Archive for January 18th, 2020

18/01/2020

‘You Have Not Seen Anything Yet,’ Thunberg Warns Ahead of Davos

Human Wrongs Watch

Protesters held signs including “Wake up and Smell the Bushfires” and “It is late but it is not too late”.

16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. | Photo: Reuters (Poto from teleSUR).

17 January 2020 (teleSUR)* — Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne Friday warning the world’s top leaders and global elite that they “have not seen anything yet” before the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos next week.

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18/01/2020

Who Turned Up the Temperature? Climate Change, Heatwaves and Wildfires

Human Wrongs Watch

17 January 2020 (UN Environment)* — The cautionary tale of the boiling frog describes how a frog that jumps into boiling water will save itself by jumping straight out, but the frog that sits in the water while it gradually gets hotter and hotter will boil to death. The global warming crisis surrounds us today and we must act now to protect ourselves.

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18/01/2020

Brazil: Bolsonaro Leads 2019 Record for Attacks on the Press

The far-right former Capitan accounted for three out of five press attacks in 2019.

President Jair Bolsonaro at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil Dec. 19, 2019. President Jair Bolsonaro at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil Dec. 19, 2019. | Photo: Reuters (Photo pposted here from teleSUR).

17 January 2020 (teleSUR)* — Brazil’s National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj) Thursday presented its “Report on Violence Against Journalists and Press Freedom”, highlighting that 208 attacks on media outlets and journalists were reported in 2019, which means an increase of 54 percent over the previous year.

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18/01/2020

Urgent Need for ‘Immediate’ Solutions to Combat Drug-Resistant Infections, warns World Health Organization  

Human Wrongs Watch

Drug-resistant infections are on the rise as private investment in new antibiotic development declines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday [17 January 2020]. (*).

CDC/Alissa Eckert, James Archer | A medical illustration depicts the drug-resistant, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria.

Two new WHO reports reveal that while some 50 new antibiotics and 10 biologics are under development, only 32 of the total target WHO-priority pathogens and the majority have very limited benefits when compared to existing antibiotics.

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18/01/2020

Libya: ‘Dire and Untenable’ Situation for Tens of Thousands of Children in Unrelenting Conflict

(UN News)The world should not accept the “dire and untenable” situation facing children in wartorn Libya the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Friday [17 January 2020].
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© UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti | A child runs through the debris and wreckage in downtown Benghazi, Libya.
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“Children in Libya, including refugee and migrant children, continue to suffer grievously amidst the violence and chaos unleashed by the country’s longstanding civil war”, Executive Director Henrietta Fore said in a statement.

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