PLEASE release the journalists and charges to be dropped off
Well known broadcasting host and journalist, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! is back on television but the charges have been not dropped yet, she has said on the program on Friday. Photo: 3mnewswire.org
By Andrew P. Harrod
Washington D.C. / New York City / London/September 6, 2008/3mnewswire.org/– The journalist, author of several books, host, editor, founder of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Leeds, Mr. Andreas Klamm, has written to state officials a public open letter to release the independent journalists and that the charges against the journalists which have got arrested may be dropped off.
In the beginning of September the famous host, journalist and Democray Now! anchor, Mrs Amy Goodman and her two colleagues Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar got arrested as we have learned and have been later released. Also an AP Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke got arrested in the United States of America.
This follows, according to FREE PRESS, the arrest of an ABC News producer at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
The letter contains following message:
Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner
RCA at co.ramsey.mn.us (cc: dropthecharges at democracynow.org)
Susan Gaertner for Governor
info at susangaertner.com (cc: dropthecharges at democracynow.org)
The St. Paul City Attorney’s office,
Mr. John Choi
john.choi at ci.stpaul.mn.us (cc: dropthecharges at democracynow.org)
OPEN PUBLIC LETTER
In CONCERN of the arrest of journalists covering a political event
September 5, 2008
Dear Madam !
Dear Sir !
In foreign places brave citizen of the United States of America are in serious danger for their life to defend elementary basic rights such as human rights, free speech, liberty and democracy – so far as we have learned through American media reports and official governmental reports.
The journalists, which have been charged and arrested have not committed any kind of crime by fulfilling the public duty to publish reports or in taking pictures for television about some kind of political RNC event.
The arrests and harassment of journalists covering the Republican National Convention are not right.
We call upon St. Paul officials to free all detained journalists and drop all charges against them. These include arrests made during police raids in the days prior to the convention and, on Sept 1, of Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke, Democracy Now! anchor Amy Goodman and her two colleagues Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar.
The most important standard to journalists all over the world is the truth.
As you are able to imagine we are NOT happy about the charges against independent journalists and arrests of the journalists Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouduous, Nicole Salazar, AP photographer Matt Rourke and other journalists.
America is a blessed country because of its liberty, freedom, basic rights, such as free speech, independent work of journalist.
PLEASE, consider NOT TO DESTROY the blessings for and of America and its people.
PLEASE consider NOT TO DESTROY America ! If you are going to destroy the liberty and democracy actually this would mean that America will be destroyed, as you know from the history in Germany.
As Germany in the years 1933 to 1945 has fallen deep down to dictatorship it got destroyed as you know very well the photographs how Germany has looked like after tons of bombs have been used to stop World War II and the NAZI regime in Germany.
PLEASE, defend democracy and the liberty of the United States of America and its people and PLEASE release the journalists and drop the charges against these journalists.
Arresting and detaining journalists for doing their jobs is a gross violation of free speech and freedom of the press.
Journalists must be free to do their jobs without intimidation.
PLEASE show that Almighty God has given you the wisdom, love, grace and mercy to release the independent journalists and to keep liberty and democracy.
PLEASE consider what the president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln has said some days ago in concern of liberty.
American President: “I know that liberty is right”
Washington. / Documentation Of Statements/- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), sixteenth American president (1860-1865) said: “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” “We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten GOD.
We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbrocken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the GOD that made us!”
“It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of GOD and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the HOLY SCRIPTURES and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose GOD is the LORD. I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this book upon reason that you can, and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man…But for this book we could not know right from wrong. I believe the Bible is the best gift GOD has ever given to man. The Bible is suited to men in all conditions of life and includes all the duties they owe to their Creator, to themselves and to their fellowman.”
“I know that liberty is right, for CHRIST teaches it, and CHRIST is GOD.”
PLEASE pray for the police officers that GOD might forgive and save them. They might have be in some kind of distress and have over-acted in a harmful way.
Remember that CHRIST himself gave the commandment: “Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbor as thyself.” and “LOVE your enemies”.
However citizen of the United States of America and independent journalists in the United States of America are NOT the enemies of the United States of America.
Perhaps you should think and pray about this. For some reasons it seems that the real enemies of America could be those which seek to destroy free speech, peace, liberty and democracy of America and its people. Therefore please give no chance to those forces which seek to destroy the liberty and the blessings of the United States of America and its people. Remember that freedom and the freedom of the press and journalists is an important and elementary part of democracy.
PLEASE release the journalists and drop the charges. PLEASE overcome evil things with good. May GOD will give you the grace, wisdom, mercy and love, to treat independent journalists with love instead of hatred and evil. My colleague, the journalist and author, Amy Goodman and many other independent journalists are performing an important duty for the public, democracy and liberty. They should receive THANKS instead of charges. These independent journalists are fulfilling important duties as granted in the constitution of the United States of America. Some years ago I have written a letter to the U.S. President Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America. For some reason I got an answer for the letter which I have written from the office of the White House. In the letter which I have received from the office of President Ronald Reagan a booklet with the constitution and map was delivered to me from Washington, D.C., U.S.A. For these gifts which I have kept I am very thankful.
May GOD will bless the liberty, democracy, independence, the independent journalists and the people of the United States of America and all those people which do support and defend democracy and liberty.
Thank you !
Shalom – PEACE be unto you !
Andreas Klamm, journalist,author, nurse (R.N.,RGN), independent television, radio- film and media producer since 1984, missionary and director of the United Kingdom
and German Branch
John Baptist Mission of Togo, Africa
Founder and president: Reverend Yawovi Nyonato
John Baptist Mission of Togo, Africa in
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty (Leeds) — international service —
IFN International Family Network d734 (christian service ministry)
British Newsflash Magazine
MJB Mission News, 1999-8418
Human Rights Reporter – Die Menschenrechts-Reporter
The entire petition which was SENT by email to the U.S. authorities:
Independent media: “We have to work peacefully for liberty, peace and democracy”
Andreas Klamm, is working as a journalist since 1984 (for newspapers, such as Speyerer Tagespost), in 1986 he became the founder of British Newsflash Magazine (in Speyer, Rhein, Germany and Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) and the founder of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty.
He has received in 2000 death threats after his television production “The November 9, 1938 and today” has been aired on German Public Television. A former female Jewish leader. Mrs. Etna Altgenug, held a speech about the crimes during 1933 to 1945. The journalist Andreas Klamm, which is in his 2nd profession a nurse (R.N., RGN) has taken the pictures and has produced the television production with some other students and colleagues. The production “The November 9, 1938 and today” has been produced to remember all the victims of the German NAZI-Regime and to make people aware of the situation that Germany is in danger to fall back into dictatorship as it has taken place in 1933 to 1945.”
In October 2007 the journalist has requested to change the citizenship (according to article 15, Universal declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, www.un.org ) and send to the U.S. Department of Justice a request for support of political asylum He has declared in the public that he wants to leave Germany and get back to the United States of America (U.S.A.). In 2001 and 2002 he has covered some stories on television about the aftermath of 911.
“Already back in 1984 when I have been 16 years of age I have noticed that some forces a club of the rich or how ever you want to call them, is oppressing the poor people. Some of my editors in chief told me, ..oohhhh…we can not publish this story because of… guess… Actually the club of the rich is known by other names has forced me to create my own little magazines such as British Newsflash Magazine, Stadtmagazin Ludwigshafen, Vorderpfalz aktuell, Blick in die Zeit, Human Rights Reporter :: Die Menschenrechtsreporter, IBS Liberty, also other media outlets and to become the founder of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty. One of my grandparents is my grandfather Mr. Haedi Sabaot, which is actually a FRENCH citizen and used to be an officer with the French Army in 1945. Are you able to imagine that I do have a serious problem with NAZI-Germany and Neo-Nazis. They have killed millions of people and they are still continuing there evil works. NAZI´s are dangerous. You might believe it not or believe it, I do not like NAZIS and I do not like a NAZI-Germany as it has taken place 1933 to 1945. When journalist get arrested this makes me always aware. It could be always the case that some forces are trying to silence or even kill the messenger, to oppress the truth, to oppress liberty, peace, justice, law and democracy. You know than journalist are threatent not to spread the word, the pictures, the program it makes me always aware of what has taken place in NAZI-Germany in 1933 to 1945.
As you know about the global food crisis and the global finanical crisis I believe that actually no nation is able to afford the luxury of a Fourth Reich, or a new dictatorship. We have to work peacefully for democracy. Yeah we have to work peacefully for the GOOD THINGS and should not allow any terrorist to destroy the good, the liberty, freedom or democracy. You want to know who are the terrorists? Pardon me, I do have no idea, perhaps you should ask the CIA, FBI or other law enforcement agencies, it seems they do know the terrorists much better then anyone else.
Do you really believe believers in Christ should be silent? Have you any idea why Mr. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German believer in Christ has died in the concentration camp? Because so called “christians” in 1933 to 1945 millions of innocent people have died in Germany, 50 million people have died in World War II and you still are thinking we should keep the silence and not spread the word or share a little part of the truth.
It is no secret. All things will be revealed. Do not take my word for granted but take the WORD of GOD for granted. Be certain all the truth, all the unlawful arrests, all the lies, all the killing of people will be revealed. It is better to FEAR GOD than any man. Perhaps you should read John, Chapter 3, the book of Matthew, Chapter 7, the book of Daniel and the book of revelation. Yeah you can read some shocking news also there, even in the Old Testament of the Holy Scriptures. Do you not remember that it is written in the Holy Scriptures “Thou shalt not lie.”, “Thou shalt not kill.”
My colleague the journalist Amy Goodman, the Democracy Now!-Team and many other independent journalists in this world are doing a very important work for liberty, peace and democracy. Free speech and the free and independent work of journalists and the press is a vital part of a democracy. If you get arrested for speaking out your opinion or a part of the truth (as their is no woman or man on earth which knows the entire truth) you should consider that you do not live in a country where democracy reigns.
Perhaps all of us should consider to read and study the 10 Commandments of the bible. Have you ever heard something about the GOLDEN RULE. Our intention is not to hurt anyone. How ever we have to spread a part of the truth, so far as we know the truth in order to save the live of many people which otherwise could be killed or even murdered. It is time, not only in America to take a stand for peace, liberty, freedom, love and democracy now!
Books by the author and journalist Andreas Klamm
BOOKS by Andreas Klamm, journalist and author. :: BÜCHER von Andreas Klamm, Journalist und Autor:
British Newsflash Magazine :: Magazin-Buch: Edition 2008, No. 1 :: Themen und Berichte aus Politik, Soziales und Gesellschaft
200 Seiten / pages
Auflage 1 (Juni 2008)
29,7 x 21 x 1,2 cm
Die Kinder der John Baptist Mission in Togo: Mission und Hilfe für Kinder
200 Seiten / pages
Auflage 1 (August 2008)
Sprache: deutsch und mit Texten in englischer und französischer Sprache von Co-Autoren
21 x 14,8 x 1,2 cm
The books can be ordered in any bookstore or with www.amazon.de .
Die Bücher können in jeder Buchhandlung bestellt werden oder online bei www.amazon.de