On the International Day of Forests, Natural Capital Partners and Todd Lemons, founder of the Rimba Raya project in Indonesia, gathered for an online Webcast to talk about setting up and leading a [...]
In This Issue: Fighting Poverty, Micro-enterprise Review, Fighting Hunger, Community Health Initiatives, Fire Fighting Year-End Recap, Affordable, Clean Energy Activities, Literacy & Education Initiatives
Our Indonesian team is deeply committed to forest conservation and community development to improve Indonesia's environment and to assist our society. Mr. Djonni Andhella, President Director of PT Rimba Raya Conservation, explains our [...]
Happy World Health Day. With everything that is going on in our world right now, health services have never been more vital. The Rimba Raya Biodiversity floating clinic has been one of our most impactful initiatives. ... See MoreSee Less
BUT WHAT ARE U DOING TO MEK IT HEALTHY OR ISIT JUST EMPTY PALABRAS LAK ALWEIZ U DO? U ARE NAT RIL, STOP YA CHIP ADVERTS WI NAH LANGA BILIV IN U.
Democratic socialism is the model in the majority of countries who are in the top 10 of the happiest countries in the world.
By Kathryn Bryne
The most advanced, progressive and compassionate nations on earth ALL have DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM as their governmental ideology: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Iceland and the Netherlands!
SOCIALISM is NOT communism ... as much as the LNP tries to draw parallels with it !!
A SOCIALIST is defined by its very description, ie someone who CARES ABOUT SOCIETY, who CARES about the rights, independence and egalitarianism of others.
A SOCIALIST has EMPATHY for the poor, the unemployed, the mentally ill, the homeless, the disabled and the vulnerable.
A SOCIALIST cares about the future education and employment prospects of our children and grandchildren;
A SOCIALIST really CARES about the environment and the type of world we LEAVE to our children - as opposed to the rampant, unending greed of capitalists and cold blooded fascists who know the COST of everything but the VALUE of nothing;
To be a SOCIALIST is to be kind, generous and compassionate.
To be a SOCIALIST is to be intelligent, progressive and in tune with our environment and QUALITY OF LIFE;
To be a SOCIALIST is to have a great respect for democratic process, freedom of speech and the equality of ALL people no matter their race, colour, religion or ideology;
To be a SOCIALIST is to understand that civil, decent societies are JUDGED by the way they treat their poorest citizens and their children (the callously inhumane Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison regimes FAIL on all accounts);
To be SOCIALIST is a GOOD THING, an honourable thing. SOCIALISTS despise war mongering neoliberal fascism; they abhor despicable LIARS and condemn racists who hide behind insidious flag-waving nationalism and FALSE patriotism which the ultra-conservative right-wing use to divide communities and spread their hatred and vile ideologies.
When I have a good look at the disgraceful psychopaths in the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison regimes, I am even MORE proud of being a socialist and very proud of the like minded, empathetic people who support the socialist cause!
What do ALL the people named below have in common?
Jesus Christ, George Orwell, Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Pablo Picasso, Martin Luther King Jnr, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, our own Gough Whitlam?
Answer: They were ALL high-achieving, compassionate SOCIALISTS!
Furthermore, some of the world's most progressive and ADVANCED nations are SOCIALIST DEMOCRACIES, eg Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland and Belgium.
I would like to challenge right wing neoliberals to name ONE SINGLE PERSON (alive or dead) who was an ultra right wing oligarchical neoliberal fascist who did a SINGLE thing to benefit mankind. Name ONE neoliberal who achieved ANYTHING that could, in any way, be construed as altruistic or philanthropic! The names that pop up on THIS side of the political fence care NOTHING about democracy, free speech or the rights of others. They are NOTORIOUS war criminals, cruel self entitled CAPITALISTS and/or horrendous authoritarian dictators who couldn’t care two hoots about ordinary citizens. They were/are callously inhumane without a shred of compassion - often hiding their unspeakable cruelty behind a facade of sanctimonious, bible-thumping hypocrisy (like George W Bush, Donald Trump, John Howard, Peter Dutton, Scott Morrison, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, Eric Abetz, Cory Bernardi, Pauline Hanson).
When you look back through the ignominious history of the LNP, there isn’t a single LNP PM worth a dime. Every commitment made to a vile, nasty off-shore war (such as Korea, Vietnam and the horrendous genocidal Iraqi war) has been under a LNP PM who use war, terror, hatred and fear to divide our nation. When things look bleak in the polls, the LNP are always prepared to stoop to using WAR as the last resort to cling onto power with bloodstained fingers - ready and willing to sacrifice millions of lives and spend BILLIONS to distract focus from their horrendous policies and/or use hatred and division for their own political agenda. It is ALWAYS a hate-filled, xenophobic right wing government that drags us INTO war and it ALWAYS takes a left-wing democratic socialist government to get us out of it!
Forests, peatlands, mangroves, wetlands, ocean habitats, savannahs, etc.- are all well-known nature-based solutions for climate change. A World Economic Forum video recently shared on social media, has successfully highlighted how our project, Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve, is harnessing the power of nature-based climate solutions to help companies reach net-zero before 2050.