Archive for April 15th, 2019

15/04/2019

Israel Elections: Another Catastrophe for Palestinians – and for Israel

Human Wrongs Watch

By Silvia Swinden Pressenza*

The international community must support the real efforts of genuine organisations working for peace and reconciliation as the only way to change the Israel/Palestine political landscape.

Israel elections: another Catastrophe for Palestinians – and for Israel

Sign in front of the Galil school, a joint Arab–Jewish primary school in Israel (Image by Arikk (talk) • CC BY-SA 3.0)

LONDON, 14 April 219 — Following the elections Netanyahu is now making his deals with other ultra-right and ultra-religious groups to form his fifth government after failure from his closest opponent Benny Gantz, who by presenting himself as an alliance of centre and left wing ideologies in spite of his right leaning history managed to divert votes from the more pro Palestinian real left, and a partial boycott of the elections by the Israeli Arabs.

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15/04/2019

The Assange Arrest Is a Warning from History

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By John Pilger – TRANSCEND Media Service*

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

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The Greanville Post

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory.

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15/04/2019

Assange’s ‘Conspiracy’ to Expose War Crimes Has Already Been Punished

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By Joe Emersberger | FAIR-Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should never have been punished for working with a whistleblower to expose war crimes. Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower, has done more time in prison, under harsher conditions, than William Calley, a key perpetrator of the My Lai massacre.

Remarkably, Manning is in jail again, failed by organizations that should unreservedly defend her, as the US tries to coerce her into helping inflict more punishment on Assange.

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15/04/2019

The ‘Washington Consensus’ Is Dead. But What Should Replace It?

15/04/2019

Smart Housing Prototype Shows Promise in Rapidly Urbanizing Africa

15 April 2019 (UN Environment)*Africa is urbanizing fast, as its population grows and many flocks to cities in search of jobs, education and healthcare.

Africa Ecological Pavilion

Photo fromUN Environment.

Studies show that hundreds of millions more Africans will live in cities over the next three decades.

Many of these new urban Africans, however, are likely to end up in informal settlements. Already an estimated 200 million Africans live in informal settlements—often without access to energy and sanitation.

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15/04/2019

Dreaming Big

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A young chicken breeder in Gabon dreams big for Zero Hunger.

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Rising above some initial difficulties, such as inconsistent supply of materials and strong competition from imports, the young businesswomen is living her dream and remains optimistic about her evolving business. ©FAO/ Scarlin Inanga

15 April 2019 (FAO)* — 25-year-old Alvina Doris Ntsame Akono lives in Oyem, situated in the Woleu-Ntem province of northern Gabon. After dropping out of high school for financial reasons, she learned about the breeding profession from a friend who was already in the field.

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15/04/2019

Greater Transparency, Fairer Prices for Medicines ‘a Global Human Rights Issue’ – World Health Organization

Human Wrongs Watch

14 April 2019 – While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Africa, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO/T. Habjouqa | Raghad who lives in a refugee camp in Jordan, suffers from type 1 diabetes and requires daily administration of insulin, but finds it hard to keep the insulin cool in the summer with limited electricity in the camp. She exercises to stay healthy.
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