Archive for January 18th, 2018

18/01/2018

Winston Churchill: Hero, Racist, and Imperialist

17 January 2018 (RT)* — “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” So said Oscar Wilde and so describes the life and legacy of Britain’s most famous and revered leader, Winston Churchill, a political giant who wore his racism and imperialism proudly.
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**Sir Winston Churchill | 30 décembre 1941 | BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives | Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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18/01/2018

UN Chief Welcomes Second Anniversary of ‘Implementation Day’ for Iran Nuclear Deal

Human Wrongs Watch

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 17 January 2018 welcomed the second anniversary of the day when Iran was confirmed to have taken a series of nuclear-related actions under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015.

The Busher nuclear power plant in Iran. Photo: IAEA/Paolo Contri

“This marks another significant milestone” in the historic agreement, said UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric in a statement, noting that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – reached by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union – constitutes a major achievement of nuclear non-proliferation and diplomacy, and has contributed to regional and international peace and security.

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18/01/2018

‘US Funding Cuts for UN Palestine Refugee Agency Put Vital Education, Health Programmes at Risk’

Human Wrongs Watch

The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East,” the head of the body on 17 January 2018 said, warning that the rights and dignity of an entire community are at stake.

Beneficiaries queue for food assistance at the UNRWA distribution centre in Sahnaya, Damascus in Syria. Photo: UNRWA

18/01/2018

“World Cannot Stand Idle as Millions in DR Congo Suffer in Silence”

Human Wrongs Watch

The dramatic deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic over the past year has been further complicated by recent floods and health crises, the United Nations migration agency on 17 January 2018 said, appealing for urgent funding to ensure continued assistance and protection for millions in need.

Women gather at a food distribution point in Nyanzale, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The distribution targets the most vulnerable households and serves around 30 per cent of all displaced families. Photo: OCHA/Ivo Brandau

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