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justinesaracen's Avatar Comment 1 by justinesaracen

I've got pen in hand -- okay a keyboard -- and I'm signing now, and passing the letter to my Facebook page. Lots of feisty iconoclastic lesbians there who will jump right in.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:03:00 UTC | #440477

Follow Peter Egan's Avatar Comment 2 by Follow Peter Egan

Will sign this, and like esuther, draw attention to it on Facebook tonight :((can't access it from work).

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:18:00 UTC | #440478

helen sotiriadis's Avatar Comment 3 by helen sotiriadis

do you have to be a brit to sign this?

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:29:00 UTC | #440480

chalkers's Avatar Comment 4 by chalkers


do you have to be a brit to sign this?


No


"Because of libel tourism and because English law can have an international jurisdiction, we are welcoming signatures from the world."

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:33:00 UTC | #440481

gcdavis's Avatar Comment 5 by gcdavis

Great cause and worth fighting for

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:49:00 UTC | #440484

wisebarrister's Avatar Comment 6 by wisebarrister

There is hope! The UK Supreme Court is due to review libel law - see http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/07/motown-case-test-uk-libel-law

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:09:00 UTC | #440486

skintbuthappy's Avatar Comment 8 by skintbuthappy

Petition currently at 19,600 and rising steadily.
You can sign it, and make your comment on their Pledge Wall, rest-of-the-worlders - you just won't have the extra pleasure of getting an automatic e-mail to hassle your Member of Parliament with!
Hehehehe - high time that idle sack of shit did some work...

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:19:00 UTC | #440489

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 7 by MarkOnTheRiver

Got that email myself last night.

I'd already signed the petition, but today I've forwarded Simon Singh's message to virtually my entire address book.

Plus two copies to my libel lawyer ex girlfriend!

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:19:00 UTC | #440488

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 9 by MarkOnTheRiver

8. Comment #460181 by skintbuthappy

Petition currently at 19,600 and rising steadily.
You can sign it, and make your comment on their Pledge Wall, rest-of-the-worlders - you just won't have the extra pleasure of getting an automatic e-mail to hassle your Member of Parliament with!
Hehehehe - high time that idle sack of shit did some work...

Glad you mentioned that. Last weekend I received a letter from my MP, John Austin, as a response to the email I sent at the time of signing the petition. He, along with quite a few other MP's, seems to be taking an active interest in the subject. Maybe some good will actually come of this.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:32:00 UTC | #440493

reason-first's Avatar Comment 10 by reason-first

I have just signed and put the follwoing on the plegde wall:

Libel laws are an anchronism and a disgrace for any country that calls itself democratic.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:59:00 UTC | #440496

weavehole's Avatar Comment 11 by weavehole

19,999

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:13:00 UTC | #440498

weavehole's Avatar Comment 12 by weavehole

Comment #460185 by MarkOnTheRiver

Glad you mentioned that. Last weekend I received a letter from my MP, John Austin, as a response to the email I sent at the time of signing the petition. He, along with quite a few other MP's, seems to be taking an active interest in the subject. Maybe some good will actually come of this.


The last time this story was posted on this site my MP, despite a generally supportive letter, had failed to sign EDM 423.

One email and two weeks later his name is now up. Perhaps, this form of campaign actually works...

:)

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:23:00 UTC | #440499

Tiende Landeplage's Avatar Comment 13 by Tiende Landeplage

Just signed the petition and forwarded it.

Encouraging to see that British MPs are actually taking notice.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:55:00 UTC | #440510

SaganTheCat's Avatar Comment 14 by SaganTheCat

I got this emailed to me this morning, it's gone up on my faceache page so hopefully i'll get mostly good rersponses (and not too many "yeah but like science don't know everthin so why shud i..." )

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:57:00 UTC | #440511

lordshipmayhem's Avatar Comment 15 by lordshipmayhem

Petition signed.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:27:00 UTC | #440520

louis14's Avatar Comment 16 by louis14

I've just signed and also started up a Facebook Group as a portal to the LibelReform.org website. Hopefully this'll get a few more folks signed up too!

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:18:00 UTC | #440551

SteveN's Avatar Comment 17 by SteveN

We need to get PZ Myers to activate his minions on this one.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:19:00 UTC | #440552

Dr. Strangegod's Avatar Comment 18 by Dr. Strangegod

Signed days ago. Forwarding to lots of people and adding to Facebook.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:40:00 UTC | #440562

Squigit's Avatar Comment 19 by Squigit

I signed it. And posted it on facecrack. :)

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:54:00 UTC | #440566

MMAtheist's Avatar Comment 20 by MMAtheist

I signed this way back and was encouraged by this letter to recruit more people.


SteveN:
"We need to get PZ Myers to activate his minions on this one."

He's on it. :)

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:18:00 UTC | #440576

Jay Cee's Avatar Comment 21 by Jay Cee

Ok signed!! And my family will too tonight, posted on facebook as many have.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:21:00 UTC | #440580

Steven Mading's Avatar Comment 22 by Steven Mading

It's currently at 21085 and seems to be rising at a rate of about 5 per minute.

Let's see: (100000 - 21085) / (5*60*24) = 10.96 days

So if it continues at the current rate it would reach the target in 11 days.

Is that fast enough?

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:29:00 UTC | #440583

Nunbeliever's Avatar Comment 23 by Nunbeliever

Signed, sealed and delivered :-)

EDIT: 18:19:45 -> 21854... and counting...

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:13:00 UTC | #440614

Lev-CapeTown's Avatar Comment 24 by Lev-CapeTown

Simon, please add SOUTH AFRICA to the list of countries. Even that backwards country Zimbabwe is listed, and evolution seems to have skipped their leader.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 18:00:00 UTC | #440630

prettygoodformonkeys's Avatar Comment 25 by prettygoodformonkeys

Happily signed.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:43:00 UTC | #440655

Follow Peter Egan's Avatar Comment 26 by Follow Peter Egan

Duly signed and advertised.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:26:00 UTC | #440667

kaiserkriss's Avatar Comment 27 by kaiserkriss

Signed sometime ago and forwarded on to friends living in the UK. jcw

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:24:00 UTC | #440685

SteveN's Avatar Comment 28 by SteveN

Comment #460269 by MMAtheist

"We need to get PZ Myers to activate his minions on this one."

He's on it. :)


I know. I emailed PZ shortly after posting. Probably just a coincidence, but it may have helped.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:37:00 UTC | #440688

sto's Avatar Comment 29 by sto

Silly question perhaps... but how do you find out how many people already signed?

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 22:55:00 UTC | #440704

hoops mccann's Avatar Comment 30 by hoops mccann

Signed.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:18:00 UTC | #440710