Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sad Representation

Sorry for not being active for the past few weeks. Mainly because I just did not see the need to post more things on the web as a sister blogger, Resist Franks Coup, have just really stepped up to the plate and just disseminated information to the interested readers and I applaud them for doing so. But there is an issue that I felt needed to be raised and have not been raised by any of the blogs yet, that is the claiming of credit by the interim government by intiatives that havebeen undertaken by other people or groups.

The Interim government is so focussed in trying to gain favour in the face of the international communitties and the public that they would claim ownership over projects that other people have worked tirelessly to raise from the ground. Because of safety and other reasons specific projects will not be mentioned but one is more obvious then others. The Suva Secondary Music Festival is one such project that they are trying to claim ownership over. We have certain people  reporting to us about the matter. And will fill you in when more information comes into hand.

3 comments:

Bai Ni Vore said...

Hi,
If you read some articles on http:/illegalcoup2006.blogspot.com it is mentioned that the initial work for the EU and other stuff were started by the previous govt.

but thanks for raising that Good Point!

Peter said...

that is so true. and there are a few pro-democracy youths in the the organising commiitttee of the Suva Secondary School Music Festival.....how do they feel when the interim govt has taken this away from them.....why, just to be hapy and lie to the people of Fiji....kip up the gud wok.

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