Archive for January 19th, 2020

19/01/2020

Brazil’s Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide

Indigenous peoples denounced violence prompted by the extraction of natural resources in the Amazon basin.

Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech in Xingu Indigenous Park, Brazil, Jan. 17, 2020.Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech in Xingu Indigenous Park, Brazil, Jan. 17, 2020. | Photo: Reuters (Photo posted here from teleSUR).

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19/01/2020

Coronavirus, a Large Family of Viruses that Has Not Been Previously Identified in Humans – World Health Organization 

Human Wrongs Watch

January 2020 (WHO)* – Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.

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Credit: Getty (Photo posted here from WHO).

Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

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19/01/2020

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

Human Wrongs Watch

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS)* – The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure.

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Credit: UN Women

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