In Pakistan the yoke of war and land intersect at every level. On the one hand, an aristocracy of landowners controls the majority of lands by slaughtering millions of small peasants. On the other hand the high spheres of the political-military establishment plunge the country into the status quo, overthrowing both the reform of land ownership and the pursuit of a definitive solution to terrorism. In all of this, the USA plays their part
In Congo, rape is not just a sneaking war weapon in the ethnic clash between Tutsi, Hutu and Congolese. It is a real social plague: every month tens of girls militated by militiamen are banned from the community, the dishonored families dispel, the women who do not report violence not to end up on a road are destroyed by venereal diseases. The reeds are reduced to prostituting themselves to survive
It is in the schools that Congo boys and girls learn to hunt a Kalashnikov. According to Amnesty International’s latest report, released in October, 11,000 small soldiers are fighting in Congo. Before the summer, they were only 3,000. War is often a choice: orphans or poor children decide to arm arms spontaneously, for them it is the only way to survive
Massacre in Kiwanja, many children among over 50 victims. The executioner Nkunda seems to have responded to the government’s offensive in recent days, which had provisionally dropped him from some villages in the Rutshuru area. Shadows at the Nairobi Summit that yesterday brought together Ban Ki-moon, Congolese President and Rwanda President. The summit had ended with the new request for ceasing the fire
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The often fruitless waiting of their turn, the excitement of meeting up again, the illusion of a life still together, the desperation of a last and definitive farewell. It looks like the plot of a movie, but instead it is the real drama of 8 million families divided by the war that split Korea into two parties. Only 100 families picked up by chance are able to meet up for a few days. Those excluded must make do with some video conferencing. Meanwhile, 35,000 applicants have already died
Sardar Sarovar Dam: is the name of the largest in the thirty dams built in India as a reservoir for rainwater. The government should have ensured that all those living at the dam were provided with safe house and land to cultivate. The truth is that many villages have been flooded with water and many suspect that the real beneficiaries will be the large industrial complexes and elite tourist structures