Articles written by: Neil Rochford

Neil Rochford

Neil is a blogger and writer from Ireland, living abroad and learning what he can about the world around him and the people in it. He is passionate about a plethora of subjects, and is an author of soon-to-be-released fiction novels.

Protect Citizens From Potentially Harmful Water Pollution

Protect Citizens From Potentially Harmful Water Pollution

High levels of bacterial contamination have been found in the water of a popular bathing area in Hawaii. The pollution is from animal waste and could prove harmful to people, yet the Department of Health has not put up any warning signs. Demand signs be placed at the affected areas to protect people’s health.

Don’t Allow GMO Crops To Be Released Despite Community Protest

Don’t Allow GMO Crops To Be Released Despite Community Protest

Monsanto wants to release genetically modified crops in Nigeria that could potentially be harmful to millions of people, just like they were in a nearby region. Sign this petition and prevent their application from being approved.

Protect Human Rights in Myanmar

Protect Human Rights in Myanmar

Serious human rights abuses are still occurring in Myanmar, but Australia has suggested reducing monitoring of the situation. Demand that the Australian government and the UN keep monitoring human rights in the country.

Demand Justice for Murdered Environmentalist

Demand Justice for Murdered Environmentalist

An environmental activist was murdered close to his home after protesting the eviction of 150 families. Demand that the government enact justice upon the gunmen who killed him.

Punish Food Trade Group for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

Punish Food Trade Group for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

A food trade organization broke the law and hid campaign funding sources from the public. They did so to protect food and beverage corporations from having to label their products as genetically modified. Sign this petition and call for the maximum punishment for violating the law.

Stop Police From Keeping Brutality Footage Secret

Stop Police From Keeping Brutality Footage Secret

Police footage of shooting incidents can be withheld from the public for up to 90 days under a newly proposed policy. This comes right after it was found that police may have withheld footage of a teen being shot 16 times by officers. Call for this policy to be revised.

Applaud Ban on Glacial Tourism

Applaud Ban on Glacial Tourism

Precious glaciers are receding because of climate change and the effects of tourism in China. Applaud a recent decision to reduce the impacts of damaging tourism on the area.

Stop Motorway From Destroying Conservation Area

Stop Motorway From Destroying Conservation Area

A conservation area that is home to many unique species of flora and fauna is at risk from the construction of a new motorway. Stop this road from being built and protect the area from destruction.

Applaud Charges Against Racist Anti-Islam Group Leader

Applaud Charges Against Racist Anti-Islam Group Leader

A leader of anti-immigration and anti-Islam group has been charged with incitement of hatred against foreigners. Applaud the decision to prosecute him for his actions.

Don’t Destroy Koala Habitat to Build Coal Mine

Don’t Destroy Koala Habitat to Build Coal Mine

More than two hundred koalas are at risk of having their habitat destroyed to build a coal mine. Help save these vulnerable animals and their imperiled home.

Don’t Criminalize Peaceful Protest

Don’t Criminalize Peaceful Protest

Protesters would be jailed and fined for peacefully protesting under a new bill proposed by the Australian government. Stop this anti-democratic bill from becoming law.

Start Using Solar Power for Schools

Start Using Solar Power for Schools

Schools could save millions of dollars and protect the environment by installing solar panels. However, legislation makes their installation cost prohibitive. Demand that legislators change these policies now.

Denounce Frivolous Construction of Luxury Single-Use Bathroom

Denounce Frivolous Construction of Luxury Single-Use Bathroom

A luxury toilet has been built on the banks of lake in a poor region of Cambodia solely for the use of a visiting princess from Thailand. After one night, the $40,000 toilet will be disassembled. Denounce this shameful waste of money when so many are struggling in this country.

Applaud Palm Oil Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

Applaud Palm Oil Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

The second largest palm oil producer in Indonesia has pledged to become more ecologically sustainable and to protect human rights. Applaud this company’s decision for a sustainable future.

Punish Teen Who Allegedly Cut Off Dog’s Ears

Punish Teen Who Allegedly Cut Off Dog’s Ears

A man has been charged for allegedly cutting off his dog’s ears. Demand that he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if he is found guilty.

Applaud Justice for Tortured and Neglected Dogs

Applaud Justice for Tortured and Neglected Dogs

Two dogs were left in horrendous conditions after a couple were evicted from their home. One of the people involved in their neglect has been given two five-year sentences. Applaud this decision by the court to punish this offender.

Denounce Removal of Funding From Planned Parenthood

Denounce Removal of Funding From Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood will be in dire straits in Ohio after legislation was signed to strip their funding. This will mean they have to end programs that many women and mothers desperately need. Denounce this politically motivated decision by the Governor to defund this organization.

Applaud Call for Investigation into Shell Oil

Applaud Call for Investigation into Shell Oil

The public may have been misled regarding the dangers of climate change by the oil and gas company Shell. Members of Congress have called for an investigation into the company. Applaud this decision for an investigation to hold Shell accountable for allegedly misinforming or withholding information regarding climate change.

Stop Deportation of 92-Year-Old Woman

Stop Deportation of 92-Year-Old Woman

A 92-year-old woman with health problems faces deportation from the U.K. because of her immigration status. Stop her from being expelled and protect her right to be with her family.

Denounce Watering Down of Human Rights Violations Statement

Denounce Watering Down of Human Rights Violations Statement

The U.K. allegedly altered a U.N. statement to downplay Bahrain’s human rights violations. Denounce their actions and the undermining of international efforts to improve human rights.

Defend Freedom of Expression Online

Defend Freedom of Expression Online

Activists and peaceful dissenters are being jailed in Oman for speaking out online. Sign this petition and demand protection for their rights to freedom of expression.

Stop Discrimination Against Asian-American Police Officer

Stop Discrimination Against Asian-American Police Officer

An Asian-American police officer has been convicted of second-degree manslaughter and faces 15 years in prison for an accidental shooting. Denounce this disproportionate and discriminatory conviction.

Success: FDA Will Start Testing for Dangerous Pesticide Residue

Success: FDA Will Start Testing for Dangerous Pesticide Residue

The Food and Drug Administration has decided to test foodstuffs for a potentially harmful chemical, glyphosate. Applaud this decision to protect the health and safety of Americans.

Applaud Move to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws

Applaud Move to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws

A legislator in Connecticut is reviving an animal cruelty bill to impose harsher penalties on offenders who harm animals. Applaud this decision to protect animals from torture and death.

Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Students

Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Students

Transgender students will be discriminated against by new bills regarding the use of public school facilities and participation in sports teams. Stop these bills from becoming law and protect the rights of these students.

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