Archive for June 11th, 2018

11/06/2018

Right-Wing Politics and Climate Change

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery*

11 June, 2018 – TRANSCEND Media Service  

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John Scales Avery

What Are the Connections?

What are the connections between right-wing politics and climate change?

Noam Chomsky recently stated that he considered the US Republican Party to be the most dangerous organization in the history of the world. What did he mean by that?

In the 2016 US presidential election, which disastrously brought Donald Trump to power, every single Republican candidate with a chance for party nomination was a climate change denier.

Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris Agreement.

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11/06/2018

Two Days of Heavy Rain Hit Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugee Camps – Over 31,000 at High Risk from Flooding, Landslides – Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 11 June 2018 (IOM)* – Heavy monsoon rains that began on Saturday (9/6) have caused severe structural damage to Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee camps. Over 31,000 of the camps’ one million refugees, who fled Myanmar, are still living in areas considered to be at high risk of deadly flooding and landslides.  

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Flash flooding has damaged key infrastructure including this bridge in Balukhali camp. Photo: IOM 2018

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11/06/2018

‘Cities and Institutions Must Cut Down Meat Consumption’

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Livestock releases as much greenhouse gases as all cars, trucks, planes and ships put together, globally. [1] If left unchecked, climate harming emissions from the livestock industry could undermine the success of the Paris Climate Agreement.
11/06/2018

Italy’s Dangerous Direction on Migration

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By Judith Sunderland*

After almost three months of jumping up and down in place, the newly invested Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has hit the ground running in the worst possible direction.

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11/06/2018

Life and Death — We Are a Strange Species

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By Ellyn Kaschak*

10 June 2018 (Wall Street International)* — A close friend of mine died unexpectedly this week. She was seemingly in good health and took care of herself carefully. She was young enough to assume that she had many years ahead of her. 
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Life and Death | Photo from Wall Street International. 

Yet that’s the thing. None of us knows whether we have a minute or years left. She could not know about or prevent a sudden aneurism and from one moment to the next, she was gone, her brain flooded and dissolving. There was too much damage to even begin repair.

She was gone. Where to depends on religious and spiritual beliefs. Her material remains are already in the ground. Is there any more to her and, if so, where is that?

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11/06/2018

‘There’s a special place in hell’ for Trudeau for Backstabbing Trump, White House Trade Adviser Says

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**Image: Hell – detail from a fresco in the medieval church of St Nicholas in Raduil, Bulgaria |Edal Anton Lefterov | Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unportedlicense.

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It’s open season on Justin Trudeau in the Trump administration, with the White House trade council chief launching an attack on the Canadian PM, saying there is a “special place in hell” for anyone who double-crosses his boss.

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