Wednesday, January 27, 2010

YouTube - Bill Clinton talks to Julia Lalla-Maharajh

YouTube - Bill Clinton talks to Julia Lalla-Maharajh

Below are Julia Lalla Maharajh's vidoes in chronological order

Below are Julia Lalla-Maharajh's videos in chronological order, from the first to the one she posted most recently.

Facebook | END FGM NOW

Facebook | END FGM NOW

I have started a Facebook Fan Page for the END FGM CAMPAIGN!
Please join and support us spread this page and invite your friends to join us!

The aim of this campaign is to end FGM now.

Female genital mutilation is where a girl’s external genitals are cut out, without her consent, without anaesthetic. Three million girls each year suffer. 140 million women live today with the consequences – horrendous lifelong physical and psychological damage.

It has devastating impacts, on a girl’s health, on a girl’s development. In some cases, it results in death from bleeding. The campaign to “End FGM now” asks for female genital mutilation to be ended within the next generation. It aims to:

• raise global awareness
• get decision makers to increase resources and funding
• get this money to communities on the ground

Interview with Julia from END FGM NOW on CNN!

CNN's Max Foster interviews Davos/YouTube winner Julia Lalla-Maharajh on female genital mutilation.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Help Haiti - Drop the debt

Cancel Haiti's existing debt and ensure new aid is in the form of grants.


As more news reaches us from Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake, the true scale of the disaster is now emerging. Reports now suggest as many as 50,000 people may have died, with hundreds of thousands made homeless.

This is a time for all of us to be reminded of our common humanity and do all that we can to help.

Dear Finance Ministers, IMF, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and bilateral creditors, As Haiti rebuilds from this disaster, please work to secure the immediate cancellation of Haiti’s $890 million debt and ensure that any emergency earthquake assistance is provided in the forms of grants, not debt-incurring loans.

Light a candle for Haiti

Light a Candle for Haiti!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This is Quite Amazing, so Enjoy it when you have the time to view it !!‏

The video shows the winner of "Ukraine's Got Talent", Kseniya Simonova, 24,
drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how
ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II.
Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to
tears and she won the top prize of about £75,000.

 She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a
bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is

It is replaced by a woman's face crying, but then a baby arrives and the
woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand
into chaos from which a young woman's face appears.

She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the
image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking
out on the monument from within a house.

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing
outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine, resulted in one in four
of the population being killed with eight to 11 million deaths out of a
population of 42 million.

Kseniya Simonova says:
"I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or
paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me... The art, especially
when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience
members to tears. And there's surely no bigger compliment."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Time is Right for Bob Barker to Rescue the Whales - Sea Shepherd

The Time is Right for Bob Barker to Rescue the Whales - Sea Shepherd

The Time is Right for Bob Barker to Rescue the Whales

Bob Barker Donates $5,000,000 to Sea Shepherd for Ocean Conservation

Bob BarkerAnother whaling ship arrived in the Southern Ocean today, unexpected and right on time: the Bob Barker.

The 1,200-ton Norwegian built Antarctic harpoon vessel caught up with the Japanese whaling fleet at 0300 Hours on Wednesday, January 6th, in the area of Commonwealth Bay off the Adelie Coast at 143 Degrees 17 Minutes East and 66 Degrees 43 Minutes South. The Norwegian flag cracked in the chill Antarctic air as the silhouette of the whaler gave every indication that the ship was sent to support the Japanese whalers.

The Japanese could be forgiven for thinking that the pro-whaling Norwegians had sent a ship to support their illegal whaling activities in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. But any excitement turned to disappointment quickly as the Norwegian flag was hauled down and the black and white skull with crossed Trident and Shepherd’s crook was raised to announce the arrival of the Bob Barker, the latest ship acquired for the Sea Shepherd ocean defense fleet.

Thanks to a $5,000,000 contribution from American television personality and icon Bob Barker, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was able to quietly purchase and refit the former Norwegian whaler in Africa. The ice strengthened fast chaser boat quietly departed from Mauritius on December 18th to join up with the Sea Shepherd ships Steve Irwin and Ady Gil in the Southern Ocean.

Barker has also funded the cost of a helicopter that will accompany the society’s ships. The aircraft is named The Nancy Burnet after the president of United Activists for Animal Rights, an organization Barker also supports. This new helicopter will participate in future campaigns.

“I’m delighted to be able to help the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in its mission to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans,” said Barker. “There is lot of talk about preserving our ecosystems and species, but this is one organization that puts these words into action.”

For the first time ever, Sea Shepherd has three ships on the Japanese fleet and each ship gives the campaign unique abilities. The long range fast ice class Bob Barker will take the lead in harassing the Japanese fleet and will be able to stay on station for three solid months without refueling. The Steve Irwin will be carrying the campaign helicopter and will coordinate all flight activities in addition to blocking loading operations on the Nisshin Maru, the factory ship. The Ady Gil, with twice the speed of the Japanese harpoon vessels, will concentrate on intercepting the fast chaser vessels to block their hunting activities.

The objective of the Sea Shepherd fleet is to sink the Japanese whaling fleet economically – to bankrupt the whaling industry by cutting whale kill quotas in half and costing the whaling fleet their annual profits.

This year’s campaign has been named Operation Waltzing Matilda to reflect the Sea Shepherd’s gratitude to the people of Australia for their incredible support since 2005 for our activities.

Thanks to the generous support of Bob Barker, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been given the means to seriously impact the profits of the whaling industry this season. Now more than ever, we are confident that we will be able to drive the outlaw whalers from the waters of the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary.

The Japanese whalers are discovering that the price is no longer right. With Sea Shepherd cutting their kill quotas in half and cancelling their profits for a fourth year in a row, the heavily subsidized whaling industry is on the ropes financially.

“We intend to bankrupt the whalers,” said Captain Paul Watson.