A poem by Captain Paul Watson Founder of Sea Shepherd
(still detained in Germany)
In the cold hard face of adversity,
Strength is often found in diversity,
Passionate pens unleashed, our voices raised,
Of this global response I am amazed.
I appreciate the many letters,
Requesting that they remove my fetters,
My awful crime was I that stopped a crime,
I intervened against shark killing slime.
A decade ago I saved hundreds of lives,
I took away their evil finning knives,
No injuries caused and no damage done,
We stopped their slaughter and their savage fun.
My "crime" was it cost the poachers money,
The powers that be did not think it funny,
Favours are paid, politicians have their price,
Knives remove the fins in a single slice.
A decade passed before the gavel fell,
Why now? No one yet can explain or tell,
Without a notification given,
A bogus charge politically driven.
They tossed me into a tough German jail,
To prevent me from savingshark and whale,
The whalers smile and the finners smirk,
Feeling free to go insanely berserk.
They did not expect the massive response,
Nor such a compassionate renaissance.
They did not think that the people would care,
If the sharks die, who will care or despair?
This lord of the sea is viciously slain,
A massacre ecologically insane,
Tons of shark fins from Costa Rica`s shores,
Buys tons of corrupt political whores.
Costa Rica screams for righteous revenge,
The "rights" of fishermen they would avenge,
Justice screams out for the sharks and the sea,
No fair trial for the sharks or for me.
Gojira invited me to the stage,
Rock, the medium to express our rage,
The voice it builds and ascends,
Who knew that the sharks have so many friends?
From around the world many voices came,
Has the "green" German government no shame?
Costa Rica what are you thinking?
The world`s shark population is shrinking.
And yet they do the shark poachers bidding,
Who the hell do they think they are kidding?
Costa Rica is not so green and pure,
Truth can`t be found in a tourist brochure.
Truth is found on the Puntareanas dock,
A hundred thousand shark fins dried in stock.
For decades the law has turned a blind eye,
It seems everyone wants a piece of the pie.
A poacher complains, the courts mobilized,
A warrant for Watson is globalized,
Despite Interpol negating the request,
I am now a reluctant German guest.
The German people see that this is wrong,
Their support for my case is very strong,
The government claims they can`t interfere,
So this could drag on for more than a year.
A political prisoner I have become,
And to defeat I shall never succumb,
Thus opportunity presents a chance,
For this great cause for the sharks to advance.
Pamela Anderson sets the tone,
With her famous voice raised, to make it known,
Michelle Rodriguez speaks from Southern France,
Condemning Costa Rica with a glance.
Brigitte Bardot`s strong voice rises from France,
Greens Bove, Cohen Bendit take a stance.
The Five Nations Mohawks lend their wise voice,
We will make our stand, we have made our choice.
Brazil`s Senate speaks up in my defense,
The voices rising ever more intense,
The Senate of France states their support,
This illegal extradition to abort.
The shark finners placed a bounty on my head,
They want me returned and they want me dead.
I shan`t give them any satisfaction,
This case is a global call to action.
With Germany as our new working base,
We `ll expose this nature raping disgrace,
My trial will be Costa Rica`s trial,
For their foul crimes against Cocos Isle.
This sad requiem for the Tiburon,
Orchestrated from Frankfurt and Bonn,
Music reaching the world`s collective ear,
It`s not the shark, humanity must fear.
We fight to bring down the pirates of greed,
Our passion is what the ocean does need,
So we will fight this judicial assault,
With this strange case there is so much to fault.
If I am to be martyred to the courts,
The facts shall be in the daily reports,
This incident was captured in the doc,
We have evidence, they have only talk.
No injuries caused and no damage done,
Yet to my head they want to place a gun,
In a nation where dirty money rules,
The system is controlled by bought off fools.
Will Germany send me to the unknown?
Assassins may await where I`ll be thrown?
Should I be martyred for the shark and whale,
Berlin will have allowed greed to prevail.
Will the shark`s red blood stain the German flag?
With tons of fins shipped to Asia in bags,
Will Germany betray our noble cause?
For nothing more than Chinchilla`s applause.
How many sharks slain by humanity?
We must end this deadly insanity.
By challenging the fierce powers that be,
In our fight to save sharks in the deep blue sea.
I have sent another letter to The Ministry of Justice in Germany.
Please do the same.
I am convinced this is a setup...
We must do all we can as activists to save our planet.
Germany is a progressive country.
They have the authority to free Paul Watson.
Go look at the seashepherd.org
Paul is a warrior on the ocean. A guardian. We need him back on duty.
This is nonsensical...
It is politics, bullying and about $...
See what you can do.
Tell your friends to do the same.
Save our oceans --
Check out sharkwater.com.
And, judge for yourself who the culprits are or the YouTube video of issue in question.
We can't let them get away with this.
SKYNEWS.COM -- Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has taken to the stage in support of detained Sea Shepherd captain Paul Watson and his campaign for the protection of sharks.
Watson, who is currently under arrest in Germany, is pending extradition to Costa Rica where he faces an arrest warrant for attempting to halt illegal shark finning operations in protected waters.
There are fears that, if extradited, he will never make it out of jail alive as their is a bounty on his head.
TV actress Anderson, also an animal rights supporter, held a rally for Sea Shepherd in the German city of Frankfurt on Wednesday (June 13) and called for his release.
The Canadian-born founder of the environmental activist group Sea Shepherd was arrested in Germany on May 13 and was allowed out on bail a week later.
He is accused of endangering a Costa Rican fishing vessel during a confrontation off Guatemala's coast in 2002.
Anderson said that she hopes that Watson will not be extradited to Costa Rica and that his detention in Germany will help raise world-wide awareness of whales and sharks.
"This is an opportunity to bring awareness to the terrible industry of shark finning and people could actually go online and look at what that entails and how terribly barbaric and cruel that is," the actress told reporters on Wednesday.
Read more here.
I've been studying hard. The basics... I realize that wanting to do something is beautiful, but without a strong foundation. Where can we draw from, writing, painting, singing, acting and dancing? If we put the time in when we were young, we'd be able to bridge the gaps, the grey areas -with applying the rules. I want to do so much, but I am inhibited, not by fear, but by not having the skills. It's torture.
Natural ability- takes us only so far.
Study art. Looking at history, wishing, praying, wanting is not enough. It's noble but useless... It's a launching pad, but a means to an end? I am re- educating myself, or learning to crawl before I can walk...to walk before I can dance. To speak, before I can sing...
It's good to be searching...when life slows down a bit.
I want to design furniture. I see pictures, designs, I've never seen. I dream of and hear music, I've never heard... I think I am an artist. A builder, a sculptor... I believe I am musical...lyrical... I have so much to do. I feel like I'm on the road to somewhere - inspired.
Off to Germany-- Paul Watson and I will meet... Long live The Sea Shepherd...
...the sturm und drang of life--
"I'll be with you when the deal goes down..." 'Dylan
I'm at my computer, In the garage-- my make shift office in Malibu--
I've been going over my idea to produce a documentary series on Activism--it will be wild and revealing-- just to keep the tone of my existence--but with a twist-- it's meaningful!--I hope to get to the Getty today-- last time I tried to go-- I made a wrong turn- not the best driver-- and was spit on by some blonde couple-- obviously having a hard day-- I did cut them off-- but needless to say-I was shocked- I didn't go in- (they might have been there) It really affected me -the Anger-- I was sick all day about it--let's be gentler on each other-- I obviously have a lot of my life wrapped up in being a mom-- but for my boys privacy- I won't go there-- this diary is about the bits in between being the best mom I can be--
dogs to the beach-- I dip my toes in whatever ocean is available to me-- I believe the key to being healthy is walking barefoot in wet grass-- Connecting to the earth--as much as we can--
Pamela Anderson has had a passion for NASCAR and Formula 1 racing for quite some time, and it's no surprise that she would want to own a race team in both sports.
By Denis Flierl for Torque News
Pamela Anderson has a long resume, she is a model, producer, activist, author, and actress best known for her roles in Home Improvement, Baywatch and V.I.P. She was even chosen as February Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in 1990. And now she can add owner of a personal race car team to that resume.
Pamela Anderson is a racing fan and has been seen at NASCAR and Formula 1 race events around the world. Now she has just launched her own personal race firm called Downforce 1 and announced she will have cars competing in the European Le Mans Series.
Anderson wants to take her passion for racing to a whole new level and is putting together a seasoned team of professionals to make the launch into the sport. In a recent interview at a NASCAR event, she said, "Fast Cars and Fast women go together and here we are surrounded by men, I love it." Even though Pamela founded the team last winter, the Swiss Racing Team has 10 years of racing experience.
They will start the ELMS European Le Mans Series with an Aston Martin V-8 GT2 in the International GT Open. The car will sport a white and blue livery, which Anderson refers to as "her signature color." Her new team is based in Austria and team members consist of Manager David Prewitt, Chief Marketing and Team Coordinator Markus Fux, Sporting Director Giulio Pucci, and Chief Engineer Gabor Csabi. Markus Fux, who raced some rounds of the GT Open last year, will be at the wheel with his team mate to be announced soon.
Partners in her racing venture will include Aston Martin Racing, Dunlop Tires, ICM (the talent agency that manages Anderson's career) and People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), of which Anderson has been an active supporter throughout her career. Anderson says, "I'm so proud of the Downforce 1 team. These gentleman have achieved the impossible and built up a team in just 4 months so I cannot wait to see my Cars on the Racetrack it's hard to believe until I see it."
The press release reports Pamela is also expected to launch a NASCAR race team and have it ready for the 2013 season. Pamela herself has promised to attend at least one of the European GT Open rounds next summer, as long as it's close to a beach.