Archive for May 22nd, 2019

22/05/2019

Stop a U.S. War on Iran!

Human Wrongs Watch

By James Albertini | Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service

US Bombers & War Ships ring Iran as IRS & Lawyers encircle Trump!

Watch for staged events to “justify” a U.S. attack to distract –- pointing to external enemies as the “real threat!”.

How dare they put their country so close to U.S. bases!

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22/05/2019

Ethiopia, Where Humanity Began Its Long March

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fernando Ayala*

It all started in Africa. It all started in Ethiopia. It all started with Lucy.

It all started with Lucy
It all started with Lucy | Image from Wall Street International.
21 May 2019 (Wall Street International)* – 3.2 million years ago Lucy, our first known ancestor, was born of a simian mother differentiating herself from her thanks to the evolution of her genes that allowed her to stand on two feet and start walking. This happened in Africa, in Hadar in the Awash Valley, 159 kms from Addis Ababa, in today’s Ethiopia.
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We all descend from Lucy, including the slavers, colonialists and white supremacists of yesterday and today.
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22/05/2019

The Faux Revolution of Mindfulness

Human Wrongs Watch

By Ronald Purser*

McMindfulness is the new capitalist spirituality.

Thai Ronald McDonald | Flickr/Daniel Grosvenor. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

19 May 2019 (openDemocracy)* — According to its backers we’re in the midst of a “mindfulness revolution.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, recently dubbed the “father of mindfulness,” goes so far as to proclaim that we’re on the verge of a global renaissance, and that mindfulness “may actually be the only promise the species and the planet have for making it through the next couple hundred years.”

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22/05/2019

Apocalypse!

Human Wrongs Watch

By Dr. Naresh Jotwani – TRANSCEND Media Service.

A Martian on reconnaissance mission to earth may well include the following in the report to HQ:

Conflicts rage amongst human beings almost all over Planet Earth. At any given time, many of these conflicts simmer just under the surface, while others flare out in the open. The root cause of conflicts is always land or other resources – such as oil, natural gas, human labour, water, minerals and so on.  

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22/05/2019

Tripoli Violence Could Spark ‘Long and Bloody War’ across Region – Top UN Official Warns Security Council

Human Wrongs Watch

The damage done to Libya will already take “years to mend” but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks “descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country”.

UN Photo/Loey Felipe | Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), briefs the Security Council on the situation in Libya. (21 May 2019)
That was the blunt assessment of UN Special Representative to Libya, Ghassan Salamé,  who also heads the UNSMILSupport Mission, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday [21 May 2019], following weeks of intensifying conflict in and around the outskirts of Tripoli, instigated by the self-styled Libyan National Army forces of General Khalif Haftar who also leads a parallel administration based in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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