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22/08/2017

We Need Their Voices Today! Chapter 21: Helen Keller

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 21: Helen Keller. The others will follow successively.

 

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Figure 21.1: A portrait of Helen Keller (public domain).

Annie Sullivan becomes Helen’s teacher

Helen Keller was born in 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her father had served as a captain in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, and her mother, Kate Adams, was the daughter of a Confederate general.

She was also related to Robert E. Lee, so by birth she was certainly a Southerner.

Today Helen Keller Day is celebrated each year in Alabama following a 1980 proclamation by President Jimmy Carter.

Helen was a normal child until the age of 19 months, when she contracted an illness which may have been scarlet fever or meningitis.

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22/08/2017

Meanwhile–Around the World

Human Wrongs Watch

By Johan Galtung*

21 August 2017 – TRANSCEND Media Service  – Much is happening.  And not happening.  Thus, there is no war in or over North Korea, with USA or anybody else. And there will not be one.

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NKs missiles are credible.  They are fired to show capability to hit US bases in and around Japan; lately this includes Guam and Hawaii.

Many missiles have been fired, and they have all landed in the water. Compare that to the high number of US “accidents” of various types.

However, capability is not intent. Neither to hit, nor to target permanently some party, X.  For that, independent proof is needed.

NKs level of invulnerability with the–19.000–caves is credible, to protect the people, and the arms.  Of course there will be still much to destroy, like the last time Pyongyang was carpet-bombed by USA.

But NK will survive.  Like it did last time. Like it or not.

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22/08/2017

Conflict and Violence in Africa: Causes, Sources and Types

Human Wrongs Watch

By Adeleye Oyeniyi*

 21 August 2017 – TRANSCEND Media Service –  

Introduction: Conflict usually occurs primarily as a result of a clash of interests in the relationship between parties, groups or states, either because they pursuing opposing or incompatible goals.

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Map included in the original article

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22/08/2017

Why Are All those Racists So Terrified?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 22 August, 2017 — Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring the endless sequence of ‘minor’ racist incidents, racism has not gone away despite supposedly significant efforts to eliminate it.

 

Source: Video provided by the Robert J. Burrowes

I say ‘supposedly’ because these past efforts, whatever personnel, resources and strategies have been devoted to them, have done nothing to address the underlying cause of racism and so their impact must be superficial and temporary. As the record demonstrates.

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22/08/2017

Climate Migrants Might Reach One Billion by 2050

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Aug 21 2017 (IPS) – Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or floods, extreme weather, destruction of natural resources, in particular lands, soils and water, and the consequence of severe livelihoods conditions, famine and starvation.

Photo by UNICEF 2010/Olivier Asselin

Although not yet based on definite scientific projections, the proven speed with which the process of climate change has been taking place, might lead to such a scenario by 2050. If so, 1 in 9 human beings would be on the move by then.

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20/08/2017

Leadership Failure Perpetuates Stagnation

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By Jomo Kwame Sundaram*

KUALA LUMPUR , Aug 9 2017 (IPS) – What kind of leadership does the world need now? US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s leadership was undoubtedly extraordinary. His New Deal flew in the face of the contemporary economic orthodoxy, begun even before Keynes’ General Theory was published in 1936.

Growing income inequality in most countries before the Great Recession has only made things worse, by reducing consumer demand and household savings, and increasing credit for consumption and asset purchases. Credit: IPS

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19/08/2017

The Egg of Columbus

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

19/08/17

I DON’T know when the wheel was invented, or who invented it.

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Uri Avnery

However, I have no doubt that it was invented again and again, with many happy inventors sharing the glory.

The same is true for the Israeli-Palestinian Confederation. From time to time it appears in public as a brand-new idea, with another group of inventors proudly presenting it to the public.

This just shows that you cannot suppress a good idea. It appears again and again. During the last few weeks, it has appeared in several articles, presented by new inventors.

Every time it happens, I would take off my hat, if I had one. As Europeans used to do when they met a lady or an old acquaintance.

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19/08/2017

‘Death Looms for Yemenis by Air, Land and Sea’

Human Wrongs Watch

Warning about escalating suffering in Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, senior United Nations officials on 18 August 2017 addressed the Security Council, calling on the international community to push for a political solution to the more than two-year-old conflict.

An internally displaced woman and her daughter look over the city of Sana’a, Yemen, from the roof of this dilapidated building they call their new home. Photo: Giles Clarke/UN OCHA

“Death looms for Yemenis by air, land and sea,” Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told the 15-member Council in New York.
18/08/2017

We Need Their Voices Today! Chapter 20: George Orwell

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 20: George Orwell. The others will follow successively.

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Figure 20.1: George Orwell (Wikipedia).

A lower-upper middle class family and education

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was the great-grandson of Charles Blair, a wealthy country gentleman, and Lady Mary Fane, daughter of the Earl of Westmorland.

Over the generations that separated Eric Blair from his great-grandparents, some of the gentility remained but most of the wealth disappeared, and he described his family as being “lower-upper middle class”.

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18/08/2017

A Glimpse Within – We Are Nothing in a Vast Nothingness

Human Wrongs Watch

By Sayde Tawk*

13 August 2017 – Wall Street International — How more satisfying it is if we can achieve a nonverbal way of communication, mindreading that is truly efficient and not just in theory. Hence, we can communicate without having to explains things that language cannot convey. We can just directly understand the curves, the intricate details lurking in a vast ornamented mind.
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A small part of a vaster world  | Image reproduced  from Wall Street International

A mind that is a piece of art crafted with sophistication, details that you can never ever communicate through a language. It is something that you cannot describe, it is a network of ideas, of imagination, an ever-expanding limitless world.

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