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National Day of Prayer Under Attack

National Day of Prayer Under Attack

Judge Rules Statute Setting National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional … Americans Urge President Obama to Appeal

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 15 /Christian Newswire/ — The National Day of Prayer Task Force (NDPTF) and Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) are urging President Obama to appeal federal judge Barbara Crabb’s decision in Wisconsin that struck down a federal statute that sets a day for the National Day of Prayer. The order does not affect presidential prayer proclamations and will not go into effect unless the decision still stands after all appeals are exhausted in the case.

Shirley Dobson, Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and wife of Focus on the Family Founder Dr. James Dobson, said “Since the days of our Founding Fathers, the government has protected and encouraged public prayer and other expressions of dependence on the Almighty. This is a concerted effort by a small but determined number of people who have tried to prohibit all references to the Creator in the public square, whether it be the Ten Commandments, the Pledge of Allegiance, or the simple act of corporate prayer — this is unconscionable for a free society.”

Joel Oster, ADF senior counsel, echoed these sentiments saying, “It’s important to remember this about the National Day of Prayer: It’s America’s heritage, and this day belongs to Americans — the court should not have struck down this statute. ADF urges the Obama administration to appeal this terrible ruling that not only undermines the National Day of Prayer, but the underlying heritage and tradition of the American people which dates back to the nation’s founding.”

“The National Day of Prayer provides an opportunity for all Americans to pray voluntarily according to their own faith,” Oster explained. “It does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, and this decision should be appealed.”

In 1952, President Harry Truman signed into law a joint resolution of Congress

to set aside an annual National Day of Prayer. Congress amended the law in 1988, which was signed by President Ronald Reagan

, for the purpose of establishing a more particular date. The law currently reads, “The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation challenged the constitutionality of the statute in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The tradition of designating an official day of prayer actually began with the Continental Congress in 1775, after which President George Washington issued a National Day of Thanksgiving Proclamation. Ever since, American presidents have made similar proclamations and “appeals to the Almighty.” Historically, all 50 governors, along with U.S. presidents, have issued proclamations in honor of the National Day of Prayer.

The court order does not demand that the 59th National Day of Prayer which occurs May 6th, be canceled. Citizens desiring more information on the efforts of the NDPTF and ADF to defend the National Day of Prayer can visit http://www.NationalDayofPrayer.org

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About the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

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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

<strong>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. </strong>

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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Change we need: How to challenge the big media and media moguls

Change we need:

How to challenge the big media and media moguls

By Andreas Klamm

Washington, D. C. / New York City/October 23, 2008/3mnewswire.org/– The truth is revealed. Change we need. Yeah, change we need so urgently. Many people spend so much time to find a solution not be influenced this much by the big main stream media information of the big media and the media which is known as main stream media.

As an investigative journalist, broadcast journalist, French-German author of several books since 1984 I am since 1984 for about 24 years performing a research how we might challenge these big media companies and networks and the big media. For hours I had conversation with editors in chief and even with some of the media moguls until I have realized there are three easy steps how to challenge the big media and the media moguls.

It is this simple and it will cost you not years or hours of your precious time and certainly it will not cost you 700 Billion U.S. Dollars.

If you are not happy with the embedded media coverage, such as on ABC, NBC, Fox News or with Ted Turner´s CNN media network and many other main stream media then simple follow these three easy steps.

1.STEP ONE: You should spend anyway not many hours watching 24 hours television. There is more to discover in life then 24 hours of watching television all the day long.

2.STEP TWO: Simply turn off ABC, NBC, Fox News and Ted Turner´s CNN and switch to Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy NOW! is available worldwide on 250 radio station and about 700 alternative television network station and even on satellite television. You will find the current information where to watch the educational television and radio program on http://www.democracynow.org . You will have the great chance to see and to hear the difference in the media. It is almost like you as have spend 40 years in the wilderness and have been looking for a good well (water source) where you will find fresh and clean water and just with watching one hour Democracy NOW! you will be able to experience the great joy not to thirst this quick again for a good and educational television and radio program. You will realize also that you do not have to spend hours watching television all the day long and to waste your precious time. After watching one hour Democracy NOW! you will have more time for valuable things which do matter in your life. You could easily spend some time getting engaged with some social work in your local community or you might have even more time to spend with your friends and family.

3.STEP THREE:
Be polite and friendly write a postcard or an email to ABC, NBC, Fox News and CNN or the other main stream media networks and let them know that you have switched from the main stream media to a good and educational television and radio program which is know as Democracy NOW!

It might take some while but then the media moguls will realize that they are going to loose millions of listeners and viewers they will certainly start to consider to cover the stories and voices which at this time we can not find on the main stream media.

Picture this: It is by no means only Ted Turner and other media moguls which do have the power and strength to challenge you. IT IS YOU, which can challenge the big media and the main stream media moguls. Imagine, if only 90 or 100 million people will follow the advise to turn off the big media and to tune in to Democracy NOW! or other alternative radio and television programs. The big media would feel this by loosing millions of advertising money for commercials and infomercials. Guess if you continue for one week or even longer. The media moguls would start to think and perhaps after some while you would realize that every listener and viewer has so easily the strength and power to challenge and even to change the big media. Think as independent as possible. You need to think ! And then act with peace and wisdom. With every listener and viewer which the big media is going to loose, the big media will loose its power. This concept is working very well with newspapers also. Imagine the newspaper is not covering the stories you want and need to read. Just give them a friendly call to the publishing house and let them know I am not going to buy and read your paper anymore as long as I will find the stories which I can not find at this time in the paper. You can challenge the editors and publishers and you will be able to witness and read the change.

Step number 4 is not this easy. In 1986 I became the founder of the international alternative media network IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, IBS Television Liberty and Radio IBS Liberty. You should know that my father was a poor fire fighter, my grand father was a French Army Officer stationed in 1945. In 1986 I have started with about 100 German Marks with the foundation an own and international alternative media network will require if you are not rich and have not the money that you will love to work and labor hard.

There are ways to cover huge events such as the G8 summit in Heilgendamm Germany even with only 20 U.S. dollars in your pocket. In 2007 I did this: I have been one of about 4.700 officially journalists, news correspondents and television producer with an accreditation issued by the German government. Before I became one, I had to write to two German courts and some viewers, listeners and readers have signed a petition that I will get with my official press credentials the permission to produce independent television and radio programs. It has required some work and fights to defend the freedom of the press and information.

Therefore as you are able to imagine I do know what I am writing and talking about. It will be not an easy way. Since 1984 I have produced hundreds of television and radio programs and I have conducted hundreds of interviews have been taking about 20.000 photographs as a photo journalist and have received the first awards when I have been 18 years of age in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989 from a state film department from Germany. In the studio and the editorial offices I have spend hours, day and nights even covering the U.S. elections in 2000 and 2004 and in some cases I have been spending about 18 up to 20 hours in the studio to cut and edit radio and television programs.

Sometimes I have been this tired that I have passed or blacked out in the studio and just have been sleeping on the floor of some studios and continued to work and labor when the light of the morning came back.

It was certainly in many cases hard labor and it will require some sacrifices if you are willing to build you own international media network. If you ever will perform 2 hours Live Television programs and 8 hours Live radio programs you will certainly know what I am writing and talking about.

It requires hard labor and work if you do not have the money as the media moguls such as Ted Turner and many others but there is a way.

In the past 24 years I had the chance to meet so many precious people, even some precious politicians and other journalists and I do not want to miss these interesting conversations. My advise is that you should consider the price which you will have to pay by spending a lot of you precious time of life if your are planning to run an alternative television and radio program.

Some advise which will help: If you want to produce good educational radio and television programs you have to read a lot of books. A little example why this advise could be important: Since the age of 16 I am reading and studying the HOLY SCRIPTURES, which some other people call also the bible, Old and New Testament. You will find amazing answers, questions and ideas in this most precious book. Guess you want to cover a story about corruption. It is no joke you will find in the Holy Scriptures the answer, where to start maybe a search for an investigative research and where to find a lot of corruption.

There are many other books on the market which you could and should read also. If you have because of the financial crisis not the money anymore to buy some real good books, spend some time in you community library as I did already in 1987 in Leeds in the United Kingdom and in many other cases in Germany and even in New York City in the United States of America.

If you are planning to work as an investigative broadcast journalist, journalist and author you should be prepared for fights such as death threats, attempted targeted killing and threats. In Germany in many cases some people and political forces try not to shoot journalists but to destroy their financial liberty which is making everyone this easily a slave.  Sometime it occurs that you will receive first threats, followed by death threats and that you will get involved as a victim in so called “accidents”. Some viewers and observers have told me, that some of the accidents which I have suffered have been not accidents but the attempt to kill me for covering simply stories about the abuses of the human rights, political, social and financial affairs.

There is not the proof that these viewers are right but I can assure you that I have received threats and people have told me several times: “We do wonder that you are still alive.” It happened again this afternoon, that a colleague and another independent television producer mentioned to me on the phone: “I do wonder you are still alive…”. He knows that I am since 1984 covering stories and speaking out things which you will hear usually not on the big main stream media. Independent and alternative journalists should work international and seek international co-operation. This is one of the reasons that I became a member of the International Federations of Journalists. Another reason is that since 1993 I am a member of the union.  Since 1989 I am active also as a peace and social activist.

It is a serious thing if you are going to receive threats. Not taking part in the fight could mean that you have lost the fight or the battle already. However I do believe: If the good people are NOT fighting, the bad guys or people will win. And these times are so special that I do believe that we just can not allow and afford the luxury that the bad people which do oppress the truth and millions of people that the bad people will win the battle or the fights. Therefore the good people have to fight for peace, liberty, justice, truth and democracy – every one of us. Peace, liberty, justice, truth, social security and democracy are under attack and every one of us should take part in defending these elementary and fundamental rights. This will certainly not without danger. I do know that liberty is right and GOD gave us not a free will to be slaves. God teaches liberty. Do fight as peaceful as possible, not with violence, overcome evil with good, overcome violence with non-violence. There are many peaceful ways how to fight and how to defend.

Now I am telling you a little secret. You will find in the Holy Scriptures even the advise how you could act in time of a financial crisis. Certainly it requires some faith and belief.

Another good advise is listen to the things what your viewers and listener are going to tell you and will write you. Some real good ideas for television and radio programs which have received an award I got from listeners and viewers on the street. In many cases the conversation started this way: “I have seen your program on television and …”. Afterwards some of my viewers gave me some advise or tips what they want to see on the screen or what they want to hear on the radio. In some cases I have spend a night in other cases I have mediated a week and then my thought was something similar like “Let´s try this idea or way…”. Not always but in some cases it was working out good and therefore to some of my viewers which are watching my television programs and listening to my radio programs since about 24 year I am very thankful and I want to let you know: THANK you and I do love you !

Even you might get famous, known in many different countries in this world PLEASE keep in mind, that our listeners and viewers deserve the THANKSGIVING. One of our websites has visitors and readers from 40 different countries. We had not one single cent on our budget for 2007 and 2008 for advertising to tell other people about this new service which has started in May 2008.

The viewers and listeners of my radio and television programs are meaning a lot to me and I am thankful for each of them. Some of them have told me, that they do sense this feelings towards them, that I do appreciate very much that they are spending some times one minute and some times one hour to one of my radio or television programs and some of them are thankful for this appreciation.

As long as you are not a real good business man in the financial and commercial sense you should expect not getting rich but to face serious trouble for working as an investigative broadcast journalist and journalist. For simply covering an event on television about 100 homeless people in Germany I have received threats in the year of 2006 and 2007 including death threats again.

Thank you to the listeners and viewers and for your tips and guidance which has challenged in Germany sometimes even the big commercial main stream and even the powerful state operated television and radio stations in Germany. However I know God is watching and listening us at any time and this comforts me, perhaps other people, too. There is no secret which you can hide before the Lord our God. This truth and fact might scare some people while this truth and fact is a comfort to me and many other people. Some viewers have been wondering what the term “Journalist, D.o.G.” stands for during some of my television programs and perhaps they might have been thinking I am working for the Department of Germany. This is not the case, I am still working international and alternative. Some times I do wonder if some one wants to tell others about the truth how in the world we are able to deny the most important truth? The answer and truth is very simple: “D.o.G. Stands for dependent upon the GRACE OF GOD.” All truth shall be revealed. Best wishes.

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For more information please visit

http://www.democracynow.org
http://www.wfn.org/2008/08/msg00093.html
http://www.democracynow.org
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http://www.humanrightsreporter.wordpress.com
http://www.ibsliberty.wordpress.com
http://www.britishnewsflash.net
http://www.britishnewsflash.org
http://www.britishnewsflash.de /Section: petitions / Petitionen
http://www.ibstelevision.com
http://www.youtube.com/andreasklamm

http://www.freespeech.org/fscm2/genx.php?name=home
http://www.waccglobal.info/Opinions/Rebekah.html

http://www.regionalhilfe.de
http://www.radioibsleeds.uk.tp
http://www.andreasklamm.de.be
http://www.britishnewsflash.org/andreasklamm

http://www.ifnd734.org
http://www.waccglobal.org
http://www.jesuslovesyou.eu
http://www.ifj.org/en/splash

http://www.bibleinfo.de.be
http://www.ibstelevision.com/bibleinfo

http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org
http://www.jewsforajustpeace.com

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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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