Friday, 6 June 2014

No to NATO military exercises in Ukraine - CENSORED

HM Government e-petition "No to Nato military exercises in Ukraine" is censored.

Lindsey German, convenor of the 'Stop the War Coalition', submitted a petition to the UK government e-petition web site on 7 May 2014.  The e-petition was entitled "No to Nato military exercises in Ukraine" and this clearly didn't suit the governments own agenda and intentions because they simply wouldn't publish it.  Only when journalists started badgering the government site did they finally publish the petition 3 weeks late.

Please sign this e-petition if you are a UK citizen.

Censorship of e-petitions is not limited to this petition.  The Morning Star submitted an FOI (freedom of information) request and discovered that over 1,800 e-petitions had been censored since the e-petition site was created.  Of course stopping some of these may be legitimate but given the case of the "No to Nato military exercises in Ukraine" petition it becomes clear that they cannot be trusted.  These facts were reported in an article entitled "Con-Dem ministers censor 1,800 E-petitions" in the Dorset Eye.

Initial signatories to this petition include such notables as:

Lindsey German, convenor of Stop the War Coalition
Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND
Caroline Lucas MP for the Green Party
Jeremy Corbyn MP for the Labour Party
John Rees, Stop the War Coalition
Baroness Jenny Tonge
Ken Loach, film and TV director
Mark Rylance, actor
Miriam Margolyes OBE actor
Michael Rosen, author and broadcaster
Salma Yaqoob, former leader of the Respect Party
Andrew Murray, chief of staff for Unite union

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