Archive for February 25th, 2019

25/02/2019

Modern Day Slavery Rated World’s Largest Single Crime Industry

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 2019 (IPS)* – After an exhaustive study of modern day slavery, the Geneva-based International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded there are over 40 million people who are victims of slavery, including 25 million in forced labour and 15 million in forced marriages – with at least 71 percent of them comprising women and girls.

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Modern Day Slavery. Credit: UN images

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25/02/2019

Hate-Fest in Warsaw

Human Wrongs Watch

By Eric Margolis – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Warsaw, Poland is not a fun place to visit in darkest February, but that is where the US just staged an anti-Iranian jamboree of 60 client states that brought derision and scorn from Europeans and much of the Mideast.

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Eric S. Margolis

The point of this cynical exercise was to lay the diplomatic groundwork for an anti-Iranian coalition to act as a fig-leaf for an upcoming attack on Iran planned by President Donald Trump and his close ally, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu.

The real question is who is calling the shots in bleak Warsaw, Trump or Bibi Netanyahu? It seems to many that the Israeli tail is again wagging the American dog.

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25/02/2019

Yemen – In World’s Worst Humanitarian Emergency, Situation Remains “Horrific” for Millions of People. UN Prepares for a $4.2 Billion Appeal to Scale Up Help

WFP/Reem Nada | When fighting broke out in 2015, Yemen was already considered one of the world’s poorest countries.

But the situation remains “horrific” for people everywhere in the war-torn country, according to Jens Laerke, spokesperson from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA):

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25/02/2019

Tensions Escalate in Venezuela, Civilians Killed and Injured – Top UN Officials Appeal for Calm

Human Wrongs Watch

As tensions escalated on Saturday [24 February 2019] at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resulting in the death and injury of various civilians, the United Nations chief, António Guterres, and the head of the UN human rights office (OHCHR), Michelle Bachelet, expressed their shock and appealed for calm.

 

© UNHCR/Siegfried Modola | Colombia. Venezuelan refugees and migrants cross the Simon Bolivar Bridge, one of 7 legal entry points on the Colombia-Venezuela border.
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