Archive for January 8th, 2019


Time for a New Paradigm

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roberto Savio*

ROME, 8 January 2019 (Other News)*The person most qualified to write the foreword for this latest work by Riccardo Petrella, In the Name of Humanity, would actually be Pope Francis, who, using other words but speaking of values and making denouncements, has often argued what the reader will find in the following pages.


Roberto Savio

I quote him, because words like “solidarity”, “equality”, “social justice” or “participation” – now used only by Pope Francis I – have now disappeared from today’s political vocabulary.

I was called to this task because I have spent my life in favour of information that would give citizens the tools to be conscious actors.

But the reason why from a “professional” I have become an “activist” in the campaign for world governance is precisely because I see information as directly responsible for the drift in which we find ourselves.

Riccardo Petrella is a central point of reference for those who have not yet given up on seeing the governance of globalisation in terms of values and ideals.

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Welcome, 2019! A Year for Health

Human Wrongs Watch

By Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Alfas, New Year 2019: If 2018 was the Year of Migration, as key theme, then 2019 shapes up as the Year of Health.  Many leaders say so, including the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (former South Korean foreign minister).

Johan Galtung.

Johan Galtung

And more important in this little spot on our vast Planet Earth: the remarkable Alfas mayor, Vicente Arques, says so.  He wants Alfas to be L’Alfàs, Living LAB Saludable, Alfas, Live Health Laboratory.

Arques wants health as a key factor among other concerns, “in the framework of a complex, global and interrelated municipality, finding equilibrium between the aspects of a competitive, cohesive economy, social development and a sustainable environment and culture”.

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Lessons from China on Large-Scale Landscape Restoration

8 January 2019 (UN Environment)* —  In the 1980s, the hilly Qianyanzhou region in Jiangxi Province, southern China, faced severe soil erosion due to deforestation and unsustainable farming practices. Fertile red soil was being washed away causing crop yields to tumble.

Tim Christophersen with forest officials. Photo by Xiaoqiong Li | Photo from UN Environment.

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UN Refugee Agency’s New 1 Billion Miles to Safety Campaign Invites the Public to Step in Solidarity with Refugees

Rohingya refugees cross the border from Myanmar near Anzuman Para village. Bangladesh, in October 2017.  © UNHCR/Roger Arnold

The 1 Billion Miles to Safety campaign will encourage people to support refugees by championing individual acts of solidarity. These acts, when taken together, acknowledge the resilience and strength of refugees.

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