Archive for May 25th, 2019

25/05/2019

Europe’s Far-Right Bid to Take Back ‘Christian Europe’

Focus on Russian ‘interference’ risks ignoring the growing role of American religious conservatives in fuelling the far-right surge.
Handmaids outside a church in Verona, Italy 2019. | Photo: Federica Delogu. | Photo from openDemocracy.

“The Bible, borders and Brexit” will “make Europe great again”, declared Ed Martin to roaring applause. The Republican pundit who co-wrote ‘The Conservative Case for Trump’ was speaking at a global gathering of religious conservatives in Verona this March. Italy’s deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, was a headline speaker.

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25/05/2019

Putla: A 75-Year-Old Woman Indigenous Rights Defender

Human Wrongs Watch

15 May 2019 (International Work Group for indigenous AffairsIGWIA)* The global rush for natural resources is one of the biggest threats against indigenous peoples’ as they often live in remote areas which are still rich on natural resources. Unfortunately, indigenous peoples are increasingly being criminalised – or even killed – when defending their rights.

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Photo: Putla was 65 years old when she risked everything to stop the invasion of her villages land

In Cambodia, a collective effort and a courageous act by a 75-year-old woman helped the Souy people defend their land against an invading company with ties to the President.

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25/05/2019

The “Boundless Energy and Optimism” of African Youth Is Propelling the Continent into a New Era of Development

The “boundless energy and optimism” of young Africans is propelling the continent into a new era of sustainable development, alongside new partnerships between the UN and African Union..

UN Photo / Antonio Fiorente | Secretary-General attends an event on digital coding, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Science)– Organized by UN Women. Ethiopia.
That’s according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in his message on Saturday [24 May 2019] to mark international Africa Day.
25/05/2019

600,000 Afghan Children Face Death Unless UNICEF Receives 7 Million Dollars in Three Weeks

Human Wrongs Watch

In Afghanistan, children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die, unless $7 million in funding is found within weeks, UNICEF said on Friday [24 May 2019].

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UNAMA / Fraidoon Poya | A family struggles through a dusty environment in Afghanistan

Speaking in Geneva, UN Children’s Fund spokesperson Christophe Boulierac, likened the humanitarian situation in the war-torn country to “one of the worst disasters on earth”.

And he warned that increased violence and last year’s severe drought have left hundreds of thousands of under-fives, critically vulnerable across the country.

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25/05/2019

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

No, no, no. Nothing to do with what US and Europe’s far-right fanatics now use to vociferate, saying once and again that “migrants come here to destroy our democracy, our civilisation, and our life-style”.

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Cargo ship de-ballasting | CSIRO | Permission | Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Rather the complete opposite—this is about a major damage that precisely “our civilisation” and “our life-style’ have been causing: invasive alien species crossing the world chiefly on board of ships, and harming human health, biodiversity and the whole ecosystem.

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