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About ameenizzadeen

journalist and global justice activist

North Korean crisis: Avoid war and save Mother Earth

By Ameen Izzadeen The Earth continues to rotate on its axis and moves along its orbit around the Sun, suffering in silence and not knowing what poisonous attack it will suffer next. Most of the Earth’s inhabitants go about with … Continue reading

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Iraq: Cradle of civilization is still a living hell

By Ameen Izzadeen Fourteen Aprils ago, the world witnessed a giant statue of Iraq’s ousted dictator Saddam Hussein being toppled by a group of people at Baghdad’s Firdos Square. The crowd was surprisingly small. To support them in the task … Continue reading

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What a world! We want the right to destroy our planet

By Ameen Izzadeen On Monday, the big powers spurned yet another move to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They apparently prefer to be called the destroyers of our planet. “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds,” J. … Continue reading

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Palestinians need a hero, not a gutless Guterres

By Ameen Izzadeen The stench that wafted across world politics last Friday was unbearable. It originated from a place where there was once an old slaughterhouse. The place now houses the 39-storey United Nations building, one of the most photographed … Continue reading

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US threatens to withdraw from UNHRC

By Ameen Izzadeen The Donald Trump administration has read the Riot Act to the United Nations Human Rights Council. It has threatened to withdraw from the UNHRC, unless the council agrees to toe Washington’s line. The warning came through a … Continue reading

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North Korea: Smart bombs could stop nuclear warfare

By Ameen Izzadeen A world without nuclear weapons is a possibility and that day is not far from us. Thanks to North Korea and its provocative behaviour, such optimism is not the wild imagination of a fiction writer. The United … Continue reading

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If Trump cuts funds, where will UN go?

By Ameen Izzadeen The United Nations wouldn’t be the same after January 20, roared president-elect Donald Trump in a tweet after the outgoing Barack Obama administration in a startling diplomatic manoeuvre got the UN Security Council to pass a unanimous … Continue reading

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