Archive for March 11th, 2018

11/03/2018

‘Reforming Migrant Domestic Work in Arab Region Vital to Welfare of Both Workers and Employers’

Human Wrongs Watch

BEIRUT, 8 March 2018 (ILO)* — A new ILO report covering the Arab States region demonstrates the importance of reform in the domestic work sector for both workers and employers.

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The ILO white paper Domestic workers and employers in the Arab States: Promising practices and innovative models for a productive working relationship  outlines several policy recommendations for consideration by the governments in the region.

The recommendations touch on both reforming the migrant domestic work sector, and developing the care economy , of which migrant labour and domestic work form an essential part.
11/03/2018

Marine Plastic: A New and Growing Threat to Coral Reefs

Human Wrongs Watch

By UN Enviromment*

5 March 2018 – New evidence is emerging that shows that the human population’s obsession with all things plastic is poisoning one of the world’s natural wonders: coral reefs.

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Much more than simply an object of beauty, coral reefs are living, breathing ecosystems, teeming with life.

Although they occupy less than 0.1 per cent of the world’s ocean surface, they provide an essential home for 25 per cent of all marine life; they are also vital for protecting coastal communities, acting as natural barriers from cyclones and rising seas; and 275 million people depend directly on them for their food and livelihoods.

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11/03/2018

‘No Winners’: China-US Trade War Will Be ‘Disastrous’ for Global Economy – Beijing

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“There are no winners in a trade war,” minister Zhong Shan said on Sunday, warning that a trade war between the two economic superpowers will leave the global economy in ruins.

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11/03/2018

The Great Conspiracy

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

10 March 2018

IN THE Autumn of 1948, after some eight months of continuous fighting, I was promoted to the lofty rank of corporal. After taking part in a crash course for squad leaders, I was allowed to choose my new soldiers – new immigrants from Poland or Morocco.

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(Everybody wanted Bulgarians, but the Bulgarians were already taken. They were known to be excellent fighters, disciplined and stoical.)

I chose the Moroccans. I also got two Tunisians and five Turks, altogether 15 men.

All of them had just arrived by ship and not one spoke Hebrew. So how does one explain to them that a hand grenade has a high course of flight and a sharp angle of descent?

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