(Financial Times) — Nestlé discovered that the secret infiltration of a non-governmental organisation is illegal. The company also learned that child labor is illegal too. Private companies monitoring activists activities is also illegal. Attac an anti-globalisation organisation that won the case against Nestlé says: ”we are continuing to critically observe the worldwide activities of multinational corporations.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.1.13~
Waking up, I decided that I was going to go for a swim today. It’s Maori custom to take your long green stone taonga for a dip at this time of year. Or at least, that’s what Cliff Curtis would tell you, if at a beach. “Let’s you know you’re lucky to be alive and is good exercise.” I observed the strained sails of the ships at bay. Wind was high.
Thinking of my friend from the Amazon, who once told me, “you can’t swim easily where I’m from, a school of piranhas might get to you.” At the time I said, “What kind of piranas?” My friend replied, “You know, the ones with the red necks that aren’t really all that red.” The friend addded, “If you dive in to a river, it’s really difficult to move much. The fear of the red necked piranas is just there. It’s hard to enjoy a dip, so you tend not to just get in. The water environment is hostile.”
Sarah Shahi clocks in at no.50 of the most voted stars of 2012.
Born Aahoo Jahansouz, the actress who plays the character Kate Reed in TV drama Fairly Legal, began life in show biz as an NFL cheerleader athlete for the Dallas Cowboys.
Her father is Abbas Shahi, an Iranian, and her mother Mahmonir is Spanish.
Her father’s family exited their homeland two years before the Iranian Revolution.
Her name, Aahoo (آهو), means gazelle in Persian. This is Beyonce‘s middle name.
From her life we see: a cross-cultural multi-lingual artist who raises her children in English, Farsi (Persian) and Spanish.
She is also an oil activist for the environment, pointing out how Island coastal dwelling people are not safe when oil thirst in the world is so rife.
In November 2012, after two seasons, Shahi’s show Fairly Legal ended. She is now looking for work. Robert Altman discovered her in Texas and said she should move to Hollywood. She is married to actor Steve Howey.
Online she rates steadily as America’s guilty pleasure of sexy homegrown US-fusion.
Similar to Kim Kardashian‘s appeal, Shahi’s bikini pics as an American exotic get her noticed.
What a beautiful person.
Her message of peace and tolerance in the world is empowering for Mid-East women.
Sarah Shahi’s cross-cultural capabilities are outstanding in a very humble way as an entertainer and ambassador of the USA. She is industrious and also a symbol of World Peace and tolerance in the USA. Fascinating.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
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~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
ACTIVISM FRIDAYS OF ARRESTED DEVELOPMENTS: POLITICIANS DESIRE MORE THAN JUST TALKING – REALITY BITES IN NEW ZEALAND HARD FOR MANY
After GFC re-engineering of the world I got back to witness a NZ where a lot of it, is a total mess. Not a hot mess, in a good way, either (never mind!). People hardly hit are the poor and many Maori. We have lost so many to migration to Australia, that it’s almost like witnessing ethnic cleansing of Maori from NZ society. The disturbing thing, is that Kiwis have become “too comfortable” in turning a blind eye. It makes me sick to the stomach to see such selfishness going down in NZ. Christchurch residents (many) are also experiencing the same situations too.
On that note, here’s a news story about politicians talking and other people wondering where real change is happening? Heading into the weekend, the story is about activism, and questions “Just talking is no longer enough” in political games.
“There were these three young women sat on top of the house in the middle of a cold night and I thought to myself ‘that’s bloody awesome’ – that they would do that to try and protect their community, and I thought the least I could do was just sit in my car and support them,” he said.–Hone Harawira tells TVNZ after getting arrested in an incident he described as “embarassing.”
The Dominion Post says today: “Mana Party leader [a New Zealand politician] Hone Harawira says police smashed a window and removed him from a car when they arrested him during a state housing protest.
The Te Tai Tokerau MP has been charged with failure to remove a vehicle.
“I didn’t go there to get arrested. I went there to show solidarity and support,” he said. ”I went with my wife. To show her the commitment of the families of GI” (Glen Innis). (more…)
New Zealand has recently won the bid to host the World’s Iron Man competition. Maori Iron Man athlete and real life Dr. Ropata, Lance O’Sullivan talks health in New Zealand’s north and jetting across to Rarotonga to keep an eye on the South Pacific’s hula culture peoples.
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Te Karere News reports: Northland doctor takes stand against rheumatic fever: What’s ahead for Northland doctor Lance O’Sullivan? Last month, he resigned from Te Hauora o Te Hiku o Te Ika health provider. The greed and inequality activist in the health sector is known for being outspoken about poverty and poor housing. Sullivan gives an interview from his home in Kataia.
Take a nohi above.
Scotty Morrison feeds the ball to Anzac Pikia‘s reporting. Ngati Pourou, Te Arawa and Ngai Tahu could do with a ’jetting to Hawaii’ story about now, to work on their tans. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.7.12~
Melissa Stokes reports of teenagers doing good. He opted out of the Olympics 2012 to concentrate on upping his athletic profile by competing against his own achievements set so far.
Video link: Jacko Gill defends crown with new record. The teen shot put sensation Jacko Gill not only defended his world junior shot put title at Barcelona this morning, he also set a new world record of 22.20m.
Not a shabby effort at all.
[Photo: OTD - Caption: Jacko Gill of New Zealand throws before winning the men's Shot Put final at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona July 11, 2012. Source: Reuters - Gustau Nacarino -Espana]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.7.12~
Cancer survivor and grammy winning music artist, Melissa Etheridge is currently on guitar in New Zealand.
I remember Melissa’s message many years ago now when she first started as a rocker.
For me, it always was: Bring Me Some Water. Legend.
[Kia ora! Life be to you too].
Here’s Etheridge at the Kodak Theater. Throaty rock that endures.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.7.12~
FORMER NEW ZEALAND’S NEXT TOP MODEL, DANIELLE HAYES, IS SHOCKED THAT KAWERAU’S DIVERSE SCHOOLS ARE BEING MISTAKEN FOR A TIGHT SCRUM SITUATION!
We the people of Aotearoa are “the bridge over troubled water” in such global times.
On a side note: Beyonce Knowles (pictured below) won a swag of BET Awards in music (one even for music video directing). This post is not about Beyonce. It’s about another angel, who arose to be a guardian of her people in a more visible way. Pictured above.
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Here we go:
People in politics, should perhaps not get their schooling models, mixed up with their rugby.
For example, primary schools, intermediate schools and high schools – should not be squished to make one rugby scrum.
A news report: Judicial review challenges decision to close school: A judicial review is underway in the High Court in Rotorua challenging the decision by the Ministry of Education to close Kawerau Intermediate School. Former NZ Top Model, Danielle Hayes, who is also a former pupil of the intermediate, was there to lend her support.
Anyway, the very disturbing footage can be seen on Te Karere News. [Click on Danielle's photo to view].
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The Geothermal potential of Kawerau should be a shared development venture, with the young people’s people at these schools. At best, it is our young people’s potential we serve into a better way. Or not.
Round up is a farming tool – and should not be a tactic of governance as a norm. (more…)
SAYING NO TO BATTERY CAGED CHICKENS & CHICKEN COLONIES IN SOUTH ISLAND & CHINA’S CHICKEN ENERGY PLAN
Farming is a science. It is capable of producing amazing products. Yet when ethics is missing regarding animal welfare, the sciences derived from farming, are just plain greedy.
While the BBC is going gaga over Beijing, China’s resourceful innovation at turning chicken poo into energy, little has been given to the welfare of the chickens.
300 million chickens are farmed producing half a billion eggs a year in this video clip. The innovation of the science is good, yet the animal welfare is not.
In New Zealand, three brave girls got arrested today. Their message to Mainland Poultry’s new colony was ”say no to battery caged chickens and chicken colonies.” They protested on behalf of Coalition to End Factory Farming.
Deidre Sims who chained herself to a steel tripod in protest said, protesters were “prepared to risk our lives if it helps to prohibit the use of all cruel cage systems in New Zealand”.
Word! Watch both clips above.
Humane farming, animal welfare farming methods desired… for guilt free eggs all the way!
[For MB & Co].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.6.12~
In totally illegal New Zealand families news:
Boston.Com writes: “WELLINGTON, New Zealand—”Xena: Warrior Princess” actress Lucy Lawless says she has “no regrets” about boarding and preventing an oil-drilling ship from leaving a New Zealand dock, a protest action that saw her plead guilty on Thursday to trespass charges.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.6.12~
Remembering remarkable people who made a difference for freedom, at great personal cost : Maria Serrano‘s story told on documentary film - From Oppressive Struggle Towards A Better Life is a film all people can learn from.
In a time in world history where her people were cast in an unfair battle, fighting for unionization rights, agrarian reform, better wages, accessible health care, and freedom of expression – in the face of despotic greed, Maria Serrano and her contemporaries’ epic story took place.
What a legend in El Salvador’s human story towards better human rights, this documentary portrays as important art we can all still learn from in the world.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.5.12~
Voting well in the blogosphere today is the actor: SARAH SHAHI who doubles as a working mom and FAIRLY LEGALS OIL ACTIVIST.
An American raising children in English, Spanish and Farsi – she’s always controversial giving her view of the modern American family.
China’s military is getting stronger. “Beijing announced an 11.2 percent increase in its annual military budget to roughly $106 billion.” Of course, the US thinks China is spending much more. China and the US have operated their military in the same territories. For example, China does work for the UN too and also helped the people of Libya, during the uprising ordeals.
US (and the world’s) concerns seem to be situated with what is perceived as being China’s obsession with maritime territories outside of China- employing military presence in those territories (eg: the Philippines Islands for example).
In the tone we take on China and its military (more pro-West in bias than Pro-East in our media reporting style), we often forget that China does have 1/6th of the world’s total population within China.
In non-military Chinese news: Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest in China has touched down in New York, arriving on crutches, where he’s been granted assylum. The Washington Post reveals:
“For the past seven years, I have never had a day’s rest,” he said through a translator, “so I have come here for a bit of recuperation for body and in spirit.”
He plans to attend law school in New York.
The Ray Charles of Chinese dissidents? – that’s kinda got a groovy sound to it.
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Meanwhile, the US says its military strategy is to build a military-to-military relationship in the future. On that note, it was nice of Howard Schultz to greet Chen at the airport. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.5.12~