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Re: Independent Inquiry into the TS Election

May 22, 2008 05:24 PM
by prmoliveira

--- In, "Konstantin Zaitzev" <kay_ziatz@...> 

> Campaining against Algeo, which is going on almost for two months, is 
> not the best way to fix the problem.

The campaign against Radha Burnier started, officially, on 19 December 
2007, with Elvira Carbonell's letter to General Council members. She 
was working at Adyar as assistant to Mary Anderson, International 
Secretary. The opening paragraph of Carbonell's letter speaks for 

"Since there has been uncertainty about the state
of our President's health and our
Vice-President's willingness and ability to
accept nominations for the upcoming Presidential
election, several of us at Adyar feel the need to
write to members of the General Council to share
the following information."

As her letter was sent out, by email, the day after the official 
nomination papers were sent out, by air mail, by the International 
Secretary on 18 December 2007, and as the dealine for nominations to be 
received by the Secretary was 25 February 2008, it is not know how many 
Council Members nominated John Algeo on the basis of the contents of 
Carbonell's letter.

Last time I looked, theos-talk had 355 members. I do not know how many 
of them are TS members. On the other hand, the numbers of the anti-
Radha campaign are nothing but impressive: 

29 March 2008 - A letter of the French Board of the TS was sent out to 
over 350 members in that Section, declaring, among other things, that 
Radha had "brain damage" and supporting Algeo's candidacy.

The same letter declared that TS Sections in "Germany, Finland, Spain, 
Italy, Portugal, Sweden, the USA, Colombia and Argentina" would write 
letters in a similar vein. 

The total membership of the Sections mentioned above, excluding Finland 
and Argentina, is more than 6,100. (Source: Annual Report of the TS, 

11 April 2008 - Letter from the National President of the American 
Section to TS members in the US declaring that Radha's "memory is 
inconsistent", and that "it is for the good of the whole that the 
leadership pass smoothly to John Algeo". 

According to the 2007 Annual Report of the TS, the membership of the 
American Section is 4,072.

> The best decision would be to make sure that the letter is genuine, 
> and if so, to discuss the behaviour of French GS on the General 
> Council.

The next meeting of the General Council is on 25 December 2008. The 
deadline for the vote results to be returned to the International 
Secretary at Adyar by all Sections is 28 June 2008. Are you suggesting 
that the General Council should be convened now?


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