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Conspiracy against the voiceless

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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 09:30 AM
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The media, to its credit, does focus on those who are in need of our help. Zimbabwe, Darfur, Palestine, Lebanon, Somali, Tibet and North Korea.

But what would you say if I spoke about other tragedies that you and I do not hear about?

Colombia





Human Rights Concerns

Since 2003, paramilitary groups, responsible for the vast majority of human rights violations in Colombia for over a decade, have been involved in a government-sponsored "demobilization" process. More than 25,000 paramilitaries have supposedly demobilized under a process which has been criticized by AI and other Colombian and international human rights groups, as well as by the OHCHR and the IACHR. The process is lacking in effective mechanisms for justice and in its inability to ensure that paramilitary members actually cease violent activities.


Amnesty US:Colombia

Why did we not hear about these actions of the demobilization process? FOXNews, CNN, BBC are all silent, why?

President Bush Discuesses Colombia Free Trade



Colombia is one of our strongest allies in the Western Hemisphere. They are led by a very strong and courageous leader, President Uribe. He's taken courageous stands to defend our shared democratic values. He has been a strong and capable partner in fighting drugs and crime and terror.


Burundi





Like all human rights abuses in Burundi, rape has become an entrenched feature of the crisis because the perpetrators have largely not been brought to justice. The scale of rape indicates a deliberate strategy by belligerents to use rape and other forms of sexual violence against women as a weapon of war. Rape has, however, also been exacerbated by widespread discrimination against women and its consequences have been aggravated by poverty, internal displacement and a failing health system.


Amnesty International

Again, why do we not hear about this in the media? Well, the Burundi government has military protection provided by the US armed forces. But, just like Darfar, the African Union has turned a blind eye to the human rights violations in Burundi.

The UK government has invested up to £1 Billion in Burundi (this is not the humanitarian aid budget, which is a lot small). The UK spends more on Commercial interest, than aid, in Burundi.

Commercial = £1 Billion

Aid = £10 million

Country Profile: Burundi

Turkmenistan





Former Turkmenbashi Saparmurat Niyazov banned playing of video games, listening to car radios, performing opera and ballet, smoking in public, long hair on men, and even growing facial hair.


Human rights in Turkmenistan

Those silly bans are nothing compared to these. Oppostion parties are banned and face life in prison. There is no free press or freedom of expression, Turkmenistan's record on freedom of expression is worse than Burma and North Korea.

So, this time, why no information on the Western Media?

UK firm to audit Turkmen gas



Since the death in December 2005 of Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov, Western energy firms have longingly eyed Turkmenistan's vast natural gas reserves, which even during the Soviet era were estimated at 10 trillion to 14 trillion cubic meters, exceeded only by those of the Russian Federation. Among the potential suitors for Ashgabat's favor, no firms were more ardent than U.S. companies. Alas, once again for Washington, the groom has been left at the altar.


There is a common value here, economic interest is becoming more important than human rights. We see people protesting over the Olympics because of Tibet, this is because the media does highlight the suffering.

These examples remind me of Burma. Our government want the military junta to end, but the corporations in the West are basically keeping them in power via investment.

Media coverage would damage the economic interest of our nations. As the title suggests, there is a conspiracy against the voiceless in this world.

[edit on 10-4-2008 by infinite]




posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 10:00 AM
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Kuwait





Kuwait is a dictatorship where all political power is practically in the hands of the Emir. A National Assembly has limited powers, and can be suspended by the Emir. There are no political parties and neither women nor people of non-Kuwait ancestry have the right to vote.

There are scores of political prisoners in Kuwait, and prison conditions are often inhumane.


Human Rights in Kuwait

Kuwait: Halt Dress-Code Crackdown



On December 10, 2007, Kuwait’s National Assembly approved an amendment to Article 198 of the Criminal Code. It states that “any person committing an indecent act in a public place, or imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex, shall be subject to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or a fine not exceeding one thousand dinars [US$3,500].” Police began arresting people almost immediately, jailing at least 14 people in the first month.


Human Rights Watch

Why no attention? Since the Gulf War defense arrangements have been concluded with the United Staes, United Kingdom, Russia, and France. The Emir is extremely pro-American, which many in the United States are happy to see in the region.

In January, Fluor Corporation won a five-year $334 million consultancy services contract to provide program management for Kuwait Oil Co.

Fluor History

A very interesting history, epesically the involvement with the US government and its "proud work" with FEMA during Hurricane Katrina (which the picture showed on the main page). And, interesting note, Fluor head office is in Texas (Bush link?)

The other company, Kuwait Oil Company is an Anglo-American company.

Kuwait Oil Co.

It seems there is a pattern, question the human rights in Kuwait and the UK and US loose all power over the rich oil fields.



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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*crickets*

No one cares about human rights then? I thought many members would be concerned about the amount of violations of human rights in the world.



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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its clear as DAY

Money and GREED

if one looks at any country they will see they always have a blind eye on actions that are barberic or uncivil aslong as there is money to be made.

we dont have to look further then our own backyard
we have people that bribe and pervert justice to make billions (BAE)

and then we have the Moral high ground on other countries refusing aid and other support if they dont root out corruption.

great example we are


the whole notion of human rights has gone out the window years ago
aslong as the country can offer something in terms of services
they know they can practicaly get away with day light murder.

Dafar and so on where some actions are being taken is more of a front as
no one is taking real actions.

the whole thing is a JOKE



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