Archive for August 22nd, 2018

22/08/2018

25 Feminist Alternatives to Mainstream Media in Spain and Latin America

Human Wrongs Watch

From the most playful topics to the most serious, these platforms provide alternative coverage of current affairs – with a feminist lens.

Marcha del 8M en Argentina, 2018. Foto: Belén Altamirano/Wikimedia. CC S-A 4.0.

22 August 2018 (openDemocracy)* – Women around the world are using the internet to express opinions and discuss topics about which, historically, they haven’t been heard.

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22/08/2018

Education under Attack – When Schools Become Targets

Human Wrongs Watch 

By Roald Høvring*

22/08/2018

Ban ‘Killer Robots’ to Protect Fundamental Moral and Legal Principles

 

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22/08/2018

Bringing Youth Back to Agriculture

Human Wrongs Watch

Explore digital apps and services that can revolutionize food production and agriculture and boost rural employment.

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A growing youth population needs fruitful employment; bringing digital innovations to food and agriculture has the potential to offer new services for youth and smallholder famers. ©FAO/Alioune Ndiaye

22 August 2018 (FAO)* – Youth around the world are increasingly turning away from agriculture. Traditionally requiring tough manual labour and offering low wages, agriculture does not often appeal to new generations who generally prefer to try their luck finding jobs in cities.

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22/08/2018

Rohingya Refugees Left in Limbo One Year On

Janoara fled from Myanmar in late August 2017 after the military attacked her village, killed her grandfather and torched her house. She only managed to grab her two sons, Saifula (8) and Mohammed Hossein (3) and run for safety. She struggles to get enough food to feed her children. Photo: Ingebjørg Kårstad/NRC

The mass human exodus of refugees from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, which started on 25 August 2017, was one of the fastest growing refugee crises last year.

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22/08/2018

‘I was on the way home from the market fair when my husband kidnapped me’ -Giang Thi So Remembers the Day Her Childhood Ended

Mrs. So’s daughter-in-law stands before her home, where she lives in with her husband, their two children and Mrs. So. She married Mrs. So’s youngest son at age 18 and couldn’t afford to go to school after her primary education. Photo: UN Viet Nam/Thao Hoang

Giang Thi So’s daughter-in-law stands before her home, where she lives in with her husband, their two children and Mrs. So. She married Mrs. So’s youngest son at age 18 and couldn’t afford to go to school after her primary education. Photo: UN Viet Nam/Thao Hoang

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22/08/2018

Thickest Arctic Ice Breaks Up as Trump Admin Rolls Back Pollution Regulations

The Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica sails through ice floating on the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska, Sunday, July 16, 2017, while traversing the Arctic's Northwest Passage, the treacherous, ice-bound route where Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen made the first successful transit in 1906© AP Photo / David Goldman | Photo from Sputnik

 

Meanwhile, the Trump administration has announced new rollbacks on power plant pollution regulations.

Before 2018, scientists at the Norwegian Ice Service had never recorded the sea ice north of Greenland breaking up in summer; it’s already happened twice this year.

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22/08/2018

70% of Argentine Pensioners Living in Poverty

Human Wrongs Watch

The minimum rate for pensions in Argentina only covers 40 percent of pensioners’ basic needs.

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After last year’s pension reform the purchasing power of the lowest pensions has an accumulated regression of 8.58 percent. | Photo: Reuters | Photo from teleSUR.

21 August 2018 (teleSUR)* — Argentina’s ombudsman for senior citizens, Eugenio Semino, said Monday [20 August 2018] that seven out of every ten senior citizens with a pension are unable to cover their basic expenses.

With the situation worsening according to Semino since the rate of pension increases currently lag behind rising inflation.

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22/08/2018

Tons of Plastic Trash Enter the Great Lakes Every Year – Where Does It Go?

Human Wrongs Watch

20 August 2018 (The Conversation)*Awareness is rising worldwide about the scourge of ocean plastic pollution, from Earth Day 2018 events to the cover of National Geographic magazine. But few people realize that similar concentrations of plastic pollution are accumulating in lakes and rivers.

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Debris pulled from a Lake Erie marina during a cleanup, June 9, 2012.NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, CC BY

One recent study found microplastic particles – fragments measuring less then five millimeters – in globally sourced tap water and beer brewed with water from the Great Lakes.

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