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Our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of kidnapped natives from various countries were displayed.

When Donald Trump recently accused “illegal immigrants” of wanting to “pour into and infest our country,” there was an immediate outcry. After all, that verb, infest, had been used by the Nazis as a way of dehumanizing Jews and communists as rats, vermin, or insects that needed to be eradicated.

Nobody, however, should have been surprised. The president has a long history of excoriating people of color as animal-like. In 1989, for instance, reacting to the rape of a white woman in New York’s Central Park, he took out full-page ads in four of the city’s major papers (total cost: $85,000) calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty and decrying “roving bands of wild criminals roaming our streets.” He was, of course, referring to the five black and Latino youngsters accused of that crime for which they were convicted -- and, 10 years late, exonerated when a serial rapist and murderer finally confessed.

Trump never apologized for his rush to judgment or his hate-filled opinions, which eventually became the template for his attacks on immigrants during the 2016 election campaign and for his presidency. He has declared many times that some people aren’t actually human beings at all but animals, pointing, in particular, to MS-13 gang members. At a rally in Tennessee at the end of May, he doubled down on this sort of invective, goading a frenzied crowd to enthusiastically shout that word -- “Animals!” -- back. In that way, he made those present accomplices to his bigotry. Nor are his insults and racial tirades mere rhetorical flourishes. They’ve had quite real consequences. It’s enough to look at the cages where undocumented children separated from their families at or near the U.S.-Mexico border have been held as if they were indeed animals -- reporters and others regularly described one of those detention areas as being like a “zoo” or a “kennel” -- not to mention their parents who are also trapped behind wire barriers, even if arousing far less attention and protest.

A History of Caged Humans

All the president’s furious contemporary rants and rallies, along with those cages and detainee centers, have certainly brought Nazism to mind for some, but it might be more illuminating to think of them as echoing an earlier moment in history when comparing dark-skinned humans to animals would hardly have caused a stir.  It would have been considered part of normal discourse, in both Europe and the United States.

Indeed, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, millions of Europeans and Americans considered it perfectly natural to treat certain members of our species quite literally as if they were beasts. They were unfazed, so the historical record suggests, by the idea of seeing such “animals,” such oddities, displayed in literal zoo cages at boisterous public events. It may now be hard to believe, but our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of natives kidnapped from Asia, Africa, and Latin America were exposed to scrutiny, curiosity, and derision, as well as, sometimes, undergoing scientific experimentation.

Today, such mindboggling violations of human rights have almost entirely vanished from public memory. I had only vaguely heard of human zoos myself, before I became obsessed with them when research for my latest novel, Darwin’s Ghosts, led me into the world of human menageries. I discovered that the phenomenon had been launched in the most modest of ways.

One hundred and seventy years ago -- 1848, a year of revolutions across the globe -- a Hamburg fishmonger, Claus Hagenbeck, decided to charge customers to take a peek at some Arctic seals swimming in a large tub in the backyard of his house. Soon enough, that first timid entrepreneurial step developed into a highly lucrative family business exhibiting wild animals, while feeding growing demands for wondrous beasts to populate circuses and fill the private collections of monarchs and other wealthy individuals.

In the end, animals were not enough. By the early 1870s, in conjunction with the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris and American impresarios like P.T. Barnum, the Hagenbeck family started dabbling in displaying “savages” from the farthest corners of the planet. The first victims of this desire to bring exemplars from the rest of humanity to viewers in the West were Laplanders, displayed in a setting meant to look like one of their villages. (A similar urge gave birth to the dioramas that soon began to flourish at museums of natural history.)

That first exhibition in Hamburg of “the little men and women” of Lapland proved so sensational -- tours were organized to Berlin, Leipzig, and other German cities -- that the desire to see more “primitive” humans soon became insatiable. Scavengers who had previously specialized in locating and bringing African and Asian wildlife to Europe and the United States were now instructed to be on the lookout for similarly exotic human wildlife. They should not be, it was quickly stipulated, so monstrous as to disgust audiences, but neither should they be so beautiful as to cease to be bizarre.

The Laplanders were followed by a multitude of indigenous inhabitants of the planet forcibly removed from their habitats: Eskimos, Cingalese, Kalmuks, Somalis, Ethiopians, Bedouins, Nubians from the Upper Nile, aboriginal Australians, Zulu warriors, Mapuche Indians, Andaman Islanders from the South Pacific, head-hunters from Borneo. The list went on and on, as those human zoos spread from Germany to France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the United States, all of which -- what a coincidence! -- just happened to be the globe’s imperial powers of that era.

Representatives of ethnic groups from all over the planet soon became an expectable feature of then-popular World’s Fair pavilions. Besides providing entertainment for the whole family -- they might be thought of as that moment’s equivalents of reality TV shows -- those exhibitions were proclaimed “educational” experiences by the enterprises cashing in on them. Such tableaus of “prehistoric” people offered a way for affluent visitors to gawk at and be amazed by the bizarre habits of the bizarre inhabitants of the faraway lands that their countries were incorporating with great violence into “civilization” via colonial dominion. In fact, that violence was such that some of the native populations on display, like diverse groups of Patagons from Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Latin America, were already then on the verge of becoming extinct. One of the draws of seeing living specimens of those strange men, women, and children was to do so before their last remnants, along with their languages and their cultures, disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Even if you were among the millions of Americans and Europeans who couldn’t personally visit such folk displays, ethnic villages, and human zoos, you could still inexpensively and vicariously experience those exotic others. The images of the captives -- who, of course, had been photographed without their consent -- were commercialized on an industrial scale. The postcards upon which their faces and bodies were flaunted soon became an everyday feature of domestic life, one more way that the human zoo was normalized, whitewashed, and sent into the home with barely a thought about the horrors, the suffering being visited on those captives or how their children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends, left behind, were dealing with the trauma of having their loved ones torn from their midst.

Nor were such acts repudiated by the most illustrious members of those “advanced” societies. Quite the opposite, many of the abductions had been financed by scientific institutions eager to discover how such specimens might fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution. Their research, in turn, was backed by government officials more than ready to show their respect and support for scholars looking into the origins of humanity. Were those Africans and South Americans entirely human or did they constitute missing links in the great chain of beings that became our species? Eminent naturalists and doctors debated just such matters, gave lectures on them, wrote treatises about them, and (in what then passed for scientific experimentation) poked at or into the bodies of those who had made the mistake of being born far from the so-called civilized world.

The Ota Bengas of Today

Today, of course, human zoos and the medical experiments on live human beings that went with them are inconceivable. The consciousness of humanity, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. 70 years ago, has made such practices disgraceful and intolerable. Who today could stomach the fate of Ota Benga, a pygmy from the Congo who was housed with the primates at New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1906 and committed suicide a decade later when he realized that he would never be able to return to his native land? Who among us would bring their children to gape at “missing links” like Thai dwarfs, Amazonian Indians, or Sudanese villagers as if they were freaks of nature, not human beings?

Unfortunately, congratulations are not (yet) in order, given how often the same racist impulses resurface today, and not only in the president’s intemperate diatribes equating humans and animals (none of which have so far provoked indignation in most of his followers). A similar dehumanization of strangers with darker faces and skins appears to animate current anti-immigrant sentiments in many lands, a desire to escape “infestation” from abroad and maintain mythical versions of racial purity and national identity. Are we really that removed from the spectators who watched their fellow humans abused in zoo-like conditions a century or so ago without blinking or being disturbed?

In retrospect, what’s most sobering about the human zoos of an earlier time is how oblivious those who participated in such degrading spectacles were to the crimes being committed before their eyes. Many of them would have judged themselves decent, enlightened citizens, shining advocates of progress, science, and freedom. And yet, in Berlin in 1882, the police had to be called in to quell a riot by visitors to an exhibition of 11 Kaweshkar natives abducted from Tierra del Fuego. Thousands of customers, having imbibed copious gallons of beer, began to stone the hostages, demanding that they mate in public. Or consider the fate of two female Kaweshkar whose sexual organs, after they died in captivity, were carved from their dead bodies and sent to be examined by a prominent German researcher interested in discovering how such creatures might be distinct from European women.

So many decades later, it’s easy enough to condemn such offenses. More difficult and painful is to ask what injustices are happening now that we take to be as normal as human zoos (or the disempowerment of women and child slavery) were just a few generations ago. Is it the thoughtless annihilation of immeasurable species, the plundering of nature, the loss of wisdom stored for millennia by ethnic groups that are fast disappearing? Is it the punitive incarceration of millions, so many lives wasted? Is it our incredibly counterproductive “war on drugs” that unnecessarily ravages cities, nations, and lives? Or our inability to rid ourselves of the plague of nuclear proliferation, the brutality of widespread hunger, America’s endless wars, the detention centers for immigrants and their children in this country, the spectacle of undocumented minors shut up in cages and crying for their parents, or the overflowing refugee camps elsewhere in the world? And what of so many children displaced in their war-torn lands or incarcerated in poverty? Where is the indignation about them? Who marches to have them released from their structural captivity? And who even noticed the 10,000 children murdered or maimed in armed conflicts in 2017 alone, deaths invisible to us if you didn’t happen to catch a brief news item quickly forgotten?

In reality, those human zoos of the not-so-distant past pose a terrifying question for us: What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future? How, they will wonder, could their ancestors have been so blind as to condone such transgressions against humaneness and humanity?

 
 

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In the end, animals were not enough. By the early 1870s, in conjunction with the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris and American impresarios like P.T. Barnum, the Hagenbeck family started dabbling in displaying “savages” from the farthest corners of the planet. The first victims of this desire to bring exemplars from the rest of humanity to viewers in the West were Laplanders, displayed in a setting meant to look like one of their villages. (A similar urge gave birth to the dioramas that soon began to flourish at museums of natural history.)

That first exhibition in Hamburg of “the little men and women” of Lapland proved so sensational -- tours were organized to Berlin, Leipzig, and other German cities -- that the desire to see more “primitive” humans soon became insatiable. Scavengers who had previously specialized in locating and bringing African and Asian wildlife to Europe and the United States were now instructed to be on the lookout for similarly exotic human wildlife. They should not be, it was quickly stipulated, so monstrous as to disgust audiences, but neither should they be so beautiful as to cease to be bizarre.

The Laplanders were followed by a multitude of indigenous inhabitants of the planet forcibly removed from their habitats: Eskimos, Cingalese, Kalmuks, Somalis, Ethiopians, Bedouins, Nubians from the Upper Nile, aboriginal Australians, Zulu warriors, Mapuche Indians, Andaman Islanders from the South Pacific, head-hunters from Borneo. The list went on and on, as those human zoos spread from Germany to France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the United States, all of which -- what a coincidence! -- just happened to be the globe’s imperial powers of that era.

Representatives of ethnic groups from all over the planet soon became an expectable feature of then-popular World’s Fair pavilions. Besides providing entertainment for the whole family -- they might be thought of as that moment’s equivalents of reality TV shows -- those exhibitions were proclaimed “educational” experiences by the enterprises cashing in on them. Such tableaus of “prehistoric” people offered a way for affluent visitors to gawk at and be amazed by the bizarre habits of the bizarre inhabitants of the faraway lands that their countries were incorporating with great violence into “civilization” via colonial dominion. In fact, that violence was such that some of the native populations on display, like diverse groups of Patagons from Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Latin America, were already then on the verge of becoming extinct. One of the draws of seeing living specimens of those strange men, women, and children was to do so before their last remnants, along with their languages and their cultures, disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Even if you were among the millions of Americans and Europeans who couldn’t personally visit such folk displays, ethnic villages, and human zoos, you could still inexpensively and vicariously experience those exotic others. The images of the captives -- who, of course, had been photographed without their consent -- were commercialized on an industrial scale. The postcards upon which their faces and bodies were flaunted soon became an everyday feature of domestic life, one more way that the human zoo was normalized, whitewashed, and sent into the home with barely a thought about the horrors, the suffering being visited on those captives or how their children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends, left behind, were dealing with the trauma of having their loved ones torn from their midst.

Nor were such acts repudiated by the most illustrious members of those “advanced” societies. Quite the opposite, many of the abductions had been financed by scientific institutions eager to discover how such specimens might fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution. Their research, in turn, was backed by government officials more than ready to show their respect and support for scholars looking into the origins of humanity. Were those Africans and South Americans entirely human or did they constitute missing links in the great chain of beings that became our species? Eminent naturalists and doctors debated just such matters, gave lectures on them, wrote treatises about them, and (in what then passed for scientific experimentation) poked at or into the bodies of those who had made the mistake of being born far from the so-called civilized world.

The Ota Bengas of Today

Today, of course, human zoos and the medical experiments on live human beings that went with them are inconceivable. The consciousness of humanity, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. 70 years ago, has made such practices disgraceful and intolerable. Who today could stomach the fate of Ota Benga, a pygmy from the Congo who was housed with the primates at New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1906 and committed suicide a decade later when he realized that he would never be able to return to his native land? Who among us would bring their children to gape at “missing links” like Thai dwarfs, Amazonian Indians, or Sudanese villagers as if they were freaks of nature, not human beings?

Unfortunately, congratulations are not (yet) in order, given how often the same racist impulses resurface today, and not only in the president’s intemperate diatribes equating humans and animals (none of which have so far provoked indignation in most of his followers). A similar dehumanization of strangers with darker faces and skins appears to animate current anti-immigrant sentiments in many lands, a desire to escape “infestation” from abroad and maintain mythical versions of racial purity and national identity. Are we really that removed from the spectators who watched their fellow humans abused in zoo-like conditions a century or so ago without blinking or being disturbed?

In retrospect, what’s most sobering about the human zoos of an earlier time is how oblivious those who participated in such degrading spectacles were to the crimes being committed before their eyes. Many of them would have judged themselves decent, enlightened citizens, shining advocates of progress, science, and freedom. And yet, in Berlin in 1882, the police had to be called in to quell a riot by visitors to an exhibition of 11 Kaweshkar natives abducted from Tierra del Fuego. Thousands of customers, having imbibed copious gallons of beer, began to stone the hostages, demanding that they mate in public. Or consider the fate of two female Kaweshkar whose sexual organs, after they died in captivity, were carved from their dead bodies and sent to be examined by a prominent German researcher interested in discovering how such creatures might be distinct from European women.

So many decades later, it’s easy enough to condemn such offenses. More difficult and painful is to ask what injustices are happening now that we take to be as normal as human zoos (or the disempowerment of women and child slavery) were just a few generations ago. Is it the thoughtless annihilation of immeasurable species, the plundering of nature, the loss of wisdom stored for millennia by ethnic groups that are fast disappearing? Is it the punitive incarceration of millions, so many lives wasted? Is it our incredibly counterproductive “war on drugs” that unnecessarily ravages cities, nations, and lives? Or our inability to rid ourselves of the plague of nuclear proliferation, the brutality of widespread hunger, America’s endless wars, the detention centers for immigrants and their children in this country, the spectacle of undocumented minors shut up in cages and crying for their parents, or the overflowing refugee camps elsewhere in the world? And what of so many children displaced in their war-torn lands or incarcerated in poverty? Where is the indignation about them? Who marches to have them released from their structural captivity? And who even noticed the 10,000 children murdered or maimed in armed conflicts in 2017 alone, deaths invisible to us if you didn’t happen to catch a brief news item quickly forgotten?

In reality, those human zoos of the not-so-distant past pose a terrifying question for us: What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future? How, they will wonder, could their ancestors have been so blind as to condone such transgressions against humaneness and humanity?

 

          The Global Reach Of Gabonese Afro-Zouk Singer Oliver N'goma's Song "Adia" (sound file and selected comments)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series that showcases the song "Adia" performed by Gabonese (Central Africa) Afro-Zouk singer and composer Oliver N'goma (also given as Oliver Ngoma).

Part II showcases a sound file of Oliver N'goma performing "Adia" and presents selected comments from that sound file's discussion thread, with a particular focus on comments from a number of African nations as well as comments from some other nations worldwide.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/07/gabonese-singer-oliver-ngoma-adia-part.html for Part I of this series . Part II presents information about Gabon and information about Oliver N'goma. Part I of this series also showcase a sound file of the song as well as three versions of this song's lyrics (in its original language from Gabon+ French; in English, and in French).

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The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Oliver N'goma for his musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post. And thanks to the producer of this video and thanks to the publisher of this song file on YouTube.

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SHOWCASE EXAMPLE: Oliver Ngoma...ADIA



jennithony, Published on Apr 19, 2008

4,065,894 total # of views [as of July 10, 20181; 12:51 AM EDT]

total # of likes 10K

total # of dislikes 608

total # of comments- 1,056

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS SOUND FILE'S DISCUSSION THREAD
Most of these selected comments identify the nation that the commenter is in or is from.

These comments are given in relative chronological order, except for replies. English translations by Google Translates are given under comments. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

This compilation doesn't include all of the comments from that discussion thread which identified a geographical place. However, after reading that entire discussion thread to date, I attempted to include at least one comment from every nation that was cited. My apologies if I inadvertently omitted a nation that was cited in that discussion.

1. asadraza5367, 2009
"I remember this song, when i was living in the Caribbean from 1999-2001. It was played a lot at the dance clubs there, along with his other songs like Fely and Bane."

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2. Linje Manyozo
"i remember one radio dj playing this song often on radio mbc in malawi. very popular..and ngoma sounds like a malawian name anyway.."

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3. dorlika, 2010
"this is pure african musique you feel the heart of africa by listening to this , i remember i was very young when this came out but it still rock , every single country of africa knows this song"

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4. Domsta333, 2010
"RIP RIP RIP Olivier Ngoma! King of African Zouk!"

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5. Aminah K., 2010
"ça me rappelle mon pays, le Sénégal!!!! Okhooooooo!!!!"
-snip-
"it reminds me of my country, Senegal !!!! Okhooooooo !!!!"

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6. charleslester assoumou, 2010
"Que de bons souvenirs , quelle musique, un salut a partir de Montréal, Québec, Canada"
-snip-
"What good memories, what music, a salute from Montreal, Quebec, Canada "

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7. ibara gaston, 2010
"congolese people respect you , forever in our mind , one of the big left us rest in peace ibaragaston from paris"

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8. TheDarinelo, 2010
"Angolan peaple cry for you oliver ngoma R.I.P"

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9. monace Productions, 2010
"im from mz.. and im telling you it is still a hit here =)
i love this guy"
-snip-
“mz”= probably Mozambique

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10. cturiel, 2010
"Quel perte pour la musique africaine, puisses tu seulement reposer en paix l'ami ! Au paradis des musiciens ou tu te trouves maintenant tu nous as fait vibrer au son de ton afro zook tellement international. Cela fait plaisir de voir tous ces messages de condoléances affluer de partout dans le monde et cela prouve si il en était besoin que ton sound à su transcender les frontières...et les couleurs de peau !!! Pour sûr les enfants auront droit à Bane et Adia en boucle ce soir à la case :-) !!!"
-snip-
"What a loss for African music, can you only rest in peace the friend! In the paradise of the musicians where you are now you made us vibrate to the sound of your afro zook so international. It is nice to see all these messages of condolence pouring in from all over the world and that proves if it was necessary that your sound knew to transcend the borders ... and the colors of skin !!! For sure the children will be entitled to Bane and Adia loop this evening to the box :-)!"

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11. Daryl Richardson, 2010
"in the caribbean too, we love us some Oliver N' gouma"

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12. TimF, 2011
"I was clueless of his passing away. His video accidently popped out of a query I was conducting. Being one of his countless endearing fans, I went on to play the video miles away from expecting the awful news that was about to leave me speechless. When one resides within the U.S., one's completely shut off from the outside world!
Thankfully he left us with a cluster of perennial masterpieces and a beautiful voice that will never cease to marvel us. May GOD welcome him with open arms!!"

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13. Gaira Alhadi, 2011
"Noli, you went too soon, but God knows best and may light perpetual shine upon you...Your music will live on forever, Love from Sierra Leone."
-snip-
"Noli" is Oliver N'goma's nickname.

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14. eliott jonath, 2011
"olivier ngoma est le plus celebre artist d'afro zouk pour les mauriciens! repose en paix!!"
-snip-
"olivier ngoma is the most famous Afro zouk artist for the Mauritians! rest in peace!!"

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15. Al-Jean J. Sauray, 2012
"Nice, the beat reminds me of the Konpa from Haiti and Martinique -- Nice, Love it1"

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16. Willy E. Victoria Ramírez, 2012
"I like this song, great music. I am listen from dominican republic. Me gusta esta cancion, gran musica. estoy escuchando desde republica dominicana."
-snip-
Spanish to English translation : "Me gusta esta cancion, gran musica. estoy escuchando desde republica dominicana" = "I like this song, great music. I'm listening from the Dominican Republic."

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17. JOHNWISLY OFFICIAL, 2012
"I like this song it makes me go crassy wisly am listening it in Belgium [ ik vind de lied heel heel super
-snip-
Dutch to English translation = "ik vind de lied heel heel super" = "I find the song very whole"

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18. Alix, 2012
"that afro music that some of us youngn's grew up hearing :) (SOUTH AFRICA)"

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19. Patra Okelo, 2012
"im 2o years old from sudan grew up in nairobi kenya and i listened to tjis song every tuesday it never missed the countdow it feel like im hearing it for the first time.....i love love this one..."

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20. gyler972, 2013
"Je suis antillaise et j'ai dansé et vibré sur les sons de ce grand Monsieur à la voix pleine de sensibilité.J'avoue apprécié d'avantage l'afro zouk (Monique Séka etc...)au zouk purement antillais.INOUBLIABLE! Oliver ngoma.Paix à son âme.Merci pour les émotions qu'il nous a donner."

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21. gyler972, 2013
"I am West Indian and I danced and vibrated on the sounds of this great gentleman with a voice full of sensitivity. I have enjoyed more afro zouk (Monique Séka etc ...) zouk purely antillais.INOUBLIABLE! Oliver ngoma.Peace to his soul.Thanks for the emotions he gave us."

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22. Anibal DaSilva, 2013
"Noli, we Cape Vedeans love you. Rest in Peace!
Paz a tua alma!"
-snip-
Portuguese to English translation: "Paz a tua alma!" = "Peace to your soul!"

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23. MrKoolvictor, 2013
"Manu Lima a Capeverdian producer helped with the tracks. Great music. viva Afrika"

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24. sami guelawe Palm, 2013
"la musique africaine en general te donne la chaire de poule. comme un sage à tes cotés. très éducative en general la musique afrique; on se diverti mais éducative. Le journalisme africain est notre musique. Très sociale e éducative. chaque matin, nous écoutons nos journaux à travers ces chanteurs qui nous donnent beaucoup. Bref d'enchainer avec les media et journaux."
-snip-
"African music in general gives you goose bumps. like a wise man by your side. very educational in general music africa; we are entertained but educative. African journalism is our music. Very social and educational. every morning we listen to our newspapers through these singers who give us a lot. In short to chain with the media and newspapers."

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25. Richardson Mzaidume, 2013
"It's unfortunate that he passed away without having seen him perform live. I'd have paid whatever amount. African politics also revolve around colonial times. As result, us from Anglophone Africa know very little about musicians from Francophone Countries. It's sad but true. Gone too soon!!"

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26. peace kazungu, 2013
"Rip Ngoma now i talk on behalf of Ugandans even though we don't understand the mean ,but the music so good it sounds ."
-snip-
"Rip" = "Rest in peace"

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27. kevin wamaya, 2013
"mad respect from KENYA!! my father loved this song so much. it reminds me of the good times we had together"
-snip-
"Mad respect" = an African American Vernacular English phrase meaning "lots of respect"

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28. joseph mcgill, 2014
"I'm Liberian and a huge zouk fan and noli is my all time zouk favorite. His voice and rhythm gives you an indescribable feeling. Rip noli you sure are missed"

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29. SuperPeace1970, 2014
"i have no idea what he is saying, however this music is soothing to my soul!! Loving this....from the U.S. Virgin Islands"

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30. James Gitonga, 2014
"Wish i could turn back the hands of time.Gone are the days.RIP Oliver.
Kenyan in Krefeld,Germany."

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REPLY
31. Tim Harvey, 2014
"I just feel exactly the same! I'm in Germany too"

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32. elisabeth tenberge, 2014
"we from Surinam (South America) also knew his songs.
oh man what a rhythm"

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33. Arturo, 2014
"wwwooooowww que riiiitmo. Supremo. Para bailar y bailar sin parar"
-snip-
Spanish to English translation: "wwwooooowww what riiiitmo. Supreme." = "Wow. What rhythm Supreme. To dance and dance without stopping"

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34. essenamism
"Cette chanson me rappelle mon enfance au Togo. Je ne peux pas cesser de verser des larmes quand j écouté cette chanson et c est pour cette raison que j écouté rarement cette chanson aujourd'hui . Cette chanson me rappelle les amis d enfance et les rues de Lomé . Tout a changé . Les rues ne sont plus les même . Les amis sont tous mort ou à l étrange ou très pauvre."
-snip-
"This song reminds me of my childhood in Togo. I can not stop shedding tears when I listened to this song and that is why I rarely listened to this song today. This song reminds me of childhood friends and the streets of Lome. Everything changed . The streets are not the same anymore. Friends are all dead or strange or very poor."

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35. SuperCapuka, 2014
"Boy i was 5 when i used to stay up till 5 am when we had party's at home, and this song remembers me of those days, life in Europe wasnt great but everyone was happy! We didn't had much but we shared among us Africans look at how we are separated now due to litle money! R.I.P Oliver N'Gomma, great songs!"

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36. Marcos Bile by nze. 2015
"Mi infancia en Gabón"
-snip-
"My childhood in Gabon"

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37. Nature Isle, 2015
"ahhh memories!!! Oliver's songs always brings me to tears.these good old days will never come back!!"

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38. embe1, 2015
"Thanks so much! Listened to him as a small boy, didn't know he was from Gabon until right this minute. Always thought he was from Cameroon."

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39. Léon-Paul BOUNOMBAR, 2015
"je saivas connu Oliver Ngoma dans les années 1977 en classe de 4éme au Lycée Technique National O. Bongo à Libreville. Des années plus tard, j'apprendrai qu'il serait devenu un célèbre musicien. Que son corps repose en paix dans les profondeurs du néant."
-snip-
"I knew Oliver Ngoma in 1977 in 4th class at the O. Bongo National Technical High School in Libreville. Years later, I will learn that he would become a famous musician. May his body rest in peace in the depths of nothingness."

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40. Lil Mal, 2015
"forget Redsun and the likes.. now this is what i call muuussiiiiiic!!! a kenyan in the UK"

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41. MySt Justin, 2016
"Nice music make me remember 90s in librevile lovely city"
-snip-
Libreville is the capitol of Gabon.

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42. Appiah Eric, 2016
"I'm Ghanaian but I like Adia, a song by Oliver Ngoma"

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43. yashouberry, 2016
"Mauritius? someone? ok im alone,,"

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44. lapologang semong, 2016
"Am from Botswana and i love this song very much ,true african music.."

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45. Bravia muyakane, 2016
"From Nairobi Kenya, Is all about Originality and not faking. I love this piece."

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46. EL MIMOUNI Abla, 2016
"I am from Morocco and I love this music which make me feel extra happy, dancing like nobody watching ;)"

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47. henrietta swen, 2016
"I 'm from Liberia, this song make me think on so many things during our civil war."

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REPLY
48. Ettie Manjo, 2017
"Hello, my family is from Liberia, but I was born in America. I know it was hard back then auntie, but thankfully Liberia is getting better now. My father used to play this song allllll the time, I basically grew up listening to Oliver Ngoma."

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49. Tawanda Chakupeta, 2016
"I'm a zimbo this music is good"
-snip-
My guess is that "Zimbo" means "Zimbabwe; "a person from Zimbabwe".

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50. Ghuma Bama, 2016
"when i hear this Song i remenber my wonderfull childhood in Angola:) granda queta. ..😎"

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51. loise mbaye, 2016
"am loise from kenya this song is awesome even if i dont understand the words it makes me feel so relaxed"

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52. Gaelle M, 2016
"Mon enfance à Saint-Martin! jusqu'à mtn je l'entends. Une belle étoile qui nous a laissé de merveilleuses chansons qu'on n'oubliera jamais! R.I.P grand Monsieur"
-snip-
"My childhood in Saint-Martin! until I hear it. A beautiful star who has left us wonderful songs we will never forget! R.I.P tall gentleman"

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53. Katongole Paulinho II, 2016
"anyone from Uganda here??"

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REPLY
54. Roland Ainembabazi, 2016
"+Katongole Paulinho II Here iam.. i love the song so much, it just reminds me of how Wonderful African classics are, and above all of how African music is real music"

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55. Prémices Lw, 2016
"who listen this in April 2016 like me ? vieux bons souvenirs!"
-snip-
"vieux bons souvenirs" = "old good memories"

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REPLY
56. Priscah Wairimu, 2017
"Prémices Lwanzo am listening 2017 April😂love love Oliver ngoma songs though can't understand but i do enjoy. ...From Kenya👌"

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REPLY
57. Cathrine Ntore, 2018
"Priscah Wairimu still listening December 2017 I so love Oliver Ngoma thought I was the only one from Kenya"

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58. Esperanza Dias, 2017
"tolle musik höre ich mir fast täglich an und die anderen Songs auch.Andenken an früher in einer Disco in Strasbourg.merci pour ca"
-snip-
German to English translation = "I listen to great music almost every day and the other songs too. Remembering at a disco in Strasbourg.merci pour ca"

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59. Marie Sambou, 2017
"love from Gambia :) :) :) :) :) : ) :) :) :)"

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60. Essy Mirembe, 2017
"I really love and appreciate how a song can brew so much love and unity among us all...... God bless Africa...Rip Mr.Oliver Ngoma

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61. N Jame, 2017
"One love to mother Africa!"

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62. Masaba Masaba, 2017
"Am still loving Oliver Music ..Here in Uganda Kampala"

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63. Owen Sampule, 2018
"Gabonese People please translate for us. It will make pipo enjoy the music even more."
-snip-
Lyrics for this song can be found by clicking http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/07/gabonese-singer-oliver-ngoma-adia-part.html (Part I of this pancocojams series).

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64. 20x5 lao atr, 2017
"Merci, enfin la traduction d'une chanson très populaire en Nouvelle-Calédonie ! Thanks so much ;)"
-snip-
"Thank you, finally the translation of a very popular song in New Caledonia! Thanks so much;)"

[Note: That comment was written to a commenter who posted the French translation of "Adia"'s lyrics]

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65. Edith Hoff, 2017
"edith from atlanta love this song .rest in peace oliver"
-snip-
Atlanta= Atlanta, Georgia [United States]

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66. FATOU AWA THIAM, 2017
"Je suis Sénégalaise et j'adore cette chanson. Elle me rappelle mon premier jour d'école.
-snip-
"I am Senegalese and I love this song. She reminds me of my first day of school."

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67. Abudushakulu Damulira, 2017
"Namibia windhoek city live"

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68. TheSushiraw, 2017
"thumbs up from, NORWAY..."

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69. My Dental Wig, 2017
"OMG! I danced this song at AFRO-Antillaise parties in FRANCE! Damn!!!!! Cette Terre sait ouvrir sa bouche et engloutir des vies!!!! Suis speechless d'apprendre qu'Olover N'Goma est decede depuis Juillet 2010 et nous sommes le 28 decembre 2016! Repose en paix l'Artiste!"
-snip-
..."This Earth knows how to open its mouth and swallow lives !!!! Am speechless to learn that Olover N'Goma has died since July 2010 and we are on December 28, 2016! Rest in peace the Artist!"

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70. Chris4, 2017
"Composition et Interprétation: Oliver N'GOMA (Gabon)
Programmation et Arrangements: Manu LIMA (Cap Vert)
Deux génies de la musique africaine 😃"
-snip-
"Composition and Interpretation: Oliver N'GOMA (Gabon)
Programming and Arrangements: Manu LIMA (Cape Verde)
Two geniuses of African music 😃"

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71. SuperCapuka, 2017
"When your kid asks for good and beautiful African music, here is a place to start!"

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72. mara louna, 2017
"Africa Africa Africa i love you"

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73. Matheus Nkandanga
"I'm from Namibia, I may not understand the language used in this music but it carries some African rhythms and lyrics. RIP Ngoma"

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74. fredy adam, 2017
"He was a King, Genius and most of all he was our own brother.... everytime i hear this song my heart gets peace."

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75. Natasha Washaya, 2017
"very nice song to dance along to on a wedding, will still have it on mine, it will never get outdated"

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76. Unicornfan 246, 2018
"love from togo✊❤💛💚😄"

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77. simon creevo, 2018
"Je kiffe trop. Ici Comores"
-snip-
"je kiffe"= French slang from Arabic; "Je Kiffe trop" = I really enjoy it.

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78. OTHMANE MAJOR, 2018
"je suis de Maroc souvenir inoubliable merci infiniment"
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"I am from Morocco unforgettable memory thank you very much"

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79. Rony Paul, 2018
"Afro-zouk! We truly miss you Mr Oliver N'goma..."

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80. Rodgers Gasper, 2018
"am from TANZANIA just by listening this song made my day well."

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81. Sophia Youboty, 2018
"Rip my African brother Oliver n Goma..love from U.S.A. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂"

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82. mohamed hussien, 2018
"i am from Ethiopia and I love this song he is songs"

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83. Marliq Kigozi, 2018
"This reminds of my early years when everything was real ,life was more simpler and music was real and even people were real can't get enough of this song"

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This concludes this two part pancocojams series.

Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.his is a nice african song,from Gabon, I love this song
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Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
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Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
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Im folgenden veröffentlichen wir einen Artikel aus dem "Vorbote - Für Weg und Ziel der revolutionären Bewegung", einem kommunistischen Theorieorgan aus Österreich. Wir wollen den Artikel allen Leserinnen und Lesern von DemVolkeDienen enpfehlen, ist er doch ein sehr gelungener Beitrag um den Kampf gegen den Revisionismus und Chauvinismus zu vertiefen und seine Einflüsse in der revolutionären Bewegung Schritt für Schritt zurückzudrängen. Vor allem im deutschsprachigen Raum (aber leider auch darüber hinaus) versucht die MLPD und die von ihr geführte ICOR die revolutionären Reihen zu verwirren und sie ins Fahrwasser der Bourgeoisie zu führen - umso notwendiger also, diese angeblichen "neuen" Theorien von Stefan Engel zu zerschlagen indem ein proletarischer und damit internationalistischer Standpunkt zum Ausdruck gebracht wird!
An alle Leserinnen und Leser die der Redaktion des "Vorboten" ihre Meinungen, Kritik oder Lob zukommen lassen wollen, bitte sendet diese an uns und wir werden sie einstweilen gerne weiterleiten.
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(Quelle: Vorbote, April/Mai 2018)

Über den Chauvinismus in der ICOR und die These der „neuimperialistischen Länder“

Mit der These über die „neuimperialistischen Länder“ vollzieht Stefan Engel als theoretischer Führer der Marxistisch-Leninistischen Partei Deutschlands (MLPD) einen neuen Versuch der „Weiterentwicklung“ des Marxismus-Leninismus, wie er es sich selbst zur Aufgabe gemacht hat. Anders als beispielsweise mit seiner kleinbürgerlichen These über die „Denkweise“, erfährt die These der neuimperialistischen Länder mehrere Reaktionen von unterschiedlichen Sektionen der von der MLPD geführten Internationationalen Koordination revolutionärer Organisationen und Parteien
(ICOR),  die berechtigte, wenn auch sehr beschränkte, Kritik an dieser selbsterhofften „Weiterentwicklung“ äußerten. Geradezu unglaublich wirkt die Tatsache, diese These gerade zum 100. Jahrestag der Großen Sozialistischen Oktoberrevolution, der zum Anlass der dritten Weltkonferenz der ICOR wurde, zu präsentieren, stellt diese These ja gerade den Versuch dar, den Marxismus-Leninismus, durch eine Aneinanderreihung bürgerlicher Statistiken, schleierhaften Interpretationen und wirren Zahlenexperimenten zu verdrehen und zu widerlegen. Ohne schamhaft zu erröten (was in diesem Fall durchaus angebracht wäre!) erklärt Stefan Engel vor seinen internationalen Gästen, dass die Mehrheit der Menschen in der heutigen Welt nicht in unterdrückten Nationen lebt, sondern in imperialistischen Zentren und stellt Länder wie Indonesien, Indien, die Türkei oder Südafrika in eine Reihe mit Russland, China und den USA. Ein Vergleich der in erster Betrachtung etwas realitätsfremd wirkt, bei näherer Betrachtung nichts anderes als spießigste Sophisterei und chauvinistischen Opportunismus beinhaltet, und im Kern all jenen nicht viel „Neues“ zu bieten hat, die verschiedene Theorien über „Entwicklungländer“ oder die „Dependenztheorie“ schon als bürgerlich und kleinbürgerlich erkannt haben. Gerade weil sich jedoch die MLPD als „Keimform einer neuen Internationale“ zu präsentieren versucht, wieder andere sie als „Instrument der internationalen Zusammenarbeit“[1] bezeichnen und die MLPD ihre „Thesen“ als „allgemeingültig“ und „anerkannt“ wissen will, sehen wir es als Notwendigkeit einige Punkte der Kritik an der „Herausbildung neuimperialistischer Länder“ zu entwickeln.
„Die Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (MLPD) kennzeichnet in ihrer Analyse hauptsächlich eine Gruppe von 14 Ländern als neuimperialistisch; sie sind unterschiedlich groß, auf unterschiedlicher Entwicklungsstufe und haben eine unterschiedliche sozialökonomische Struktur und Geschichte: die BRICS-Staaten Brasilien, Russland, Indien, China und Südafrika; die MIST-Staaten Mexiko, Indonesien, Südkorea und die Türkei sowie Argentinien, Saudi-Arabien, Katar, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate und der Iran. Ihren neuimperialistischen Charakter entwickelten diese Länder in einem bestimmten Zeitraum und Zusammenhang mit den jüngsten gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen. 3,7 Milliarden Menschen leben in diesen 14 Ländern, mehr als die Hälfte der Weltbevölkerung. Der Prozess der Herausbildung neuimperialistischer Länder zeichnet sich bereits in einer Reihe weiterer Länder ab.“ [2]
Lenins Werk „Der Imperialismus als höchstes Stadium des Kapitalismus“ wird als Ausgangspunkt für die „Analyse“ von Stefan Engel dahingehend verkürzt und entstellt, als er die ökonomischen und politischen Voraussetzungen für die Entwicklung des Imperialismus ignoriert, also den Ausgangspunkt jeder marxistischen und damit wissenschafltichen Anschauung der Welt verneint. Engel schreibt „Imperialistische Länder sind also solche, deren Wirtschaft von Monopolen bestimmt wird, in denen die Monopole sich den Staat mehr und mehr untergeordnet haben und die nach Beherrschung anderer Territorien und Länder trachten.“ [3] Lenin schreibt jedoch: „Wie wir gesehen haben, ist die tiefste ökonomische Grundlage des Imperialismus das Monopol. Dieses Monopol ist ein kapitalistisches, d.h. ein Monopol, das aus dem Kapitalismus erwachsen ist und im allgemeinen Milieu des Kapitalismus, der Warenproduktion, der Konkurrenz, in einem beständigen und unlösbaren Widerspruch zu diesem allgemeinen Milieu steht.“ [4] Völlig unerheblich sind für die MLPD die ökonomischen und politischen Voraussetzungen für die Entwicklung eines imperialistischen Monopols, kurz: Des Finanzkaptials, dem die Verschmelzung von Industrie- und Bankkapital zu Grunde liegt. Lenin analysierte, dass sich das Monopol aus dem Kapitalismus herausentwickelte, eine eigenständige Entwicklung des Kapitalismus, also einen eigenständigen Markt als Voraussetzung annimmt. Diese Aufgabe der Nationsbildung erfüllte in den heute imperialistischen Ländern die bürgerlich-demokratische Revolution, die durch die Bourgeoisie geführt wurde, mit Ausnahme der heutigen Imperialisten Russland und China, denen wir uns in einem Folgeabschnitt des Artikels widmen werden. Wir halten es für notwendig an dieser Stelle ausgewählte Zitate der Klassiker des Marxismus-Leninismus einzufügen die veranschaulichen wie wenig die „Analyse“ von Stefan Engel mit der Methode des historisch-dialektischen Materialismus gemein hat.
„Die Nation ist nicht einfach eine historische Kategorie, sondern eine historische Kategorie einer bestimmten Epoche, der Epoche des aufsteigenden Kapitalismus. Der Prozess der Liqudierung des Feudalismus und der Entwicklung des Kaptialismus ist gleichzeitig der Prozess des Zusammenschlusses der Menschen zu Nationen. So geschah es z.B. in Westeuropa. Die Engländer, Franzosen, Deutschen, Italiener und andere formierten sich zu Nationan bei dem siegreichen Vormarsch des über die feudale Zersplitterung triumphierenden Kapitalismus.“ [5]
Stalin gibt uns mit seiner Analyse den wichtigen Hinweis dafür, dass die Nationswerdung und damit die politische Durchsetzung des Kapitalismus Bestandteil einer längst vergangene Epoche ist, was für uns heute bedeutet, dass diese nicht einfach von außen „eingesetzt“ werden können, wie es diverse „Entwicklungsland“-Theorien erfolglos zu beweisen versuchen. Mit der vollständigen Herausbildung des Imperialismus und dem Sieg der Großen Sozialistischen Oktoberrevolution wurde jedoch eine neue Epoche eingeleitet, wie es der MLPD wahrscheindlich nicht entgangen ist: Die Epoche des Imperialismus und der Proletarischen Revolution, welche die Epoche des  Kapitalismus der freien Konkurrenz in sich aufhebt und damit zu ihrem Abschluss bringt. Lenin charakterisierte diese unter anderem dadurch, dass die territoriale Aufteilung der Welt unter den Imperialisten abgeschlossen ist und die Bourgeoisie ihren fortschrittlichen Charakter endgültig verloren hat, dass der Imperialismus zur Reaktion auf ganzer Linie geworden ist. Die Bourgeoisie wurde also in der neuen Epoche impotent, unfähig dazu die unterdrückten Länder vom Joch der nationalen Unterdrückung zu befreien.
Stalin schlussfolgert daraus einige Aufgaben des Proletariats in der neuen Epoche:
„Auf diese Weise hat der Oktoberumsturz, der mit der alten, bürgerlichen-nationalen Befreiungsbewegung Schluss gemacht hat, die Ära einer neuen, der sozialistischen Bewegung der Arbeiter und Bauern der unterdrückten Nationalitäten eröffnet, einer Bewegung, die sich gegen jedwede – folglich auch gegen die nationale – Unterdrückung, gegen die Macht der Bourgeoisie, der „eigenen“ wie der fremden, gegen den Imperialismus überhaupt richtet.“ [6]
Stalin analysiert, dass die nationalen Befreiungsbewegungen in den unterdrückten Ländern mit der neuen Epoche vom Lager der bürgerlichen Weltrevolution ins Lager der proletarischen Weltrevolution übergegangen sind. Gerade weil die Bourgeoisie mit der vollständigen Herausentwicklung des Imperialismus, die spätestens mit dem ersten Weltkrieg ihren Abschluss findet, ihren fortschrittlichen Charakter endgültig eingebüßt hat, nicht an der Befreiung, sondern der Aufrechterhaltung der imperialistischen Herrschaft Interesse hat wie es Lenin hervorhob [7], wird die Aufgabe der nationalen Befreiung zu einer Aufgabe des Proletariats, das nun, um sich selbst zu befreien, diese Aufgabe auf seine Schultern nimmt.
Wo in den vergangenen 30 Jahren (den Zeitraum den die MLPD annimmt in dem 14 neuimperialistische Länder vom Himmel geplumst sind) eine siegreiche demokratische Revolution unter proletarischer Führung in Südkorea, Indonesien, Mexiko, Brasilien, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, usw… stattgefunden hat, das verschweigt uns Stefan Engel. Statt dessen versucht er seine LeserInnen mit faulen Tricks zu betrügen. In der Türkei beispielsweise habe Mustafa Kemal Atatürk die nationale Befreiung, mit der Gründung der Türkischen Republik, nachgeholt, meint Stefan Engel [8], die die Basis für den Kapitalismus in der Türkei schuf. Ein Argument, das der türkische Kommunist und Gründer der Türkischen Kommunistische Partei/Marxistisch Leninistisch) (TKP/ML), Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, schon in den 70er Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts scharf kritisierte, und in seiner Analyse darlegte, dass Atatürk die Türkei nicht befreite, sondern mit den imperialistischen Mächten kollaborierte und das Land an sie verkauft hat. Im Gegensatz zu Stefan Engel, der den Kemalismus als revolutionär-nationalistische Stömung bezeichnet, definierte Kaypakkaya den Kemalismus als Faschismus der eine faschistische Herrschaft in der Türkei errichtete, welche die Unterdrückung der kurdischen und armenischen Nation zur Grundlage hatte. [9] Den endgültigen Beweis dafür, dass die Türkei kapitalistisch sein soll, scheint Stefan Engel in einem Zahlenspiel gefunden zu haben: „Arbeiteten Ende der 1970er Jahre über 50 Prozent der Bevölkerung in der Landwirtschaft, so waren es 2014 nur noch knapp 20 Prozent.“ [10] Herr Engel misst also den Charakter eines Landes am Prozentanteil von Bauern und Arbeitern. Wir gehen davon aus, dass die MLPD und mit ihr Stefan Engel manche Werke des Marxismus gelesen haben, und setzen vorraus, dass ihnen der Unterschied von Quantität und Qualität geläufig sein müsste. In Deutschland, Italien, Frankreich oder Österreich überwog zu der Zeit als Lenin das Werk „Der Imperialismus als höchstes Stadium des Kapitalismus“ verfasst hat, der Anteil der Bauern gegenüber den Arbeitern an der Gesamtbevölkerung, oder hatte zumindest enorm hohes Gewicht, der Logik von Stefan Engel folgend müssten diese Länder zu diesem Zeitpunkt also feudal gewesen sein, womit er sich direkt im Gegensatz zu Lenin befände. Niemand würde so einen Unfug heute ernsthaft behaupten, schuf doch die bürgerlich-demokratische Revolution politische Tatsachen die man nicht einfach so durch eine Zahlenspielerei hinweg wischen kann. Aus diesem Grund akzeptieren wir auch heute keine faule Zahlenspielerei von Stefan Engel, und wir kommen auch nicht zu dem Standpunkt, dass sich durch eine einseitige zu- oder abnahme von Quantität die Qualität, also der Charakter eines Landes, ändern könnte.
Neben der Türkei sticht in der „Analyse“ von Stefan Engel besonders Indien heraus, das als neuimperialistisch definiert wird. „Zu Beginn seiner staatlichen Unabhängigkeit von Großbritannien 1947 entwickelte Indien als rohstoff- und Bevölkerungsreiches Land eine relativ allseiteige Basis der Industrialisierung und Produktion von Investitionsgütern.“ [11] Und weiter: „Mit der „Grünen Revolution“ wurde eine kapitalistische Industrialisierung der Landwirtschaft eingeleitet“ [12] Dieser Behauptung von Stefan Engel wollen wir die Analyse der Kommunistischen Partei Indiens (maoistisch), gegenüberstellen, die nicht auf einem deutschen Schreibtisch entstand (womöglich einer aus starkem Eichenholz?), sondern im langandauernden Prozess herausentwickelt wurde, einem Volkskrieg der sich in den letzten 50 Jahren zur größten Revolution die es heute weltweit gibt, entwickelte.
Der Generalsekretär der Partei, Ganapathi, legte die Linie der Partei dar: „Seit dem 15. August 1947 (der indische Unabhängigkeitserklärung, d.Ü.) gab es noch nie eine solche Zusammenarbeit der indischen Wirtschaft, Verteidigung, inneren Sicherheit, Politik, Kultur und des gesamten Staates mit den Imperialisten, insbesondere mit den US-Imperialisten.“ [13] Die „Unabhängigkeit“ Indiens hat nach Ansicht der KPI (Maoistisch) nicht zu einer verstärkten eigenständigen Entwicklung der indischen Wirtschaft geführt, sondern im Gegenteil die imperialistische Durchdringung vertieft. Dass die sogenannte „Grüne Revolution“ die kapitalistische Industrialisierung der Landwirtschaft vorangetrieben hätte, wie Stefan Engel hervorhebt, ist eine offen pro-imperialistische Position die nicht einmal von kleinbürgerlichen „Globalisierungskritikern“ wie Jean Ziegler geteilt wird, hat sie doch hauptsächlich den feudalen Großgrundbesitz sowie die imperialistischen Monopole gestärkt, und den Ruin hunderttausender Kleinbauern in Indien zu verantworten.
Wir fassen also zusammen. Mit der Epoche des Imperialismus und der proletarischen Revolution ist die Bourgeoisie unfähig dazu geworden die Aufgabe der nationalen Befreiung, als Voraussetzung einer kapitalistischen, und weitergehend imperialistischen Entwicklung, zu übernehmen. Das Proletariat ist die einzige Klasse die heute dazu imstande ist den Befreiungkampf der unterdrückten Nationen konsequent zu führen. Lenin stellt klar fest: Der Imperialismus ist Reaktion auf ganzer Linie, es gibt keine vorwärtsgerichtete qualitative Entwicklung die von ihm ausgeht. Ist der MLPD diese wesentliche Lehre Lenins entgangen? Oder steht die MLPD heute so weit auf bürgerlichem Boden, dass ihr die Analyse der marxistischen Klassiker mittlerweile nur mehr als Lippenbekenntnisse dienen? Allzu unkritisch arbeitet sich Stefan Engel an den bürgerlichen Statistiken ab, die zu zeigen versuchen, dass der Imperialismus wie durch Zauberhand seine früheren Kolonien und Halbkolonien auf „seine Stufe emporhebt“, dass der Imperialismus also qualitative Entwicklung hervorbringt. Der Schlüssel dazu, so meint Stefan Engel, ist der Kapitalexport.
Der Kapitalexport
Sehen wir uns als erstes die Interpretationen der MLPD an.
„Mit der Ausbreitung der kapitalistischen Produktionsweise entwickelten sich in den neokolonial abhängigen Ländern unaufhaltsam eine nationale Bourgeoisie und das Industrieproltariat. Mithilfe von Krediten der imperialistischen Länder, des Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) oder der Weltbank baute die einheimische Bourgeoisie zahlreiche industrielle Fertigungsstätten auf.“ [14]
„Die Flutung der neuimperialistischen Länder mit Kapital beschleunigte dort zugleich unbeabsichtigt die Herausbildung neuer imperialistischer Konkurrenten.“ [15]
„Von 2007-2014 verdreifachte sich der Anteil der neuimperialistischen Länder am weltweiten Kapitalexport von 10,2 auf 30,0 Prozent.“ [16]
Dass Stefan Engel hier noch das Wort „unbeabsichtigt“ hinzufügt ist wohl der Gipfel der Sophisterei, die die gesamte Methodik seiner „neuen Theorie“ bestimmt. Um ja nicht in die Verlegenheit zu geraten erklären zu müssen, dass der Imperialismus und die Bourgeoisie heute planmäßig und bewusst Fortschritt verbreitet, und sich damit über die dem Imperialismus innewohnende Anarchie der Produktion hinweggesetzt hätte, ist man mit dieser kleinen Einfügung schon aus dem Schneider (Wenn es nur so einfach wäre!). Marxistisch gesinnte LeserInnen kann jedoch auch diese kleine „Einfügung“ nicht darüber hinwegtäuschen, was die eigenliche These der MLPD dahinter ist, und zwar, dass der Imperialismus Fortschrittspotenzial in sich trägt. „Jeder kann zum Imperialisten werden“ ist das Motto der MLPD, umso dichter und tiefer das imperialistische Kapital in die Kolonie eindringt umso besser, denn umso mehr Chancen hat die Kolonie selbst zum Imperialisten zu werden, und das ganz ohne demokratische Revolution. Wie praktisch. So weit von der MLPD.
Lenin analysierte: „Der Imperialismus ist der Kapitalismus auf jener Entwicklungsstufe, wo die Herrschaft der Monopole und des Finanzkapitals sich herausgebildet, der Kapitalexport hervorragende Bedeutung gewonnen, die Aufteilung der Welt durch die internationalen Trusts begonnen hat und die Aufteilung des gesamten Territoriums der Erde durch die größten kapitalistischen Länder abgeschlossen ist.“ [17]
Voranstellend wollen wir festhalten, dass es Schwachsinn ist Lenins These dahingehend zu verdrehen als dass jedes Land, das in irgend einer Weise Kapital exportiert als Imperialismus bezeichnet wird, dieser Hirngeburt nachgehend wird es schwierig überhaupt ein „nichtimperialistisches“ Land ausfindig zu machen. Lenin stellt hervor, dass der Kapitalexport „hervorragende Bedeutung“ gewonnen hat, das heißt die Hauptseite bildet, was gerade den parasitären Charakter des Imperialismus hervorhebt. Indien beispielsweise exportiert Kapital nach Bangladesch, Nepal, Sudan, usw. doch bildet die Hauptseite der Export von Waren in die imperialistischen Länder, wie es auch bürgerliche Statistiken belegen. Noch klarer wird dieses Beispiel wenn wir uns vor Augen führen welche Waren exportiert werden, denn auch imperialistische Länder exportieren nicht nur Kapital sonderen ebenso Waren, eine Tatsache die gerade in Deutschland hinreichend bekannt sein sollte. Die Waren aus den imperialistischen Ländern tragen einen besonderen Charakter, denn hierbei handelt es sich wesentlich um Produktionsmittel die exportiert werden, ein großer Unterschied zum Export von Rohstoffen, Lebensmitteln, Textilien usw. Um die Frage des Kapitalexportes zu entwirren scheint es uns als notwendig, erstens den Unterschied von Expansionismus und Imperialismus zu klären und zweitens die Frage  aufzuwerfen in wessen Händen das Kapital akkumuliert (angehäuft) wird. Zum Punkt eins: Karl Marx definiert das Kapital als aus seinem Wesen heraus immer zur Expansion drängend. Auf diese Definition gestützt gehen wir davon aus, dass es kein Kapital geben kann das nicht zur Expansion drängt, nicht in den imperialistischen Ländern und auch nicht in den unterdrückten Ländern.  Wer jedoch Expansionismus und Imperialismus gleichsetzt, wird zweifelsohne das Wesen des Imperialismus verwischen und nicht imstande sein die Lehren Lenins über den Imperialismus richtig anzuwenden. Beispielsweise wohnte der Drang zur Expansion auch dem Kapital in der vergangenen Epoche des Kapitalismus der freien Konkurrenz inne, und das nicht in geringem Maße, wenn wir uns beispielsweise Italien, Frankreich oder Spanien ansehen, was jedoch Karl Marx nicht dazu veranlasste von der Durchsetzung des Imperialismus zu fantasieren. Zum Punkt zwei: Das Kapital das von den unterdrückten Ländern aus exportiert wird, kann zu einem großen Teil als „Durchlaufkapital“ bezeichnet werden, also als imperialistisches, ausländisches Kapital das nur einen Umweg über ein weiteres Land geht. Als Beispiel wenden wir uns abermals Indien zu. Der deutsche Zementkonzern HeidelbergCement erhöhte im Jahr 2006 seinen Anteil am indischen Zementmahlwerk Indorama, das in den Jahren darauf zu einem der größten Zementproduzenten Indiens geworden ist, auf über 50%, wurde also Haupteigentümer von Indorama. Dem Namen nach ist es jedoch immer noch ein traditionelles indisches Unternehmen. Indorama als einer der größten Zementhersteller weltweit exportiert nicht nur seine Waren in verschiedene Teile der Welt, es exportiert auch Kapital innerhalb Asiens, nach Afrika und Lateinamerika. Das Kapital das exportiert wird ist jedoch deutsches Monopolkapital und die Gewinne von Indorama fallen zum Großteil an seine deutschen Eigentümer ab. Es gibt unzählige Beispiele wie Indorama, die darauf hindeuten, dass der „indische Kapitalexport“ in Wirklichkeit US-amerikanischer, britischer oder deutscher Kapitalexport ist, der die „Zwischenstation“ Indien durchläuft. Wenn wir uns an dieser Stelle noch einmal Ganapathi zuwenden, dann sehen wir, dass die KPI (maoistisch) gerade die imperialistische Durchdringung als Hauptursache des indischen Expansionismus definiert: „Wegen dieser deutlichen Veränderung [Des verstärkten politischen, militärischen und wirtschaftlichen Einflusses des US-Imperialismus, Anm. der Verfasser] spielen die indischen Expansionisten eine entscheidende Rolle in Südasien.“ [18]
Selbst die indische Sektion der ICOR, die Kommunistische Partei Indiens (Marxistisch-Leninistisch) Roter Stern [CPI(M-L)-Red Star] erkannte teilweise den betrügerischen Charakter dieser These von Stefan Engel. Sie schreibt in ihrer öffentlichen Kritik: „Doch eine tiefere Klassenanalyse wird ergeben, dass dieses mit dem „Kapitalexport“ zusammenhängende Rätsel nur auf der Ebene der „Form“ besteht, während das Wesen die Produktionsverhältnisse sind, die durch den Prozess der Wertgewinnung bestimmt sind. Heute kann das Finanzkapital aus den abhängigen Ländern sogar Mehrwert erbeuten, ohne auf den formalen Kapitalexport zurückzugreifen. (...) Die sogenannte Vereinigung und enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen den herrschenden Klassen der imperialistischen Länder einerseits und der neokolonialen Länder andererseits, die Umstrukturierung der nationenbezogenen Produktionsbasis durch eine neue internationale Arbeitsteilung, die Digitalisierung und Finanzspekulation und die daraus resultierende verschärfte Ausplünderung der Arbeiter und der Natur, die zu verschiedenen Verwerfungen im Inland usw. führt, vertieft so in Wirklichkeit die historische Kluft zwischen den beiden, anstatt die Unterschiede zwischen ihnen auszugleichen.“ [19]
Wenngleich diese Kritik aus Indien durchaus berechtigt ist, und nur einmal mehr das Elend der MLPD beweist, muss auch sie im Gegensatz zur klaren Stellungnahme der KPI (maoistisch) als opportunistisch bezeichnet werden. Denn am Ende ihrer Stellungnahme schreiben sie: „Da sich jedoch der Imperialismus verändert, wäre es dogmatisch, die Möglichkeit der Herausbildung von neuen imperialistischen Ländern auszuschließen.“ (Ebd.) Der bürgerliche Kern der „Analyse“ der MLPD drückt sich auch in der Kritik aus, die durchaus realitätsbezogener ist, doch ebenso die Möglichkeit einer Herausbildung neuer imperialistischer Länder anerkennt und obendrein allen die diese Möglichkeit ausschließen, Dogmatismus zum Vorwurf macht.
Die These der MLPD, die nichts anderes tut als offen Position für das Finanzkapital, also den Imperialismus, zu ergreifen, der als „unbewusster“ Zerstörer des Kolonialismus erscheint, muss als bürgerlich und damit reaktionär bezeichnet werden. Diese These richtet sich vor allem gegen die Sektionen der ICOR aus den vom Imperialismus unterdrückten und ausgebeuteten Ländern, deren Kampf gegen die imperialistische Ausbeutung und Underdrückung damit gelähmt und zurückgehalten werden soll. Vor allem schuf die MLPD mit dieser These ein weiteres Einfallstor für den Chauvinismus in der ICOR. Nicht nur wird damit der weltweite Hauptwiderspruch zwischen dem Imperialismus und den unterdrückten Völkern und Nationen, und damit die Rolle der unterdrückten Nationen als Sturmzentrum der proletarischen Weltrevolution geleugnet, sondern zusammenhängend damit wird ebenso verneint, dass sich die proletarische Weltrevolution aus unterschiedlichen Typen der Revolution zusammensetzt. Der einseitige Fokus der MLPD auf die sozialistische Revolution, ihre Anstrengungen die Gültigkeit der demokratischen Revolution unter proletarischer Führung im Imperialismus zu widerlegen, richtet sich gegen den Hauptinhalt der heutigen proletarischen Weltrevolution: Die (neu)demokratische Revolution. Kein Revolutionär, kein Antiimperialist und auch kein Marxist-Leninist innerhalb der ICOR kann an so einer Führung, an solchen „neuen Thesen“ Interesse haben, wenn ihm die Entwicklung der proletarischen Weltrevolution ein ehrliches Anliegen ist.
Die Leugnung des Hauptinhaltes der proletarischen Weltrevolution und damit der Versuch der Spaltung auf internationaler Ebene, das ist das Wesen dieser „neuen“ Theorie, die nebenbei in allen möglichen unterschiedlichen Ausformungen schon von Kautsky, Chrustschow oder Lin Biao vertreten wurde. Dass diese Theorie gerade aus Deutschland kommt ist historisch gesehen nicht allzu verwunderlich, schon Lenin bezeichnete den „deutschen Chauvinismus“ als besonders opportunistische Ausprägung des Chauvinismus. Hier muss weiter hinzugefügt werden, dass wir auch in der Entstehung ideologischer Linien und Haltungen nicht an Zufälle glauben und so muss als objetive Voraussetzung vor allem die Beziehung Deutschlands zu den USA, das in seinen Bestrebungen nach Hegemonie in Europa zum US-Hauptbündnispartner auf Weltebene wurde, in Betracht gezogen werden, da die These von Stefan Engel den Versuch unternimmt die USA als Hauptfeind der Völker der Welt und weltweitem Bollwerk der Konterrevolution reinzuwaschen und eine gemeinsame Front gegen den Imperialismus verhindert. Dass die MLPD damit auch eine glänzende Hilfestellung nicht nur für die USA, sondern eben gerade für „ihren“ Imperialisten Deutschland geschaffen hat, ist eine objektive Tatsache, die nicht durch revolutionäre Phrasen verwischt werden kann.
Russland und China sind in der Epche des Imperialismus und der proletarischen Revolution im Gegensatz zu Südafrika, Indonesien, Südkorea etc. tatsächlich zu Imperialisten geworden, jedoch auf dem Weg der Restauration bzw. Instauration des Kapitalismus gegen den Sozialismus, der auf der demokratischen und sozialistischen Revolution beruhte. Besonders möchten wir hier die Volksrepublik China, die Kommunistische Partei Chinas, und ihren Vorsitzenden Mao Zedong hervorheben, die mit der Theorie der „neudemokratischen Revolution“ und des „bürokratischen Kapitalismus“ eine universell anwendbare Theorie zur endgültigen Befreiung der unterdrückten Nationen vom Imperialismus, hervorgebracht haben.
Bürokratischer Kapitalismus und Neudemokratische Revolution
Im diamentralen Gegensatz zu Stefan Engel hebt der Kommunist Mao Zedong hervor, wobei er hier auf den Lehren des Marxismus-Leninismus aufbaut, dass der Imperialismus die kapitalistische Entwicklung in China nicht vorangetrieben, sondern im Gegenteil unterbrochen und gehemmt hat. „Mit ihrem Eindringen in China verfolgen die imperialistischen Mächte keineswegs das Ziel, das feudale China in ein kapitalistisches zu verwandeln. Im Gegenteil, die imperialistischen Mächte verfolgten das Ziel, China in ihre Halbkolonie und Kolonie zu verwandeln.“ [20]
Mao Zedong schuf in der Erfahrung der chinesischen Revolution die wichtige Theorie über den bürokratischen Kapitalismus, den er als jenen Kapitalismus bezeichnet der sich nicht auf Basis einer siegreichen demokratischen Revolution, sondern auf Basis der imperialistischen Herrschaft erhebt. Der bürokratische Kapitalismus nimmt gerade die unvollendete bürgerlich-demokratische Revolution als Ausgangspunkt, weshalb er auf der Halbfeudalität aufbaut und sich dabei der Herrschaftsmethode des Kolonialismus und Halbkolonialismus bedient.
Die Kommunistische Partei Perus (KPP) analysierte auf Basis der These über den bürokratischen Kapitalismus die peruanischen Verhältnisse und hebt die besondere Bedeutung dieser These für die unterdrückten Völker und Nationen hervor:
"In Anwendung dieser Thesen definiert er den bürokratischen Kapitalismus als den Kapitalismus, den der Imperialismus in den rückständigen Ländern hervorbringt, ein Kapitalismus, der an die Feudalität gebunden ist, die historisch überholt ist, und dem Imperialismus unterworfen ist, der das letzte Stadium des Kapitalismus ist, und der nicht den Interessen der Mehrheit dient, sondern den Imperialisten, der Großbourgeoisie und den Großgrundbesitzern. (…) Ausgehend von den Thesen des Vorsitzenden Mao stellt er dar, daß dieser fünf Merkmale hat: 1) Der bürokratische Kapitalismus ist der Kapitalismus, den der Imperialismus in den rückständigen Ländern anwendet. Er umfaßt das Kapital der Großgrundbesitzer, der großen Banken und der Magnaten der Großbourgeoisie. 2) Er beutet das Proletariat, die Bauern und das Kleinbürgertum aus und schränkt die mittlere Bourgeoisie ein. 3) Er macht einen Prozeß durch, in dessen Verlauf sich der bürokratische Kapitalismus mit der Staatsmacht verbindet und zu einem staatsmonopolistischen, feudalen Kompradorenkapitalismus wird, woraus sich ableitet, daß er sich in einem ersten Moment als privates monopolistisches Großkapital entwickelt und in einer zweiten Phase, wenn er sich mit der Staatsmacht verbindet, als staatsmonopolistischer Kapitalismus. 4) Wenn er den Höhepunkt seiner Entwicklung erreicht, läßt er die Bedingungen für die Revolution reifen. 5) Die Enteignung des bürokratischen Kapitalismus ist entscheidend für den Abschluß der demokratischen Revolution und für den Übergang zur sozialistischen Revolution.“ [21]
Warum Stefan Engel in seiner „Analyse“ auf diese bedeutende Theorie des Kommunisten Mao Zedong „verzichtet“ und sich lieber auf bürgerliche Statistiken stützt ist uns ein Rätsel. Dass gerade jene Länder die von der MLPD als „neuimperialistisch“ bezeichnet werden, einen besonders stark ausgeprägten bürokratischen Kapitalismus aufweisen, die MLPD jedoch das Anwachsen des bürokratischen Kapitalismus gerade als Argument gegen die neudemokratische Revolution zu benutzen versucht, unterstreicht nur einmal mehr welchen Hilfsdienst die MLPD mit ihrer „These“ zur Verschleierung der imperialistischen Ausbeutung leistet.
Aus der Analyse der chinesischen Gesellschaft und der Widersprüche die dieser zu Grunde liegen, kommt Mao Zedong zu folgender heute universell gültigen These:
„Da die chinesische Gesellschaft immer noch eine koloniale, halbkoloniale und halbfeudale Gesellschaft ist, da die Feinde der chinesischen Revolution in der Hauptsache weiterhin der Imperialismus und die feudalen Kräfte bleiben, da die Aufgaben der chinesischen Revolution die auf den Sturz dieser beiden Hauptfeinde gerichtete nationale und demokratische Revolution sind – wobei an dieser Revolution zeitweilig auch die Bourgeoisie teilnimmt -, ist die Spitze der Revolution, selbst wenn die Großbourgeoisie die Revolution verrät und zu ihrem Feind wird, nicht gegen den Kapitalismus und das kapitalistische Privateigentum schlechthin, sondern gegen den Imperialismus und den Feudalismus gerichtet. Aus all diesen Gründen ist die chinesische Revolution im gegenwärtigen Stadium ihrem Charakter nach keine proletarisch-sozialistische, sondern eine bürgerlich-demokratische Revolution. Aber die bürgerlich-demokratische Revolution im heutigen China ist schon nicht mehr eine gewöhnliche bürgerlich-demokratische Revolution alten Typs, da solche Revolutionen bereits der Vergangenheit angehören, sondern eine besondere bürgerlich-demokratische Revolution neuen Typs. Die Revolution dieses Typs entfaltet sich jetzt in China und in allen anderen kolonialen und halbkolonialen Ländern. Wir bezeichnen sie als die neudemokratische Revolution. (…) Nur über diese Revolution kann sich die chinesische Gesellschaft zum Sozialismus weiterentwickeln; einen anderen Weg gibt es nicht.“ [22]
Diese These des Kommunisten Mao Zedong anwendend entwickelt sich seit nunmehr über 50 Jahren die größte revolutionäre Bewegung die es heute weltweit gibt, die neudemokratische Revolution in Indien, die hunderttausende Menschen umfasst und einen wichtigen Teil des indischen Landes zu befreiten Gebieten verwandelt hat. Der Volkskrieg in Indien, der durch die Kommunistische Partei Indiens (Maoistisch) geführt wird, ist eine politische Realität die nicht einfach durch „neue Thesen“ wegdiskutiert werden kann, ein Faktor den selbst die indischen Regierung als die „Größte Bedrohung für die innere Sicherheit Indiens“ eingestuft hat. In der ICOR finden jedoch gerade jene Kräfte eine gute Position die dem Weg der neudemokratischen Revolution entgegenstehen, wie der Kommunistischen Partei Indiens (marxistisch-leninistisch)-Roter Stern, die lieber den Volkskrieg kritisiert als an ihm teilzunehmen. Dass solche Kräfte eine führende Position innerhalb der ICOR haben, sollte alle ehrlichen Revolutionäre stutzig machen. Gerade die Ignoranz bis hin zur offenen Denunziation des Volkskrieges in Indien einiger Sektionen der ICOR, veranlasste beispielsweise die norwegische Organisation Tjen Folket dazu die ICOR zu verlassen. Deren berechtigte Kritik an der Zusammenarbeit mit der KPI(M-L)-Roter Stern, deren Ignoranz bezüglich der indischen Revolution besonders schwer wiegt, da sie selbst vorgeben Teil der indischen Revolution zu sein, muss in diesem Sinne als Baustein im zunehmenden Verfallsprozess der ICOR gewertet werden, deren Führung sich immer weiter zur offenen Verteidigerin der imperialistischen Ordnung und Gegnerin der neuen proletarischen Ordnung entwickelt.
Wohin führt die ICOR?
Eine internationale Koordination revolutionärer Parteien und Organisationen die von einer Partei geführt wird, die mit dieser These über die „neuimperialistischen Länder“ ihren Charakter als Verteidigerin der imperialistischen Ordnung klar darlegen, eine solche „Internationale“ wird dem internationalen Proletariat und den unterdrückten Völkern keinen Weg zur Befreiung weisen können. Im Gegenteil, es scheint uns die Annahme berechtigt, dass die Vertreter der Sektionen der ICOR der Gefahr gegenüberstehen bei einer Anerkennung dieser These selbst zu Anhängsel des Imperialismus, zu Vertretern des Opportunismus und des bürokratischen Kapitalismus zu werden. Mit diesem Artikel hoffen wir all jenen die Zweifel gegenüber der These über die „neuimperialistischen Länder“ haben, in ihrem Weg der Kritik und Selbstkritik bestärken zu können, mit dem Ziel den Opportunismus und Chauvnismus innerhalb der weltweiten revolutionären Bewegung zu entlarven und damit den Weg der proletarischen Weltrevolution beschreiten zu können.

Quellenverzeichnis:
[1] Initiatve für den Aufbau einer Revolutionär-Kommunistischen Partei, „1917-2017: Die Menschheit braucht neue Oktoberrevolutionen!“, Jänner 2017
[2] StStefan Engel, Über die Herausbildung der neuimperialistischen Länder, 2017 efan Engel, Über die Herausbildung der neuimperialistischen Länder, 2017
[3] Ebd.
[4] Lenin, Der Imperialismus als höchstes Stadium des Kapitalismus
[5] Stalin, Marxismus und nationale Frage
[6] Stalin, Der Oktoberumsturz und die nationale Frage

[7] "Das Finanzkapital will nicht Freiheit, sondern Herrschaft.“ (Hilferding, zit in Lenin, Der Imperialismus als höchstes Stadium des Kapitalismus)

[8] Vgl. Stefan Engel, Über die Herausbildung der neuimperialistischen Länder, 2017

[9] Vgl. Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, Ansichten über den Kemalismus
[10] Vgl. Stefan Engel, Über die Herausbildung der neuimperialistischen Länder, 2017
[11] Ebd.
[12] Ebd.
[13] Ganapathi, Generalsekretär der KP Indiens (Maoistisch), Interview mit Jan Myrdal und Gautam Navlakha
[14] Vgl. Stefan Engel, Über die Herausbildung der neuimperialistischen Länder, 2017
[15] Ebd.
[16] Monika Gärtner-Engel, Über die heutige Anwendung von Lenins These zur Herausbildung neuer imperialistischer Länder

[17] Lenin, Der Imperialismus als höchstes Stadium des Kapitalismus

[18] Ganapathi, Generalsekretär der KP Indiens (Maoistisch), Interview mit Jan Myrdal und Gautam Navlakha

[19] Imperialismus heute, P J James, CPI (ML) Red Star, Mai 2017

[20] Mao Zedong, Die Chinesische Revolution und die KP Chinas

[21] Kommunistische Partei Perus, Demokratische Linie
[22] Mao Zedong, Die Chinesische Revolution und die KP Chinas

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Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
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Il Consiglio di sicurezza dell’Onu in difesa dei bambini vittime di conflitti
L'Osservatore Romano
Il Consiglio di sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite ha adottato ieri sera all’unanimità una risoluzione sui bambini nei conflitti armati, una delibera che condanna tutte le violazioni del diritto internazionale che coinvolgono il reclutamento e l’uso dei minori in guerra, così come la loro uccisione, mutilazione, stupro, rapimento. In una nota si incoraggiano gli stati che non lo hanno ancora fatto a ratificare e attuare gli strumenti internazionali per la protezione dei bambini nei conflitti.
Tra i partecipanti al dibattito aperto era l’Osservatore permanente della Santa Sede presso le Nazioni Unite, arcivescovo Bernardito Auza, che ha sottolineato la necessità «di agire di fronte alle aggressioni di cui sono vittime i giovani, come il loro arruolamento a bambini soldato, lo sfruttamento sessuale, i rapimenti di massa e altri atti di violenza». Altrettanto importante è la reintegrazione dei bambini che sono stati coinvolti in passato in combattimenti tra gruppi armati, ha affermato il presule, ribadendo che sono innanzitutto vittime, anche nei casi in cui, sotto il controllo di gruppi armati, hanno commesso crimini. Bisogna infine garantire un diritto all’educazione ai bambini coinvolti in conflitti armati, ha ricordato l’Osservatore permanente della Santa Sede presso le Nazioni Unite.

Vittime della guerra sono tra l’altro i bambini in Sud Sudan. Secondo un rapporto del Fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l’infanzia (Unicef),, 2,6 dei 3,4 milioni di bambini nati dopo l’indipendenza del paese, nel 2011, hanno conosciuto solo la guerra. «Mentre il Sud Sudan compie sette anni, una guerra apparentemente senza fine continua a devastare la vita di milioni di piccoli», ha detto Henrietta H. Fore, direttore esecutivo dell’agenzia dell’Onu per l’infanzia. «Le parti in conflitto possono e devono fare di più per riportare la pace», ha aggiunto dopo una visita a Juba, Ganiyel e Bentiu.
La sanguinosa guerra civile nel paese africano è divampata nel 2013, rendendo vana la prospettiva di un futuro migliore. Sebbene dall’inizio dell’anno siano stati rilasciati 800 bambini da gruppi armati, si stima che 19.000 minori continuino a essere utilizzati come combattenti, cuochi e messaggeri e a subire abusi sessuali.
Anche i tassi di malnutrizione sono a livelli drammatici: più di un milione di bambini sono denutriti, e 300.000 rischiano di morire nei prossimi giorni.
L'Osservatore Romano, 10-11 luglio 2018

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Sulla 'Diciotti', imbarcazione della guardia costiera italiana che si è permessa di prendere a bordo in acque libiche 67 migranti salvati dal rimorchiatore italiano Vos Thalassa, si consuma il primo vero braccio di ferro in seno al governo gialloverde. Nello specifico tra il ministro dell'Interno Matteo Salvini e il titolare delle Infrastrutture, Danilo Toninelli, competente sulla guardia costiera. Ma anche tra Salvini e lo stesso premier Giuseppe Conte, tra Salvini e il vicepremier Luigi Di Maio.

Discutono al telefono da ieri sera: da prima del trasbordo delle 67 persone sulla Diciotti. Salvini è su tutte le furie. Dice no al trasbordo, indica invece la guardia costiera libica: spetta a loro. Toninelli insiste. Salvini parla anche con Conte e Di Maio. Anche a loro fa presente la sua irritazione. Non la spunta. La Vos Thalassa ha già chiesto l'aiuto della guardia costiera, mail che segnalano caos a bordo: i migranti non vogliono tornare in Libia, si ribellano, vengono presi dalla Diciotti.

Alla vigilia del vertice europeo di Innsbruck, il governo legastellato litiga sulla vita di 67 persone e fornisce versioni che non coincidono. Vediamo.

Innanzitutto, mentre scriviamo l'odissea della Diciotti non è ancora risolta. Toninelli annuncia lo sbarco in Italia "entro 15 ore", assicura che con Salvini è tutto "chiarito". Ma Salvini, dalla Calabria dove è andato a visitare la tendopoli di San Ferdinando - teatro dell'omicidio di Sacko Soumayla, il sindacalista dei migranti ucciso il 3 giugno scorso - fa sapere che per ora il Viminale non indica alcun porto per l'attracco. Andrà a finire che la Diciotti sbarcherà in Italia, assicurano fonti di governo. Ma questa storia lascia pesanti strascichi sull'esecutivo.

La giornata è ad altissima tensione. Mentre Salvini è in Calabria, Conte convoca un vertice a Palazzo Chigi con i ministri Toninelli, Moavero Milanesi (Esteri), Trenta (Difesa). Nel frattempo la Diciotti continua a vagare nel Mediterraneo, direzione nord. Dal governo tendono a sminuire le tensioni interne. Domattina prima di partire per Innsbruck, Salvini vedrà Conte: sarà l'occasione per chiarire anche la linea da tenere al vertice europeo in Austria.

Per ora, il governo conferma la stessa posizione del Consiglio europeo di fine giugno. Anzi si aspettano che il vertice informale dei ministri degli Interni in Austria sia la fase attuativa degli accordi ("su base volontaria") presi a Bruxelles. Peccato che al vertice di domani il tavolo si mostri già ribaltato, rispetto a vertice di soli 10 giorni fa.

Si discuterà sulla base della proposta austriaca. Vale a dire: centri di rimpatrio nei paesi terzi extra Ue, la posizione originaria del governo Conte. Bene, se non fosse che questa è la dimostrazione della nullità dell'intesa siglata al consiglio europeo sui centri di rimpatrio nei paesi Ue "su base volontaria", eppure salutata dal governo come una grande vittoria. Nasceva da un asse tra Conte e il presidente francese Emmanuel Macron, il quale si è rimangiato la parola subito dopo la firma dell'accordo. Ma la "base volontaria" non permette recriminazioni: tanto meno a Conte, che quindi cantò vittoria. Innsbruck proverà che a Bruxelles non c'era niente di cui esultare.

Ed eccoci punto e a capo, come al gioco dell'oca. Salvo il fatto che domani a Innsbruck Salvini punterà sulle sue alleanze, con il tedesco Horst Seehofer e con gli austriaci: un patto anti-Merkel e anti-Macron in vista delle europee dell'anno prossimo. Con tutte le contraddizioni del caso, certo.

Perchè a Seehofer, nel bilaterale in programma domani pomeriggio, il ministro italiano ribadirà il no alla richiesta tedesca di riprendere i migranti respinti dalla Germania e già registrati in Italia, i cosiddetti 'movimenti secondari'. Visto che su questo non ci sarà intesa, si punta a trovarne una sul rafforzamento delle frontiere a sud per poter dire anche in questo caso, che il vertice è stato successo.

Si vedrà. Intanto a Innsbruck Salvini dovrà incontrare anche il francese Gerard Collomb: non era il suo primo in lista, ma il ministro degli Interni di Macron ha chiesto un incontro, ci sarà dopodomani.

Intanto la Diciotti continua ad andare per mare. In attesa di un porto sicuro, italiano, visto che si tratta di guardia costiera italiana. E visto che i migranti saliti a bordo sono evidentemente già in territorio italiano, su un'imbarcazione dello Stato italiano. Tra l'altro, contraddizioni ci sono anche nel racconto sui fatti della Vos Thalassa, su cosa è successo a bordo tanto da innescare l'intervento della Diciotti. Salvini twitta le nazionalità dei migranti salvati:

E parla di "due facinorosi" a bordo: "un ghanese e un sudanese". Ma possibile che solo due 'ribelli', terrorizzati all'idea di tornare in Libia, riescano a scatenare l'inferno intorno all'equipaggio della Vos Thalassa tanto da costringere all'sos un rimorchiatore che di prassi bada alla sicurezza delle piattaforme petrolifere e dovrebbe anche essere attrezzato a gestire le emergenze? Evidentemente no, da quello che si sa dai messaggi inviati dalla Vos Thalassa. Parlano di situazione ingestibile per l'equipaggio, circondato dalla rivolta dei migranti soccorsi in acque libiche: non solo due, più di due.

Insomma, prima le ong.

Poi nel mirino leghista sono finite le missioni internazionali europee, porti chiusi anche per loro: ma su questo Salvini ha dovuto fare marcia indietro. Anche se oggi i suoi insistono: i migranti soccorsi da Sophia dal giugno 2015 sono stati tutti sbarcati in Italia, a meno di una decina arrivati via elicottero a Malta perchè in condizioni sanitarie precarie. In tutto si parla di 44.500 persone accolte dal nostro paese. Ma per rivedere le regole delle missioni, Salvini e il governo dovranno aspettare il vertice europeo di settembre. Quindi meglio cercare un'altra polemica. Eccola: la guardia costiera che si carica a bordo i migranti soccorsi dalla Vos Thalassa: porto chiuso pure per la guardia costiera italiana, pazzesco.

E' un vortice. Ma oggi il racconto della dinamica degli eventi lascia anche uno strascico di sospetti tra Salvini e i suoi alleati. I quali assicurano che con lui è tutto a posto. Fino a quando?


          Vos Thalassa, i facinorosi erano solo due      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sono due i migranti segnalati come facinorosi sulla Vos Thalassa e ora a bordo nella nave Diciotti della Guardia Costiera. Due su 66. Si tratta di un ghanese e di un sudanese. Lo ha riportato il Viminale. Il ministero ha precisato le nazionalità dei migranti a bordo: 4 dall'Algeria, 1 dal Bangladesh, 1 dal Ciad, 2 dall'Egitto, 1 dal Ghana, 10 dalla Libia, 4 dal Marocco, 1 dal Nepal, 23 dal Pakistan, 7 dalla Palestina, 12 dal Sudan, 1 dallo Yemen.

Il Viminale non ha dato l'autorizzazione all'accesso ai porti alla Vos Thalassa, una nave battente bandiera italiana, perché è "una nave privata", che ha "anticipato l'intervento della Guardia Costiera libica". I migranti sono stati trasferiti a bordo della nave Diciotti della Guardia Costiera italiana - che è dovuta intervenire, spiega, per sedare appunto una rivolta a bordo - che li porterà in Italia. Il Viminale non ha ancora dato però indicazioni sul porto d'arrivo dell'imbarcazione della Guardia Costiera.

La nave italiana Vos Thalassa "ha anticipato l'intervento della Guardia costiera libica che era già stata allertata", per cui la posizione del ministro dell'Interno Matteo Salvini, si apprende dal Viminale, è di non concedere l'autorizzazione ad avvicinarsi ai porti italiani. Il Viminale ha informato della situazione, oltre al premier Conte, anche Di Maio e Toninelli. La Vos Thalassa ha lasciato i migranti a una nave della Guardia costiera italiana, la Diciotti, "che pure era più lontana rispetto ai libici che stavano entrando in azione", fa sapere il Viminale, e sono quindi sbarcati in Italia. Il "problema politico" posto da Salvini ai colleghi di governo, fa sapere il Viminale, è il seguente: "la Guardia costiera italiana non può sostituirsi a quella libica, soprattutto se i colleghi africani sono già entrati in azione".

A confermare la rivolta sulla Vos Thalassa è stata anche la guardia costiera libica, sentita dall'agenzia di stampa Agi. "Il rimorchiatore era stato noleggiato dalla Libia per le operazioni logistiche a supporto di alcune piattaforme petrolifere a largo delle nostre coste e, con il coordinamento della Guardia costiera, è intervenuto per il salvataggio di 63 persone a bordo di un'imbarcazione di legno che stava affondando. Già in passato c'era stato questo tipo di collaborazione tra rimorchiatori e guardia costiera: i migranti sarebbero stati avvicinati alle coste libiche per essere consegnati a noi", ha spiegato l'ammiraglio Ayoub Qassem, il portavoce della Guardia costiera libica.

"I migranti hanno però minacciato l'equipaggio perché non volevano in alcun modo tornare verso la Libia", ha aggiunto. "La Guardia costiera ha inviato anche una propria motovedetta per accompagnare il rimorchiatore verso la costa ma non c'è stato nulla da fare: le persone a bordo hanno continuato a protestare e a minacciare l'equipaggio, costringendo il rimorchiatore a dirigersi verso nord", ha confermato l'ammiraglio. "Non abbiamo voluto fare nulla che potesse far degenerare ulteriormente la situazione. La nostra priorità era garantire l'incolumità dell'equipaggio e di tutte le altre persone", ha aggiunto ancora Qassem, che ora teme che questo possa essere solo il primo di una serie di episodi di "ribellione da parte dei migranti".


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MANİSA'nın Saruhanlı ilçesinin kırsal Tirkeş Mahallesi'nde 20 gündür yaşanan susuzluk, mahalle sakinlerini bezdirdi. 4 günde bir, ancak bir saat su verilebilen mahallede, vatandaşlar dere yataklarından ve tankerlere doldurdukları sularla ihtiyaçlarını karşılamaya çalışıyor.

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Saruhanlı'ya 9 kilometre mesafedeki 500 hane, bin 200 nüfuslu kırsal Tirkeş Mahallesi'ndeki 3 su kuyusundan 2'si, sıcakların da başlamasıyla kurudu. Kalan tek kuyudan ise tüm mahalleye su pompalanmaya çalışılıyor. Ancak, musluklardan 4 günde bir, ancak bir saat su akıyor. Yaklaşık 20 gündür su sıkıntısı yaşanan mahallede yaşayanlar, tankerlerle getirterek ya da derelerden taşıyarak içme ve kullanma suyu ihtiyaçlarını karşılıyor. Tirkeş Mahallesi'nde kahvehane işleten Tacettin Uçkan, su olmadığı için 20 gündür kahvehanede çay yapmakta bile zorlandığını belirtip, "Kahvehaneden geçtim, evde de su yok. Mecburen tankerle getirilen sudan alarak ihtiyacımı gidermeye çalışıyorum" dedi.

Çamaşırlarını, bulaşıklarını su olmadığı için yıkayamadığını belirten Zekiye Şamlı da, "Taşıma suyla yaşanmaz. Derelerden su taşıyoruz. Bu nereye kadar böyle devam edecek. 20 gündür çile çekiyoruz" diyerek, sıkıntılarını dile getirdi.

Tirkeş Mahallesi Muhtarı Bilal Arslan, mahallelerinin 3 su kuyusundan sadece birindeki pompadan aktif olarak su verilebildiğini belirterek, "Ancak o da mahallenin ihtiyacını karşılamaya yetmiyor. Her gün gidip, depoyu doldurarak, mahalleye su vermeye çalışıyorum. Depo 24 saatte ancak doluyor. Böylelikle az da olsa evlere su vermeye çalışıyorum. Suyu depoda biriktirip vermesem, mahalleli hiç su içemeyecek. Vatandaş gün boyu yaz günü güneşin altında tarlasında çalışıp geliyor, yıkanacak suyu yok. Bırakın yıkanmayı, içecek suyu yok. Su olmayınca hayat da yok. Mahalleli derelerden su taşıyor, tankerlerle su getiriyor. Parayla su alıp ihtiyaçlarını öyle karşılıyor. Biran önce mahallemizin su sorununun çözülmesini istiyoruz" diye konuştu.

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          Army, rebels implicated in South Sudan war crimes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE elderly, children and disabled are among hundreds of people killed in grave acts of violence documented by United Nations (UN) human rights monitors in South Sudan. The investigations established that at least 232 civilians were killed and many more injured in attacks by warring […]
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QUESTIONS have been asked in the Senedd over the death of a Sudanese man at a Newport car wash following an immigration raid.
          Man who died in car wash raid is named as appeal for witnesses is launched      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
POLICE investigators have appealed for any witnesses to events surrounding the death of a 23-year-old Sudanese man to come forward.
          SPLM-IO accuses South Sudan army of fresh attack in River Yei      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
July 10, 2018 (JUBA) – As discussions over the governance chapter are stalled in Khartoum, the main armed opposition SPLM-IO Tuesday accused the South Sudanese government army of attacking its positions in Yei River State. “This morning the 10/07/2018, over 200 regime’s soldiers went out of Morobo Town and attacked the SPLA IO base at […]
          EU condemns Djibouti and Uganda’s failure to arrest Sudan’s Bashir      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
July 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The European Union condemned two east African countries, Djibouti and Uganda, for refusing to arrest Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir, the only sitting head of state wanted by the International criminal court. President al-Bashir was in Djibouti on 5 July to attend the inauguration of a regional trade zone. Also, he […]
          South Sudan opposition calls for African Union involvement in peace talks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
July 10, 2018 (JUAB) – The SPLM Leaders (FPD) chairperson Tuesday said the Khartoum round of talks for peace in South Sudan is missing transparency and inclusivity and called for more African union involvement in the IGAD-led process. SPLM Leaders (FPD) leader and former SPLM secretary general Pagan Amum (AFP/Getty) The call comes after a […]
          Sudan, China discuss economic cooperation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
July 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s State Foreign Minister Osama Faisal has met China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bejing on the sidelines of the eighth ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF). Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of […]
          Indian company to implement electricity link between Sudan and Egypt      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
July 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – An Indian company on Tuesday has won a tender to build electricity interconnection project between Sudan and Egypt, said Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker The Egyptian minister didn’t disclose the name of the Indian company saying the concerned parties are making preparations to sign the final […]
          Former detainees: ‘Peace talks are not transparent’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Peace negotiations aimed at ending the conflict in South Sudan “are not transparent” and not inclusive, former political detainees said. Talks between the South Sudan warring parties are still ongoing in Khartoum. The opposition recently protested against a power sharing proposal presented during a closed-door meeting in Uganda. The former detainees, who also described themselves as […]
          SPLA killed hundreds of civilians in Unity -UN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The United Nations accused South Sudan’s government forces and aligned troops of killing hundreds of civilians, including children and the elderly, in deliberate and ruthless attacks in parts of Unity State. A new report issued by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) Tuesday documents acts that constitute gross violations and abuses of international human rights and […]
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Sudan’s government has unveiled a new peace plan in South Sudan, just days after the opposition rejected the Entebbe peace proposal. The Sudanese mediation held separate consultative meetings with representatives of the South Sudanese parties in Khartoum on Tuesday. The proposed power sharing agreement provides for creation of four vice presidents, with opposition leader Riek […]
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Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
          Erhebung zur Ernährungssituation im Südsudan / Studie von Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe beweist humanitäre Katastrophe in East Yirol im Südsudan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V.: Bonn (ots) - Die Bonner Hilfsorganisation "Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe" hat im Südsudan, Bezirk Yirol East im Bundesstaat Lakes, vom 2. bis 11. Juni eine Studie zur Ernährungssituation durchgeführt. Mit alarmierendem Ergebnis: 22,6 Prozent der ...
          தூக்குத் தண்டனை நிறைவேற்றப்படவுள்ள 19 பேர்      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
போதைப்பொருள் தொடர்பான பாரிய குற்றங்களில் ஈடுபட்ட குற்றச்சாட்டில் மரணதண்டனை விதிக்கப்பட்ட 19 பேரிற்கு மரணதண்டனையை நிறைவேற்றுவதற்கு அமைச்சரவை அனுமதி வழங்கியுள்ளது.

அமைச்சரவை பேச்சாளர் அமைச்சர் ராஜித சேனாரட்ண இதனை தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

தொடர்ச்சியாக போதைப்பொருள் தொடர்பான பாரிய குற்றங்களில் ஈடுபட்ட 19 பேரிற்கு மரணதண்டணையை நிறைவேற்றுவதற்கு அமைச்சரவை அங்கீகாரம் வழங்கியுள்ளது என அமைச்சர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

19 பேரும் இனம்காணப்பட்டுள்ளனர்,அவர்களிற்கு மரணதண்டனையை நிறைவேற்றுவது குறித்த ஆவணத்தில் ஜனாதிபதி கைச்சாத்திடவுள்ளார் எனவும் அமைச்சர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

போதைப்பொருள் தொடர்பான குற்றங்கள் அதிகரிப்பதை கட்டுப்படுத்துவதற்காக மரணதண்டனையை நிறைவேற்றவேண்டிய தேவையுள்ளது என அமைச்சர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

தெரிவுசெய்யப்பட்ட சில குற்றவாளிகளிற்கு மரணதண்டனையை நிறைவேற்றுவதற்காக இலங்கையை சர்வதேச மனித உரிமை அமைப்புகள் கண்டிக்கப்போவதில்லை எனவும் அமைச்சர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

          Two injured in brawl during wrestling match in Jonglei      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
At least two people sustained gunshot wounds in a brawl during a wrestling match in Twic South County of South Sudan’s Jonglei state on Tuesday, in total defiance of an order banning wrestling in the state, a local official said. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday, Daniel Deng, Twic Centre County commissioner said the incident […]
          Vor 2.000 Jahren löschte eine Katastrophe Ägyptens Zivilisation aus — jetzt könnte sie erneut stattfinden      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Pyramiden von Gizeh

Dass Kleopatras Selbstmord den Untergang des altes Ägyptens ausgelöst hat, ist nur eine Legende. Der wahre Grund für den Niedergang der großen Volksmacht ist viel dramatischer als eine politische Zankerei. 

Nun konnten Wissenschaftler erstmals den Dominoeffekt von dem damaligen sozialen Aufruhr über den verheerenden Klimawandel bis zum Ausbruch eines Vulkans zurückverfolgen.

Ein Team von Historikern hat einen Zusammenhang zwischen vulkanischen Aktivitäten und dem Wasserstand des Nils entdeckt. Die Forscher glauben, dass der Fluss eine zentrale Rolle beim Untergang der Kultur gespielt haben könnte.

Klimawandel und soziale Unruhen gehen oftmals Hand in Hand. Es kommt zu einschneidenden Veränderungen in Politik und Wirtschaft, die gesamte Zivilisationen auslöschen können. Der Gedanke war also naheliegend, dass dies auch im Fall von Ägypten so geschehen sein könnte. 

Ein Vulkanausbruch hat den Wasserstand des Nils sinken lassen

„Deshalb sind die Aufzeichnungen klimatischer Veränderungen so wichtig“, schreibt Joseph Manning, einer der Autoren der Studie, von der Yale University. „Zum ersten Mal erkennen wir eine dynamische Gesellschaft im damaligen Ägypten, und haben nicht nur eine starre Beschreibung von ein paar chronologisch geordneten Texten.“

Die Forscher bezogen sich auf frühere Studien, die Daten von Vulkanausbrüchen der vergangenen 2.500 Jahre zusammengetragen hatten. Vulkane müssen ihre Lava nicht direkt in euren Vorgarten speien, um zum Problem zu werden. Asche und Schwefelpartikel können sehr weit durch die Luft geschleudert werden und Sonnenlicht reflektieren. Das kann auch in weit entfernten Teilen der Erde die Temperatur und den Regenfall beeinflussen.

Um festzulegen, wie Ägyptens Wetter damals durch Vulkanausbrüche beeinflusst worden sein könnte, nahmen die Wissenschaftler den Nilometer von Roda zur Hilfe. Der Wasserstandsmesser steht auf der Südspitze der Insel Roda in Kairo und zeichnet bereits seit dem 7. Jahrhundert die Wässerstände des Nils auf. So konnten die Wissenschaftler die hohen Wasserstände und Fluten mit Vulkanausbrüchen auf der ganzen Erde abgleichen und schließlich anhand historischer Schriftstücke Rückschlüsse auf die damalige Zeit ziehen.

Der Nil war das Zentrum des damaligen Lebens

Am Ende erhielt das Team ein vollständiges Bild der Nilverhältnisse während der Zeit des alten Ägyptens. Es stimmt überein mit den tektonischen Aktivitäten der Erde.

„War der Wasserstand des Nils normal, dann gehörte das Niltal zu den landwirtschaftlich produktivsten Orten der damaligen Welt“, schreibt Klimahistoriker Francis Lodlow vom Trinity College in Dublin. „Doch der Fluss war sehr anfällig für instabile Wasserstände.“

Heute ist der Nil als der längste Fluss der Welt berühmt, doch damals war er das Zentrum für praktisch alles. Jeden Sommer hat ein Monsun den Fluss gefüllt, der Wasservorräte lieferte und fruchtbaren Schlick angespült hat. Ohne dieses jährliche Ereignis wäre Ägyptens Landwirtschaft ins Straucheln geraten, Nahrung wäre knapp geworden, der Handel hätte gelitten. 

Historische Aufzeichnungen belegen, dass es eine solche Periode tatsächlich gegeben hat — nach dem Tod von Alexander dem Großen, 232 vor Christus. Dann, unter der Herrschaft von Königin Kleopatra, ereignete sich ein Vulkanausbruch auf der anderen Seite des Erdballs. Dadurch gelangte so viel Asche und heißes Gas in die Atmosphäre, dass der Monsun ausblieb und eine Hungerkatastrophe auslöste. 

Ein Vulkanausbruch kann eine weltweite Katastrophe auslösen

Zu dieser Zeit herrschten Unruhen, das Römische Reich nahm weite Teile Europas ein. Kleopatras Herrschaft litt zusätzlich unter einer massiven Nahrungsknappheit und Plagen, die sich in den Städten ausbreiteten. Dieser soziale Zusammenbruch spielte Rom in die Karten, nachdem Kleopatra dann 30 vor Christus unter bis heute nicht geklärten Umständen starb.

Wissenschaftler glauben nicht, dass wir in diesem Jahrhundert einen Vulkanausbruch erleben werden. „Doch das könnte sich sehr schnell ändern“, sagte Manning. „Wir müssen genauer untersuchen, welche Auswirkungen das heute hätte. Vor allem auch darauf, wie das Wasser des Nils zwischen Äthiopien, dem Sudan und Ägypten aufgeteilt wird.“

Lest auch: „Supervulkan könnte früher ausbrechen als befürchtet — die Nasa arbeitet an einem 3 Milliarden teuren Rettungsplan“

Die Studie zeigt, wie verheerend die Auswirkungen eines Vulkanausbruchs sein können. Vor allem mit Blick auf den Vulkan im Yellowstone Nationalpark, der früher ausbrechen könnte als zunächst angenommen, stellen sich Forscher nun die Frage, wie eine weltweite Katastrophe verhindert werden kann. 

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          Yaz sıcağında susuz kaldılar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Manisa'nın Saruhanlı ilçesinin kırsal Tirkeş Mahallesi'nde 20 gündür yaşanan susuzluk, mahalle sakinlerini bezdirdi. 4 günde bir, ancak bir saat su verilebilen mahallede, vatandaşlar dere yataklarından ve tankerlere doldurdukları sularla ihtiyaçlarını karşılamaya çalışıyor.

Saruhanlı'ya 9 kilometre mesafedeki 500 hane, bin 200 nüfuslu kırsal Tirkeş Mahallesi'ndeki 3 su kuyusundan 2'si, sıcakların da başlamasıyla kurudu. Kalan tek kuyudan ise tüm mahalleye su pompalanmaya çalışılıyor. Ancak, musluklardan 4 günde bir, ancak bir saat su akıyor. Yaklaşık 20 gündür su sıkıntısı yaşanan mahallede yaşayanlar, tankerlerle getirterek ya da derelerden taşıyarak içme ve kullanma suyu ihtiyaçlarını karşılıyor. Tirkeş Mahallesi'nde kahvehane işleten Tacettin Uçkan, su olmadığı için 20 gündür kahvehanede çay yapmakta bile zorlandığını belirtip, "Kahvehaneden geçtim, evde de su yok. Mecburen tankerle getirilen sudan alarak ihtiyacımı gidermeye çalışıyorum" dedi.

Çamaşırlarını, bulaşıklarını su olmadığı için yıkayamadığını belirten Zekiye Şamlı da, "Taşıma suyla yaşanmaz. Derelerden su taşıyoruz. Bu nereye kadar böyle devam edecek. 20 gündür çile çekiyoruz" diyerek, sıkıntılarını dile getirdi.

Tirkeş Mahallesi Muhtarı Bilal Arslan, mahallelerinin 3 su kuyusundan sadece birindeki pompadan aktif olarak su verilebildiğini belirterek, "Ancak o da mahallenin ihtiyacını karşılamaya yetmiyor. Her gün gidip, depoyu doldurarak, mahalleye su vermeye çalışıyorum. Depo 24 saatte ancak doluyor. Böylelikle az da olsa evlere su vermeye çalışıyorum. Suyu depoda biriktirip vermesem, mahalleli hiç su içemeyecek. Vatandaş gün boyu yaz günü güneşin altında tarlasında çalışıp geliyor, yıkanacak suyu yok. Bırakın yıkanmayı, içecek suyu yok. Su olmayınca hayat da yok. Mahalleli derelerden su taşıyor, tankerlerle su getiriyor. Parayla su alıp ihtiyaçlarını öyle karşılıyor. Biran önce mahallemizin su sorununun çözülmesini istiyoruz" diye konuştu.

 

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          Uganda: Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update, June 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda

During the month of June 2018, 8,729 persons from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and other countries, arrived in Uganda—the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.

Refugees from South Sudan report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report inter-ethnic clashes and fears related to the upcoming elections.

Burundians indicate several reasons for leaving their country, related to security concerns and fears around the referendum in Burundi.

Operational Highlights:

A peace agreement was signed in Khartoum, on 27 June, between the government of South Sudan and the opposition leader Riek Machar, which includes a permanent ceasefire, building a national army, improvement of infrastructure and security of the oil fields. The ceasefire is however being threatened by reports of renewed armed hostilities between the two groups, with each reportedly accusing the other of violating the agreement.

UNHCR and partners commemorated World Refugee Day (WRD) in all refugee hosting locations in Uganda. The national celebrations were held in Nakivale, on 20 June, as the settlement was also celebrating 60 years of hosting refugees in Uganda.
The occasion was presided over by the Minister for Disaster Preparedness, Hon.
Hillary Onek. During the occasion, UNHCR handed over 02 vehicles to Isingiro and Kyegegwa Districts to support the capacity of refugee hosting districts as part of CRRF. WRD events in all locations attracted a wide array of representation of government, including district officials and LCs, UN agencies, foreign missions, who joined refugees in the celebrations.

On 17 June a quarrel between refugees in Tika Zone, Rhino camp escalated into an ethnic fight between refugees of Dinka and Nuer communities, claiming the lives of four refugees. The incident caused displacement of families from the village to nearby location. Following the incident and after the fruitless reconciliatory effort by police,
OPM, UNHCR and partners, it was agreed to separate the two communities. 3,390 Nuer refugees were relocated to Omugo zone while Dinka refugees were moved back to Tika village. Following the incident, the UNHCR Representative in Uganda has called on partners to prioritize labour-intensive initiatives to create employment for youth in refugee settlements and adjacent host communities. He characterized failure to attend to the needs of refugee youth as a time bomb, noting that recourse to anti-social behaviour is in large measure the product of lack of opportunities to engage in productive activities.


          World: Energy for Crisis Recovery: Solar Solutions for Crisis-Affected Communities in the Arab Region      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: UN Development Programme
Country: Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World, Yemen

I. Introduction: The energy challenge in crisis contexts

Sustainable energy is a critical element for achieving goals of immediate recovery and longer-term resilience in fragile and crisis contexts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Arab region, where countries have experienced an expansion of conflict, drought and an unprecedented level of displacement. The ability of communities to cope with and rapidly recover from crisis hinges in many ways on their ability to regain sustainable access to energy.

Energy fuels communities access to water, to social services like health and education, to transport and communication needs, and is critical for regenerating livelihoods and local economies. But too often countries affected by crisis are unable to bring back online the type of energy systems needed for an effective recovery. In such contexts, decentralized energy solutions are now receiving greater attention, as a way of meeting the needs of affected communities and setting the foundations for resilience.

As countries seek new bridges between humanitarian and development interventions, and new resilience-based approaches to crisis recovery, the role of sustainable energy solutions has come into greater focus. Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) on energy calls on countries to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” Among those most in need are the record numbers of individuals globally and in the Arab region affected by conflicts, droughts and disasters. Many countries suffering the impacts of crisis are also energy poor, relying heavily on energy imports for economic and social needs. In these contexts, expanding sustainable energy solutions is seen not as an end in itself, but as an enabler on the road from fragility to resilience. This is particularly important in the protracted situations of conflict and displacement faced in the Arab region.

Globally, the number of people forcibly displaced by conflicts and disasters has reached record levels. The world now has a record 65.3 million forcibly displaced persons, including over 21 million refugees crossing borders, and over 40 million internal displacements within countries. In 2016 alone, there were 31.1 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and disasters globally, of which 24.2 million were internally displaced by disasters and 6.9 million by conflicts. In the past eight years, the world has recorded more than 203 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) around the world, an unprecedented increase.

To make matters worse, the vast majority of refugees and IDPs are hosted in developing countries which already face strained levels of energy security. Constraints often exist to extending energy access to displaced communities, either owing to ongoing conflicts and destruction of power grid infrastructure, or from lack of fiscal space and limited ability to expand already-stretched energy supplies. In such communities, expanding use of decentralized energy solutions is important not only for short-term needs, but from a longer-term development perspective as it helps reduce pressures on host communities and fiscal pressures on the State.

Across the Arab region, a lack of access to energy is hindering the ability of crisisaffected communities to earn a living, access food and water, or access health and education services, and is an important obstacle to recovering from crisis. As further elaborated below, in many countries in the region, expanding access to solar solutions has emerged as one potential enabler of resilience building for affected communities. The ability to scale-up sustainable energy solutions in crisis contexts is in many ways a litmus test for the aspired goal of bridging the humanitarian-development divide and crafting ‘resilient recovery’ solutions – priorities that have come into strong focus in recent years in global and regional fora.

The SDGs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development call for more integrated and resilience-based approaches to development. Energy is a key factor in helping individuals, households, communities, society and the State bounce back effectively from crisis and shocks, ensuring that crises do not lead to a downturn in human development indicators, while also helping communities transition to long-term resilient pathways.


          Un bambino su quattro è vittima di conflitti e disastri naturali       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In un rapporto presentato dalle Nazioni Unite emerge che 357 milioni di minori sono coinvolti in guerre sanguinose. La situazione peggiore in Yemen, Mali e Sud Sudan. Unicef: situazione “ben oltre l’immaginazione”. Risoluzione approvata all’unanimità considera i bambini soldato come prime vittime. Ed evidenzia le diverse esigenze di trattamento fra maschi e femmine. Nel 2017, oltre 21mila casi di violazioni. 


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The ANC Commends Eritrea and Ethiopia on the Watershed Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship Between States
10 July 2018

The African National Congress commends and congratulates His Excellencies, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. AbiyAhmed Ali on the successful conclusion of the Asmara Summit's watershed "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia", which was signed on Monday, July 9 2018.

The ANC concurs with the Asmara Joint Declaration that over the past twenty years some forces have denied the opportunity to build a bright future based on common heritage for their peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia. We stand ready assist our sister countries in making up for lost opportunities and creating an even bigger golden opportunities including, where required, to facilitate intimate political, economic, social, cultural and security cooperation that serves and advances the vital interests of the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia.

We are elated that transport, trade and communications links between the two sister countries will resume and that diplomatic ties and activities will restart in earnest. We note with joy, the announcement by Ethiopian Airlines that regular flights between Addis Ababa and Asmara will begin next week and that direct telephone calls between the two capitals are now operational.

We note the positive implications of this emerging regional Ethiopian-Eritrea partnership will have, in advancing the challenging road ahead to regional peace, development and cooperation, most notably in South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia. The ANC looks forward to successful implementation of the provisions of the 2000 Algiers Agreement and the 2002 Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Commission's final and binding decision. 

The ANC also warmly compliments the decisive Ethiopian Prime Minister's formal request to the UN Secretary-General for the lifting of the US-led, UN Sanctions on Eritrea. We are certain that victory belongs to the masses.

Viva the leadership and peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia!

Amandla!!

ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

Enquiries:

Pule Mabe
National Spokesperson
071 623 4975

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East African Bloc Lauds China-built Free Trade Zone in Djibouti 
 ADDIS ABABA. — The Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has lauded the China-built International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) in Djibouti.

The Horn of Africa nation last Thursday inaugurated the DIFTZ at an august ceremony in Djibouti.
“This is a clear demonstration of regional economic integration that the member states have been working towards,” IGAD said in a statement yesterday.

The $370 million project consists of three functional blocks located close to all of Djibouti’s major ports, and the pilot zone will have four industrial clusters, focusing on trade and logistics, export processing and business support.

Estimated to handle over $7 billion worth of trade in the next two years, the Free Trade Zone will house manufacturing, warehouse facilities, an export processing area and service centers that will create over 15,000 job opportunities, IGAD has noted in the statement.

President Ismael Omar Guelleh of Djibouti stated during the launch that the Free Trade Zone is a place of hope for thousands of young job seekers.

The importance of this Free Trade Zone extends beyond the IGAD region to the rest of the African continent, as was well articulated by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, who noted that it will not only serve Djibouti but wider regions of the continent.

This was also echoed by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and chair of IGAD, Abiy Ahmed; the President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed; the President of Sudan, Omar Al Bashir, and the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, who have graced the launching ceremony.

Speaking during the inaugural ceremony, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia expressed his country’s support to Djibouti in efforts to speed up regional economic integration.

“The IGAD Secretariat is proud of this important milestone in regional integration and associates with it as it contributes towards the realization of the aspirations of the ongoing discussions on the IGAD free movement protocol and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA),” said the East African bloc.

– Xinhua

          LIBERMAN VOWS STRONG RESPONSE IF SYRIAN MILITARY ENTERS GOLAN DMZ.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Israel shutters Gaza crossings to pressure Hamas over border violence-Netanyahu says move to be coupled with other unspecified measures, as government comes under criticism for failing to tackle scourge of blazes caused by kites and balloons-By Raoul Wootliff and Judah Ari Gross-TOI-JUL 10,18

Amid criticism over his government’s response to ongoing violence on the Gaza border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that Israel will close the Kerem Shalom border crossing that serves as the main entry point for commercial goods and humanitarian aid into the coastal enclave.“We will double our efforts against Hamas,” Netanyahu told his Likud faction meeting in the Knesset to the applause of party activists.The prime minister said that the Kerem Shalom closure will be coupled with “other measures that I won’t go into.”Speaking at his own Yisrael Beytenu party’s faction meeting, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that he had instructed the IDF “to take a number of steps” to respond to “Hamas provocations” on the border.“They will start to understand that it doesn’t work in just one direction,” he said.“We are not looking for a confrontation or for a military venture but in the way Hamas operates, the [situation] deteriorates and [Hamas] is liable to pay the full price, a much heavier price than Operation Protective Edge,” Liberman added, referring to the 2014 war with the terror organization.On Sunday it was reported that Hamas had begun returning its security forces to the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, the first time the terror organization has done so since the start of deadly clashes in late March.Over the past three months, weekly clashes have taken place on the Gaza border, with Israel accusing Hamas of using the demonstrations as cover to carry out attacks and attempt to breach the security fence. The “March of Return” protests have also seen Palestinians fly airborne incendiary devices toward Israeli territory, sparking hundreds of fires in southern Israel and causing millions of shekels in estimated damages.Immediately after Netanyahu spoke, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed that Kerem Shalom wold be closed to all commercial goods into and out of the Gaza Strip.The army said humanitarian aid, notably food and medicine, would still be allowed into Gaza, but would require special permission from the military liaison to the Palestinians, Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon.According to IDF, the idea of closing Kerem Shalom was proposed by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and was approved by Netanyahu and Liberman.The military said the closure would continue so long as Palestinians persist in launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israel.“In light of this situation in which the Hamas terror group is taking advantage of the residents of the Strip and launching incendiary and explosive kites and balloons at the communities in the Gaza periphery… these steps are being taken,” the army said.“If this phenomenon continues, these steps will continue and even get worse,” the IDF added.The only cargo crossing between Gaza and Israel has been subject to a strict blockade by both Israel and Egypt for the past 11 years, meant to prevent terrorist groups from bringing weapons into the Strip.The crossing has been closed a number of times in the past three months after sustaining damage from fires set by Palestinian protesters.Rioters first attacked the crossing on May 4. They broke through the gates and, apparently believing they were in Israeli territory, set fire to the fuel lines, according to Israeli officials. In actuality, they were on the Palestinian side of the crossing.A week later, following a violent demonstration along the border, vandals entered Kerem Shalom and significantly damaged the fuel terminal, as well as a conveyor belt used to bring raw construction materials into Gaza and two other belts used to transport animal feed.In addition to closing the crossing, the army said it was prematurely ending the temporary extension to the permitted Gaza fishing zone, which had allowed fisherman to sail up to nine miles from the coast in order to take advantage of the summer fishing season.“The fishing zone will return to a range of six miles,” the army said.The Israeli military accused the Hamas terrorist group of encouraging Palestinians to launch incendiary kites and balloons from Gaza into Israel.“The Hamas terrorist group is response for everything done in the Gaza Strip and for all the consequences of it. Hamas is dragging the residents of the Strip into the abyss,” the army said. “The IDF will continue to act as necessary to preserve the security interests of the State of Israel.Netanyahu’s announcement came after opposition leaders slammed him for what they described as a lackluster response to the border violence and kite fires.Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid told reporters earlier Monday that the prime minister wasn’t doing enough to counter airborne arson attacks.“The prime minister has a new reason why he is doing nothing in Gaza — because he is waiting for the Americans,” Lapid said at his party’s weekly faction meeting in the Knesset.“For four years he has done nothing regarding Gaza,” he continued. “He knew, we all knew that there would be a new round of violence, but he did nothing. And now the round of violence has come. Our fields are being burned.“The army needs to be given a bigger toolbox to deal with this,” Lapid said.He claimed that Netanyahu is waiting for the Trump administration to present its peace plan and has therefore not acted to stem the arson attacks from Gaza.“One who care about security does not wait for the Americans,” Lapid charged. “He acts on his own. We cannot allow them to decide for us. We need to present our own plan.”Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay told his faction meeting that in the four years that have passed since Operation Defensive Edge, Netanyahu has “failed to provide security to the people of Israel.”Speaking a day after the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gabbay said that the government’s efforts regarding Gaza since then have amounted to “nada and nothing.”“It’s clear that Netanyahu is no longer Mr. Security,” he said, referring to a nickname given to the prime minister. “Mr Security would have used the opportunity presented after the war to create a plan, to bring security, to provide us with some forward thinking. Instead: Nothing.”Gabbay also said that the fact that Netanyahu has only visited the Gaza border communities once since the recent outbreak of violence proves that he has lost touch with the needs of residents of the area.“Only someone who doesn’t see his citizens can allow himself not to care for them,” he said.

Gazans say closing crossing a ‘crime against humanity,’ vow response-After Israel announces move in response to border violence, Hamas demands international community step in, Islamic Jihad calls move 'declaration of war,'-By Adam Rasgon and TOI staff-JUL 10,18

The Hamas terror organization called Israel’s decision to close the Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza a “crime against humanity” on Monday, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the move to respond to cross border violence.“Netanyahu’s approval of additional measures to intensify the siege and prevent the entry of materials and goods to Gaza is a new crime against humanity,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said.Barhoum also accused the international community of being silent on “the crime of the suffocating siege on the Gaza Strip,” and called on it to take “immediate action” to end the blockade of the Strip.Kerem Shalom, the only cargo crossing between Gaza and Israel, has been subject to a strict blockade by Israel for the past 11 years that is meant to prevent terrorist groups from bringing weapons into the Strip. Egypt also tightly controls the nearby Rafah border crossing into the Sinai.The Islamic Jihad terror group said the step was a “new declaration of war” and vowed to respond.“Once again, the government of Zionist terror announces a war on the Palestinian people by intensifying its oppressive siege that has multiplied the suffering of the Palestinian people for more than 11 years,” it said in a statement.“We are coordinating with the factions and forces to evaluate all developments, including the occupation’s most recent measures, which we are dealing with as a new declaration of war on the Palestinian people,” Islamic Jihad added.Earlier, Netanyahu said Israel will be undertaking measures to pressure Hamas, including closing Kerem Shalom, the main commercial passageway between Israel and the coastal enclave.Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he had instructed the military “to take a number of steps” to respond to “Hamas provocations” on the border.“We are not looking for a confrontation or for a military venture, but in the way Hamas operates, the [situation] deteriorates and [Hamas] is liable to pay the full price, a much heavier price than Operation Protective Edge,” Liberman added, referring to the 2014 war with the terror organization.Over the past three months, weekly clashes have taken place on the Gaza border, with Israel accusing Hamas of using the demonstrations as cover to carry out attacks and attempt to breach the security fence. The “March of Return” protests have also seen Palestinians fly airborne incendiary devices toward Israeli territory, sparking hundreds of fires in southern Israel and causing millions of shekels in estimated damages.Immediately after Netanyahu spoke, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed that Kerem Shalom would be closed to all commercial goods into and out of the Gaza Strip.The army said humanitarian aid, notably food and medicine, would still be allowed into Gaza, but would require special permission from the military liaison to the Palestinians, Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon.According to the IDF, the idea of closing Kerem Shalom was proposed by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and was approved by Netanyahu and Liberman.The military said the closure would continue as long as Palestinians persist in launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israel.The crossing has been closed a number of times in the past three months, after sustaining damage from fires set by Palestinian protesters.In addition to closing the crossing, the army said it was prematurely ending the temporary extension to the permitted Gaza fishing zone, which had allowed fisherman to sail up to nine miles from the coast in order to take advantage of the summer fishing season.Netanyahu’s announcement came after opposition leaders slammed him for what they described as a lackluster response to the border violence and kite fires.Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid told reporters earlier Monday that the prime minister was not doing enough to counter airborne arson attacks.“For four years, he has done nothing regarding Gaza,” he said. “He knew, we all knew that there would be a new round of violence, but he did nothing. And now the round of violence has come. Our fields are being burned.”He claimed that Netanyahu is waiting for the Trump administration to present its peace plan and has therefore not acted to stem the arson attacks from Gaza.Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay told his faction meeting that in the four years that have passed since the 2014 Gaza war, Netanyahu has “failed to provide security to the people of Israel.”“It’s clear that Netanyahu is no longer Mr. Security,” he said, referring to a nickname given to the prime minister. “Mr Security would have used the opportunity presented after the war to create a plan, to bring security, to provide us with some forward thinking. Instead: Nothing.”Raoul Wootliff and Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.

Israel puts Palestinian TV station on terror blacklist-Hamas says designation of al-Quds channel is itself 'terror'; Arab MKs condemn move as violating freedom of speech-By Judah Ari Gross and Alexander Fulbright-TOI-JUL 10,18

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman officially designated the al-Quds television network a terrorist organization, his office said Monday, accusing the Lebanon-based outlet of being an arm of Hamas.“According to up-to-date, reliable, cross-checked and diverse intelligence, the al-Quds station is a propaganda wing of Hamas, representing a central platform for distributing the terrorist organization’s messages,” the defense minister’s office said in a statement.The idea to declare the outlet a terrorist organization was proposed by the Shin Bet security service and the Defense Ministry’s department for fighting terrorist with economic tools, Liberman’s office said.Coinciding with the move, reporters and cameramen from the channel based in Israel, as well as employees of a local production company that works with the network, were questioned by police on Monday and told to cease operations, according to the Haaretz daily.The terror designation was slammed by Hamas an act of “terror.”“The decision on the al-Quds channel is another step of terror that joins the other violent decisions Israel has taken against the Palestinian people,” a spokesperson for the group was quoted as saying by Haaretz.In a statement, the channel accused Israel of clamping down on freedom of speech and called on the Palestinian Authority to pressure Jerusalem to rescind the move. It said it would continue to work to “expose the occupation’s crimes.”A number of Arab Israeli lawmakers also condemned the blacklisting.“There is a strong betrayal here of freedom of expression. The defense minister likely wants the media to glorify the occupation and not expose its misdeeds,” Joint (Arab) List MK Ahmad Tibi said at the Knesset.The Israeli military in recent years has shuttered a number of television and radio stations operating in the West Bank over suspected incitement and ties to terror groups.Israeli leaders have spoken out repeatedly about the threat of incitement in Palestinian media, while Palestinian television programs are cited in Shin Bet interrogations of terrorists as sources of inspiration.Adam Rasgon contributed to this report.

Liberman vows ‘strong response’ if Syrian military enters Golan DMZ-Defense chief says Israel will push for 'every tiny detail' of 1974 disengagement agreement to be upheld as Syria regime marches toward border area-By TOI staff-JUL 10,18

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened Syria Monday with a “strong response” should it violate a delicate decades-old ceasefire agreement on the Golan heights as it looks to reclaim pockets of rebel-held territory.Pro-regime Syrian forces have advanced toward the Israeli border in recent weeks, and Israel has called for the 1974 separation of forces agreement between Israel and Syria to be upheld and the demilitarized buffer zone on the border respected.“We’ll respect the disengagement agreement from ’74 and insist on every tiny detail,” said Liberman at the start of his Yisrael Beytenu party’s weekly faction meeting. “Any violations will be met with a harsh response from the State of Israel.”Liberman also reiterated that Israel would not allow Iran to use Syria as a beachhead from which to launch attacks on Israeli territory. “Nothing has changed and nothing is new,” he said.The warning came hours after Israeli planes reportedly bombed an air base in central Syria used by Iranian militia fighters in the latest confrontation between the countries.On Friday, the Israeli military attacked a Syrian position after a mortar shell exploded in the buffer zone between the two countries, in what the military said was a violation of the 1974 agreement that ended the Yom Kippur War.The military said the mortar shell was fired during ongoing battles between Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s forces and opposition groups in the area. The army would not say if it believed the shelling from Syria was intentionally directed at the buffer zone or if it was a stray shot from nearby fighting.The Israel Defense Forces said it would continue to hold Assad’s regime responsible for upholding the 1974 ceasefire agreement between the two countries.“The IDF is not involved in the internal fighting in Syria. At the same time, it will continue to demand the implementation of the ceasefire agreements from 1974, including the preservation of the buffer zone,” the army said.Under the armistice, a demilitarized zone was established between Israel and Syria.The area’s status as a demilitarized zone has made it a de facto safe haven for residents of southern Syria. As a result, tens of thousands of Syrians began fleeing toward this buffer zone to escape a renewed offensive by Assad’s forces, with help from Russia and Iran-backed Shiite militias.Bombing raids by the Russian and Syrian air forces starting last week, along with a ground offensive, have resulted in dozens of deaths and the displacement of more than 300,000 Syrians, according to UN assessments.The tens of thousands of displaced Syrians who have made their way toward the Israeli Golan Heights have settled in overflowing, under-resourced tent cities near the border. In some cases, the displaced person camps are located a few hundred meters from the security fence, clearly visible from Israel.IDF officials have said they do not expect masses of Syrians to attempt to breach the security fence in search of refuge. Syrians in the area have called for both Israel and Jordan to open their borders or to establish safe zones where they can remain without fear of bombings by Syria or Russia.Israel, which has technically been at war with Syria since 1948, has offered humanitarian assistance to residents of the country’s southwest in the past two weeks, including taking in dozens of injured Syrians for medical treatment, but has repeatedly stated that it will not allow refugees to cross the border.Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.

Egypt denies French conclusion that fire likely caused 2016 plane crash-Top prosecutor claims published report is baseless, says Egyptian investigation found traces of explosives on passengers of EgyptAir flight-By Agencies-TOI-JUL 10,18

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt on Monday denied a report by French aviation investigators saying that a cockpit fire likely caused the crash of an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo in 2016.Egypt’s top prosecutor said in a statement Monday that the Egyptian investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 is still underway. It said the French report is “baseless,” adding that “traces of explosives were found on the remains of passengers and parts of the plane.”The French investigation agency BEA said Friday that the “most likely hypothesis” is that a fire broke out in the cockpit and “spread rapidly, resulting in loss of control.”The Airbus A320 was flying from Paris to Cairo on May 19, 2016, when it crashed into the southeastern Mediterranean, killing 66 people, including 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens.French investigators had always leaned towards a mechanical fault as the cause of the crash, saying they suspected that a mobile phone or tablet had caught fire.An official Egyptian investigation suggested the plane had been bombed, claiming traces of explosives had been found on the victims’ remains. But a source close to the French investigation previously said no such traces were found by the team.The BEA said the crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that the plane’s automatic ACARS messaging system had flagged up smoke on board.It said it was waiting for Egypt to publish its final report into the crash to understand how the two countries arrived at a different conclusion.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

Top UK diplomat Boris Johnson quits as Brexit tensions jolt government-Foreign secretary becomes the second British minister to quit in past day amid criticism from Brexiteers of May's plan for EU divorce-By Jill Lawless-TOI-JUL 10,18

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over the country’s exit from the European Union that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.May’s office said in a terse statement that the prime minister had accepted Johnson’s resignation and would name a replacement soon.Johnson, one of the best-known and most flamboyant members of the government, quit just hours after the resignation late Sunday of Brexit Secretary David Davis, the government’s top official dealing with the divorce from the EU.Davis said he could not support May’s plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the EU, which he said gave “too much away, too easily.”There was no immediate statement from Johnson, another loud pro-Brexit voice within May’s divided government.If Davis’s resignation rattled May, Johnson’s shook the foundations of her government.The resignations came just days after May announced she had finally united her quarrelsome government behind her plan for a divorce deal with the EU.Less than nine months remain until Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019, and the EU has warned Britain repeatedly that time is running out to seal a divorce deal.Britain and the EU hope to reach broad agreement by October so that EU national parliaments can ratify a deal before Britain leaves. That timetable looks increasingly optimistic, but European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the EU was available “available 24/7.”Schinas said the bloc “will continue to negotiate in good will, bona fide, with Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK government negotiators in order to reach a deal.”Steve Baker, a junior Brexit minister also resigned. May appointed staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker Dominic Raab as the country’s new Brexit secretary.Before Johnson quit, May’s official spokesman, James Slack, said Britain wanted to “move forward at pace” in the negotiations.“There is now a new secretary of state and we look forward to moving on,” he said.During a 12-hour meeting on Friday, May’s fractious Cabinet — including Davis — finally agreed on a plan for future trade ties with the EU.The plan seeks to keep the UK and the EU in a free-trade zone for goods, and commits Britain to maintaining the same rules as the bloc for goods and agricultural products.Some Brexit-supporting lawmakers are angry at the proposals, saying they will keep Britain tethered to the bloc and unable to change its rules to strike new trade deals around the world.In a resignation letter, Davis said the “‘common rule book’ policy hands control of large swathes of our economy to the EU and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense.”Davis also said that May’s plan “would be a risk at least of delivering a poor outcome.”His departure was hailed by pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers, who have long considered May too prone to compromise with the EU. They believe the proposals breach several of the “red lines” the government has set out, including a commitment to leave the bloc’s tariff-free customs union.Some euroskeptic lawmakers dream of replacing May with a staunch Brexiteer, such as Johnson, who in the past has disagreed publicly with his boss.Davis said he did not want his resignation to become a rallying cry for May’s ouster.“I like Theresa May, I think she’s a good prime minister,” Davis said.Davis did not urge other ministers to resign, saying he was in a unique position because the Brexit secretary’s job is to sell the government’s policy.“I’d have to deliver this. I’d have to do something I didn’t believe in,” he told the BBC. “That’s not a tenable position. … Others don’t have that same responsibility.”Under Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote in a leader can be triggered if 48 Conservative lawmakers request one.But leading pro-Brexit legislator Jacob Rees-Mogg said “I don’t think a no-confidence vote is immediately in the offing.” He urged May to abandon her plans and take a tougher line with Brussels.“Friday’s announcement was turning red lines into a white flag, and David Davis has made that so clear in his resignation letter,” Rees-Mogg said.

Hooyah’ — Jubilation as boys confirmed rescued from flooded Thai cave-General in charge of rescue effort says extracting 4 remaining boys and their soccer coach could take multiple operations-By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA and STEPHEN WRIGHT-TOI-JUL 10,18

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Eight of the 12 boys trapped in a flooded and labyrinth cave system in far northern Thailand are safe and recuperating in a hospital, after another four were brought out by divers on the second day of a high-stakes rescue operation, a top official said.The boys brought out of the dark, winding cave on Monday are “safe and conscious,” said Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is in charge of the rescue effort. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was visiting all eight in the nearby hospital that they were helicoptered to, he said.Monday’s operation began at 11 a.m. and took nine hours, two fewer than Sunday, with rescuers helped by the experience they have accumulated, Narongsak told a news conference punctuated with rounds of applause.“We have more operating personnel. And we have more expertise than yesterday,” he said.But rescuing the remaining five people, who include the boys’ 25-year-old soccer coach, could take more than one operation, Narongsak said.The urgent and dangerous effort has involved the boys diving through the cave’s tight and twisting passages, guided by experienced divers.The Facebook page of the Thai Navy SEALs, who have been central to the rescue operation, was updated Monday night to say “two days, eight boars” — a reference to the Wild Boars, the name of the boys’ soccer team. The message, like most posted by the SEALs, ended with the fighting cheer adopted from the US Navy: Hooyah.Authorities have been rushing to extract the boys, ages 11-16, and their coach from the cave as the annual monsoon bears down on the mountainous region in far northern Chiang Rai province. Workers have been laboring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and authorities said Monday that heavy downpours overnight did not raise water levels inside.Earlier Monday, Narongsak said the four rescued the day before were in good spirits.“This morning, they said they were hungry and wanted to eat khao pad grapao,” he said, referring to a Thai dish of meat fried with chili and basil, and served over rice.Still, the four were undergoing medical checks in a hospital in Chiang Rai city, the provincial capital, and were not yet allowed close contact with relatives, due to fear of infections. Relatives were able to see them through a glass partition, Narongsak said.The boys and their coach went exploring in the massive Tham Luang Nang Non cave on June 23 after a soccer practice, and were cut off when a rainstorm flooded the cave. A massive international search operation was launched and it took 10 days to locate the boys, who had taken shelter on a dry slope, deep in the complex.The search and rescue operation has riveted people in Thailand and internationally, with journalists from across the globe traveling to this town along the border with Myanmar to report on the ordeal.Authorities have said extracting the entire team from the cave could take up to four days, but two straight days of success raised hopes that it could be done faster.Monday’s mission involved 18 divers from Thailand and abroad.Narongsak said rescuers would meet Monday evening to plan for the next operation. “We believe that we can do even better and it will be a 100 percent success,” he said.“The divers that were assembled from many countries are proud to have conducted this operation until its success,” Narongsak said. “Some of them had gone to rest, some others are preparing for the next operation.”The perilous rescues have involved two divers accompanying each of the boys, all of whom have been learning to dive only since July 2, when searchers found them.Cave rescue experts have said they consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving.The death Friday of a former Thai navy SEAL underscored the risks. The diver, the first fatality of the rescue effort, was working in a volunteer capacity and died on a mission to place air canisters along the passage to where the boys are, necessary for divers to safely travel the five- to six-hour route.There were several concerns that prompted authorities to move forward with the plan to dive the boys out. One was that it was unknown how safe and dry the area where they had taken shelter would stay, as Thailand’s rainy season, which lasts until at least late October, picks up pace.Another and perhaps more worrying concern was that oxygen levels in the complex were falling close to dangerous levels.

Meet the Regina woman about to be ordained as bishop of a church that defies Catholic doctrine-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 10, 2018

The pain from a lifetime of being told a path to priesthood didn't exist for women is the driving force behind a Regina woman's journey to becoming the Canadian bishop of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP).Jane Kryzanowski is past retirement age, and has long been inspired by the RCWP's acceptance of women in roles that the traditional Roman Catholic church doctrine rejects, and which Pope Francis has upheld.RCWP Canada is a grassroots women's ministry that ordains women priests on the basis that the Roman Catholic church currently discriminates against women."The whole thing of oppression, suppression, repression of the call of God to women in the Roman Catholic church is very, very painful," Kryzanowski told CBC's Saskatchewan Weekend.The first time she saw women priests get ordained into the RCWP was an ground-shaking moment for Kryzanowski. But up until 2012 she left it to the RCWP to lead the charge in changing women's roles in the Catholic church.That year, Kryzanowski attended a speech by Marie Bouclin, the only Canadian bishop of the RCWP. Bouclin's story felt much the same as Kryzanowski's, and led her to weep when the two talked."It was like this call I had known was there for so many years, was finally exposed again, finally broken open. But also the pain of this never having been a dream that could have been fulfilled," Kryzanowski said..Kryzanowski will take over from Bouclin when she retires later this month. But her path to becoming the new Canadian bishop has been a long and emotional one because, for decades, she bottled up what she describes as a "calling by God" to become a priest.'Who of you wants to be a priest?'Kryzanowski was in elementary school the first time she discovered that the priesthood she coveted was unattainable to women within the traditional Roman Catholic church. A priest had come into her class and asked, "Who of you wants to be a priest?"Kryzanowski's hand shot up, only for the priest to quickly say that only men become priests and that women instead become nuns.So, instead she became a nun.Kryzanowski ended up leaving the convent after eight years, then trying to reassess what her calling.She stayed on working with the Catholic church despite struggling with how it restricts the role of women."That was my spiritual home. That was where I grew up; that was what I knew," she said.In the early 2000s, Kryzanowski worked in a Regina Catholic church. She was doing almost all tasks that a priest would do — except for administering sacraments. It stung for her to not be able to do it all."The question was always, why is this?" she asked."That was very painful for me. There just was no solid theological argument that ever satisfied me when people tried to say this is why you can't be a priest."But a pivotal moment came in 2002, when she saw seven women ordained as Roman Catholic Womenpriests in Germany along the Danube River."It felt that, 'wow, the time has come for this,'" Kryzanowski said.It took another decade, and her emotional moment with Bouclin before Kryzanowski sought priesthood herself and was ordained as a priest within the RCWP.She was priest at a home church in Regina that's one of nine Catholic churches in Canada presided over by RCWPs, according to the group's website.From priest to bishop-Kryzanowski is now taking over the role of the woman who initially inspired her to take that leap of faith.The RCWP community has chosen Kryzanowski has Bouclin's replacement.Kryzanowski said her new job is to "be the pastor to the pastors." She will be a point of contact for them and their communities and support the pastors in whatever way they need.Further to that, Kryzanowski will be a voice to make the concerns of marginalized people known to a wider audience.She is already passionate about justice for women in the church, addressing abuse of women and children by clergy, and wants to make connections with the LGBTQ and Indigenous communities."People on the margins are the people where we really do reach out," Kryzanowski said, noting one of the RCWP priests serves in Vancouver's downtown East Side.Kryzanowski said she has strong women from the Bible to guide her in the pursuit of justice."This is where I am called. This is who I am and what I am to do even in my dying days," she said.

EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

HOSEA 4:1-3
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

Seismologists should watch words when talking earthquakes, paper argues-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 9, 2018

A Canadian seismologist is urging his colleagues to be more careful with their word choices when talking about earthquakes.That message is the focus of a new paper by Geological Survey of Canada seismologist Maurice Lamontagne and his co-author Christine Goulet, aptly titled: Not Everyone Likes to Hear You Say, 'Earthquakes Are Fun.'In the paper, Lamontagne and Goulet note that major seismic events can be exciting to scientists, but that they should be mindful when speaking to the public about them, because such events can often be devastating for the people experiencing them.If they don't, Lamontagne said, scientists risk hurting their credibility and alienating people."We have to show people that we care about them so that they will start listening to what we have to say about aspects like earthquake preparedness, for example," Lamontagne said."We have to remain frank, but also people can connect to you if you show empathy, not only your scientific knowledge."A world away-In the world of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, Lamontagne says earth scientists are often asked to comment about seismic events happening on the other side of the world, which can get them into trouble if they're not careful.In the paper, Lamontagne and Goulet cite such an example involving a foreign geologist who made comments on a major 2011 earthquake in New Zealand."What you say locally is communicated worldwide," Lamontagne said.But it's not just their own credibility scientists should be worried about, Lamontage says; they can combine scientific knowledge with empathy to provide not just information but emotional relief to people who have experienced trauma.Lamontagne first realized this in 1988 after an earthquake in the Saguenay region of Quebec, where he found himself attending post-earthquake meetings in person."After that I realized that, yes, we can talk about scientific aspects, but we can adapt our messages to be of greater use to the people," he said.Focus on the positives-In practical terms, Lamontange says this means verbally acknowledging the trauma of people who have experienced the earthquake in question, and reminding them of resources like counselling.In the paper, Lamontange and Goulet cite research on communicating with people under high stress.For example, people under high stress tend to remember less of what they are told, and tend to focus more on negative messages than positive ones. They recommend bearing this in mind when commenting publicly on major earthquakes."Our credibility will not be based only on the number of diplomas we have," Lamontagne said. "It will be dependent on how we can relate to how people are feeling."With files from CBC Radio One's On the Island.

Forest fire puts northeastern Ontario community under state of emergency-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 10, 2018

A forest fire has put people around the northeastern Ontario community of Temagami on evacuation alert, with residents being told to be ready to leave at a moment's notice.The fire that was sparked by a lightning strike Sunday southwest of the town has already seen the forced evacuation of 20 homes in Temagami Shores, about 100 kilometres north of North Bay. An evacuation of nearby provincial parks, including of Finlayson Point and Marten River, has also occurred.Dan O'Mara, acting mayor of Temagami, said the town has declared a state of emergency and has opened the arena in Temagami North for anyone who needs a place to stay.People don't know what to expect, he said Monday morning."I think one of the issues last night was there was a fair amount of kind of a white, smoky haze in the community," he said. "And some of the seniors, we were concerned about. And we had people out just checking in and making sure that everybody was fine."Kim Krech, co-owner of Temagami Marine on Inlet Bay, said a fire broke out Sunday about two kilometres from the business."Right now we are in an evacuation. We are not supposed to be here but I have to look out for my livelihood."She said the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry set up sprinklers on all their buildings and fire crews from Temagami and Cobalt were wetting the property around it."I'm very scared by I'm trying to stay calm," says Krech. "Not just our livelihood but those who work for us. It is a big part of  Temagami."Daniel Thompson, who owns Gramp's Place, a bait and tackle shop along Highway 11 south of Temagami, said "most people booted it for home yesterday.""Since they were camping in the area, a lot of people left."Marten River and Finlayson Point provincial parks were both evacuated Sunday.'So smoky in front of my house'-Smoke from the fire is visible at Mowatt Landing Cottages, north of Temagami.Owner Trevor Graydon has offered his cottages to people leaving from any active fires in the area."It is so smoky in front of my house, and I'm 30 kilometres from the fire," he said.​The OPP and nearby local fire departments have been working with the ministry to beat back the fire."The situation with the fire itself looked good [Sunday] night," said O'Mara. "The concern this morning is the wind and to try and maintain that. I guess there is a concern that depending on which was the wind's blowing [it] could add other issues this morning."Residents of Temagami could be asked to leave if conditions worsen, the OPP said.The ministry says the fire, started by a lightning strike, is now approximately 25 hectares in size.Highway 11 is open, but provincial police are asking people to avoid the area because of smoke.They say the highway could close at any point if visibility becomes an issue.

Torrential rains kill at least 88 in western Japan-[Reuters]-By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato-YAHOONEWS-July 9, 2018

KURASHIKI, Japan (Reuters) - The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in western Japan rose to 88 people early on Monday, with dozens still missing after the rescue of more than 2,000 stranded in the city of Kurashiki.Evacuation orders were in place for nearly 2 million people and landslide warnings were issued in many prefectures.In hard-hit western Japan, emergency services and military personnel used helicopters and boats to rescue people from swollen rivers and buildings, including a hospital.Scores of staff and patients, some still in their pajamas, were rescued from the isolated Mabi Memorial Hospital in boats rowed by members of Japan's Self Defence Forces.A city official said late on Sunday that 170 patients and staff had been evacuated, while public broadcaster NHK later said about 80 people were still stranded."I'm most grateful to the rescuers," said Shigeyuki Asano, a 79-year-old patient who spent a night without electricity or water. "I feel so relieved that I am now liberated from such a bad-smelling, dark place."Kurashiki, with a population of just under 500,000, was among the hardest hit by rains that pounded many parts of western Japan, with the death toll exceeding the 77 killed in heavy rains and landslides in 2014 and the highest since a typhoon that killed 98 people in 2004.Television footage showed a massive rescue operation, with 2,310 rescued in the city by evening, according to NHK, while search-and-rescue teams looked for others.LANDSLIDES-The overall death toll from the rains in Japan rose to at least 88 after floodwaters forced several million people from their homes, NHK reported early on Monday.An additional 58 were missing, NHK said, and more rain was set to hit some areas for at least another day.The rain set off landslides and flooded rivers, trapping many people in their houses or on rooftops."This is a situation of extreme danger," an official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), told a news conference.A 3-year-old girl whose home was hit by a landslide in Hiroshima prefecture was found dead by a search team."It's very painful," said one elderly man watching nearby. "I have a granddaughter the same age. If it were her, I wouldn't be able to stop crying."Japan's government set up an emergency management center at the prime minister's office and some 54,000 rescuers from the military, police and fire departments were dispatched across a wide swath of western and southwestern Japan.-'SUDDEN DISASTER'-"There are still many people missing and others in need of help, we are working against time," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday morning.Two sisters from an elementary school of just six pupils on the small island of Nuwa in Ehime prefecture were among the dead. The younger, a first-grader, was a star and the hope of the depopulated island, the principal told NHK."It was such a sudden disaster, I just cannot come to grips with it," the principal said.Emergency warnings for severe rain in 11 prefectures - the most since a new warning system was introduced in 2013 - had been lifted by evening, but advisories for heavy rain and landslides remained in effect in many areas.TV footage showed convenience stores with shelves mostly bare while elsewhere, residents lined up to receive water. Some 276,000 households were without water supply, Kyodo said.Roads were closed and train services suspended in parts of western Japan, while Shinkansen bullet-train services resumed on a limited schedule after being suspended on Friday.The rain began late last week as the remnants of a typhoon fed into a seasonal rainy front.Automakers including Mazda Motor Corp <7261 .t="#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000"> and Daihatsu Motor Co suspended operations at several plants on Saturday and had yet to decide on plans for the coming week.Electronics maker Panasonic Corp <6752 .t="#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000"> said one plant in Okayama, western Japan, could not be reached because of road closures, although it had been closed for the weekend anyway. A decision about next week would be made on Monday, it said.(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato; Additional reporting by Junko Fujita, Makiko Yamazaki, Maki Shiraki and William Mallard; Writing by Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg; Editing by Darren Schuettler, Jason Neely and Peter Cooney)

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Turkey’s Erdogan begins new term with enhanced powers-Turkish president to be feted at his palace by leaders of Venezuela, Sudan and Qatar a day after mass purge of state employees-By Raziye AKKOC and Stuart Williams-TOI-JUL 10,18

ANKARA, Turkey (AFP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in for his second term as head of state on Monday, taking on greater powers than any Turkish leader for decades under a new system condemned by opponents as a one-man regime.Erdogan, who has transformed Turkey in 15 years of rule by allowing Islam a greater role in public life and boosting its international stature, took his oath in parliament for a five-year term after his June election victory.“I swear upon my honor before the great Turkish nation that I will work impartially to fulfill the duty I have taken on,” Erdogan said in his oath.The inauguration was to be followed by a lavish ceremony at his palace on Monday evening attended by dozens of world leaders marking the transition to the new executive presidency system.Erdogan will face immediate challenges posed by an imbalanced if fast-growing economy and foreign policy tensions between the West and Turkey, a NATO member.He has also pledged to end the state of emergency that has been in place since the failed July 2016 coup and which has seen the biggest purge in the history of modern Turkey.In what appeared to be the final emergency decree issued just one day before the inauguration, 18,632 public sector employees were ordered dismissed including thousands of soldiers and police officers.Erdogan will this week immediately turn to foreign policy, visiting northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan followed by more challenging encounters at a NATO summit in Brussels where he will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump and other leaders.One-man regime’-The new system, which dispenses with the office of prime minister, was agreed in a bitterly fought 2017 referendum narrowly won by the “Yes” camp. The issue is still polarizing in Turkey.“A partisan one-man regime starts officially today,” said the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper.Its commentator Asli Aydintasbas wrote: “I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that we entered a ‘second republic’ era,” after the republic set up by Turkey’s secular founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.But the pro-government daily Yeni Safak wrote under the headline “historic day”: “One page is closing in Turkish history and a new page is opening.”The president now sits at the top of a vertical power structure marked by a slimmed-down government with 16 ministries instead of 26 and multiple bodies reporting to him.In one of the most significant changes, the EU affairs ministry, set up in 2011 to oversee Turkey’s faltering bid to join the bloc, is being subsumed into the foreign ministry.Prime Minister Binali Yildirim now goes down in history as the 27th and final holder of the post in Turkey. He is expected to become speaker of the new parliament.-‘Leader of multi-polar world’-The transition ceremony later Monday, to be attended by some 10,000 guests and marked by dozens of gun salutes, has been overshadowed by a deadly train derailment in northwest Turkey on Sunday that left 24 dead.Those attending will include Ankara’s top allies from Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union but relatively few European figures.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will attend, in a new sign of the warm ties between Ankara and Moscow, as will Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, regarded with disdain by Washington but an ally of Erdogan.Tweeting a video apparently showing himself driving to the airport, Maduro hailed Erdogan as a “friend of Venezuela and leader of the new multi-polar world.”Tenemos las mejores relaciones de cooperación diplomática y económica con el hermano pueblo de Turquía para el bienestar de nuestros pueblos. https://t.co/SeDDvikBk2 pic.twitter.com/RwYWYzI4Tf— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) July 9, 2018-Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is on the guest list as is Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar, Turkey’s closest ally in the Middle East. The only EU leaders are set to be Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Hungary’s strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban.-‘Surprise cabinet’-The new cabinet, due to be announced Monday evening, is expected to have a different look, with pro-government Hurriyet daily columnist Abdulkadir Selvi saying that it was set to “surprise” with figures from outside the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).Current Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu could in theory continue in his job but reports have said Erdogan may choose his spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, or even spy chief Hakan Fidan to succeed him.The markets will keep a close eye on economic appointments, keen to see a steady hand at the helm in a fast-growing economy dogged by double-digit inflation and a widening current account deficit.Erdogan, who first came to power as premier in 2003, won an outright victory in June 24 polls, defeating his closest rival, Muharrem Ince of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) which is now locked in internal battles over its future direction.The AKP failed to win a majority in legislative elections and will need support from its allies in the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) who could push it into more hardline policies.

Harsh words may mean North Korea seeking deal with Trump-US officials were surprised at fiery statement from Pyongyang following bilateral talks, but many see it as a negotiating tactic-By KEN MORITSUGU-TOI-JUL 10,18

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — North Korea’s vitriolic criticism of the United States following a first round of nuclear negotiations went out of its way to spare one person: US President Donald Trump.In a statement issued just hours after the two-day talks finished on Saturday, North Korea accused the US side of a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization,” then added, “We still cherish our good faith in President Trump.”On one level, the sheen of last month’s Singapore summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with broad smiles and handshakes, has yet to wear off. But on another, North Korea may be betting that Trump, the real estate developer-turned-president, will be more willing than his negotiators to ease off his administration’s hard-line positions to make a deal.It fell to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to get the talks going last week. The mood appeared cordial, even jovial, during his two days in Pyongyang. He and the head of the North Korean negotiating team, Kim Yong Chol, cracked jokes during a working dinner, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. On the airport tarmac Saturday before he left, Pompeo sounded positive, saying “we made progress on almost all of the central issues.”So it came as some surprise when North Korea’s state news agency fired out a late-night missive blasting the talks, warning that “we may be shaken in our unshakeable will for denuclearization, rather than consolidating trust.”The statement was widely seen as a negotiating tactic to put the US on the back foot as talks get underway. It also underscores crucial gaps in how the US and North Korea define denuclearization and see the path forward. Unless they can close those gaps, the whole effort may be doomed.The 1,200-word statement, attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman, outlined North Korean thinking at length.It said North Korea put forth several constructive proposals, including a declaration formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War, which it called “the first process of defusing tension.” The statement called for a series of simultaneous actions from both sides, including exchanges to improve relations, the dismantling of a North Korean missile-engine testing ground and talks to return the remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War.Pompeo acknowledged at a news conference in Tokyo on Sunday that a peace treaty, security assurances for North Korea and denuclearization should be pursued in parallel, but it’s the last item that has been the clear focus of US efforts and its overriding goal: The elimination of North Korea’s nuclear weapons in a way that can be verified by outside experts.North Korea hasn’t said publicly what security assurances it would need to get rid of its nuclear weapons, but in the past they have included the withdrawal of the 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea and an end to US-South Korean military drills.Trump suspended some upcoming joint drills in a goodwill gesture after his summit with Kim, causing some consternation among experts about the impact on both countries’ military readiness. North Korea, in its post-Pompeo talks statement, played down the importance of the move, describing it as a “highly reversible step which can be resumed anytime at any moment as all of its military force remains intact in its previously held positions.”Suspending the drills cannot be compared, the statement said, with North Korea’s irreversible destruction of an underground nuclear testing site — though some US analysts have questioned the importance of that move, which was more symbolic than anything else given the relative ease with which new tunnels could be dug and the progress North Korea has already made in developing explosive nuclear devices.Perception gaps? Negotiating points? The larger question is whether North Korea really intends to surrender its nuclear weapons entirely. Some analysts think North Korea is trying to drag out talks in hopes that the US will come around to accepting it as a nuclear weapons state, perhaps in a limited form that couldn’t threaten the US mainland directly.That’s where Trump comes in. Pompeo said in Tokyo that the US and its allies remain committed to the goal of a fully verified, final denuclearization of North Korea. But for political considerations, including the fight for control of Congress in November elections, would Trump make a deal? If not, his high-stakes North Korea gambit could join a long list of failed nuclear deals with Pyongyang.

Kremlin says ‘absurd’ to link it to UK woman’s death from nerve agent-Presidential spokesman dismisses suggestion by Russian envoy to OPCW that poisoning meant to derail Trump-Putin summit-By AFP-TOI-JUL 10,18

MOSCOW, Russia — The Kremlin on Monday said it would be “absurd” to suggest Russia was involved in the death of a British woman exposed to the Novichok nerve agent.“We don’t know that Russia has been mentioned or associated with this,” President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “We consider that in any case it would be quite absurd.”It was the Kremlin’s first reaction to the poisoning of two British citizens exposed to Novichok near Salisbury in England, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in March.That poisoning sparked a tense diplomatic row between London and Moscow.Peskov added that “we of course very much regret the death of the British citizen.”Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley were taken to hospital last weekend from a house in the town of Amesbury, around 12 kilometers (eight miles) from Salisbury, and were found to have been exposed to Novichok.Police announced Sturgess’s death on Sunday.Russia is “deeply concerned by the continuing appearance of these poisonous substances on British territory,” which “present a danger not just for the British but for all Europeans,” Peskov said.Russia has denied any involvement in the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a nerve agent that was developed in the Soviet Union.Both the Skripals have now been released from hospital and are living in a secret location.Putin has said that if a military-grade nerve agent had been used against them, the victims would have died.Peskov on Monday denied a suggestion by Russia’s representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin that the incident appeared to be designed to damage preparations for a meeting between Putin and US President Donald Trump in Helsinki this mont
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All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa. 

But what these workers probably do not realize, since they usually only ever send to one country, is that the cost of sending money varies greatly. Now a study of the cost of remittances, carried out by London's Overseas Development Institute with support from the fund-raising charity Comic Relief, has revealed that transfers to African countries cost around half as much again as the global average, and twice as much as transfers to Latin America. 

The ODI estimates that if remittance charges were brought down to the world average, the money saved could educate an extra 14 million primary school children, half of all those currently out of school on the continent.

The bulk of this money goes through money transfer companies rather than banks, since the recipients are unlikely to have bank accounts, and transfer companies are quick, efficient and have a wide network of agents. But just two big international players dominate the business in Africa, Moneygram and Western Union, and participants in a meeting to launch the research were highly critical of the way they seemed to be abusing their market dominance.

Rwanda's High Commissioner in London, Williams Nkurunziza, said he was shocked at what the report revealed. “If you look at the remittances, 30 or 40 percent of the money that goes to Africa goes to rural areas,” he said. “This money goes to the people who are most needy, and you are allowing a multinational corporation to take bread out of the mouth of hungry children. This is not what I would call responsible capitalism!”

Glenys Kinnock, opposition spokesman on International Development in the upper house of the UK parliament, who chaired the meeting, called on the country's financial regulatory authority to intervene over the issue of excessive charges. “It is not a technocratic issue,” she said, “although it may sound like one. It is also about people's lives and the future of their children... These things have to change. We can't put up any longer with the prospect of its making things so difficult, very often impossible, for people who have such needs.”

At the end of last year, when the ODI did its research, the fees and charges to send money to most of Africa were around 12 percent - a bit less to Zambia or Tanzania, a bit more to Uganda, Malawi and the Gambia - against a world average of just over 8 percent. Even that is quite expensive; the governments of the G8 and G20 countries have pledged themselves to working towards reducing this to 5 percent.

It found that in more than 30 countries the two big players had more than 50 percent of the market; and in 10 countries they had more than 90 percent. Sometimes either Moneygram or Western Union had an effective monopoly, but even where both companies were present it did not necessarily mean that customers had much choice; one company could still have a monopoly of outlets in a particular area, and the companies habitually make their paying-out agents sign contracts promising not to also act as agents for their rivals. 

Somalia different

Significantly, the one country where the big two are absent - Somalia - has far lower remittance charges; transfers go through a number of smaller, competing companies.

Competition has been limited by the fallout from the US “war on terror”, with the banks who do bulk international transfers citing money-laundering and anti-terrorism regulations as the reason they are reluctant to extend facilities to smaller companies. Now only the biggest of the Somali companies, Dahabshiil, still has an account with a major British bank (Barclays) and even that concession was forced by a court case and is only until other arrangements can be put in place.

Inter-Africa transfers cost most

But if charges to send money to Africa from outside are steep, the cost of sending money from one African country to another can be eye-watering. 

Dilip Ratha, who works on these issues for the World Bank says exchange controls are one of the reasons the rates are so high; in some places sending money out of the country is illegal. “So if you are sending money,” he says, “let's say from Benin to Ghana, it is actually allowed (in some countries it's not even allowed) but first the CFA has to be passed through into euros or sterling or dollars, and then it has to be transferred back into the local cedi, and in both cases you pay commission. Some sort of regional currency market really needs to be created.” 

"So if you are sending money, let's say from Benin to Ghana, it is actually allowed (in some countries it's not even allowed) but first the CFA has to be passed through into euros or sterling or dollars, and then it has to be transferred back into the local cedi, and in both cases you pay commission. Some sort of regional currency market really needs to be created"  

The report found 10 routes with bank transfer charges over 20 percent. Charges from Nigeria to Ghana were 22 percent. To send from Tanzania to the rest of East Africa, or from South Africa to its near neighbours is particularly expensive, peaking at 25 percent for bank transfers between South African and Malawi. Some of the fees charged by money transfer companies are even higher; if you send money that way from Ghana to Nigeria you may have to pay a staggering 39 percent.

In some places mobile phone based systems like M-Pesa have made in-country transfers much easier and cheaper, but they haven't really taken off internationally, largely because conservative, inflexible regulatory systems insist that all international transfers must go through conventional banks. And African banks tend to have very high charges, often because they are forced by governments to finance government projects or make uncommercial loans. 

Chukwuemeka Chikezie of the Up Africa consultancy told IRIN a lot of the responsibility lay with African governments. “One of the reasons M-Pesa took off in Kenya was because the authorities nurtured and enabled innovation. If you look at other countries the regulators have tended to stifle innovation. They are very risk-averse and they don't enable even limited experiments to prove that the markets can absorb technical innovation.”

In addition, money-laundering regulations are putting impossible demands on systems designed to serve the poor, requiring, for instance, “know your customer” procedures like taking copies of ID documents for anyone receiving an international payout. Selma Ribica of M-Pesa points out this is an impossibility for agents in rural areas with no power supply. She told IRIN she would like to see a more realistic, tiered approach with much lighter regulation for small international transfers (under, say, US$200-300) which are most unlikely to have anything to do with money laundering.

Beware Facebook, Walmart

M-Pesa depends on moving money between different customers' mobile phone accounts. Now people are beginning to think of other kinds of electronic “purses” which might be linked in the same way. 

Facebook has just proposed allowing transfers between customers who have accounts with the company which they normally use to make payments for online games. So far this is only proposed for payments within the European Union, but Facebook has a huge geographical spread and has said it is keen to extend its reach in Africa. 

And the big profits made by the transfer companies are tempting other players into the market. The latest to announce it is starting money transfers is the US supermarket chain Walmart, with recipients being able to pick up their cash from any shop in the chain. To start with this will only work within the United States and Puerto Rico, but Walmart is an international group with nearly 350 stores in South Africa, and it also has a presence in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi and Mozambique, opening up the tempting prospect of a new, and cheaper way for workers to send money home.

All these new ways of sending money aim to undercut Moneygram and Western Union. Now Western Union has responded by offering so-called “zero-fee” transfers to Africa if the money is sent from a bank account rather by credit card or cash. This would mean a saving of just under £5 ($8.40) for someone sending $100 from the UK to Liberia. The company would still make money (nearly $4) by using a favourable exchange rate, but it would bring the cost down to just below the G8/G20 target. 

For African's hard-pressed and hard-working migrants and their families back home, change may - finally - be on the way.

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Cari radical chic, cari petalosi rossi, carissimi communisti (bolscevichi contro senso o contro mano scegliete voi) piddini con il rolex:

Sapete perché il decreto “Dignità “ tanto voluto dal M5S è odiato da Berlusconi e da tutti i padroni (i datori di lavoro sono un’altra cosa)?

Semplice perché è un atto dovuto verso la dignità della gente. Questa è la prima vera azione di “sinistra” che tutelerà il popolo. Si, avete letto bene, di sinistra, quella reale.

La prossima sarà quella di cancellare la norma presente nella “BuonaScuola” che vieta al personale precario (insegnanti e personale non docente) di lavorare per più di tre anni.

Infatti questa legge tanto voluta da Matteo Renzi, in risposta alla sentenza europea che imponeva all’Italia di stabilizzare i precari dopo tre anni di supplenze, invece di aiutare i lavoratori li penalizza gravemente, vietandogli addirittura di continuare ad insegnare non potendo più accettare supplenze annuali.

Pensate solo per un attimo cosa accadrebbe a settembre 2019 se fosse in vigore questa norma. Oltre 200mila precari con anni di esperienza non potrebbero più insegnare e cosa accadrebbe nelle scuole italiane? Classi senza insegnanti fino a gennaio?

La legge chiamata “Buona scuola” è secondo voi di sinistra?

Adesso dai su con le critiche... ma solo dopo aver fatto colazione al bar del centro storico con cappuccio e brioche (sperando che qualcuno la paghi al posto vostro) e lettura, come da copione, del quotidiano dell’ex Scalfari che prende, ancora per poco tempo, il vitalizio di 5000 euro come ex parlamentare.

La mia è una critica verso chi ha rovinato la sinistra e mi riferisco ai quadri dirigenti dei partiti nati dopo il PCI compreso quello diretto dal venditore di pentole.

Adesso Martina ha ancora il teschio 💀 in mano e continua a ripetere:

“Essere o non essere del PD, questo è il problema: se sia più nobile d'animo sopportare gli oltraggi, i sassi e i dardi dell'iniqua fortuna, o prender le virtuali armi contro un mare di Leopolde e combattendo disperderli.

Morire, dormire, nulla di più, e con un sonno dirsi che poniamo fine al cordoglio e alle infinite miserie naturale retaggio delle banche amiche e della Germania, è soluzione da accogliere a mani giunte?

Morire, dormire, sognare forse: ma qui é l'ostacolo, quali sogni possano assalirci in quel sonno del venditore di pentole quando siamo già sdipanati dal groviglio mortale, ci trattiene: é la remora questa che di tanto prolunga la vita ai nostri tormenti.

Chi vorrebbe, se no, sopportar le frustate e gli insulti del tempo, le angherie del cazzaro, il disprezzo dell'uomo borioso, le angosce del respinto amore, gli indugi della legge, la tracotanza dei grandi, i calci in faccia che il merito paziente riceve dai mediocri, quando di mano propria potrebbe saldare il suo conto non votandolo più alle prossime primarie?

Chi vorrebbe caricarsi di grossi fardelli imprecando e sudando sotto il peso di tutta una vita stracca, se non fosse il timore di qualche cosa, dopo la morte, la terra inesplorata donde mai non tornò alcun viaggiatore, a sgomentare la nostra volontà e a persuaderci di sopportare i nostri mali piuttosto che correre in cerca d'altri che non conosciamo?

Così ci fa vigliacchi la coscienza; così l'incarnato naturale della determinazione si scolora al cospetto del pallido pensiero.

E così imprese di grande importanza e rilievo sono distratte dal loro naturale corso:
e dell'azione perdono anche il nome... forse avremmo fatto cosa giusta accettar l’alleato grillino...”

Ovviamente tolgo da ogni responsabilità William Shakespeare.
Buona estate a tutti belli e brutti e in particolare ai radical chic, ai petalosi rossi, ai communisti (bolscevichi contro senso o contro mano scegliete voi) piddini con il rolex.

Paolo Latella

          Jaksa Tuntut Bupati Nonaktif Lampung Tengah 4 Tahun 6 Bulan Penjara      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Jaksa Penuntut Umum (JPU) pada KPK menuntut Bupati nonaktif Lampung Tengah Mustafa hukuman penjara 4 tahun 6 bulan. Terdakwa dalam kasus suap kepada pimpinan DPRD Lampung Tengah itu juga dituntut agar hak politknya dicabut selama empat tahun.

"Meminta majelis hakim Pengadilan Tipikor pada PN Jakarta Pusat yang memeriksa dan mengadili perkara ini menjatuhkan pidana terhadap terdakwa berupa pidana penjara selama 4 tahun dan 6 bulan dikurangi selama terdakwa di dalam tahanan," kata JPU KPK Ali Fikri membacakan tuntutan untuk Mustafa dalam sidang di Pengadilan Tipikor, Jakarta Pusat, Rabu malam (11/7/2018).

"Menjatuhkan hukuman tambahan kepada terdakwa H Mustafa berupa pencabutan hak untuk dipilih dalam jabatan publik selama empat tahun sejak terdakwa H Mustafa selesai menjalani pidana," lanjutnya.

Selain itu, Bupati nonaktif Lampung Tengah Mustafa dituntut membayar denda sebesar Rp 250 juta subsider 6 bulan kurungan. Ali Fikri mengatakan Mustafa terbukti korupsi secara bersama-sama dan berlanjut, dalam hal ini ia didakwa terbukti memberi suap sebesar Rp 9,6 miliar rupiah kepada pimpinan DPRD Lampung Tengah.

Mustafa memberikan suap agar pimpinan DPRD menyetujui rencana pinjaman Pemkab Lampung Tengah ke PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI) sebesar Rp 300 miliar. Syarat pinjaman salah satunya harus ada surat persetujuan dari pimpinan DPRD. Termasuk surat pernyataan persetujuan pemotongan Dana Alokasi Umum dan Dana Bagi Hasil oleh pemerintah pusat jika terjadi gagal bayar.

Dalam kasus ini, KPK juga telah mendakwa Wakil Ketua DPRD Natalis Sinaga menerima suap Rp 9,6 miliar dan Anggota DPRD Lampung Tengah, Rusliyanto menerima Rp 1 miliar.

Bupati nonaktif Lampung Tengah Mustafa disebut melanggar Pasal 5 ayat 1 huruf a UU 31 Tahun 1999 tentang Pemberantasan Tipikor sebagaimana diubah dengan UU Nomor 20 Tahun 2001 tentang Perubahan atas UU Nomor 31 tahun 1999 tentang Pemberantasan Tipikor jo Pasal 55 ayat ke-1 KUHP.

Sidang Pleidoi 16 Juli 2018

Bupati Lampung Tengah nonaktif, Mustafa saat menjalani sidang dakwaan di Pengadilan Tipikor, Jakarta, Senin (14/5). Atas dakwaan dari penuntut umum, Mustafa mengaku tidak akan mengajukan eksepsi atau nota keberatan. (Liputan6.com/Helmi Fithriansyah)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Ketua Majelis Hakim, Ni Made Sudani memberi kesempatan kepada Mustafa untuk menyampaikan nota pembelaan atau pleidoi pada sidang selanjutnya. Sidang dengan agenda pembacaan pledoi dijadwalkan pada 16 Juli 2018.

"Terhadap tuntutan tersebut diberi kesempatan pada saudara terdakwa untuk mengajukan pembelaan dan untuk itu kita sepakati waktunya pembelaan atau pledoi diberi kesempatan pada tanggal 16 atau hari Senin depan," tutupnya.

 

Reporter: Hari Ariyanti

Sumber: Merdeka.com

 

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          ONE WORLD RELIGION WATCH: In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, Christians, Muslims live together peacefully      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ONE WORLD RELIGION WATCH: In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, Christians, Muslims live together peacefully

ARTICLE IN QUESTION:
While tense relations between religious groups contribute to violence in many parts of the world today, Christians and Muslims in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan say they are getting along just fine.
For outsiders, it takes a while to comprehend.


“When I first arrived in the Nuba Mountains, I was confused. Everyone dressed the same. Women would wear head coverings, but then I saw them in church receiving the sacraments,” said Comboni Sister Angelina Nyakuru, who serves as head nurse at the Catholic Church-sponsored Mother of Mercy Hospital in Gidel.
“At Christmas, the Muslims come to celebrate with the Christians. And on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, we go to their celebrations. It’s peculiar to this place. There is peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, as well as with those who practice traditional religions. Muslim parents usually don’t object if their children want to become Christian. In fact, when they receive the sacraments, their parents accompany them to the church to support them.”
Nyakuru, who has been in the Nuba Mountains since 2008, compares the situation to her country of Uganda.
“Back home, people kill each other over religion, and people who convert have to run away for their lives. Here, families are all mixed, and no one has any problems,” she said.
Brother Isaac Kornyando was born in the Nuba Mountains and, for more than two decades, has served as an Apostle of Jesus brother, doing pastoral work in Kauda.
“You don’t know what religion people are if they don’t tell you, because we eat together and drink together and walk together,” he said. “You have to ask them what religion they profess. Then they tell you.”
Toma Konyono is a reporter for Voice of Peace, the Catholic radio station in Gidel. She and her husband are Christians, but she said all of her in-laws are Muslims.
“We are a peaceful people, and we love to celebrate Christmas and Eid with each other,” she said. “During Ramadan, I go with my recorder to the mosque in Kauda and record their celebration, and we play some of their songs on the radio. They are very happy. On their feast days, we bring their voices to our listeners.”
Konyono said the station’s programming is not directed at just Catholics.
“When we discuss health or women’s concerns, those aren’t Christian topics or Muslim topics. They are topics that affect everyone in the Nuba Mountains, and we want the station to be a place where everyone has a voice and to which everyone listens,” she said.
Dr. Tom Catena, a U.S. physician at the hospital in Gidel, told Catholic News Service that interfaith tensions are few.
“Once in a while, some parents will resist their child marrying someone from another religion, but there’s no harshness about it. There’s no harshness toward each other, no negativity, and you simply don’t hear Christians or Muslims talking bad about each other,” said Catena, a lay missionary for the U.S.-based Catholic Medical Mission Board.
“That’s strange in some ways, because Islamic fundamentalism so strict in the north (of Sudan). The government here (in the Nuba Mountains) is very strict about being secular. They don’t want any of this crap of religious people forcing their laws on others.”
People of the Nuba Mountains have been at war with the central government in Khartoum for decades. The conflict has been marked by frequent bombing of civilian targets by Sudan’s military. While a 2-year-old cease-fire has stopped the aerial bombing, sporadic fighting on the ground continues between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North.
Ugandan Comboni Sister Pollicarp Amiyo, a nurse in Gidel, said years of brutal attacks by the Khartoum government have strengthened a common identity as Nuba people that’s more important than religious differences.
“When the planes come overhead and begin to bomb us, everyone suffers. The bombs don’t distinguish between Christians and Muslims. That unites us even more,” she said.
A leader of the mosque in Kauda agrees.
“We are one family in the Nuba. The land belongs to God, and people practice the religion they want without problems,” said Issa Abrahim al-Madiza.
“What is a problem for us is that a group of people in Khartoum sees us as insects, not as people. That’s why they send the Antonovs to bomb us,” he said, referring to the Russian-made cargo planes used as bombers by the Sudanese government.
According to John Ashworth, a former Mill Hill missionary priest who serves as an adviser to the Catholic bishops in Sudan and South Sudan, the healthy interfaith atmosphere in the Nuba Mountains helps explain the brutality of the Khartoum government’s military response.
“That they get along so well is one of the reasons why they’re seen as a threat by Khartoum. If there were only Christians in the Nuba Mountains, they would be perceived as less of a threat. But the fact that Muslims and Christians live together happily is just too much for the rulers in Khartoum,” he said.
Retired Bishop Macram Max Gassis, the former bishop of El Obeid who, for years, has supervised from Kenya the Church’s work in the Nuba Mountains, said religious identity has nothing to do with deciding where to provide education or health care or fresh water.
“When we dug a well in a Nuba village where there was not even one Christian, and I went for the inauguration, I told the people, ‘This water is not Christian water. This is God’s water for all of us,'” he said. “That’s it. We share the same earth. Why can’t we live in peace?”

Focolar meeting unites thousands of young people from around the world in Manila

FROM ROME REPORTS

Around 6,000 young people in Focolar communities, from more than 100 countries, participated in Genfest 2018 in Manila. It was the 11th anniversary of this meeting to show that unity among people is possible.
There the young people share common ideas and good practices on how to live as brothers and sisters in areas such as economy, justice, politics, the environment and religion.
The meeting's format was very interesting because it combined work in groups with concerts and testimonies. For example, one of the testimonies was from Azeez, an Iraqi who now lives in France. He had lost his home, family and dreams.
AZEEZ
“What did I learn from this experience? We have only one life on earth. We live only once. Through this experience I understood, that when I go to Paradise, Jesus won't say, 'You are Iraqui, you will enter Paradise.' 'You are French, you will enter...' No. He will ask me, 'Azeez, what have you done in your life?'”
The Genfest meeting ended with the president of the Focolar Movement. She challenged the people at the meeting to learn how to love, to start again after failing and to share their joys and sorrows. 
MARIA VOCE
President, Focolar movement
“There is a secret that can help us not lose sight of this goal. Which here, at Genfest, seems so beautiful, real, fascinating. I'd like to sum it up in a few words: love, start again, share.”
The Focolar Movement was founded in 1943 by Chiara Lubich, who, after seeing the destruction of her city during World War II, decided to change the world with the Christian calling to treat everyone as brothers and sisters. This is the same message that also inspired this meeting of young people in Manila.

 





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          Training schemes give new hope to refugees in France      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sudanese refugee Nasser Mudwey has no regrets about giving up his dream to reach Britain, opting instead for a training scheme at a Peugeot gearbox factory in eastern France.
          South Sudan:Govt Accused of 'Scorched Earth' Policy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[VOA] The U.N. human rights office accuses the South Sudanese government and its allies of brutally and deliberately attacking civilians, particularly women and children, in what it says appears to be a "scorched earth" policy against opposition forces in parts of Unity state.
          Jaksa Tuntut Bupati Nonaktif Lampung Tengah 4 Tahun 6 Bulan Penjara      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Jaksa Penuntut Umum (JPU) pada KPK menuntut Bupati nonaktif Lampung Tengah Mustafa hukuman penjara 4 tahun 6 bulan. Terdakwa dalam kasus suap kepada pimpinan DPRD Lampung Tengah itu juga dituntut agar hak politknya dicabut selama empat tahun.

"Meminta majelis hakim Pengadilan Tipikor pada PN Jakarta Pusat yang memeriksa dan mengadili perkara ini menjatuhkan pidana terhadap terdakwa berupa pidana penjara selama 4 tahun dan 6 bulan dikurangi selama terdakwa di dalam tahanan," kata JPU KPK Ali Fikri membacakan tuntutan untuk Mustafa dalam sidang di Pengadilan Tipikor, Jakarta Pusat, Rabu malam (11/7/2018).

"Menjatuhkan hukuman tambahan kepada terdakwa H Mustafa berupa pencabutan hak untuk dipilih dalam jabatan publik selama empat tahun sejak terdakwa H Mustafa selesai menjalani pidana," lanjutnya.

Selain itu, Bupati nonaktif Lampung Tengah Mustafa dituntut membayar denda sebesar Rp 250 juta subsider 6 bulan kurungan. Ali Fikri mengatakan Mustafa terbukti korupsi secara bersama-sama dan berlanjut, dalam hal ini ia didakwa terbukti memberi suap sebesar Rp 9,6 miliar rupiah kepada pimpinan DPRD Lampung Tengah.

Mustafa memberikan suap agar pimpinan DPRD menyetujui rencana pinjaman Pemkab Lampung Tengah ke PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI) sebesar Rp 300 miliar. Syarat pinjaman salah satunya harus ada surat persetujuan dari pimpinan DPRD. Termasuk surat pernyataan persetujuan pemotongan Dana Alokasi Umum dan Dana Bagi Hasil oleh pemerintah pusat jika terjadi gagal bayar.

Dalam kasus ini, KPK juga telah mendakwa Wakil Ketua DPRD Natalis Sinaga menerima suap Rp 9,6 miliar dan Anggota DPRD Lampung Tengah, Rusliyanto menerima Rp 1 miliar.

Bupati nonaktif Lampung Tengah Mustafa disebut melanggar Pasal 5 ayat 1 huruf a UU 31 Tahun 1999 tentang Pemberantasan Tipikor sebagaimana diubah dengan UU Nomor 20 Tahun 2001 tentang Perubahan atas UU Nomor 31 tahun 1999 tentang Pemberantasan Tipikor jo Pasal 55 ayat ke-1 KUHP.

Sidang Pleidoi 16 Juli 2018

Bupati Lampung Tengah nonaktif, Mustafa saat menjalani sidang dakwaan di Pengadilan Tipikor, Jakarta, Senin (14/5). Atas dakwaan dari penuntut umum, Mustafa mengaku tidak akan mengajukan eksepsi atau nota keberatan. (Liputan6.com/Helmi Fithriansyah)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Ketua Majelis Hakim, Ni Made Sudani memberi kesempatan kepada Mustafa untuk menyampaikan nota pembelaan atau pleidoi pada sidang selanjutnya. Sidang dengan agenda pembacaan pledoi dijadwalkan pada 16 Juli 2018.

"Terhadap tuntutan tersebut diberi kesempatan pada saudara terdakwa untuk mengajukan pembelaan dan untuk itu kita sepakati waktunya pembelaan atau pledoi diberi kesempatan pada tanggal 16 atau hari Senin depan," tutupnya.

 

Reporter: Hari Ariyanti

Sumber: Merdeka.com

 

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          One child in four victim of conflicts and natural disasters      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In a report presented by the UN it emerges that 357 million minors are involved in bloody conflict. The worst situation in Yemen, Mali and South Sudan. Unicef: situation " almost beyond comprehension". Unanimously approved resolution considers child soldiers as first victims. And highlights the different treatment needs between males and females. In 2017, over 21 thousand cases of violations.


          Egypt: Getting by on the Margins: Sudanese and Somali Refugees - A Case Report of Refugees in Towns; Cairo, Egypt      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: Tufts University
Country: Egypt, Somalia, Sudan

Paul Miranda

Introduction

This case report explores the Sudanese and Somali refugee experience in Cairo, focusing on Kilo Araba wa Nus1 and Hay el Ashr, two adjoining neighborhoods on the eastern outskirts of the city with large concentrations of Somali and Sudanese refugees. The case report pays particular attention to the role of social prejudice and racism in the everyday lives of Cairo’s refugees and how this affects their integration. There is extensive research on Cairo’s refugees, including studies of “closed-file” refugees, livelihoods, identity formation, and the relationship between UNHCR and Cairo’s various refugee populations.2 These studies discuss physical security, racism, exploitation, and violence, but seldom show how these issues affect the integration of refugees in Cairo. Yet, these are the issues refugees themselves raise with outsiders as the most pressing concerns within their communities.
This report begins with a brief history of forced migration in Egypt and the legal regime governing refugees in Egypt. The next section explores the urban impact and experiences of Sudanese and Somali refugees in Cairo’s migrant-hosting neighborhoods, focusing on Araba wa Nus and Hay el Ashr. I end with an assessment of the future outlook for Sudanese and Somali refugees in Cairo.


          Niger: Niger: Country Operation Update, June 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Algeria, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

KEY FIGURES

  • 1,536 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – June 2018

  • 2,013 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum

  • 17,758 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi region

Operational Context

The key situations include:

  1. The Mali situation: began in 2012 with the outbreak of conflict in northern Mail. The regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua bordering Mali and hosting the majority of the refugees are increasingly affected by insecurity and terrorism. A State of Emergency was declared last year, and extended for a further 6 months in February 2018. There are currently 58,035 Malian refugees in Niger. UNHCR aims to support the socio-economic integration of these refugees and the closure of the camps by the end of 2019 through urbanization and other programmes aimed at integration. A regional EU Trust Fund project was recently launched aimed at strengthening the resilience of displaced populations in northern Mali and supporting peaceful coexistence between communities.

  2. The Nigeria situation: began in 2013, with the arrival of the first Nigerian refugees across the border fleeing Boko Haram. The situation deteriorated with the first attacks in Niger territory in 2015. There are over 250,000 displaced persons in the region. The majority live in spontaneous sites or with the local population, while UNHCR manages one refugee camp, with 14,130 people (as of 3 July 2018). Another EU Trust Fund project is ongoing aimed at supporting economic recovery and municipal investments through the construction of durable housing.

  3. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): The displaced population in the Diffa region is extremely mixed, including refugees, IDPs and Returnees. Efforts are underway to complete biometric registration of all displaced persons, including IDPs, who are often faced with similar protection risks as refugees. However, the IDP situation in Niger has become more complex with increasing insecurity in the region of Tillaberi, bordering Mali. In 2018, attacks and insecurity in the area have resulted in the internal displacement of at least 17,758 people so far. Protection monitoring, advocacy, capacity building sessions and coordinated efforts with humanitarian actors are ongoing to ensure close follow up on the situation.

  4. Mixed Migration: Niger is a major crossroads of migratory movements northwards towards Libya,
    Algeria and the Mediterranean. These migratory flows constitute mixed migration, including economic migrants as well as persons in need of international protection. In Agadez, UNHCR works to identify asylum seekers within the migratory flows and works with the government, as well as IOM and NGOs to provide these persons with information and assistance. 2,013 persons, mostly Sudanese, are currently profiled by UNHCR in Agadez. 24% of them are minors and 202 are unaccompanied or separated children. The situation has become more complex in the last months, with the addition of downward movements from Libya and Algeria.

  5. Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM): This unique programme aims to provide life-saving protection, assistance and long-term solutions to extremely vulnerable refugees trapped in detention in Libya, through temporary evacuation to Niger. The aim is to deliver protection and identify durable solutions, including resettlement for these refugees, who are mainly Eritrean, Somalian, Ethiopian, and Sudanese. Their profiles mainly include survivors of torture or other forms of violence in the country of origin and/or transit countries (e.g. Libya) and others with compelling protection needs. Many of them are unaccompanied children (approximately 260) and women and girls at risk. To date, 1,536 people have been evacuated from Libya to Niger and a total of 203 individuals have departed for resettlement from Niger to France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Other countries offering resettlement places are Germany, the UK, Finland, Canada,
    Belgium, Malta, Norway and the USA.


          South Sudan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

          Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Ms. Pramila Patten visits South Sudan to demand an immediate halt to all forms of sexual violence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In South Sudan, since the start of the conflict, sexual violence has been committed on a widespread and systematic scale as a tactic of war and terror. As part of a joint United Nations – African Union solidarity visit, led by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, I visited the country from 3 to 7 July 2018. […]
          South Sudan: ‘Horrific acts’ by government may constitute ‘war crimes’ says United Nations, de manding justice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, issued a report on Tuesday, noting the “deliberate…and brutally violent” targeting of civilians, particularly women and children, in April and May. According to the report, at least 120 women and girls were raped and those unable to flee were killed as part of a deliberate “scorched earth” policy that […]
          Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Making the case was UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, fresh from a mission to South Sudan, Chad and Niger; all countries where women and children are paying what she called the “stark cost” of conflict. For Bineta Diop, the AU Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, the mission highlighted the “heart-rending and poignant realities” […]
          New Zealand Humanitarian Assistance for Somalia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Shabelle] New Zealand has approved $5.2 million in humanitarian funding to address significant humanitarian needs in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.
          Coffee and Provocation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Los Angeles' Unhinged Pet Policies

Los Angeles is about to say YES to unlimited Pit Bulls, feral cats and 'retail rescue' pet shops.

Ready for Rhino Cloning?
First test tube rhino embryos could bring the northern white rhino back from extinction.

Long Distance Charges May Apply
A Polish environmental group placed a tracker on the back of a stork. The migratory bird traveled to Sudan, where someone found the tracker, removed the sim card, put it in their own phone and racked up hours worth of phone calls. As noted in a previous post, the first evidence that European storks were flying to Africa and back in the winter came when one returned with a spear in his neck.

Malthus Was Wrong

Since 1950, India’s GDP per capita has grown five-fold, Japan’s eleven-fold and China’s almost twenty-fold. Folks forget that Reverend Malthus opposed birth control and cheered on the grim reaper since, according to him, the poor were unable to control their lustful habits. More from this blog here.

Killer Cows?
The deadliest animals in America may surprise you.

The Sir David Atttenborough Is Ready to Launch
The polar exploring ship is the largest commercial ship built in Britain in three decades.

Thermal Cameras to Fight Against Poaching
Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) thermal imaging sensors, of the kind used on Air Force are now being employed against poachers in Africa.

Senator Mike Lee Pledges Long-Term Attack on Public Lands
Mike Lee is a danger to all that is good in America. From Outdoor Life magazine.

Imagine if We Clear Cut a Forest for Deer Meat
That's what we do with fish, where nets rip up bottoms and one-third of the fish caught never get eaten.

Sidang Pleidoi 16 Juli 2018

Bupati Lampung Tengah nonaktif, Mustafa saat menjalani sidang dakwaan di Pengadilan Tipikor, Jakarta, Senin (14/5). Atas dakwaan dari penuntut umum, Mustafa mengaku tidak akan mengajukan eksepsi atau nota keberatan. (Liputan6.com/Helmi Fithriansyah)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Ketua Majelis Hakim, Ni Made Sudani memberi kesempatan kepada Mustafa untuk menyampaikan nota pembelaan atau pleidoi pada sidang selanjutnya. Sidang dengan agenda pembacaan pledoi dijadwalkan pada 16 Juli 2018.

"Terhadap tuntutan tersebut diberi kesempatan pada saudara terdakwa untuk mengajukan pembelaan dan untuk itu kita sepakati waktunya pembelaan atau pledoi diberi kesempatan pada tanggal 16 atau hari Senin depan," tutupnya.

 

Reporter: Hari Ariyanti

Sumber: Merdeka.com

 

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          The Trump Administration's Human Cages Aren't New — They Have a Long and Shameful American History      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of kidnapped natives from various countries were displayed.

When Donald Trump recently accused “illegal immigrants” of wanting to “pour into and infest our country,” there was an immediate outcry. After all, that verb, infest, had been used by the Nazis as a way of dehumanizing Jews and communists as rats, vermin, or insects that needed to be eradicated.

Nobody, however, should have been surprised. The president has a long history of excoriating people of color as animal-like. In 1989, for instance, reacting to the rape of a white woman in New York’s Central Park, he took out full-page ads in four of the city’s major papers (total cost: $85,000) calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty and decrying “roving bands of wild criminals roaming our streets.” He was, of course, referring to the five black and Latino youngsters accused of that crime for which they were convicted -- and, 10 years late, exonerated when a serial rapist and murderer finally confessed.

Trump never apologized for his rush to judgment or his hate-filled opinions, which eventually became the template for his attacks on immigrants during the 2016 election campaign and for his presidency. He has declared many times that some people aren’t actually human beings at all but animals, pointing, in particular, to MS-13 gang members. At a rally in Tennessee at the end of May, he doubled down on this sort of invective, goading a frenzied crowd to enthusiastically shout that word -- “Animals!” -- back. In that way, he made those present accomplices to his bigotry. Nor are his insults and racial tirades mere rhetorical flourishes. They’ve had quite real consequences. It’s enough to look at the cages where undocumented children separated from their families at or near the U.S.-Mexico border have been held as if they were indeed animals -- reporters and others regularly described one of those detention areas as being like a “zoo” or a “kennel” -- not to mention their parents who are also trapped behind wire barriers, even if arousing far less attention and protest.

A History of Caged Humans

All the president’s furious contemporary rants and rallies, along with those cages and detainee centers, have certainly brought Nazism to mind for some, but it might be more illuminating to think of them as echoing an earlier moment in history when comparing dark-skinned humans to animals would hardly have caused a stir.  It would have been considered part of normal discourse, in both Europe and the United States.

Indeed, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, millions of Europeans and Americans considered it perfectly natural to treat certain members of our species quite literally as if they were beasts. They were unfazed, so the historical record suggests, by the idea of seeing such “animals,” such oddities, displayed in literal zoo cages at boisterous public events. It may now be hard to believe, but our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of natives kidnapped from Asia, Africa, and Latin America were exposed to scrutiny, curiosity, and derision, as well as, sometimes, undergoing scientific experimentation.

Today, such mindboggling violations of human rights have almost entirely vanished from public memory. I had only vaguely heard of human zoos myself, before I became obsessed with them when research for my latest novel, Darwin’s Ghosts, led me into the world of human menageries. I discovered that the phenomenon had been launched in the most modest of ways.

One hundred and seventy years ago -- 1848, a year of revolutions across the globe -- a Hamburg fishmonger, Claus Hagenbeck, decided to charge customers to take a peek at some Arctic seals swimming in a large tub in the backyard of his house. Soon enough, that first timid entrepreneurial step developed into a highly lucrative family business exhibiting wild animals, while feeding growing demands for wondrous beasts to populate circuses and fill the private collections of monarchs and other wealthy individuals.

In the end, animals were not enough. By the early 1870s, in conjunction with the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris and American impresarios like P.T. Barnum, the Hagenbeck family started dabbling in displaying “savages” from the farthest corners of the planet. The first victims of this desire to bring exemplars from the rest of humanity to viewers in the West were Laplanders, displayed in a setting meant to look like one of their villages. (A similar urge gave birth to the dioramas that soon began to flourish at museums of natural history.)

That first exhibition in Hamburg of “the little men and women” of Lapland proved so sensational -- tours were organized to Berlin, Leipzig, and other German cities -- that the desire to see more “primitive” humans soon became insatiable. Scavengers who had previously specialized in locating and bringing African and Asian wildlife to Europe and the United States were now instructed to be on the lookout for similarly exotic human wildlife. They should not be, it was quickly stipulated, so monstrous as to disgust audiences, but neither should they be so beautiful as to cease to be bizarre.

The Laplanders were followed by a multitude of indigenous inhabitants of the planet forcibly removed from their habitats: Eskimos, Cingalese, Kalmuks, Somalis, Ethiopians, Bedouins, Nubians from the Upper Nile, aboriginal Australians, Zulu warriors, Mapuche Indians, Andaman Islanders from the South Pacific, head-hunters from Borneo. The list went on and on, as those human zoos spread from Germany to France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the United States, all of which -- what a coincidence! -- just happened to be the globe’s imperial powers of that era.

Representatives of ethnic groups from all over the planet soon became an expectable feature of then-popular World’s Fair pavilions. Besides providing entertainment for the whole family -- they might be thought of as that moment’s equivalents of reality TV shows -- those exhibitions were proclaimed “educational” experiences by the enterprises cashing in on them. Such tableaus of “prehistoric” people offered a way for affluent visitors to gawk at and be amazed by the bizarre habits of the bizarre inhabitants of the faraway lands that their countries were incorporating with great violence into “civilization” via colonial dominion. In fact, that violence was such that some of the native populations on display, like diverse groups of Patagons from Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Latin America, were already then on the verge of becoming extinct. One of the draws of seeing living specimens of those strange men, women, and children was to do so before their last remnants, along with their languages and their cultures, disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Even if you were among the millions of Americans and Europeans who couldn’t personally visit such folk displays, ethnic villages, and human zoos, you could still inexpensively and vicariously experience those exotic others. The images of the captives -- who, of course, had been photographed without their consent -- were commercialized on an industrial scale. The postcards upon which their faces and bodies were flaunted soon became an everyday feature of domestic life, one more way that the human zoo was normalized, whitewashed, and sent into the home with barely a thought about the horrors, the suffering being visited on those captives or how their children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends, left behind, were dealing with the trauma of having their loved ones torn from their midst.

Nor were such acts repudiated by the most illustrious members of those “advanced” societies. Quite the opposite, many of the abductions had been financed by scientific institutions eager to discover how such specimens might fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution. Their research, in turn, was backed by government officials more than ready to show their respect and support for scholars looking into the origins of humanity. Were those Africans and South Americans entirely human or did they constitute missing links in the great chain of beings that became our species? Eminent naturalists and doctors debated just such matters, gave lectures on them, wrote treatises about them, and (in what then passed for scientific experimentation) poked at or into the bodies of those who had made the mistake of being born far from the so-called civilized world.

The Ota Bengas of Today

Today, of course, human zoos and the medical experiments on live human beings that went with them are inconceivable. The consciousness of humanity, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. 70 years ago, has made such practices disgraceful and intolerable. Who today could stomach the fate of Ota Benga, a pygmy from the Congo who was housed with the primates at New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1906 and committed suicide a decade later when he realized that he would never be able to return to his native land? Who among us would bring their children to gape at “missing links” like Thai dwarfs, Amazonian Indians, or Sudanese villagers as if they were freaks of nature, not human beings?

Unfortunately, congratulations are not (yet) in order, given how often the same racist impulses resurface today, and not only in the president’s intemperate diatribes equating humans and animals (none of which have so far provoked indignation in most of his followers). A similar dehumanization of strangers with darker faces and skins appears to animate current anti-immigrant sentiments in many lands, a desire to escape “infestation” from abroad and maintain mythical versions of racial purity and national identity. Are we really that removed from the spectators who watched their fellow humans abused in zoo-like conditions a century or so ago without blinking or being disturbed?

In retrospect, what’s most sobering about the human zoos of an earlier time is how oblivious those who participated in such degrading spectacles were to the crimes being committed before their eyes. Many of them would have judged themselves decent, enlightened citizens, shining advocates of progress, science, and freedom. And yet, in Berlin in 1882, the police had to be called in to quell a riot by visitors to an exhibition of 11 Kaweshkar natives abducted from Tierra del Fuego. Thousands of customers, having imbibed copious gallons of beer, began to stone the hostages, demanding that they mate in public. Or consider the fate of two female Kaweshkar whose sexual organs, after they died in captivity, were carved from their dead bodies and sent to be examined by a prominent German researcher interested in discovering how such creatures might be distinct from European women.

So many decades later, it’s easy enough to condemn such offenses. More difficult and painful is to ask what injustices are happening now that we take to be as normal as human zoos (or the disempowerment of women and child slavery) were just a few generations ago. Is it the thoughtless annihilation of immeasurable species, the plundering of nature, the loss of wisdom stored for millennia by ethnic groups that are fast disappearing? Is it the punitive incarceration of millions, so many lives wasted? Is it our incredibly counterproductive “war on drugs” that unnecessarily ravages cities, nations, and lives? Or our inability to rid ourselves of the plague of nuclear proliferation, the brutality of widespread hunger, America’s endless wars, the detention centers for immigrants and their children in this country, the spectacle of undocumented minors shut up in cages and crying for their parents, or the overflowing refugee camps elsewhere in the world? And what of so many children displaced in their war-torn lands or incarcerated in poverty? Where is the indignation about them? Who marches to have them released from their structural captivity? And who even noticed the 10,000 children murdered or maimed in armed conflicts in 2017 alone, deaths invisible to us if you didn’t happen to catch a brief news item quickly forgotten?

In reality, those human zoos of the not-so-distant past pose a terrifying question for us: What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future? How, they will wonder, could their ancestors have been so blind as to condone such transgressions against humaneness and humanity?

 
 

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