April 24, 2007

Your personal invitation...


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

This blog does not deserve the photos of these great guys. These men and woman were courageous, honest and open. Not like you guys at this blog, hiding behind the skirt of anonymous bloggers. come out and fight in the open, then your blog deserves this pictures.

By the way, r you guys crazy to call for a one day strike, jeorpedizing all the good work done by the IG.

Kalisi Bese said...

Universal Declaration of Human Rights:- (30 Rights We All Have - No Matter What)

For one and all, I just want to list our fundamental basic Human Rights, as I can assess and observed from my recent trip to Fiji 2006, majority of the public, had no knowledge or understanding of our Human Rights. We tend to accept and Not question, whatever our elders or people of authority, deliver or present to us.

Fiji is a very religious Nation, and through our upbringing our parents and elders and of cause through the teachings in Sunday School, we're taught the very same thing, our Human Rights were based on, and with the same principle which is to "Love one another, as God Loves Us".

1. We are all free and equal (We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way)
2. Don’t discriminate (These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences)
3. The right to life (We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety)
4. No slavery - past and present (Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave)
5. No torture (Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.
6. We all have the same right to use the law(Iam a person just like you)
7. We are all protected by the law (The law is the same for everyone it must treat us all fairly)
8. Fair treatment by fair courts (We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly)
9. No unfair detainment (Nobody has the right to put us in prison without a good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country)
10. The right to trial (If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do)
11. Innocent until proven guilty (Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true)
12. The right to privacy (Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters, or bother us or our family without a good reason)
13. Freedom to move (We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish)
14. The right to asylum (If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe)
15. The right to a nationality (We all have the right to belong to a country)
16. Marriage and family (Every grown-up have the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
17. Your own things (Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.
18. Freedom of thought (We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want)
19. Free to say what you want (We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people)
20. Meet where you like (We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don't want to)
21. The right to democracy (We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders)
22. The right to social security (We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and child care, enough money to live on and , medical help if we are old or ill)
23. Workers’ rights (Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union)
24. The right to play (We all have the right to rest from work and to relax)
25. A bed and some food (We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for)
26. The right to education (Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn)
27. Culture and copyright (Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings, others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science and learning bring)
28. A free and fair world (There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world)
29. Our responsibilities (We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms)
30. Nobody can take away these rights and freedoms from us.

May you have a Blessed Day….

www.youthforhumanrights.org.au

Anonymous said...

To Anon 2: is your approved by www.youthforhumanrights.org.au. By the way we do not want foreigners comments. Can you organisation find out how many women and children Australian soldiers have killed in Iraq by 'mistake'.

kaiviti said...

anon 1. you way off the mark.You fighting for democracy here.The protest for strike is because we want our democracy NOW!! you idiot.You and yr junta have provided an unlevel playing field where we can fight squarely.Instead you arrest us when we throw our first punch and make us crawl like snakes.You brood of vipers!! Death to you and the juntas.We are fredom fighters like the fourin the poster.I am 101 per cent for the strike.ha!ha!ha! lamu jiko vei iko.We will cripple the junta on its way to hell and death.

Anonymous said...

Clearly Anon1 is a tough guy wanting to "fight in the open".

Hulloooo...get an education and learn about passive resistance and who really holds the power in the final analysis -- THAT is what these great people preached.

You can take the armed combat debate to those people who are interested because we aren't.

The will of the people will not be denied.

You guys just keep up anti-protest comments because you only build up the resistance to you and your lot!

Ashwant said...

did we ask for the coup? NO!.Did we vote for the IG? NO !.are they giving us the freedom and liberty?NO! should we then fight for our freedom? Yes!! Lets go on strike then!! and get our freedom back.Junta go to hell.You bunch of failed politician, bunch of failed businessman,sour grapes,bunch of bankrupt,bunch of adulterers,thieves,kanaloto,parasites,viavia turaga etc etc

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon 1: since u're pro-coup then why the hell are you still posting under anonymous, you NUTTY HYPOCRITE ULU PEPA!! Get a life like your bottle-blond sister shaista slut!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anon 1: it makes sense not to go on strike. The path to democracy is laid out. What will this strike achieve? Return to democracy tomorrow? Come on guys, at the aggregate level Fiji and its citizens will be losers, loss in output and loss in income. We went for a similar one day strike in 2000. It did not change anything. Fijian Teachers Association did support the strike then, and they wont now as well.

newsfiji said...

To anon 1: you need to be blessed.

Anonymous said...

Anon One is absolutely right: one day protest will not serve anything. Only make matters worse. There are other better means to protest.rather than staying home. Think what will happen if doctors, nurses, teachers stay home. This protest will not benefit Fiji. Think about it guys. I support democracy but not this one day protest. This call is off the mark.

Anonymous said...

People that want to keep the status quo are jelly livered with no morals and no principles. How dare you tell us what not to do ? We are expressing our individual freedoms - we PROTEST in the strongest terms this illegal take-over of our rights and freedoms. I did not elect this junta. I did not approve of them spending my tax dollars - why should I sit meekly and "accept" this bullshit by this Military Dictatorship. There has been no national referendum on whether I as a voter wanted this regime - no formal body has approached me on my opinion.Be sure to note, I'm not the only one who is looking forward to protesting in my own little way and you can't lock us all up !

As in the argument presented by Kubrick's dystopian film 'A Clockwork Orange' this illegal State is at present attempting to abolish our human soul, in the name of what they perceive to be their own vision of the world and for their own expediency.

This is the very thing that neither Hitler nor Stalin could ultimately manage to achieve, with all their frank brutality (pun intended).

In very many ways the very existence of this regime camouflages their utterly evil intentions for our future from its too-often unsuspecting victims - banking on the muzzle of gun keeping citizens quiet and subdued.

Do the goons in green care about us - its citizens? DOUBT IT - they will as soon turn on you as soon as you say one LITTLE bad thing about it ! All this contempt and hatred that this Regime has for its citizens will provoke ,once the full horror of it dawns upon people.

For my family and friends this chance to protest is an instinctive declaration for survival against the absolute and irretrievable abolition of everything that makes sense to us as human beings with god-given rights, liberties and freedoms.Christ did not die for us to disable these freedoms - he died so we may live in his full human expression !

Our sense of humanity must surely resist this dead and heavy hand of authority of the Fiji Military, which is continually conspiring to enact our oblivion as moral entities of Society - now, more threateningly than ever before.

This illegal Government is quickly despairing of certain people's morality and ethics, and is trying to replace it with authority- soon they will certainly deserve the moral indignation and outrage of all Fiji's people.

So there - those that want to sit at home - do so - it may be your last grasp at freedom and last gasp of exercising any semblance of civil liberty for a while. But at least you have spoken ! And all the beatings in the world cannot stop us a human beings from speaking out.

If this junta decides to disappear you in the middle of the night and load you in their rental cattle trucks for speaking out, being nationalistic, being gay, being stroppy or whatever, some future Hitler "lord protector of Fiji" will have decided that your mere existence is an abomination to the state.

This is a one hell of a slippery slope - as one WWII writer put it "when they came for the jews, I didn't protest, when they came for the others I didn't protest, when they came for me, there was no-one left to protest!"

Anonymous said...

To Anon 1 and his twin siamese twin Anon @ 16.38: Tell me mada who was that famous person that uttered these words "A journey begins with a single step.."

I'm saying: Watch us!!

Anonymous said...

To Anon at 21.17: We do not need a referendum, the provincial councils have accepted whatever has happened. The provincial councils reflect our views. Are you trying to undermine the porvincial councils (PC)? The PCs are the reps of us Fijians. Say no to the protest, it will not benefit anybody. Maintining status quo makes sense at this point in time.

Anonymous said...

To Anon above :
Now everybody. All together. Roll over onto our backs and that dear, kind Mr Bainipajamas will be along to scratch our tummies, like the happy little poodles he wishes we were. The truth of the matter is, as always with this man, somewhat different. What he wants is to hog-tie us completely, so that he can very soon hand us over, silent and helpless, to our new masters, those unelected, anti-democratic, collectivist, control freaks who run the illegal junta known as the IG.
Where will it all end? Kill another teenager like Rabaka ? Just roll over and accept that people. I don't think so.
There is a pattern emerging with this junta , sadly only too familiar these days:

1.Mr.Baini and Co. propose a new earth-shattering "initiative" and tell us citizens to "accept" it to help the country.

2. People are duly horrified and dismayed and start writing protesting letters to the papers and to the bloggers. Those that are happy to accept are happiest to be like sheep.

3. The "initiative" nontheless is happily rubber-stamped by the "spokespeople" for the people and becomes a law - by illegal decree.

4. There is nothing whatsoever that the silent majority (without the guns) can do about it

5. Mr.Baini carries on unopposed and unstoppable as before. They are all above the law and so are all these illegal politicians.
I am very concerned indeed.

Why should we trust the people who are unaccountable, refuse enquiries from us, go on useless witchhunts looking for the "proof" that has yet to emerge, raid and lose information and files when it suits them, change rules when they like and when it suits , spend my tax dollars, whitewash the Verebasaqa and Rabaka murders, promote the killers, and lie, cheat and swindle members of the public ?

Sorry I am not going to just "accept" ! I will stay at home and pray for those accepting sheep.

Anonymous said...

To Anon @ 17.25: seti seti greenie-eyed MONSTER, boot polisher tiko vei iko! Sotia matakau nei bai ni vore!

PC ni da...the GCC hve spoken for the Fijians, o cei o iko??! Ulu drika! E sega ni dua na betena na viavia vakayagataka tiko na nomu reverse psychology kivei keimami, dou yavu ta sukulu!

Come May 1st, moni qai sarasara mada ga!

Jamesa Huggett said...

Anyone that does not think that the situation in Fiji and especially Suva right now is not thinking about the people they live with. Fiji is sinking and something needs to be done.

Thank you, brave few for at least making a stand for something we should all believe in and hold dear - the right to say, 'No. I don't agree with what you are doing.'

Cowards who cower behind the irritating attitude of not wanting 'to rock the boat' because we 'might make it worse' are nothing more than that. and don't deserve comment.

I say to you who would ask free-thinking people to stay silent to think about the costs at doing so. Imagine this country in another 4 years of "cleanup". Cleanup the bank accounts more like it.

The cowards and bullies can have their guns, their 're-education interrogations', their slack-jawed, cowardly entreaties for supporting a barefaced lie. History is not kind to these kinds of people, nor to the consciences of those who support them.

We should all stand up for the place and the people we live with and love. Fiji needs all it's brave people to stand up, or sit down, on May day.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for anon 1.His comments would have been evenly dissected later in the editorial of one of the daily newspapers. It seems that s/he jumped into a pool full of sharks.

In order to avoid being burnt over and over by countless patriots, it is wise to stay away from the 'lovo' or better still choose your battle field well.

One would not want one's character assasinated simply because you jumped into the hands of the enemy due to stupidity.

cheers.

Anonymous said...

Well if democracy is majority, then we do know after 1st May who was stupid to call the protest in the first.