NL-Aid in review – top 15 of 2011 up to now

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This is NL-Aid in review – top 15 of 2011 up to now. Have fun.

1. Death toll: 3,769 “white” farmers murdered up to December 23, 2010
Black member of South African Police Service (SAPS) involved in attacks against Afrikaners and black foreigners.
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2. Annual Report of the Death Penalty in Iran in 2010
Iran Human Rights (IHR) has published the annual report on the death penalty in Iran in 2010.
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3. Social Movements and Political Influence in Venezuela, Suriname, Jamaica and Indonesia
Political science defines social movements as organizations that seek to influence the political system from the grass-roots and are antithetical to the organized political sphere of neo-liberal policy-making. The hypothesis of this paper is that social movements between 1980 and 2000 failed to push for economic reform because many crisis- ridden economies could not afford to dissuade paying off debt. This paper will examine four cases, Venezuela, Suriname, Jamaica and Indonesia, pondering contrasting variants of protest and social movement amid and in the wake of Structural Adjustment Programs, pondering their influence in the political arena and their proclivities for broad-based politicization.
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4. The Netherlands important supplier of Egypt’s arms
The authoritarian regime of Mubarak was armed mainly by the US. But also arms sales from the Netherlands are bigger than one would expect. The sale of armoured personnel carriers (a small kind of tanks) during the mid nineties is still one of the biggest sales in the history of Dutch arms.
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5. How the health of tribal peoples suffers when they are dispossessed of their lands
The man in the photograph stands at the side of a dusty road, his arms outstretched, a mbaraka rattle in his left hand. In front of him, a black car thunders past. There is a dignity in his gesture that is not in keeping with the black-tarpaulined shacks of his temporary community. The red earth on which the shacks are built was once covered by forest; now it is denuded and littered with rubbish.
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6. Multiple forms of discrimination experienced by indigenous women from the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) within the nationalist framework
This paper was presented at a consultation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Ms. Rashida Manjoo. The consultation was arranged by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and Women’s Aid Organization (WAO) in Kuala Lumpur in January, 2011.
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7. “For as long as I can, I will continue”: Hajo Meyer interviewed
Since being interviewed by The Electronic Intifada in 2009, Auschwitz survivor Hajo Meyer has toured numerous countries to speak about his efforts to combat Zionism and his support for the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom and equality.
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8. Waiting for Godot: Democratization in Southeast Asia
In Samuel Beckett’s famous absurdist play the two principal characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly in vain for the arrival of Godot. Observing politics in Southeast Asia one can often feel like Beckett’s two characters when it comes to waiting for democratic reforms and political liberalization. Frequently there are false dawns, and multiple setbacks but over the longer term surprisingly little seems to actually change. Currently according to Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World survey only one country, Indonesia, is listed as being ‘free’ with five countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) designated ‘not free’ and five as being ‘partly free’ (East Timor, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand and Singapore). Freedom House’s overall rankings are derived from separate measures of political rights and civil liberties in which 1-3 is free, 4-6 partly free and 7-10 not free.
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9. SHORT STORY: Patience
I was born in Soweto. You might have heard about it. It’s a township in the south of Gauteng. I used live in Dube with my drunkard father, spineless mother and absent brother. Some people think they know the sort of people that live in such townships. They have read about us in their fancy newspapers. They are ostensibly informed. But I can’t imagine that they know who we really are. How could they? They haven’t seen what we’ve seen.
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10. Afghanistan Education System!
Afghanistan has two education systems; the religious and the government. The religious system is taught by Mulas (religious leaders) at masques that includes teaching Quran and provide religious advices. The government system is implemented at schools which is free of charge and is consist of different subjects including religious.
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11. Palestine: the theft of Ni’lin
Saeed Amireh, unlike me, does not live in freedom. Saeed, 18, lives in Palestine, in a village named Ni’lin. His home is under Occupation by Israel. I have chosen to write my third piece on Palestine about Saeed and his family. Their treatment by the Israeli army has been shockingly brutal.
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12. Human Rights in the Rear View Mirror: Colombian Commandos Training Mexican Military and Police
In another misstep of the historic failure of Plan Colombia and the US supported War on Drugs, Colombia is training thousands of Mexican soldiers, police and court officials in an effort to boost Mexico’s fight against drug cartels.
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13. Hezbollah in Latin America – Implications for homeland security
On Thursday, July 7, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will hold a hearing entitled “Hezbollah in Latin America – Implications for U.S. Homeland Security,” according to Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), the committee’s chairman. Iran and its proxy group Hezbollah continue to expand their presence in Central and South American taking advantage of their already close relationship with Venezuela’s despot Presidente Hugo Chavez, a top U.S. general said as he described developments within the U.S. Southern Command to lawmakers.
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14. Fake show BBA (Global March, SACCS) and PR-shopping with Kidsrights
NL-Aid reported about BBA and their fake rescues from child labor at 19th September 2010 (see ‘Famous NGO in New Delhi: child rescues is nothing but a cash cow’). Founder of SACCS, BBA and Global March is Kailash Satyarthi. NL-Aid will give you an overview of the critics over the years, supplemented with documents, witness reports and new evidence for English speakers.
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15. Women and Islam
On 9 December 2010 a Sudanese woman was the victim of 40 lashes by a police officer in execution of his duties. Her crime was wearing pants inside the traditional long dress covering the pants. An audience of male observers were laughing while the woman was crying in a public display of how Sharia Law is enforced.
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