Human Trafficking in Great Britain A grave violation of human rights, human trafficking has become modern day society’s form of slavery. It is a crime that devalues a person and compromises their human rights for profit. Imprisonment takes place in a number of forms; forced labor, sexually exploitation of women and children, organ removal and domestic servitude. The main genre of human trafficking that occurs in Great Britain is forced labor and sexually exploitation. Home Office estimates that between 8,000 and 13,000 men, women, and children were trafficked into for UK last year.
XXXX XX XXXXX XXXXs Writing 1310-1A 20 April 2011 Blood Diamond S.E. Smith defined the blood diamond, and also referred to as a conflict or war diamond, which is a diamond sold to finance terrorism or other violent acts including civil war (Smith). The blood diamond trade has been recognized as a global problem, with terrorist organizations in a wide range of nations benefiting from the trade of these diamonds. Due to Tiseke Kasambala’s opinion, the blood diamond problem is most severe in Africa, where several nations including Liberia, Angola, and Sierra Leone have been affected, leading organizations such as the United Nations to enact resolutions to combat the sale of blood diamonds (Kasambala). Diamonds, one of the major luxuries in the world, represented richness and peerage in the old days, but it is identified as the symbol of love, loyalty and steadfastness nowadays.
War on Drugs in Guatemala Oriana Peñaranda Introduction to International Relations 1011 Dr. Charles MacDonald March 23, 2012 The Central American country of Guatemala has experienced the traumatic effects of drug trafficking for about 30 years now and is desperately trying to find solutions to resolve this problem. Drug cartels have taken over large swathes of Guatemala and other Central American countries, fueling some of the highest murder rates in the world. Drug trafficking is a major issue because it threatens the stability, prosperity and peace of the country. The issue of illegal drug trafficking and the violence that comes with it is nothing new to Guatemala. Why does Guatemala suffer from the immense amount of drug trafficking?
The Rwanda genocide that occurred in 1994 occurred because of several reasons. Firstly, the old hatred that spawned because of the oppression the Hutus felt under the Tutsi in the past encouraged the genocide. At the time, the Hutus had just overthrown the Tutsi monarchy, forming a republic and forcing Tutsi out to Uganda. The Tutsi were persecuted, especially those who held power as a result of this old hatred. This social condition, where the Hutus had power over the Tutsis they hated, was one of the main causes of the genocide.
Thus there was a rise in competition and relationship between the European states became strained. The European states were on edge. Governments had been spending money on what was called "the race to arms", used to encourage European economies however that wasn't all. Europe was subject to resistance from its colonies and constantly waged wars to keep them in line. The Germans, for example, killed more than 100,000 Africans in their East African territories while the French closed universities and executed Indochinese intellectuals.
The portrayal of how citizens should triumph over an oppressive government and free the state from authoritarian shackles is a harshly debated topic both within academics and media. Hollywood, and other movie industries, generally adapts a more violent form of social movements and revolutions due to the fact that, generally, explosions & action scenes sell more than Indian workers on hunger strike. One of the newer blockbusters “V for Vendetta” had been fairly important icon many recent riots and social movements such as Arab Spring, Gezi Protests & Occupy Wall Street... Etc. In the movie, the main character,V, opposes the oppressive and authoritarian British government of 2020 (Smith 2006).
Many reasons of conflict in the invasion of Melos resonate to the reasons of invasion of Iraq such as capitalism, violation of international law, only the strong survives, homeland security, help from another nation. Capitalism is an economic system that is operated for profit. The US is seeking oil that is becoming more expensive and harder to find. The Athenians are seeking tribute to pay for their army. The Athenians and US are both conqueror and both are driven by money.
The increasing interconnectedness of societies has allowed crime to spread across national borders and the spread of transnational organised crime. This has resulted in a supply and demand model where products and services, such as drugs and sex workers, are demanded by richer western countries and they are supplied by third world countries. While globalisation is helping to increase the wealth in developing countries, it is not increasing wealth in the third world countries. As well as this, a global risk consciousness has been created. This refers to a risk that is seen as being global as insecurities and fears, whether they are rational or not, are no longer tied to a certain place.
Drug trafficking, in years past, have been very present in countries like Cuba, where drug lords attempted to run the country. Through drug cartels, as mentioned earlier, groups of people try to sell these illegal drugs in attempt to gain money and power. However, these type of cartels are very dangerous as the affect the lives of individuals. More recently, Mexico has been heavily hit by the drug trafficking epidemic, and this has caused an ongoing war that seems almost impossible to end. Living the United States, one can easily forget how great a right it is to practice free speech.
In July 1971, President Richard Nixon declared the ‘War on Drugs’ (Drug Policy). What had once been symbol of the youth rebellion suddenly become the scapegoat for America’s failures. According to a top Nixon aide John Ehrlichman, “The Nixon campaign of 1968 and Nixon Whitehouse after that had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people… by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroins, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities...Did we know we were lying about drugs? Of course we did.” The ‘War on Drugs’ has continued to wage on since then, with incarcerated individuals increasing by a factor of 4 up to almost 2,000,000 people. The true winners of the ‘War on Drugs’ were not the American citizens, rather it was private prison operators and politicians.