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Activist meets 'stolen grandson'

Activist meets 'stolen grandson' | Upsetment | Scoop.it

Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto has been reunited with her long-lost grandson for the first time since he was snatched by the 1970s military junta.

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Argentina remains one of the best examples of what the horror of dictatorship can be. While we should be happy for this woman and her family, we must never forget that human rights must always be defended and enlarged because the alternative is so horribly sad.

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Is Iraq next?

Is Iraq next? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
In the last few years, the headlines have been dominated by popular uprisings against longtime leaders in the Arab world, but the relatively “new” leadership in Iraq has not been spared the same type of unrest.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

With all its ineptitude, the Bush administration gave the people of Iraq the beginnings of yet another failed Arab government. Perhaps there is something about Arab culture that is creating this endless stream of dictators, revolutions, and more dictators. Perhaps it is just part of the historical process much like France went through and Russia seems to be going through again. It is a sad story; it is a human story.

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