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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Everyone has been hearing that there is misunderstanding between Iran and the UN. They fight over whether Iran is enriching uranium for nukes. However, even Russia knows what Iran is doing surreptiously. We also know Russia has commercial ties to Iran which complicates its position on sanctions imposed on Iran. Since Iran is also close to China who finally agreed to watered down sanctions, its capabilities grow more threatening to the world and particularly its closest neighbors.

In case Iran is not deterred as soon as possible, it may cause other Middle East countries to develop nuclear... Read More

The Middle-East war is fought in many fronts. While Israel has managed to maintain its militarily superiority, it’s been continuously defeated on the PR and media fronts, which it has neglected for many years. The way the recent flotilla event was conducted PR-wise, is merely the tip of the iceberg of Israeli inability to comprehend the importance of International Media and PR as a legitimate warfare strategy.

In this case, for instance, assuming that Israel needs to maintain the blockade on Gaza, let’s see how it could have conducted a Media-savvy operation.

In the months prior... Read More

Survival is appealing to sports giant Puma to disinvest from tourism company Wilderness Safaris over a lodge it has built on land belonging to the Bushmen of Botswana.

Puma bought a 20% stake in the company via a private placement shortly before its listing on the Botswana and Johannesburg stock exchanges on 8th April.

Wilderness Safaris is, in its own words, “a conservation organisation and ecotourism company dedicated to responsible tourism…helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities”.

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The US State Department’s latest Human Rights report has criticized the Botswana government for its ‘continued narrow interpretation’ of the 2006 High Court ruling that granted the Bushmen the right to return to their ancestral lands.

The report states that although the ruling recognized the Bushmen’s constitutional right to live on their lands in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the majority are ‘being prohibited from returning to or hunting’ in the reserve. It found that many Bushmen have not returned to their land because ‘lack of water made [the reserve] an extremely inhospitable... Read More

The situation of the Guarani tribe of southern Brazil is one of the worst of all indigenous peoples in the Americas, says a new report by Survival which was presented to the U.N. The release of the report coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21st.

The Guarani suffer high rates of suicide, malnutrition, unfair imprisonment and alcoholism, and are regularly targeted and killed by gunmen hired by the ranchers who have taken over their land. The denial of the Indians’ land rights is singled out in the report as the main cause of this... Read More

A massive hydroelectric dam project on Ethiopia’s Omo River will devastate at least 200,000 tribal people, Survival said today.

Survival is launching an urgent campaign calling on the Ethiopian government to halt the dam (known as GibeIII), and urging potential international funders, including the Africa Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank and the Italian government not to support the project.

Italian company Salini Costruttori, has been contracted to build the dam. The same company built the smaller Gibe II dam, part of which collapsed 10 days after... Read More

Weeks after the last member of the Bo tribe died on the Andaman Islands, an Indian court has moved to protect the neighbouring Jarawa tribe by suspending the operation of a controversial tourist resort. India’s Supreme Court ordered on Monday that the company, Barefoot India, must close its resort near the Jarawa’s reserve, pending further deliberation by the court.

Despite concerns for the future of the tribe, Barefoot had challenged the legality of a ‘buffer zone’ around the reserve. The buffer zone was designed to protect the Jarawa by preventing tourism and other commercial activity... Read More

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