Archive for March 19th, 2018

19/03/2018

The Devil’s Dynamo

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery*

19 Mar 2018 – TRANSCEND Media Service — I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled The Devil’s Dynamo. It is a collection of articles and book chapters that I have written about the way in which military-industrial complexes throughout the world drive and perpetuate the institution of war.

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John Scales Avery

A considerable amount of new material has also been added.

The book can be freely downloaded and circulated from this link.

Why call a book about military-industrial complexes “The Devil’s Dynamo”?

A military-industrial complex involves a circular flow of money. The money flows like the electrical current in a dynamo, driving a diabolical machine.

Money from immensely rich corporate oligarchs buys the votes of politicians and the propaganda of the mainstream media.

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19/03/2018

Lebanon: Host to 1.5 Million Syrian and Thousands Palestinian Refugees — UN Fund to Step Up Support for the Most Vulnerable

Human Wrongs Watch

19 March 2018 — At a time when resources for refugees from Syria is declining, the top United Nations humanitarian official in Lebanon, the country host to some 1.5 million Syrian and several thousand Palestinian refugees, has launched a funding allocation to ensure that critical relief programmes can be sustained.

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UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi | A young Syrian girl sits on a broken chair by her tent in Faida 3 camp, an informal tented settlement for Syria refugees in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
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19/03/2018

“Decline and Fall” of the US Empire – Introduction to the American Edition

Human Wrongs Watch

By Johan Galtung*

19 March 2018 – TRANSCEND Media Service 

The Fall of the US Empire-And Then What? Successors, Regionalization or Globalization? US Fascism or US Blossoming? by Johan Galtung, TRANSCEND University Press (2009) ISBN: 978-82-300-0492-0

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“Decline and Fall” of the US Empire.  What is an empire?

Not just power, but power–economic, military, cultural, political–also exercised by the client states for the empire.

Never put so clearly and briefly as on New York license plates: New York: The Empire State.

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19/03/2018

UN Arctic Chief: ‘Climate Change Isn’t Linear – It’s Accelerating’

Human Wrongs Watch

UN environment experts warned that the effects of climate change are not increasing at a linear rate but are in fact accelerating. [Shutterstock] | Photo re-posted from EURACTIVE

Jan Dusík is the United Nations’ Environment Programme’s chief advisor on Arctic and Antarctica issues. He was the Czech Republic’s environment minister between 2009 and 2010 and was an official at the EU’s environment directorate before that. Thierry Lucas is the new acting head of UNEP’s Brussels office.

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