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Pass the Drone Strike Transparency BillThere's been a huge discrepancy between what the government has publicly said about who has been killed by U.S. drone strikes - in particular, how many civilians have been killed - and the record of independent reporting. Because of the secrecy of the program, there's been little accountability for this discrepancy. Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) have now introduced legislation (1) – the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act – to require an annual report on the number of combatants and civilians killed or injured annually by U.S. drone strikes. The requirement is retroactive for five years. It also requires that the report include the definitions of combatants and civilian noncombatants used. (2) The Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act has been endorsed by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. (3) References: 1. “H.R.4372 - To require the President to make publicly available an annual report on the use of targeted lethal force by remotely-piloted aircraft,” http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/4372/ 2. “Reps. Adam Schiff and Walter Jones Introduce Bipartisan Bill Requiring Annual Reporting on Drone Casualties,” April 2, 2014, http://schiff.house.gov/press-releases/reps-adam-schiff-and-walter-jones-introduce-bipartisan-bill-requiring-annual-reporting-on-drone-casualties/ 3. “Joint Statement in Support of The Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act,” April 2, 2014, http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/joint-statement-in-support-of-the-targeted-lethal-force-transparency-act70 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Robert N.
Action Against Drones: IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO?On the occasion of Spring Days of Action against the killer drones the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance issues this call to action: The National Security Agency is not only violating the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution by taking away the privacy rights of Americans and others around the world, but contributing to the deaths and the maiming of innocents, including children, in the NSA's role supporting the US CIA and US Military drone strikes. The Obama Administration has already violated the 5th Amendment rights of Americans killed by the drones including Anwar al-Awlaki and his son in Yemen. International law has been violated, as the US drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq are war crimes. The NSA is culpable, and we must nonviolently express our First Amendment rights and responsibilities under international law to oppose the US Government and the Obama Administration's extrajudicial killings carried out in our name and with our tax money. On Saturday, May 3, 2014 we will gather and peacefully assemble at the National Security Agency to hold a public witness against the its role in violations of international law, war crimes, and crimes against peace. Across the United States, citizen activists have been involved in challenging the killer drone program, and some of them have been arrested and jailed for being voices for the voiceless drone victims. The demonstration at the NSA will be nonviolent, and is open to all peace with justice people. Some participants may be moved to risk arrest, however, the demonstration is open to all. Please let the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance know if you are able to be at the NSA on May 3 by emailing Joy First at firstname.lastname@example.org A final planning meeting will be held on Friday May 2. Contact Malachy Kilbride at email@example.com for information on this important planning session. The NSA, former employer of Edward Snowden, is located at Fort Meade, Maryland where the courageous US war crimes whistle-blower, Chelsea Manning, was tried and convicted. If not you, then who, will join us on May 3, 2014? Come out for peace with justice for all and be a voice FOR the drone victims and AGAINST US militarism and the violence of empire. For more information contact Joy First, convener of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance at: firstname.lastname@example.org of 100 SignaturesCreated by Malachy K.
Pass SB 1132 California Fracking MoratoriumLast year, under pressure from the oil industry, the California Legislature failed to pass a moratorium on fracking. Since then, fracking has continued to expand in California, putting our communities, our water supply and the climate at risk. Now we have another chance to pass a fracking moratorium bill. State Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno introduced SB 1132, a strong moratorium bill that, if passed, will protect California from fracking and other well stimulation techniques. SB 1132 just got a yes vote at the first committee hearing. The next vote is on April 30. We have a real opportunity to pass a fracking moratorium in California this year. The oil industry will spend huge amounts of money and political capital fighting this bill. We need your help before the next vote on April 30. Please sign the petition to urge our California State Legislators to vote yes on SB 1132 for a fracking moratorium now.4,803 of 5,000 SignaturesCreated by Pat J.
Create a Virginia Commission to Convert from War to Peace EconomyWhile military spending produces jobs, it produces fewer of them than civilian spending, or even than tax cuts for working people. It's a drain on the economy, in addition to its other significant drawbacks.18 of 100 SignaturesCreated by David S.
No warI am a senior and too much police brutality and poverty and racism.2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Dharamraj N.
New York state Board of Elections should not cancel the state's presidential primary.Canceling the presidential primary is contrary to democracy.2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by peter g.
Cancel Rents, Mortgages and Utilities During Disasters and PandemicsWe have stay in place orders right now. The most important part of that is we are being ordered to stay at home. If citizens don't have to worry about a roof over their heads and keeping the lights on, then all we need to do is feed ourselves and stay healthy. This is important because we don't know how long this disaster is going to last. If we the people had a "medicare for all" healthcare system, our rooves are covered and our lights are on, everyone gets a food card (amount based on number of family members), then when we're asked to stay home, no one has to worry about how long this is going last, and stop worrying about getting back to work. We need to stop and shut down, stay inside and take care of those that are taking care of us. We don't need corporations to take care of us, we are Americans and can take care of ourselves.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Michael S.
Mandatory temperature check for Mental health workersThe OMH are not protecting workers who are in frequent contact with patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus. These people are in contact with clients 5 days 16 hours a day...2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Audie B.
Justice needs to be for all, not just for corporations and the wealthyElderly and low income persons are routinely charged and help responsible for cases they are innocent for because they lack the legal knowledge or representation to defend themselves.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Kayode B.
PROTECT CITIZEN HEALTH POSTPONE WI PRIMARY NOW!In times of crisis, we must protect the health of our citizens and the health of our democracy. Governor, postponed Tuesday's election! Conduct an all mail in ballot election in the future.124 of 200 SignaturesCreated by Buzz D.
Set Term Limits for CongressToo much malarkey in Congress, without anyone listening to their districts. Lobbying for themselves and making the poor population poorer. Time to drain the swamp in Washington D.C.3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Tarron L.
Donald Trump: Resign Now!Donald Trump has shown that he is not capable of leading the nation in the coronavirus emergency. He has proven that he is unable to distinguish between a national emergency and a reality TV show. He has acted like a racist mobster only interested in personal gain. His incompetence will result in the death of thousands of people. We demand that he either resign or be removed from office under the 25th amendment.14 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Leon K.