Archive for October 14th, 2017

14/10/2017

Your Money or Your Morals: Capitalism and Fossil Fuel Divestment

Human Wrongs Watch

New York Fossil Fuel Divestment Rally, Manhattan, 27 March 2014. ©Adam Welz for 350.org /0235.jpg. Flickr/350.org. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

The fossil fuel divestment campaign has become one of the most rapidly growing divestment movements in history and has unified an impressive diversity of supporters—from liberal Californian universities to the Rockefeller’s family trust.

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14/10/2017

Separation Is Beautiful

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

7 Oct 2017

Just imagine: A new movement among the Mizrahim is born in Israel.

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Uri Avnery

It declares that all the existing organizations of Mizrahim (Oriental Jews) are phony. That they are all instruments of the Ashkenazi (European Jewish) elite to keep the Mizrahim in subjugation.

That the Oriental Shas party is a joke, especially since the death of Rabbi Ovadia Josef, who was an authentic Mizrahi leader.

It says the Likud is the most cunning instrument for keeping the Mizrahim down.

That the endless rule of Binyamin Netanyahu, the very personification of the Ashkenazi elite, symbolizes the powerlessness of the ignorant Mizrahi masses, who keep him and his entire Ashkenazi gang in power.

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14/10/2017

Humanitarian Needs Spike as Rohingya Arrivals in Cox’s Bazar Top 536,000

Human Wrongs Watch 

13 October 2017, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (IOM)* –  An estimated 536,000 people have fled Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, over the past 47 days, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)-hosted Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) of aid agencies.

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Photo: IOM

Numbers spiked again this week when some 15,000 Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh between 9-11 October.

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14/10/2017

On International Day, UN Forecasts 14 Million People Made Homeless Each Year by Disasters

Human Wrongs Watch

Sudden onset disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and tropical cyclones, are likely to displace nearly 14 million people worldwide each year, warns a UN-backed study released on 13 October – International Day for Disaster Reduction.

A seven-year-old girl crosses an improvised wooden bridge which she built after Hurricane Irma caused severe damaged in the Five Cays’ settlement of Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Photo: UNICEF/Moreno Gonzalez

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