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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sri Lanka; Asia; Eurasia: Tamil Tigers shoot nuns, and civilians- nuns escaping war Zone

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Reuters (British; Independent; Secular) 12 / 02 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Reuters has reported harrowing stories about the Sri Lankan War: whereby LTTE Rebels ("Tamil Tigers"): have been accused of shooting at civilians who have attempted to flee the war zone. Those shot include nuns.

The Tigers have been careful to attempt good relations with the Church: releasing ten Catholic Orphanage children which were kidnapped to be child soldiers last year. A nun, who had been moving 2 000 civilians from village to village: was told that she could leave: as long as only religious (nuns) left with her. The nuns in this case: stayed with the civilians. This nun, and five others escaped with the aid of the so-called "Red Cross" humanitarian and aid relief grouping.

The Catholic church, and other global voices have called both sides to insure the safety of civilians. Sri Lanka's army claims it is doing such: although a civilian building was earlier hit by artillery.

The Tamil Tigers have ignored repeated requests to let civilians out of the war zone. The group could well believe that having to avoid civilians, may prevent the government from immediately destroying the Tigers. The Tigers are listed as terrorists on several international lists: and the Catholic church has repeatedly in the past worried about civilians who have been in their vicinity.

Mexican Bishops Distrustful of politicians

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit: Spanish Edition (American; Catholic; Independent) 11 / Feb / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Mexico's Bishops: have made a release: calling for a lack of empty promises at elections, which could increase voter apathy, and have asked for a responsible program to combat the Credit Crisis. The Bishops have asked for all players in the economy to act responsibly to get Mexico through the coming times in a healthy or better manner, than if the players were to act irresponsibly about the entire situation.

EU, Europe: Caritas Spain, Germany: to help Street Children in Ukraine

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit: Spanish (Catholic; Independent; American) 11 / feb / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Spanish arm of Caritas International, and the German Arm: are attempting a three year finance plan for efforts to reintegrate street children in Ukraine, back into society. These face multiple issues, including sexual exploitation. Other focusses of the Spanish Arm of Caritas Internationalis include projects with Caritas in Armenia and Albania.

Some of the Effortis in collaboration with the Ukrainian arm of Caritas, and will focus on children in Kiev, Lviv, Ternopil, Donetsk and Kmelntsky.

The Armenian arm has a special program needing funding to care for the sick and elderly.

Vatican to EU: stop ignoring African human Rights

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit News Service (American; Independent; Catholic): French Edition 11 / 02 / 2009; Zenit: here: quotes L'Osservatore Romano)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal "Tarcisio Bertone", on Tuesday (10th February), in an effort promoted by the "Czech Republic" Ambassador, met with ambassadors from the European Union (EU), to the Holy See (Vatican). He showed the Vatican's deep concerns for Africa, and the Middle east. He begged Europe to no longer ignore other continents, and asked that they see and focus on human rights, and crying issues, weeping out of Africa and the Middle East in particular.

His ultimate request: that Europe help the delicate situation in the Middle east comprehensively; and that it deal with Africa: not as though sucking the marrow from the bones: but in a manner which is also best for Africa.

Former Communist Block Bishops: called to co-operate to spread Gospel

(Journey in a Broken World; c.f. Zenit News: Spanish Edition (Independent; American; Catholic) 11 / 02 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Zenit News, Spanish Edition: is reporting that Benedict XVI, has asked bishops in the former communist block, in Eastern Europe: to work together, in order to overcome situations caused by past injustice: and to bring the message; that is the Gospel: more fully into their societies.

The theme of the conference was:

"Mission of the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, twenty years after the collapse of communism (1989-2009).""
(Zenit News: Spanish Edition (Independent; American; Catholic) 11 / 02 / 2009))

The statements asking for co-operation: were made two days ago on Tuesday: by Cardinal: Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State. They were given to the bishops: at a meeting in Croatia: in: Zagreb. It was seemingly sent: in letter form, in a letter written by the Vatican Secretary of state. The meeting seems to have been by the Bishops in Central Europe, bearing the theme given above.

Benedict XVI: emphasized, that whatever the circumstances encountered after the fall of atheistic communism: the mission of the church remains evangelization. Communism stifled the church: and made missionary activity dangerous: as communist nations still do today.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Central Africa: Bishops blame governments for starvation, and destitution of people

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Zenit News (Catholic; Independent; American: Spanish Edition) 09 / 02 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

According to a release, in a Spanish Language article on Monday by a Catholic news agency : Zenit News: the Bishops conference of Central Africa: Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa Region (Acronym of: ACERAC): has placed the blame for poverty: which often includes starvation: on a lack of transparency, on corruption, and in the lack of adequate systems dealing with corruption, and protecting the environment, and peoples of the region: in Resource Rich Central African Regions: according to Zenit: the countries encapsulated by the Central African bishops conference: include: Gabon, Congo, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Madagascar : Mayor continues campagn: government's "riot police" kill protestors: aiming at violently removing their government

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. CNA (Catholic; Independent; American) 30 / Jan / 2009; Zenit News (French Edition: Catholic; Independent; American) 05 / Feb / 2009; Vatican radio: 15 / 06 / 2009; Agenzia Fides/ Fides Service (Catholic; Independent; Italian) 02 / 02 / 2009; 05 / 02 / 2009; Fides: info on Madagascar; 25 / 11 / 2004; Reuters (Secular; independent; British) 07 / 02 / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

A few days ago: Mayor: Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar's capital Antananarivo: was removed from his position, by Madagascar's president: after attempting to have the well known island's President: Marc Ravalomanana: removed. Rajoelina challenged his removal: was reinstated, and stepped down: his attempt to have the country's constitutional court remove their president: failed. Rajoelina supporters have consistently looted, and have held several violent protests. Up to 25 people died: at the hands of police: after his supporters were told to remove the country's president from the "Presidential" ("Ambohitsorohitra") Palace: causing police loyal to the President: to eventually open fire with live bullets. Original riot police fled in fear, but others resorted to live fire: preventing the removal of the president from his home. Rajoelina, had promised to give Ravalomanana's: "Ambohitsorohitra" presidential palace: to his new "Prime Minister": Roindefo Monja: who he has declared as such without an election, while the Madagascan president still has yet to be defeated.

Andry Rajoelina, has banked on poverty, and controversial foreign economic deals: and the manner in which the Madagascan economy has grown since Ravalomanana, its president: was elected: without much improvement in quality of life for many Madagascans. His means have largely been violent protests, as well as the airing of an interview with an ex-president/dictator of Madagascar: who is in exile, and the government also: has finally responded in a noticeably violent manner. The anti-government protestors: have attacked properties owned by they Island's president, and have shut down, apparently: all but Radio Don Bosco in Antananarivo: the Catholic Radio station, which has somehow survived: despite questioning the anti-governmental claims, of victory: as incorrect.

The protesters, however: accuse Madagascar's president of being a dictator, and at least 68 people have died, at the hands, apparently: of protesters, who broke into riots: deaths because of looting, and violence by protesters: has not been an unusual situation since their violent protests, often involving looting: began. They say that the Madagascan Government has prevented media initiatives: and objected after the sacked mayor: Andry Rajoelina's TV station: was shut down: having aired an interview: with exiled Marxist dictator: then president, then ex-president: "Didier Ratsiraka".

The UN has called on Madagascar's president to protect civilians, and Ban Ki-moom, UN Secretary General: had on Thursday: determined to send an envoy: "Haile Menkerios"; to assess how the UN (United nations): can encourage peace in the troubled nation.

Radio Don Bosco, and Fides News: both believe that the protests are losing power. Claims exist that tensions still are there: but people need to work.

While the sacked mayor: has proclaimed that he controls the Island: the government still: clearly controls the riot police. The Madagascan situation is rife with controversy and with complexity. Both sides have now resorted in some measure: to violence. Foreign nations: have expressed distress over the situation. There are hopes to cause dialogue between the sides. Madagascar's president was legitimately elected, and the Madagascan Parliament: largely consisting of his supporters: since his being elected: is the only body: which could impeach the president under the Madagascan constitution: it seems: from the ruling of their constitutional court.

It is thought that Madagascar's violent upstart, by a sacked mayor: may well have been overplayed: that there is not enough support to remove the country's president. An attempt to set up a second authority, apposing Madagascar's presidency, and government: has resulted in a power vacuum, according to the anti-government group: whose leader: has cited this as a reason to call himself leader of the country. He has said that a transitional government would contain representation from all the regions of the Island. The damage of his efforts: on the people of Madagascar: who are angry: already because of economic issues: and the effects of the global downturn: could well mean that this is a situation: that Madagascar could be better without.

Whether or not accusations about mismanagement of Madagascar are true: the Large Island nation: could soon need extensive international aid: with commerce, and communication centers having been attacked by the insurgency.

It is not the first time: that Madagascar has had two rival governments: 2002 saw violence: due to doubt as to whether or not its current president, or the Marxist predecessor: was president. When the situation was cleared up: the current: embattled President of Madagascasr: was declared the winner. There was already the visibility of signs of the current struggle of personality: in July last year.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Italy, EU, Europe: Catholic Prolife objects: Father can't "murder" his sick daughter

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. LifeSiteNews (Catholic; Independent; Canadian; Pro-Life) 06 / 02 / 2009; Reuters (Secular; British; "Independent") 06 / Jan / 2009)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Italy's president: leftist, and pro-death, "ex"- Communist pro-euthanasia: "Giorgio Napolitano"; has refused to sign a degree passed by the Italian Parliament's "Council of Ministers", under Premier: Silvio Berlusconi, which would prevent: the Father of: "Eluana Englaro"; despite a lack of cost in keeping her alive: she is a pro-life icon, through her situation, and was sustained in a Catholic hospital: from intentionally slaying her. Patients who have been declared brain dead, have previously made full recoveries. Unless one is to admit the Divine, as the pro-death community is unlikely to do: it must at least be admitted that those who are considered brain dead: are often not dead, and can still recover. Even aids patients are not murdered: those who cannot recover: are given as much life as is possible, and viable. Cancer patients also.

If there was evidence at the time, that "Giorgio Napolitano", of the Left leaning Democrats, otherwise called: the DS, in Italy: then those who voted for him, are as fully responsible for the possibility of murder as he is. Italy, like South Africa: has a largely pro-life population, however: just like South Africa: certain influencial politicians: have completely ignored these opinions, on the sacredness of life.

Euthanasia is intrinsically evil: and is epitomized in the Nazi choice to "Euthanize" Jews, Homosexuals, and objectors to their regime.

If "Giorgio Napolitano" prevents "Eluana Englaro", from clutching onto life: against a decisive decision by the: "Council of Ministers", the "Republic of Italy"'s representation on the matter as yet: then he risks showing why the Catholic church openly condemns communism itself. He is noted as an ex-communist by reuters, however: his communist party was disbanded in 1992, wherein he has since joined Italy's left.

"Eluana Englaro", was transfered from a Catholic hospital: "Catholic clinic in Lecco "; to the pro-death, and complicit: "La Quiete clinic" ("Calmness Clinic"), in "Udine", Italy. "Eluana Englaro", has been in a Coma, on life support since 1991, and is now 37, according to archive reporting. Her Father: "Beppino Englaro", along with her neurologist: "Alberto Defanti": have been spicing up the killing of this woman: as peaceful: as though starving to death were peaceful.

The "council of ministers'" ruling co-insides with efforts, by "La Quiete clinic", to kill her: they have begun to starve her today. Leftist, ex-communist party: "Giorgio Napolitano": plans to prevent interference with the intentional killing of "Eluana Englaro".

His refusal to sign a bill labeled:

" “Urgent Provisions on Nutrition and Hydration,”"

Of which LifeSiteNews notes:

" The text of the law, entitled “Urgent Provisions on Nutrition and Hydration,” reads, “Pending the approval of a complete and comprehensive legislative framework in the field of end-of-life, nutrition and hydration, as forms of life support physiologically designed to alleviate suffering, cannot under any circumstances be rejected by the person concerned or suspended from caregiver subjects unable to provide for themselves.”

Today the Council of Ministers voted unanimously to support the measure despite the doubts of some. “Even those who had doubts were convinced to vote because the government has the opportunity to express its decision but also offers a way to Parliament to decide,” one member said. In November, legal expert Luca Silvestri told LifeSiteNews.com that a decree law was the best hope of stopping the court-mandated dehydration death of Eluana as well as protecting others by closing the legal “back door” to euthanasia by dehydration.

Thousands of pro-life groups and individuals across Italy have been begging the government to intervene. Archbishop Pietro Brollo of Udine said on Wednesday, “The only duty society has towards this young woman is to help her to live.”

“Udine is ready to embrace Eluana Englaro, a daughter of this land. Upon learning of her arrival, I ask first of all that this woman be guaranteed care, hydration, nutrition and every means that someone who is sick, particularly someone who is very incapacitated, is due by those who have the professional duty in conscience to provide a cure,” the archbishop wrote in a statement"

LifeSiteNews (Catholic; Independent; Canadian; Pro-Life) 06 / 02 / 2009)
According to Reuters: there is hope for Pro-lifers: they say:

"Berlusconi said that if the president did not sign the decree he would quickly call an emergency session of parliament -- where he has a comfortable majority -- to enact a law."
(Reuters (Secular; British; "Independent") 06 / Jan / 2009)

While some hope is seen in anywhere but Italy's President: the Vatican fears that the woman's father, and doctors, with the country's president complicit in such: could well manage to end the tragic life of: "Eluana Englaro".

Western Nations, in the grips of secularist, liberalism politics, and culture: have increasingly marginalized the weakest members of society: sufferers from illness, those needing care, and babies: unprotected in the womb. Support of popular musicians, such as the band U2, of groups like his which support the likes of "Human Rights Watch", or "Amnesty International": have caused any Catholic, or other supporting their music, or favorite causes: just as in the tragedy of any Catholic who supports "Amnesty International": to be complicit, in the intentional killing of children, unable to protect themselves: and still in the womb.

The pro-life movement allege a second, ten times larger holocaust in modern times: one which; like the original holocaust: is not apparent to those allowing it to continue. Hitler killed ten million helpless Jewish citizens of humankind. America alone has killed over fifty million babies: still helpless in the womb. Catholic structurally connected sources such as Britain's Tablet, or South Africa's "Southern Cross": need to assess their impact: in their choices to appose the Vatican on life or Family issues.

Support of Barak Obama: in the Southern Cross: is easily accessible to American voters: the fact: that this man has chosen to support what fits the material description of Article 2 section d of the UN (United Nations) declaration on the crime and punishment of Genocide: whether or not the children of his victims, are also alive, and victims: makes this beyond an issue of faith. The protection of children: and the prevention of societal decline: as is so clear in Europe's aging population: is both a human rights bombshell: and endangers global populations: and poverty.

British aims: at implementing a two child limit: and reducing population via abortion, and contraception: not only fits the UN declaration on Genocide, and incitement to Genocide: but further: raises suspicions as to why Britain would enact such, and what connection it could have to large immigrant populations, or to abortion groups.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Venezuela; Chavez supporters attack Jews; Vatican Embassy: in further anti-religious possible voter intimidation

(Social Justice South Africa ; c.f. IOL (Independent; Secular; South African) 05 / 02 / 2009; Reuters (Secular; British; independent) 04 / Feb / 2009; Archive: 23 / Jan / 2009))

Article by Marc Aupiais

After an attack on an important Jewish Synagogue on Saturday, came an attack on a Catholic Diplomatic Embassy (Nuncio), on Wednesday: as forces accused of alleged links with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez: continue anti-religious campaigns.

While Reuters reports:

" Tear gas canisters were lobbed into the Vatican's diplomatic compound in Caracas on Wednesday, the head of the mission said, days after armed men vandalized a synagogue in the capital."
(Reuters (Secular; British; independent) 04 / Feb / 2009)
The head of the Catholic "Mission" (Nuncio), according to Reuters: is: "Giacinto Berloco".

IOL continues: focusing on the Synagogue, and ignoring the diplomatic attack:
"President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday condemned Saturday's attack on Caracas' main synagogue, which he said was being used by "the bourgeoisie" to fan unrest ahead of a crucial referendum next week on his bid for unlimited re-election.

"They accuse me of being anti-semitic. I don't hate Jews, and I call on all Venezuelan Jews not to let themselves be used," Chavez said during a military parade in Maracay, 80km southeast of Caracas."
(IOL (Independent; Secular; South African) 05 / 02 / 2009)

This comes some time after a Vatican Nuncio (Embassy to a political power), was tear bombed in January already, though by an alleged group: which claims they did not attack on Saturday, or Wednesday: and after Chavez kicked out the Israeli ambassador to Venezuela, over the Gaza Strip offenses in January.

The Venezuelan socialist, has also had confrontations with the country's Catholic bishops: who he alleged had a "plot" against him. The Bishops, fear for Venezuela's democracy, as the European Union's Parliament's Vice president fears for "Fundamental Liberties". Both the Jewish authorities, and the Catholic church: have been accused of plotting against the socialist: Chavez, who is attempting to change his country's constitution, to give him yet another term in office. A 2007 attempt failed: leading him to include longer terms in office for other leaders; to gain their support. Chavez supporters have been accused of attacking different obstacles to his sustained iron hand over Venezuela. His statements and actions against the Israeli government recently, are thought a possible cause for the outburst against minority Jews.

Of a previous January anti-religious attack: The Vice President of the EU (European Union's) Parliament: Mario Mauro (Archive: 23 / Jan / 2009) , who is also the representative on religious persecution in the: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, had condemned an attack on a Catholic Nuncio: which is the technical name for a Vatican Embassy, to a political power. The Nuncio, was in Venezuela, and government supporters, are: due to a past record, possibly: those responsible for both the January and February attacks.

Mario claimed then: that fundamental rights (He uses the word "Liberties" in the original quote): were consistently being scraped into non-existence and stolen from citizens: a statement in which he implicated the Venezuelan government(Archive: 23 / Jan / 2009).

Catholic bishops have lambasted the socialist, and others consider him a nuisance to world affairs. His attacks on the west, and attempts to derail capitalism and to attack capitalist systems, are well known.

Elias Farache, who is the current president of the Venezuelan "Jewish Association", is a voice which blames Chavez action over Israeli strikes in the Gaza strip recently: for the attacks.

Venezualan Foreign Minister, a certain Nicolas Maduro: claims that they will bring the culprits to justice; however: this seems doubtful, if those responsible are politically connected enough. He himself admits that the attack was professional. The group which claims to have attacked the Catholic Nuncio in January: "La Piedrita" ("The Pebble"), are still able to operate, able enough: to deny any recent activity.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Great Britain Government advisor Planning, or inciting Mass genocide?

(Social Justice South Africa)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The Genocide Declaration is simple, and easy to remember:

"Article 1

The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.

Article 2

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:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

(UN General Assembly: 11 December 1946: http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/p_genoci.htm )

So are the statements, and allegations in the British Times:
"COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.

Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population"

(British, Secular: The Sunday Times :February 1, 2009; Sarah-Kate Templeton, Health Editor; http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article5627634.ece?Submitted=true)

So, does the British government plan to reduce a population group via abortion and Contraception ("measures intended to prevent births within the group")?

As it is, Europe is aging, and dying out: due to the huge aged population, and lack of youth, Britain risks the same: the British Government; like other first world governments: which mess with their populations, create discrepancies between small minorities wealthy, and many poor: meaning that wealth is not adequately spread. Is this a suggestion for Genocide, and will Britain implement a genocide against their own people: Perhaps? We will have to see!

Zimbabwe, SADC Region: Why would Morgan Tsvangirai compromize?

(Social Justice South Africa)

Article by Marc Aupiais

The deal forced on Morgan Tsvangirai, by SADC, accused of a possible "Passive Genocide", by Johannesburg Catholic Archbishop: Buti, has nothing much which is good, or different. It needs negotiation, which will head to nothing for the MDC (Movement For Democratic Change), or at least: nothing much whatsoever that they have not been offered before.

Tsvangirai, withdrew from elections, which he would have won, having legally, already been elected president of Zimbabwe, according to South African experts quoted by E Television. This choice seems similar, to save his people: he has sacrificed his party's needs, and left his fellows in Mugabe political prisons, and Mugabe in power.

The MDC, had rejected the new deal, but after hearing his words, they allowed it: on condition on further negotiations, negotiations, which will likely give nothing to the MDC, as long as South Africa continues to harbor Mugabe's wishes. The ZANU PF, has relied on South African support for eight years, and it is likely the South African aid, which will go through to Zimbabwe, after the "Unity" government is formed, which is a large motivator, as Tsvangirai, sees his people die from mismanagement, a hospital system disappeared, no fresh water: and epidemic poverty, and cholera, as Mugabe does not seem to care.

Tsvangirai, has chosen a "noble" path, as many whose people are taken hostage: do, but this "noble" path, could be what is delaying their freedom: SADC (Southern African Development Community), can only hide the corpse they have left on their doorstep for so long. In either case: it is almost certainly his anxiety for the people he is said to serve: that has caused him to compromise and form this government.

There should certainly be a human rights commission to investigate South African actions over Zimbabwe. Botswana, who has considered Mugabe illegitimate, has given money to the people on the ground, or will give such: via Catholic Charity: Caritas Internationalis.

Tsvangirai's words: "SADC has decided", seem odd: he has not accepted their decisions before: it hints that he possibly was forced to accept such agreement: that he did not have a choice. SADC, has periodically been accused of being partisan towards Mugabe, and against the MDC, in negotiations. Mugabe shielded ANC (African National Congress) fighters during Apartheid in South Africa, and South African companies mine and trade in Zimbabwean resources: as South Africa's state power company sells electricity to Zimbabwe.

The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference: fears a government in South Africa, Zimbabwe's southern alleged ally: which will not be accountable to the people, after next election: as it is: those in positions of power in the ANC: did not have these positions immediately after last election, and gained such positions, partly due to the impeaching of the previous president of South Africa; using the comments of a judge, not Judging Mbeki, words, which have since been ruled inappropriate, and without weight: by a judge: during an appeal. The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference: has consistently criticized South Africa's communist affiliated, ANC controlled government.

COPE, an ANC breakaway: meanwhile: has not released their full manifesto, something, which seems odd. The ANC's supporters were implicated in recent voter intimidation at by-elections.

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