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Welcome to new members from Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. There is so much to be saddened by in the world right now, thoughts and prayers for all who are living in pain and despair, sorrow and loss. Let's share something positive, from wherever you are right now..
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Proud of my profession because it can make such a positive impact. Our investigation of what was called the "sanctuary of sorrow" led to the release and adoption of 164 dogs held in deplorable conditions. Here's the final story: http://komonews.com/news/local/saga-of-dogs-in-sanctuary-of-sorrow-ending-well-11-21-2015

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Thank you +Shaul Turner ... I am grateful you have accepted me ... I am a writer and a journalist and I wrote from the abyss of what is humanly possible ...
4 years I have lived in Thailand ... I have been personally exposed to racism and apartheid in the small town of That Phanom in Thailand ... I have written a nice colorful book out of gratitude for being allowed to walk in the streets and to visit the local wat ... the book is an ode to Thailand ... and out of love for Thailand I have given it as a gift extraordinary to His Majesty the King of Thailand ...
Three local people in that village however stole all my possessions ... money, clothes, computers, shoes ... everything and then had me arrested and extradited because I had refused to have sex with the man of those three people ...
I ended my time in Thailand in the most horrific modern day concentration camp ... a place where the unwanted of Thailand end up : victims of wage slavery, foreigners who have been exposed to crimes by Thai nationals, international refugees and ex-criminals ... In this insane mix of hurt people, the Immigration police of Thailand, do not really care what happens and the civilian authority in this place, the Immigration Detention Center ... of Bangkok, Suang Phlu, also do not care ...
The UNHCR Thailand, which has its offices downstairs from the cells where detainees end up, most of them arrested illegally, does not care ...
In room 12 , 200 women from all over the world : Africa, Europe, America and mostly Asia are subjected to police brutality, beating, starving and are sometimes compelled to have sex with the police, to be able to pay the return ticket home ... The children in this room are malnourished, often suffering from diarrhea ... They should not even be there ...
But the KIngdom of Thailand does not take care ...
I will post a few links to videos in the next two posts, because the material I have is impressive ... the source is among others, the BBC World Service, who have been able to make a documentary in this concentration camp ...
I have been trying all alone, to get the International community aware of a few necessities : food, clothes, blankets, medical assistance ... and of a major legal problem ...
When you are inside, the Immigration Police, state : you are no longer on Thai soil (which means you are in a transit zone) ... maybe someday in the next 500 years when the scandal of this place breaks ... the question will be asked :
What is the Immigration Police doing in this building and where do they have the right to beat up people ... or to kill them ... ?
Every month at least two, three, four people die in this place for lack of any medical care ...

So I ask that you and your friends share this post with everyone around the world, so that Vaala, from Ukraine, after two years in this place, as the victim of a murder attempt by a Thai man, that after two years, she be given some more food ... and there are many .... like a sister from me from the border of Vietnam and China, who has been there foour eight years, 8 years, because no one wants her !

The link below is the link to the visit of the journalists of the BBC to the IDC ... they only got to see downstairs ... they talk about the Pakistani Christian Refugees, but they know about many many others, from other nationalities, creeds and races who are suffering beyond belief ...

Nowhere in the world people get treated this badly ... nowhere !

Please for the sake of the 200 women in this hellhole ... share and like ... please ...

I am in Belgium now and people here have trouble believing how horrible this place is ...

I have been fighting now for 6 months ... day and night ...
I beg of you to join me in this fight and to have the Thai authorities and the International community to actually take care of the people in there ...

Please join me in my fight so I can finally dry my tears ... and maybe sleep without fear for the lives of the women in room 12 at the Immigration Detention Center of Bangkok ...

Welcome new members!
Julia Kramer Journalism Student  -   Point Park University
Lorenzo Zazueta Journalist-  Phoenix Arizona 
Adrian Calvo  Blogger/Writer - Spain
Ammar Bajwa - Aussie Language Centre Australia
 D.M. Ohidul  Journalist -   Daily Observer -Middle East
Shiharan Rashid Journalist  - Mirpur Dhaka
 
I look forward to hearing about the difference you are making by telling your stories to the world..

Welcome new members!
Morgan Landry The Eagle Tribune - Louisiana
LA Wright OPM Digital Networks
Curious Animal Magazine
I look forward to hearing about the difference you are making by telling your stories to the world..

Welcome new members!
Eliane Carbajal  Filmmaker/Journalist –Peru
Hmue Eain Zaw  Shwe Myit - Makha Media Group
 I look forward to hearing about the difference you are making by telling your stories to the world..

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Doctors said autistic teen Ben Jenkins would never speak and would live in an institution, but he overcame the odds and has just been accepted to Berklee College of Music.
Expensive therapy that enabled him to get this far leaves no money for tuition though. He has been playing concerts to try to raise the money himself but its not enough. Donate at benjcollegefund.weebly.com


http://kdvr.com/2014/06/12/autistic-teen-defies-odds-needs-donations-to-attend-music-school/
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Doctors said autistic teen Ben Jenkins would never speak and would live in an institution, but he overcame the odds and has just been accepted to Berklee College of Music.
Expensive therapy that enabled him to get this far leaves no money for tuition though. He has been playing concerts to try to raise the money himself but its not enough. Donate at benjcollegefund.weebly.com


http://kdvr.com/2014/06/12/autistic-teen-defies-odds-needs-donations-to-attend-music-school/

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My heart goes out to the Pemberton family...I was able to share the story of little Angelina Grace, a cherished member of this loving family.  She has ended her courageous fight.  This was her story. http://kdvr.com/2014/06/13/baby-born-without-kidneys-fights-to-live/

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A big welcome to the following new members:
The National Press Club
Television Host  "52timizhuo" (Asia)
Media Consultant Michael Aluma
Writer and Photographer Victoria Pope - (gorgeous work Victoria!)

I look forward to your posts about issues in your community and your role in "making a difference" through your profession!
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