Global Heroes in 1995
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On June 14, 1995, the United States Senate approved by a vote of 84-16 an amendment to
the Senate's omnibus telecommunications-deregulation bill that raises grave Constitutional questions and poses great risks for the future of freedom of speech on the nation's
computer-communications forums. This group are taking the fight to retain freedom of speech
on the Net head on.
MAREK KAMINSKI SOLO TREK TO THE SOUTH POLE
27 December 1995, after 53 days of alone walk, after about 1400 km - MAREK
KAMINSKI ARRIVED AT THE SOUTH POLE. That fulfiled the aim of his
expeditions: TWO POLES IN ONE YEAR on foot and unsupported. First with
WOJTEK MOSKAL they reached the North Pole on 23 May 1995 (in 72 days
starting from Eureka Meteorological Station, Northern Canada). Not even five
month passed since come back from North Pole when Kaminski left for next
expedition. All necessary equipment including food, fuel, tent and a Global
Positioning System (GPS) he pulled on a special 120-kilogram sled. After
return from the Pole Marek said about the journey: "From everything that is
inside of me, I thought only about my way, that is still ahead. My friends,
relatives who helped me - I didn't want to disappoint them. This is very
important. But the main thing is - just to go!". Among many other awards
Marek was nominated A Man of the Year 1995 by "Zycie Warszawy" (well known
Polish newspaper) and a Honour Member of Polar Research Committee of Polish
Academy of Sciences (together with Wojtek Moskal).
World Peace Day
November 17th 1995:
On November 17 meditate, pray, and/or think about World Peace all day. Special times that are being
emphasized are 8:00pm EST (US) Time zone 7, 8:00pm in (US) Time zone 15, and 8:00pm in (US) Time zone 23. At these
times there will be a 1 minute meditation for World Peace. Print out their petition and return it before
the 17th November - be active on this important issue.
October 1995 - Father Christmas
Santa's Workshop guarantees to respond by email to your letter. (But get it in before the 15th November..
he gets real busy after that!) This site also includes the background to the real Christmas story, traditions and Christmas links.
September 1995 - The Gorbachev Foundation
The Gorbachev Foundation/USA is a non-profit, non-partisan educational
foundation created in 1992, to articulate and address the challenges of the post Cold War world through the revisioning of global
priorities. They strive to both clarify the fundamental crises facing the human community, and creatively address those crises through
the convening of the world's most innovative thinkers in the consensus building processes. Check out the
Round Table Forums and be a m a z e d...
This is the response that we got when making contact!!!
August 1995 - Wil's AFL page
With this new age of pay TV and the fun that the media barons are having with our sport it makes you spit when you see *what this fellow has been put through.
We are not here to draw any conclusions but I think that when you visit
Wil's AFL Scandal page you will know why WE consider him to be representative of the young battler in the street. Go and visit
Australian Rules Football 1995 it's a great site.. and well done Wil, even if a greater power (money maybe??) has censored your excellent contribution to the Internet.
I tell you what mate it makes me spew....
(Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
to remove this page Wil, after all we have to keep this Web current....
*Taken on Friday 18th August through Wil's own spy camera.. caught you mate.
August 1995 - The Lasiewicz Foundation
The Lasiewicz Foundation a US based non-profit organisation represent a small glow of
human kindness in the chilling war in Bosnia that is being played out by politicians. While the UN (a political vehicle of the "super powers") watch and
make clucking noises when the heat is put on them this foundation is actively bringing a positive impact into the shattered lives of the communities
effected by "ethnic cleansing" and other war related tragedies in Bosnia. There is a briefing section
on Bosnia related issues.
We received this letter from Nalini on the 14th August 1995. If you can help the foundation please DO
Scott Balson, Global Web Builders:
Thank you so much for your kind recognition of our Convoy Bosnia project and briefing page.
The war in Bosnia has gripped me totally, since I first opened myself up to the real depth of horror
of the Chetnik Serb genocide against the Bosnian Muslims.
I've long felt this issue to be a war between good and evil, but with the recognition that dark and
light forces are within us all. This issue has returned me to the peace movement, but with a more
I remember meeting the Australian peace activists of the early 80's, who sailed the Pacific
Peacemaker boat around the Pacific islands and the west coast of the U.S. Those excellent activists
had a powerful message and were an inspiration to me. It is a real pleasure to be in touch with
Love and peace,
The Lasiewicz Foundation
Providing Opportunities for People Who Care
PO Box 27725
Los Angeles, CA 90027
July 1995 - The Rainbow warrior crew
Greenpeace is represented all over the world by thousands of people like you and me.
The Rainbow Warrior crew have brought the attention of the
world community to the outrage that France, represented by a minority of the community there and powerful self-seeking politicians, is
performing at Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific.
Claiming territorial rights and the freedom to endanger peoples in the vicinity while they watch from afar is akin to plundering the bounty
of a pyramid, New Zealanders painting the Eiffel tower bright pink or taking the lifestyle of the Polynese hostage.
Good on ya Greenpeace and the crew of the Rainbow Warrior.
June 1995 - Francois Pienaar
On the 24th June 1995 - Francois Pienaar led his rugby union team to victory in the
world cup finals held in Johannesburg, South Africa. His team, the Springboks,
defeated the dreaded All Blacks 15 to 12 in extra time in front of a crowd of over 60,000 at Loftus Versfeld
and in front of a live television audience of hundreds of millions.
So what makes Francois a hero?:
- he developed a special bond with his county's leader, Nelson Mandela, who has been healing the old multiracial wounds formed by apartheid.
- he drew a nation behind him.
- he brought his team from oblivion on their return to the international rugby stage, when in 1992, they were defeated by all other nations.
- he inspired his team to beat the best on their home ground at the Rugby World Cup in 1995.
- his teams win brought joy to the South African nation.
- at the presentation Francois said: "There are not 60,000 supporters (those in Loftus) but 43 million." - the population of South Africa.
More heroes will unfold in the Events section in years to come.
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