Vice Travel Guide to Liberia, with guest General Buck Naked.
Can they ever think of anything original?
Modern Slavery Index: Nine of the Top Ten Offenders are Non-White Nations
October 18, 2013
Black people own slaves? You dont say?
Estimated number of slaves
India – 13,956,010
China – 2,949,243
Pakistan – 2,127,132
Nigeria – 701,032
Ethiopia – 651,110
Russia – 516,217
Thailand – 472,811
DR Congo – 462,327
Burma – 384,037
Bangladesh – 343,192
Nearly 30 million people around the world are living as slaves, according to a new index ranking 162 countries.
The Global Slavery Index 2013 says India has the highest number of people living in conditions of slavery at 14 million.
But Mauritania has the highest proportional figure with about 4% of its population enslaved.
The report’s authors hope it will help governments tackle what they call a “hidden crime”.
The index was compiled by Australian-based rights organisation Walk Free Foundation using a definition of modern slavery that includes debt bondage, forced marriage and human trafficking.
Sanjoy Majumder says there are “many forms” of slavery in India
“A lot of governments won’t like hearing what we have to say,” WFF chief executive Nick Grono told the French news agency Agence France-Presse.
“Those governments that want to engage with us, we will be very open to engaging and looking at ways in which we can better measure the issue of modern slavery.”
The organisation’s estimate of 29.8 million slaves worldwide is higher than other attempts to quantify modern slavery. The International Labour Organisation estimates that almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour.
India, China, Pakistan and Nigeria have the highest numbers of people enslaved, the charity said.
Somalia: Mentally Ill Locked in Cages with Hyenas
October 18, 2013
Somalia has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the world and with a healthcare system devastated by years of war, most sufferers receive no medical help. Many are chained up – to trees or at home. Some are even locked in cages with hyenas. But one man is trying to change all that.
Dr Hab’s advert runs up to three times a day on Mogadishu’s radio stations.
“He’s gone crazy! He’s running away!” screams the actor. “Chain him down!”
The scenario is familiar in Somalia. A man has become possessed by spirits and the only option for his family is to restrain him and call the sheikh. But as the young man protests, a voice that challenges Somali tradition booms out.
“Stop with the chains!” the voiceover orders. “Take him to Dr Hab’s hospital! If he’s having mental problems, take him to Dr Hab. He won’t chain him, he’ll help him.”
Dr Hab is not actually a real psychiatrist. Rather it’s the persona of Abdirahman Ali Awale, a nurse who after three months of specialist training from the World Health Organization (WHO), has made it his mission to rescue Somalia’s mentally ill. He claims he is able to treat everything from post-natal depression to schizophrenia.
But the alternative to a trip to Hab could be a visit to one of Somalia’s popular herbalists or sheikhs who still advocate traditional – and sometimes barbaric – cures.
“There is a belief in my country that hyenas can see everything including the evil spirits people think cause mental illness,” says Hab. “So in Mogadishu, you will find hyenas that have been brought from the bush and families will pay £350 ($560) to have their loved one locked in the room overnight with the animal.”
The expensive treatment – more than the average annual wage – is as brutal as it sounds. By clawing and biting at the patient, the hyena is thought to force the evil spirit out. Patients, including young children, have been known to die during the process.
“We are trying to show people that this is nonsense,” says Hab. “People listen to our radio advert and they learn that mental illness is just like any other and needs to be treated with scientific methods.”
Hab’s campaign was prompted by an incident in 2005 when he witnessed a group of female patients being chased through the streets by youths. “There was no-one to help them,” he says. “I decided after that I would have to open Somalia’s first mental hospital.”
The Habeb Public Mental Health Hospital in Mogadishu became the first of Hab’s six centres across Somalia. Together, they have now treated over 15,000 patients.”
Note to readers:
These people, 1/3 of whom are mentally defective are being repopulated in Columbus Ohio and Minneapolis for reasons this writer can not fathom other than to help the JWO powers that be to create a fractured society to divide and conquer and prevent cohesion.