/23/01) Show that we care about the future of Montanans!!! Education needs a lap dog, too!
In Australia more than 10 million birds are continuously confined in battery cages. Battery cages are made of wire mesh with a sloping floor. Several birds are confined together in these cages. Each bird has a floor area of only 450 cm2. Battery cages are only 40cm high, just high enough for the hens to stand up. Hens are confined continuously in battery cages on average for more than a year.
Battery cages do not allow hens to behave naturally. The hens cannot preen their feathers, stretch out, or flap their wings, and they may have difficulty turning around. Battery cages do not provide the hen with a perch, litter or material for dust bathing or a suitable area for laying. The mesh floors of battery cages can cause serious damage to feet and claws. The restricted movement and lack of exercise can also cause skeletal and muscle weakness causing hens to develop osteoporosis.
Evidence from research into hen welfare indicates that battery hens suffer intensely and continuously throughout their confinement in cages. Chronic frustration of normal behaviours and acute suffering during the pre-laying period are caused by frustration of nesting behaviour.
There are humane alternatives to the battery cage system in the form of barn and free-range housing systems. These systems overcome the problems associated with confinement in battery cages by allowing hens to behave naturally.
Sign this petition if you too think that such a system is cruel. Help us stop their suffering.
People have taken marijuana for centuries. The medical benefits have been well documented. The health risks which marijuana prohibitionists assert are minor in comparison to other health risks associated with excessive alcohol and tobacco usage.
Legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes means that people who want to control their pain in their own homes without the use of stronger more adictive drugs such as morphine can do so.
Genetically modified foods are still an unknown quantiy. New allergens could be created inadvertently, and known allergens could be transferred from traditional foods into genetically modified variants. For example, when a gene from the brazil nut was introduced into soybeans, it turned out that people allergic to brazil nuts were also allergic to the soybean.
Growing GM crops on a large scale may have implications for biodiversity, the balance of nature, wildlife and the environment. In August 1999, Australia's state and federal health ministers had agreed that all foods, food additives and processing aids produced using gene technology would be labelled. But in response to US government and industry pressure on John Howard this has been watered down so that; refined GM foods, food additives, processing aids and restaurant meals will all be unlabelled; products accidentally polluted with up to 1% GM food are exempt too.
Many Australians do not want to expose themselves to genetically modified food. It is clearly their choice. For this reason it is important that food manufacturers are made to state clearly if their product contains ANY genetically modified material or resulting product. Some of the money raised from the advertising revenue on this petition will go to the Gene Ethics Appeal of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
309. No Pokies
In 1998, for the first time in history, Australian losses at poker machines exceeded national savings. One poker machine in every ten on earth sits in the pubs and clubs of NSW. Australians gambled more than $73 billion in 1996. During 1997-98, the major form of gambling was poker/gaming machines which accounted for net takings of $6.4 billion or 58% of the total net takings from gambling.
The devastating social effects caused by poker machines are not fully understood. However, some families are known to spend their whole pay each week on poker machines and rely on charities to feed their children.
Many of Australia's great pubs have replaced their pool tables and beer gardens with rooms full of poker machines. It's time to stop this madness!