Friday, May 18, 2007

Human Rights Program - D.C.

If you will be in or around Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day - here is a program that might be of interest.

Human Rights on the Hill
International Human & Peoples' Rights Law Course
Tues, May 29 - Sat., June 2
UDC Clarke School of Law
Building 39, Room 202
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

Dear Friends,

Please join us for the Sixth Annual Law International Human & Peoples
Rights Program at the UDC Clarke School Law, coordinated by Joshua
Cooper, PhD, Hawaii Inst. for Human Rights

"Human Rights on the Hill" will take place from May 29 - June 2, 2007.
The summer seminar will focus on the interconnectedness and
indivisibility of peace, environment, human rights and global justice.
The seminar combines keynote addresses by international law experts,
panels, presentations by NGOs and indigenous peoples, updates on the
latest developments at the United Nations focusing on the UN Permanent
Forum on Indigenous Issues and the newly created Human Rights Council,
documentary film premieres daily during lunch, and "Excursions of
Empowerment" throughout the week around Washington D.C.

The Course will meet in UDC's Building 39 on the second floor in Room
202, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW (Van Ness/UDC Metro) and will begin each
morning at 9 a.m. from Tuesday May 29 through Friday, June 1. On
Saturday, participants will go on a walking tour of human rights museums
and exhibits.

Each day covers a theme of Peace, Environment, Human Rights & Global
Justice yet also connects the common roots of resistance and realization
of rights. The presentations will take place every 90 minutes throughout
the day. Also, there will be excursions of empowerment throughout the
week with visits to Amnesty International, Friends Committee on National
Legislation, National Museum of Native Americans and CNN.

At noon every day, there will be the third annual Fundamental Freedom
Film Festival with the theme of Indigenous Peoples in 2007 featuring
cutting edge documentary movies premiered in Washington D.C. The cost
of the program is on a sliding scale between $5 and $50/day. No one
will be turned away for inability to donate!


We hope you can participate as much as possible in the five day program.
There might be a change in the program based on recent human rights
developments. For latest schedules please email or

We also want to welcome you to invite your membership in a coalition
supporting ratification of treaties by the U.S. government and better UN
monitoring mechanisms. We very much look forward to your participation
in this empowering endeavor and hopeful further action to create a
culture of peace and human rights.

Maluhia Me Ka Pono (Peace with Justice)
Joshua Cooper



MAY 29 - JUNE 2, 2007

University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Building 39, 2nd Floor, Room 202

(Donation from $5 to $50 per day is requested, but no one will be turned
away for inability to contribute!)

Program will cover:

-International Human Rights Institutions and Instruments
-Regional Human Rights Treaty Mechanisms
-U.S. Record of Ratification and Implementation of Human Rights
-International Criminal Court
-Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Earth Rights


-Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
-National Non-Governmental Organizations Headquarters
-U.S. State Department Office of Human Rights and Labor
-Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian



joshua cooper 808-542-7204

Thursday, May 17, 2007

One down - a few more to go

Poor Wolfie - he is resigning as of June 30th...... Anyone feel sorry for him?

Next we need the bush crime family attorney to go - his name is Gonzo - he of visits to hospitalized Atty generals to try and force a signature on illegal activity...

Then we need the commander guy and darth vader to go..

I was thinking yesterday - that the only thing that would surprise me right now is someone in the administration saying anything truthful...and that's sad....

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Sound familiar?

The White House defended embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz on Tuesday, saying findings that he broke bank rules in arranging a hefty pay package for his girlfriend did not amount to "a firing offense."

Nothing the bush crime family does is EVER considered a "firing offense." We'd have no one left in the administration if they had to be accountable for their lies, law breaking and other unconscionable behaviors -

Hmmm- maybe that's not such a bad idea

The problem for mad king george here is that the World Bank is not a US entity...and mad king george may not really have any other clout there than to withhold USA monies from the bank - if that

And so the World Bank, not mad king george, gets to decide about Wolfie [he of spitting on is comb fame] - who is now throwing his girlfriend under the train to protect his job-

Is anyone alive and outside the crime family important to any of the family members? Seems not - they are all too eager to toss aside and denigrate anyone who disagrees with them or is in the way of their agenda.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Global Community

Think maybe king george needs to see this?

It's a very cute video about - - - TA DA - - - the global community

Lies exposed - again and again and again

Here is yet another General [ret.] who let's us know that the shrub does not listen to commanders on the ground - he only says he does...

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day 2007

A repeat from Mother's Day 2006....with a few minor edits

How did we get away from the original intent of Howe's mother's day proclamation to a now corporate event of sell sell sell and buy buy buy? Oh and do not forget to make those intercepted phone calls....

I cry for those mommy's who have lost their children in the mad shrub's so-called war....

Let's take back mother's day - we started to take back our country from mad king george last Fall - let's continue to do so....peaceably

Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870
by Julia Ward Howe

Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the voice of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe our dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God -
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.