Archive for November 24th, 2019

24/11/2019

A Brief Account of «the Destruction of the Indians» in Brazil

Human Wrongs Watch

By Leonardo Boff – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Meditating on the PanAmazon Synod of October 2019, makes me remember what Bartolome de las Casas called «the destruction of the Indians» when he was dealing with Central America.

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24/11/2019

The Coup That Ousted Morales

Human Wrongs Watch

By Chandra Muzaffar | JUST – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Any human being who values justice and freedom would condemn the coup that ousted the Bolivian president Evo Morales on the 10th of November 2019.

Morales obtained 47.08 % of the vote to secure a fourth term as president in the election held on the 20th of October. Since his vote was more than 10% of what his closest rival had harnessed, there was no need for a second round of voting according to the Bolivian Constitution. However his opponents did not want to accept the result.

Neither did the Organisation of American States (OAS) nor the United States of America (USA) nor the European Union (EU).

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24/11/2019

Violence Against Children Is Wrong – End Violence Before It Ends Us

By Robert Smith*

24 November 2019 (Wall Street International)*I just read an article that disturbed me so much that I just had to respond immediately. Even though spanking supposedly has a Biblical basis, I disagree that it is right or beneficial to the child.

End violence before it ends usEnd violence before it ends us | Photo from Wall Street International.
I agree with Robert J. Burrowes, who wrote, “If we want to end violence against women then we must finally end our longest and greatest war: the adult war on children” and “It may be that ending human violence is impossible, as many believe. But there are a great number of people around the world who do not accept this and who are struggling, relentlessly, to end violence before it ends us. What about you?”
24/11/2019

Survivors of Sexual Violence During the Khmer Rouge Regime in Cambodia Speak Out

Human Wrongs Watch

20 November 2019 (UN Women)*In Cambodia from 1975–1979, women experienced widespread sexual violence, including systemic rape and forced marriage, under the violent regime of the Khmer Rouge.[1]

Participants in an association for survivors of violence during the Khmer Rouge, which acts as a support group, gather in the Kampong Chhanang Province in Cambodia. Photo: UN Trust Fund/UN Women/Adina WolfParticipants in an association for survivors of violence during the Khmer Rouge, which acts as a support group, gather in the Kampong Chhanang Province in Cambodia. Photo: UN Trust Fund/UN Women/Adina Wolf

A survivor of such sexual violence, Ms. N. Srey[2] testified before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a special court set up to try those responsible for serious violations committed during the Khmer Rouge regime.

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