Archive for October 25th, 2017

25/10/2017

A Nonviolent Strategy to End Violence and Avert Human Extinction

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

Around the world activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge to effectively tackle the multitude of violent conflicts, including the threat of human extinction, confronting human society in the early 21st century.

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Robert J. Burrowes

I wrote that ‘activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge’ because there is no point deluding ourselves that the insane global elite – see ‘The Global Elite is Insane’ – with its compliant international organizations (such as the UN) and national governments following orders as directed, is going to respond appropriately and powerfully to the multifaceted crisis that it has been progressively generating since long before the industrial revolution.

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25/10/2017

Why 1997 Asian Crisis Lessons Lost

Human Wrongs Watch

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 2017 (IPS) – Various different, and sometimes contradictory lessons have been drawn from the 1997-1998 East Asian crises. Rapid or V-shaped recoveries and renewed growth in most developing countries in the new century also served to postpone the urgency of far-reaching reforms. The crises’ complex ideological, political and policy implications have also made it difficult to draw lessons from the crises.

The initial response to the East-Asian crises was to blame poor macroeconomic and fiscal policies. Credit: IPS

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25/10/2017

Widespread Militia Activity, Political Unrest Drive Millions from Their Homes in DR Congo

Human Wrongs Watch

Some 3.9 million people across several regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been displaced from their homes, and amid growing violence and unrest, the United Nations refugee agency on 24 October warned that the number could rise even further.

A family flee violence in Kamonia, Kasai province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: UNHCR/John Wessels

According to a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over the last three months alone, more than 428,000 people have been displaced.

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25/10/2017

Ending Child Marriage in West and Central Africa Could Take 100 Years – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

24 October 2017 – Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region’s prosperity, the UN children’s agency has said.

Dada, 15, holds her 18-month-old daughter Husseina where shes live in a host community in Maiduguri, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Photo: UNICEF/UN0118457/

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