Archive for August 28th, 2019

28/08/2019

Let the World’s Future Not Turn into Ashes

Human Wrongs Watch

MANILA, Aug 28 2019 (IPS)* With the record rate blaze in the Amazon that struck Indigenous communities, the world is confronted by a humanitarian crisis in the midst of an ever-worsening political-economic condition.

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The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) joins the international chorus of condemnation and call for immediate actions to put an end to the unfolding crisis that jeopardizes the lives of Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon and planet’s survival.

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28/08/2019

Gaza: A Documentary Film

Human Wrongs Watch

By Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell – TRANSCEND Media Service*

«Watch TRAILER»

‘Gaza’, a Canadian-Irish documentary made by Andrew McConnell & Garry Keane, gives an insight into how people try to live their lives in this very difficult environment, whether a taxi-driver and his customers, a cello-playing girl or fishermen restricted by gunships to within 3 miles of the shore.  It is showing in Belfast, Bristol, Dublin & Newcastle as well as in London and has been well-reviewed.

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28/08/2019

Greenland Cannot Be Bought as It Is Not for Sale

Human Wrongs Watch

26 August 2019 (International Work Group for indigenous AffairsIGWIA)*– In August 2019, US President Mr Donald Trump expressed an interest in buying Greenland from Denmark. In an update on Facebook, IWGIA’s Board Member and Inuit from Greenland, Sara Olsvig, explains why Greenland cannot be bought, and how Trump’s apparent interest in Greenland is based on ignorance of all peoples’, including indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination.

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You can read Sara Olsvig un-edited update, from 17 August, below:

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28/08/2019

Urgent Action Needed in Greece to Save Lives Before Winter Sets In

Human Wrongs Watch

By Ida Sem Fossvik*

28 August 2019  (Norwegian Refugee Council)*  —  “Ten thousand asylum seekers are now living in cramped conditions in a camp that was designed for 3,500 people. With no proper accommodation or even sleeping bags to face the fast approaching winter, the safety of these desperate people is now at risk”, says Benedicte Giæver, Executive Director of NORCAP.
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(Photo: NRC/Pål Nesse)

28/08/2019

Five Campaigns to Prevent Irregular Migration in Mexico and Central America

Human Wrongs Watch

San Jose, 27 August 2019 (IOM)* –- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is currently launching five campaigns to prevent the risks of irregular migration and encourage informed decision making among potential young Central American migrants.

central_america_1_0All campaigns are based on IOM’s experience in Asia with the IOMX project, which uses the Communication for Development (C4D) methodology. Photo: IOM.

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28/08/2019

‘Complete Political Deadlock’ over Middle East Peace Risks More Violence, Regional Escalation, Warns UN Envoy

Human Wrongs Watch

Tangible steps “can, and must, be taken” to urgently reverse the “negative trajectory” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and revive the peace process, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday [27 August 2019]. 

© World Bank/Natalia Cieslik | A Displaced woman feeds a child in Gaza. (File)
“Against the backdrop of the complete political deadlock of the Middle East peace process and the lack of any perspective to revive it,” Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, said that “the rising specter of violence in the West Bank and Gaza” threatens a regional escalation.
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