Help Prevent The Unjust Deportation of Hadija Mwenshee

It is outrageous and a grave social injustice that the UK should even consider deporting any asylum seeker to a country where he or she is likely to face death or imprisonment, which is the case for Hadija Mwenshee.  Surely this is what the term asylum means, sanctuary from harm and threat to life or liberty.

Here is the Cambridge Dictionary’s definition asylum:  protection or safety, especially that given by a government to people who have been forced to leave their own countries for their safety or because of war

Please read the following and sign and share the petition

“The UK Government says, “We don’t deport LGBT asylum seekers and we never will.” Is that a lie? Let’s stop the deportation and detention of HADIJA.A. MWENSHEE NOW!

We, the undersigned, petition the Home Office to free Hadija Mwenshee [HO Ref M1446619] from detention, and not to deport her to Tanzania, where she faces a grave risk of harm and a threat to her life and liberty. 

Hadija is a Tanzania lesbian who has been active in the LGBTI community in the UK. She is much loved and respected in our community, and we reject any suggestion that she is somehow not a genuine lesbian.

Hadija has a visible online presence, and gay haters and tabloids have already published her in their news accusing her of explicitly promoting homosexuality in the UK.

Please allow Hadija to continue her life in the UK and to live freely in an open and tolerant society.

Hadija left Tanzania after leaving her husband whom, for the years she was married to him, treated her as a slave: daily mistreatment, humiliation, and rape.”

Continue reading for more information and to sign the petition:

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/504/437/475/urgent-stop-the-removal-of-hadija.a.-mwenshee-a-lesbian-woman-to-tanzania/

Please share widely.

The outcome for Hadija is bleak if she returns to Tanzania, this deportation must be stopped.

Further action.

Please write to the home office:

Urge the UK Home Office to:
(i) release Hadija from deportation
(ii) agree to reconsider her case

Please write to the UK Home Office
Quoting Hadija Mwenshee
Home Office Reference [M1446619]

Contact Home Office

Home Office

Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. The minicom service is for members of the public with impaired hearing.

UKVI contact details

More contact information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office  You will need to scroll down

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Please Help Stop The Violence Against The Rohingya

This is desperate. It’s one of the biggest man-made crises and mass movements of people in the region for decades,”

All humanitarian agencies are working nonstop, but in the Cox’s Bazar area the enormous scale of this crisis means that hundreds of thousands of people are living in makeshift camps and spontaneous settlements with next to nothing.

People have no food, water or shelter and they are in desperate need of support. No one should have to live like this,”

Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

I have said it before and will no doubt say it again but in all my life I have never experienced the world in such a state of turmoil, overflowing it seems with hate, bigotry and violence.

Refugees from Myanmar are pouring into Bangladesh, these people are living in terrible conditions they have no food, water or shelter. Charities are struggling to cope but there is not enough food for everyone. Queues of sick and injured people get longer despite the struggle by doctors and nurses to provide medical care. In short the situation is desperate.

Mounting tragedy for people fleeing Myanmar

https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/09/21/mounting-tragedy-people-fleeing-myanmar/

Here is the latest tragedy

Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, leaving more than 60 presumed dead

UN migration agency says Rohingya Muslims were trying to escape Myanmar when vessel overturned in rough waters

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/29/boat-carrying-fleeing-rohingya-muslims-capsizes-myanmar

This is just heartbreaking, when are the international community going to do something to help these people. The world’s governments cannot stand by and do nothing to stop the genocide and continue to fail to provide urgent help to the Rohingyian people.

Sometimes you feel so powerless in such situations and for the most part this is true of course, but there are things that we can do even if it is to only sign a petition or write to our MP.

Yes maybe we feel there is little we can do in any momentous way, but as Margaret Mead said :

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Please take the following actions.

Petitions

Stop ethnic cleansing Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military is using murder and mayhem to drive out hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. France’s President Emmanuel Macron is calling it genocide.

The harrowing stories are all over the news.

But what the media rarely mentions is that governments all around the world are enabling it — allowing arms companies to sell and profit from ethnic cleansing and even providing military training.

Please sign petition to All governments of the UN Stop all arms exports to Myanmar now.
https://actions.sumofus.org/a/stop-ethnic-cleansing-rohingya-muslims-in-myanmar/?akid=34866.1820923.HGv-I3&rd=1&source=fwd&t=7

Please sign and share following #petition to UN to bring an end to the genocide in Arakan

Deadly attacks on border posts in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state broke out, resulting in mass civilian casualties. Later, media reports emerged saying Myanmar security forces used disproportionate force and displaced thousands of Rohingya villagers, destroying homes with mortars and machine guns.

Please read more and sign the petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/105/081/721/stop-rohingya-genocide-and-ensuer-human-rights/

Stop Burmese Rohingya Genocide

“Heartbreaking violence is taking place in Myanmar, which was called Burma when it was a British colony. The Rohingya Muslims are being butchered there unceasingly by the Buddhist people and the government of Myanmar ruled by a Nobel Peace laureate, Aung San Kyi.”

Continue reading and please sign petition

https://www.change.org/p/un-stop-burmese-rohingya-genocide

Please sign and share all petitions. I know it does not seem much but every signature counts, it’s better than doing nothing.

While it is time governments stepped up and did something, without charities and caring people the situation would be even more horrific.

Write to your MP

Contact your MP

Ask him or her to raise the issue in Parliament, and to ask for the UK to commit funding to the relief effort.
http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-your-mp/

volunteer

Muslim Hands Org

Save Rohingya Refugees – Volunteer TODAY!

Details how to volunteer and fundraise 
https://muslimhands.org.uk/events/2017/rohingya-emergency

One Nation 

In Addition to donations https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/helprohingya

One Nation seek fundraisers

Fundraise for One Nation
https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/fundraise/one-nation?pageAppeal=3048

There is always of course the red cross

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, one of the world’s oldest humanitarian organisations:
http://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/volunteers/what-is-a-volunteer/become-a-volunteer/

Donations

If you can afford to make a donation here are suggestions,  you don’t have to give a huge amount.

Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/emergency-response/bangladesh-rohingya-crisis

ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS

“Please donate now to our humanitarian response”

https://www.actionaid.org.uk/donate/rohingya-refugee-crisis?src=ppc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_6HGo5-71gIVxrvtCh0LJAsVEAAYASAAEgJcS_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Why the hell can’t people just learn to live in peace regardless of race, creed, gender or any other perceived difference. We live in a beautiful world with enough even for the present huge population if only we could learn to get along without harming one another, other animals and the environment. Our lives are short and can be cut shorter at any time. Life is precious to every creature that lives and we should respect that. I am sick of the violence, the hate, the greed, bigotry and intolerance in this world gone mad.

Have things in our world become more insane, though perhaps with WW1 and WW2 there can be little comparison, however such comparisons do not make life any better for those who suffer. Countless millions of died unnecessarily because of hatred and greed and it not getting any better. Perhaps is it that we now have more access to what is happening in the world as a result of the internet without our dependence on the news media which is today biased and may even have been so in the past though few of us ever questioned this possibility, and even today many people take what they read in newspapers and see on TV as the truth without question.

I don’t know what it going on in Myanmar except that people are suffering. Frankly there is so much turmoil in this world you just can’t keep up with all the whys and wherefores. All I know is people are suffering and it has to stop.

Here is some background into the situation:

Why are the Rohingya fleeing Burma?

“Last week, the United Nations’ top human rights official called Burma’s ongoing military campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority group in that country’s Rakhine state “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

https://thesecularjurist.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/why-are-the-rohingya-fleeing-burma/

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya?

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’?

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/rohingya-muslims-170831065142812.html

Latest news about the Rohinger crisis

Canadian aid workers describe chaos at Rohingya border camp

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/09/22/canadian-aid-workers-describe-chaos-at-rohingya-border-camp.html

Some of the How to help information above information was sourced from:

How to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing ‘genocide’ in Burma
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/rohingya-muslims-how-to-help-donate-charities-fleeing-genocide-burma-a7938166.html

Charlottesville: Ways To Help

Racist organisations like the KKK, neo-nazis and white supremacists should be banned. Racism or any discrimination, hate speech and violence have no place in any civilised society. No one should have the freedom to incite hatred and promote inequality. It’s not freedom of speech, it’s a crime. No society should tolerate, racism or any kind of hate fueled rhetoric, bigotry and intolerance.

Enough Is Enough: White Nationalism Should Not Be a Protected Form of Free Speech

“Groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Unite The Right are not mere political groups. They are hate groups who have, for a century — or, in the KKK’s case, much longer — openly advocated violence and terror as a means of achieving their agendas. These individuals maintain views that quite literally align with the Nazis who tried to conquer Europe, with a key goal being the extermination and enslavement of “inferior” races, like Jews and Slavs.”

Continue reading:
http://www.care2.com/causes/enough-is-enough-white-nationalism-should-not-be-a-protected-form-of-free-speech.html

Why the hell can’t we all learn to live together regardless of race, creed, gender or any other perceived difference. There is so much misery in the world, I cannot understand why people such as these vile excuse for human beings have to create more. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if equality, tolerance and acceptance of each person was common place. Human beings should have no enemies other than death and disease, certainly not each other. Yet racism and other intolerance thrives and is on the increase along with the insatiable greed of the few at the expense of the many. We should unite for a better world where inequality, intolerance, social injustice, racism and any other prejudices are a thing of the past, a world where we can live out our lives in peace promoting the common good of all, including the other species with whom we share this world, and put all our energies in preserving this planet for all, including future generations.

Take Action

Please check out Care2’s suggestions for how you can help Charlottesville in the aftermath of this terrible incident of open racism, bigotry and hate.

It’s Up to Us to Stop White Supremacist Rallies Throughout America

“…mobilize your communities to get white supremacists out, because community resistance works.

Organizers successfully shut down a rally in Colorado Springs, another at Texas A&M, and one in Richmond to protest the removal of Confederate monuments. The “peaceful” March on Google, organized by white supremacists in nine different cities, following the firing of James Damore has also been canceled!

Below, you’ll find a list of upcoming white supremacist rallies in the United States. Add your name to petitions calling for permit denials — and if there isn’t a petition yet, start one! Join us in saying good night to the self-described “alt-right“!”

Read More and take action. Note some of the rallies have been and gone but there are still plenty of other rallies:
August 26th and 27th and September 9th plus other suggested actions. 

http://www.care2.com/causes/its-up-to-us-to-stop-white-supremacist-rallies-throughout-america.html

How to Help in the Wake of Charlottesville

“Care2 offers some concrete suggestions for how you can help Charlottesville in the aftermath of this terrible incident.”

Read more and take as many of the suggested actions as you can.
http://www.care2.com/causes/how-to-help-in-the-wake-of-charlottesville.html

There is some way most of us can help including signing the following petition:

Petition

Label the “KKK” a terrorist organization!

“The KKK is a HATE group responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people of color through the decades. The recent deadly events in Charlottesville make it clear that members of these groups are willing to kill to advance their efforts to start a race war. ”

Please read more,sign and share this petition. Groups such as the KKK have no place in any modern society. There hate fill rhetoric incitements to violence and the acts of violence perpetrated or encourage by them are crimes and it is time they were recognised as such.

Read more and please sign the petition
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/946/021/684/label-the-%22kkk%22-a-terrorist-organization/

Please read the following, which over the weekend was Care2’s Daily Action and features a Human Rights Campaign video, and share widely, the world needs to know these are not “fine people” but racist fascist thugs who must not become an accepted part of American society.

Donald Trump: These Are Not “Fine People”

“Last weekend the world watched in horror as white supremacists, neo-nazis, and KKK members marched with torches and violently clashed with anti-fascist protestors in Virginia.

Instead of condemning hate, President Trump has blamed “both sides” for violence, and criticized the media’s coverage of the violent event, even going as far to say there were “very fine people” at the rally.

Video shows that this isn’t the case. White supremacists shouted racial and homophobic chants and insults to protestors, and one woman was killed when a White supremacist purposefully drove his car through a group of peaceful demonstrators.

There is only one side spewing hate. Watch the Human Rights Campaign video and share with your networks.

https://www.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign/?hc_ref=ARRVRWv-rCldYBLQA6_UyHY7jXWtATWsdzK-I7Pm9qndfgkGmT9JO834hUaRcZJH3t0&fref=nf

Frankly RACISTS DISGUST ME, don’t they think that there is enough hatred, violence and misery in the world without people like them creating more.
It is important to note that there are many people who oppose racism.
Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters have opposed the “Free Speech” rally in Boston that featured right-wing speakers.
Read The Full story:
Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands

Tories Out: Protest the Tory Conference

The world is now ever more turbulent and it is increasingly more difficult to know where to begin to protest the onslaught as equality, social justice, decency, compassion fight against a seething mass of bigotry, social injustice, racism, right wing subjugation of the poor, increased abuse of animals, war … well the list is just so long. The headlines, as biased to the right as they are here in the UK, mostly seem more interested in Sport, the new opiate of the people,  than much else. Seemingly sport is more important  than the misery mostly inflicted by the right wing and those of right wing mentality – the other night a sports segment on the BBC came before any mention of the fiasco in North Korea where two psychopaths who hold so much power rattle their sabres with the resulting possibility of  leading us to the brink of nuclear war.

Undercover of all this the Tories continue their agenda with increasingly more austerity as if the disaster of Grenville Tower, the result of austerity, greed and neglect had never happened.

Right wing political ideology, particularly in its extremes as is the case today, will never bring about social justice, a fair world and a just society, it therefore must be eliminated permanently.

The world it seems is becoming more right wing, more fascist, racist and intolerant and the struggle to procure a decent existence for us all more of a challenge. I am shocked by the displays of open racism in the USA, the violence, hate, bigotry and intolerance.   What an appalling display of hate in Charlottesville as an ugly crowd of vile racist thugs, emboldened by the bigoted rhetoric of Trump’s extreme right wing agenda, wreaked mayhem. Such has no place in the modern world, it is sickening to every decent person.

We need to bring about change in the world urgently including here in the UK. We need to stop the spread of the right wing chaos that is making the lives of millions a living nightmare.

We have to keep speaking out against the rise in right wing agendas which are changing our world, taking it back to a time we once thought had passed into history.

Here the Tories systematic destruction of our social progress seems to go unnoticed lately.

Take Action –  Join a protest in Manchester. 

If you live in or can get to Manchester here is an opportunity to voice your protest.

Please Join a protest organised by The Peoples Assembly

“TAKE BACK MANCHESTER FESTIVAL 2017 – #TORIESOUT

Saturday 30 September – Wednesday 4 October – Protest the Tory Party Conference

Join us this autumn in Manchester for a huge political and cultural festival to coincide with the Tory Party conference.”

You can find more details about the protest here:
http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manchester2

Please read the following from the People’s Assembly’s Facebook Page

“NO MORE AUSTERITY | SCRAP THE PAY CAP | TORIES OUT
FOR DECENT HEALTH, HOMES, JOBS & EDUCATION

The People’s Assembly will be holding a week of protest, demonstrations, cultural events, rallies, comedy, music and public meetings all across Manchester while the Conservative Party hold their conference there.

The week of action will include a national demonstraiton on the day the Conservative Party Conference opens:

National Demonstration, Sunday 1 October
Assemble 12pm, Castlefield Arena Rice Street, Manchester M3 4JR

The election result has left Theresa May and the Conservative Party with a weak, unstable Government and represents a rejection of their vicious policies that only benefit those at the top.

The week of action will demonstrate the huge opposition to the politics of austerity, racism and war and demand an alternative that works for everyone. Full timetable avaliable soon – accomodation & transport will be avaliable.

We are compiling the timetable of events for the week. Keep checking our website for details. If you are part of an organisation, band, performer or speaker who would like to take part in the week, please email us.”

www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk

You can access this and other information here:
https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesAssembly/

This is great opportunity to speak out please consider taking part.

Please share information about this event widely.

If you need some encouragement here are some reminders of the Tories huge contribution to the misery of life for the majority of us.

List of Tory policies we need to get rid of along with the Tories

Austerity which transferred wealth from the majority, including the poorest made increasingly more poor, to the already fabulously wealthy.
http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/are-people-finally-waking-up-to-fact.html

The more severe cuts were to families with children

As always, poor and vulnerable women bear the brunt of austerity
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/16/women-austerity-poor-vulnerable-gender-inequality

The severest cuts are to already poor families with children
https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/10447/ifs-report-almost-1-3-children-be-poverty-2022-due-uk-austerity-push

Which resulted in:

Massive increase in child poverty by 400,000 since 2010 and still rising WITH WORSE YET TO COME

David Cameron’s legacy is soaring child poverty – with worse to come:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/10/child-poverty-david-cameron-austerity

And an increase in the use of food banks which continue to rise to name just some of the more serious consequences of austerity for the many for the advantage of the few.

Cuts to the NHS
“Between 2010 and 2015 the Tories slashed £20 billion off the NHS budget. Their current spending plans involve a further £22 billion in funding cuts between 2015 and 2020.”
http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/why-you-need-to-speak-to-someone-who.html

Cuts to benefits and services to disabled people so extreme that it has brought condemnation from the united nations

The systematic Tory abuse of disabled people
http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/the-systematic-tory-abuse-of-disabled.html

Cuts to fire and police services Tories have reduced police jobs by 34,000 with the result of an astonishing rise in the crime rate with more cuts on the way. A similar situation exist concerning fire fighters with 10,000 job cuts , again with more cuts planned by 2020.

Cuts to education Continued cuts to education are planned.

The education system is broken says one teacher:

I’ve been a teacher for five years, but cuts are making me say goodbye to education:
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/cuts-to-education-teachers-bbc-food-banks-public-money-austerity-driving-phones-a7857846.html

Education cuts forced back in Hackney
http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/25886

Also keep in mind the huge increase in student tuition fees of £9.000, 2/3 of students will never be able to repay their debts

Well the list is long.

The above are highlights of the damaging Tory policies which affect the vast majority of us and which are the more familiar.

Here is a detailed list of thirty damaging Tory policies which includes some of the above links and from which much of the information above was scoured.

30 things you should know about the Tory record
http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/30-things-you-should-know-about-tory.html

For a thorough run down of the detrimental policies of the Tory government the above article and its links are highly recommended

We must do all we can short of violence to rid ourselves of this blight to humanity (namely RIGHT WING POLITICS) the other species with whom we share this world and the plant itself if we are to ever have a decent existence which values the right to life, and a good quality of life, for every being that exists. Ousting the Tories and replacing with a real socialist Jeremy Corbyn is a good way to start.

 

Urgent Action to Stop Executions in The Maldives

One of the most barbarous social injustices is capital punishment and in the modern world it is time this was eradicated for good. Most certainly it should not be reintroduced after a period of sixty years!

Please take the urgent action below and share widely

Three men in the Maldives face death by hanging ‘in the next few days.

Please take the following action to urge the government of the Maldives to stop the executions

Urge the maldives to stop all executions immediately:
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/urgent-stop-executions-maldives

More Information from Amnesty International

“The Minister of Home Affairs Azleen Ahmed announced this week that the Maldives will start executing people again ‘in the next few days’, leaving three men on death row who have exhausted all legal avenues at imminent risk.”

“On the wrong side of history

For more than sixty years, the Maldives led the way in the Asia-Pacific region by shunning this inhuman form of punishment. Yet now, when most of the world has turned its back on the sickening death penalty, the popular tropical nation risks being on the wrong side of history and earning global notoriety for re-instating its use of barbaric executions. ”

“Lives are too precious

The Maldives has also agreed to cooperate with the Human Rights Committee. Should they go ahead with the executions, they would be breaking international law, including their duty to protect the three men’s right to life.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. People’s lives are too precious to be ended with such cruel haste, and the Maldives still has time to turn back.

Join us now in urging the Maldives to stop any plans to resume executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty altogether. “

You can read the full article and send an e-mail to the Maldives by clicking the above link or the link below – you will need to scroll down to read the complete article.  

Please send the e-mail there is a template message you can edit or if this is not possible send as it is. Please be polite.

Execution is an act of violence, it has no place in the modern world and should now be consigned to history. Please help save three lives by sending an e-mail and sharing this Urgent Action

 

 

 

Trump: Take Action

You know there is just so much going on in the world that it is difficult to keep pace with the disastrous events which affect the vast majority of us, in particular the poor, the sick and other vulnerable people. There is so much injustice in the world it is staggering . It is not only that we are making little progress in this regard but it is that we are taking steps backwards, particularly in rich countries such as the USA and the UK.

With all the terrible events here in the UK it has been some time since the focus of this blog has turned to the USA where some of the worse social injustice, including constant attacks on healthcare, and environmental damage is gathering considerable and very rapid momentum and there seems less opposition, less protest. Concerning damage to the environment, Trump’s Mexican Boarder wall Will be Exempt From All Environmental Laws

Below are a few simple and quick actions you can take concerning some of the more recent outrages by the Trump administration.

Petitions

Unbelievable! Trump calls for police brutality! As if there is not enough already! Please sign and share petition

“Trump spoke in front of an audience of Suffolk County Police and family and called on them to use violence against anyone in their custody. The crowd cheered as Trump told them not to shield a detainee’s head on their way into a police car. ”

Please continue reading, sign and share:

Disavow Trump’s Call For Police Brutality
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/273/909/257/disavow-trumps-call-for-police-brutality/

For more information please read the following article:

Trump Encourages More Police Brutality:
http://www.care2.com/causes/trump-encourages-more-police-brutality.html

Petition to Tell Congress to Impeach Trump

Tell Congress: Impeach Donald Trump
http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/impeach-trump/?t=1&refcode=g-DTJimpeach0711.d-20170711.m-9525.s-33437&akid=9525.2630474.GFVaoT

Visit Action Hub

This website lists ways to help protest and resist Trump, it collects action alerts and calls to action from more than 30 different websites. A wealth of information and ideas, there is something here for everyone, a very useful resource for anyone who wishes to bring about change or protect themselves.

What Do I Do About Trump.com is a resource hub for people who are upset about Trump’s Presidency.

http://whatdoidoabouttrump.com/

What Do I Do About Trump.com/Action Hub on Twitter: https://twitter.com/calltoactionhub

Please share with as many people as Possible.

Daily Action

Join Daily Action where can make a difference by simply making a phone call

RESISTING EXTREMISM IN AMERICA, ONE PHONE CALL AT A TIME.

“Since its launch in mid-December 2016, Daily Action has exploded into a huge phenomenon, with over a quarter of a million subscribers. We make civic engagement easy and painless, with a single action every day—connecting citizens to their legislators with a quick swipe of their phones.”

“To join, text the word DAILY to the number 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N). Every morning, you’ll receive a text that links you to your Senator, member of Congress, or other appropriate official. You can call when you’re walking to the bus stop or brewing your coffee. With a tap of your finger, you can do your part to resist extremism in America.”

Read more and sign up for daily action alerts:
https://dailyaction.org/

The next link lists change org petitions relating to Trump and the Trump administration

Accountability for the Trump Administration
https://www.change.org/m/demand-action-from-president-elect-donald-trump

There are an incredible 6,431,670 supporters 7,547 petitions. You could start by signing a petition to the US senate to stop Climate Skeptic Scott Pruitt from taking the position of head of EPA. Scott Pruitt, “…represents a serious threat to the future of global climate change and cooperative efforts to prevent catastrophic and irreversible damage to the health of the planet. Regardless of political affiliation, we as Americans have a responsibility to ourselves, to future generations, and to the rest of the world to work towards a clean and sustainable United States.”
https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-don-t-let-scott-pruitt-dismantle-the-epa?source_location=movement

Please take action whether it is signing one petition or making one phone call or a demonstration all actions count.

Whether large or small all actions make a difference

This mother directed thousands of anti-Trump activists with texts sent from her living room

Capitol Hill mom directs thousands of anti-Trump activists with texts sent from her living room
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/a-capitol-hill-mom-directs-thousands-of-anti-trump-activists-by-sending-texts-from-her-living-room/2017/01/27/cf0538f2-e447-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html?utm_term=.2eb38d946c79

Related Links

Trumponomics Is Killing American Prosperity

“So far Trump doesn’t seem like a great deal for people living the United States. Millions of people’s livelihoods are being threatened by his policies”
http://www.care2.com/causes/trumponomics-is-killing-american-prosperity.html

A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

Trump’s wall will cost US Tax payers $1.6 billion, it will impact the human rights of Native Americans and asylum seekers.
It is money which could be better spent on providing health care, housing and education.

House approves spending bill with $1.6 billion for the border wall.
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/27/politics/spending-bill-vote-border-wall-money/index.html

Here is the latest concerning the controversy over Trump’s Mexico wall

Trump’s Border Wall Will Be Exempt From All Environmental Laws:

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it will waive environmental laws and regulations that would get in the way of the border wall in San Diego getting off the ground.
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/trumps-border-wall-will-be-exempt-from-all-environmental-laws/

Trump to Peña Nieto: border wall not so important – just don’t say you won’t pay

Report reveals leaked transcripts of phone call between US and Mexican presidents, in which Trump begs Peña Nieto not to tell press he won’t pay for wall.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/03/donald-trump-mexico-australia-call-transcripts-border-wall

Whoever pays for the wall it is money that could be spent on improving people’s lives not bigotry and segregation.

 

Urgent Action: Help Save Fourteen Young Men from Imminent Execution in Saudi Arabia

Please read the following from Reprieve and sign and share the petition. This is extremely URGENT

“Over the weekend, we received some bad news: the Saudi Supreme Court confirmed the death sentences of the 14 young men convicted of protest-related offences. The only thing now standing between them and an executioner’s sword is the signature of King Salman.
We’re planning on handing in the petition that nearly 30,000 of our supporters from around the world have signed to the Saudi Embassy in London – but before we do that, we want to ensure as many people as possible have signed on and voiced their opposition. This could be our last chance to make the Saudi government reconsider their decision.
Please sign the petition and call on the Saudi government to stop these executions.
One of those facing execution is Mujtaba al-Sweikat. Mujtaba had always wanted to study in the US, and was thrilled when he was accepted to Western Michigan University. A keen athlete who also enjoyed acting and making his own short films, he was excited to move to America and was counting down the days until he could begin his new life there. That new life was snatched away from him when Saudi police arrested him at the airport and took him away to be beaten, tortured into signing a false ‘confession’ and sentenced to death.

Please sign and share the following petition:

“14 people sentenced to death on protest charges in Saudi Arabia have been prepared for execution and could face beheading within hours. They include a disabled man and two sentenced to death as juveniles.

Munir Al-Adam was born with impaired sight and hearing. In their efforts to extract a “confession” from him, Munir’s captors tortured him so badly that he was rendered completely deaf in one ear. Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat was just 17 when arrested at the airport on his way to take up a place at university in the US. He was burnt with cigarettes and tortured so savagely that his shoulder was broken. He was denied medical care and sentenced to die on the basis of the forced “confession”.

The world must tell the new Saudi Prince that these 14 executions are unacceptable and cannot be allowed to go ahead.

https://act.reprieve.org.uk/page/s/SaudiProtestExecutions

Please share widely. I find it shocking that any government is willing to take the lives of anyone, let alone a disabled person and other young men for any reason. These young men should have their whole lives to look forward to, please sign the petition.

 
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Fourteen men at imminent risk of beheading as Saudi Arabia continues bloody execution spree
“The Saudi Arabian Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the death sentences of 14 men after a grossly unfair mass trial is a worrying reminder of the country’s lethal crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty International today. The men who were found guilty of protest-related crimes now face imminent execution.”
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