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 Tutu on USA2003-01-06 11:15
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From Kim Baker in South Africa:
Our beloved Desmond Tutu has spoken out
against the USA's stance on Iraq. An extract: "I'm shocked to see a powerful country use its power frequently, unilaterally," said Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for opposing apartheid. "The United States says: 'You do this to the world. If you don't do it, we will do it.' That's sad," he said. "When does compassion, when does morality, when does caring come in?" he asked. "I just hope that one day that people will realise that peace is a far better path to follow."
And Kim says:
"At this time especially, I am really proud to be South African. I am proud that our government is keeping a level head, and not going along with the "boys" Bush, Blair, Howard, and others, but rather making independent decisions, and maintaining a perspective of considering what is right for the global good."
Yes, indeed. I'm very un-proud of sort of being an American at this point. Here in the Dark Ages.


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6 Jan 2003 @ 12:53 by neolux : what is
a "sort of american", anyway?  


6 Jan 2003 @ 14:22 by ming : Sort of American
I'm a Danish citizen, living in Los Angeles. I've lived here for 18 years, so this is home at this point. When I go back to Europe most people consider me an American.  


7 Jan 2003 @ 22:39 by ashanti : Global citizen
Actually, Ming, I don't think of you as an American at all. I really truly see you as a global citizen. :-)  


8 Jan 2003 @ 18:03 by ming : Global
Thanks. Yeah, I've never really felt like an American. I feel Danish because I was born in Denmark, but I don't identify with the nationality there either. So I'd much rather consider myself a global citizen.  


8 Jan 2003 @ 22:46 by strydg : because of that
your perspective on american culture is invaluable to americans.  


9 Jan 2003 @ 01:30 by ming : Perspectives
See, that's in part why I like being from 'somewhere else', and why I like to move when my perspective starts getting stale. And I'm beginning to have American sensibilities which I don't really like or agree with at all.  


11 Jan 2003 @ 23:43 by arte : Violent Americans
"I just hope that one day that people will realise that peace is a far better path to follow."

The people know this. Somehow America has allowed a government that is obviously not of the people, by the people, and definitely not for the people. We've learned that our "democratic" election process is certainly not failsafe, and finally millions of previously apathetic Americans are waking up to the fact that our government is corrupt, exploitative, deceitful, and has been for far too many years.
I am an American living in the US, and I have yet to hear one of my fellow Americans speak out in support of Bush and his government and their war-mongering, plutocratic, and manipulative actions. Please believe that the majority of Americans are NOT behind this man and his cohorts!
Today I drove the 25 miles into the nearest city from my small town; on every overpass over the freeway there were groups of Americans waving anti-war and anti-Bush posters, and the drivers and passengers on the road all waved and flashed peace signs and honked their horns in support. The people DO know that peace is the only way! We are just not sure how to bring it about, but we do know that war is NOT the answer.
The current situation is bringing the American people (and the rest of the world) together in massive demonstrations against our government's policies; the anti-war movement of 2003 will be far greater and more diverse than any in our history. January 18th is the big day. Please join Americans in peacefully demonstrating against George Bush and his war plans - united in thought and action, we CAN change the world!
Shine your lights, and choose peace now!
Ronaye  



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I just wanted you to know that soonmee is using the above picture wuth the little girl on their facebook to try to sell these tutu's. She has pics stolen from various boutiques all in one album claiming she can recreate the item pictured. Since a child is in the pic I wanted to make sure you were aware.  


23 Dec 2014 @ 14:13 by Mosa @186.94.117.178 : xEyezKRwsGLSDDUpAXqP
bought a tutu from lil haven at da curve today and saw ur flyer with website dteails upon arriving home much to my dissappoinment! as da tutu purchased was not the right colour. urgently scouting for a white or white + soft yellow tutu for my 2 yr old niece, for her pre school concert this coming wednesday.pls advise if u have a ready made white OR white + soft yellow tutu for a slender 2 yr old girl, if yes where can i get it from? If not and we are to custom made, can it be ready in 2 days? and how much wud it be? what wud b fantastic is if u have a ready tutu available, made in the right colour and that i am somehwo able to exchange + pay u the additional differences in cost of course . No matter much appreciate if u could revert with feedback asap.cheers'Zyra  


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