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Global Human Rights-Education Press Release on bullying (and My Newly Composed Song: Nowhere to Hide!)

Bullying is a world-wide problem and Global-HR is linking us to a film, posted on You Tube, to help us join hands to combat it.  Please check it out! 

Also, here’s my newly composed song, Nowhere to Hide, to encourage victims of bullying to face the world of bullies by building courage, focusing and enjoying the goodness of life.  Rather than hiding or looking for a place to hide, we need to speak up.  Those of us, who have not experienced bullying, we need to join hands discouraging bullies of their aggressive verbal and non-verbal actions.

NOWHERE TO HIDE!  (Lyric and music: (c) Edmund Industan, March 5, 2014)

1)  Going around the world

Looking for a perfect place to hide (Yes, to hide)

USA to Africa

Great Britain to Australia (Nowhere to hide)

You won’t find a perfect place.

There’s someone who won’t give you peace.

Nowhere to hide!


No destination is a perfect place

Those in the east are the same as the west.

Nowhere to hide (completely to hide)

E’en if you go around the world!

People in every corner of the world

They have behavior the same where you’re from

Just try to live; enjoy what you can.

Adapt, adjust, look for something fun.

2.  Bullying is around! 

Just ignore it if you can (Oh, yes, yes, you can)

E’en if you’re in Russia,

Philippines, or Canada (Nowhere to hide)

You know there ain’t a place to hide.

E’en in Falkland, Greenland, or New Zealand.

Nowhere to hide! 

(Repeat Ref.)

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Global HRE List Moderator <hrelistmoderator@hrea.org>
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 4:44 AM
Subject: [hr-education] Beat bullying! The role of citizenship and human rights education
To: edmindustan@gmail.com

Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that can have negative consequences for the general school climate and for the right of students to learn in a safe environment without fear. Bullying is the consequence of aggressive behaviour that has to be stopped and prevented.

Education for democratic citizenship and human rights plays a crucial role in raising awareness and promoting the respect of human dignity and social cohesion among learners and educators. Moreover, education for democratic citizenship and human rights aims at strengthening learners’ and educators’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for handling diversity and differences, promoting a positive environment and preventing violence at school through a model of coexistence which affirms the existence of others, rejects violence and protects children’s rights.

Are you worried about bullying in schools? Did you know that there are simple and inexpensive ways to tackle the problem? Watch the Council of Europe’s new film on combating bullying in schools through human rights and citizenship education, to see how the introduction of a human rights ethos in schools can help prevent bullying. The film was launched at a side event during the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly session on 30 January 2014.



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I have the Right to Live!

Instead of delivering a prose poetry about my experience of being bullied by a professional, while I was in elementary, I am delivering a newly composed song, I have the Right to Live!, at the Human Experience Meet Up at The Beat Coffee House in downtown Las Vegas tonight @7pm.

Here it is, guys!


1)  Look at me; I’m different as you are!

     Look at me; I’m human as you are!

     You might not like me for a friend;

     You might laugh and scoff in the end,

     But look I’m human as you are

     Who has the right to learn and live!


     I have the right to live…

     Enjoy the life just as you do!

     I have the right to live…

     And learn all stuff that there’s to know.

     But world’s so indifferent

     Has eyes for differences.

     Won’t stop ’til you’re torn apart

     So where’s my right to learn and live?

2)  Hear me, please!  I want to live not die!

      Hear me now and understand it why!

      I did not choose to be this way;

      I like to live life everyday;

      But if you bully me around

      It seems I’m six-feet to the ground!

3)  Bullying is hurting us inside!

     Bullying will haunt you in the end!

     We have the right to live in peace;

     Please be a part for peace to reign!

     Let’s make this world a better place

     Enjoy the life that God has giv’n.

     (copyright: Ed Industan, February 2014)

I hope the message of this song will open the hearts and minds of people, who think bullying is fun!




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Up Against Bullying Anthem Recorded last night!


The Up Against Bullying anthem, STAND UP!,  was recorded last night at The Human Experience Meet Up at The Beat Coffee House in downtown Las Vegas.  Since it was unrehearsed, I still am not sure how it would turn out.  Anyways, I am hoping for the best so that others could listen to its melody and use it with their anti-bullying campaign. 

Also, I have over a dozen songs on anti-bullying geared towards elementary, middle-school and high school students. However, a few songs have melodies that can be sang by adults. Besides these songs, I also have been writing anti-bullying poetry.  Hopefully, a book with accompanying cd would be the end-result of this.  Definitely, I wanted every school to have a student movement on Up Against Bullying.  

Bullying has caused harm to so many already.  Even professional athletes have been experiencing it. Still fresh is the one with the Miami Dolphins!  As the lyric of another composition advices: ” Don’t be so aggressive (aggressive)…In words and actions (aggressive)! …We all have equal right…to learn and have successful lives.  Respect is due to all.  Think twice and be smart this time!”


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Another Anti-Bullying Compostion

As I begin pushing my manuscript, TSUNAMI, a 32-pp easy-reader to jumpstart an Anti-bullying movement, I decided to share to you the theme song of the movement.  Hopefully, both the book and the movement will take off here in Southern Nevada and all over the world sometime.   


Stand up for our right, students!

Stand up for a pact, students!

Let’s act that our voices be heard.

Stand up for our right, students!

Stand up for a pact, students!

One voice, one objective to do!

2)  Let the bully teachers know

Let the bully students know

We don’t tolerate their show

Ruin course that we pursue!

Let the bully teachers know

Let the bully students know

We’re united.  We will rein this school!

(Repeat 1)

3)  Let us be the eyes and ears

Up against all bullying

We’re united to prevent

Spread of fire to the end!

Let us be the eyes and ears

Up against all bullying

We’re united!  We will rein our school.

(Repeat 1)

(c) edmund melig industan, Dec. 15, 2013

Recently, I wrote a song on HOME.  This will be the 10th of the songs for anti- bullying.  God willing, the songs will also be recorded by somebody (one told me, do the singing in the recording, but am not so —with my voice, no matter how Angie pushes me to do it.  BTW, Angie wasn’t the originator of the singing ideas.  I do keep on embarrassing myself every MOnday night at the Human Experience, singing a capella, but recording is another story.  I need somebody, who could professionaly sing these songs.  The book plan is to write prose poetry (and other forms of poetry) to go along with the lyrics.  The cd will go with the book for other schools from distant lands to teach them(hopefully) organizing their own Up Against Bullying Movement.


Now your turn!  Give me some of your thought about this project.  Sure do appreciate it very much.  Who knows, if the project materializes, you would be getting a book and cd copy from me.  LOL!


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