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How do we deal with corrupt governments? Bring back The Untouchables!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2013 by Paul Timms

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As investigations continues to uncover government endorsed illegal financial activities all around the world, and report today that the State of Ohio is putting people in jail for for not paying their debts: “[a] study revealed that 1 of 5 people in Heron County prisons were behind bars due to failing to pay pending obligations even though the practice was outlawed in 1833” (more at RT: http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica). We need a solution. What is the solution when governments continue to operate beyond the law? Do we need a new organization? I believe so. A kind of Untouchables that are immune to corruption who are willing to pursue and bring leaders and powerful figures to justice!

Words to the ‘do-nothings’ who want something

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by Paul Timms

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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke.

Calling on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by Paul Timms

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I signed it and so did 400,000 others so far. Why should you sign it? To prove that those in government in lofty positions, with wealth and considerable comforts are unjustified to make the current welfare reforms that expect people to live on £53.00 per week, when they are unable to do without comforts many of us can only dream of. The welfare reforms are an indictment of the hypocrisy of government and the elite. This petition is a big part of our protest and our voice! 

Follow and share this link –  sign the petition:
https://www.change.org/ids53quid

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Paul Timms

Femen restrained during the popes visit to Paris

Its typical that there is no dialogue produced on behalf of the Pope or his representatives. Only his ability to forcefully restrain, discipline and punish, following in the historical tradition of all religious authorities. And yet so many people in the world support his actions and reactions to the Pope’s denial of some of the most important human and civil rights issues in history, and around the world today. And the church dares to question our moral culpability! Were Adam and Eve not naked?

Femen – your voice and your cause reaches far beyond feminism. We hope that more people will open up and listen.

For more information and to show your support go to the Femen page:

http://femen.org/en

Femen: Why the Nudity?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Paul Timms

Why the Nudity

The issue here is more than women being treated as mere objects, as the popular imagination seems to assume on first inspection. It is about who controls the objects and defines them. This is fundamentally what democracy addresses. Freedom of the object. Historically, control has been the domain of men (patriarchy), who have in the long run, controlled the woman’s place in society and through this has played a major role in defining female sexuality.

The point of the nudity is this.The women decide when and where they expose themselves – and of course they get attention. Here, Femen are exposing the Ukraine government that is exploiting the availability of beautiful women in the Ukraine to attract tourists. The government are defining who and what owns the body-object. This is exploitation. The point of democracy is fair and equal access to control of the object and of oneself by oneself. Femen (and feminism) demand democratization of the object, their bodies, in the form of equal rights, which brings us back to the nudity: the purpose of the display is that Femen are a group of women who want to have democratic control over the availability of their bodies, the defining of their sexuality, and the exposing of their bodies, something which should not be decided by the government or any other kind of authority based on their values or for their profit and gain.

I salute Femen! I believe that the violent and negative reactions against their activism and protests are abhorrent, and expose the blatant presence and signs of the oppressive, ideological mechanisms embedded within the public conscience of the ‘herd mentality’; of physical and ideological regimes in place to ensure that the body-object is not democratized. It is indeed a shameful sight to see that so many people fail to see this while invoking violence and negativity towards Femen, and really, women in general – that violence against women is still acceptable if it is somehow validated by the sponsorship of authority. For even if it is about being just naked, what is so bad about being naked after all?

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