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Thousands of PCS members who work in galleries, museums and historic sites are launching a campaign to defend the country’s cultural assets.
To coincide with the European Trade Union Confederation’s day of action for jobs and growth, the union is publishing a statement for supporters of the campaign to sign up to oppose cuts in culture, media and sport.
The statement aims to show the level of support against short sighted government cuts which will mean massive job losses and seriously harm the UK economy.
PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “As the coalition government forges ahead with massive cuts in DCMS and the entire arts and heritage sector, more voices are raised in pointing out the lack of sense in their approach.
There is widespread concern that cuts of between 25% and 40% will have a devastating impact on our heritage, our culture and our ability to be competitive in sport. It’s now time to show the strength of feeling against these cuts and let the government know that we are not prepared to let them ruin our valuable cultural heritage.”
Sign the petition below and join the campaign to save our cultural assets. In addition to the e-petition, we have received over 260 hand-written signatures in support. Please join the campaign today.
TO THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER, JULIA GILLARD, THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
This petition supports the citizens of Australia with permanent or severe disabilities on the Disability Support, DSP, draws to the attention of the House: all citizens of Australia with permanent or severe disabilities on the Disability Support, DSP are particularly disadvantaged in regard to finding and maintaining meaningful open employment and must be allowed to retain their full Disability Support Pension, DSP without being unfairly income and assets tested by Centrelink.
St Ives will shortly be informed by Penwith Council of the services which will be
transfered to local control when the District Councils are taken over by the
County Wide Unitary Authority.
It is estimated that the annual income from the St Ives car parks and beaches
etc is in the region of two million pounds. These assets were passed to Penwith
Council for safe keeping when the St Ives Borough was dissolved. Now that
Penwith is to be dissolved, St Ives and it’s people should regain local control of
those assets and properties which have traditionally belonged to St Ives for
many hundreds of years.
A town with the reputation and profile of St Ives should benefit from the
ongoing reinvestment of this income to maintain the infrastructure and raise
both the quality of life for the residents and the experience for the visitors.
We ask our Mayor and Council to seek the Urgent return of all those assets
formerly held and controlled by St Ives Borough Council.
Personal property tax is an unfair tax on the ownership of assets in the state of Missouri.
Missouri is one of only a few states that continue to tax its residents by what they own.
It is time to end this tax, allowing the people to keep a very small portion, of what they are already giving up in taxation.
BILL OF RIGHTS
August 28, 2007
Rights of peaceable assembly and petition.
Section 9. That the people have the right peaceably to assemble for their common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances by petition or remonstrance.
Source: Const. of 1875, Art. II, § 29.
Link To My Page About Ending Personal Property Taxes:
July 22, 2006
More and more when you apply for a job you have both a criminal and credit background check. Employers have the right to deny you of a job because of your personal credit.
I think this should change. I think the a criminal background should be allowed but nothing based on your own personal credit.
There are a number of factors some of which are out of ones control that can damnage a persons credit.
In doing research I found that employers can base you get a job that you have the experiance and skills in on your credit. On a certain website I found "In some cases, you may want to investigate a potential employee's credit history. If the position you are trying to fill involves handling cash or otherwise managing you buisness assets, a credit check is essential. Inablility to managae personal credit and finances doesn't mean that an individial will have similar difficulties in a business setting. However, it is objective evidence of how the prospective employee has managed his or her assets."
There are hundreds of reasons why peoples credit becomes messed up such as a becoming ill, a child or relative becoming ill, divorce, lay off, thats just to name a few.
I want to make this stop America and I need your help. This is why I'm having this petition because people should be able to get any job not based on there credit but based on there skill and ability to preform the job.
When Corporations file bankruptcy workers lose pensions and other benefit plans. Under the current law, employees are last in line to receive compensation from bankrupt companies.
At present - "The System" is forcibly taking people who have made provisions for themselves into "custody". When this happens, the person becomes a "ward of the state", thereby losing ALL their assets, monies, property, home, and even RIGHTS ! This then means since the person is a ward of the state, that the state can collect Federal Grant monies for their care, assume their assets and dispose of that person where and how they please! Categorically, this is done, NOT always in the Best Interest of the person, but in the BEST FINANCIAL GAIN of the State and local municipalities.
The spirit of this petition is to ensure that if you create the above documents, Your Wishes will be Honored and You and Your Family will be treated and respected as you made provisions for and not allow the government the ability to "rubber stamp" you into "the system" as it is now doing. (www.usinjustice.com)
As an answer to many countries' debt problem and as a means of saving natural resources, especially tropical forests which affect global warming and weather patterns, the US government came up with a novel concept. The nature swap through the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 (TFCA) - to exchange the debt of forest-rich countries for conservation mechanisms designed to protect the forests.
The Act, according to a US Embassy press release will allow developing countries to shed their debt burden, while helping them to preserve natural forests. In consultation with the US government the debtor country can set up a fund or board consisting of local NGO representatives to preserve tropical forests. The value of debt will be converted to local currency and programs initiated by the board will be paid in local value.
According to them Sri Lanka's most pristine forests- the Sinharaja rainforest, Peak Wilderness, Namunukula forest and the Knuckles forest range are in danger under the debt recovery act and Sinharaja forest will be the main victim.
The United States and Japan have already taken 45 patent rights for medicinal plants in Sri Lanka. There may be hundreds of such indigenous properties in our tropical forests which will be the future of our financial stability. Under this, we fear that, it will pave the way for uncontrolled exploitation of these assets.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Forestry and Environment in Sri Lanka appointed a committee to look into the TFCA, counteracting the speculations of selling off the virgin forests to United States to offset national debt. There are remarkable similarities between the wording of the US Act and the intentions of the donor agencies as outlined in the ADB Report. At first glance it all seems ideally suited to countries such as Sri Lanka which have high international debts, and yet require funding to maintain its rich biodiversity. However, on close scrutiny, questions arise as to the intent motivating such apparent generosity. After all it is ironic that the United States is so concerned about the environmental well-being of the rest of the world that it refuses to sign the Kyoto Convention on controlling carbon dioxide emissions despite being the creator of the largest volume of these emissions!
So, do not allow capital countries to exploit poor countries' natural forests, full of genetic assets. We all should oppose it.