Welcome to Bennett's World: a collection of articles and references covering a wide variety of topics in which I am involved. I am a very political person but I have no allegiance to any political party. Follow me on twitter @colinhove

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Julian Assange Update

This is the day that Sweden finally closed the 'preliminary' investigation into the allegations against Julian Assange, a case resumed on 1 September 2010. That's 9 years, 2 months and 19 days to do what Finné accomplished in 12 hours.


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on North Korea

Highly recommended reading... 
A new report shows that international sanctions imposed on North Korea are having adverse consequences on humanitarian aid and economic development in the country, with a disproportionate impact on women. The report, titled “Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on North Korea,” was commissioned by Korea Peace Now and produced by a panel of independent experts. Its authors say it is the first comprehensive assessment of the human impact of sanctions against North Korea. According to the report’s findings, existing U.N. mechanisms to exempt humanitarian-related items from sanctions have failed to prevent negative impacts, and delays and funding shortfalls may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. We speak with the report’s authors, Joy Yoon and Henri Féron, as well as Christine Ahn, the international coordinator of the campaign Korea Peace Now. She is also the founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Brighton Against the Arms Trade

Brighton Against the Arms Trade organised a great protest gathered outside the EDO MBM arms factory to demand it be kicked out the city.
About a hundred activists banged drums, listened to speakers and chanted “break the kill chain” in Moulsecoomb, Brighton.