Archive for July 31st, 2019

31/07/2019

Fighting Climate Change Means Ending War

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service*

“The easy movement of high ranking military officers into jobs with major defense contractors and the reverse movement of top executives in major defense contractors into high Pentagon jobs is solid evidence of the military industrial-complex in operation.”

I was utterly stunned when I read these words of former Wisconsin senator William Proxmire, quoted in an essay by William Hartung, not because of the point he was making — like, what else is new? — but because he said them in . . . 1969.

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Oh my God, 50 years ago!

This is basically the span of my adulthood. I was so young and revved up in 1969 — a hippie and idealist, a true believer in social change.

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31/07/2019

Does Secularism Guarantee Support for Social Justice?

31/07/2019

Ike’s Warning about America’s Threat to World Peace: The 15 Biggest Pentagon Contractors That Make up the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

Human Wrongs Watch

By Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Out-of-Control Military Spending Since Eisenhower’s Presidency May be the Primary Reason Why the US National Debt is $23,000,000,000,000 (23 trillion) and Counting.

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Illustration by Ben Jennings

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31/07/2019

UNICEF Must Triple Budget to Combat Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo; Complex Crisis Impacting Unprecedented Number of Children

With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday [30 July 2019] said it would need to triple its budget to tackle the complex crisis, which included intensifying the overall public health response and launching measles vaccinations. 

UNICEF/Hubbard | On 6 December 2018, at a UNICEF supported crèche in Beni, in the eastern DRC, Kavira Langa Jemima, an Ebola survivor, bathes 6 month old Josue, who’s mother is undergoing treatment for Ebola.
31/07/2019

‘Do Something’; UN Emergency Relief Chief Urges Security Council Action to Stop the Syrian Carnage Unfolding ‘in Front of Your Eyes’

Bombing and shelling in Syria for more than 90 days by the Government and Russia have led to “carnage in the so-called de-escalation zone” of Idlib, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday [30 July 2019], in his seventh update since the “current onslaught” began.

© UNICEF/UN0318979/Ashawi | Families spend the night in a makeshift camp in Atmah village near the Turkish border with nothing more than blankets and bedsheets hung from olive trees to protect them for the elements, after hostilities in northern Hama, southern Idlib and western Aleppo governorates in Syria continued unabated. (June 2019)
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