Desert Light Journal May Issue
The DesertLight Journal
Volume 2, Number 9
May 1, 2002
The e-zine of the International Men's Rights Movement. This is the
first e-zine intended to focus primarily on the issues of domestic
violence against men and divorce/child custody issues. We welcome
news of groups, websites, and people in the men's rights movement
worldwide. We encourage new writers and commentary.
For all the news all the time, visit our buds
http://www.angryharry.com in the UK
or Men's News Daily http://www.mensnewsdaily.com anywhere.
For book-length works on men, and the issues visit
See the BBS at http://www.cybermanbooks.com/cgi-bin/board/
For breaking news on the groups and orgs.
"A woman needs a man like a fish needs the river."
IN THIS ISSUE:
� LEGENDS FATHER'S RIGHTS LEGAL AID SOCIETY
� MASH FOUNDER NOMINATED FOR AWARD
� SAFE IS GROWING!
� AFTER>2001 SEEKS AD HELP
� 24 FATHERS UNITE AGAINST CHILD SUPPORT
� A MATTER OF JUSTICE HOLDS NATIONWIDE DEMOS
� WEBSITE NEWS
� BOOK REVIEWS AT THE DLJ
NEW GUEST EDITORIAL
We're going monthly! Just as an experiment for the summer, we're
going to publish the DLJ monthly. Each issue will appear on the
first of the month. I know, right on the heels of MANN going on
hiatus, it may seem like I'm jumping ship. This is not the case!
I'm taking the message of the movement offline and into the real
world, for one thing, and also helping some brand-new cyberMan
authors into cyberspace. These are exciting times for everybody!
With a monthly, we can offer more features, and more in-depth
coverage of the issues. This month, for example, kicks off our new
Book Review Section. Next month - our special Father's Day issue -
will feature essays by and about fathers, as well as all the
information we can gather on Father's Day events worldwide. (see
below for more details on both Book Reviews and the Father's Day
As always, the groups, orgs, and PEOPLE are of major interest here
at the DLJ. So if you've got news items relating to your org, or
someone doing something notable that everyone needs to know about,
please feel free to post it on the bulletin board at our brother
http://www.cybermanbooks.com/cgi-bin/board/ Raymond and I will
keep an eye on it as well. There will be a link to the BBS on the
front page of the DLJ so our online readers (now in 35 countries)
will know where to look for updates on what we're all doing.
Rev. Mackay's Prayer Circle will continue to accept requests and
pray for men in crisis everywhere.
We will continue to actively seek out new writers and essays for
the Guest Editorials and Heart-Man Chronicles. Tell us your story;
express your opinion - we want your voices heard around the world!
Trudy W. Schuett
THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!
If you take no other action for men's rights this year, at least
Some of you may have heard of the California Constitutional
Challenge, now known as the Legends Father's Rights Legal Aid
Society. This is a legal movement that teaches men through legal
means exactly how to assert their constitutional patriarchal
rights. As such, it has the potential of ending feminism in
family courts, and saving western civilization from sliding into
otherwise-inevitable decay.Such decay is otherwise inevitable
because we are losing the battle to feminists.
Feminists ensure that men are enslaved and single-mother homes
become the norm, and single-mother homes result in higher
delinquency, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, Columbine-type
shootings, and most of the other factors that are destroying our
communities. DO YOU WANT TO HELP PREVENT THIS DESTRUCTION and
reclaim your own authority as a loving patriarch? You can do it.
The legal technology is NOW AVAILABLE in California, and by
extrapolation can eventually apply to all common-law countries.
Don't wait and see, because WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT, IT WILL
FAIL.Your donations are requested, large or small. You may know
Richard (jigcho@...). What you may not know is that he
works most of his day FOR US. WE WILL LOSE HIM and other good men
like him without your donation; because they cannot afford to
continue this work without financial support.
Or mail your check to Terence Moore, 3600 Penn. Ave. #50, Fremont,
CA 94536 USA. (Please write "Legal Aid Society" in the memo area
of the check.)I personally do not receive a penny of your
donation. Instead, I have donated almost $400 to this so far, but
I cannot finance it alone. Send what you can. Don't let your
grandsons and mine down now. This may very well be the turning
point, and our last best chance to save ourselves from the
MASH FOUNDER NOMINATED FOR AWARD
Earl Silverman has been nominated for the Therese Casgrain
Human Resources Development Canada recognizes the enormous
contribution volunteers make to their fellow citizens and to
Canadian Society and this important award is another way of
showing its appreciation.
This nomination is one of the 250 nominations acknowledged for
this year's awards. One Canadian woman and one Canadian man will
receive this years recognition through the awards. This award not
only recognizes two great Canadians but the efforts of men and
women who have contributed to making this country a special place
to live for all its citizens.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
SAFE IS GROWING!
Stop Abuse For Everyone just celebrated a milestone with the
introduction of our first local chapter: SAFE Northern California
(Norcal). With 11 more developing chapters in the wings, SAFE is
be a national (and international) organization very shortly.
Jade Rubick, President
Stop Abuse For Everyone
AFTER>2001 SEEKS AD HELP
As most of you already know AFTER>2001 is working hard to change
the way families are be destroyed by a corrupt system. CPS, Family
Courts, etc. Well in order to compete with the efforts of other
organizations like the NOW GANG we must get funding for a real
fight. I have a contact John Spoke with the Washington Times an
inside the Beltway Icon paper that is read by millions and
millionaires that can write the kind of checks that will enable us
to take the fight to these people. Here is the problem to run an
ad for funding the upfront cost is going to be $1,800 for a week.
Yes, this is a request for help to raise the $1,800 to get things
started but I know every father that has been denied access to
their child knows the price we are already paying and not by
choice and for most of us the money never gets to the kids, The
State keeps most of it using excuse after excuse to not give it to
the ones it is suppose to be for. So if you are tired of being a
money machine for some system that is only interested in giving
you the shaft then help us fight back. I am not asking for a lot
but a few dollars from each will help make changes happen. If you
can donate that few dollars you can do it on our web site by
credit card. There is a donation section near the bottom of the
main page, just use this link http://AFTER2001.net and thank you
in advance for the help. For those that what to donate directly
please send what you can to:
PO Box 1131
Martinsburg, WV 25402
Please do a little and together we will see the changes that will
help us all.
Wishing each of you the best life has to offer
P.S. Keep in mind that this is an effort to make changes that will
help the kids and the families being destroyed every day. Last
year 1,277,750 children were removed from their homes based on
lies. And these DOJ numbers do NOT include the number denied a
parent because of divorce. We must all realize unless we raise the
money they will continue to destroy more and more lives.
24 FATHERS UNITE AGAINST CHILD SUPPORT
CAN WE GET 100 or 1000 NAMES AND COMMENTS BEFORE
FATHERS DAY SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2002?
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FREELY
FATHERS UNITE AGAINST THE (UK) CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY
PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME AND COMMENT NOW
[ IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF LIVE BEAT DADS - send to - Dave
Ellison <mad-dogs@...> ]
alternatively, send to skitt@... and I'll add your name
and comment to the list.- skitt
1. ALAN: chair@...
2. BRIAN: maclean2uk@...
3. SKITT: skitt@...
4. MATTHAUS: matthaus.huber@...
5. DUNCAN braveheart50000@...
6. HAMISH: pareweescone@...
7. RICHARD (in USA): jigcho@...
8. Dave Ellison mad-dogs@...
9. Bernd :manegial@...
10. Todd toadster@...
11 Len lbd@...
12.. Mike spaniola@...
14. Bud wvcountryman50@...
Bud Johnson President of AFTER>2001
15. Rick advocate66@...
16. Eugene eugene@...
17. Paul. W. paulmw@...
18. Kevin Flamingo.p.m@...
19. Spencer southafrica0009@...
20. Shaun justjesting@...
21. Hal hallegere@...
22. Gregory Romeo GRomeo747@...
23. Darryl B. McDowell ApostleDBM@...
24. Ted Diggins
A MATTER OF JUSTICE HOLDS NATIONWIDE DEMOS
From Mr. Jacob Roginsky:
Contact: Jacob Roginsky, Ph.D., President
A Matter of Justice Coalition, Tel. (toll free) (877) 669-5646
The Harsh Reality
Today the ordinary Americans are denied access to justice. The
courts are lawless and intellectually dishonest. The legal
profession demonstrates cavalier disregard for the rights of the
American families, blatantly interfering in family affairs,
breaking ties between the parents and children and causing both
great pain and suffering. It has driven millions of hard-working
honest people into financial ruin and emotional devastation. Many
innocent people have lost freedom. Non-violent petty offenders
often receive harsh sentences while most hard-core white collar
criminals go unpunished.
Please Notice that on May 3, 2002, at 12:00 p.m., the coalition A
Matter of Justice will hold four demonstrations:
in Manhattan's Foley Square Park;
at the 4th Fed. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va;
at the 6th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio
at a branch of the 9th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in
We are rallying to protest the corruption in the legal system and
the abuse of our Constitutional rights by judges, prosecutors,
social workers and attorneys. We are protesting the lack of
effective complaint mechanisms against those who violate our
rights under the color of law. We demand a systemic reform of the
legal system that would address these inequities. Amongst other,
we seek the appointment of citizens' commissions to a) investigate
the current state of affairs in the legal system, b) recommend
remedial actions for the victims of abuse in the legal system and
c) recommend measures to prevent further abuse of citizens by the
http://www.malecontraceptives.org/activism/index.htm Just like it
says, this site is about new research into contraceptives for men.
MDSA is the only organization in the world specializing in
mother-daughter sexual abuse. We are also distinguished by the
innovative online group experience we provide for survivors.
Strupper Enterprises has written a freeware program called DIVOREC
(DIVOrce RECords). This program is intended to assist you in
maintaining records after your divorce. One of the most important
things after a divorce is accurate record keeping, to insure that
have yourself "covered" in the event of your ex-spouse attempting
cause problems for you. DIVOREC allows you to keep ALL your
related information in one place.
Please go to http://www.strupper-enterprises.com/
and select "PC Downloads".
There is a new Guest Editorial at
by Bill Wood
BOOK REVIEWS AT THE DLJ
To kick off this new feature, "The Ultimate Survival Guide for the
Single Father," by Thomas Hoerner is reviewed by cyberManbooks
author Bernard Chapin. The purpose of this section is to give
exposure to our friends who've written new books, and are
self-published or published by smaller houses. These kinds of
books often have trouble finding publications willing to review
them. We hope to give our fellow writers a better chance at a
We will be happy to review either print or e-books. In exchange,
all we ask is that you review someone else's book. Your review
will appear with credit and information on your own book. We will
publish as many reviews each month as we have completed. For more
information, e-mail us at dsrlite@...
The review section is at
SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY ISSUE
For the June issue, appearing June 1, 2002, we're looking for
essays and stories about fathers, being a father, not being a
father - you get the idea. Also recipes, clean jokes, poems,
anything goes! We also want details of any and all Father's day
events in your area, big or small. Send us what you've got by
Sunday, May 26, 2002.
Written material submitted to the DLJ remains the property of the
author. Submission constitutes permission for one-time,
e-publishing of the material. As the DLJ is a non-profit,
community service publication, writers are considered to be
volunteers and their work to be a donation of service.
"The writer must be a participant in the scene while he's writing
-- Hunter Thompson
Trudy W. Schuett
PO Box 1252 Yuma AZ 85366
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