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Hi! Can you link some sources or articles about the Somalian pirates and nuclear pollution? I wanna keep informed but everything google gives me is part of that "somali terrorist" rhetoric.😒
Disclaimer: Obviously, I do not support piracy by any means and I am also not justifying any of Somalian gangs that have been involved with hostage-taking, this just simply to bring some attention onto what’s going on in Somalia and the context in which Somali pirates have been created. Main focus is the toxic nuclear waste lying on the East African coast and how it got there not the pirates themselves.
“In 1991, the government of Somalia - in the Horn of Africa - collapsed. Its nine million people have been teetering on starvation ever since - and many of the ugliest forces in the Western world have seen this as a great opportunity to steal the country’s food supply and dump our nuclear waste in their seas.
Yes: nuclear waste. As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy to Somalia, tells me: “Somebody is dumping nuclear material here. There is also lead, and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury - you name it.” Much of it can be traced back to European hospitals and factories, who seem to be passing it on to the Italian mafia to “dispose” of cheaply. When I asked Ould-Abdallah what European governments were doing about it, he said with a sigh: “Nothing. There has been no clean-up, no compensation, and no prevention.”
At the same time, other European ships have been looting Somalia’s seas of their greatest resource: seafood. We have destroyed our own fish-stocks by over-exploitation - and now we have moved on to theirs. More than $300m worth of tuna, shrimp, lobster and other sea-life is being stolen every year by vast trawlers illegally sailing into Somalia’s unprotected seas.”
The ‘Ndrangheta, an Italian mafia-type syndicate, has been accused by pentito Francesco Fonti, a former member of ‘Ndrangheta, of sinking at least 30 ships loaded with toxic waste, much of it radioactive. In 2005, Fonti revealed the conspiracy in the news magazine L'espresso. His statements led to widespread investigations into the radioactive waste disposal rackets, involving Giorgio Comerio and his disposal company, the Odm (Oceanic Disposal Management)…
…Both Fonti and environmental group Legambiente claimed vessels were sent to Somalia and other developing countries such as Kenya and Zaire with toxic cargoes, which were either sunk with the ship or buried on land. Legambiente alleges that local rebel groups were given weapons in exchange for receiving the waste ships. Fonti claims that Italian TV journalist Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman Miran Hrovatin were murdered in 1994 in Somalia because they had seen toxic waste arrive in Bosaso, Somalia. According to Fonti, Christian Democrat politicians, including former prime minister Ciriaco De Mita, had been involved in illegal disposal operations, using the secret service SISMI to cover up their connection. De Mita denied the allegations. Fonti also claimed that Socialist politicians Gianni De Michelis and Bettino Craxi intervened to ensure that Italian peacekeeping troops in Somalia turned a blind eye to the transports.”
But onto the pirates - “This is the context in which the “pirates” have emerged. Somalian fishermen took speedboats to try to dissuade the dumpers and trawlers, or at least levy a “tax” on them. They call themselves the Volunteer Coastguard of Somalia – and ordinary Somalis agree. The independent Somalian news site WardheerNews found 70 per cent “strongly supported the piracy as a form of national defence”. No, this doesn’t make hostage-taking justifiable, and yes, some are clearly just gangsters – especially those who have held up World Food Programme supplies.“
Here is a quote from “Piracy off the coast of Somalia” wikipedia page (which does a pretty good job at explaining the situation): “ In the absence of an effective national coast guard following the outbreak of the civil war and the subsequent disintegration of the Armed Forces, local fishermen formed organized groups in order to protect their waters. This is reflected in the names adopted by some of the pirate networks, such as the National Volunteer Coast Guard, which are testimony to the pirates’ initial motivations. However, as piracy became substantially more lucrative, other reports have speculated that financial gain became the primary motive for the pirates.“
Somali waters have been polluted for almost 30 years and no one is batting an eye on what’s going on there cause of the Somali Civil War and government collapse. But the people of Somalia don’t deserve their land being used as a landfill by the rest of the world.
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i think it’s important to recognize that women athletes should not have to compete with men to prove their worth and that women’s leagues are not less than men’s leagues in any way. i also think it’s important to recognize that men use the gender separation in sports to “prove” that women in sports are less than. So while there needs to be more women’s leagues, there’s something inherently messed up with the ideology that most sports fans have (this includes all genders because i know i used to be apart of this group) that women are separate from men not because they deserve their own stage but because they are too weak to compete with “the better athlete that is man”.
in reality mens sports have more funding, people watch them more, teams put more effort into their players because they have the resources. so you have a disadvantaged field. you can’t pretend putting a women’s team up against a mens team is going to be a fair fight. Women are starting 100 yards back from the starting line. Men get top of the line training starting in child hood while women at a professional level also need a part time job to support themselves, which takes up their training time AND shows that they don’t have the money to eat like they want either. It also shows that the leagues themselves have close to no resources.
So when people say “women aren’t fast enough” or “they’re just not talented enough” they’re blind to the bigger picture. These may be facts but they’re not based in biology they’re based in society. Women aren’t fast enough because they work in retail and get as much time in the gym as anyone else who works in retail for a living. They’re not “talented enough” because they need to take care of every other facet of their life. Men in sports don’t have to deal with this. They get catered to and trained up from when they are children. If they’re faster it’s because they train constantly. If they’re talented it’s because society believed in them. Women don’t have that treat.
Even in sports where men aren’t paid like the Australian Ice Hockey League, there’s still an advantage. They still get a big crowd support, social media support, they’re numbers are counted, they’re continuously growing, people care. This is another advantage they have over women. Not only is every part of the institution of sports stacked in their favor, but society already has the idea that they’re better. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: people who say women’s sports are boring have probably never watched a full women’s game in anything.
So the idea that not only are women less than men because of biology but also that the women who are the best in the world [serena williams (although a huge part of her story is also a race issue and i don’t want to demean that), abby wambach, ect.] are more biologically “male” beacuse of their physique is messed up. Women don’t have to be feminine to be women, that’s true, but musculature, height, sexuality, and whether or not they wear dresses or have long hair does not make them less female and less of an icon for young girls.
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