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‘..write for rights..’- Maryse Sergent

Before we bid adieu to 2012 The Arachneed is honored to Maryse Sergent’s  Story in her words, she has battled all odds to stand up for what she believes in and for defending Human Rights. Maryse aptly stands true to Gandhi’s idea “Be the Change you want to see in the world”..Maryse Sergent is our Hero! We Salute-In Solidarity!- singing off -Arnav Anjaria.   …..23 years ago….1989….A great year for human rights..Dalai lama peace Nobel prize (I didn’t know that Tibet would take a so big place in my life and my …heart….the”iron curtain”…the Berlin wall destroyed…Rostropovich playing “cello” in the collapses..and the drop of d ceausescu in Romania. These 3 major events gave me the strength and the envy to begin my adventures with Amnesty International (adventures but positives adventures!) In my first letter I said … Read entire article »

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In Solidarity with Anti Rape Protests!!

I am that 13 year old girl that wants to play outside with my friends after 7:00 PM; I am the girl that believes that in her home, nothing can touch her; I am that young student that wants to be able to take a walk at night all by herself; I am that housewife that does not want to be escorted by her brother, father or any other male member of her family every time she needs to run an errand. I am that woman who has a free spirit, who wants the choice regarding whether or not she should wear a short skirt to depend on her mood and not the reaction of a prowler waiting to grab her; I am that woman that lives in with her boyfriend and hopes that my watchman … Read entire article »

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OVER 500 Youth Celebrate International Volunteer Day 2012 In Liberia

Over 500 youths from five communities in Montserrado County has celebrated this year International Volunteer Day in Liberia, the event was organized by the Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) with funding from the United States Embassy in Monrovia. The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED), United States Embassy-Monrovia and partners celebrate on December 7-8 and carry out series of activities commencing with a parade on Friday, December 7 from the Ministry of Education on Broad Street to the YMCA conference hall in Monrovia where a formal program was held. The Indoor program brought together over 100 participants including the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Madam Deborah Malac who served as Keynote Speaker. Other personalities that attended the occasion were Representative Munah Pelham of District # 9 Montserrado County, Hon. Albert Jaja Assistant Minister for Information Services at the Ministry of Information, … Read entire article »

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FLOWER SUN

New Collective 2012 Winter Solstice Poem The following poem comes from a new Collective 2012 Winter Solstice Poem (Haiga) that sought contributions by poets and artists from all over the globe. We all are truly one. We all share the same dreams and aspirations of world peace, tolerance, and understanding with the whole humanity in balance with nature especially during the celebration of the new era (the Sixth Sun) in the Mesoamerican tradition that begins on the Winter Solstice (December 21, 2012) that in the Nahuatl calendar corresponds to the date “Four-Flower” (Nahui-Xochitl). In the Nahuatl tradition this new era is identified as the “Flower Sun” (Xochitonatiuh). We give thanks in advance to all who are wiling participate in making this human wonder something tangible and real. http://www.facebook.com/notes/francisco-x-alarcon/new-collective-winter-solstice-poem-haiga-for-the-sixth-sun-dec-21-2012-in-celeb/10151311606725734 FLOR SOL         … Read entire article »

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Buddhist Prayer Session for Tibet on 16th December 2012 in Brugge (Belgium)

Sunday 16th December 2012 we are organizing a prayer session for the Tibetan people, from 14-00-17.00 hours at the Local Service Center ‘t Reitje, Annuntiatenstraat 34, 8000 Brugge. This prayer session is being organised by Tibetaanse-Vlaamse Vriendenkring and the Tibetan community, in cooperation with Dienstencentrum ‘t Reitje in Brugge.During the prayer session, all the victims will be commemorated.We invite everyone to take part, to show your solidarity with the Tibetan people. You can bring along a meditation cushion and some t-lights. As usual, there will also be a tea break again. If you come by public transport, you can take bus no. 4 or 14 at the railway station in Brugge. It’s about 10 minutes to the stop Snaggaardbrug. The Annuntiatenstraat is a little bit further on your left. Thanks for your participation. The board of Tibetaanse-Vlaamse Vriendenkring. v.z.w. Tibetaanse-Vlaamse Vriendenkring Contact: … Read entire article »

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First Lhakar in Belgium organised by the Tibetan Cultural Center in Belgium.

Lhakar (White Wednesday) is a home grown non-cooperation movement that has been spreading across Tibet since late 2008. Tibetans take concrete actions to promote Tibetan identity such as wearing traditional Tibetan clothing, to speak Tibetan only and go to the temple on Wednesday, and to buy only from Tibetan shops and restaurants. Wednesday is an auspicious day for the Tibetan people because it’s  His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s soul day. Since April 2011, Tibetans in Nangchen (Kham, Eastern Tibet) have been boycotting Chinese-owned vegetable stores. On the Dalai Lama’s birthday 6th July 2011, the boycott has spread to three other Tibetan cities resulting in several Chinese shops shutting down and Tibetan shops opening up. Restaurants in Dzoege (Amdo, Eastern Tibet) refuse to serve Tibetans who ask for dishes in Chinese. In Lhasa (U-Tsang, Central … Read entire article »

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Riccardo Grameggna on The Arachneed

  To all the friends of the Arachneed, Namascar… My name is Riccardo Gramegna, I am from Valsesia, a European Community, and I am glad to be with you on this day to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day. It is a special day for all who have something to say and want to reaffirm the right to freely express and share their thoughts and ideas as we all do on the Arachneed and on the free blogs and other online magazines on the web. The time when political and economic powers were able to stop, gag and condition the free voices on the media is over. Their power is crumbling under the heavy weight of the scandals of their corrupt behaviours… So, feel free to write, feel free to say, feel free to share … Read entire article »

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TIBETAN CULTURAL CENTER IN BELGIUM CELEBRATES 4th ANNIVERSARY.

Friday evening 30th November 2012, the Tibetan Cultural Center in Belgium (TCC) celebrated their 4th anniversary. At the same time, they remembered when His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Every year, Tibetans around the world officially celebrate this day and they tend to include it in already existing festivities.About 100 people participated in this event, also representatives of different Tibet groups in Belgium and Tibet supporters from different countries. The TCC was founded in 2008 and became a registered organisation in 2011. The aim is the preservation of the rich Tibetan culture in all his aspects, for example by teaching the Tibetan children born and living in Belgium about their language and culture. The TCC has established Tibetan schools in 3 cities: Brussels, Antwerp and Ostend. The … Read entire article »

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TIBETAN SOCIAL SERVICE: FOR TIBETANS BY TIBETANS.

Mr. Chime Youngdung, currently Director of Tibetan Social Service (TSS) with its main office in Dharamsala (India), has started his European tour with a 5-day visit to Belgium. Mr. Youngdung is the former President of the National Democratic Party of Tibet. He arrived to Europe with the aim to raise further awareness about Tibet and the Tibetan cause and to introduce his new initiative, the non-profit organization Tibetan Social Service to the European friends of Tibet. As a successful political campaigner for his community and a knowledgeable promoter of freedom and of empowerment for Tibetans, he was warmly welcomed by many friends, political representatives as well as the local people in Belgium. Arriving to Brussels airport on the morning of November 17th, Mr. Youngdung was greeted by International Board Members of … Read entire article »

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