Archive for October 30th, 2017

30/10/2017

Divide and Conquer, Cui Bono? – The US and Former Yugoslavia

Human Wrongs Watch

By Marilyn Langlois*

TRANSCEND Media Service  Human beings are social creatures whose survival depends on cooperation and mutual support. Only in an atmosphere of perceived scarcity, threats and unresolved conflicts do people divide and demonize “the other”.

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Child’s gift to Tito on display at Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade.

.The common denominator in divide and conquer scenarios is increasing concentration of wealth and economic control in the hands of a greedy few to the detriment of poor and working families.

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30/10/2017

‘Iran Is Implementing Nuclear-Related Commitments’ – UN Atomic Agency Chief

Human Wrongs Watch

Visiting Iran, the head of the United Nations atomic energy agency on Sunday 29 October 2017 reiterated that the commitments undertaken by the country under the nuclear accord of 2015 are being implemented.*

The Busher nuclear power plant in Iran. Photo: IAEA/Paolo Contri

According to the press release issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), its Director General Yukiya Amano met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Vice-President and President of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during a visit to the capital, Tehran.

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30/10/2017

Stopping Child Marriage Forever

Human Wrongs Watch

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 30 2017 (IPS) – The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he’d arranged for their daughter.

Akhter and her mother, Panna Begum, who saved her from being married off at the age of 13. Credit: Shahiduzzaman/IPS

Panna argued vehemently that Shumi was just a child and it was wrong for her to be married off at such a tender age.

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