Archive for August 4th, 2017

04/08/2017

We Need Their Voices Today! Chapter 15: Martin Luther King Jr

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery* 

John Scales Avery, author of this book: We Need Their Voices Today! has generously granted Human Wrongs Watch permission to publish it in a series of chapters. This is Chapter 15: Martin Luther King Jr. The others will follow successively.

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Figure 15.1: Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in Washington. Source: American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, acluva.org

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The son of a southern Baptist minister, Martin Luther King, Jr received his Ph.D. in theology from Boston University in 1955.

During his studies, he had admired Thoreau’s essay “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience,” and he had also been greatly moved by the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

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04/08/2017

Clean Drinking Water – How to Ensure Long-Term Security?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Nila Eslit*

(Wall Street International)* — Clean drinking water is fundamental to every human life. On average, each person requires between 20 and 50 liters of water every day for drinking, personal hygiene, and cooking. Otherwise, quality of life can be compromised. But, what if, one day, the water that comes out of your faucet is dirty?
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How safe is drinking water
How safe is drinking water |  Photo reproduced  from Wall Street International

Unclean water is dangerous to both humans and the environment. It leads to numerous health issues – and even death. Reports have it that over a million die year after year from cholera and diarrhea.

Aside from these aforementioned diseases, people who drink unclean water can acquire hepatitis and schistosomiasis. Or, they could be infected with hookworm and other parasites. Unclean water is also devastating to the environment.

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04/08/2017

‘European Knee-Jerk Reaction – Arab Psycho or Criminal Is Seen as Terrorist’

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By Annie Machon*

3 August 2017 (RT)*There is a fusing of terminology between a terrorist, a criminal and mentally ill people, and in Europe, it seems to depend on skin color. If someone happens to be Arab, he might be called a terrorist, claims former MI5 intelligence officer Annie Machon.
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**(2017 Hamburg attack–Ambulances at the scene after the attack). | Messerattacke am 28. Juli 2017 im Hamburger Stadtteil Barmbek. | Author: TheAmerikaner | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. 

The man suspected of the deadly knife attack in Hamburg on Friday was supposed to have been deported, long ago, according to the German media.

German outlets claim Berlin missed a deadline to return him to Norway, where he first applied for asylum.

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04/08/2017

Major Arms Producers, Exporters (Members of UN Security Council) Now Move to “Thwart Terrorists’ Access to Weapons”

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The United Nations Security Council on 2 August 2017 unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of life.”

The UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

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04/08/2017

How to Make Environmental Rights a Reality in Latin America

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BUENOS AIRES, Aug 4 2017 (IPS) – The final declaration of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 stated that “Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens.” However, this rarely happens in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Delegates from 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean pose next to Argentine authorities, after the opening of the seventh meeting of the negotiating committee on a regional agreement that will enable access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters, held in Buenos Aires. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPS

Delegates from 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean pose next to Argentine authorities, after the opening of the seventh meeting of the negotiating committee on a regional agreement that will enable access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters, held in Buenos Aires. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPS


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