Archive for November 23rd, 2018

23/11/2018

Syria: Thousands of Digital Activists to Track How US-Led Air Strikes Destroyed Raqqa

23/11/2018

‘For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million’

Human Wrongs Watch

For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.”

World Bank/Scott Wallace | Rural laborers in Bahia State tend to manioc crop in Brazil’s parched Northeast. | Photo from UN News.
Launched Wednesday [21 November 2018] in Buenos Aires, the first edition of FAO’s Panorama of Rural Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, presented during the Week of Agriculture and Food, warned of an historical reversal in the struggle to improve the region’s rural, which now totals 59 million people.
23/11/2018

Abolish Militarism and War

Human Wrongs Watch

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service

 Presented at the International Conference against US/NATO Military Bases, 16-18 Nov 2018, Dublin, Ireland

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Mairead Corrigan Maguire

Dear Friends,

It is good to be here with you all. I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me to address the conference. Firstly I thank you all for your work for peace.

It is good that we will have an opportunity in the next few days to get to know each other and together discuss what kind of a world we want to live in?

There will be many different perspectives on this and the way forward, but let us agree to respect each other and to engage in deep listening and conversation no matter how hard and where the dialogue might take us!

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23/11/2018

‘Protecting the Planet Rests on Today’s Youth and Their Inclination “to Hold Decision-Makers accountable,” Especially in the Combat against Climate Change’

Human Wrongs Watch

Protecting the planet rests on this generation’s youth and their inclination “to hold leaders and decision-makers accountable,” especially in the combat against climate change, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on 21 November 2018 told university students in China.“Do not take this planet for granted – it is the only one we have,” she said, addressing Tsinghua University students.

UNMISS/Eric Kanalstein | Trees donated by the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, UNMISS are planted at the Exodus Junior Academy in the capital, Juba. (October 2018)
23/11/2018

Greenhouse Gas Levels in Atmosphere Break Another Record – World Meteorological Organization

Human Wrongs Watch

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to a report. issued on 22 November 2018 by the United Nations weather agency, which reveals that there is no sign of reversal of this trend, responsible for climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and extreme weather.

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Photo: FAO/Joan Manuel Baliellas| Forest loss contributes to 1/6 of annual greenhouse gas emissions.
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“The science is clear. Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth. The window of opportunity for action is almost closed,” said World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.
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