Apr 15, 2009

People power for a Free Fiji

The ABC's programme ON THE MAT has produced an audio segment that you can listen to here. This covers comment from the three judges who sat on the Fiji Court of Appeal last week and ruled that the Government of Commodore Frank Bainiamarama was illegal.

For an interview with Jone Baledrokodroka and Radio NZ Nine to Noon, you can listen here.

Also vinaka ragone for your letters and notes and snippets of information. Suzie of Valelevu, your information has been passed to the person you wanted it to go to. Melinda, I will get in touch with you later on today.

To Vili, Anon 1 & 2, Kelikeli and Cokaniuto I will email you today and we can talk about your suggestions. Thanks for the photos sent in people and keep them coming. For up to the minute news, please see the Coup 4.5 News Blog. For a great synopsis of the current situation see Michael Field's commentary here.

It is obvious there are many good principled people in Fiji, and that those of us who have the means to raise our voices on behalf of those who have been suppressed should continue to do so.

For those people sitting on the fence, I give you Desmond Tutu's quote :

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”


and RF Kennedy who said :

" It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”

6 comments:

Freedom Friends said...

Note this article with its down to earth no nonsencse summation.

http://lobobreed.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/the-free-market-vs-fascist-frank-of-fiji/

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sound bites. I particulary love the overseas announcers way of pronouncing leweni's name. New-whammy Lemeni.LOL

Keep The Faith said...

Right behind you D-Bu. Onwards & Upwards with the people power folks.

FijiGirl said...

Vinaka DeBu for the link to Michael's interview. Strong stuff, and what a hoot to see Vore's rank incompetence described in such clear terms. If only the Military Council would turn their backs on him!
Nice chatting with you earlier today. Keep up the great work.
God bless Fiji

Karl said...

Bloggers for genuine opinion! We uploaded the extended interview with Melbourne based Fijian academic Moses Waqa, aired on yesterdays Renegade Economists radio show - 15/4.

Mo discusses the history of Fiji's 4 coups, the racial tension and gives a few tips on how Oz diplomats could be more effective. The security issues in the region are compelling

Toso TOSO! said...

Everyone follow this link to RawFijiNews!

http://rawfijinews.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/for-the-indigenous-fijian-eyes-only/

TOSO!