Also, the assassination of Gandhi is similar to that of Martin Luther King Jr., the main civil rights leader in the United States during the sixties who often protested the unfair treatment of blacks in America. His assassination is obscured by conspiracy, as to whether or not his convicted assassin really acted alone or if he conspired with others. Nevertheless, it can be said that his murder was most likely related to his work as a civil rights leader, who persistently pushed for the intolerance to end and for the indifference towards the hardships of the African-American community to
Introduction: The film, Fenceline: A Company Town Divided by filmmakers, Slawomir Grünberg and Jane Greenberg was produced in the late 2002 (American Documentary, 2002). This film takes places in the early 2000s, in Norco, Louisiana, where racism, social status, economic depression, and pollution was prevalent (American Documentary, 2002). The Norco community is 98% a white population, the other 2% are African-American descent who live in the Diamond community (Grunberg, 2002). Both communities face a social division over the issue of that the Shell’s chemical plantation causes with the toxic chemicals it produces evaporating in the air and affecting the health of the society. The Shell’s planation is located in the middle of the Mississippi River's notorious "cancer alley,” situated in the Diamond community (Grunberg, 2002).
He also mentioned, “it was probably true that BP should have done more to prepare for such an emergency”. In addition, the investigations conducted by Congressional committee on energy and commerce concluded that BP was not prepared for a catastrophic loss of well control. Management of the Response Phase: After the Deepwater Horizon accident, BP has made significant efforts to stem the oil spill and to completely detroy the well. About five months after the accident, BP engineers tried a various methods to slow or to stop the oil leaks to the environment unfortuately all these attempts were in vain. On April 28, engineers tried their best to close the blowout preventer valves.
First, he mentions the dishonesty of a “one-sided idea of who was kept free” by the war if “the highest percentage of casualties” were African-American (15). Kerry made his speech during the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement, and he keeps it in mind when discussing the unfortunate state of veterans in America, particularly black veterans. Similarly, it doesn’t escape his notice that the war America is fighting in a third-world country is much more violent and inhumane than one fought in a European country. He accuses America of losing its “sense of morality” because of its apathy to corruption and massacres such as what happened in My Lai (16). Due to such destructive war tactics, Kerry says that “America placed a cheapness on the lives of” the Southeast Asians that they were fighting (17).
Following the prosecution of these officers, other prominent individuals were also prosecuted pursuant to Allied Control Council Law No. 10 for their involvement in crimes committed by the Nazi government . The Tokyo military tribunal also prosecuted and convicted seven prominent Japanese leaders for their involvement in war crimes that were committed during the Second World War . Both tribunals, however, were accused of being biased and mere institutions of victors’ justice that turned a blind eye to the crimes committed by the Allied forces . Nonetheless the prosecution of prominent state officials by these tribunals set an important precedent and showed that state sovereignty could no longer be used as a means of protection from prosecution for heinous crimes.
With the negative exposure Zwarte Piet has received from the international media lately, the United Nations (U.N.) decided to investigate the Zwarte Piet controversy. When Verene Shepherd from the U.N. came to the Netherlands to look in to the matter was she and her team met with harassments and threats. Nevertheless, Verene Shepherd delivered her report to the Dutch government, which stated, “the Black Pete segment of the Santa Claus tradition is experienced by African people and people of African descent as a living trace of past slavery and oppression.” She reminded the Dutch government of its U.N. obligations to eliminate all forms of racism and to respect the rights of minorities. Some Dutch politicians then angrily said they would rather that the Netherlands pull out of the U.N. than end the Black Pete tradition. In addition, ministers and politicians across political platforms have been speaking up for Zwarte Piet, or they have silently ignored the debate.
The existing engineers ignore the seismic design. This is where we should stand to correct and modify the design method to challenge these horizontal forces. So, we can summarize it by saying that: The purpose of seismic engineering is not limited to knowledge of the place where damaging earthquakes occur, but the appointment of the nature of the generated ground movements because of earthquakes and the type of distortion on the upper layers of the earth's crust then we can lay the foundations for specific appropriate designs and at the lowest possible
Moreover, it exerts pressure for many Nigerian people to become rich in order to be accepted in the modern religious Nigerian society, which is based on capitalistic values deeply embedded in the pentecostal ideology. Anne Abok (2016), a Nigerian cofounder of a shelter for ex sex street workers in Nigeria, said that in Nigeria people experience poverty of values. According to Abok a social position of a person in the country is derived from the amount of money which they own and poor people are denied by the society. Women who are deported to Nigeria are highly stigmatized by their society and even by their own families. They are blamed for being in
Environmental issues and its effect The search for a perfect world is hard to come by. Sad that in our city and whole universe problems doesn’t seem to cease. Sure, death is a natural thing that happens but it is sad when society has a role on how we die. We as humans build ourselves from ground up so it is not hard to adapt new changes to make the world a better and healthier place. We have the power to make a difference, to advocate about the environment and make a change, even if we die trying.
AFR 44/005/2014 Under embargo until May 13th STOP TORTURE Country profile: Nigeria Torture in Nigeria: In summary Amnesty International has serious concerns about the increasing use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in Nigeria. Recent Amnesty research indicates that police and military personnel routinely use torture and other ill-treatment to extract information and “confessions”, and to punish and exhaust detainees. In contravention of national and international law, information extracted by torture and ill-treatment is routinely accepted as evidence in court. The Nigerian authorities display an apparent lack of political will to adhere to their international human rights obligations. This briefing