Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Desmond Tutu

      Liam Lyons
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(www.britannica.com)                                               Desmond Tutu.                        

                                                                                           
Desmond Mpilo Tutu ,Born (10/7/1931-Present) is a South African  social rights activist and a former/retired anglican bishop who caught the eyes of the world becoming
                                                                                Worldwide  famous during the 80's as an opponent of the Apartheid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu). Since    Tutus retirement  ,  he's  worked as a global activist on issues pertaining to democracy , freedom and human rights. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) . He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.When Desmond Tutu was young his dream was to be a doctor , although his parents couldn't afford training Desmond followed his fathers footsteps in being a teacher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) .  After his age of teaching he traveled to England for college at "Kings College London" from (1962-1966) where he received his bachelors and masters degree in Theology. During this time he was a part time curate at first St.Albans church, Golders Green then a Saint Mary's Church in Bletchingley,Surrey.  He later returned to South Africa from 1967-1972 .  In 1972 he returned to the United Kingdom  to where he was appointed as the   theological educations fund of the world Council of churches at Bromley in Kent as  vice-director (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) .  He later returned to South Africa in 1975 to acquire another position as the saint Mary's cathedral of Johannesburg dean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) . Being the first black given that position . Tutu's role in South Africa as "South Africa's conscience also spoken by the words of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela ,"sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid and seldom without humor, Desmond Tutu's voice will always be the voice of the voiceless"( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu). Admirers of Desmond Tutu since the end of the apartheid has been active in the defense of human rights and uses his high profile   to campaign for the held down (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) . He has campaigned to fight AIDS (acquired immune deficiency) , tuberculosis (disease that may infect any part of body), poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia  (negative feelings of homosexuality) and transphobia (men who pretend to be women and women that pretend to be men) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) . "Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden"- Desmond Tutu (brainyquote.com)
.  The  highly decorated Tutu received many awards like  the  Albert Schweitzer Prize  in 1986 , the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 , a Pacem in Terris Award winner  in 1988 a Sydney Peace Prize in 1999 also   the Gandhi Peace Prize winner of 2007  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) .







Monday, March 24, 2014

Nelson Mandela-cited

      Liam Lyons
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(www.britannica.com)                                               Desmond Tutu.                        

                                                                                           
Desmond Mpilo Tutu ,Born (10/7/1931-Present) is a South African  social rights activist and a former/retired anglican bishop who caught the eyes of the world becoming
                                                                                Worldwide  famous during the 80's as an opponent of the Apartheid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu). Since    Tutus retirement  ,  he's  worked as a global activist on issues pertaining to democracy , freedom and human rights. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) . He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.When Desmond Tutu was young his dream was to be a doctor , although his parents couldn't afford training Desmond followed his fathers footsteps in being a teacher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) .  After his age of teaching he traveled to England for college at "Kings College London" from (1962-1966) where he received his bachelors and masters degree in Theology. During this time he was a part time curate at first St.Albans church, Golders Green then a Saint Mary's Church in Bletchingley,Surrey.  He later returned to South Africa from 1967-1972 .  In 1972 he returned to the United Kingdom  to where he was appointed as the   theological educations fund of the world Council of churches at Bromley in Kent as  vice-director (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) .  He later returned to South Africa in 1975 to acquire another position as the saint Mary's cathedral of Johannesburg dean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) . Being the first black given that position . Tutu's role in South Africa as "South Africa's conscience also spoken by the words of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela ,"sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid and seldom without humor, Desmond Tutu's voice will always be the voice of the voiceless"(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu). Admirers of Desmond Tutu since the end of the apartheid has been active in the defense of human rights and uses his high profile   to campaign for the held down (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) . He has campaigned to fight AIDS (acquired immune deficiency) , tuberculosis (disease that may infect any part of body), poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia  (negative feelings of homosexuality) and transphobia (men who pretend to be women and women that pretend to be men) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) . "Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden"- Desmond Tutu (brainyquote.com)
.  The  highly decorated Tutu received many awards like  the  Albert Schweitzer Prize  in 1986 , the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 , a Pacem in Terris Award winner  in 1988 a Sydney Peace Prize in 1999 also   the Gandhi Peace Prize winner of 2007  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu) .







Sunday, March 23, 2014

Nelson Mandela

Liam Lyons.                                     Nelson Mandela.              
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Nelson Mandela  (born July 18th , 1918 Mvezo,South Africa.- Died ,December 5th , 2013 Houghton Estate, South Africa ) was a
(consortiumnews.com)South African anti-apartheid politician who also served as President of South Africa for 5 years (1994-1999) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela).  He was the first black chief executive,also first elected In a fully representative democratic election (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela).  His government focused on  destroying the legacy of the apartheid by tackling racism,poverty and inequality (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela) .Politically he was an African nationalist and democratic socialist he was President of the African National Congress from (1991-1997).  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela) . Born to the "Thembu" royal family Mandela went to the Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand where he studied law. He became involved in  anti-colonial politics in Johannesburg.  When he was 9 years old , his father died of lung disease. He was adopted by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the acting  regent of the Thembu people."Mandela took classes in a one-room school next to the palace, studying English, Xhosa, history and geography. During this period, he developed an interest in African history. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela) . Mandela  a leader in the African National Congress. At first he pushed hard for the congress and the protesters to follow Mohandas Gandhi's non-violence approach. At one point he started to think that this approach would not work and started up an armed branch of the African National Congress. He planned to bomb buildings, but the buildings . He wanted to make sure there weren't any people hurt. He was classified as a terrorist and was sent to prison. He spent 27 years in prison, much of it in a cell on Robben Island the rest of the time he spent in Pollsmoor Prison. After being freed, he continued his campaign to end apartheid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela) . At last, his hard work paid off when there was a law passed that people of all races could vote. He won the 1994 vote, and was elected as the president of South Africa.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Desmond Tutu

                                                     Desmond Tutu.       (www.britannica.com)
  Liam Lyons
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Desmond Mpilo Tutu ,Born (10/7/1931-Present) is a South African  social
rights activist and a former/retired Anglican Bishop who caught the eyes of the world becoming Worldwide famous during the 80's as an opponent of the Apartheid,Since his retirement, Tutu has worked as a global activist on issues pertaining to democracy, freedom and human rights.He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.When Desmond Tutu was young his dream was to be a doctor ,although his parents couldn't afford training Desmond followed his fathers footsteps in being a teacher.After his age of teaching he traveled to England for college at "Kings College London" from (1962-1966),where he received his bachelors and masters degree in Theology. During this time he was a part time curate at first St.Albans church, Golders Green then a Saint Mary's Church in Bletchingley,Surrey.He later returned to South Africa from 1967-1972.In 1972 he returned to the UK to where he was appointed to vice-director of the Theological Education fund of the world Council of churches at Bromley in Kent.He later returned to South Africa in 1975 to acquire another position as Dean of saint Mary's cathedral of Johannesburg,being the first black given that position.Tutu's role in South Africa as  South Africa's conscience also spoken by the words of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela,"sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid and seldom without humor, Desmond Tutu's voice will always be the voice of the voiceless"-(wikipedia.com).Admirers of Desmond Tutu since the demise of the apartheid has been active in the defense of human rights and uses his high profile   to campaign for the oppressed.He has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, homophobia and transphobia. "Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden".(brainyquote.com)  -Desmond Tutu. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986 the Pacem in Terris Award in 1988 the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999  the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.Fun Fact:"On May 23rd 2011 in (My Hometown) Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Tutu gave what was said to be his last major public speech outside of South Africa."-(wikipedia.com)




Sunday, February 23, 2014

 Liam Lyons.                                               Raina Journal
2/12/14

Week #3
Dear journal, today Kim,Themba,Andries and I went to the township. When we got there Kim and Themba ran off to play soccer with some  boys . As I was walking the dwelling Themba came to me to tell me that Kim was at his house. He ventured off to his house.
The next day came I told Kim that my producer wants me to stay three more months. Kim didn't like the idea of staying longer. As I was about to say something Majorie honked her car. Kim went of to school. As I was at home I got a call from school. They said that kim got into a fight and got into the car and drove to the school. When I got there the principal brought me into the office. I told them why Kim was angry. The principal later told Kim that she would be suspended. When we got into the car I started crying and then Kim asked me what her dad's name was. I told her his name which was Hendrik Fortune. I later told her that they will not be staying longer and will be going with the old plan.After a couple of days Kim and I went to my family cottage the Milky Way. We went by train. During breakfast Kim was asking me questions. Kim saw a boy with no legs asking for food. Kim then starts throwing the fruit while I was telling her to stop. As she was throwing the  the train was speeding up and the door closed on her elbow and then her elbow banged the door.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nelson Mandela

Liam Lyons.                                     Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela  (born July 18th,1918 Mvezo,South Africa.- Died,December 5th,2013 Houghton Estate, South Africa ) was a South African anti-apartheid activist/politician who also served as President of South Africa for 5 years (1994-1999).He was the first black chief executive,also first elected In a fully representative democratic election.His government focused on dismantling the legacy of the apartheid by tackling racism,poverty and inequality.Politically he was an African nationalist and democratic socialist he was President of the African National Congress from 1991-1997.Born to the "Thembu" Royal family Mandela attended the Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand where he studied law. He became involved in Anti-colonial politics in Johannesburg. When he was 9 years old, his father died of lung disease. He was adopted by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the acting  regent of the Thembu people.Mandela took classes in a one-room school next to the palace, studying English, Xhosa, history and geography. During this period, he developed an interest in African history. Mandela became a leader in the African National Congress. At first he pushed hard for the congress and the protesters to follow Mohandas Gandhi's non-violence approach. At one point he started to think that this approach would not work and started up an armed branch of the African National Congress. He planned to bomb buildings, but the buildings only. He wanted to make sure there weren't any people hurt. He was classified as a terrorist and was sent to prison. He spent 27 years in prison, much of it in a cell on Robben Island the rest of the time he spent in Pollsmoor Prison. After being freed, he continued his campaign to end apartheid. At last, his hard work paid off when there was a law passed that people of all races could vote. He won the 1994 vote, and was elected as the president. Nelson Mandela received more than two hundred sixty awards over four decades, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

  Liam Lyons
Group T.                                                        Themba Journal


When I arrived  home I came across a letter from Kim . She talked about how everything looked like and was like at "The Milky Way". She wants to learn more about her past.  She also said that the farm was  guarded by electric fences. The next day Kim called me. She stole her families horse and rid through the night.I told her about how Lettie hided Hendrik so that Hendrik an  Riana could secretly be together at night. I told her about the pencil test,About how my soccer friends brother was more white and went to a white school and was tested to see if he was white. She also mentioned about a fire that her mother went to cover on Tiger river.
The next day my mom got a call from Marjike  informing me that Kim had snuck out of the house.My heart was beating fast. Right before I was about to go to school my mom told me that Kim had snuck out of the house to go with Oom Piet to meet her Mom at Tiger River. Oom Piet didn't know until they called and told him that Kim was in the back of his car.