Chris Mercer – On Canned Hunting in South Africa
Ernie LaPointe on Tatanka Iyotake – Sitting Bull
Professor Ganesh Devy on languages of India
Professor Daya Somasundaram
Elizabeth Willmott-Harrop – Following Sharon’s Footsteps...
Terry McDonagh – In Hamburg
Heather Brett – Witness
Noel Monahan – Stone-Breaker
Natalie Wood – Sugar Cones and Salt Men
Dr Candess M Campbell – Damsel in Distress
Dr Cynthia Banham – Indignation not engagement-Australia’s response
Mark Ulyseas – History is a set of lies agreed upon
March 26, 2015
Chris Mercer – On Canned Hunting in South Africa
January 18, 2015
The Dutch foreign minister, Bert Koenders, said in a statement late on Saturday he had temporarily recalled the country’s ambassador to Indonesia and summoned Indonesia’s representative in The Hague to protest against Ang’s execution. He said it was carried out despite King Willem-Alexander and the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, personally contacting Widodo.
How arrogant as if the former colonial power can dictate to a former colony. We all know how the Dutch ruled Indonesia!
Incidentally the Dutchman was sentenced to death for operating a huge factory producing the drug ecstasy.
An Indonesian firing squad has executed five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the Jakarta government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.
Indonesia’s attorney general, Muhammad Prasetyo, said drug trafficking rings had spread to many places, including remote villages where most victims were youngsters of productive age. Indonesia has become the largest drug market in south-east Asia with 45% of the region’s drugs in circulation.
Are people so fucking dumb smuggling drugs to Indonesia when they know they will face the death penalty?
Don’t blame Indonesia. If you want to help, help Indonesia stop the influx of drugs.
September 29, 2014
Forget about what the rabid mullahs say – Listen to the Rabbis in Israel! Forget about what the rabid mullahs say – Listen to the Rabbis in Israel!, marculyseas, markulyseas, peace, prayer meeting Leave a comment
The news report below confirms one thing that religious leaders do not want people of all faiths to come together to pray in peace. They seek exclusivity because they are afraid that people will see them for who they really are – hypocrites. Threaten the poor souls with the Torah so that they keep away from praying with people of other faiths. This is very disturbing and I am very disappointed with these rabbis.
I think this is the right time to reveal a conversation I had with a Jew from Israel sometime ago. She secretly converted to Christianity because Christ appeared to her. She never informed any of her friends or relatives because she would have been disowned and further thrown out of the community.
Right here on this site we have Christians speaking about Israel like it is God’s own country for all, including Christians. This is a wake up call to them. Listen to the Rabbis…while the Middle East burns and Christians, Muslims et al are being slaughtered like animals… the Rabbis talk of religion. Where is their insaanyat …their humanity?
I, as a Christian, am deeply offended by what these Rabbis have directed their flock to do. Why are they so scared to pray with other faiths? Do they think the Jews will convert en-mass?
The Chief Rabbinate issued a statement condemning an upcoming Christian-Jewish prayer service at the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, arguing that the interfaith audience and the event’s messianic content undermined both Judaism and Christianity, and called on Jews to stay away
The event, organized by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), makes no reference in its description to any Jewish participation. It states that as part of a week-long tour in honor of the Feast of Tabernacles, “we devote our final morning to seeking the Lord together in prayer for our families, churches, and nations, as well as for Israel and the Middle East region. Respected ministers from around the world will lead us in prayer, and a time will also be set aside for prayer for the sick and body ministry.”
The chief rabbis also called on the organizers to cancel the event, and on Jews to boycott it, since it “hinders Israel’s true redemption.”
END OF REPORT
I find this hilarious because Christ was a Jew, not a Christian.
September 1, 2014
Liveencounters september 2014 aryaa naik, dr emma larking, elizabeth willmott harrop, eman alhussein, joo peter photogallery toraja, lavani, mark gardner uk antisemitism, natalie wood to trust, noref, Professor Bradford Morse, regarding rights, Tsilhqot'in of the First Nations of Canada - Live Encounters, we have lost our insaanyat Leave a comment
Featuring contributors from Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Israel, India and Australia.
Professor Bradford Morse has written an exclusive 8000 word article on the legal victory of the Tsilhqot’in of the First Nations of Canada in reclaiming some of their ancestral lands. The wisdom of the judges of the Supreme Court of Canada is reflected in their judgement.
Professor Bradford W Morse – Tsilhqot’in Canadian Aboriginal Title Landmark Decision – A Game Changer?
Terry McDonagh – That Old Vision
Dr. Emma Larking – Equal freedom for all requires limiting freedom of expression
Eman Alhussein – Triangle of change: the situation of women in Saudi Arabia
Aryaa Naik – Romancing the Lavani
Mark Gardner – UK antisemitism reflections
Elizabeth Willmott-Harrop – When the earth is cut
Dr. Candess M Campbell – Come here – Go Away!
Natalie Wood – To Trust and Trust Not!
Joo Peter – Photo Gallery: Indigenous People of Indonesia
Mark Ulyseas – We have lost our insaanyat…our humanity
June 8, 2014
“Something has changed in you”, said Rainy.
I sip my absinthe and then take a deep drag on my cigar, two things that keep me sane. I look down at my friend and pat his head and reply, “Yes, something has…”
The monsoon has arrived and with it the fornicating frogs, snakes and other creepy crawlies. Nights are cooler and days more humid.
“And?” ask Rainy expectantly.
“Oh…I need time”
“Time? No, you don’t…now tell me, please”
“Ok”, I reply reluctantly, “I had a dream last week when I was camping out in that wild elephant country. A dream that appeared a bit disjointed. The continuity person had probably taken the day off. It was my late wife. She was there and a few other people I knew. There was no malice, no anger in fact we made love…a gentleness that could dissolve the soul. A certain understanding existed between us. We were in this room with things strewn on the bed. The walls were green; you know the colour of that marzipan that I bought the other day? Her parents were in the next room. Strange, we never talked. It was as if we spoke with our minds and bodies. I woke up feeling like I had travelled a very long distance with the weight of wasted time on my back. I felt a bit lost; lost in a maze of my own making. The following day I walked up the hill to an ancient burial site. Stones piled one on top of the other to make odd shaped structures. Wild elephants frequent the area. I saw a tusker about 500 yards away. He saw me and raised his trunk to taste air. But he never made a sound, just watched me standing there. Then he walked to one of the graves and stood there as if contemplating or talking to the dead. A crow pheasant flew past. It was the wind that made me shiver for it carried my dream before it and ran it across the sky like a movie…it was as real as it could be. I abruptly turned and walked down the hill to the campsite. That night a leopard came calling and carried away Derrick, the camp dog, my faithful companion who kept guard every night. We found a few bits of him the next morning by the well. I was heart broken and returned home. I was to stay for at least three weeks.”
“So that’s why you returned early from you trip?”
“Yes. I was meaning to talk to you but the wheels of time keep running backward. I seem to be reliving my life minute by minute. I woke this morning to the tune of Oh Darling in my head…I actually got up singing the song…”
“You’ve got to stop the absinthe my friend. It is pickling your brain.”
“Okay, here’s what is happening. The past and present have merged into one. Reality is the physical world around you. Both are not in sync with one another. Your mind is attempting to make peace with the past by involving the present images to dictate your feelings. The question is about love. Maybe that is what is missing at the moment. You were divorced…”
“But what about the elephant, the images in the sky which I swear were for real”, I ask.
“The elephant was real. It represents wisdom…wisdom to understand the question of life and death and the relationship with each other. And the images in the sky were probably due to the absinthe.”
“Are you mad I wasn’t drinking…I don’t drink when I camp out…just smoke”
“Ah…well what did you smoke?”
“Humm…you have a point”
“I see you as a different person today because I think the wheels of time have finally stripped away the many layers that confuse your inner spirit. Most people drape themselves in layers of memories, of regrets and unhappiness. This camouflages the spirit…the pure being. Have you seen the face of a baby, the eyes and the smile? It is as if they are smiling at the pure being in a grown up.
Your dream is about what should have happened between you and your late wife. Nothing can be undone. But it can be accepted and then let go. For what is life? A mere breath carried away by gale force winds and then lost forever in the darkness of space,” says Rainy as he lays his head on my lap.
It begins to rain as night falls into nothingness.