Archive for October 13th, 2019

13/10/2019

Farewell to the World Social Forum?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roberto Savio – Other News*

LOOKING BACK

The first World Social Forum in 2001 ushered in the new century with a bold affirmation: “Another world is possible.”

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Roberto Savio

That gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, stood as an alternative and a challenge to the World Economic Forum, held at the same time an ocean away in the snowy Alps of Davos, Switzerland.

A venue for power elites to set the course of world development, the WEF was then, and remains now, the symbol for global finance, unchecked capitalism, and the control of politics by multinational corporations.

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13/10/2019

Are We Ready to Fight an A.I.?

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By Fernando Velázquez*

A.I. at the service of Malware

27 September  2019 (Wall Street International)*  —  Some time ago in this magazine, we talked about the possibility of A.I.’s stagnation in very specific matters regarding behavior and development models, that could take a long time to evolve and generate innovations truly impacting the field.

A.I. at the service of Malware
A.I. at the service of Malware | Image from Wall Street International.
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13/10/2019

When We Protect Nature, Nature Protects Us

13/10/2019

UN’s Cash Crisis Can Have Serious Consequences, Staff Unions Warn

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 2019 (IPS)* The UN’s smoldering cash crisis, which has threatened staff salaries and payments to vendors, has triggered strong reactions and rattled the over 6,400 staffers who work in the 39-storeyed Secretariat building in New York.

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13/10/2019

At $716 Billion, the US Military Budget Is Bigger Than Those of 144 Countries Combined and Largest Contributor to Climate Change

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By Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service*

“State sovereignty is a goner. Bankism and Military Capitalism rule the world in all respects now.
“Militaries are the ultimate manifestation of direct, structural and cultural violence—a cancer that must be extirpated from humanity.

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13/10/2019

How Are Donald Trump and the Cell Phone Alike?

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19 October 2019 (Wall Street International)*The non-United States of America is in dire need of replacing a “reality” president with a real president, one who is mentally, morally and physically strong and with enough intelligence to manage the complexity and stamina that the position requires. Such attributes as intelligence, mastery of knowledge, mental stability, honesty and courage matter, as we have learned too well in the last three years. Without this change, I doubt that the country can survive and certainly not as a world leader and a democracy.
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Donald Trump  | Photo from Wall Street International.
13/10/2019

Brief Reflection on Trump’s Impeachment

By Roberto Savio – Other News*

It is very likely that the idea of impeaching Donald Trump will be a boomerang. Trump fans are listening to a furious campaign which smacks of coup d’etat and call his accusers traitors who deserve to go to jail.

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Roberto Savio

In the first three hours after the announcement of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, that an impeachment process would be launched, Trump received a million dollars, five million in 24 hours, and 8.5 million in two days. His campaign received 50,000 new donors.

Trump won the election by just under 80,000 votes. It should be borne in mind that the US electoral system does not elect the president by the majority of the votes of its citizens, but by delegates that each State elects to vote the president.

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13/10/2019

Apologies

Dear Friends, Colleagues,

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For more than a decade now, Human Wrongs Watch has been searching, selecting and publishing “unseen” news and views, those which most media markets often neglect.
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Baher Kamal

Being a one-man-band, Human Wrongs Watch needed to take a few weeks break.

While sincerely apologising for such interruption, this non-profit, non-commercial, voluntary service, is glad to resume its task as from Sunday, 13 October 2019.
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Most grateful for your kind understanding and for continuing following Human Wrongs Watch.
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