Here’s a very cool story of how New Zealand is working together with Zimbabwe to tidy up human rights bans from the IMF in Zimbabwe’s history’s dark past.
New Zealand’s PM John Key is considering dropping financial and travel sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai asked NZ to. The sanctions were introduced in 2002 in response to human rights abuses under the regime of President Robert Mugabe and is seen as being ”very important as the IMF, the World Bank will not deal with us,” says Mr Tsvangirai. Furthermore, Mugabe and Tsvangirai share leadership.
TVNZ also note: He says he is hopeful the reward of sanctions being lifted will be enough of an incentive for Mugabe to play fair. Yet another dispute is hoped to be avoided, if Mr Tsvangirai can get the pass. Mr Key says he wants to have a korero to Aussie about it. He accepts Mr Tsvangirai has a compelling case. (more…)
Some of my best future friends are rehabbing prisoners. And I don’t even live in Orange County or Keri Keri.
Tonight, the gorgeous Pippa Wetzell, brought the story of Tama Piri‘s journey from prison to reggae praise songwriting. The story reminds me of just what redemption looks like. A step by step daily process, onto a good path.
Redemption after prison, looks like Tama Piri experiencing grace at home base. Can a bad man turn good? is the angle of this story. A good one! (more…)
Redemption is the art of redeeming or buying back.
When I think of redemption, on a pop cultural level, I think of Bob Marley‘s classic waiata (song) Redemption Songs. I do not share Bob’s religious views, yet his song I love. “Emancipate yourself from mental [ideological] slavery” was this masterful poet/ songwriter’s heartening and universal message.
Whatever we lust unhealthily after, we are a slave mentally of it. Be it money (economic status), fame (a desire for recognition), sex (an illusion of love in a touch), these things can make us slaves if we are not in balance. That’s been my life experience to date.
Being more honest is also what I seek to be, at this point in my life. Part of my redemption involves people who care asking questions. Here’s some of those I got back to from friends when hitting Aotearoa New Zealand’s magnificent alluvial and minerals rich soil.
What is a blog?
Do you blog for attention? (more…)