Archive for September 7th, 2015

07/09/2015

Blowback on a NATO Beach

Human Wrongs Watch

By Pepe Escobar*
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5 September 2015 (RT)* — We’ve had it coming. And when it came, virtually the whole planet reacted with stunned silence. Sometimes it takes just a photograph to put a noxiously complex version of hell in perspective.
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**On 26 August 2015, a distressed child rests over the shoulder of the man carrying him, in the town of Gevgelija, on the border with Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

**On 26 August 2015, a distressed child rests over the shoulder of the man carrying him, in the town of Gevgelija, on the border with Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

Little did Nilufer Demir, 29, the female photojournalist of the Turkish Dogan News agency know that the moment she saw little Aylan Kurdi, 3, washed ashore at the Ali Hoca Burnu beach near Bodrum, she would be making history.

Aylan is alone, as if suspended by the immense solitude of death, just as his family’s dream of offering him a new life in a new continent away from death and destruction was about to be fulfilled.

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07/09/2015

Life in the Slums of Cairo

Human Wrongs Watch

The government’s destruction of the homes of slum dwellers in Cairo last month highlighted the appalling conditions in which millions live.

Wael Mohamed, a 47-year-old resident of the Sudan Nest slum, poses for a photograph with five of his daughters (MEE/Mariam Musa)

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Police forcibly evacuated the inhabitants of the slum from their shoddy dwellings, using bulldozers to destroy houses in front of residents’ own eyes.

When angry inhabitants tried to stop the demolitions and fight back, police shot tear gas and dispersed them.

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