Stop Big Pharma! – Petition


https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_cheap_medicines_loc_/?crPMlcb

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366,563 have signed. Let’s get to 500,000

President Obama’s visit to India in days could spell life or death for millions of poor people in Asia, Africa and Latin America, but if we move fast we can ensure they can still get the medicines they need.

India produces cheap HIV, malaria and cancer drugs, but Big Pharma wants to stop this, to sell their own products at higher prices. Their fierce lobby has got the US to push their line hard, even threatening trade sanctions if India doesn’t change its patent laws which put people before profits. Now pressure is rising as talks begin on a new investment treaty.

Before Obama flies, let’s build a million-strong call to protect India’s proud role as the pharmacy to the world’s poor, make it a mega media story while he is there and then deliver it with our own common sense trade plan developed by experts that protects access to medicine. Add your name now. To sign click the link at the top!!!P

Something to Think About…


From http://anonhq.com/:

Less Than 2% Terrorist Acts Have Been Committed By Muslims In Europe & US

Are all terrorists Muslims? Or all Muslims are terrorists? Well, open your eyes, read, and think again. Not all Muslims are terrorists. Yes, agree but the number is not even close to what many think. The fact is in the last five years, less than 2% of all terrorist attacks in the European Union were “religiously motivated”.

A ThinkProgress analysis puts forth these surprising but real figures for the West and conservatives to ponder:

  • In 2013, there were 152 terrorist attacks in EU countries. Two of them were religiously motivated.
  • In 2012, there were 219 terrorist attacks in EU countries. Six of them were religiously motivated.
  • In 2011, none of the 174 terrorist attacks in EU countries were affiliated or inspired by terrorist organizations.
  • In 2010, there were 249 terrorist attacks in EU countries. Three of them were considered by Europol to be Islamist.
  • In 2009, of 294 terrorist attacks in EU countries, only one was related to Islamist militancy.

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The Charlie Hebdo massacre incited shock, disgust and horror across the world. However, in the global outburst of solidarity and denunciation of cruelty, a fact was lost that so few of the terrorist attacks carried out in European Union countries were actually related to Islamist militancy. A majority of terrorist acts in EU, in reality, were carried out by separatist organizations.

To read more click the link at the top!

 

2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

What if the Lord came back today?


"Cleric, Knight, and Workman": the t...

“Cleric, Knight, and Workman”: the three estates in a French medieval illumination (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What if the Lord came back today?
What do you think He would say?

What if the Lord looked into your heart…
And told you not to hate in His name!

What if He came and looked into your eyes?
Would you hold His gaze or look away?

What if Jesus Christ came back…
and nobody listened, nobody cared?

What if He came back today,
and decided not to stay?

FREE MAURITANIA’S ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVISTS! – Petition


From walkfree.org:

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Biram Dah Abeid is a leading anti-slavery activist in Mauritania, the country with the highest prevalence of slavery in the world1. The organisation he founded, the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement2 has fought for the freedom of countless men, women and children.

Mauritania fully outlawed slavery in 2007 but has systematically failed to end it in practice. It has fallen to activists like Biram to fight for people’s’ freedom and they face regular harassment and harsh treatment in their campaigning.

As you read this Biram and his fellow activists are sitting in a prison cell for their work to end slavery in Mauritania — and we need your help to secure justice. A huge wave of international pressure now could force the Mauritanian government to prioritize ending slavery and stop the harassment of anti-slavery activists.

Please call on the Mauritanian government to free Biram Dah Abeid and his fellow anti-slavery activists.

To sign the petition, please <click here!>