· Cancer petition: How to sign Kelly Smith petition to stop THOUSANDS of deaths →
The Change.org petition, which has now nearly hit 150,000 signatories, seeks to prevent stalls in cancer treatments during the pandemic, which could result in thousands of extra deaths.
· Remember Liu Xiaobo by Supporting Rights Activists in China →
If Liu were still alive, he would have been able to see close friends recently released from prison: Chen Wei and Liu Xianbin, signatories to Charter ’08, a pro-democracy manifesto that Liu Xiaobo organized.
· A Deeply Provincial View of Free Speech →
“Whatever the arguments around each particular incident,” the letter concludes, “the result has been to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal.” (At least two of the signatories have since distanced themselves from the statement, and on Friday another group of writers and academics published a lengthy counterletter that originated in a Slack channel called Journalists of Color.)
· Richard Curtis among 83 millionaires demanding higher tax rates to help fight coronavirus: ‘Tax us. Tax us. Tax us’ →
Other signatories of the letter include Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield and Irish venture capitalist John O’Farrell.
· First Thing: some of the world's richest people want to pay higher taxes →
The letter’s signatories – including the Disney heir Abigail Disney, ice-cream magnate Jerry Greenfield, filmmaker Richard Curtis and Sir Stephen Tindall, New Zealand’s second richest man – called on politicians to “address global inequality” ahead of this week’s meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers:
· CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggression' →
As of Sunday evening, 1,007 staff members signed the letter – 9% of the agency's workforce – and the number of signatories is growing, Jones says.
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· Harper's free speech letter has 'moved the needle', says organiser →
The organiser of an open letter decrying “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism” has said that companies such as Netflix and the New York Times will have to take into account the views of its signatories, after a counter letter accused them of failing to recognise those “silenced for generations”.
· For the record →
Meanwhile, a joint letter to the Observer from a number of charities, to which this article referred, was missing one of its signatories, the WWF chief executive Tanya Steele (“Recovery plan must not endanger Earth”, 5 July, page 50) .
· Climate activists slam Norman Foster over Saudi airport →
Norman Foster’s design firm, Foster and Partners, was one of the founding signatories of the profession’s Architects Declare manifesto last year.