Archive for May 31st, 2018

31/05/2018

Italy Crisis: Workers Are Paying for Decisions Made Nearly 30 Years Ago

Human Wrongs Watch

By Neil Clark*

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**Sergio Mattarella with Carlo Cottarelli | 28 May 2018 | Presidenza della Repubblica | Italy

 Just imagine that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party won a general election in Britain on a program of spending £100bn-plus in order to stimulate the economy after years of government cutbacks and under-investment.

Corbyn, wearing his very best suit, went to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, but Her Majesty, after having the PM-elect served with tea and biscuits, informed him that she would not accept his proposed chancellor of the exchequer, John McDonnell, and instead put forward alternative names.

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31/05/2018

UN Human Rights Chief Urges Action in Mexico to end ‘Outrageous’ Wave of Disappearances

Human Wrongs Watch

30 May 2018 — Authorities in Mexico are being urged to act to end what the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has described as “a wave of enforced disappearances”in the city of Nuevo Laredo, amid “strong indications” that federal security forces may be involved.

A local human rights organization in the city, which is located near the border with Texas, in the United States, estimates there have been at least 40 disappearances from February of this year through to mid-May.

Meanwhile, the UN Human Rights Office in Mexico has documented the disappearance of 21 men and two women during the same period.

“Many of these people are reported to have been arbitrarily detained and disappeared while going about their daily lives.

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31/05/2018

World No Tobacco Day Targets Habit that ‘Breaks Hearts’ – WHO

Human Wrongs Watch

Spreading the message that tobacco causes deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helps prevent “needless” loss of life, United Nations health experts on 30 May 2018 said.

WHO China Office | The National Stadium of China in Beijing was lit up with a no-tobacco message: Tobacco Free Beijing.
Coinciding with World No Tobacco Day 2018, observed each 31 May, the World Health Organization(WHO) is warning that tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke are “major causes” of cardiovascular disease, contributing to three million deaths a year.
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