Archive for July 10th, 2019

10/07/2019

Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil

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By Philip Giraldi | Strategic Culture Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Americans, Saudis and Israelis have become monsters in the eyes of the rest of the world even if in their own minds they are endowed with special privilege due to their being “Exceptional,” “Chosen by God” or “Guardians of Mecca and Medina.” All three countries share a dishonest sense of entitlement that supports the fiction that their oppressive and illegal behavior is somehow perfectly legitimate.

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10/07/2019

New Study: How Much Do Climate Fluctuations Matter for Global Crop Yields?

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Washington D.C., 8 July 2019 (IFPRI)*The El Niño-Southern Oscillation has been responsible for widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and other partners.

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Source: Flickr (ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet) (from IFPRI). 

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10/07/2019

Higher and Further Education Institutions across the Globe Declare Climate Emergency

New York, 10 July 2019 (UN Environment)*Today, networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students.

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10/07/2019

Groundbreaking Cancer-Fighting Drugs Now Included in Updated World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines

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The UN health agency, WHO, announced on 9 July 2019 that dozens of new drugs have been added to the list of essential medicines that every country should have, including new cancer treatments that can be swallowed rather than injected.

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.
10/07/2019

Will the UN and the World Bank Continue to Lag Behind Europe in Ending Male Leadership?

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 10 2019 (IPS)* The nominations of Christine Lagarde of France as the first woman to head the European Central Bank (ECB) and Ursula von der Leyen of Germany as the first woman to lead the 28-nation European Commission, have been described as significant landmarks in the higher echelons of international institutions long dominated by men.
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10/07/2019

‘Threat from Petty Criminals Who Turn to Terrorism, a Growing Concern’ 

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The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on 9 July 2019.

UNODC | Many countries continue to face terrorism threats.

That warning came from Tamara Makarenko, an International Consultant, who works with the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), speaking at an open debate on threats to international peace and security.

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10/07/2019

‘Brutal Weather’ Continues as Rohingya Refugee Children Endure Devastating Rainfall in Bangladesh

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Heavy flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, has left thousands of children and families in an increasingly dire situation with critical infrastructure damaged or destroyed, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 9 July 2019 warned, while scaling up relief efforts to those vulnerable children.

WFP/Gemma Snowdon | WFP disaster risk reduction teams are stabilising slopes that slipped during heavy rains in Cox’s Bazar. July 2019.
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