Archive for July 8th, 2016

08/07/2016

‘As Robotics Advance in South-East Asia, Investment Needed to Build Skilled Workforce’ – ILO

Human Wrongs Watch

7 July 2016 – The robot age is already a reality among manufacturers in South-East Asia, where countries have been incrementally introducing automation to improve quality, consistency, and workplace safety, with robots deployed in human-centric, collaborative ways to raise the productivity of higher skilled workers, rather than replace them, a new study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found.

A woman irons fabric at a garments factory at the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: World Bank/Chhor Sokunthea

08/07/2016

Global Per-Capita Fish Consumption Hits All-Time High, UN Warns on Over Harvesting

Human Wrongs Watch

A new report released on 7 July 2016 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that while growth in aquaculture has helped drive global per capita fish consumption above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, almost a third of commercial fish stocks are now over harvested at biologically unsustainable levels.*

Kenyan fishermen on Lake Victoria use special nets to conserve dwindling fish stock. Photo: FAO/Ami Vitale

08/07/2016

Is a Referendum a Valid Tool for Democracy?

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, 8 July 2016 (IPS) – William Shakespeare would have loved to witness the Brexit. Many of his themes are evidently present: friendship and treason; truth and lies; deception and betrayal.

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Roberto Savio

David Cameron invents a referendum as a trick to get more power from the EU, and unify the Tory party under his leadership. He ends up instead out of Europe, with a possible Scottish cessation, and problems with North Ireland.

His friend Boris Johnson, who turns anti EU to get Cameron’s job, has betrayed him. But Johnson does not wish to run for Prime Minister because his friend Michael Gove has betrayed him.

And the Brexit has as a collateral damage – the leader of the other party, the Labour, with the majority of its parliamentarians asking Jeremy Corbin to go. He rejects, claiming that the majority of the party members are with him. But then, do not the parliamentarians represent the electorate?

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