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Jan 28, 2014
Name: Pete Seeger
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , United States

          Leonard Peltier ( LPDOC ) :

            Remembering Pete Seeger

             https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=658198164221422

             Greetings my friends, relatives, supporters:

I want to comment on a couple of different issues one is on a sad note, that Pete Seeger passed away. When I say sad it is because we will miss the music he gave to the world, and gave to all the people who struggle against the injustices that take place throughout the world and humanity it seemed like he always had a song that would remind us of who we are and what our responsibility was/is to this existence. I for one will miss him, he has been a strong supporter of the cause for justice in my case throughout many, many years.

I will definitely miss Pete Seeger.

Whether he goes to heaven, someplace for a while or reincarnates I have no doubt a personality like his will ever be silenced by a mere passing of lifetime.
Thank you for the lifetime you shared with us Pete Seeger.

In keeping with being thankful, every day I wake up I am thankful for the many people who support Native American causes and the causes of all humanity thought the world.
There is no one person or one group that is totally responsible for probably any one thing as we know it. All life and experience and existence is built upon the foundation of something before it. I am especially grateful, and I would like to say again to Mr. James Anaya and all the people who worked so hard to facilitate his coming to see me. It really means a lot, because I know he represents the thoughts and prayers of Native people all across this country that went to his meetings and have shared their concerns in my case, and when I say ALL across this country, I mean the far North into Canada and the far south into South America. I especially want to thank the International Indian Treaty Council, who worked so hard to help bring this about. I also want to say a special thanks to all of our Sisters in the movement, in saying that I do mean Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, and ALL of the courageous women who have worked for so many years and who stand up in their respected communities and are so much an inspiration to the children and to the men.

The women have always been the backbone of any movement throughout the world for they are the givers of life and the ones who have the very first influence on our children.

With that, I will close for now.
Again, thank you Pete Seeger.

May we all be inspired by Pete Seeger and others like him.

Your friend in the struggle
In the spirit of Crazy Horse
Leonard Peltier
Mitakuye Oyasin

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Posted: Jan 28, 2014 4:22pm
Jan 21, 2014
Name: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , United States

      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Honored & Remembered

     i'm sharing this link to quotes and images of MLK

      to inspire

       http://www.pinterest.com/superpeazo/dr-martin-luther-king-jr/

Martin Luther King Jr.  " I have a Dream " World Peace Garden

Back view of Rose Garden
http://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/mlk_jr_world_peace_rose_garden.htm

arden The starburst design reminds us of the brilliance of Drl King's life and the impact of his ideals on humankind. 

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Posted: Jan 21, 2014 9:08pm
Dec 5, 2013
Name: Nelson Mandela
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , South Africa

                              

      

        Today we mourn the passing of a great Light in our world

                        Madiba - Nelson Mandela dies at 95

                 http://www.care2.com/news/member/213931729/3682714

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

                            Thursday December 5, 2013, 2:58 pm


Madiba, a symbol of hope and reconciliation will forever Light the way within the hearts and minds of humanity. Nelson Mandela's legacy is profound and far reaching. His extraordinary life has touched lives around the world. Madiba will be celebrated by generations to come !

   

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Posted: Dec 5, 2013 3:05pm
Oct 11, 2013
Name: Don Andrew Saunders
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: Edson, Alberta, Canada

Remembering our friend Don Andrew Saunders
http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=399965563

Don passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

What we had in common was the great expanse of the Alberta Big Blue -sky!
. . .  and to help protect and save those whose voice could not be heard.
Don loved poetry and so do i .

He accepted my friendship request and we shared a little here & there, and along the way I knew him as a compassionate caring soul filled with kindness.

If you would like to offer your thoughts, prayers, healing Light please go to Dianne Lynn Elko's Daily Scripture Group. His family and Lucky his dog will miss him very much.
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=23782&pst=1545999&saved=1

Here are some of this thoughts he posted on his profile page worthy of sharing.

                                  Dodos Last Wish  

When you're surfing Care2 pages and you don't like what you see

Look back through the ages and please remember me


               The Dodo, the Quagga, the lovely Golden Toad

My bretheren and I are no longer on your road

The list is long of bretheren no longer on this earth

Lets not forget their reverence and what their lives were worth

    by the grace of God and Don Saunders 

 
Your statement on your profile page says:
"to help as many people,animals.e-causes as possible before I die"

. . . . . . . . and you did !  Your voice & your labors of love saved so many !


Don you will always be remembered and appreciated.
Thank you for your Inspiration & Light my friend.
 Rest in Peace.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2013 10:25pm
Jul 19, 2013
Name: Nelson Mandela
Type: Tribute (for the living)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , South Africa

' Madiba'  beloved Father of the South African Nation celebrates his 95th Birthday on July 18, 2013.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His Excellency
Nelson Mandela
OM AC CC OJ OSJ QC GCH BR RSO NPK Nelson Mandela on his 90th birthday in Johannesburg, South Africa, in May 2008 Mandela in May 2008 President of South Africa In office
10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999 Deputy Thabo Mbeki
F. W. de Klerk Preceded by F. W. de Klerk Succeeded by Thabo Mbeki Personal details Born Rolihlahla Mandela
(1918-07-18) 18 July 1918 (age 95)
Mvezo, South Africa Nationality South African Political party African National Congress Spouse(s) Evelyn Ntoko Mase (1944–1957)
Winnie Madikizela (1958–1996)
Graça Machel (1998&ndashresent) Children Madiba Thembekile
Makgatho Lewanika
Makaziwe
Maki
Zenani
Zindziswa
Josina Z. Machel (step daughter)
Malengani Machel (step son) Residence Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Alma mater University of Fort Hare
University of London External System
University of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand Religion Christianity (Methodism) Signature Signature of Nelson Mandela Website www.nelsonmandela.org

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; born 18 July 1918) is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, Mandela attended Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law. Living in Johannesburg, he became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC and becoming a founding member of its Youth League. After the Afrikaner nationalists of the National Party came to power in 1948 and began implementing the policy of apartheid, he rose to prominence in the ANC's 1952 Defiance Campaign, was elected President of the Transvaal ANC Branch and oversaw the 1955 Congress of the People. Working as a lawyer, he was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and, with the ANC leadership, was prosecuted in the Treason Trial from 1956 to 1961 but was found not guilty. Although initially committed to non-violent protest, in association with the South African Communist Party he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961, leading a bombing campaign against government targets. In 1962 he was arrested, convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial.

Mandela served 27 years in prison, first on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990 amid escalating civil strife. Becoming ANC President, Mandela published his autobiography and led negotiations with President F.W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory. He was elected President and formed a Government of National Unity in an attempt to defuse ethnic tensions. As President, he established a new constitution and initiated the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. Continuing the former government's liberal economic policy, his administration introduced measures to encourage land reform, combat poverty and expand healthcare services. Internationally, he acted as mediator between Libya and the United Kingdom in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, and oversaw military intervention in Lesotho. He declined to run for a second term, and was succeeded by his deputy Thabo Mbeki, subsequently becoming an elder statesman, focusing on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Controversial for much of his life, right-wing critics denounced Mandela as a terrorist and communist sympathiser. He nevertheless gained international acclaim for his anti-colonial and anti-apartheid stance, having received over 250 awards, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Soviet Order of Lenin. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name of Madiba or as Tata meaning Father; he is often described as "the father of the nation".

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/politics/stories/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-nelson-mandela

10 things you didn't know about Nelson Mandela

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Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:47pm
Apr 27, 2011
Name: Along Sega
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , Malaysia

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0203-hance_alongsega.html

Sarawak's last nomad: indigenous leader and activist, Along Sega, dies
Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
February 03, 2011


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Along Sega never knew exactly how old he was, but when he passed away yesterday in a hospital far from the forest where he born, he was likely in his 70s. Leader among the once-nomadic hunter and gatherer Penan people of Borneo and mentor to Swiss activist, Bruno Manser, Along Sega will be remembered for his work to save the Penan's forest—and their lifestyle and culture—from logging companies, supported by the Sarawak government and provided muscle by the state police.

"We want our forest to remain untouched. Because only then we can go hunting. […] We don't want the animals to get disturbed. When I was young, no one disturbed the animals: the forest was good and we could go hunting close to where we lived. The women could easily catch the fish and get their food," Along Sega, who was old enough to remember when Queen Elizabeth of England was still a princess, told the Bruno Manser Fonds in an interview in 2005.

Along Sega in 1986 with a
Along Sega in 1986 with a "seperut" stick which is used by the Penan as both an ornament and talisman. Photo courtesy of the Bruno Manser Fonds.
In the 1980s logging companies entered the forests of the Penan, overturning a way of life. The tribes built roadblocks against the logging companies, filed lawsuits, and lobbied passionately for the forest they lived in. During this time, a young Swiss activist, Bruno Manser, helped bring international attention to the plight of the Penan after living with them for 6 years. Along Sega was one of Manser's mentors.

"I met Bruno the first time at Long Napir. In the beginning, when he arrived with us, he did not know how to speak Penan. The only words he said were 'Bakeh, bakeh' (friend). […] He came up to me and said: I am Bruno. May I come and join your group? I replied: if you want to stay with us, you are welcome," Along Sega said in the same interview.

Yet, decades later and much of the Penan's forest are gone, and what remains continues to be gravely threatened. Logging companies continue to encroach on Penan territory. Land lawsuits have waited decades to be resolved. Hydro-electric dams have disrupted the flow of rivers, forcing tribes to move or perish, and more are planned. State officials have announced plans to plant a million hectares of palm oil, much of which could end up on native customary lands. As for Manser, he disappeared in Sarawak in 2000. His disappearance remains a mystery, but he was no stranger to death threats.

Without the forests, the Penan people have been forced to change, as Along Sega explained in 2005: "The pelayo reisin tree is one of the most wanted timber trees, so they were mostly cut down. The dart poison trees and the trees for the blowpipes have been bulldozed. Only very few of these trees are left. This is why many nomadic Penan are now getting settled. There is no choice. Our sago palms have been destroyed as well. The logging company destroyed all our area, even our graveyard, and they never paid any compensation for it. Sometimes they just come in, cut down all the trees and don't even bother to take them out."

Jailed twice for his struggle against logging companies, Along Sega stated that promises made by the Sarawak government to create a primary forest protected area in 1993 for the Penan people were "all lies."

Still, he said even after he is gone the next generation must take up the cause.

"When I die, they will continue our struggle because I asked them not to give up."
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Posted: Apr 27, 2011 10:25pm
Oct 3, 2009
Name: Rowena
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , Canada

Rowena my twin sister, older by 8 minutes, passed away after complications from diabetes on October 3, 1996.

I cherish my memories of our time together that we were so Blessed to share. Her love & Light so embedded in my soul are celebrated with my every breath.

Rowena was a published poet in the American Poetry Anthology 1990 publication.Copyright. We used to dream of publishing together...

 

                  The Heart Takes Flight  

Ode to White Rock, British Columbia, my home

                                                by Rowena Susan Wilcox

      I ambled the beach ...

      You soared the sky ...

      We moved together... You and I !

      Below speckled stones... lay at my feet...

      Above clouds glistened like fresh- fallen snow !

      It was a blustery day... and the "White Horses" * rolled high !

      I beheld "Your Creation" and gazed and sighed !

      The sky was now half blue ... half grey...

      As though depicting the duality that day!

      The Blue ... the Peace ... the Grey ... the Fight...

      The Love ... the Life ... the Dark ... the Night !

       But the sun shone through in spite of it all

       And lit the " Path "  I knew to be " True " !

       For " Love " will " Survive" ... and " Loneliness " be " Lost " !

       The " Sea gulls " and  " I " ... " Soar High ... Soar High " !

 [ *  " White Horses " : waves ]

             

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Posted: Oct 3, 2009 8:46pm
Oct 1, 2009
Name: Mahatma Gandhi
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , India

        

Credits to Gordon J Millar who created this group at: http://www.ipeace.me/group/gandhimanofpeace

          Happy 140th Birthday Bapu

We will not let the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi without paying our tribute to this great soul.

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." Albert Einstein

Gandhi ~ man of peace Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2nd 1869 in Porbandar in Gujarat.

Known as 'Mahatma' (great soul), Gandhi was the leader of the Indian nationalist movement against British rule, and is widely considered the father of his country. His doctrine of nonviolent protest to achieve political and social progress has been hugely influential.

On January 30th 1948, he was assassinated in Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

Throughout his life, Gandhi was voracious defender of peace through the principles of non-violence and non-cooperation. Was with them that Gandhi fought for all people in India live in harmony, cooperating with each other for a strong and united India.
The legacy of Gandhi is a reference to date worldwide. Cover of numerous magazines, the subject of studies, books and movies, some reference in many political speeches, street name in many cities in tribute statues, Indian on the ballots, and in museums and memorials, and notable absence among the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Gandhi deserves to be celebrated and remembered! It is no coincidence, therefore, that one of only three national holidays in India is named after him.

     See full size imageGandhi,helped lead his nation of India to freedom, by first uniting the people, who were of all different religions. Those being Muslim,Hindu and Sik. The people were the only way which they could fight the British. By uniting to create one strong force, which was the goal of freedom. If they weren't united then the British could easily defeat them, which was what they had been doing to the Indians all along. They used their weaknesses to take power.
The biggest thing that Gandhi was known for was fighting using civil disobediences. He never encouraged his people to fight back. He taught them that violence was not the answer to solving their problems. Fighting using civil disobedience made the British look really bad. They tortured them, killed and arrested the Indians. After a while the Indian people grew tired and started to fight back. One of the major things that symbolized the outbreak of violence was the massacre at the field which killed many people, including children and women. The people responded using violence. All over India reports of Indians killing or beating guards came through. Gandhi became very disappointed. From the beginning all he ever taught his people was to protest using peace. He responded to these outbreaks of violence by going on a hunger strike.
Soon reports of Ghandi dying, scared the people into stopping the violence. Ghandi's acts of civil disobedience, formed the center of many civil leaders in America. One being DR. Martin Luther King Jr. Ghandi became the voice of the people. Do to his leadership and courage, India is now free. Of course it would have happened eventually but thanks to Ghandi, this happened using non violence. Which later spoke more than words. At the end Ghandi died, fighting for what he knew was right. Ironically, one of his own people killed him. Not the British but a Hindu extremist. Because of Ghandi India is what it is today.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2009 11:00pm
Sep 24, 2009
Name: Gayle Hoenig
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , Colorado United States

              In Loving Memory of Gayle Hoenig

                    Rescue Without Borders

           http://rescuewithoutborders.org/id280.html

"Gayle Hoenig owned and operated the Bravo Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in Peyton, Colorado and was hospitalized after suffering a stroke in January of this year.  Gayle had been a friend to all creatures and belonged to Bat Conservation International and the Humane Society of the United States.  She supported the Zimbabwe Conservation Taskforce, Sea Shepherd Society, and numerous other organizations helping wildlife in Africa and other parts of the world.  Gayle passed away on September 20 of this year.  Our condolences go out to her family and friends. -- S. Byron Gassaway (Executive Director -- Rescue Without Borders). "

 

though i did not know Gayle well i admired her so very much. her loving compassionate giving heart and spirit will be terribly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

as an activist and advocate for the 'voiceless'  all that Gayle accomplished will forever be cherished. may we follow her example of courage and tenacity and keep her legacy a living example as we continue to take action on behalf of all animals... we are their voice!

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Gayle's mother and her family and to those who loved her.

Gayle you are in the arms of the angels now ... may you find comfort there and eternal peace in our Heavenly Father's Love.

You are invited to sign the Guest Book to convey your condolences to Gayle's family. Here is the link:

http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookID=6159116442653&page=2

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Posted: Sep 24, 2009 11:55pm
Sep 10, 2009
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: New York City, New York United States

IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER

 

Always Remember      

 In Memory

  PRAYERS TO COMFORT THOSE WHO GRIEVE

        THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONE(

    HONORING THOSE WHO SACRIFICED FOR ALL

We will never forget

 

 

Leslie Haskins:

Survivor of 9/11 author of: Between Heaven and Ground Zero             

http://www.wordserveliterary.com/Authors%20on%20index/Haskins,%20Leslie/Author%20Leslie%20Haskins.html

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