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Right Livelihood Award Sweden – Jakob von Uexkuell: Menschen sollten sich mehr in der Politik engagieren und Demokratie verteidigen

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Right Livelihood Award Schweden

Jakob von Uexkull: Menschen sollten sich mehr in der Politik engagieren und Demokratie verteidigen

Von Andreas Klamm

New York / London / Stockholm./3mnewswire.org/13. November 2008. „Die Menschen sollten sich mehr in der Politik engagieren und die Demokratie verteidigen.“, das sagte der Gründer und Direktor der Right Livelihood Award Foundation in Schweden, Jakob von Uexkull, in einem Interview mit dem Journalisten, Rundfunk-Journalisten und Autor mehrerer Bücher, Andreas Klamm, in einem Radio-Interview bei Radio IBS Liberty.

Am 8. Dezember wird Jakob von Uxekull den Preisträgern des Right Livelihood Award der Auszeichnung für das Jahr 2008 die Preise im Parlament von Schweden in der Stadt Stockholm überreichen. Der Right Livelihood Award ist weltweit bekannt als alternativer Nobelpreis, der jährlich in den Tagen vor der Nobel-Preis-Verleihung an die Empfänger des internationalen Preises verliehen wird. Den Preisträgern ist der Preis oft eine große Hilfe, weil die engagierten Frauen und Männer bisher oft ohne jede finanzielle Unterstützung wichtige Projekte der sozialen Transformation realisiert haben, die für viele Menschen in aller Welt von kaum schätzbarer Bedeutung und Nutzen sind.

In diesem Jahr werden, Monika Hauser, eine Ärztin aus Deutschland, die in vielen Krisenregionen und Kriegs-Gebieten in dieser Welt gearbeitet hat, um den überlebenden Opfern und Frauen von Massenvergewaltigungen und sexueller Gewalt während der Kriege zu helfen und sie zu rehabilitieren. Monika Hauser gibt den Opfer von Gewalt, Schutz und Unterstützung und engagiert sich auch dafür, dass die Vergewaltigung von Frauen während der Kriege als Kriegs-Verbrechen verfolgt und bestraft wird. In diesem Bereich setzte sich die Ärztin auch in großen Gefahren unter anderem während des Krieges in Bosnien und in Asien ein.

Asha Hagi ist eine Parlamentarierin in Somalia. Somalia ist bekanntlich ein Land, das im Chaos versinkt. Das hat die Frau nicht davon abgehalten einen Clan für Frauen zu gründen. Bisher gab es in dem Land, das immer wieder durch Kriege zwischen den Stämmen und Clanen erschüttert wird, fünf Clan-Organisationen, die ausschließlich von Männern repräsentiert waren. Asha Hagai gründete den sechsten Clan. Den Clan der Frauen. Sie engagiert sich zudem für Frieden und für ein Ende der immer wieder neu aufflammenden Kämpfe in Somalia. Sie mischte sich gewissermaßen damit gleichberechtigt in die Verhandlungen ein. Den Right Livelihood Award erhält sie für diese Arbeit und Mut den die Frau einbrachte.

Ein Ehepaar aus Indien wird ebenso ausgezeichnet mit dem Right Livelihood Award. Nach Schweden kann jedoch „nur“ die Ehefrau Krishnammal Jagannathan reisen, da ihr Ehegatte schon weit über 90 Jahre alt ist. Das Ehepaar und Krishnammal Jogannathan arbeitete schon mit Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi zusammen. Ihr Hauptziel ist dafür zu sorgen, dass die Menschen ohne Land, Zugang zu Land erhalten. Das Interesse an der Arbeit Ghandis wächst durch das Engagement des Ehepaars sehr. Dies vor allem auch aufgrund der wachsenden Probleme durch den Klimawandel.

Als erste Journalistin in der Welt wird eine der besten Journalistinnen in dieser Welt zum ersten Mal mit dem Right Livelihood Award ausgezeichnet und gefördert. Amy Goodman, die Gründerin eines kleinen alternativen Medien-Imperiums in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und eines politischen Informations-Programmes, das auch der Ausbildung dient, Democracy NOW! (www.democracynow.org) wurde im September 2008 während einer politischen Bericht-Erstattung verhaftet. Am 8. Dezember 2008 wird sie die erste Journalistin in der Welt sein, die den angesehenen Right Livelihood Award, den alternativen Nobel-Preis, erhalten wird.

Das Projekt Democracy NOW! gründete die Journalistin, die an der angesehenen Harvard University in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika studierte und seit Jahr 1984 Radio-Sendungen produziert. Democracy NOW! kann als Radio- und Fernseh-Sendungen inzwischen weltweit in der englischen Sprache bei mehr als 700 regionalen Fernseh-Stationen und rund 250 Radio-Stationen, von Montag bis Freitag, gehört werden. Amy Goodman ist gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder David Goodman auch die Autorin von politisch kritischen Büchern wie „Standing up to the madness“, Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship’ (1998), Massacre: the Story of East Timor’. Diese Geschichte kostete fast das Leben der Autorin. In Ost -Timor überlebte die Journalistin mit einem weiteren Journalisten das Massaker im Jahr 1991, in dem Soldaten aus Indonesien 270 Menschen in Ost-Timor ermordeten.

Die Autorin und Journalistin schrieb drei weitere Bücher gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder mit harten Fakten: The Exception to the Rulers (2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheer-leaders and the People who Fight Back (2006); and Standing up to the Madness (2008). Sie schreibt zudem regelmäßig Kolumnen für Zeitungen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.

„Wir brauchen alternative Stimmen. Es gibt diese Stimmen. Aber diese Stimmen werden oft nicht gehört in den Medien. Das ist durch die Gleichschaltung der Medien besonders auch in den USA der Fall. Das macht es unmöglich irgendwelche komplexen Zusammenhänge vernünftig zu erklären im Radio oder Fernsehen. Amy Goodman sorgt mit ihrem Programm für eine informierte Debatte und gibt den alternativen Stimmen ein Gehör.“, erklärte Jakob von Uexkull.

Die Jury hat die Verhaftung der Journalistin mit großer Sorge beobachtet. Das war sicher einer der Gründe für die Nominierung auch wegen der amerikanischen Wahlen. Die Verhaftung zeigte der Jury noch stärker, wie wichtig es ist eine derart engagierte Frau und Journalistin zu unterstützen und zu schützen.

Besonders auf dem Gebiet der Wirtschaft sieht Jakob von Uexkull das Problem des gefährlichen Demokratie-Defizits. Lügen in der Politik, wie etwa in der Bankenkrise, in der seit Jahren Menschen immer wieder erzählt wurde, es sei kein Geld da, als plötzlich dann Milliarden von Euro und U.S Dollar „auftauchen“ um die Banken zu retten, sollten nicht zu einer Politik-Skepsis führen, sondern vielmehr dazu , dass sich mehr engagierte Menschen politisch, regional oder national einsetzen. Demokratie müsse immer wieder neu erkämpft werden. Der Stiftungs-Gründer betonte: „Man muss bereit sein sich im politischen Leben auch zu engagieren. Nicht etwa als Berufspolitiker und auch nicht für das ganze Leben, doch durchaus lokal, regional und national, vielmehr als bisher. Ein Beitritt zu Organisationen und Vereinen genügt nicht. Man muss sich auch politisch und gesellschaftlich persönlich engagieren, wenn man dafür sorgen will, dass der Krieg gegen die Demokratie nicht etwa von den Feinden der Demokratie gewonnen wird.“

Der Gründer der Right Livelihood Award Foundation, Jakob von Uexkull, stiftete zu Beginn der erstmaligen Verleihungen der Preise vor rund 19 Jahren für fünf Jahre die Preisgelder aus eigenen finanziellen Mitteln. Inzwischen wird der Preis auch durch zahlreiche Spenden aus aller Welt auch von vielen Spendern aus Deutschland gefördert und unterstützt.

Eine weitere und ausführliche Bericht-Erstattung folgt.

Die Radio-Sendung wurde im Rahmen in der Arbeit der internationalen Medien-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Independent Broadcasting Service (IBS) Liberty bei Radio IBS Liberty produziert und gesendet. Die Sendung kann unter anderem auch bei Radio Open-NL in den Niederlanden und in aller Welt gehört werden:

Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty wurde 1986 in der deutschen Stadt Speyer am Rhein und in der englischen Stadt Leeds in England von dem Journalisten, Rundfunk-Journalisten und Autor mehrerer Bücher, Andreas Klamm gegründet. Das internationale Medien-Netzwerk dient seit 1986 mit Fernseh- und Radio-Programmen der internationalen Völkerverständigung und setzt sich für Menschen in schwerster Not, unter anderem auch behinderte Journalisten und Menschen ein. Jakob von Uexkull ist in einer sehr politischen bewussten und engagierten Familie aufgewachsen.

Am 28. Oktober 2008 ist das dritte Buch von Andreas Klamm in diesem Jahr erschienen, das sich mit einem Teil-Bereich der Arbeit des Medien-Netzwerkes beschäftigt: Demokratie und Menschenrechte.

Das Buch Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters :: Medienprojekt Menschenrechts-Reporter :: Edition 2008, No. 1, Human Rights, abuses and violations of Human Rights, international understanding: Books on Demand Gmbh; Edition 1 (October 2008), Language: English / German, bi-lingual, (Sprachen: English, deutsch, zweisprachig), ISBN-10: 3837072436 , ISBN-13: 978-3837072433 , (21 x 14,8 x 1,2 cm), ist in allen Buchhandlungen erhältlich.

Am 10. Dezember 2008 wird der 60-Jahres-Tag der Proklamation (Verkündigung) der UNIVERSELL gültigen ALLGEMEINEN ERKLÄRUNG der MENSCHENRECHTE durch die United Nations (Vereinte Nationen) , im Jahr 1948 in New York City, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, gefeiert.

Die Radio-Sendung ist unter anderem zu hören bei und die Fernseh-Sendung ist zu sehen bei:

1.http://radioibsliberty.podango.com/podcast_episode/3593/99240/radioibsliberty/Amy_Goodman_Right_Livelihood_Award
2.www.ibstelevision.com
3.www.youtube.com/andreasklamm
4.www.regionalhilfe.de
5.http://radio.indymedia.org/en/node/17069
6.www.johnbaptistmission.org
7.www.humanrightsreporters.wordpress.com
8.http://www.clipfish.de/video/2810293/
9.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eZ_9oZX6E8

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TV producer in trouble: Serious health problems interrupted investigative television production

TV producer in trouble:

Serious health problems interrupted investigative television production

New York City / London/3mnewswire.org/November 10, 2008 (intle). An independent and investigative television production about the Nazi threats and terrorism got interrupted on Saturday, November 8, 2008 in an Eastern city of former Eastern Germany after the independent journalist, broadcasting journalist, author of several books and television producer got by surprise and unexpected suddenly sick within hours. The founder and director of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty and director, Andreas Klamm, which has published on October 28, 2008 his third book in the year 2008 “Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters”, ISBN (-10): 3837072436 ISBN (-13): 978-3837072433 got for unknown reasons within a couple of hours this sick that he had to seek for medical care in a hospital although he has no health insurance. The television producer had to spend the night in a local hospital in Eastern Germany. The international news center has today confirmed the information about the sad incident.

Andreas Klamm has said: „To those which have told me already in the past that perhaps not all accidents which I have been involved in the past are actually accidents should know that after I have suddenly suffered serious health related problems that suddenly and unexpected I have suffered from unusual though headache, fever and I had to vomit several times. At this time I see nothing which could bring anyone to the conclusion that this was not a sudden disease which for unknown reason has happened. It was a scary thing and I felt quite weak almost close to the point not to survive this incident and I am sorry that the television production got interrupted. I give highly very SPECIAL THANKS to the doctors and the nurses of the local hospital which helped me to go through this strange sudden disease and crisis. Our viewers and observers which are concerned about these things should know that I have been diagnosed by my former doctor in the year 2003 with possible cancer. The information about possible cancer has been not confirmed because after paying for 22 years the health insurance in Germany and after my former physician had made this concern about my health situation I have got kicked out of the German health insurance. This had caused the problem that since five years in Germany no more blood tests have been taken after several tests which have been leading to the conclusion that there may have taken place some serious health problems. On October 19, 2007 I have been asking the U.S. Department for Justice already for the change of my citizenship according to Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights, United Nations and my hope is still there that this request under special circumstances will be heard. The United States of America is known as the defender of democracy and therefore I believe the USA will help those which are working hard for democracy.”

For security reasons no other information will be published at this moment. Some incidents have caused almost prior the television production that the entire television production was in the danger to fail or to be jeopardized.

Andreas Klamm gave thanks to his viewers and has said also: “For those which do believe our television production and coverage with a victim of several attempts of assassination and union worker got now again jeopardized and destroyed I do have some real good news for you. Some people which know me know that I have been forced to release some 911 prayers and I did and I am thankful that my prayers have been heard otherwise I would be not able anymore to make this public statement. Because I am waxen poor and do have no money and by grace I had to leave the hospital real quick after receiving some medical treatment and pain relief medication and I have been working hard already on Sunday morning and afternoon on November 9, 2008, although I have felt still weak. With the union worker, communist and victim of several attempted assassination I had the wonderful chance to meet. The interview was quite a challenge. We had almost four hour a good conversation and have been able to produce a two hour extended special television production about his activities and he had many things to tell our viewers. Certainly I do believe every one which supports the freedom of the press, the freedom of speech, liberty, democracy and peace will like this television production which will be aired soon on IBS Television Liberty and other TV stations. Please understand that at this time I am not able to release further information for security reasons. As soon as the television production will be released our international news desk in London and co-workers in New York City will release some more information. For those which are concerned about my health situation. Please, if you want to do something real good for me, than continue to pray for me before the Holy God of Israel and the Lord our God and if you want to you can make a donation or send me a Kosher gift basket to our editorial office in Germany. You should know that I have prayed a lot before the television production has taken place and that only under prayer I went to the certain locations to produce this interview on our educational television program. If you want to pray for something good, than please continue to pray that I will find some relief in New York City next year in 2009. As you know the 44th President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, has got elected on November 4, 2008 and there is a lot of hope that the first Afro-American President will take a public stand for the human rights and grant them to those which seek them.

For those which are seriously concerned about some health problems of mine I am planning to go to a good Jewish hospital in New York City next year and I will ask the doctors to take some blood tests. Please understand although in 2000 and 2007 a co-producer and me have received several threats I have to continue to work even in cases if some serious dangers might apply. The respect for truth and for the right of the public to truth is the first duty of the journalist, actually of all journalists. Have Hans and Sophie Scholl be scared about the dangers taking with their leaflets a public stand against war and the mass murder of our Jewish brothers and sisters and all of those other 10 million victims during the years in 1933 to 1945? There is not this much time left to fool or play around or to hide the truth. We have to publish a part of the truth so far as we have a chance to do so. However I can not allow it going to happen that some people which threaten us will stop the freedom of the press, freedom of speech, liberty, peace and democracy.

Therefore I give very SPECICAL THANKS unto the Lord our God and to all of those which do pray for my co-producers and me. I am very thankful for the goodness of the Lord of our God and you can be certain that even while feeling so close to death as on Saturday I have been able to sense the protective strength and healing power of the Lord our God. Therefore continue please to pray for us and that we will be able to share with you an important part of the truth and very interesting information which you will not find on the mainstream media. Not all German citizens are Nazis and I am very thankful for this. It is sad that there are some forces in the country of Germany which are with no doubt very dangerous and the rising threats of anti-Semistism and some kind of the Nazi movement is a danger to many of us. It is a danger to all of those which love liberty, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, democracy, peace and justice.

But there are precious people which are taking quite a lot of personal risks in extra-ordinary times to take a stand against these threats and I am very thankful for the grace that on this weekend I had the chance to conduct the interview after some hours of health related interruption of our television production on the educational television program of about two hours with some precious people and heroes in extra-ordinary times. One of them mentioned during the interview: “The only one chance which we do have is to educate people and to share the truth…” and I do believe this man is right in this case. Certainly I will call now for back up and support to all of our international supporters and observers. As I have mentioned already several times in the past weeks I am by no means planning to die or to be buried in Germany and I am planning to travel next year in 2009 to New York City. If I have to die once in some years I want to be buried in the United States of America. Some people know that I have made vows before the LORD our GOD actually also before the Holy God of Israel.

As I have mentioned earlier this month already: Many of us should work for the freedom of the press, the freedom of journalists, for democracy, for liberty, peace and justice. These precious values do require that many of us will work together for something good. It is not only a gift which we have received in 1948 we have to work and have to be engaged for the good things. In many cases it requires the hard labor of many people. In some cases we even have to defend the good things as we can not allow it going to happen that modern countries of democracy will suffer from dictatorship and tyranny again as in the years from 1933 to 1945.

Watch and pray, THANK YOU to all of those which will continue to pray for us. Please continue to pray for some relief for me in New York City and that I will be able to go to a good Jewish hospital in New York City in 2009 where I feel comfortable.

While feeling still a little weak I am preparing already to travel to the next locations to conduct more interviews even with so called controversial journalists and people which could be called with no doubt heroes in extra-ordinary times. More information will be released as soon as the television production will be aired. Thank you !”

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Information about the political issues of Senator Barack Obama

Information about the political issues of Senator Barack Obama

By Andreas Klamm

New York City/November 4, 2008/3mnewswire.org/– Our editorial offices throughout the world have been trying hard to get in touch with important people and to gather the important information and news. Because of the No-bugdet conditions, we have been not very successful to gather all the news and information as we wanted to gather the news.

Since the year 2007 IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty and IBS Television Liberty are operating under no-budget conditions. One of our colleagues has got killed in 2007 and since 19 months I do suffer also under the condition of torture which has been international recorded, observed and filed in public documentation for simply producing reports about democracy, liberty, human rights and the abuses and violations against human rights.

On October 19, 2007 (about one year ago) I have requested with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D. C, United States of America according to ARTICLE 15, UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS (proclaimed by the United Nations) the change of citizenship and nationality from the German citizenship and nationality to the American citizenship and nationality. I am still waiting.

In Germany independent and alternative journalists do not get shot. If in Germany independent and alternative journalists are killed by political forces they usually have to starve to death as it happened several sometimes in the past already.

Officially Germany is the only one country in world in which in official reports and statistics not one journalist has been ever injured or killed for any kind of reports. You may do your own research and investigation on this subject and you will be surprised.

Sometimes critical journalist are involved in so called accidents and get killed in these so called accidents which sometimes some years later can be discovered as no accidents but strange co-incidents of happenings which will lead to the death of critical journalists.

Usually critical journalists in Germany are forced to quit their job and are expelled from earning any kind of money, which have caused in serveral cases that journalists have got homeless and have been starving to death. If a man or woman is shot to death or is starving to death makes no real big difference, because the result will be always the same: DEATH.

Recently I have declared again in the public that I want to change the citizenship from the German one into the American citizenship and that I want to leave Europe and to travel to the United States of America. Even if people do not understand I am very serious about my public statement that in the country of Germany as a French-German citizen by birth and as a journalist, author and broadcast journalist, I do not want even to be buried. Certainly I have made this public statement for political reasons. Again, I the public I have to declare, I want to change citizenship, I want to leave Europe and if I am going to die after some while I want to be buried in the United States of America.

Through torture many people have tried to change my mind. In this case if have to hold fast and stand fast. My grandmother Mrs. Martha Kolacz has change her citizenship in 1950 and has left Germany forever. She returned not for a single second back to Germany. She is a very great example to me.

There is always a way to change citizenship and I want to change the citizenshio according to ARTICLE 15, UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS, proclaimed in 1948 by the United Nations in New York City in the United States of America.

Certainly as some American citizen have told me I did the Green Card Lottery also and I have lost a lot of money simply for nothing and actually the company which is providing the Green Gard Lottery got rich, while the HUMAN RIGHTS are violated and abused.

Article 15

1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.
2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS
http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang/eng.htm

Do your own research if you are any observers, journalist, news correspondents from another country and if you are working as unembeded independent or alternative journalists. You will be able to discover this much information that you will be able to write a book on this subject which certainly will hit the bestsellers with the New York Times in New York City, United States of America.

Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty (IBS), Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty wants not to provide only information from the Anti-Obama perspective and therefore I do encourage you to check the website of Senator Barack Obama on www.barackobama.com

Why I do have to encourage you to do your own research. We have received a lot of press and news releases which are from Anti-Obama campaigns while our editiorial offices have received almost nil (ZERO) news releases from Pro-Obama campaigns.

This could lead to the false conclusion, that we might support a Republican Senator. This is by no means the case ! Without money it is a little bit difficult to gather all the news and information as traveling, phone calls, digital tapes, DVD, CD´s, Cameras, Computers, studios, writing letters, taking photographs, producing television and radio programs, electricity in Germany costs quite a lot of money and even in other countries.

We do receive no money not one single cent through paid advertising, we have no commercial and no governmental financial supporters and therefore we are dependent upon the support through other journalist, by selling some of our products or on donations. In the they 2007 and 2008 we have received not one cent as donation.

The freedom of press I do treat as an elementary and fundamental part of a democracy. If the reports of alternative and independent media are only dependent upon the goodwill of financial “dictators” – this means not the donors or listeners which could support the television and radio programs – than there is actually not a democracy anymore and no more freedom of the press.

Therefore we have to continue to work and to produce alternative television and radio reports even while not receiving any kind of money for the budget, which is needed.

Certainly I do believe that all of us and especially may journalists, broadcast journalists, television and radio producers, authors or media workers should be engaged in working for democracy. the liberty of the press and justice.

You should know that as independent and alternative media network we are trying hard to publish reports from many different perspectives.

During the U.S. election 2008 we only encourage our readers TO VOTE, but we do not encourage our readers to vote for Senator John Mc Cain or Senator Barack Obama or any other U.S. presidential candidate, as there are not only two candidates.

This is a decision which only precious voters in the United States of America should make on election day of November 4, 2008.

Thank you.

Andreas Klamm, journalist, author
founder and director of
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty
Radio IBS Liberty
IBS Television Liberty
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URGENT CALL: We need more opinions

URGENT CALL: We need more opinions

Washington, D.C./New York City/October 21, 2008/3mnewswire.org/– The founder and director of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television has made an urgent call to all U.S. media organizations and organizations.

“Since 1986 we are providing independent news, radio and television reports. At this special times it seems quite certain, that we do receive only news and press releases which are leading to one direction. Certainly I would call such a thing MANIPULATION OF INFORMATION. As editor in chief I can assure you all, that we do NOT WANT SUCH a THING! PLEASE send us your news and information to our editorial office: news247@btinternet.com. We will be happy to receive your information and news releases and we are open to all perspectives.”, said the editor, journalist and broadcasting journalist Andreas Klamm.

The editor said also: “IBS Independent Broadcasting Liberty is operating under NO- and LOW-Budget conditions, PLEASE therefore do support the international independent media. Thank you.”

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Amy Goodman to receive Communication for Peace Award

Communication for Peace Award:

Amy Goodman to receive Communication for Peace Award

The peace correspondent and award winning journalist Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! Photo: 3mnewswire.org/DigiSource

By Andrew P. Harrod
London/New York/Paris/Toronto/Athens/ 3mnewswire.org/October 3, 2008 — As the World Asscoation of Christian Communication (WACC) has issued in a news release WACC has announced that investigative journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! (www.democracynow.org ), a daily TV /r adio news show airing on more than 700 stations worldwide, is to receive its Communication for Peace Award. The ceremony will take place at WACC´s international conference „Communication is peace“: Building viable communities and in Cape Town, South Africa, 6-10 October 2008 (Monday to Friday).

Amy Goodman draws her inspiration from independent thinkers, artists, activists, journalists and alternative media around the world – those who challenge the powers that be. In Static, she writes: „Every day, Democracy Now! breaks the sound barrier by broadcasting a rich, dissenting, diverse range of voices. This includes the powerful and the grassroots, the banned, the celebrated, the despised, marginalized and ignored. These are the voices of people fighting to make the world a better, more humane, just, peaceful, and more compassionate place.

Goodman holds a degree in anthropology from Harvard University and began her journalism career as producer of the evening news show for community radio station WBAI, Pacifica Radio´s station in New York City.

In 1991, Goodman traveled to East Timor to report on the Indonesian occupation of that country. There, she and colleague Allan Nairn witnessed Indonesian soldiers gun down 270 East Timorese men, women and children during a memorial procession. Indonesian soldiers savagely beat both journalists, fracturing Nairn´s skull. Their documentary Massacre: The Story of East Timor later won numerous awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the Armstrong Award, and the Radio/Television News Directors Award.

Goodman believes the role of the media is to go to where the silence is and say something. „I think the media can build bridges in society between cultures and communities. But we need to hear people speaking for themselves. That breaks down bigotry and the stereotypes that fuel hatred. If you don’t hear the voices of certain people, and you see them being demonized, it becomes easier to treat them as sub-human.

In March 2004, Goodman obtained the international broadcast exclusive of the return of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from his imposed exile in the Central African Republic to Jamaica, accompanying the Aristides with the delegation that retrieved them.
Her coverage of the Haitian story scored more than 3.5 million hits on the web site of Democracy Now!, ultimately forcing the story into the mainstream press in what Goodman describes as a „trickle up journalism.“

Since 2006, Goodman has been writing a weekly column Breaking the Sound Barrier for King Features Syndicate. She says her column´s focus is to „include voices so often excluded, people whose views the media mostly ignore, issues they distort and even ridicule.

Goodman has published three New York Times best-sellers: The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004), Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and The People who Fight Back (2006); and Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008), each
co-authored with her brother, journalist David Goodman. WACC is proud to name Amy Goodman as the recipient of its Communication for Peace Award.

Amy Goodman and two fellow producers of the Democracy Now! Team have got wrongful and unlawful arrested covering and gathering news about peace protests during the Republic National Convention.

Brutal arrest of peace correspondent and journalist Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!. It seems these special forces have prepared perhaps for the battle of Armageddon already? Photos: 3mnewswire.org/DigiSource/intlservice

“It was shocking news to see how police officers which looked like they have prepared already for the battle of Armageddon (Greek Αρμαγεδδων; [armageddôn] also spelled Har-Magedon in some modern English translations; also known as Mount of Megiddo ) have mistreated one of the very best journalists and peace correspondents such as Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!.“, said journalist Andreas Klamm from IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty.

He said also: „How can a man dare to mistreat a lady or a woman which is well known in the entire world for her hard labor as a journalist for democracy and peace. It is hard to understand that some men are so scared about the truth, democracy and liberty and that they may not know anymore how to treat in a good manner and behavior a good woman and journalist such as Amy Goodman is one. Many of us would be happy to meet her and to have a chance for an interview and these police officers have been so poor not to see the honor of meeting a precious woman which Amy Goodman certainly is.“

After about 60.000 people from around the world have signed several petitions to drop the charges against the journalist Amy Goodman and her two fellow producers have got released from prison and the charges have been dropped.

The founder and director of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty, the independent journalist Mr. Andreas Klamm has made the statement: „Amy Goodman is of a truth one of the best journalists and working hard for peace and democracy in this world which we all in urgency do need in many different places. As an affiliate of the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) I am very thankful and happy to learn that my colleague Amy Goodman will receive the Communication and Peace Award. However I would also be happy if her brother David Goodman would also receive a good honor and award. Amy Goodman is a great example and many of us should follow her example to stand up for peace, liberty and democracy. Her program Democracy Now! Can been seen on http://www.demoracynow.org and I only can recommend to those which do support democracy, liberty and peace that many people as possible around the world should watch or listen the program.”

Andreas Klamm is working as independent journalist, broadcasting host of 3mnewswire.org, XXL-info, Compact and many other radio and television programs. He is also the author of several books. In 1984 he has founded the independent news wire service 3mnewswire.org. In 1986 he became the founder and director of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty. In 2006 he became the founder of the international media project “Human Rights Reporters” and has covered with his colleague Mr. Hans-Juergen Graf and other journalists about 150 cases of serious abuses of the human rights against poor people, believers in Christ and against journalists. After covering an event in memory of the victims of the NAZI-Terror-Regime during 1933 to 1945 in the year 2000 he and other co-producers have received threats and death threats for the television production “November 9, 1938 and today”.

After he has completed as a soldier his entire forced 15 months military service from 1988 to 1989 with the German Air Force (not as a volunteer, but forced !) as a descendant of a Black-African French Army officer, Mr. Haedi Sabaot, he has requested the German military forces with a petition to accept his will that he wants not to fight as a soldier for the German military forces for religious, political and belief reasons. The German military forces have not accepted the petition.

Andreas Klamm has explained: “You should know that my grandfather the French citizen, Mr. Haedi Sabaot is subject to national security both in France and in Germany. World War II has not come to an end to the family of my mother. 62 years after the capitulation of the German military in 1945 my grandfather which felt in love with a young beautiful girl, my grandmother Mrs. Martha Kolacz, which left in 1950 Germany for ever, German and French authorities still refuse to issue information about a French Army officer, which is my grandfather and the father of my mother. As many of you are able to imagine, I still can not believe that German and French governmental authorities 62 years after World War II explain to me, my sisters and to my mother, that the right of information to know what happened to our father and grandfather is still refused, abused and this I am only able to treat as serious abuse of the human rights. The terror of World War II continues and these authorities do destroy families on purpose. – In the past I have written so many letters and petitions to presidents, world leaders, embassies and military officials that I could easily fill perhaps another four books just with letters and petitions to presidents and leaders in this world in concern of the right of the information about my grandfather which disappeared after he was stationed in 1945 in Germany from this planet earth, according to German and French authorities. Who in the world would believe such a thing that an officer of the French Army disappears without any trace from the earth? However I am very thankful that after a research ongoing for more then 20 years I have found the son of my grandfathers good friend, the former French Army officer, Mr. Marbruck Brachim and I had a chance to talk with the son of my grandfather´s good friend. His father has got killed in the war in the country of Algeria. As you are able I do believe that war is wrong and the ideology of the Nazi-regime is not an opinion but a serious crime, as my colleague the journalist Mrs. Ulla Jelpke has said recently during an interview on Radio IBS Liberty.”

After two shootings in August 2008 have taken place in the German city of Dortmund against the office of the journalist and politician Mrs. Ulla Jelpke the journalist Andreas Klamm has written a public petition for protection journalists and politicians in Germany also. The 2nd attack and shooting against the office of the journalist and politician took place with co-workers of the journalist inside the office. Thanks fortune non of the workers got injured. Mrs Ulla Jelpke (www.ulla-jelpke.de) is a journalist and politician of the left wing party in Germany as known as “Die Linke” (the left). The petition can be found in the English and German language on: http://www.petitiononline.com/aug082/petition.html

The journalist Andreas Klamm has published many articles in daily newspapers since 1984 which are accounted as “liberal” and some of them are accounted as “left wing media” while other media outlets and magazines are accounted as “christian” media. He is co-operating since 1986 with many journalists from around the world, some of them have expressed to be of the Jewish, Muslim or even Christian household of faith. In 1986 he has founded the little independent magazine British Newsflash Magazine and in spring 2008 he became the co-founder of the international magazine MJB Mission News (ISSN 1999-8418).

In October 2007 for reason of faith, religion, political issues and for many other reasons the journalist has requested with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C., according to article 15, universal declaration of the Human Rights, declared in December 1948 through the United Nations the official change of the German citizenship to the American citizenship, which he prefers.

Observers from different countries have confirmed that the author and journalist Andreas Klamm suffers for about 19 months because of torture in Germany. Since about 19 months access to any kind of medical treatment, medical doctors and even dentist is denied. He wants to leave Germany and Europe, but somehow this request is also not granted at this moment. The journalist got disabled after three accidents in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and he needs medical treatment because of Asthma, back injuries and liver damages.

After being diagnosed with possible cancer, which is not certain, in the year 2003 he has declared that he wants not to die in Germany and neither wants to be buried in Germany anymore. He himself treats not as a citizen of Germany anymore.

After signing a public petition to stop the violence against the people in Burma the author and journalist has received from an US-UN Public Affairs officer an email with the statement: “ … Your voice is crucial in our decision-making processes, and we want to reiterate our appreciation for your concern. By studying this increasingly important global issue, you become better, more engaged citizens. We remain committed to facilitating democratization in Burma and continue to move as quickly as possible to end this terrible situation. …“

“I am not certain if I am accounted in the United States of America, U.S.A., as an U.S citizen already, but I still have some hope to be able to live some years in the US and to take action as citizen of the United States of America, journalist, author, broadcasting host, independent television- radio and film producer for liberty, democracy and peace before I might have to pass away after about 19 months living without any kind of access to doctors or even dentists.

However terrorists no matter in which masks they appear should try to understand and to learn, that they might be able to destroy some buildings and as a sad fact may even the life of people and investigative journalists, but you can not destroy the freedom, liberty, peace and spirit of so many precious people in the United States of America and even in other countries which are laboring hard for democracy, liberty and peace.

It is not easy to handle every day the pain after a car accident in 1994 and after an accident while being performing some horse-back riding in 1995. Because of many research in concern of the United Nations declaration of the human rights, I do know that information, expression of thoughts, the freedom of the press and journalists and even medical and social security and freedom are important and elementary for a vital democracy.

However I would be happy also if the U.S.A. would stop the terrible situation of torture against journalists which are disabled in Germany and which are working hard for democracy, liberty and peace, day and night by issuing as soon as possible the permission to live and work in the United States of America.”, said Andreas Klamm in concern of the email which he has received from an US-UN Public Affairs officer on October 23, 2007.

In April 2007 the targeted killing of poor people with disabilities has taken place in Germany and has been continued after a public debate held by the German parliament in Berlin.

Recently the author and journalist has declared “..that the war in Afghanistan is not a war in his name or in the name of the people in Germany. It is not a war in the name of all people in Germany. 20 million people in Germany do live beyond the poverty line and in poverty beyond description. Children, people with disabilities and even women have been starving to death in the country of Germany in 2007. Imagine if Germany would make the wise decision instead of building tanks for war to feed the poor citizen in Germany. This would have a great impact for peace, liberty, democracy and even social security. Most of these people do not want a war of any kind. People should try to learn that we are not competitors which are in a battle who is going to survive or not but that it is the duty of all human beings to understand and learn to live in peace and to support those which are in need instead to use weapons of mass destruction or to kill each other. The disasters which have taken place in this world such as the Tsunami in 2004 and all these earthquakes and hurricanes are already this worse, that political leaders should avoid to cause more disasters through war. My 2nd profession is to be a registered nurse (R.N., RGN) and from the experience when I became a nurse (R.N.) in 1993, also besides my 1st profession as a journalist I do know that it is certainly more difficult to save a life then to destroy a life. However I do believe together we can not only save one live but the life of many people and it is much better to save the life of people then to destroy the life of men, women and children in need.

The ongoing wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq is the war of some people in high places and in power but not the war of the people of Germany and neither the war of the people of the United States of America. The people of the United States of America and of Germany are not the enemies of the people in Afghanistan or in Iraq, but those which are the war makers and which do profit from war. Every one which is able to think, should think and every one which is able to listen should listen. Many people want liberty, democracy, peace and not war ! The people in Iraq and Afghanistan should know that this is not the war of the people of the United States of America and it is not the war of the people of Germany.

So far as I have learned many people in Germany and in the United States of America want peace, democracy and liberty and not that innocent woman and children get killed by German and American Military Forces in certain places such as in the countries of Afghanistan or Iraq. The most important duty of a journalist is the respect for the truth and for the right to the public to truth is the first duty of the journalist. Therefore I do believe no journalist or any other media person should participate in propaganda for war but take action for truth, peace, liberty and democracy. As is it written in the Holy Scriptures “Blessed are the peace makers” and NOT the war makers. In the Holy Scriptures it is also written: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace. Zechariah, Chapter 8, vers 19.”

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