How far can your freedom go?

18 January, 2017

   German writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe once explained that if someone who in the name of liberty gives up being one’s true self, then it is like that person is committing suicide. Read the rest of this entry »


Murderers and Rapists of Children Should be Condemned to Life Imprisonment and Not Subjected to Revision

18 January, 2017

   The sentences for capital crimes are becoming more severe, among which what happened with the case of the children Ruth and José Bretón who were burned to death in their father’s own farm. Read the rest of this entry »


Celebrities for Solidarity for the Indigent and the Disadvantaged

21 December, 2016

José Carreras, tenor singer, was present at the regatta for solidarity held in Palma de Mallorca organized by boatyard Bavaria Yatchs and the headquarters of the José Carreras Foundation in Germany. It was one week of open sail during which sixty sailors declared their support to fund for the José Carreras Foundation.

Other celebrities, such as La Mari de Chambao, Silvia Abascal, Antonio Orozco and other artists have created a foundation called “Voices”. With the donations, they personally visit the most disadvantaged areas of the poorest countries and teach courses. Ana Torroja’s solo recorded some songs from her latest album with the students of the School of Interpretation, which was created by the foundation.

Through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, actress Angelina Jolie made a donation to the victims of recent conflicted areas, and is in turn fulfilling her commitment as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR).

Furthermore, French soccer player Zinedine Zidane asserted that she will destine the received funds from the Qatar World Cup to her foundation. The popular supermodel Naomi Campbell supports a charity runway show called “Fashion for Relief”. The fundraised funds will be destined to Japan’s earthquake victims.

The Spanish Association against Cancer launched the “a lot to live for” fundraiser. Many familiar faces were seen in this show of solidarity: Laura Valenzuela, Alejandra Jimenez and Veronica Mengod. There are also common events organized by the Association.

The Lebanese soloist Nayla Tahan along with the Fenissia Cultural Association held a recital to protest against landmines. The funds raised will be destined to the victims. Moreover, the Canadian ex-Hockey player Eric Lindros is part of the The Giving Back Fund list of celebrities that act for solidarity.

The musician “Herb” Alpert donated US$ 13 million to help eradicate illiteracy, followed by singer Barbra Streisand, who donated US$ 11 million to combat AIDS. Paul Newman gave US$ 10 million to Kenyon College, while his colleague Mel Gibson gave US$ 9.9 million to the Church of the Holy Family in Malibu, California.

On the other hand, Julia Roberts designed a dress for an international couturier, whose raised funds shall be destined to the Products RED institution organized by Bono from U2, which aims to combat AIDS in Africa.

Among the athletes that act for solidarity the golf player, Tigre Woods, excels by sponsoring golf youth teams. Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer, supports the most fragile and undernourished children in South Africa.

In order to have solidarity, one must have determination: self-interests must yield to the demands of the common good. That is, the good of and for all, in order to be in solidarity with all humanity and especially the most needy. (Translated by Gianna A. Sanchez-Moretti).
Clemente Ferrer Roselló


Drugs Dehumanize and Enslave Human Beings

17 December, 2016

The Foundation Against Drug Addiction has launched an ad campaign, inter alia, under the following slogan: “Drugs do not only damage those who consume them”. “Everything has a price”. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the sinister presence of drugs within society. This creative initiative rests upon the idea that the most dangerous aspect of drugs is actually forgetting about what they really are.

Worldwide, the propensity of new AIDS infections has been reduced by 17 percent, due to the 15 percent regression of Sub Saharan Africa. About 77,000 people have died due to the AIDS virus, not to mention that about 7,000 children have been infected with the virus.

The remaining group where the virus continues to thrive is among sex professionals and drug consumers. It is estimated that about 29 percent of the 2 million Hispano Americans that consume injectable drugs is infected with the virus.

AIDS is a social disease that has a lot to do with groups of people who do not respect ethics, and tend to live rampantly. AIDS emerges as a warning, a warning to those who trespass an invisible barrier and lose humanity.

The good news is that the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment in Latin America is higher than the global average, which is 54% of those afflicted. However, although the risk groups are identifiable, few prevention programs aim to target them directly.

Drugs are hustled around within marginal environments of misfortune and poverty. There are more than one thousand huts that house those clans who vegetate in brittle situations.

In the suburbs of refugees, few are those who reach the fourth decade of existence. There are more than 2,000 clandestine huts and more or less 40,000 mortals of distinct nations. The weakness and fragility of these constructions, the lack of clean and safe water and lighting, as well as the meagerness of health conditions, in addition to the evident depauperation, are the routinely lived surroundings. It astonishes when one sees content, ragged and naked creatures being indifferent about their cruel reality and frolicking between the stocks of garbage piles.

The spectacle is so shocking that it makes one’s heart shudder. A separate humanity is what appears upon its worn out dwellings, who have resigned the battle for their comfort and well being. With the stigma that drugs provoke, i.e. a hollow firmness, hardly without even maintaining such firmness, addicts creep about to prepare used up needles. Doesn’t the emptiness of God lead to hopelessness? Hopelessness leads to dehumanization. The human being without God dehumanizes and becomes the enemy of his or her own self. (Translated by Gianna A. Sanchez Moretti).

Clemente Ferrer Roselló


Penélope Cruz stars in another controversial ad for Schweppes, lesbian style

23 November, 2016

    Advertisers lean sometimes on celebrities to star in their campaigns and add value to the brand , media coverage and increase their sales.
Schweppes is one of those advertisers that features famous faces to star in its campaigns : Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman and Iggy Pop have been ambassadors of the popular tonic water , and now Penelope Cruz (pictured ) takes over.
Read the rest of this entry »


Drugs Dehumanize and Enslave Human Beings

10 November, 2016
 

 

The Foundation Against Drug Addiction has launched an ad campaign, inter alia, under the following slogan: “Drugs do not only damage those who consume them”. “Everything has a price”. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the sinister presence of drugs within society. This creative initiative rests upon the idea that the most dangerous aspect of drugs is actually forgetting about what they really are.

Read the rest of this entry »


Singer Katy Perry breaks records in Twitter with 50 million followers and beats Justin Bieber

26 October, 2016


   Singer Katy Perry has conquered Twitter users reaching 50 million followers on the social network. Thus, the soloist has overcome its competitor , Justin Bieber , who has been in second place.. Read the rest of this entry »