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Dragonflyer Newsletter # 20

Oct. 8th 2007


Pololu Valley by Phoenix

Aloha Dragonflyers,

Time Sensitive: PLEASE VOTE ON THE SUPERFERRY POLL today
Those of you who care about Hawaii enough to help us preserve the purity of the air, water, aina and the spirit of Aloha, please vote AGAINST the superferry/super military carrier TODAY by clicking here and scrolling all the way down, on the right side (hard to find unless you know where look). The local newspaper in Honolulu is pushing to support our governor who already spent $40 million of our tax dollars on the superferry--without our consent! It will kill whales and dolphins, could transport LOUD frogs to the uncontaminated islands, plans to transport contaminated Strykers to and from Oahu and Big Island where we have DU—stirring up more depleted Uranium for us downwinders to breathe, etcl
NOT GOOD. Besides that, it takes more fuel, more time, and more cost to travel by superferry! We need to stop in NOW. Please help by voting in this poll.

GOOD DAY TO ORDER VIBE
My Kauai friend found that when she did just one week of the liquid nutraceutical vitamin/minerals called VIBE, she found:

1. she had more energy, strength and balance for her workouts
2. she didn’t experience a “down” day
3. she slept better
4. she experience more mental clarity

Her experience is not unusual. That is why I am so happy to share what I have found to give me tremendous added energy to do gyrotonics, go up steps 2 at a time WITH a backpack, etc.
I’m certain that Vit. B in this formula helped me deal with the stress of my brother’s unexpected death with a degree of hoped-for grace.
Today there is a special offer of a free bottle of 3-6-9 salad oil. Feel free to call my friend Bob to be sure to get the special:
808-887-2168. Or look over the information, listen to the 5 minute audio, or to place your on-line order www.vibeforme.com/dragonfly as either simply as a customer--or as a business builder (right livelihood!)
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call to ask me about these tasty all-in-one liquid vitamins that have vastly improved my life—as well as others I have shared it with.

Just for a laugh.

 

VICTORY FOR LT. EHREN WATADA
The US court has ruled that Lt. Ehren Watada is justified in claiming “double jeopardy” by being retried after his court martial trial with kangaroo court judge ruled a mistrial when the case started looking good for Ehren.
A brothers plea.

 

BURMESE UPDATE

"We know the world is on our side now," says Aung Zaw, a former student activist who lives in northern Thailand and edits a Burma-focused publication called the Irrawaddy. "That moral support is very important for the people back in Burma, who are risking their lives to fight the regime."
www.avaaz.org
I was so out of the loop, not watching news or reading the paper, that it wasn’t until I attended a “show” in Honakaa where Alan Clements spoke, that I learned of the brave Burmese uprising. He is an amazing speaker and writer who spent many years in Burma
. This is Alan's response to my request about what to share with all of you.

 

BURMA IS A LAND OF 54 MILLION HOSTAGES

Awed. Sad. Repulsed. Outraged. Just a few of the emotions felt over the past month
witnessing the courageous Buddhist-monk-and-nun-led uprisings in Burma and their
merciless oppression by the military regime, with arms supplied by China . If doubts
remain at just how maniacal this dictatorship is, there should be none now. Burma is
a land of 54 million hostages - a terror state, where there are NO human rights, at all.

The death toll is mounting. Arrests continue nightly. Entire monasteries emptied. Many thousands of monks (and some nuns) beaten, arrested, presumed tortured, and jailed.

Mahatma Gandhi reminds us that "When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it-- always."

SOLIDARITY WITH A GLOBAL BOYCOTT OF GOODS AND TRAVEL:

The time is now to commit to JOINING the global boycott of goods and travel to
Burma that Aung San Suu Kyi and her colleagues have been calling for since 1996.

This is the time to stand in solidarity with Archbishop Desmund Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Vaclav Havel and millions of others from around the world who are calling "Burma the next South Africa."

LISTEN TO RADIO INTERVIEWS ON THE CRISIS & SHARE THE LINKS:

I want to thank the numerous people who have reached out to me over the past month. Your emails and calls have touched me, deeply. For those of you interested in my views on the crisis we have posted a number of the more key radio interviews on the following web sites

WorldDharma.com
AlanClements.com

Next to each interview you will find a "share this" icon to email a link to your friends.

A LIST OF INTERVIEWS with Alan Clements ON THE CRISIS IN BURMA

1. San Francisco’s KPFA - "Support for Burma and Intervention." Oct 4.
2. Australian National Radio "The role of Buddhism in Burma’s uprisings." Oct 3
3. Australian National Radio "Aung San Suu Kyi and Freedom." Oct 2.
4. Madison’s Air America Radio affiliate, "What Can We Do to Help?" - Oct 1.
5.CBC Radio Canada "How to Understand Burma's Revolution." Sept 30.

ABC TV did a fairly interesting piece on "Who Is Aung San Suu Kyi?" 3 minutes.

HOW YOU CAN ASSIST KEEPING BURMA'S FREEDOM STRUGGLE IN THE
NEWS: SEND OUR PRESS RELEASE TO LOCAL MEDIA: PRINT, RADIO, TV:

Many of you have asked how you can support keeping the Burma in the news.

One simple way is to go to the World Dharma site, and mid way down the main page at http://www.worlddharma.com you will find a press release. Cut and paste it and email it to as many local media outlets - print, radio and tv - in your town, city, state, province, country and or other countries. Do an online media search in your area and you will easily find the email contacts of editors, features and program directors. Thank you.

Global Action Day on Burma: Protests Worldwide: Video 1:54

SUBSCRIBE TO ALAN CLEMENTS' NEW AUDIO AND VIDEO BLOG -
INSTINCT FOR FREEDOM
AlanClements.com

You can subscribe in one of two ways, the RSS feed or by email.
Both options are explained at the top right side of the main page.

Join a Quickly Growing Global Community in Our Year Round
Program, Everyday Revolution, at The World Dharma Online Institute.

Watch a video Introduction to the Vision
http://www.WorldDharmaOnlineInstitute.com

Blaze on with fearless love,
Alan Clements

 

Aloha nui loa,

Barbara Ann “Kenonilani” Moore


Previous newsletters:

-Dragonflyer 5   (May 2003)
-Dragonflyer 6   (Nov 2003)
-Dragonflyer 7   (Feb 2004)
-Dragonflyer 8   (July 2004)
-Dragonflyer 9   (Nov 2004)

-Dragonflyer 10   (Mar 2005)
-Dragonflyer 11   (July 2005)
-Dragonflyer 12   (May 2006)
-Dragonflyer 13   (June 2006)
-Newsflash 14   (July 2006)
-Newsflash 15   (August 2006)
-Dragonflyer 16   (June 2006)
-Newsflash 17   (December 2006)

-Dragonflyer 18   (September 2007)
-Dragonflyer 19   (September 2007)


Mahalo to Red Mahan for photographing
me on the beautiful North Shore of O'ahu


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