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Qori! Vinaka Lt Col Mara

Bless him, he’s done it again. And this time, he’s done it with FIRE!

If you have not already seen it, please watch Lt Col Mara’s announcement on YouTube about the illegal regime’s lies since their inception (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNCRcwdXdd8) and the lies that they have told to try and stay in power (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUlk__h7EtY) AND (this is the doozy) the amounts they are paying themselves and how they are getting it done.

Let us take our own power NOW. What other proof, evidence or reason do we need?

To the honourable officers who are left minding the fort (literally) – PLEASE gather up your loyal troops and incarcerate the illegal Dictator BainiVore, iArse and their minions until they can face justice under an elected government.  They have already cleared Naboro – let them now inhabit it.

Dear Lord, we are so close now.  Tabu soro.

(Oh, and btw Vore – POTE!!)

God bless Fiji

Bunkum evidence

So the military regime is “investigating” how Lt Col Mara escaped and who may have aided him. The figurative horse has already bolted from the stable – why spend so much time trying to figure out how the stable door came to be open?

The answer could lie in another case from the illegal regime’s deep, dark past. Coup 4.5 – ever on the ball – has unearthed interesting information about the conman, Peter Foster and his relationship with the illegal regime. It is evident that the regime spent a LOT of time using Foster’s testimony to legitimise their reasons for overthrowing the legitimately elected multi-party government.  All the information that Foster gave them was bunkum – poison fruit from a poison tree. But BainiVore, the malodorous Chodokant and their minions of the time quoted the information ad nauseum. Why? Because BainiVore needed to convince the Military Council that his plans were necessary. And through his lies, he managed to fool them.

So, this time, who is BainiVore trying to convince? What lies is he preparing the ground for, and for whose benefit – aside from his own? Does he need, once again, to pull the wool over the eyes of the Military Council? We know he wants to get rid of the Nailatikau’s. Perhaps he is trying to use Ului as red herring to achieve that.

Whatever his plans, we know that his intentions are evil. Members of the Military Council – DO NOT BE FOOLED! Get rid of him, strip him of his position, and take us back to free and fair elections. We are SO CLOSE to freedom now. Tabu soro.

God bless Fiji

Spread the word – coconut wireless goes digital

There was a Comments exchange on Coup FourPointFive between Anonymouses (anonymice? anonymii?) that is too good to allow to disappear into the ether. The best way to spread the word of Mara’s YouTube broadcasts to those of us who without internet access. Read more below, and please feel free to circulate.
Do keep checking in to Coup 4.5 for the latest developments. Those guys really have their finger on the pulse.

May 18, 2011 8:53 PM. Got an idea, since some of us in Fiji do not have internet access, why don’t those of us who do, download these videos, save them on our phones and bluetooth them around…..everybody in Fiji has a mobile phone…..by the way you can download any youtube video on this site:
http://www.keepvid.com

May 18, 2011 9:34 PM. anonymous 8.53pm…kudos on the motion….
k, steps of doing that please, for some of us that are not familiar with it.

May 18, 2011 10:09 PM. @ anon 9:34.  Ok…these are the steps:

  1. Go to the ‘Keep Video’ website by typing in http://www.keepvid.com in your browser address or just go to google and google keepvid either way it will take you to the website.
  2. Once you’re there, copy the video’s url that is: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=n5o7sffmRGQ  or  http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CFLnV01a2p8  and paste it in the blue url box
  3. Click download and you’re on
  4. It will give different options of format to download in…you can choose which ever one fits you  Note: you fill find that there is also an option for saving the mp3 format of the video that is the sound only…….this will come in handy for phones with no video…
  5. Once you’ve downloaded, connect your phone to your computer and save the videos in it.
  6. Once you’re done you can start sharing media file around…walla…job done!  Note: you have to download the video one by one….

Vinaka Saka

May 18, 2011 10:20 PM. issue instruction how to put this on mobile phones and sending by email, copies on disks and usb drives and send to all people groups in fiji, written copies to mail boxes and send to all media organisations in fiji

May 18, 2011 10:57 PM. There you go guys. Downloading is one best way of getting the message across to those in the rural areas….

Power to The People.

God bless Fiji.

The Indonesia question

In recent times, BainiVore has courted Indonesia to be his New Best Friend, partly because he thinks it will p*** off Australia and New Zealand, but mostly because he knows he is nearly flat broke and he thinks he could tempt Indonesia’s corrupt political class with Fiji’s mineral reserves.

The OmniVore’s tactics become more transparent the longer he clings to power.

He has invited Indonesia’s military to hold training in our jungles. This is a thinly disguised excuse to bring additional military force onto our shores. He would most likely time this to co-incide with when We The People start publicly protesting against his tinpot regime. The Indonesians are no sensitive grasses when it comes to suppressing peaceful protesters.

There are government funds for a new Fiji embassy in Indonesia and yet We The People still have no ambassador in the UK. This is even though nearly 3,000 Fijians serve in the British Army and they repatriate to Fiji over $1m per month. Never mind the number of rugby players we have in Europe or the money that they repatriate. But that money goes to the families of those people. It doesn’t go to BainiVore’s … sorry, to the government’s pocket, so why should they need an Ambassador?

The other telling coincidence for the invitation to Indonesian military is the government’s plans to create space in Naboro. According to sources at Coup Four And A Half, the regime plans to fill the newly created spaces with former politicians, current trade unionists and generally people who speak out against them.

BainVore knows that the military will follow him as long as he keeps delivering for them. But as soon as they see he is weak, he is toast. So if he is planning to take out public figures who speak out against him, he needs more muscle power, he needs to inspire his troops with more than just empty words, and he needs to think outside the box for how he can do all that.

Right now, to BainiVore, Indonesia is his lifeline. What he doesn’t realise is that it can also be his final straw. He has already tried, and failed, to find solace in India and China but he is far too small a fish to play at their tables. Now he’s trying Indonesia. Where next?

We The People deserve better than this a-hole.

Free and fair elections now. Tabu soro.

God bless Fiji

Egypt’s parallels in Fiji

This article on Egypt’s upheaval by editor Christopher Hitchens in Conde Nast’s April edition of Vanity Fair has some stunning parallels to Fiji’s situation.

The day is coming when Fiji’s illegal interim military regime will fall. What we need in place is the interim government that will replace them, that We The People can get behind and support.

The goons are doing all they can to prevent an alternative administration forming (by dealing out lashings of beatings, etc) and to prevent We The People from voicing our protest (such as pressure on the organisers of the aborted 4 March rally).

There are two quotes from this excellent article, which appears on the page titled “Hitchens” (see top of the page), that stand out for Fiji’s situation. I paraphrase them here for Fiji.

Fiji is not a country with an army but an army that has a country.”

and

Bainimarama wants to be thought of as a father of our nation, only to discover that We The People want to be orphans.”

How long will we allow the illegal regime to make us their victims? How long will we allow them to rule us with our own fear?

You can read the full article online here http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2011/04/hitchens-201104.

God bless Fiji

Vanity Fair is published by Conde Nast and is a darn good read

Hot Bread owner under threat

The illegal regime has blocked us from being able to read Michael Field’s blog. So, thanks to our internationally-based freedom activists, here is a transcript of his latest post.

Heat Over Hot Bread Owner

Fiji’s military are poised to seize Dr Mere Samisoni and  haul her up to the Queen Elizabeth Barracks, presumably for  re-education, Chinese Communist Party style.

I have been advised of this by a good source who is frankly alarmed over what might happen.

She is facing the same kind of treatment dished out to Sam Speight who was tortured at QEB over a DVD circulating. (click here to watch the videoes)

The military, who have somewhat shamefully taken the route of oppressing the Fijian people, are also working to close down Dr Samisoni’s Hot Bread Kitchen chain.

Some background

Back in the days I was allowed into Fiji and camped up at  the Holiday Inn, I used to have a early morning ritual.

I would walk up the road to the Hot Bread which, even at that early hour, was open. Customers would often be lining up buying fresh bread.

Not being much of a white bread man myself, I just limited myself to buying the daily newspapers. That was when they were independent, lively newspapers.

I knew Dr Samisoni owned the chain and I knew of her strong involvement with the ruling Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua  (SDL). At some stage we even came to indirect blows. She  wrote a letter to the Fiji Times critical of something I wrote.

I cannot remember what the issue was. The thought, though, that I would boycott the Hot Bread Kitchen because we had a disagreement, simply did not enter my head.

Mature adults in civilised states can have disagreements.

And still break bread, so to speak.

Besides, the Hot Bread Kitchen struck me as a worthy enterprise by locals for locals. It has 400 locals working for it.

Recent developments

Dr Samisoni recently went to Lomaloma, her home village, on Vanua Balavu in Lau. She was setting up yet another Hot Bread – a daunting operation on those distant islands. She had a copy of a DVD that had been the source of trouble for Sam Speight. The DVDs were not produced by SDL. The original piece was sent from Suliasi Daunitutu who was the speaker in the DVD. Fiji Democratic Freedom Movement (FDFM) World Wide Chapters funded and produced the DVDs in Australia. Once the original arrived people dubbed their own. These can also be downloaded from youtube (click here to watch the videoes).

Dr Samisoni told her cousin, the Turaga Ni Koro, that he could look at it if he wanted to. Or not. Up to him. It is not known if he watched.

The military heard word of this, and now I hear she is targeted for re-education at the barracks.

Prices

Voreqe Bainimarama’s Price Incomes Board is also being used against her, with rules proposed on the price that can be charged for bread.

Now, at first blush, one can assume that setting a price for bread is a good thing. But in the case it is a military regime trying to stay in office. And as anybody who has followed recent UN Food and Agriculture Organisation  bulletins, the price of the ingredients needed to make bread  have internationally gone through the roof.

How can a military board set a price independent of the world price? Fiji, the way the world should be?

The military have revengeful method in their madness though, and they are using the Incomes Board to get at Dr Samisoni.

The big bakeries such as the Malaysian owned Morris Hedstrom and the small Chinese shops can use white bread as  a loss leader. That means they sell it at the board price, at no profit, but make it up on other produce.

Alert

If the military demands she comes to the barracks, she should call her solicitor as soon as Police or Army call or visit her. Further that she has a right to remain silent and she tell them that she will maintain that right to silence. Her solicitor can take over when he arrives there. Basically tell them, she will remain silent and they can charge her with an offence(s) or release her, they have burden of proof. It’s not her job to answer their questions and provide them with any evidence.

Fiji, lost now and little noticed in the world, might believe it is able to get away with the kind of oppressive action feared about to happen. Who cares, the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces might say, what happens to an indigenous businesswoman.

Well, here is a piece of news to those soldiers thinking of  doing it; you are being watched and you will be named.

At some stage in this whole mess, there has to be a reckoning.

27 March 2011

Michael Field http://www.michaelfield.org/hotbread.htm

God bless Fiji