UCP of Orange County in Search of Next CEO

The Irvine-based organization has secured the executive search firm McDermott & Bull to manage the search process for the new Chief Executive Officer

This is the time to be laser-focused on what is most important in our community and how we can best deliver on our promise to effect real and lasting change for children and families in Orange County.”

— Jim Corbett

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — After exploring a long-term strategy for UCP of Orange County, Deborah Levy, President & CEO, and the nonprofit’s Board of Directors decided to part ways effective June 2017.

UCP of Orange County (UCP-OC) provides services to 5,639 local children and families affected by disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome and other developmental delays.

Succession Process Under Way
The Irvine-based organization secured the executive search firm McDermott & Bull to manage the search process for the new Chief Executive Officer. UCP-OC’s Board of Directors convened a succession committee to ensure a seamless transition and continued momentum.

UCP-OC Board Chair Jim Corbett explained, “This is the time for us to be laser-focused on what is most important in our community and how we can best deliver on our promise to effect real and lasting change for children and families in Orange County. Naturally, a smooth transition plan will not only secure but also reinforce our role as one of Orange County’s leading and visionary non-profit organizations.”

Qualified, interested candidates should contact Anne Terry, Executive Search Associate at McDermott & Bull, at 949.529.2692 or terry@mbsearch.com.

Foundation Laid for a Strong Future
“I am extremely proud of the hundreds of dedicated UCP-OC employees. Their talent, hard work, and commitment improves the lives of children with disabilities and their families every day. I look forward to watching UCP-OC grow and continue to thrive,” said Levy.

Corbett, who is spearheading the search committee working in concert with McDermott & Bull, is confident that the process will identify a new leader who will build on the solid foundation laid by Levy.

He says that the board and leadership team are well equipped to continue the transformative growth of the organization to meet the growing needs of children with disabilities in Orange County and their families.

ABOUT UCP OF ORANGE COUNTY:
Since 1953, UCP-OC has helped children with disabilities reach their full potential. Through six comprehensive programs, caregivers, specialists and therapists actively work with kids to improve their quality of life and that of the entire family. To help families, UCP-OC also provides the support and resources needed to meet the demands of everyday life and advocate for their child. For more information, call (949) 333-6400 or visit www.ucp-oc.org.

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Missing: Pro Bono Attorney For Class Action Lawsuit In Miskitu-Nicaragua Case

Hon. Jon S Tigar Presiding Judge

In 1957, The Somoza Govt.killed my Brothers and Uncles. In 1960, I had a 3-day leave or death option. I left my beloved-Mosquitia thinking I'd be of better service alive. Ever since-I've Sought sovereignty and the international right of self-determination of Miskitu!

IIn 1957, The Somoza Govt.killed my Brothers and Uncles. In 1960, I had a 3-day leave or death option. I left my beloved-Mosquitia thinking I’d be of better service alive. Ever since-I’ve Sought sovereignty and the international right of self-determination of Mosquitia

Since a US court – now created-exception to Fisa rule under 7d with respect to human rights violations, genocide, terrorism, mass murder under the Alien Torts Act including the taking of property from national without compensation, leaves the door open…

Hon.Judge.Tigar in U S District Court-NOR-CA-Orders-Rev.Josephenie E-secure counsel before going forward-class action claims against both President & Nicaragua.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

— – Alice Walker

OAKLAND, CA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Class Action Lawsuit In Miskitu-Nicaragua Case Requires Counsel

San Francisco, July 17, 2017 – The Honorable Judge Jon S. Tigar who is presiding in United States District Court in Northern California case of Robertson vs. Nicaragua dismissing a portion of the lawsuit pending the plaintiffs securing counsel. The Court has ordered the Miskitu government in exile to secure counsel before going forward with their class action claims against the Republic of Nicaragua, et al.
The plaintiffs have satisfactory pursued and self-represented themselves in this lawsuit for the last five months without the ability to secure counsel which now is both essential and crucial for the Miskitu peoples to proceed with their complaint with less than a week to be in compliance with Judge Tigar’s order issued on June 26th, 2017.
The United States District Court has jurisdiction pursuant to the exception that comes from the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision in Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum Co, saying it was presumed not to cover foreign conduct unless the claims sufficiently “touch and concern” the US. If the person or plaintiffs are in the USA then the USA is "touched and concerned" and they can file international claims against a foreign nation.
The Miskitu nation is seeking a team player lawyer with the federal credentials to properly represent the indigenous peoples of the Miskitu territories as well as those Miskitu descendants that now live in the United States and welcome all inquiries. If you are a lawyer and meet the criteria mentioned in this press release please feel free to contact our Miskitu representative at your earliest convenience.
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If anyone is interested in helping the Miskitu people with this federal complaint, or recommend a lawyer who will volunteer their services please contact the Miskitu Government in Exile on their website at http://www.miskitunation.org or please contact Ercell Fleurima-510-868-0658 at ercell@miskitunation.org.

Ercell Valcina Monic Hendy Rima Fleurima Tawaska
ww.miskitunation.org
510-410-1144 or 510-868-0658 or 530-313-3118
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Miskitu Nation Under Siege


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The Miskitu Government in Exile is vigorously seeking a lawyer to take on our class action lawsuit.

Enter Resolution 650: A joint peace proposal by the Democratic Speaker of the House Jim Wright and Ronald Reagan that helped precipitate a peace agreement at a meeting of five Central American chiefs of state in July, 1987

President Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo condone and arm “Farmers” Colonos Who are in fact considered the New Sandinista enforcers

Colono & weapon-Miskitu display self defense-King & Cabinet-1800-Rev. Josephenie-1957 &@ Tibet rally-Miskitu victims;Widow in tears. Miskitu Nation Succeed-they are given a hand up not out. UN Global Compact, Nicaragua, Great Britain, Russia. HKND,Complicit Genocide

The Court has given us 30 days to secure counsel and proceed with our complaint that is
filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern California

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”

— Douglas Adams

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Miskitu Government in Exile is vigorously seeking a lawyer to take on our class action lawsuit. The Court has given us 30 days to secure counsel and proceed with our complaint that is filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern California.This case has proceeded a very long ways and as Self representation can take one and know this…We will prevail! We need a team player in the legal profession that can confront the defendants with the evidence of genocide and torture in our possession that has been implemented against our people. If you are a lawyer or know of a lawyer who can make an appearance on our behalf please contact us immediately as this case is time sensitive.

Here is some information:

International and new United States laws governing the right of United States Courts being afforded jurisdiction over claims and complaints of international genocide and torture have recently been legislated by the Congress resulting in over 800 lawsuits being filed against Saudi Arabia for 09/11/2001.
The following question was posed to the Government in Exile: How does our constitution have anything to do with another government being awful to a group of people in another country?
We felt that this was an important question to answer. Prior to giving the direct answer to this question, please allow us to provide you with some history regarding the current conflict. We will start with the Sandinista-Contras Nicaraguan civil war of the 1980’s and 1990’s. The Nicaraguan Government forcibly intervened in the sovereign Indian life which compelled the Miskitos to ''take up arms”. Many allied themselves to the Contras in order to protect themselves from the Sandinistas. During this vicious civil war, the Sandinista government, who were opposed by the Contras, were funded by the Reagan administration of the United States (who had originally protected the Miskitu people).
Enter Resolution 650: A joint peace proposal by the Democratic Speaker of the House Jim Wright and Ronald Reagan that helped precipitate a peace agreement at a meeting of five Central American chiefs of state in July,1987 (which won Costa Rican President Oscar Arias the Nobel Peace Prize).
A documentary filmed by Lee Shapiro in 1984, entitled “Nicaragua was our Home”, detailed through his investigative interviews and eyewitness accounts compelling evidence that the Sandinista government which was led by Daniel Ortega in the civil war with the Contras was responsible for one fourth of the Miskitu people seeking refuge in Honduras, the United States and other countries.
However, the Miskitu people were betrayed in this peace agreement. They were forced to not only disarm (leaving the fox in the hen house) but also experienced betrayal.
The Sandinista government only negotiated with those Miskitu peoples who secretly allied themselves with the Sandinistas and not the entire nation or the Government in Exile.
Now genocide and torture are being used to destroy the Miskitu people. Their homes and farms are being plundered and their natural resources are being stolen by the very same government that the United States had originally protected the Miskitu people from during the civil war of the 1980’s and 1990’s. With no recourse under the terms of the American brokered peace to defend themselves, the Miskitu people have taken their cause to the United States Federal Court. Unless it was and is the intent of the United States to afford the Nicaraguan government the opportunity to annex the Miskitu nation under conditions of total submission, something must be done.
A new Court order from the U.S. District Court regarding the Miskitu nation’s complaint is suggesting precisely that. The Court requires the plaintiffs to secure a lawyer to proceed with their class action claims citing the “Political Question Doctrine”, even though the court has refused the appointment of counsel, and the Miskitu complaint has expressed and explicitly followed a precedent case that affords our claims to be heard.
An American lawyer Kenneth McCallion successfully brought suit on behalf of foreign plaintiffs, in the case of Vekuii Rukoro versus the Federal Republic of Germany into a United States federal Court. The plaintiffs on Thursday sued under the Alien Tort Statute, a 1789 U.S. law often invoked in human rights cases. McCallion based his success in bringing his lawsuit in a United States Court on a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court. The plaintiffs, including some from New York, also brought federal common law and New York state law claims.
The U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the law's reach in a 2013 decision, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co, saying it was presumed not to cover foreign conduct unless the claims sufficiently "touch and concern" the United States.
McCallion said Kiobel and later rulings "leave the door open" for U.S. courts to assert jurisdiction in genocide cases.
The case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S.Ct. 1659 (2013), was a United States Supreme Court decision in which the court found that the Alien Tort Claims Act presumptively does not apply extraterritorially. The opinion nevertheless did not completely eliminate Federal court jurisdiction over ATS claims arising out of the overseas conduct, since the presumption against extraterritoriality can be displaced when claims "touch and concern the territory of the United States…with sufficient force. Id. at 16.
The United States created the problem and there is no remedy except a ruling in favor of the Government in Exile in an American court. If you’d like to take it back one hundred years to present we are able to do so. In 1893, the United States, Great Britain, Spain, The Pope, and Nicaragua were part of the treaty that force annexed us because we did not comply with the imperialistic demands or rules. That particular treaty was over 1957.
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Rev.Josephenie Hendy Twaska Clarence Robertson
Miskitunation.org
510-410-1144 or 510-868-0658 or 530-313-3118
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WE ARE MISKITU


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Dajon Data Management Helps Decision Time Ministries Support Those in Need.

Decision Time Ministries collecting the van.

The moment Decision Time Ministries collected the van.

Volunteers at Decision Time Ministries

Volunteers at Decision Time Ministries

London-based charity Decision Time Ministries is continuing to help people in need thanks to a vehicle donation from Dajon Data Management.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The charity, founded by Phil Cartlidge, works with people the benefits system are unable to reach, in particular the homeless, those suffering from addiction or sex workers. Phil and his charity travel to various parts of the UK providing food, hot drinks and support to those in the greatest need.

The donation of the van from Dajon, a document scanning and robotic process automation company based in the capital, means his charity will be able to get out and help even more people. In the past, the charity has provided items such as suits for job interviews with the aim of helping someone finally get off the streets and into work.

Phil has said of his decision to start the charity: “I started this organisation to help the needy, the homeless and fill the gap where the government has failed to do so between the homeless and the benefits system.”

Although the charity has a current van, the one donated by Dajon – which was handed over following a social media appeal on the LinkedIn networking site, will help to spread the work of the charity further, enabling them to reach even more people.

Damien Andrews, Managing Director of Dajon Data Management http://www.dajon.co.uk, said: “The timing was perfect as we were in the process of upgrading our fleet of vehicles. Rather than selling the van we decided to donate it to Decision Time Ministries as it is such a worthwhile cause.”

Donations can be made to Decision Time Ministries at: http://www.decisiontimeministries.co.uk/donate/
People can also donate good such as toiletries, clothes, sleeping bags etc, by phoning Phil on 07415 109951.

Amy Charman
Dajon Data Management
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Governor Abbott and Lone Star Citizens Offered Greetings by America's Credit Captain and Chief Child Identity Guardian

SubscriberWise founder and America's child identity guardian David Howe at Texas State Capitol (Photo: Business Wire)

SubscriberWise founder and America’s child identity guardian David Howe at Texas State Capitol (Photo: Business Wire)

Howe obtains perfect FICO scores at Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion

Howe obtains perfect Vantage Scores at Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion

SubscriberWise founder, USA Credit Czar, and the highest FICO achiever since earth’s tilt, David Howe visits Austin to greet Texans while advancing child safety

It remains critically important that I provide the Governor an in depth and factual discussion about the relentless daily identity crimes perpetrated against the innocent minors of his great state”

— FICO GOAT and Child Identity Guardian David E. Howe

AUSTIN, TX, USA, July 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the nation’s leading advocate for children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the personal visit from SubscriberWise founder, national child identity guardian, and FICO triple slam all-star MVP grand master champion all-time undisputed worldwide highest credit scoring achiever David E. Howe to the Texas State Capitol in Austin.

“Notwithstanding the profound schedule constraints that limited my engagement at the State Capitol yesterday, I want to sincerely thank Governor Abbott’s Reception Staff for taking the time to hear about SubscriberWise’s mission to protect their children (http://www.enhancedonlinenews.com/news/eon/20140911006498/en/Child-Identity-theft/Identity-fraud/SSN-index),” said FICO global GOAT and SubscriberWise founder David E. Howe. “While I was disappointed that I didn’t get to talk directly with the Governor during my visit, I left feeling wholly reassured that Credit Czar’s urgent child safety initiative did not fall on deaf ears.

“Of course I remain optimistic about a future face to face meeting with Governor Abbot. It remains critically important that I provide the Governor an in depth and factual discussion about the relentless daily identity crimes perpetrated against the innocent babies and children of his great state,” credit captain Howe emphasized.

Related: President Trump Asked to Mitigate Child Crimes via Tweet from America's Baby Protector and Global FICO Savant David Howe (http://www.einpresswire.com/article/366920848/president-trump-asked-to-mitigate-child-crimes-via-tweet-from-america-s-baby-protector-and-global-fico-savant-david-howe)

“Otherwise, what an incredible joy it was to be back in the grand city of Austin and in the great state of Texas among so many thoughtful and kind people,” concluded Howe. “And with the knowledge that exploited and vulnerable children are now fresh on the minds of Governor Abbott and his committed staff, this elevated the Credit Czar’s spirits high into the stratosphere.”

About SubscriberWise and GOAT David E. Howe

SubscriberWise® launched as the first U.S. issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America's independent cable operators. Today, SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.

SubscriberWise's contributions to the communications industry are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.

David Howe is founder, president, and majority share-holder of SubscriberWise. His interest in credit began in 1986 as a 17-year-old student in high school.

Having directly prevented multitudes more child identity thefts than any single individual including law enforcement professionals nationwide, Howe is recognized as one of the most productive and engaged child identity theft experts of the 21st century. Howe’s expertise on the subject of identity theft has been shared with virtually all levels of state and federal law enforcement agencies including field agents from the FBI. In 2014, Howe was contacted by IBM’s RedCell Counter Fraud and Financial Crimes Intelligence organization for training and information concerning child identity fraud. Today, Howe is using the resources of SubscriberWise to help protect children from identity theft and exploitation across the nation.

David Howe is the highest FICO Achiever in worldwide banking and financial history since earth tilted on its axis. Howe is the only known individual – living or deceased – to have obtained simultaneous perfect FICO 850 Scores across every national credit bureau (since William Fair and Earl Isaac formed Fair & Isaac Corporation (FICO) 60 years ago). In 2014, Howe achieved simultaneous perfect Vantage Scores at Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, a credit-scoring feat never before demonstrated.

Howe has obtained FICO Professional Certification and is also the first and only citizen of the world to describe and report the details of the perfect FICO and Vantage scores to U.S. reporters.

Howe produced and published two videos on the subject of perfect credit: FICO 850 Credit Report Facts and FICO Scores: The Facts. The first general-purpose FICO scores debuted a quarter century ago.

Over the past decade, Howe has been consulted by every leading communications operator in the country. Howe’s passion with credit and risk management can be found everywhere in the industry today. Today, SubscriberWise touches a U.S. consumer every minute of every hour of every day. In 2014, SubscriberWise was named winner in the CableFAX Tech Awards in the category of commercial software, among an incredibly competitive environment that was open to every MSO and tech vendor in North America.

Despite being a dedicated and hard worker, Howe is a vagabond and minimalist who prefers to travel from city to city – on a whim – and at his sole discretion; rarely an agenda and often no place in particular. Howe is most contented with a simple existence, an eye on health and wellness, friends and family, warm and sunny climates, and – most especially – a morning coffee and an afternoon imbibe of red wine.

Howe holds an Associate and Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University with an academic focus in human behavior at the macro level, political science, and public administration. He is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, the country's oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences and Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society.

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$139 MIL+ Miskitu-Nicaragua Genocide Case In U.S. Court Invokes Political Question From Our Readers?

Young Reverend. Josephenie 1957 when she took Royal Staff and Responsibility for her Miskitu Nation

Out of her own money Reverend. Josephenie sent 2.5 toms of humanitarian aid home.. She’s not been able to send more as her nation faces famine she needs to feed her people will you help?

Not just people are being exterminated, starved all inhabitants of the miskitu nation suffer including Enviorment and Ecology

How does our U S constitution have anything to do with another government being awful to a group of people in another country?

Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.”

— ― Shannon L. Alder

OAKLAND, CA, U S A , July 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — We felt that this was an important question to answer. Prior to giving the direct answer, please allow us to provide you with some history regarding the current conflict: The Sandinista-Contras Nicaraguan civil war of the 1980’s and 1990’s. The Sandinistas forcibly intervened in the sovereign Miskitu life which compelled the Miskitus to ''take up arms”. Many allied with Contras in order to protect themselves from the Sandinistas.

A documentary by Lee Shapiro in 1984, entitled “Nicaragua was our Home”, detailed investigative interviews, eyewitness accounts and compelling evidence that the Sandinistas led by Daniel Ortega were responsible for Miskitu peoples seeking refuge in Honduras, the U S and other countries. The documentary also made specific charges that 49 Miskito villages along the Coco River were burned down by Sandinista; 65 bombs were dropped on six villages in 11 days.

Enter resolution 650: A joint peace proposal by the Democratic Speaker of the House Jim Wright and Ronald Reagan that helped precipitate a peace agreement at a meeting of five Central American chiefs of state in July, 1987.

However, the Miskitu peoples were betrayed in this peace agreement. They were forced to disarm (leaving the fox in the hen house) also experienced betrayal when the Sandinistas negotiated with Miskitu peoples who allied themselves to Sandinistas and not the entire nation or the Government in Exile.

Today, the same M.O. of Genocide and Torture are being used to destroy the Miskitu Nation.The Colonos are the new Sandinista. With no recourse the Miskitu peoples took their cause to United States Federal Court. Unless it was and is the intent of the United States to afford the Nicaraguan government the opportunity to annex the Miskitu nation under conditions of total submission, something must be done.

If you’d like to take it back one hundred years to present we do so. In 1894, the United States, Great Britain, Spain, The Pope, and Nicaragua were part of the treaty that force annexed Mosquitia to Central American Countries, (up until recently the U N gave Miskitu territory to El Salvador) That treaty was over 1957 and was when the young, Rev.Josephenie, under the direction of the Royal families and Council of Elders, took the royal staff and proclaimed the independence of her nation. The following is quoted from FWJ (Fourth World Journal) interview:

“In 1957, my brothers and uncles were killed by the Somoza Government and upon the demand of the Council of Elders and Miskitu Royal family of Kuum and my
people, I declared the independence of the Miskitu Nation from Nicaragua and Honduras. In 1960, I was given the option to be exiled permanently or face death. With . 72 hours to leave my beloved remaining family and friends in Mosquitia, I left with the belief I would be of better service to my people alive. Ever since, I have been
pursuing the full sovereignty and international right to self determination for the Miskitu People!”

-Rev. Josephenie Robertson,
Matriarch of the Miskitu Nation

Reverend Josephenie Hendy Clarence Tawaska Robertson said this in regards to the current state of affairs, specifically environmentally:

“I am here to tell you the beautiful history and culture of the Miskitu people and the plight we face today. The oppression, raping and violence done by the Somoza government, including the exploitation of our natural resources by them and foreign companies has literally left us a shattered memory of what we once were. Unlike Daniel Ortega’s current rule, Somoza did not destroy the ecology nor the environment.We were allowed to fish, cut lumber, build our homes/ships, cook, had clean water and beaches, a vibrant language and culture, abundant work and animals of all kinds in the ocean, land, and sky. My Miskitu culture appreciates and is in tune with nature, as we are taught to listen to it along with our own culture.

As stewards of the land, they strive for an ecological and environmental system that is in balance with modern technology and still allows for human progress. In the past when they cut down one tree they would plant five more. They care for their water and sewage supply. Poverty and continued mistreatment has left the nation in a state of depression and shock. The people are unable to effectively govern their land because of foreign involvement.

US, Canada, Europe, China, Venezuela and Russia, UN Global Compact are complicit in the current state of the Miskitu territories and are going so far as to erase us off maps and turn deaf to our screams for help!

We ask the U S public and the world to please help us. We are not asking for anything that does not belong to us and our offspring. If this is a democracy then no one, not even heads of states, should have immunity. In a democracy all men are created equal and are held accountable for their action regardless of status. If they can't be held accountable for their command responsibility what is to become of the world?

The EU, U S A and other developed countries have and will continue to have mass immigration and crime problems. 65% of the planet cannot continue to be forsaken for the sake of profit and loss of profit.

As a democratic, civilized and intelligent groups of people. We must help other nations, educate, and develop the undeveloped. If we do not then we face an epidemic of poverty and crime in all of the world.

Does the U S and E U plan on housing all immigrants fleeing dad Rulers? That will be a ‘tight squeeze’ here at home in the U S A considering Mosquitia is at their backdoor as China and Russia begins to settle in stolen Miskitu Territories.

Do we start making those in command responsible and accountable for the safe and smooth running of their countries so that the only immigration will be that of touristic, business, visit, residence and/or trade and not out of desperation?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jaUQgd3SJwF5ipKmh1-JIaISjwaOeEEc5fZf6HUWJh4/pub

Rev.Josephenie Hendy Clarence Robertson
Miskitunation.org
510-410-1144 or 510-868-0658 or 530-313-3118
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Nicaragua Was Our Home- Lee Shapiro


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UNSTOPPED

STATE TORTURE & SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN SRI LANKA 2016/17

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, July 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Johannesburg: Abduction and torture of Tamils by the Sri Lankan security forces remain systematic because in 30 months the new Government has failed to dismantle the networks of the ‘deep state’. This includes torture chambers in one of the country’s largest army camps, immigration fraud, human smuggling and extortion by government allies.

“It is hardly surprising that Sri Lanka’s white van abductions continue as those in charge of past system crimes have been promoted and rewarded by this Government, which reassures perpetrators that they will never be held accountable,” said the ITJP’s Executive Director, Yasmin Sooka. “In addition, torturing Tamils has become a highly lucrative business,” she added.

The ITJP comprises prosecutors and lawyers who’ve worked on international tribunals, UN commissions and the ICC. Its findings are reinforced by medical NGOs and doctors who do painstaking work forensically examining the scars of torture survivors.

For its latest report the ITJP took detailed testimony from 57 Tamil victims of illegal detention and torture under the Sirisena government – 24 of them tortured in 2016 or 2017. No official has been investigated or held accountable for such torture.

The ITJP’s report,“Unstopped”, indicates that the ongoing torture is not the conduct of a few “rotten apples” in the Sri Lankan security forces as it includes senior officers who themselves participate in the torture which is systematic and condoned:

– In a third of cases in 2016/17 senior officers are described entering the torture chamber, indicating knowledge on the part of those in command.
– 12 victims in 2016/17 heard other prisoners screaming from their solitary cells, indicating (a) more people were tortured and (b) all the security personel present at the site would have had knowledge of the torture.
– Biometric fingerprinting has been used in the torture chambers, technology that was only recently introduced for passports. Organised crime would be unlikely to use this or want to fingerprint in the first place.
– Victims describe being asked questions about information given during previous interrogations that was not widely known, indicating those involved in torture now have access to a centralised database of past interrogation records.
– 8 victims describe some of their perpetrators wearing military uniforms.
– In 7 cases the victim was tortured in a known site – the Vanni Security Force Headquarters (also known as Joseph Camp).
– Victims are held in purpose built cells and tortured in rooms already equipped for torture.
– The abductions, release and detentions follow a similar modus operandi as during the Rajapaksa years.
– Reprisals contiue against family members after the victim has fled.

The ITJP’s report provides graphic descriptions of the torture methods used in 2016/17, which include beating with cricket wickets and pipes, burning with cigarettes and branding with hot metal rods, asphixiation and hanging upside down. In addition, 18 victims (15 male) described experiencing sexual violence.

“It’s hard to convey the extent of the sexual depravity and cruelty of the perpetrators,” said Ms Sooka, “what’s clear is any security sector reform in Sri Lanka must ensure that officials responsible for these grave crimes are held criminally accountable”.

Note: broadcast quality video will be available for TV stations on the ITJP Vimeo Channel.

Yasmin Sooka
The International Truth & Justice Project
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“UNBRIDLED” TO SCREEN AT 168 FILM FESTIVAL

Tea McKay with Dreamer

Eric Roberts with Dey Young and TC Stallings

T.C. Stallings as Detective Sangrin

Horse Film Takes on Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking must be addressed on multiple fronts. 'Unbridled' focuses on redemption and healing.”

— John David Ware

BURBANK, CA, USA, July 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — BURBANK, California — The 168 Film Festival announced today that on Saturday, August 26th, it will screen the victory-over-human-trafficking feature film, Unbridled, starring T.C. Stallings (War Room; Courageous), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight; The Pope of Greenwich Village) and Tea McKay, (Pass the Light, The Iceman). Tickets are available at www.168Film.com.

Unbridled (www.UnbridledMovie.com) is based on true stories of at risk, teen girls assisted by equine therapy at a North Carolina non-profit ranch called Corral Riding Academy. The film shot in Raleigh NC, which is situated along the infamous I-95 corridor, a gateway to traffickers. Sex Trafficking is estimated to involve hundreds of thousands of victims in all 50 states, including many children. It may be the fastest growing criminal industry at $9 billion dollars per year.

According to the film’s director, John David Ware, “This issue must be addressed on multiple fronts. Unbridled focuses on redemption and healing. It shows a great victory in this battle. At it’s heart, Unbridled is a girl-and-her-horse-film with a girl that powerfully overcomes great difficulties.”

In the film, Sarah (Tea McKay) escapes from her mother’s (Dey Young – Pretty Woman) maniacal boyfriend, Roger (Eric Roberts). As Sarah begins to heal at the Academy, she learns to trust humans again by bonding with Dreamer, a badly abused horse that no one can touch. Roger will stop at nothing to get her back under his control.

Unbridled is appropriate for children aged 12 and above. A discussion with director John David Ware and actor T.C. Stallings will occur immediately after the screening.

The film also stars Jenn Gotzon (Frost/Nixon), David Topp (Beverly Hills Canine Country Club) and Rachel Hendrix (October Baby).

The 15-years-runnning 168 Film Festival is known as a vehicle for filmmakers and actors to launch careers. Lead actress Tea McKay was cast based on her excellent work in the 168 Film Project.

In 2018, 168 Film will produce a feature film with the top short film producer of 2017. 168 has birthed over 1,000 short films in 14 years.

168 Film Festival sponsors include Advent Media, Roush Media, Tiffin/Steadicam and Arri.

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Unbridled Official Teaser


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Gov. Cuomo’s Collusion Scheme Exposed by Federal Lawsuit

Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

Federal lawsuit will reveal that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo refused to protect disabled citizen’s

People with disabilities are unsafe and are in grave danger in known dangerous facilities and Governor Cuomo continues to ignore their safety and equal rights.”

— Michael Carey

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Famous whistle-blower case moving forward towards a federal trial http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/276145/retaliation-lawsuit-against-opwdd-can-move-forward/ . Jeff Monsour, who has has worked for New York State for many years providing amazing care and services for people with disabilities has brought numerous life threatening systemic problems to the attention of his superiors, Attorney General Cuomo and Governor Cuomo and they looked the other way. The blatant resistance to heading Mr. Monsour’s requests for vital changes and the obstinacy to common sense warnings has without question cost many innocent children and adults with disabilities their lives.
Mr. Monsour’s job is to take care of people with disabilities, not look the other direction and do or say nothing when he knows people are being harmed or dying prematurely due to gross negligence. Instead of being rewarded and promoted as Gov. Cuomo directed former Deputy Secretary of Health James Introne to do, Mr. Monsour has been purposefully left in a hostile work environment to be ongoingly harassed, falsely accused and retaliated against for years. Thankfully Mr. Monsour will have his day in court and his first amendment right to speak out is protected.
It is important to name a couple of the top life threatening matters that Mr. Monsour brought to light. First, the recycling of known dangerous staff with histories of abuse and neglect whom instead of being arrested and prosecuted were relocated to other group homes http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/nyregion/13homes.html. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo would not intervene to protect New Yorkers with disabilities in harm’s way, but instead chose to protect rapists and those involved in criminally negligent homicides. Then Cuomo became the governor in 2011 just before the award winning New York Times “Abused & Used” investigative reporting series which was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize broke. Instead of taking decisive actions to stop the rampant physical and sexual abuse and staggering numbers of deaths Governor Cuomo following this series he chose to protect the perpetrators and the negligent providers.
New York State has documents called Notices of Discipline in which Mr. Monsour obtained dozens upon dozens of these damning documents through Freedom of Information Law that reveal a distinct pattern of recycling of known abusers. Many hundreds, if not thousands, of New York State employees with histories of two or more documented and signed Notices of Discipline remain employed to date because of Governor Cuomo’s collusion and protection scheme. People with disabilities are unsafe and are in grave danger in known dangerous facilities and Governor Cuomo continues to ignore their safety and equal rights.
Mr. Monsour is a hero and Governor Cuomo is the villain. Instead, of protecting the disabled and Mr. Monsour, Governor Cuomo has chosen to hide and conceal most of the extreme damages and staggering numbers of loss of lives. Right now in New York State an average of 7,800 calls are reported to Cuomo’s wrongfully titled Justice Center abuse hotline for the disabled, yes you read this correctly- a massive 7,800. Although these are astronomical numbers, the real numbers are approximately 2-3 times this number because everyone knows most abuse and neglect will never be reported. The numbers of deaths of people with disabilities in New York State run or sub-contracted private facilities and group homes are quite frankly hard to fathom, they are between 11-13 every single day on average and Governor Cuomo takes no significant actions to stop these horrors? Who in such a position of power and authority would do such a thing and look the other way and protect criminals instead of our most vulnerable citizens with disabilities? Nothing makes sense, other than it is quite evident that New York State is blatantly discriminating against 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities. It is believed to be far worse discrimination than the discrimination that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against over 50 years ago. How does one compare in a life threatening way denying people with disabilities 9-1-1 immediate medical and police assistance and services when a person with a disability is in medical trouble or a victim of a crime to denying a black person unequal seating on a bus or in a restaurant? Hear me on this, both are horrible discrimination, but denying people with disabilities 9-1-1 services in many cases is deadly. This atrocious discrimination in civil rights is happening right now in New York State and Governor Cuomo is part of it, even making sure people with disabilities do not receive this basis equal right and privileges. Why would Governor Cuomo block a 9-1-1 Civil Rights Bill to protect and ensure the equal rights of the disabled? The answer is he is protecting the people involved in the gross negligence of care and services instead and is purposefully hiding most of the damages and loss of lives from local authorities and the Office of Medicaid Inspector General to defraud the feds. According to Mr. Monsour, his, “Federal lawsuit will expose the human trafficking for federal dollars of New York State disabled citizens.”

Also according to Mr. Monsour, “Radon gas, massive abuse of the disabled, notices of discipline to the New York Times reveals Attorney General Cuomo knew of abuse” dating back many years. Radon gas poisoning is the number two cause for lung cancer killing 21,000 nationally every year. Mr. Monsour brought the fact that mental health facilities and group homes were not being tested for radon in 2007. Although, the State acknowledged this and the dangers, they basically said the hell with the disabled and in this case with radon, they also said the hell with the safety of all those working for the disabled too. You would have thought Governor Cuomo would have taken immediate actions and assist to finally require all facilities to be radon tested and mitigated when unsafe, but no, instead he insured a critical radon bill that Michael Carey drafted to rectify these dangers was not brought to the floor for a vote. Mr. Monsour brought this radon gas health crisis to Disability Rights Advocate Michael Carey’s attention to rectify this disastrous and deadly problem. Governor Cuomo and his current Deputy Secretary of Health, Paul Francis looked the other way and did nothing to protect the safety, health and lives of our most vulnerable.
In a letter from Mr. Monsour’s Union directly to NYS Governor’s Office of Employees relations it is quoted, “Grievant has been inadvertently subjected to a hostile work environment through this chain of conspiracy with upper management.” It then goes on to conclude with this statement, “The conspiracy and misrepresentation against Grievant has been and continues to be an ongoing violation of numerous OPWDD policies that all employees in the Agency are required to abide by.” Thank God for heroes like Jeff Monsour, he has faced immense opposition and retaliation for simply doing what is right and just. Mr. Monsour has refused to be a “team player in the corruption” and look the other way as so many in the top positions of New York state government have as countless innocent people with disabilities are dying. It is time for a jury of his pears to award Mr. Monsour for his heroic actions and for all the horrific things he has had to endure for many years in an extremely corrupt and hostile work environment.

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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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2017 Love International Film Festival Supporting The Lotus Light Children’s Charity Set For July 18-22 Beverly Hills, CA

Come Celebrate a Week Of Love, Peace, & Healing Through Cinema

Where words fail, art can succeed. These forms of communication can transcend the political or cultural boundaries that exist.”

— Ata Servati

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Beverly, CA – (ANS – 12 July) The 2017 Love International Film Festival (LIFF), which will benefit his Lotus Light Children’s Charity (TLLCC) has been organized to promote a week of love, peace and healing through the art of cinema and will take place July 18th to 22nd. The event will focus on bringing films and filmmakers from across an international community whose work embodies the fundamental message of love and contribution. Screenings of films from over 12 countries and all over the United States will take place at the iconic Laemmle's Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, California, July 18th to 20th. Panel discussions to with Film Industry Leaders will take place on July 21st at the Flame in Santa Monica, CA. Award night on July 22nd and private party will be held at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Over 30 high profile celebrities have confirmed attendance to participate in the awards ceremony.

The Love International Film Festival was co-founded by Ata Servati, a spiritual prize winning poet/writer/actor/director and film maker.  All proceeds from the film festival are given to The Lotus Light Children's Charity (TLLCC) whose mission is "to build a league of empowered, educated, proactive individuals who will have the necessary resources to be able to reach out to impoverished children throughout the world. Through the healing and self-expressive nature of the Arts, we hope to inspire children with an abundance of positivity and provide them an outlet. As an outcome, we expect that children will learn that there are alternate ways to solve problems other than picking up a gun or going to war.” www.thelotuslightchildrencharity.org

“Where words fail, art can succeed. These forms of communication can transcend the political or cultural boundaries that exist.”
Ata Servati – Founder, LIFF & TLLCC

For the festival and closing ceremony Click here to purchase Tickets

Click here for more information on Love International Film Festival go to http://loveinternationalfilmfestival.com/ and for The Lotus Light Children's Charity go to
http://thelotuslightchildrencharity.org

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