Archive for August 7th, 2017

07/08/2017

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) Over the centuries, Indigenous peoples who have in-depth and locally rooted knowledge of the natural world , have been increasingly dispossessed of their lands, territories and resources and have lost control over their own way of life.

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VIDEO: https://player.vimeo.com/video/228066757

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Traditional indigenous lands and territories contain some 80 per cent of the planet’s biodiversity and indigenous peoples have a crucial role in managing natural resources.

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07/08/2017

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversary

Human Wrongs Watch

By ICAN*

On 6 and 9 August, the world will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This comes at a moment when a majority of governments around the world are preparing to sign the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons..

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The use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed civilians and military personnel indiscriminately and highlighted the terrible inhumane consequences for survivors.

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07/08/2017

On the Beach 2017

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Pilger

On the Beach 2017

He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest.

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