Archive for April 25th, 2017

25/04/2017

The Negative Effects of Social Media

Human Wrongs Watch

By Nila Eslit*

Wall Street International – In my previous article (Impact of social media), I wrote about how social media has brought people together and enhanced businesses in the world. But, just like any other new developments, social media has also its own downsides. And, we need to look into them before they get into us.

Social-media-addicted

Social media addicted | Image reproduced  from Wall Street International

The glaring negative effects of social media

It is true that social media has made life easier for humanity. But, it also makes many of us alone.

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25/04/2017

Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal* 

ROME, Apr 25 2017 (IPS) – It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a “tsunami” of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened.

Credit: FAO

Credit: FAO

 

Australia must reduce the “astounding” rates of imprisonment for indigenous peoples and step up the fight against racism, on 4 April warned Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.

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25/04/2017

Trump’s First 100 Days: a Serious Cause for Concern

Human Wrongs Watch

By Martin Khor*

PENANG, Malasya, Apr 24 2017 (IPS) This week, Donald Trump will mark his first hundred days as US President.  It’s time to assess his impact on the world, especially the developing countries.

With one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases becoming a disbeliever that climate change is man-made and could devastate the Earth, and no longer committing to take action domestically and helping others to do so, other countries may be tempted or encouraged to do likewise. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPS

With one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases becoming a disbeliever that climate change is man-made and could devastate the Earth, and no longer committing to take action domestically and helping others to do so, other countries may be tempted or encouraged to do likewise. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPS

It’s too early to form firm conclusions.  But much of what we have seen so far is of serious concern.

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25/04/2017

Reducing Urban Violence

Human Wrongs Watch

By Johan Galtung*

24 April 2017 – TRANSCEND Media Service –  To reduce direct violence in cities we have to move from urban violence culture to an urban peace culture and from urban structural violence to a structure of peace.  

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Madrid

Madrid. © José María Cuéllar (Flickr)

The center of a city should not be a place of shame reeking of the Inquisition. And urbanization should not be justified as modern, seeing smaller town and villages, less violent, as traditional.

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25/04/2017

‘Indigenous Peoples Continue to Suffer from Poverty, Discrimination and Poor Health Care’

Human Wrongs Watch

Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, senior UN officials on 24 April 2017 underscored the need to do more to ensure that indigenous peoples are able to benefit from global development agenda, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ceremonial opening of the Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

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