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well david eltis and the emory university research team have clearly established deportation figures the income gathered by the slave trade is still currently being estimated. historians are still trying to assess today how much profit the slave trade yielded to banks and insurance companies. the slave trade is not only a foundation of american capitalism it is a foundation of all of european in atlantic capitalism because it created this massively profitable economic system that link the countries of north western europe to the americas through the plantation system the great scholar activist c.l.r. james pointed out that the slave system created the greatest player and accumulation of wealth the world had ever seen up to that moment in time and
this of course is a very important part of western prosperity. between sixteen thirty three and england's abolition of the slave trade and eighteen zero seven english companies deported two million seven hundred fifty five thousand eight hundred thirty african captives. most of them died on plantations worn out from working in the sugar cane fields all of this for the sake of profit and nothing else. but in two thousand and seven at the bicentennial commemoration of the abolition of the slave trade in the presence of prime minister tony blair and queen elizabeth the second one of the guests. to a human rights activist disrupted the ceremony.
egg of global capitalism. at the beginning of the nineteenth century plantation owners and slave traders sought to thwart this wave of protest carried out by civil society by that time slavery a practice that dated back to the dawn of humanity seemed more and to belong to the past england had understood this before the others and was thus one step ahead of its rivals it was preparing itself for world domination. brazil bears the legacy of slavery is final years. over two million slaves landed there during the one nine hundred century making rio the largest slave trade port in the world but i think it's very important for people to realize that. for eighteen twenty for every european that traveled across the atlantic they were
public before africans. in one thousand fifteen armed with its naval supremacy great britain impose the cessation of the slave trade on france and its other commercial rivals it wasn't simply the humanitarianism of the abolition move but it's that britain did not want other imperial rivals to have the benefit of slave labor when in fact they did. buying slaves of both sexes and inciting unions so that they would breed this was the only way for plantation owners to increase their slave livestock after brazil the united states became the new land of industrial slavery. as europe's public opinion shifted to savor his opposition there for you where say human exploitation took on new homes as a force late that became the hidden face of europe's industrial revolution the history of slavery is not a black history and it's not just the history of white colonization but the history
of human equality it is the legacy for all of us that slavery's new frontiers three of slavery it's on allergy season after. full of struggles to play police look at it yeah if it came over he said pretty much full of pleasure. out of the goodness of we were on the wrong bus about that but i mean come on the attitude of what fifty an intimate look at life in cuba today is what a mom there would be like i say you're capable but but the comment that made a year ago my cuba on al-jazeera.
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names. welcome to the news of the u.n. security council has been debating a report calling for senior officers in million miles military to face genocide charges released on monday details mass killings and gang rapes of wrangler since investigators say at least ten thousand people were killed during the crackdown by the military which began last august mike hanna has more from the u.n. . this meeting was shared before the release of the un report but it was the subject of discussion of many of the speakers in particular as the report held that the military leaders responsible for atrocities and recommend state acted it said with genocidal intent the secretary general did not give any specific direction to the security council as to how it should proceed however it did say
that the report must form the basis of its negotiations i believe these reports findings and recommendations these are of serious consideration by all relevant united nations bodies you fact of regional cooperation will be critical to ensure that the come to believe the mechanisms of credible transparent impartial independent and comply with myanmar's obligations and the international law but the british ambassador indicated that no immediate action is imminent she said it's likely that the report must first go to formal debate within the human rights council which commissioned the report in the first place before the security council takes a decision this is a report by the fact finding mission it will go in september for formal debate in the human rights council and then we hope we will debate it or deal with it in some suitable way in the security council but many members of the security council
insistent that action must be taken sooner rather than later strong words from the u.s. ambassador we are now all armed with the devastating eyewitness accounts of the rohingya which lead us to the following conclusions children they be women and men suffered unspeakable crimes the attacks were planned premeditated and coordinated. the perpetrator was the burma's military and security forces the whole world is watching what we will do next and if we will as the one point of agreement that the security council must act in a united manner part of the issue the problem of china it is perceived as being against immediate action based on the un report earlier the chinese foreign ministry issued a statement saying that myanmar does not cope well with pressure. joins
me now live from cox's bizarre in southern bangladesh. what's the reaction to the reading from the reading that you've been speaking to about their issues because i know it's all being discussed beyond the borders not the highest levels of diplomatic circles so here average activists that are spoken with when it comes to these issues. prostration they feel extremely marginalized look they've already been marginalized they are one of the world's most persecuted minorities but now they continue to see the united nations engage with others when it comes to their plight they see the government of bangladesh engaging with the government of me and more discussing their issues and they don't feel that they have a seat at the table one one example i can give you is
a memorandum of understanding that was signed between the united nations and the government of me and more this happened i believe about a month and a half ago that memorandum of understanding was a first step to try to create a safe mechanism a repatriation of the reinject can start to happen now it's been riddled with difficulties from the beginning but their hands have been saying look how can you have a minimal of understanding how can you discuss our repatriation without inviting us to be part of these conversations and this is something we're hearing more and more from a community that is getting more in bold and to raise their voices to criticize the international community to criticize you when for not including them in talks that will greatly affect the future of the world's largest group of stateless people so what. because it's all about how patient these refugees will be before they perhaps
demonstrates again demonstrate to gaining walt. look that's a very good point on saturday august twenty fifth that was the first year anniversary of the beginning of the crackdown in iraq i say that led to the exodus of over seven hundred thousand. in the past year on that day we were here include to a long campaign and there were extremely large demonstrations women and men young and old coming out to express their frustration about the inaction of the international community when it comes to their suffering there were hints of that word out that they were calling that a genocide remembrance day we must remember this was two days before that u.n. fact finding report came out in which the recommendation was that generals and other top military leaders in myanmar should be investigated for and prosecuted for genocidal intent so they were hidden here have been using the word genocide for
quite some time they say it's been perpetrated against them for years and that the international community has not been acting the activists that we've been speaking with here they say that they are ready to demonstrate further it just depends on what else is going to happen right now they're giving it some time to see what the fallout from this report is they want to see the international criminal court get involved they want to see the u.n. security council help them to get the international criminal court involved but they're giving it some time to find out what's going to happen one other complication they face when it comes to demonstrations they must get permission from bangladeshi authorities before they stage large scale demonstrations in the past you have small scale demonstrations essentially kind of like sit ins people holding up signs demanding their rights what we saw on saturday much bigger much larger and really goes to show the frustration and the fact that people do feel braver about demanding their rights about demanding justice that they say they've been deprived of for so long so help for the moment we'll leave it there. in coaxes
desire in southern. united nations says all sides fighting in yemen they have. war crimes investigators describes a morality airstrikes as the single most deadly element of the conflict but they also point to rampant sexual violence recruitment of child soldiers and attacks by who three rebels alan fischer reports from neighboring chad beauty none have clean hands a un panel three experts investigating and a damning conclusion individuals in the government of yemen and the coalition including saudi arabia and the united arab emirates may have conducted attacks in violation of the principles of distinction proportionality and all precautions which may amount to walk crimes. the un top human rights body commission the investigation into the ongoing fighting in yemen of war that
has lasted almost four years the panel of experts made fourteen fact finding missions spoke to victims and eyewitnesses and express concern about the targeting of civilians the use of child soldiers and the use of sexual abuse as a weapon which was described as horrendous. conscripting or enlisting children under the age of fifty or using them to participate actively in the last of that is is a war crime. the panel called for an end to the fighting and without naming names or to the international community to stop providing weapons for the conflict iran has been supplying hooty fighters or the us in the uki has been backing the saudi led coalition the panel also criticized the hooty site in what was a strongly worded report they need to send investigators into yemen and would have been welcomed by the whole of the many many time so when they have
a good evidence then they can bring anyone to justice either for it and solidarity movement or from the saudi led coalition. war in yemen erupted in march twenty fifteen saudi arabia and the united arab emirates and leading a western backed coalition trying to restore the internationally recognized government of exiled game any president who mansour hadi who was forced out of the capital sanaa by iranian back to the fighters it's the second report in twenty four hours criticizing the saudi led coalition on monday human rights watch claimed it it failed to adequately investigate reports of human rights abuses and too often whitewash the results responding to the panel's findings the yes' minister of state for foreign affairs tweeted we should review and respond to the un experts report published today adding the coolish and is fulfilling a truly reclaiming the yemeni state and securing the future of the region from
iranian interference in washington at a real briefing u.s. defense secretary mattis give his response to the report and i think that what we have to look at here is probably can we get this to the u.n. brokered peace table. all the that the u.n. special envoy. is trying to get it to that that is the goal that doesn't change no matter what tragedy happened on the battlefield all the governments named in the forty one page report received an advance copy the panel says it has compiled a list of the names of people it believes may be responsible for war crimes and passed it on to the appropriate.