Archive for December 5th, 2018

05/12/2018

Denmark Mulls Sending Criminal Foreigners to Prison Abroad in ‘Important Signal’

Migrants, mainly from Syria, prepare to board a train headed for Sweden, at Padborg station in southern Denmark September 10, 2015

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According to Denmark’s new policy, criminal foreigners sentenced to expulsion should be imprisoned abroad, Danish Radio reported, citing negotiations that are underway to put this plan into action.

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05/12/2018

The Bush Family Dynasty and Prescott Bush’s Love Affair with Fascism

Human Wrongs Watch

By Gary G. Kohls, MD – Duty to Warn*

(With attention to what has become known as “The Business Plot”, the “Plot Against FDR” or the “White House/Wall Street Putsch”) 

December 4, 2018 – I was involved in pro-peace, anti-war, anti-US Imperialism efforts during the most hideous years of the Reagan/Bush administrations (from 1980 – 1992) that resulted in the deaths and sufferings of millions of innocent people in virtually every South and Central American nation you can think of.

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Dr Gary G. Kohls

As I remember the many innocent – often “disappeared” – war-refugees who suffered, starved and died at the hands of my war-profiteering national leaders, I am unable to shed any tears for the guilty ones, even if they are now dead or dying, for they were war-mongers that never apologized for their misdeeds.

They were members beholden to Wall Street and War Street whose intentions made them responsible for brutal massacres, assassinations, torturing, mass killings, starvation and the impoverishment of millions of innocents that wanted to live in peace  in their homeland that had been targeted for exploitation by my once-beloved homeland.

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05/12/2018

Bend, But Never Break: Weaving a Climate-Proof Future

Local handicrafts and specialties are helping build a climate-resistant future for Madagascar’s coastal communities.
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UN Environment / Lisa Murray

5 December 2018 (UN Environment)* — “When I was younger, everything was normal, even the rain,” Vivienne Rakotoarisoa reminisces. “But nowadays everything is irregular. When we start planting, the rain doesn’t come anymore.”

In days past, family life in Madagascar’s Vatovavy Fitovinany region followed the seasons. Rice seeds were always sown in October to coincide with the onset of the rainy season. But today, the seasons are unpredictable.

“There have been times when it doesn’t rain for seven months. Farming is difficult and it’s generally harder to earn money.”

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05/12/2018

Be the Solution to Soil Pollution

Human Wrongs Watch

#StopSoilPollution: 6 reasons why soil pollution should not go unnoticed

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Soil protection and conservation starts with us. | Photo from FAO.

5 December 2018 (FAO)* —  It is estimated that 95 percent of our food is directly or indirectly produced on our soils.

Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. Soils affect the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, our health and the health of all organisms on the planet. Without healthy soils we wouldn’t be able to grow our food. In fact, it is estimated that 95 percent of our food is directly or indirectly produced on our soils.

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05/12/2018

UN General Assembly President Launches New Global Initiative to Purge Plastics, Purify Oceans

Human Wrongs Watch

The President of the UN General Assembly launched a new global call to action on 4 December 2018, to help end the scourge of plastic pollution in the ocean.

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UNEP/Cyril Villemain | Local people from Watamu, Kenya, work with Local Ocean Conservation to pick up plastic on the beach.

Maria Fernanda Espinosa told journalists at UN Headquarters in New York, that her Campaign Against Plastic Pollution – a priority during her year in office –  will hold both consumers and decision-makers accountable, urging the phasing out of single-use plastics such as water bottles, and raising awareness of the impact plastic pollution has on human and environmental health.

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05/12/2018

Women’s Participation ‘Vital to Ending Conflict and Ensuring Long-Lasting Stability’ in Afghanistan

Human Wrongs Watch

As gender-equality advocates discuss how a lasting peace can be secured in Afghanistan, the top UN official in the country has underscored the importance of women’s participation as “vital to ending the conflict and ensuring long-lasting stability.”

UNICEF/Aylar Rezayee | Young women in Sharak e Muhajireen village in Nili district of the Daikundi province in Afghanistan, 2018.

“Gender inequality continues to prevail in Afghanistan with regard to women’s participation in peace processes, despite the fact that women are as affected by the conflict as men,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN’s Special Representative and head of its mission in the country (UNAMA), on 4 December 2018, during a series of nationwide meetings focused on women, peace and security.

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