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1 in 5 UK charities reportedly misuse more than half of their income


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Artist Ai Weiwei poses as drowned refugee child Aylan


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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei imitating the lifeless body of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi on the Greek Island of Lesbos (photo by Rohit Chawla for India Today)

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei poses as drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi

‘The image is haunting and represents the whole immigration crisis’

Maya Oppenheim

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has staged a photo in which he poses as the drowned Syrian refugee toddler whose picture sparked an international outcry last year.

The image emulates the photo of the lifeless three-year-old boy Aylan Kurdi, who was washed up on the shores of Turkey last September.

The picture came to symbolise the tragic plight of the refugee crisis.

Since then, European countries have increasingly turned their backs on those fleeing war-torn countries.

Having already accepted more than a million migrants, Germany has announced plans to tighten its asylum rules. The Nordic countries have also markedly changed…

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JESUS DECLARED: January 31, 2016 Sabine Kurjo McNeill News


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Just a little reminder on this Sunday…

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Blessed are the humble in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you, when men shall revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5:3-12

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Kriminelle Infrastruktur: Tausende minderjährige Flüchtlinge sind verschwunden


Kriminelle Infrastruktur: Tausende minderjährige Flüchtlinge sind verschwunden

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Kriminelle Infrastruktur: Tausende minderjährige Flüchtlinge sind verschwunden

Schleuser nutzen Flüchtlinge zunehmend für Sexarbeit und Sklaverei aus. Laut Europol ist der Verbleib von 10.000 unbegleiteten Kindern und Jugendlichen in Europa unklar.

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Schleuser nutzen Flüchtlinge zunehmend für Sexarbeit und Sklaverei aus. Laut Europol ist der Verbleib von 10.000 unbegleiteten Kindern und Jugendlichen in Europa unklar.

Mindestens 10.000 unbegleitete Flüchtlinge unter 18 Jahren sind nach Schätzung von Europol in Europa verschwunden. Tausende seien in europäischen Staaten registriert worden, doch dann habe sich ihre Spur verloren, sagte Brian Donald dem Observer. Der Stabschef der EU-Polizeibehörde warnte, einige könnten in die Hände von Kriminellen gelangt sein.

Nicht alle werden kriminell ausgenutzt, manche könnten inzwischen in der Obhut von Familienmitgliedern sein”, sagte Donald. “Aber wir wissen einfach nicht, wo sie sind, was sie tun oder bei wem sie sind.” Allein in Italien seien 5.000 Minderjährige verschwunden, 1.000 in Schweden.

Die Organisation Save the Children schätzt, dass ungefähr 26.000 unbegleitete Minderjährige im vergangenen Jahr in Europa angekommen seien. Europol geht laut dem Observer von deutlich höheren Zahlen aus. Nach Schätzung der Polizeibehörde sind 27 Prozent der in Europa ankommenden Flüchtlinge minderjährig. Das wären bei einer Million Flüchtlingen 270.000 Menschen unter 18 Jahren

“Nicht alle von ihnen sind unbegleitet, doch wir haben Hinweise, dass es ein großer Anteil von ihnen ist”, sagte Donald. So handele es sich nach seiner Ansicht bei der Zahl von 10.000 verschwundenen unbegleiteten Jugendlichen um eine vorsichtige Schätzung, die Zahlen könnten auch höher sein.

Europol habe Beweise, dass manche Kinder und Jugendliche auf der Flucht sexuell missbraucht worden sein. “Es hat sich eine gesamte kriminelle Infrastruktur gebildet, die vom Migrantenstrom profitiert”, sagte Donald. Kriminelle Banden, die bisher als Schleuser aufgetreten seien, wären dazu übergegangen, Flüchtlinge für Sexarbeit und Sklaverei auszunutzen.

Auch die Organisation für Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit in Europa (OSZE) zeigte sich besorgt. “Unbegleitete Minderjährige aus Konfliktregionen bilden die mit Abstand gefährdetste Gruppe unter den Flüchtlingen”, sagte Mariyana Berket von der OSZE dem Observer. “Sie sind ohne elterliche Fürsorge, sie wurden entweder von ihren Familien geschickt, um als erste nach Europa zu gelangen, oder sie haben ihre Flucht mit anderen Familienmitgliedern begonnen.”


REPORT: BLACK TEEN WAS PUT IN CHOKEHOLD BY DETENTION STAFFER BEFORE SHE WAS FOUND DEAD!


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Report: Teen was put in chokehold by detention staffer before she was found dead

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Hours before 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen was found dead in her cell, a detention staffer used a martial arts hold on her.

According to a spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, McMillen refused to remove her sweatshirt for a booking photo and patdown, leading one staffer to use the hold on her.

“The staff performed an Aikido restraint hold to safely conduct a pat-down search and remove the youth’s hoodie,” spokesperson Stacy Floden stated. “The purpose of having multiple staff involved in a controlled restraint is to ensure the safety of the youth and staff.”

Aikido is a form of martial arts that focuses on defending yourself without injuring your attacker. However, since Aikido is simply the style of martial art used and not a specific hold…

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Nach diesem Handyrohstoff graben afrikanische Kinder metertief


Nach diesem Handyrohstoff buddeln Kinder metertief

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Mit bloßen Händen schürfen Kinder in Afrika nach wichtigen Rohstoffen für die Smartphone-Herstellung. Apple und Co. versuchen das zu verhindern – doch die Hürden sind für die Hersteller sehr hoch.

Smartphones sind Livestyle-Objekte schlechthin: Glänzende Bildschirme, exakte Gehäusekanten und polierte Metallflächen deuten auf hochpräzise und weitgehend automatisierten Fertigungsverfahren, auf effiziente Hightech-Fabriken und strenge Qualitätskontrollen.

Niemand, der sein Smartphone in die Hand nimmt, würde vermuten, dass ein Teil davon aus Kinderhänden stammt, die in der Dunkelheit selbst gegrabener Minentunnel mit primitiven Werkzeugen schuften. Dennoch wirft die Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International allen großen Smartphone- und Elektronikherstellern vor, dass ihre Produkte mithilfe von Kinderarbeit hergestellt werden.

Kobalt, ein unersetzliches Metall in den Lithium-Ionen-Akkus aller Mobilgeräte, so schreibt die Organisation in einem ausführlichen Bericht, stammt aus Minen des afrikanischen Kongo, in denen Minderjährige arbeiten.

Minenerträge dienen zur Finanzierung des Bürgerkriegs

Die Elektronikhersteller haben bislang keine große Wahl: Die drei wichtigsten Akku-Lieferanten für die gesamte Branche produzieren in China, sie liefern über 90 Prozent der Akkus, die in den Fabriken der großen chinesischen Auftragsfertiger verbaut werden.

Das Kobalt beziehen die Hersteller direkt von dem chinesischen Minenkonzern Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt. Dessen Tochterfirma Congo Dongfang Mining kauft Erzlieferungen von Zwischenhändlern auf, die wiederum die Produktion der kleinen, zum Teil primitiven Minen in den Erzabbaugebieten der Region Katanga im Ostkongo einsammeln.

Ähnlich sieht die Lieferantenkette für das Seltene-Erden-Metall Tantal aus, das für miniaturisierte Hochleistungskondensatoren in fast allen Mobilgeräten eingesetzt wird. Der zugrunde liegende Rohstoff Coltan wird ebenfalls im Kongo, in der Region Kiwu, in primitiven Minen abgebaut. Doch die Weiterverarbeitung des Coltanerzes erfolgt meist in China, dem größten Tantallieferanten der Welt.

Die Erträge der primitiven Minen dienen den Warlords der Region dazu, die Folgekonflikte des Bürgerkriegs im Kongo zu finanzieren: Entweder die Arbeiter produzieren direkt für die Kassen der Warlords, oder die Betreiber der Minen müssen Schutzgelder zahlen.

Nichtregierungsorganisationen wie Enough Project dokumentieren, wie die Kämpfe um die Minen und Schmuggelrouten für das Erz den Alltag in den Abbaugebieten bestimmen.

Es kann kein 100 Prozent faires Telefon geben

Wie schwer es ist, ein Smartphone zu bauen, in dem keine Konfliktmetalle – also Metalle, die aus den Bürgerkriegsregionen Afrikas stammen – verbaut sind, zeigt das niederländische Projekt Fairphone. “Für mich persönlich wird es niemals ein 100 Prozent faires Telefon geben”, sagte Fairphone-Mitgründer Miquel Ballester im vergangenen Jahr anlässlich der Vorstellung des zweiten Modells der Niederländer in Berlin. Der Ansatz lautet daher: so fair und transparent wie möglich.

Besonders die Nutzung der Konfliktmetalle wollen die Fairphone-Macher so weit wie möglich verhindern. Zu den Schlüsselmetallen der Elektronikbranche, die in Kriegs- und Krisengebieten abgebaut werden und deren Kauf Bürgerkriege finanzieren, gehören vor allem die fünf Metalle Kobalt, Zinn, Tantal, Wolfram und Gold.

Besonders bei diesen achtet Fairphone auf die gesamte Lieferkette. Allerdings kann die Kontrolle nicht perfekt sein. “Wir achten zum Beispiel darauf, dass das Zinn, was wir auf der Platine verwenden, aus konfliktfreien Quellen kommt”, sagte eine Fairphone-Mitarbeiterin am Rande der Veranstaltung. “Aber was das Zinn angeht, das in den Komponenten bereits enthalten ist, die wir einkaufen, das können wir nicht kontrollieren.”

Zu komplexe Lieferketten der globalisierten Smartphone-Welt

Insgesamt besteht das Smartphone aus Bauteilen von rund 270 Zulieferern, erklärt Ballester. Allein das Bauteil für den Vibrationsalarm besteht wiederum aus 20 Einzelkomponenten. Wie schwer es ist, bei jedem einzelnen Bauteil die komplette Lieferkette nachzuverfolgen, dokumentiert das Fairphone-Projekt auf seiner Webseite.

Die Minenarbeiter sind noch sehr jung© Getty Images News/Getty Images Die Minenarbeiter sind noch sehr jung

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Parents in pyjamas: why the headteacher should stick to her guns



Refugee deaths so far in 2016 three times higher than first weeks of last year



UN says 6 more children in Central African Republic accuse peacekeepers of sex abuse


UN says 6 more children in Central African Republic accuse peacekeepers of sex abuse


Latest Trending Stupidity: Kid Almost Kills Self Taking “The Duct Tape Challenge”


Latest Trending Stupidity: Kid Almost Kills Self Taking “The Duct Tape Challenge”

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It feels like the one thing that’s truly gone viral these days is stupidity.

We’ve seen the deadly cinnamon challenge. The deadly fire challenge.

Even the ice bucket challenge was, admit it, stupid.

And now, because no justifiable reason whatsoever, it’s the duct tape challenge.

This is where someone duct tapes you to something and you try to escape from it.

Sounds fun, right? Yay!

Lots of fun. Fun like what was had by this kid who was duct taped to a pole and when he tried to escape, he fell down in one big awkward lump with no arms to stabilize himself onto a window frame, crushing his eye socket and having to get dozens of stitches in his head, which slammed into the concrete, causing a brain aneurysm.

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He says he’s just lucky to be alive.

But now, for the rest of his life when people ask why he’s blind in one eye or “What happened to you?” he’s going to either have to lie or tell this story.

What will kids think of next? The rabid wombat challenge? The angry, starving cheetah challenge? Honey-soaked head ant hive challenge?

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“We’re Using Kids as Lead Detectors”: 6 Cities in Michigan Have Even HIGHER Levels of Lead than Flint


“We’re Using Kids as Lead Detectors”: 6 Cities in Michigan Have Even HIGHER Levels of Lead than Flint

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As the nation rightly focuses on Flint’s ongoing water crisis, other cities in the state of Michigan face even higher levels of lead contamination. The alarming pervasiveness of potentially toxic drinking water extends across the United States.

The Detroit News reports that “Elevated blood-lead levels are seen in a higher percentage of children in parts of Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon, Holland and several other cities, proof that the scourge of lead has not been eradicated despite decades of public health campaigns and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to find and eliminate it.

Of over 7,000 children tested in the Highland Park and Hamtramck areas of Detroit in 2014, 13.5 percent tested positive for lead. Among four zip codes in Grand Rapids, one in ten children had lead in their blood. In Adrian and south-central Michigan, more than 12 percent of 640 children tested had positive results.

These overall numbers are higher than Flint’s, where Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha found lead in up to 6.3 percent of children in the highest-risk areas; while The Guardian reported Dr. Hanna-Attisha has also said the rate is as high at 15 percent in certain “hot spots,” the size of those samples was not listed. Even so, the overall figures across Michigan are lower than in previous years. In 2012, children tested across Michigan had lead in their blood at arate of 4.5 percent, about five times less than the rate ten years prior, which reached an alarming 25 percent. In spite of the decrease in recent years, however, thousands of children in Michigan are still affected.

In 2013, that level sank to 3.9 percent and fell again to 3.5 percent in 2014. But that is still 5,053 children under age 6 who tested positive in 2014,” the Detroit News explained. “Each had lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter. (Though no amount is considered safe, 5 micrograms is the threshold that experts say constitutes a ‘much higher’ level than most children.)” One Detroit zip code had a rate of 20.8 percent of children who tested positive in 2014, and 20.3 percent the following year.

The outrage in Flint is especially warranted because of the pronounced effects of lead on children. Lead, a known toxin, is associated with both physical and mental ailments, and according to one Detroit teacher, has harmed the cognitive abilities of students.

Kieya Morrison, a veteran kindergarten teacher, who now teaches preschool, described a recent student known to have elevated levels of blood in her system. The girl experienced difficulties grasping simple cognitive tasks, like differentiating between a triangle and a square. “She had cognitive problems. She had trouble processing things,” Morrison said. “She could not retain any of the information.” The University of Michigan recently found a link between lead in children and lower academic test scores.

Michigan’s lead problem “…is still an issue. It’s not going away,” said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

In fact, lead levels are elevated across the United States. Anti-Media reported this week on Sebring, Ohio, where a similar lead crisis spawned official cover-ups. For years, discoveries of lead in public water supplies have made headlines, even if these finding were not national news. In 2008, the Los Angeles school district’s water supply was found to have levels of lead hundreds of times higher than the allowable. In 2015, officials could not guarantee they had adequately purified the water. In another example, in 2010, New York City tested 222 older homes known to have lead pipes, and found 14 percent had lead levels higher than the allowable limit.

Vox noted that in 2014, “Nine counties nationwide told the CDC that 10 percent or more of their lead poisoning tests came back positive. Four of them are in Louisiana, two in Alabama, and the rest scattered across West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Oklahoma.”

The problem extends beyond anecdotal cases or any specific region. As Huffington Post reports, millions of lead pipes — like the ones that contaminated the water in Flint — are still in service across the United States:

There are roughly 7.3 million lead service lines in the U.S., according to an estimate by the Environmental Protection Agency, down from 10.5 million in 1988. Service lines are the pipes connecting water mains to people’s houses. They’re mostly found in the Midwest and Northeast.”

Jerry Paulson, emeritus professor of pediatrics and environmental health at George Washington University, told the Detroit News how common the problem is:

“This is a situation that has the potential to occur in however many places around the country there are lead pipes, he explained. “Unless and until those pipes are removed, those communities are at some degree of risk.”

Paul Haan of the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan, an organization that works to eliminate household hazards to improve children’s health, warns that the levels of lead in Michigan children’s blood continue to rise, citing weekly statewide reports from pediatricians. In spite of his efforts to help reduce contaminants, he pointed out a dismal flaw in the process:

The problem is,” he said, “we’re still using kids as lead detectors.”

 

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The U.N. human rights chief says his staffers have in recent weeks turned up six more cases of sexual abuse of children by European troops in Central African Republic.

Sieben Jahre Haft für Missbrauch an behindertem Jungen 8/21


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Im Prozess um den Missbrauch eines geistig behinderten Jugendlichen im Spreewald hat das Landgericht Cottbus den Angeklagten zu einer Haftstrafe verurteilt.© dpa

Im Prozess um den Missbrauch eines geistig behinderten Jugendlichen im Spreewald hat das Landgericht Cottbus den Angeklagten zu einer Haftstrafe verurteilt.

Ein 54-Jähriger muss wegen des Missbrauchs eines geistig behinderten Jugendlichen sieben Jahre und drei Monate ins Gefängnis. Das entschied das Landgericht Cottbus am Freitag.

Der Angeklagte hatte zu Prozessauftakt im Oktober zugegeben, sich über Monate an dem 14-Jährigen vergangen zu haben. Er gestand zudem, den Jugendlichen im Sommer 2014 fast vier Wochen lang in seiner Wohnung in Lübbenau versteckt zu haben.

Die Polizei fand den Vermissten schließlich. (dpa)

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No Charges for Cops Who ‘Accidentally’ Fired 107 Bullets at an Innocent Mom and Daughter


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Los Angeles, CA – Exposing the double standard between police and civilians, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed against the eight LAPD officers responsible for nearly killing an innocent woman and her daughter. Although the cops ambushed the unarmed women without warning and fired over 100 bullets without provocation, the district attorney justified the case of mistaken identity due to the fact that the officers involved were afraid and incompetent.

At 5 a.m. on February 7, 2013, Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, were delivering newspapers throughout a residential neighborhood in Torrance when eight LAPD cops suddenly opened fire. As Carranza suffered cuts from the flying glass, Hernandez was shot twice in the…

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Plan der Niederlande: Flüchtlinge sollen direkt in die Türkei zurück


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Flüchtlinge landen auf Lesbos: Niederlande will sie in die Türkei zurückschickenZur Großansicht

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Flüchtlinge landen auf Lesbos: Niederlande will sie in die Türkei zurückschicken

Die Niederlande schlagen eine neue Lösung der Flüchtlingskrise vor: Laut einem Bericht sollen die Flüchtlinge, die auf Griechenlands Inseln landen, direkt zurück in die Türkei gebracht werden. Óriginal:   http://www.volkskrant.nl/politiek/nederland-wil-vluchtelingen-per-kerende-veerboot-terugsturen-naar-turkije~a4233530/

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Malaysia’s Forgotten Indigenous Children: Seven Orang Asli children disappeared from school in Malaysia last August. After 47 days only two were found alive.


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Seven Orang Asli children disappeared from school in Malaysia last August. After 47 days only two were found alive.

Liz Gooch, Karishma Vyas | 24 Jan 2016 07:55 GMT | Human Rights, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Education

Family members bury one of four Orang Asli children who were found dead in the jungles of Malaysia’s Kelantan State [Karishma Vyas/Al Jazeera]

Piercing wails slice through the stillness of the jungle, haunting cries that do not let up.

Grief-stricken mothers and fathers throw themselves over small coffins draped in white sheets.

Inside lie their children, their hopes for the future crushed and broken.

On a hot Sunday afternoon last August, seven indigenous children disappeared from their remote boarding school in Malaysia’s north east. After 47 days, only two were found alive in the jungle.

One of the survivors, 10-year-old Norieen Yaakob, watched her younger brother and friends die, her mother, Midah binti Angah, says.

“The bodies decomposed slowly, one by one,” says Midah. “They saw maggots coming out from their bodies. At night they were scared, they didn’t sleep till the morning.”

The tragedy has devastated the close-knit Orang Asli community, the indigenous tribe that has been fighting for survival for decades as development encroaches on their land and traditional way of life.

Parents blame the boarding school for their children’s deaths, and community leaders say the case symbolises how the Orang Asli have long been neglected and discriminated against by the authorities.

“The Orang Asli is the forgotten community,” says Siti Kasim, an advocate for indigenous rights.

‘The children didn’t return’ 

Orang Asli children stand outside their home in the remote village of Penad deep in the jungles of Malaysia’s Kelantan State [Karishma Vyas/Al Jazeera] [Daylife]

By the time search and rescue parties found Norieen deep in the jungle in Kelantan state, she was gaunt, emaciated and near death.

Two months earlier, Norieen and her friends had run away from their boarding school to the nearby jungle.

As they ran through the jungle – in what older students say was an attempt to escape abuse by a teacher – they fell down a ravine to a river bank.

Eight-year-old Linda was swept away by the fast-flowing water.

Bamboo pierced the leg of nine-year-old Ika. The youngest of the group, seven-year-old Juvina, was also injured. Slowly, after many days, they died.

Only bones and fragments were found of Haikal, Norieen’s younger brother.

Eight-year-old Syasya is still missing but presumed dead. Norieen told rescuers that her friends begged her for help as they died.

The children were wards of the state who had been sent to a government boarding school hours away from their villages, in the hope that they could one day help to lift their tribe out of poverty.

Now their families are desperate to know why their children died and want someone to be held responsible.

It took the school almost two days to tell the police that the children were missing.

The authorities then accused the parents of hiding them and the school sent Midah a letter threatening expulsion if her children did not return.

“They said that we were hiding the kids and they searched for them in all the houses,” says Midah.

‘We are left far behind’ 

An Orang Asli child stands outside his home in the remote village of Gawin, deep in the jungles of Malaysia’s Kelantan State [Karishma Vyas/Al Jazeera]

While corporal punishment of girls is not allowed in Malaysia, older students told Al Jazeera they were often hit and caned.

“They would punish them by making them hold tables and chairs over their heads under the hot sun,” says Juhi binti Angah, a former student. “Sometimes they gave them stale food with worms inside.”

An education ministry official who visited the school refused to comment on the case. However, in a statement the ministry said that schools for Orang Asli children were regularly monitored.

“No school is left behind from any means of monitoring to ensure its growth and success,” the statement said.

But parents such as Midah say their children are looked down upon because they are indigenous, a common complaint among Orang Asli, many of whom say they suffer racism and discrimination.

On almost every social indicator – from literacy to life expectancy – the Orang Asli lag behind other Malaysians.

More than 30 percent live in poverty, much higher than the national average of four percent, according to government statistics.

“It’s obvious that we are left far behind,” says Dendi Johari, a tribal leader who says land that traditionally belonged to the Orang Asli is being logged and cleared for rubber plantations.

“We’re living in another era in terms of development. We are so fed up with the Malaysian government, because every year they’ve made us promises but we get nothing in the end.”

The government department in charge of taking care of the Orang Asli rejects these allegations.

“Whatever we do, it is never appreciated by the people,” said Hasnan Hassan, the director general of the Department of Orang Asli Development.

With a budget of more than $80m last year, the department is responsible for everything from building infrastructure to providing healthcare for the tribe.

“When I took the helm of the post in 2014, I made sure that every single cent that is spent for the indigenous must be fully spent, must be fully utilised. No compromise about integrity. No compromise about corruption,” he says.

But news that the department’s deputy was charged with taking bribes just weeks after the children’s funerals has done little to instill confidence.

Lawyer Siti Kasim has long campaigned for the rights of the indigenous but says the situation has now reached a tipping point.

“If we don’t do anything to help them, to maintain their heritage and culture through education, we will eventually lose all Orang Asli,” says Siti, who is helping the tribe to take legal action over the children’s deaths.

Midah, whose daughter remains traumatised by the deaths of her brother and friends, is committed to seeking justice.

“I want those people who are responsible for this to realise what they’ve done,” she says.

Source: Al Jazeera


The Afrikan Voice: “LePage Calls For “Public Executions By Guillotine For Black Men Who Impregnate White Girls”


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LePage Calls For “Public Executions By Guillotine For Black Men Who Impregnate White Girls”

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) followed up recent complaints about out-of-state drug dealers impregnating “white girls” by suggesting recently that some drug offenses should be punished with public executions. “I think these people – there’s nothing good enough for these people,” he opined. “I think four years is not good enough, we’ve got to go to 20 years, we’ve got to keep them here until they die.” Although the hosts of the show attempted to conclude the interview, the governor was not done. “What I think we ought to do is bring the guillotine back,” LePage interrupted. “We…

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Registrierzentrum Erding verzeichnet großen Anteil von Kindern


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France bars teens from seeing documentary on radical islam

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Tribunal Rules Canada Discriminated Against First Nations Children

Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations and Family Caring Society.

By Red Power Media, Staff

On-reserve child welfare system receives less funding than elsewhere

Canada’s federal government has discriminated against First Nations by providing less money for children’s social services on reserves, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.

CTV News reports, the decision comes nearly nine years after a complaint was filed  by the Assembly of First Nations and The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

In its ruling Tuesday, the tribunal found that funding formula used by the federal First Nations Child and Family Services Program (FNCFS) and related agreements with the provinces and territories have resulted in the denial of child welfare services on reserves.

The tribunal also found cases in which there was a financial incentive for the government to remove children living on reserves from their parents’ care and place them in foster care, even though that’s not the standard of care off reserves.

The society’s executive director Cindy Blackstock said the federal government’s own documents shows the gap in funding for social services on reserves runs between 22 and 34 per cent.

She noted that the gap is “particularly intense” when it comes to services meant to keep families together.

“I can’t even believe we had to take the federal government to court to get them to treat First Nations children fairly,” Blackstock told CTV News Channel shortly after the decision was released. “I’m hoping they’ll use this opportunity to end the inequality for 163,000 children, not only in children’s welfare, but in education, health and basics like water.”

Children take part in a protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 14, 2013 calling for equal education for First Nations.

According to CBC News, the Canadian Human Rights Commission applauded the tribunal’s ruling.

“This historic decision could have a profound impact on how the government of Canada funds other on-reserve programs and services,” wrote Marie-Claude Landry, chief commissioner of the human rights commission.

Long fight

Hearings began in 2013, and the federal government made multiple attempts to have the case thrown out.

“They fought right out of the gate,” Blackstock said.

Before final arguments were heard in October 2014, during which the tribunal heard from 25 witnesses, the federal government had racked up $5.3 million in legal fees.

“Never once were those motions brought because they felt it was in the best interests of the children,” Blackstock said. “It was always to protect the government.”