Archive for October 31st, 2015

31/10/2015

Adolf, Amin and Bibi

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

30 October 2015

IT IS not very pleasant when serious people around the world – historians, psychiatrists, diplomats – ask themselves if my prime minister is completely sane.

**Netanyahu meets with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, 24 July 2014 | Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Wikimedia Commons

**Netanyahu meets with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, 24 July 2014 | Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Wikimedia Commons

But this is happening now. And not only abroad. More and more people in Israel are asking themselves the same question.

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31/10/2015

Climate Change in the Eyes of El Niño?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Aaron Gray-Block*

  • This year’s El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico’s record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started.

    Hurricane Patricia Bears Down on Mexico's Pacific Coast

    Hurricane Patricia Bears Down on Mexico’s Pacific Coast [October 2015] | Source: Greenpeace

  • After playing hide and seek with climate scientists for a year, the current El Niño is shaping up as the strongest since 1998 – when millions of people suffered hunger across Africa, Asia and central America – and might even eclipse it.

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31/10/2015

Millions of Children Deprived of Education in (Liberated) Iraq

Human Wrongs Watch

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 30 October 2015 said that an estimated two million children in Iraq have no access to school and warned that an additional 1.2 million may be at the risk of dropping out due to continuous violence disrupting academic years.

Students sit in front of new textbooks in one of 12 tented classrooms at Al Takiya Al Kasnazaniya camp for internally displaced persons in Karkh District, Baghdad Governorate, Iraq. Photo: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie

“The impact of conflict, violence and displacement on education in Iraq is nothing short of devastating,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Representative in Iraq.

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