INVERSION NORD SUD, L’AUSTRALIE DEVIENT LA BOREALIE

30 07 2010

INVERSION NORD-SUD, L’AUSTRALIE DEVIENT LA BOREALIE et L’AFRIQUE DU SUD DEVIENT L’AFRIQUE DU NORD!!

Cette carte a deux particularités :

– La première est évidente : le pôle sud est en haut, alors que nous avons l’habitude de le mettre en bas.
– La seconde : cette carte est en projection de Gall-Peters, qui donne cette impression que le Nord est écrasé.

Quand les Australiens dessinent un atlas, ils se mettent au centre… et chacun fait de même. Pour comprendre l’autre, le premier pas est d’arrêter de se penser comme « le centre du monde ».

Les portulans jusqu’au XVI° siècle plaçaient « en haut » l’Orient, Jérusalem, le Paradis Terrestre… donc l’Est elles étaient « Orientées »

C’est probablement la généralisation de la boussole au XVI° qui a favorisé une « l’orientation » Nord/Sud pour une utilisation plus pratique en navigation.

Mais alors pourquoi Nord plutôt que Sud ?
De toute évidence parce que les navigateurs de l’hémisphère Nord ont imposé la norme qui les avantageait :
– en les plaçant « au dessus » des « indigenes »
– en mettant en évidence l’Étoile Polaire visible dans leurs régions au contraire de la Croix du Sud.

austral : sud

boreal : nord

occidental : ouest

oriental : est

Alors finalement ou etes-vous?

A SHASHAMANE! BIENVENUE DANS LA CITE IMPERIALE!!

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JAHLIBELA APOTRE DE SHASHEMENE

24 07 2010





One perfect love. Ras Mweya Masimba, Shashemene, Ethiopia , Africa.

20 07 2010
One perfect love in the Name of the Almighty, Haile Selassie I.
« Africa Awaites It Creators » ….H.I.M Haile Selassie I.
Greetings forwarded to all, from I Ras Mweya Masimba, Shashemene,
Ethiopia , Africa.
Background in brief: Rastafari Artist, video producer, publisher, Activist and coordinator.
More specifically, Co-founder of the Centenary Committee for Rastafari, U.K, Founder of
the I-vision video productions U.K./Ethiopia. First keeper of the Tabernacle\ Ethiopia.
Media and communication officer of the Jamaica Rastafari Development Community
(JRDC), Shashemene, Ethiopia.
Repatriated to Ethiopia in 1996, from U.K/J.A.
The following represent preliminary answers to the question posed and received, and
for which the fund was forwarded to cover the necessary expense that will allow all this
to be possible.
Ras Kabinda, will be answering Questions 1-4.
(iv)…Mansions and organisation Reports.
(At this stage it too brief to submit a report from all the house. However this will be
forth coming in the final and more official version of this report that is due in the near
future. I will however still give an brief summary of the state of the Nyahbinghi house,
here in Shashemene.)
His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Moral Theocratical Order of Nyahbinghi
Reign;..is the official name of what is affectionately referred to as the Nyahbinghi
Tabernacle.
This tabernacle was a direct result of a mandate given at an all house reasoning that
took place on the land grant in the year 1992, as a part of the programme that was
schedule as a part of the one month celebrations in honour of H.I.M Centenary.- whose
foundation was laid on December 26, 1995 and to which was open on 23rd July, 1996,
to commemorate the Earthday of H.I.M Haile Sellassie I. This event was
attended by an international delegation of Rasses, most notably, the Late Ras
Boanagease (Bongo Watto).
The ground, have been active ever since. First under the caretaker-ship of Ras Mweya
and Ras Solo, and the later in 1999, with the presences of the ancient Elder couple of
the Nyahbinghi order, Bongo Rocky, and Mother Baby I, who repatriated to Ethiopia
that year.
The principal role of the tabernacle is to serve as a place of worship for the Rastafari
faithful that observe the order of Nyahbinghi.
In so doing, all the main Rastafari celebration dates are observed here, in the form of a
Nyahbinghi, that attracts members of the faith, locally, nationally, and internationally.
The tabernacle, a huge circular structure, is supported with the male quarters, and an
uncompleted sistrens quarters.
The male quarters, currently are the homes of the two ancient couple. Bongo Rock and
Mother Baby I, and also Bongo Ruepert, all of whom, are within there seventies, and
who resides on this base permanently, as their home.
The tabernacle is also use for meetings and gatherings, not only for the Nyahbinghi
ones, but also for community gatherings of the J.R.D.C and any celebrity, or V.I.P, that
may be visiting.
Ceremonial blessing of newly born Rastafari youth within the community takes places
there also.
Annually, a large international turn come for the Iration celebration, followed by the
coronation celebration, and then a smaller turn out for the other event.
Although on the 23rd July, the turn out is not only rasses from out side, but also the
Ethiopia people are slowly getting acquainted with this particular event, and the Addis
Ababa community in particular, usually come in great numbers for this event.
The Tabernacle for the year since 1999, has been without proper administration. The
pretext, being, not enought bingi I’s are here to activate all the post and positions of
responsibility. However things are communicated with the founding bredrens and along
with the elder, all matters are approved this way that allows the activites to take place
without interruption.
The Taberancle, attract a large amount of tourist, and local Ethioian visitors, daily. This is
mainly because it has been feature on the Ethiopia television numerous times.
The Tabernale is still uncompleted in its entirety.
Still needing the outer courts to be secured with proper bars, to keep intruders out, and
also the roof, needs new zinc and the support frames needs to be redone, since they are
buckling in the center.
The Centenary Committee for Rastafari, are no longer the Custodian of the Tabernacle,
is in the charge of the elders appointed to be based there.
As a result, all expense, all liability and all incoming finance are with in the charge of
those who live there.
No international fund or body gives regular or continual support to the project, other
than
individual good will offerings.
The residing elders have no income other than occasional donations received from
tourist, and visiting Rasses.
The Tabernacle is beknown by the local administrator, and regional government
officials, who visits use there and communicate with us, inviting use to event whenever.
The only thing that threatens the land grant, is OUR PEOPLE WONT COME HOME.
It is a myth to even belief that the land grant is threaten, simply because there have
been no land grant since the Derge government nationalised all the land in the 70’s, and
the redistributed it again to those who remained, which were 12 families in number.
The land exist, and the reputation of the land is what keeps it alive, and the fact that
Rasses just keep on coming.
Anyone that wishes to live here, just have to come and compensate a one that is
occupying that spot, and that can be that individual land. Other than that it has to be
done as an investor.
It is not a case of extracting any one off the land, that will cause civil war. Furthermore
their is no need for that. Land is their for living and dwelling, for rent, or purchase of
property, not land. In Ethiopia, land is not for sale. When I make reference about
compensation, it is usually a house made of Chika (mud hut style) that is usually sold
with xxx amonut of Zink, with in a given size compound measured in carra meters, that
is what is sold, not the land.
I will submit a strategy for repatriation in the official report.
(v)Map of Shashemene and surrounding regions.
To be sent in official report.
(vi) Preparations for the Ethiopia Millennium.
The Community have been invited officially to participate in the millennium celebration,
in the capacity to seat on the planning board of the Shashemene Millennium
committee.
Recently, the newly appointed chairman of the kabele, came to our community and
announced a whole new attitude in respect and recognition of our community, and of
the plans they have to well as to solve our problems that we have been face over the
years. The fullness of these promises by the Administration, I will give in full in
subsequent report.
The music fraternity, are like the frontline warriors of Rastafari here, because this is
where the Ethiopian population is getting exposed to us. The recent Bob Marley
celebration was a powerful public relation triumph for the Rastafari Community that live
in Ethiopia.
(vii)Overview
Ethiopia Government and opposition.
The Government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is called the Federal Democratic
Government of Ethiopia.
Its policy towards Rastafari, so far has proved to be vary favorable, simply because,
irrespective of the fact that they have not granted to our community legal status (To
those of us that came on tourist visa and have not returned since), any legal documents,
having said that they have never deported one of us nor imprisoned one of use nor
persecuted any of us for not having the proper credentials.
The government have come on the media, television, and press, stating that the have a
new bill in parliament to be passed that will make life ‘better for the Rastafari
community here’.
The federal government have also sent directive to the local government, stating, to
leave us (who had built illegally on our land grant) alone. They also said that we should
be give our land title for the land that we have in our possession, and that the relevant
tax paper. Most of these directives were ignored by the local government.
In summery we don’t have a problem with the federal government.
(e)The O.L F- is a terrorist organisation, it would be wise not to mention them in your
communications.
(5) First it would be advisable that those intending to repatriate to come and see. It is
the cultural shock that affects people who come with the intention of staying. If they
can overcome that, finding place will come through a little quest, but that wont
neccessary. Hotels will serve until such time.
(6) Food is never a problem in Ethiopia.
(7) Please get out of the notion that the land is currently occupied. It means you can’t
come and find you one Ghasha, as it was give to give I&I, but it does no mean you cant
find a place to live, and build your home, and raise your family on the Land Grant.
Shashemene, community received every weekend, visitor in the centre, exceeding over
250000, every week since it is the only southern route out of the country, and also a
major cross road town catering to four other regions, to which it is the only link and
transport point, so please don’t think that 500 people can full up Shashemene.
Othe Areas are numerous, since ones are free to live anywhere in Ethiopia.
This represents I-man provisional report, a more comprehensive one is forth coming.
Until such time ,I hope this will help towards the overstanding of the reality of
Repatriation to Shashemene.
One Love Ras Mweya Masimba.
From: Kabindah habreselassie
SHASHAMANE LAND GRANT REPORT – 2007
« The Key to the attainment of any Goal lies in One’s ability to learn to direct Ones’s
objectives towards clearly defined ends and to pursue them in an orderly, rational and
co-ordinated fashion’
This Report shall focus on the objective Reality, as it really exists, the possibilities, the
limitations, the options and feasible Solutions.
The Shashamane Community has grown dramatically over the years, with Idren and
Sistren from the Four Corners of the Earth, fulfilling the Prophecies that from the North,
the South , The East and the West, Emperor Haile Selassie I will gather H.I.M. Children
Home.
There are at least 13 Elders over 65 years ; approximately 96 Idren and Sistren between
40 – 64 years of age. There are variably at least 72 Youths between 18 – 35 years and
the younger Youths, collectively number at least 94 Youths.
The greater majority of Idren and Sistrin have come in since the Centenary, but there
has been a great influx over the past five years.
The greater majority of Idren and Sistrin have been able to acquire properties and built
Homes for I and I Selves, which are reasonably comfortable. Most of these Homes are
just sufficient for their families, but as Rastafari there will always be certain space
available, though limited.
In I and I immediate Community, there is the « Lily of the Valley », which has been built by
a Rasta Family, it is a Five Star Hotel with 30 rooms. In the City, there is the `Rift Valley »
Hotel that has been constantly expanding and presently has 100 rooms available. It is
also owned by two Rasta Families. In the Town ,there are several medium size Hotels
that mostly cater for overnighters. Whatever must be realized however is that most of
these Rooms will most probably have already been booked.
The businesses that are otherwise functional are a Soya Factory, an Agro- Industry, a
Bakery, a couple craft shops and an IT Café. A particular Sister and Idren also run a Soya
Products Shop and small Guest House.
Presently in Shashamane, the only Lands that are still available for Development is in the
Industrial area, which is specific to the building of factories. To obtain permission to
develop any such venture, One has to obtain an Investment Permit from the Federal
Investment Bureau in Addis Ababa, which will only approve your Project if One is able to
show proof of financial capacity. This was the Procedural format that the Rasta Idren
who built the Hotels had to fulfill.
These are some of the objective Realities that confront I and I now in Shashamane. This
is an insight in to the actual Reality of Shashamane. The present area that is now
occupied as Shashamane Woreda Administration has been designated as a City by the
OROMIYA CENTRAL COUNCIL, in collaboration with the Urban Planning Institute of
the Federal Government. Furthermore, Shashamane has over the past two years been
upgraded to a Regional Capital for the West Arsi Zone.
Over the past three to five years, there has been a systematic implementation of a
Master Plan, that has sectionalized every area of land amongst the local Community.
There are certain lands that are on the frontline that have been designated for
Commercial Development, virtually all these Lands have been developed or are in
construction. Several four storey buildings have been set up as Shopping Malls.
Shashamane is the fastest growing Town after Addis Ababa.
The area that was allocated as the Land Grant has been totally taken over. This area is
within the scope of the Master Plan and has been systematically divided in 200m
houselots, which are all completed or in later stages of construction. Most of these
Homes are built with local techniques. All of I and I live within this Community and face
the same Reality. Some of I and I have been able to hold on to certain lands that have
been in I and I control for over fifteen years. It can be realistically speaking, I and I
collectively own no more than fifty hectares.
Most of I and I who today have a House living in, had to acquire these properties. There
is NO FUNCTION OF THE LAND GRANT ANYMORE. It is not being envisaged or
contemplated to move anyone or in any way facilitate the further allocation of lands.
This is the REALITY.
There are no collective Farms in I and I Community, some of I and I have small portions
of land that is used for home gardens. There are no suitable lands for Agricultural
development within a radius of 250 kilometres from Shashamane.
Presently, I and I research has revealed that it may be only in the Dawro region or in the
further outreaches of Bale that lands may be available. The Reality is that most of the
Lands are occupied by the rural farmers, in the Bale region the Government own
thousands of hectares of land, certain Investors from Addis Ababa also own such vast
acreages, which are all totally planted in wheat. In particular one Investor has 10
Tractors and 18 Combine Harvesters.
This is the stark Reality, I and I are late in Coming Home, over the past five years, most
of the suitable Lands have been taken over and developed. Several flower companies
have over the past three years, taken over the remaining suitable lands. In certain select
areas, One may still be able to secure certain smaller pieces of land, at least thirty
hectares, but usually on a short term basis.
« Where there is no Vision, the People perish »
IPATRIATION IS A MUST. IT IS THE HISTORICAL RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL OF
I AND I TO GATHER I AND I RESOURCES AND COME HOME. THE TIME IS NOW.
THERE ARE SET THRONES OF JUDGEMENT UPON BAYLON, COME OUT OF HER, I PEOPLE.
The Hotter the Battle the sweeter the VICTORY. There are other areas along the Takezze
River, along the River Nile in the Bahir Dar Area, certain Idren are presently building in
that area. There is Jimma, Bonga , Benj Maji, Kaffa, these are agricultural lands, a bit far,
over 500 kilometres west of Addis Ababa. This is the REALITY, I AND I WILL HAVE TO
GIRD I AND I LOINS AS KING DAVID HAS INSTRUCTED.
I and I cannot complain, there are limited opportunities in Shashamane, but there is still
scope for development. I and I need to build a University College, that would
incorporate the highest levels of intellectual pursuit and research. There is an
Immediate need for a High School and a Technical College. A Herbal Research Centre, Oil
Processing factories, for edible Oils and Essential Oils, I and I need to build Clothes
Manufacturing factories, both in knitwear and textile. I and I need to get involved in
Ceramics, similarly full fledged food processing plants will also have to be set up. For all
these Visions, there are practical ways and means to get Land to build these edifices.
The Clinic that has been started must be completed.
These are objective Realites that can be set up to sustain economic stability and ensure
employment for I and I People
This is the Reality, this is not no bed of Roses. It is an upful Task, if I and I can identify the
availability of ensured Capital or work out ways and means to obtain the necessary
funds that His Majesty instructed I and I… »Money is as important to a Government, as
Blood is to the Human Body ». Let I and I Pray that it is not only 500 Repatriates, but
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, MILLIONS OF I AND I, FOR THIS IS THE PROPHECY and
THESE ARE I AND I PRAYERS. It is no turning back.. MILLIONS OF I AND I. THIS IS THE
VISION, THIS IS THE TASK AT HAND. THERE IS NO MORE TIME TO GESTICULATE. .
HIS MAJESTY, EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I IS THE CONQUERING LION OF THE TRIBE OF
JUDAH, LET I AND I STUDY H.I.M WORKS AND FACE THE REALITIES OF THESE TIMES. THE
STRUGGLE HAS JUST BEGUN, I AND I WILL HAVE TO BE STRONG
The highest levels of diplomatic ability has to be activated to negotiate I and I Selves
through the corridors of the System, I and I cannot be dumb or lacking, the TALKING
must be over. There are set objectives, realistic strategies with immediate
implementation must be the Course of Action. It is the Greatest Work that I and I as A
People are about to Manifest, there must be no doubt, no delay. There is no OBSTACLE
that can Hinder I and I Movements, the Victory has already been Won, it simply is that I
and I have DELAYED FOR TOO LONG. I AND I MUST STEP IT UP AND BE ON THE MOVE
Blessed are I and I who walketh in the path of the godly, and sitteth in the seat of the
righteous, having found the Glory of the Iriation of HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, EMPEROR
HAILE SELASSIE I, and on H.I.M. HOLA LAWS DO I AND I IRITATE WITH EACH AND EVERY
DAY, SO THAT , I AND I WILL BE LIKE THE HOLA SENSEMILLA TREE THAT GROWETH BY
THE RIVER NILE, bringing forth it’s BUDS in due Season, and whatsoever I and I do shall
PROSPER,and the LOCKS OF I AND I HEAD SHALL PROSPER THROUGHOUT ALL
GENERATIONS.

One perfect love in the Name of the Almighty, Haile Selassie I. »Africa Awaites It Creators » ….H.I.M Haile Selassie I.Greetings forwarded to all, from I Ras Mweya Masimba, Shashemene,Ethiopia , Africa.Background in brief: Rastafari Artist, video producer, publisher, Activist and coordinator.More specifically, Co-founder of the Centenary Committee for Rastafari, U.K, Founder ofthe I-vision video productions U.K./Ethiopia. First keeper of the Tabernacle\ Ethiopia.Media and communication officer of the Jamaica Rastafari Development Community(JRDC), Shashemene, Ethiopia.Repatriated to Ethiopia in 1996, from U.K/J.A.The following represent preliminary answers to the question posed and received, andfor which the fund was forwarded to cover the necessary expense that will allow all thisto be possible.Ras Kabinda, will be answering Questions 1-4.(iv)…Mansions and organisation Reports.(At this stage it too brief to submit a report from all the house. However this will beforth coming in the final and more official version of this report that is due in the nearfuture. I will however still give an brief summary of the state of the Nyahbinghi house,here in Shashemene.)His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Moral Theocratical Order of NyahbinghiReign;..is the official name of what is affectionately referred to as the NyahbinghiTabernacle.This tabernacle was a direct result of a mandate given at an all house reasoning thattook place on the land grant in the year 1992, as a part of the programme that wasschedule as a part of the one month celebrations in honour of H.I.M Centenary.- whosefoundation was laid on December 26, 1995 and to which was open on 23rd July, 1996,to commemorate the Earthday of H.I.M Haile Sellassie I. This event wasattended by an international delegation of Rasses, most notably, the Late RasBoanagease (Bongo Watto).The ground, have been active ever since. First under the caretaker-ship of Ras Mweyaand Ras Solo, and the later in 1999, with the presences of the ancient Elder couple ofthe Nyahbinghi order, Bongo Rocky, and Mother Baby I, who repatriated to Ethiopiathat year.The principal role of the tabernacle is to serve as a place of worship for the Rastafarifaithful that observe the order of Nyahbinghi.In so doing, all the main Rastafari celebration dates are observed here, in the form of aNyahbinghi, that attracts members of the faith, locally, nationally, and internationally.The tabernacle, a huge circular structure, is supported with the male quarters, and anuncompleted sistrens quarters.The male quarters, currently are the homes of the two ancient couple. Bongo Rock andMother Baby I, and also Bongo Ruepert, all of whom, are within there seventies, andwho resides on this base permanently, as their home.The tabernacle is also use for meetings and gatherings, not only for the Nyahbinghiones, but also for community gatherings of the J.R.D.C and any celebrity, or V.I.P, thatmay be visiting.Ceremonial blessing of newly born Rastafari youth within the community takes placesthere also.Annually, a large international turn come for the Iration celebration, followed by thecoronation celebration, and then a smaller turn out for the other event.Although on the 23rd July, the turn out is not only rasses from out side, but also theEthiopia people are slowly getting acquainted with this particular event, and the AddisAbaba community in particular, usually come in great numbers for this event.The Tabernacle for the year since 1999, has been without proper administration. Thepretext, being, not enought bingi I’s are here to activate all the post and positions ofresponsibility. However things are communicated with the founding bredrens and alongwith the elder, all matters are approved this way that allows the activites to take placewithout interruption.The Taberancle, attract a large amount of tourist, and local Ethioian visitors, daily. This ismainly because it has been feature on the Ethiopia television numerous times.The Tabernale is still uncompleted in its entirety.Still needing the outer courts to be secured with proper bars, to keep intruders out, andalso the roof, needs new zinc and the support frames needs to be redone, since they arebuckling in the center.The Centenary Committee for Rastafari, are no longer the Custodian of the Tabernacle,is in the charge of the elders appointed to be based there.As a result, all expense, all liability and all incoming finance are with in the charge ofthose who live there.No international fund or body gives regular or continual support to the project, otherthanindividual good will offerings.The residing elders have no income other than occasional donations received fromtourist, and visiting Rasses.The Tabernacle is beknown by the local administrator, and regional governmentofficials, who visits use there and communicate with us, inviting use to event whenever.The only thing that threatens the land grant, is OUR PEOPLE WONT COME HOME.It is a myth to even belief that the land grant is threaten, simply because there havebeen no land grant since the Derge government nationalised all the land in the 70’s, andthe redistributed it again to those who remained, which were 12 families in number.The land exist, and the reputation of the land is what keeps it alive, and the fact thatRasses just keep on coming.Anyone that wishes to live here, just have to come and compensate a one that isoccupying that spot, and that can be that individual land. Other than that it has to bedone as an investor.It is not a case of extracting any one off the land, that will cause civil war. Furthermoretheir is no need for that. Land is their for living and dwelling, for rent, or purchase ofproperty, not land. In Ethiopia, land is not for sale. When I make reference aboutcompensation, it is usually a house made of Chika (mud hut style) that is usually soldwith xxx amonut of Zink, with in a given size compound measured in carra meters, thatis what is sold, not the land.I will submit a strategy for repatriation in the official report.(v)Map of Shashemene and surrounding regions.To be sent in official report.(vi) Preparations for the Ethiopia Millennium.The Community have been invited officially to participate in the millennium celebration,in the capacity to seat on the planning board of the Shashemene Millenniumcommittee.Recently, the newly appointed chairman of the kabele, came to our community andannounced a whole new attitude in respect and recognition of our community, and ofthe plans they have to well as to solve our problems that we have been face over theyears. The fullness of these promises by the Administration, I will give in full insubsequent report.The music fraternity, are like the frontline warriors of Rastafari here, because this iswhere the Ethiopian population is getting exposed to us. The recent Bob Marleycelebration was a powerful public relation triumph for the Rastafari Community that livein Ethiopia.(vii)OverviewEthiopia Government and opposition.The Government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is called the Federal DemocraticGovernment of Ethiopia.Its policy towards Rastafari, so far has proved to be vary favorable, simply because,irrespective of the fact that they have not granted to our community legal status (Tothose of us that came on tourist visa and have not returned since), any legal documents,having said that they have never deported one of us nor imprisoned one of use norpersecuted any of us for not having the proper credentials.The government have come on the media, television, and press, stating that the have anew bill in parliament to be passed that will make life ‘better for the Rastafaricommunity here’.The federal government have also sent directive to the local government, stating, toleave us (who had built illegally on our land grant) alone. They also said that we shouldbe give our land title for the land that we have in our possession, and that the relevanttax paper. Most of these directives were ignored by the local government.In summery we don’t have a problem with the federal government.(e)The O.L F- is a terrorist organisation, it would be wise not to mention them in yourcommunications.(5) First it would be advisable that those intending to repatriate to come and see. It isthe cultural shock that affects people who come with the intention of staying. If theycan overcome that, finding place will come through a little quest, but that wontneccessary. Hotels will serve until such time.(6) Food is never a problem in Ethiopia.(7) Please get out of the notion that the land is currently occupied. It means you can’tcome and find you one Ghasha, as it was give to give I&I, but it does no mean you cantfind a place to live, and build your home, and raise your family on the Land Grant.Shashemene, community received every weekend, visitor in the centre, exceeding over250000, every week since it is the only southern route out of the country, and also amajor cross road town catering to four other regions, to which it is the only link andtransport point, so please don’t think that 500 people can full up Shashemene.Othe Areas are numerous, since ones are free to live anywhere in Ethiopia.This represents I-man provisional report, a more comprehensive one is forth coming.Until such time ,I hope this will help towards the overstanding of the reality ofRepatriation to Shashemene.One Love Ras Mweya Masimba.From: Kabindah habreselassieSHASHAMANE LAND GRANT REPORT – 2007″The Key to the attainment of any Goal lies in One’s ability to learn to direct Ones’sobjectives towards clearly defined ends and to pursue them in an orderly, rational andco-ordinated fashion’This Report shall focus on the objective Reality, as it really exists, the possibilities, thelimitations, the options and feasible Solutions.The Shashamane Community has grown dramatically over the years, with Idren andSistren from the Four Corners of the Earth, fulfilling the Prophecies that from the North,the South , The East and the West, Emperor Haile Selassie I will gather H.I.M. ChildrenHome.There are at least 13 Elders over 65 years ; approximately 96 Idren and Sistren between40 – 64 years of age. There are variably at least 72 Youths between 18 – 35 years andthe younger Youths, collectively number at least 94 Youths.The greater majority of Idren and Sistrin have come in since the Centenary, but therehas been a great influx over the past five years.The greater majority of Idren and Sistrin have been able to acquire properties and builtHomes for I and I Selves, which are reasonably comfortable. Most of these Homes arejust sufficient for their families, but as Rastafari there will always be certain spaceavailable, though limited.In I and I immediate Community, there is the « Lily of the Valley », which has been built bya Rasta Family, it is a Five Star Hotel with 30 rooms. In the City, there is the `Rift Valley »Hotel that has been constantly expanding and presently has 100 rooms available. It isalso owned by two Rasta Families. In the Town ,there are several medium size Hotelsthat mostly cater for overnighters. Whatever must be realized however is that most ofthese Rooms will most probably have already been booked.The businesses that are otherwise functional are a Soya Factory, an Agro- Industry, aBakery, a couple craft shops and an IT Café. A particular Sister and Idren also run a SoyaProducts Shop and small Guest House.Presently in Shashamane, the only Lands that are still available for Development is in theIndustrial area, which is specific to the building of factories. To obtain permission todevelop any such venture, One has to obtain an Investment Permit from the FederalInvestment Bureau in Addis Ababa, which will only approve your Project if One is able toshow proof of financial capacity. This was the Procedural format that the Rasta Idrenwho built the Hotels had to fulfill.These are some of the objective Realities that confront I and I now in Shashamane. Thisis an insight in to the actual Reality of Shashamane. The present area that is nowoccupied as Shashamane Woreda Administration has been designated as a City by theOROMIYA CENTRAL COUNCIL, in collaboration with the Urban Planning Institute ofthe Federal Government. Furthermore, Shashamane has over the past two years beenupgraded to a Regional Capital for the West Arsi Zone.Over the past three to five years, there has been a systematic implementation of aMaster Plan, that has sectionalized every area of land amongst the local Community.There are certain lands that are on the frontline that have been designated forCommercial Development, virtually all these Lands have been developed or are inconstruction. Several four storey buildings have been set up as Shopping Malls.Shashamane is the fastest growing Town after Addis Ababa.The area that was allocated as the Land Grant has been totally taken over. This area iswithin the scope of the Master Plan and has been systematically divided in 200mhouselots, which are all completed or in later stages of construction. Most of theseHomes are built with local techniques. All of I and I live within this Community and facethe same Reality. Some of I and I have been able to hold on to certain lands that havebeen in I and I control for over fifteen years. It can be realistically speaking, I and Icollectively own no more than fifty hectares.Most of I and I who today have a House living in, had to acquire these properties. Thereis NO FUNCTION OF THE LAND GRANT ANYMORE. It is not being envisaged orcontemplated to move anyone or in any way facilitate the further allocation of lands.This is the REALITY.There are no collective Farms in I and I Community, some of I and I have small portionsof land that is used for home gardens. There are no suitable lands for Agriculturaldevelopment within a radius of 250 kilometres from Shashamane.Presently, I and I research has revealed that it may be only in the Dawro region or in thefurther outreaches of Bale that lands may be available. The Reality is that most of theLands are occupied by the rural farmers, in the Bale region the Government ownthousands of hectares of land, certain Investors from Addis Ababa also own such vastacreages, which are all totally planted in wheat. In particular one Investor has 10Tractors and 18 Combine Harvesters.This is the stark Reality, I and I are late in Coming Home, over the past five years, mostof the suitable Lands have been taken over and developed. Several flower companieshave over the past three years, taken over the remaining suitable lands. In certain selectareas, One may still be able to secure certain smaller pieces of land, at least thirtyhectares, but usually on a short term basis. »Where there is no Vision, the People perish »IPATRIATION IS A MUST. IT IS THE HISTORICAL RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL OFI AND I TO GATHER I AND I RESOURCES AND COME HOME. THE TIME IS NOW.THERE ARE SET THRONES OF JUDGEMENT UPON BAYLON, COME OUT OF HER, I PEOPLE.The Hotter the Battle the sweeter the VICTORY. There are other areas along the TakezzeRiver, along the River Nile in the Bahir Dar Area, certain Idren are presently building inthat area. There is Jimma, Bonga , Benj Maji, Kaffa, these are agricultural lands, a bit far,over 500 kilometres west of Addis Ababa. This is the REALITY, I AND I WILL HAVE TOGIRD I AND I LOINS AS KING DAVID HAS INSTRUCTED.I and I cannot complain, there are limited opportunities in Shashamane, but there is stillscope for development. I and I need to build a University College, that wouldincorporate the highest levels of intellectual pursuit and research. There is anImmediate need for a High School and a Technical College. A Herbal Research Centre, OilProcessing factories, for edible Oils and Essential Oils, I and I need to build ClothesManufacturing factories, both in knitwear and textile. I and I need to get involved inCeramics, similarly full fledged food processing plants will also have to be set up. For allthese Visions, there are practical ways and means to get Land to build these edifices.The Clinic that has been started must be completed.These are objective Realites that can be set up to sustain economic stability and ensureemployment for I and I PeopleThis is the Reality, this is not no bed of Roses. It is an upful Task, if I and I can identify theavailability of ensured Capital or work out ways and means to obtain the necessaryfunds that His Majesty instructed I and I… »Money is as important to a Government, asBlood is to the Human Body ». Let I and I Pray that it is not only 500 Repatriates, butHUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, MILLIONS OF I AND I, FOR THIS IS THE PROPHECY andTHESE ARE I AND I PRAYERS. It is no turning back.. MILLIONS OF I AND I. THIS IS THEVISION, THIS IS THE TASK AT HAND. THERE IS NO MORE TIME TO GESTICULATE. .HIS MAJESTY, EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I IS THE CONQUERING LION OF THE TRIBE OFJUDAH, LET I AND I STUDY H.I.M WORKS AND FACE THE REALITIES OF THESE TIMES. THESTRUGGLE HAS JUST BEGUN, I AND I WILL HAVE TO BE STRONGThe highest levels of diplomatic ability has to be activated to negotiate I and I Selvesthrough the corridors of the System, I and I cannot be dumb or lacking, the TALKINGmust be over. There are set objectives, realistic strategies with immediateimplementation must be the Course of Action. It is the Greatest Work that I and I as APeople are about to Manifest, there must be no doubt, no delay. There is no OBSTACLEthat can Hinder I and I Movements, the Victory has already been Won, it simply is that Iand I have DELAYED FOR TOO LONG. I AND I MUST STEP IT UP AND BE ON THE MOVEBlessed are I and I who walketh in the path of the godly, and sitteth in the seat of therighteous, having found the Glory of the Iriation of HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, EMPERORHAILE SELASSIE I, and on H.I.M. HOLA LAWS DO I AND I IRITATE WITH EACH AND EVERYDAY, SO THAT , I AND I WILL BE LIKE THE HOLA SENSEMILLA TREE THAT GROWETH BYTHE RIVER NILE, bringing forth it’s BUDS in due Season, and whatsoever I and I do shallPROSPER,and the LOCKS OF I AND I HEAD SHALL PROSPER THROUGHOUT ALLGENERATIONS.





AUSTRALIE, BOREALIE, OCCIDENTALIE ET ORIENTALIE, quelle est l’importance du nord?

18 07 2010

Pourquoi a t il été décidé que le Nord soit en haut et pas en bas, comme sur cette carte ???

Au début, il n’y a aucune orientation particulière sur les cartes de l’Antiquité que nous connaissons car elles étaient inscrites dans un cercle.
Au Moyen Age, dans le monde chrétien tout le moins, les cartes sont « orientées » vers l’Orient c’est-à-dire Jérusalem. Pas question de nord à cette époque. De là d’ailleurs vient le mot « orienter ».
En fait ce sont les grandes découvertes marines (boussole indiquant… le nord) qui vont amener les navigateurs à mettre leur carte avec le nord vers le haut (plus facile à lire). Il faut rappeler aussi qu’à cette époque c’est dans cet hémisphère que se font la majorité des déplacements.
Ces cartes sont des portulans, car ce sont les Portugais qui les mettent au point.
Mais dans d’autres régions du monde (Chine, Inde) la représentation cartographique continue de faire appel au cercle, sans nord particulier.
Les atlas postérieurs montrent évidemment une forte influence européenne, avec le nord vers le haut et un eurocentrisme qui fait du Pacifique une flaque d’eau bleue rejetée à droite.

Pour compléter, mais résumer cette histoire serait vain, il est vrai que chaque État représente ses cartes avec son espace au centre. Ainsi un planisphère imprimé en Chine rejette l’Europe complètement à gauche et montre bien l’espace du Pacifique. Idem pour le Japon.
Pour conclure, et ce n’est pas une galéjade, les planisphères avec la « tête » en bas sont fréquents en Australie. Le sud est indiqué vers le haut. Et tous les noms sont écrits dans le bon sens. C’est assez bizarre mais authentique.
la tête en haut, en bas ou ailleurs ??





hommage à Steve Biko. By RABIA MINT

14 07 2010

Je rends hommage à Steve Biko.
Qui était Steve Biko ?
Un homme consciencieux
qui, à ses risques et périls, a lutté pour que l‘Homme noir puisse jouir de ses droits
en tant qu‘être humain.
Aujourd’hui Steve Biko est certes mort.
Mais il doit continuer à vivre en chaque africain.
Chaque africain doit s’inspirer de la pensée de Steve Biko
ainsi que de tous les grands hommes et femmes noirs consciencieux
qui ont luttés pour la revendication de la reconnaissance de ses droits de l‘Homme noir.
Je rends hommage à tous ceux-là aussi.
S’inspirer de tous ces gens, c’est faire prendre à l‘Afrique le chemin vers la liberté.
Le chemin de sa libération

Rabia MINT





THE THREE FACES OF RACISM. by David HAWKINS

5 07 2010

THE THREE FACES OF RACISM
David HAWKINS

Paris FRANCE

In 1999 I was working at the building of the North-western Train Station in Chicago. At this point it was October and I had been working at one of the companies on the 16th floor as a Senior Systems Analysts. Typically, in these kinds of computer IT positions, you don’t have to come to work in a suit and tie. I don’t remember what I was wearing exactly, but it was winter in Chicago and it would have been something warm. I was also taking classes at Columbia for my Bachelor’s degree. On this particular day I needed to get a birthday present for my Japanese teacher, who had announced that she would be leaving the school at the end of the year.

I went into the cosmetics store « The Body Shop » on about the third floor of the same building where I worked. I had never been in that particular store before, but had visited other shops in the chain. It was usually a good place to pick up gift packages of lotion, soaps, and other toiletry items. So I came in asking about a particular perfume. The saleswoman was very polite and walked me over to where they were located. I looked at a few different products, and then I looked at my watch and found that I wouldn’t have enough time to decide.

So I figured I would come back later, after work, and pick something up. On the way out of the store the saleswoman asked me « What did you do with the perfume? » I thought she was wondering why I hadn’t bought it.

« Oh, I don’t have time to pick it up now; I’ll try and stop by after work. »

« Okay… But what did you do with it? » Turns out she wasn’t wondering if I had bought it or not. She was wondering if I had stolen it.

« I put it right back where you picked it up. »

« Do you mind showing it to me? » If « she » had been a « he » I probably would have punched him at this point. Instead I walked her over to the exact same place where she had just picked up the perfume five minutes ago, and showed her the exact same bottle she had just handed me. Then I left the shop (still in a hurry), froze, turned around, and went right back in and asked to speak to the store manager.

The previous year, again 1998 and again in Chicago, I was walking down the street with my girlfriend of the time, who just happened to be a person of Philippine origin. A woman in her mid forties approached me and asked me for change. I told her I only had enough to go to the movie theatre. When I had made it four paces away the woman shouted behind me « Traitor. » I kept on to the movies.

Over ten years before that I had entered a candy shop near my grade school. It was after school and the shop was filled with children. I had just walked into the shop, so obviously I was near the rear of the line. A fellow classmate named Gregory started fighting with a much larger girl. There was some shoving, and the two fell through one of the display cases. As glass flew everywhere I decided that now would be a great time to leave and get my candy another day.

Forty minutes later another kid shows up at my grandmother’s house and tells her we’re wanted at the candy shop. When my grandmother and I make it to the shop, the woman insists that I was involved in the fight that broke the display case. I assured her I was nowhere near it. That, as a matter of fact, there couldn’t have been anybody further away from it since I was the last person to come in the shop. Somehow she was convinced it was me. The most shocking part of any of these individual incidents is the fact that they were committed in my own town by people with the exact same skin colour as me. Throughout history there have been examples of men and women, usually in the military or some sort of policing role, who have been trained to attack their own people.

It is a completely different spirit that compelled the three civilians above to commit wanton acts of racism against someone of the same colour. There is no formal training or indoctrination for civilians in America. Instead, Americans are hypnotized into racism by a popular culture that suggests that young black males are dishonest, untrustworthy, and have criminal intentions.

Every song on the radio… every story on the news… and half of the popular television series reinforce this idea day and night. When I was a child I believed that I would not live past the age of 18. I believed this because the news made it a point of reminding me that « Most black males do not live beyond the age of 18. » President Reagan, and then President Bush (the father of the current President) had America engaged in what they called a « War on Drugs, » which only translated into a « War on Minorities. »

The end result of this war was tougher laws in largely minority neighbourhoods, and more minorities being sent to prison year after year. (For a while it was even illegal for more than four black males to stand on any street corner in Chicago. The law, one of the most unconstitutional and blatantly racist ever adopted in a major northern American city, was eventually struck down by the Supreme Court.)

I grew up in an all-black neighbourhood, where there should have been no discrimination to speak of. But in the absence of outside forces, the community invented its own form of prejudice.