Musings and Sometimes Rants about the non-equal status of Fathers in Family Law and Parenting. Additionally periodic comparisons to the treatment of men compared to women in other areas including health care.
Local Sydney Time:10.30am to 12 midday Tuesday 15th September 2009 USA Eastern time:8.30pm to 10pm Monday 14th September 2009 USA Pacific time:5.30pm to 7pm Monday 14th September 2009 UK GMT time:1.30am to 3am Monday night (Tuesday morning) 15th September 2009
Today we speak with well known Swedish musician, human rights activists and political Blogger,Joakim Ramstedt. He and his popular bandTequila Sunrisehave released a new album, with many of the songs referring to the various elements that comprise the destructive International family justice system, which is doing so much harm to unsuspecting separating parents and their children around the globe.
Throughout history, people have found ways to separate children either from one or both of their parents and extended families. This phenomenon can be traced right back to medieval times.
Modern man has fine tuned the methods used to accomplish this insidious practice and has even found a way to make it legal to do so, by creating a court of law that hides behind the mantle of "In the best interest of the children", while it severs many of the world's children from half of their biological family tree.
Like a cancer, this practice has spread to every corner of the globe, and now affects hundreds of millions of responsible, loving parents and their children on our planet. We see families torn apart by a secret court system that provides the perfect mechanisms to set in motion the destruction of our family bonds, our communities and our way of life as we know it. These are legalized state sponsored human rights violations, and no-one seems to care.
However, fortunately there are a number of more enlightened people, who are working hard to bring about change, by raising awareness to this appalling practice of child stealing, which somehow has not yet registered with the main body of our legislators, media and the wider community.
Joakim and his family and children are also victims of this International scandal, which has now been allowed to flourish unimpeded for the past thirty five years, and he has simply had enough and drawn a line in the sand. With nothing further to loose, he has decided to embark on a mission to expose the many false statistics, hysteria and mis-information that is being allowed to drive the debate and on which so many of our flawed family law policies are being formulated worldwide.
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I am Politically active and right of centre on most issues with the odd exception such as legalization of "Mary Jane".
I advocate on changes to Family Law - an incredibly dysfunctional arena where parents are pitted against one another and children are the victims.
My picture will sometimes show me as a younger man simply because I like them.
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