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Returning Our World to Sanity--The Baton has Passed to Us
Date: 4/1/2012 9:44:47 AM ( 4 y ago)
Returning the World to Sanity; The Baton has Passed to Us
Getting Educated About What is Going On in Uganda:
April 1, 2012
William Aura's Birthday!
Happy Birthday WIlliam
If you imagine you are having a bad day today, please watch two Videos:
One is The Campaign to End Genocide in Uganda Video:
Here is something from the Website:
Take a Stand for Human Rights. Take a Stand for Peace. Read the truth about what’s happening in Uganda today - http://ugandagenocide.info
- a genocide unfolding hour by hour, minute by minute.
2) Victims of the 20 year war in Uganda have been almost exclusively civilians. They have been killed, abducted, mutilated and sexually violated by the LRA; Uganda’s national army, the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) has similarly committed massive human rights abuses, including murders and rapes against the civilians. Atrocities by both sides are well documented, including in the recent June 2007 report, "Making Peace our Own," by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); please see
The Other Very Compelling Video to Watch is Called KONY12 issued
by the International Invisible Children's Foundation of San Diego:
The KONY12 Video
This is a very compelling a profoundly moving video that is the most watched video right now on the internet. The video for one thing shows that we each have the tools to influence each other through Facebook, and we each have the technology to influence our government to take the actions that need to be taken.
This is the Story that the KONY12 Video Tells:
Invisible Children – Kony 2012.
Filmmaker Jason Russell visited Africa in 2003 and returned with a story that made people ask what they could do to help. Jason co-founded the non-profit Invisible Children Inc. which is working to make the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony of Uganda famous by raising support for his arrest. Kony’s arrest will save thousands of women and children allowing them to live a normal life without fear from the LRA rebels. Jason shares with us his friend Jacob, who after losing his brother and not having the opportunity to attend school Jacob would rather die than live. Unfortunately the ‘United States will not get involved if our National Security or Financial Interest aren’t at stake’. The issue to the US government is not important enough to get involved. So, the people have spoken and made it clear that they want to see something done. Invisible Children currently has 475,000 fans on Facebook and looking to increase that number before April 20th. On the night of April 20th, Kony 2012 crews will hit the streets to set up posters, with hopes of grabbing national attention to the issue. This 30 minute video will be the best thing you watch all week and you can help by spreading the word to get our government involved.
I want to acknowledge the well meaning intentions of both of these groups.
Looking Deeper at Genocide at Home and In Uganda
We live in profoundly important times. Anyone who has time to sit around and enjoy a Saturday night with friends is to be congratulated for doing the right thing....and then, then, there is a time to get off the couch and using our amazing abilities to help the condition of Food In the World.
In Uganda, if People had Fertile Soil and the Skills to Grow Chemical Free Food Without Fear or Harm, They Could Help Themselves Recover from Genocide
That is my position. Not long ago, Joe Rodriguez Jr. of local JR Organics, a San Diego based fifth generation farmer went to Africa. I will be reporting back to you here on the Plant Your Dream Blog.
That is the kind of action that is needed.
The basics: are water, organic seed, and fear from death. Right now, it is hard to grow food when you could be abducted, raped, mutilated, or murdered.
It is hard to Cultivate Food Justice, or take steps toward Food Safety when you are starving.
We are the Lucky Ones.
We are the lucky ones. There are things we can do right here in San Diego to help now.
Cultivating Food Justice Events from April 28-May 5
Read all about these here:
List to be uploaded soon!
Take Care of Your Self
Watch the film Hungry for Change, and these other outstanding Videos,
while you are fasting, praying, and being kind to your body.
Shop the Farmers" Market Near You.
Drink Coffee and Want to Help Urganda?
Read this Plant Your Dream Blog
Coffee for Nadine
Want to Help Uncle Sam Get Married to Anti GMO?
We are in both an international, national, and local Food Emergency now. Most people do not know what food is?
Today most people do not have what they need to even Survive This Day nutritional, yet alone Thrive Organically. Most of us do not even know why we are intended to eat.
(Hint: What is The Purpose of Food?
To give you the materials you need to Plant Your Dream!)
Two important Actions to Take Now!
ACTION TO TAKE NOW
National effort to help the FDA get the message We Want GMO's Labeled.
California Campaign to Label GMOs
Read all about it on The New Plant Your Dream Blog.
Go to the Website for Label GMOS!
GO HERE TO VOLUNTEER
MY LINK--REGISTER HERE TO HELP
RELATED PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOGS IN THIS SERIES
850,000-800,000 SIGNATURES AND TEN WEEKS TO GET THEM BEGINS AROUND FEB 15
HIlLCREST FARMERS' MARKET WILL HELP CAMPAIGN TO LABEL GMOS
KID HELPING OUT AT FARMERS' MARKET
WHERE TO DONATE TO HELP LABEL GMOs IN CALIFORNIA
TEN WEEKS, 850,000 SOLID SIGNATURES AND WE WILL BE ON THE CALIFORNIA BALLOT
OTHER ACTION TO TAKE NOW
As of March 27, 2012, 1,000,000 voices told the FDA to Label It! The drive concinues to get signatures. Let's get 2 million now!!!!
Here is a story about one of those voices I admire, Gary Hirshberg!
Live In San Diego?
Want a Tour of the Hillcrest Farmers' Market Vendors That Feed Me?
I shop the HIllcrest Farmers' Market each Sunday I am in town. You can find me across from the Music at the DMV around 11 am, with Joe the Farmer and his family. I will help teach you about some of the foods so you can Come Alive! This is something people in Uganda, in some placed do not have an opportunity to do.
Here are a Couple Other Facebook Pages that Can Help You
Friend of the Farm, San Diego Facebook
You can see some of my Hillcrest and North Park Farmers' Market photos here on Facebook. These are some of the images that you can use on your website, and make a contribution to support the raising of funds for better equipment to tell the story of Real Food, and Real Food Safety.
Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food On Facebook
This Facebook Page was set up to be a container where GMO and Organic Lovers can have a safe place to close the Gap in Understanding, and lessen the tension between all points of view through letting others know what is on our plate. You are allowed to have your point of view on this page. The rules, are no spitting, cussing, or yelling--as best you can. The members of our community are engaging in sharing their truth as best they know it.
Read More about the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food
here on the New Plant Your Dream Blog
Keep The Beet Media Star, The World's First Talking Beet Plant
This is where you can go to get the perspective of a talking Organic Beet who likes to share her perspective on steps to take to renew our earth organically.
Read more about Keep The Beet On the New Plant Your Dream Blog
Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener, on Facebook
You can also stay in touch with the inspirations I am seeing and writing about.
WORDS TO KNOW
The origins of the word has "Gene" in it.
What is Genocide?
"The crime of genocide is defined in international law in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide."
Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
� Killing members of the group;
� Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
� Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
� Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
� Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Article III: The following acts shall be punishable:
� Conspiracy to commit genocide;
� Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
� Attempt to commit genocide;
� Complicity in genocide.
The Genocide Convention was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948. The Convention entered into force on 12 January 1951. More than 130 nations have ratified the Genocide Convention and over 70 nations have made provisions for the punishment of genocide in domestic criminal law. The text of Article II of the Genocide Convention was included as a crime in Article 6 of the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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