Archive for May 5th, 2019

05/05/2019

See It to Believe It: US & Russia Discuss Possibility of New Nuclear Agreements, amid Escalating Arms Race

3 May 2019 (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)* As diplomats from all over the world meet to discuss nuclear disarmament at the 2019 NPT Preparatory Committee, President Trump and President Putin are reported to have discussed nuclear weapons and a new arms-control agreement that extends to China during a phone call on Friday [3 May 2019].

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Image from ICAN

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05/05/2019

Brazil: Over 13 Million Unemployed, 39 Million Low-Quality Jobs

Since January, Bolsonaro’s neoliberal policies have worsened the everday situation of at least half of the economically active population.

A garbage collector works in the Latin American largest city dump in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 18, 2017.

A garbage collector works in the Latin American largest city dump in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 18, 2017. | Photo: EFE ” Ohoto from teleSUR.

4 May 2019 (teleSUR)* — President Jair Bolsonaro’s economic policies have increased the quarterly unemployment rate by 10.2 percent, leaving over 13.4 million people out of work. The scarse job supply is associated with low confidence in the future of the country’s economy, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) data released on Thursday [2 may 2019].

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05/05/2019

No Mountain Too High: Midwives Protect Women, Save Lives

05/05/2019

Impact of Climate Change: 10 Million Children Live in Path of Cyclone Fani in India; 1.1 Million in Wake of Cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique

Human Wrongs Watch

With deadly cyclones on the rise, UNICEF raises concern about impact of climate change on children

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Tropical Cyclone Fani, spinning over the Bay of Bengal, advancing toward India.
NASA | Tropical Cyclone Fani, spinning over the Bay of Bengal, advancing toward India. | Image from UNICEF.

NEW YORK, 3 May 2019 (UNICEF)* – The cyclone currently hammering India and the back-to-back cyclones that tore through Mozambique in March and April have caused serious damage to the lives of thousands of children.

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05/05/2019

‘Grave Consequences’ Await If New Deadly Escalation of Violence in Gaza Continues – Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is “deeply concerned by yet another dangerous escalation in Gaza and the tragic loss of life”. According to news reports, approximately 200 rockets were fired on Saturday [4 May 2019] from the Occupied Palestinian Territory towards Israel, and various Israeli airstrikes and tank fire were carried out in retaliation.

Mohamed Mahmoud Awad | Rimal neighborhood in the centre of Gaza City with smoke rising after 4 May 2019 Israeli airstrikes.
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