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Comment by Chris G on November 13, 2012 at 5:57pm

Monsanto wrote that if California's GMO labeling law passes other states will follow.

According to investigative journalist Jon Rappoport, more than one million votes on Prop 37 (the GMO labeling initiative) in California have gone uncounted to date. Since the margin of "victory" is about 600,000 votes, this means Prop 37 may conceivably have passed.

Rappoport called the voter registrar offices in the largest California counties and nearly 1.7 million votes remain uncounted in Santa Clara, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties alone. It is still unknown how many votes are uncounted in other California counties.

Click here to sign the petition: Count every vote on Prop 37.

I created a petition on SignOn.org to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, which says:

We petition Debra Bowen, secretary of state of California, to require that ALL votes cast in the November 6 election be counted immediately. We specifically demand that ALL ballots in the following counties be counted and recorded: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Santa Clara. We demand that the results of this complete ballot counting be made public immediately.

Click hereto add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Linda Masterson

They have 44,073 signatures with a goal of 50,000

Comment by Chris G on September 8, 2012 at 1:09pm

A Massive Ray of Hope on Climate

By Avaaz.org

07 September 12

 

limate change is accelerating, but there’s a massive ray of hope: clean energy is booming, producing nearly 20% of the world's electricity! Incredibly, the US and EU are threatening to stifle this breakthrough - but together we can stop them.

In the last decade the Chinese government has invested billions in solar, sending panel prices plummeting and making clean green tech almost as cheap as dirty fossil fuels. But the US and EU, who give billions in taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil and Coal, are about to drive solar prices back up by putting tariffs on China, and now China is threatening to retaliate. A full on trade war is brewing that could kill the crucial green energy revolution.

The EU and US are deciding right now. Most of the solar industry is against tariffs - and now massive public support could tip the balance. Sign the urgent petition to save solar – if we build a 500,000 strong petition, Avaaz will make a formal submission to the US International Trade Commission and EU trade Commissioner calling for talks not tariffs:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/a_ray_of_hope_on_climate/?bYIwnbb&v=17644

China has a poor human rights and environmental record, and its strategy of flooding the global market with subsidised goods could be found to be too aggressive. But the right response to this is not tariffs, it is investment. While China, the EU, and the US all funnel billions into Big Coal and Oil to destroy our planet, China is also providing huge loans and subsidies to the solar industry. And that's exactly what other governments have failed to do.

Following the bankruptcy of a handful of US and EU solar manufacturers, some lobbyists are pushing politicians to blame China, instead of their own insufficient and inappropriate subsidies. Some claim that domestic jobs are threatened by low cost Chinese panels, but the truth is the opposite - experts predict that tariffs could cost 60,000 jobs in the US alone. The vast majority of jobs in the solar sector outside of China are in installing and servicing panels, not manufacturing them, so cheaper panels now means more work, and more jobs. And less climate change.

The EU trade Commissioner initiated the investigation into tariffs today and the US ITC proceedings are about to kick off. Written statements to both must be submitted in days to be considered. We're in a race against the clock to green our economies and prevent catastrophic climate change, and Chinese success in green tech could be the perfect catalyst for the rest of the world to scale up the technology and sustainably bring down prices. Let's make sure the EU and the US don't kill our ray of hope:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/a_ray_of_hope_on_climate/?bYIwnbb&v=17644

In the world most of us everywhere want, our governments would incentivise clean energy, and not hand out our tax money to polluters making record profits from dirtying our land, air and water and destroying our planet. Today, we can save solar, and take one step closer to that future.

Comment by Chris G on June 1, 2012 at 1:12am

Senate: Don't Legalize Propaganda

Did you think it could get any worse?  Now they want to legalize the use of propaganda on American citizens -- and the vote could happen NEXT WEEK.

An amendment legalizing the use of mass propaganda campaigns on American audiences has been inserted into the latest defense authorization bill — and that bill just passed the House. 

The NDAA amendment lifts bans on propaganda that have been around since the 1940s, neutralizing laws put in place to protect the American people from its government’s own “misinformation” campaigns.

“It removes the protection for Americans,” a Pentagon official told Buzzfeed, who broke the story. "There are no checks and balances. No one knows if the information is accurate, partially accurate, or entirely false.” 

The amendment would remove all distinction between a hostile foreign audience and American one, turning the massive information operation apparatus within the federal government against its own people.

This amendment cannot become law. Will you join us in demanding that the Senate oppose this amendment...

Comment by Chris G on April 4, 2012 at 11:42pm

The 99% Spring non-violent protest Training will be held from April 9-15. There will be 3 hour, and 7 hour seminars  A 3 hour training will also be available on video. I don't think the training video is finished yet.  Here's the main 99% Spring page for general information. New material is often added to this site so check back often.

If you don't like the way the economy is going and want to participate in change you should go to a training class near you. Here's the link for the Spring Training. The goal is to train 100,000. 

I went to training to facilitate non-violent protest seminars. I haven't received my assignments yet so don't know where I'll be teaching. If you take a class in Northern California maybe I'll see you there.

Comment by Chris G on March 27, 2012 at 4:18pm

MoveOn has a web site called SignOn.org where anyone can  start a petition. They have a help page.

Will SignOn.org or MoveOn.org help me collect petition signatures?

SignOn.org provides tools that help you promote your petition and collect signatures. Some of the fastest growing petitions may also be featured on SignOn.org's homepage, and occasionally MoveOn.org will promote petitions by sending email alerts to MoveOn members in your area.

Will SignOn.org deliver my petition for me, or do I need to deliver it myself?

You should deliver it yourself! Petition targets are most likely to respond when real people deliver the petition in person. So your best bet is to print out the petition after you've collected enough signatures to make an impact and deliver it in person, and if your petition is large enough, you may even be able to get media attention when it is delivered.

SignOn.org does deliver constituent signatures by email to the President, governors, Congress, and state legislators if auto-delivery is set to "on." SignOn.org only delivers signatures to custom targets (i.e. targets you enter manually such as CEOs, local officials, etc.) if a valid email address is provided. You may turn off auto-delivery at any time.

Comment by Chris G on February 17, 2012 at 8:40pm

The FDA is on the brink of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. This would be the first genetically engineered animal on supermarket shelves in the United States.

The salmon is engineered to produce growth hormones year-round that cause the fish to grow at twice the normal rate. The government already requires labels to tell us if fish is wild-caught or farm-raised—don't we also have a right to know if our salmon is genetically engineered? Without labels, we'll never know.

More than forty countries, including Russia and China, already require labels on genetically engineered foods. As Americans, we firmly believe that we deserve the same right to know what we are eating.

That's why I created a petition to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on SignOn.org, which says:

Commissioner Hamburg, we urge the FDA to require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. We have a right to know about the food we eat and what we feed our families, but under current FDA regulations, we don't have that ability when it comes to genetically engineered foods.

Polls show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory labeling. Such near-unanimity in public opinion is rare. Please listen to the American public and mandate labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=271198&id=35829-20156444-HZSiPqx&t=2

Thanks!

–Eric Schlosser and Gary Hirshberg

Eric Schlosser is the author of Fast Food Nation, and Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Stonyfield Farm.

Comment by Chris G on January 29, 2012 at 7:09am

Petition: National Defense Authorization Act is illegal (S. 1867)

Why This Is Important

SOME PEOPLE THINK I'M JOKING WHEN I SAID THE MILITARY WILL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ARREST ANY AMERICAN WITHOUT CHARGES. THIS IS NO JOKE!! Bill Text - S.1867 ES - 112th Congress (2011-2012) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ BILLS-112s1867es/pdf/ BILLS-112s1867e...
Sec 1031 begins on page 426
Sec 1032 begins on page 428

US CITIZENS CAN SOON BE SENT TO GUANTANAMO WITHOUT ANY CHARGES: Our Federal law makers declared USA as a war zone.  United States SB 1867 would allow the US Military to arrest (kidnap) and detain any US citizens indefinitely,  with just suspicions or allegations of terrorism, without formal charge. Imagine the adverse treatment done to you or your loved one after such a "legal" kidnapping:

http://morallowground.com/2011/04/27/study-pentagon-doctors-ignored...

 

"Also revealed in the study of nine GITMO detainees are “unauthorized” acts of detainee abuse– torture– that went above and beyond the “enhanced interrogation techniques” approved by the Bush administration. These include: “severe beatings, often associated with loss of consciousness and/or bone fractures, sexual assault and/or the threat of rape, mock execution, mock disappearance, and near asphyxiation from water or being choked. Other allegations included forcing the detainee’s head into the toilet, being used as a human sponge to wipe the floor, and desecration of the Koran.”

In 2008, The United States Supreme Court restored habeas corpus declared Section 7 of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 unconstitutional, therefore, National Defense Authorization Act (SB 1867) is illegal as habeas corpus guarantees against any detention without formal charge, therefore, must be struck down and rendered VOID.

Thank you.

Comment by Chris G on December 10, 2011 at 11:41pm
Comment by Chris G on December 10, 2011 at 11:39pm
 

A Petition to Support the Saving American Democracy Amendment

We the PEOPLE

Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC.  

The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that:

  • Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people.
  • Corporations are subject to regulation by the people.
  • Corporations may not make campaign contributions.
  • Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.
Comment by Chris G on November 14, 2011 at 8:55pm

Tell Your Senator to Oppose the Dirty Water Amendment

 

No matter our political views, we all need clean water to live. And since 1972, the bipartisan Clean Water Act has protected our nation’s lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands from unregulated pollution and destruction.

 

This week Senator Barrasso (R-WY) is asking your Senators to vote for an amendment to a spending bill that would wipe out these pollution limits for streams, brooks, wetlands, lakes and other waters in every state.

 

Our children and future generations are counting on us to protect this country’s waters — for drinking, swimming, fishing, and for healthy communities. Allowing the continued act of contaminating or destroying streams and draining and filling wetlands will threaten public health and increase flooding downstream, with significant public safety and economic implications for families and communities.

 

Once we allow our crucial waters to be contaminated or destroyed, we lose that water for our families and future generations. We can’t afford to sacrifice our country’s clean water for industry’s narrow short-term profit! Don’t allow public drinking water systems that use these at-risk waters and serve more than 117 million Americans, 5,646 public water supply systems, to be threatened with pollution.

 

Tell your Senator to support clean water, and oppose the Barrasso dirty water amendment.

 

Take action here: https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=...

 

 

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