Archive for October 22nd, 2019

22/10/2019

Conflict and Drought Displace 300,000 in Somalia So Far this Year

Human Wrongs Watch

22 October 2019 (Norwegian Refugee Council)*  —  Over 300,000 people have been displaced due to drought and conflict in Somalia so far this year. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said insecurity is making it virtually impossible for humanitarians to provide aid in rural areas and is resulting in vulnerable people moving to overcrowded camps in urban areas for assistance.
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Photo from NRC.

“The crushing effect of drought has stripped rural communities of their crops, livestock and water sources, while armed conflict closes in on their homes. We are now likely to see 2.1 million Somali people suffering from hunger by December and into 2020,” said Victor Moses, Country Director for NRC.

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22/10/2019

‘The Management of Savagery’: Greater Middle East Project of Chaos

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service*

The Management of Savagery by Max Blumenthal, 2019, Verso

Destination Afghanistan was known as the big easy back in the halcyon days of the late 1960s.

Hippies from throughout the affluent West hitchhiked to the capital, Kabul, where crash pads and hashish were cheap, and the locals were tolerant.

Life appeared to be mellow in the scenic shadow of the Hindu Kush Himalayans. That was then.

Now Afghanistan is engulfed in year 18 of the forever US war with no end in sight.

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22/10/2019

The Consequences of Nationalism

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fernando Ayala*

The Yugoslav civil war, 1991-2001: 150,000 dead in Europe

21 October 2019  (Wall Street International)*

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A women crying before a coffin | Image from Wall Street International.

The future does not belong to globalists, but to patriots …. We are the most powerful power in the world, but I hope I will never have to use that power.

(Donald Trump, 2019)

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22/10/2019

The Passions of Mankind

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery*

A new freely downloadable book

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John Scales Avery

I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses himan emotions from an evolutionary perspective.

The book consists mainly of book chapters and articles that I have previously published, although some new material has been added.

It can be freely downloaded and circulated from the following link:

http://eacpe.org/app/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Passions-of-Mankind-by-John-Scales-Avery.pdf

Human emotions: An evolutionary paradox?

Today, our emotions seem to be driving us towards disaster. At first this seems to be a paradox. Our emotions have been produced by evolution, and Darwinian natural selection is supposed to produce traits that lead to survival, rather than to destruction.

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22/10/2019

Q&A: How Europe has Moved Away from Being a Sanctuary for Journalists

Human Wrongs Watch

IPS Correspondent Ed Holt speaks to PAULINE ADES-MEVEL, Head of European Union & Balkan desk at RSF*

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Pauline Ades-Mevel, Head of European Union and Balkan desk at Reporters Without Borders, warns that press freedom in Europe is declining. Courtesy: Reporters Without Borders

Rising populism, anti-media rhetoric from politicians, cyber-harassment of journalists and physical attacks are among the reasons why press freedom in Europe is on the decline, according to the global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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