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Re: TS - GC Decisions - Transparency

May 27, 2008 02:57 AM
by Anton Rozman

Dear Ramadoss and all,

I reread Pedro Oliveira's 2003 message which in regard to the 
situation in former Yugoslavia says:
YUGOSLAVIA: In 1984, some Lodges in the former Yugoslavian Section 
had brought to her attention the widespread infiltration by an 
outside organization (New Acropolis, founded by a former member of 
the TS in Argentina in 1957) in the activities of the Section. This 
was confirmed by a report from the European Federation of the TS. To 
make matters worse the infiltration was been spearheaded by the then 
General Secretary of the Yugoslavian Section. When the facts became 
clear and in consultation with the members of the Executive Committee 
at Adyar, the European Federation of the TS and members of the 
General Council, and according to the existing Rule of the TS, she 
withdrew the Charter of the Yugoslavian Section. She acted 
constitutionally to protect the interests of the Theosophical Society 
against an attempt to take over the TS in that country.

There are, in my opinion, several inaccuracies in this message I 
would like to point to:

>In 1984<
 In 1983

>some Lodges in the former Yugoslavian Section had brought to her 
 some members (13)

>widespread infiltration by an outside organization<
 one person who, during her studies in Paris, attended some NA 

>infiltration was been spearheaded by the then General Secretary of 
the Yugoslavian Section<
 his opinion was that there is no infiltration

>When the facts became clear<
 there seems that there was no special interest to reveal the facts

>she withdrew the Charter of the Yugoslavian Section.<
 she withdrew the Charters of five Lodges of the Yugoslavian Section

>She acted constitutionally<
 she acted unconstitutionally

>to protect the interests of the TS against an attempt to take over 
the TS in that country<
 against the interests of the TS, as her action lead to the 
disruption of the Section and actually threw several members into the 
hands of NA

I invite those interested and Pedro Oliveira to read my paper on this 

Warmest regards,

--- In, mkr777@... wrote:
> On August 26, 2003, in connection with the decisions regarding the
> Yugoslavia, Denmark and Canada Sections, I posted the following 
message on
> theos-talk:
> ********
> I was glad to see the detailed msg of Mr. Oliveira, thanks to the 
marvel of
> Internet. I am copying this msg to him as well.
> At least now, we have information which is recorded in the Minutes 
of the GC
> and the Annual Report of TS. As they go only to the GC members, 
rank and
> file members are in the dark and have to go by hear say, which many 
> end up being incomplete and erroneous and distorted and in this day 
> Internet, information - both correct and incorrect - spread with 
> speed which can do a lot of good or harm.
> I recall having read an account of the way info from and to GC was
> transmitted in the early days of TS when the number of branches 
were small.
> Each branch had a designated member who acted as the conduit and 
hence all
> the members of branches were kept upto date on the proceedings of 
the GC.
> All this changed when TS grew.
> For the several decades I have been around TS, I have not seen any
> information on the decisions of the GC disseminated to the rank and 
> membership. May be it would be a good idea to find an method which 
> effective and efficient and timely to disseminate major decisions 
of the GC.
> It looks like with the help of Internet, dissemination of info 
should be
> very inexpensive, timely and effective and efficient. This may be a 
> issue that the GC may want to look into which cannot but help the 
TS and
> Theosophy in today's world.
> **********
> MKR: This was five years ago. What has the GC done? No one knows? 
It looks
> like no one cares about transparency and I think the passivity of 
> members may have something to do with it. If sufficient number of 
> around the world demand transparency from their national leaders, 
only then
> something is likely to happen.
> For quick access to all the important messages on TS International 
> go to:
> [ts0526c]
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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