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#FreeEisha Trans Woman of Color Faces Attempted Murder Charges for Self-Defense

janetmock:

Another young trans woman of color faces attempted murder charges after defending her life during a group attack in Chicago.

Please sign + share!

William Bratton: Investigate Ryo Oyamada's Death

dynastylnoire:

jspark3000:

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION. WE COULD SET A TRANSGENDER WOMAN FREE!

diamondlovespandas:

BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS. A transgender woman is facing TEN YEARS for defending herself against two men who attacked and verbally harrassed her. One of the guys were injured during her escape, which is why she’s now facing these charges. And, of course, her public defender is doing little to nothing to help her. So that’s when we step in guys. PLEASE sign this petition to help set her free!

anywigwilldo:

So Canada is basically tossing their protection of Humpback Whales in the garbage in order to enable them to put an oil pipeline right through critical habitat territory.

Just in case, y’know, anyone wants to stop talking about moose and maple syrup for a second.

Here, have a petition.

soft-leg:

sharkhugger:

Petition: Hong Kong Government: Legislate a ban on the sale and possession of shark fin in Hong Kong.

From Honduras to New Caledonia, from the Bahamas to the Maldives, the people have spoken. And governments have listened. Now is the time for Hong Kong to wake up! The public is ready. The business sector is behind us. Now is the time for a total sale and possession ban on shark fin in Hong Kong. By doing so, Hong Kong will take a giant step to join the conservation efforts of numerous countries around the world who have enacted shark protection legislation. In Latin America it will join Honduras. In the United States it will join California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and Oregon. In the Pacific region it will join Palau, Tokelau, Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and New Caledonia. Even China has agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next year or two.

Banning shark fin from the streets of Hong Kong will be the single most important marine conservation achievement of the year. It will be an important step towards protecting the health of our oceans. It will also remove the stain on Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class tourism hub.

This petition is endorsed by: Shark Rescue

BALLSIEST. PETITION. EVER.

IF THERE WAS EVER A HEAD TO THIS DRAGON - THERE IT IS.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS WOULD MAKE??? WITHOUT THE ISSUE OF SHARK FIN SOUP WE COULD CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE OF BYCATCH AND SOLVE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.

THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE SIGN IT

"Human beings don't have a right to water."

guavasita:

sorry-dong-dong:

stfueverything:

Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!

 
 
 

 
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

holy fuck

this is a huge deal in latin america especially and i need some more people to be aware of this and care

babygoatsandfriends:

Important signal boost-Help save the icelandic goat from extinction

babygoatsandfriends:

Important signal boost-Help save the icelandic goat from extinction

tokomon:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

you can sign from any country in the world btw it’s not USA exclusive. get on this please.

(Source: dagsigni)

Reacting to Gay Trans Guy Porn!

gaytransguys:

pugs-plugs-n-drugs:

A video that starts with a popular YouTuber struggling to say “Trans* Awareness Week” whilst holding back hysterical laughter was never going to be pleasant viewing, but the dysphoria triggering borderline mockery and misinformation spread through this video is beyond damaging to the trans community.

Many trans* men expressed their hurt in the comments section, and the dislikes began to pile up against the likes. Josh Rimer, the cisgender gay man in the video started to respond to hurt trans men’s comments saying that he “didn’t need their approval" and eventually, instead of listening to the hurt in the community, AGayCollab decided to remove the ability to comment or rate the video, leaving it up to keep spreading incorrect information to those who know little about the trans community.

Before this disabling of features, I messaged AGayCollab privately, requesting they remove the video, and offering total willingness to discuss with them the issues the video puts forward, and I was ignored.

Please, whether you are trans* yourself, or an ally, please sign this petition:

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/agaycollab-remove-the-youtube-video-reacting-to-gay-trans-guy-porn#share

The petition is a peaceful one, not designed to cause a fight or raise hate against AGayCollab, or Josh or Jazmine who were in the video, all it asks is that the misinforming and triggering video is removed from YouTube. The petition will be shown to AGayCollab when it reaches a significant amount of signatures, to show that it isn’t just a few overly sensitive Trans* men that have a problem with the video, and that they must acknowledge the hurt and damage caused by the video.

If you are stealth you may use any alias to sign the petition, and can also select do NOT show my signature, so there will be no “paper trail” or risk of outing yourself, but your support will still make a difference.

*Also, please reblog to signal boost, as we cannot have this video removed without support from the community*

UPDATE: Josh Rimer has now reactivated these features, and said that Jazmine (the trans woman) in the video was the one to deactivate these features and deleted many users comments.

Josh Rimer is offering to add correct information in the description of the video, but this is simply not good enough, we cannot trust that everyone who watches the video will read the description, this video will still spread incorrect information, and on top of that will still trigger dysphoria!

So you had a huge outpouring of anger and you disabled and deleted comments, AGayCollab? Brilliant. Tons of people have asked you to remove the video, but you just can’t because OMG ALL THOSE VIEWS. THOSE ADDICTIVE VIEWS. PEOPLE SEEING MY FACE. EVEN IF THEY ARE HATING MY FACE.

Note to everyone breathing: when a ton of people politely or not-so-politely ask you to remove a video because it’s spreading misinformation, it takes two seconds to delete it. Save yourself from endless scorn. Maybe don’t be a dick.

petitions:

London Zoo: Stop drunken parties among the animal enclosures during “Zoo Lates” — sign the Care2 petition!

petitions:

London Zoo: Stop drunken parties among the animal enclosures during “Zoo Lates” — sign the Care2 petition!