Archive for February 12th, 2020

12/02/2020

EU Lawmakers Slam Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan

12/02/2020

Leftist European Lawmakers Demand Concrete Actions on Palestine

For the Leftist MEPs (Member of European Parliament), the so-called Middle East Peace Plan legitimizes Israel’s war crimes.

The EU is aiming to take concrete actions against the Trump Peace Plan in the Middle EastThe EU is aiming to take concrete actions against the Trump Peace Plan in the Middle East | Photo: Reuters (Photo posted here from teleSUR’s article).

11 February 2020 (teleSUR)* — Leftist MEPs on Tuesday demanded concrete actions from the European Union (EU) in favor of Palestine and the end of an association agreement with Israel, following the U.S. plan for the Middle East.

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12/02/2020

What’s in the Air—World Urban Forum 2020 Launches World’s Largest Real-Time Air Quality Databank

12/02/2020

Double Challenge: The Decline of Biodiversity Is No Less a Problem than Climate Change

An interview with Mai Kivelä, Finnish Member of Parliament

finnish_delegationPhoto by The United Nations Association of Finland

12 February 2020 (UN Environment)* — The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) regularly hosts high-level politicians, diplomats and civil servants, among others, at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. In January 2020, six Finnish parliamentarians came to learn about how resident United Nations agencies and programmes collaborate to respond to the challenges the world is facing today.

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12/02/2020

Act Now to Prevent Desert Locust Catastrophe in Horn of Africa: UN

(UN News)* – With the rainy season fast approaching, countries in the Horn of Africa are in a race against time to tackle a Desert Locust invasion amidst ongoing humanitarian challenges, the United Nations warned on Monday [10 February 2020].

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Photo: FAO/Yasuyoshi Chiba | Locusts can affect the food security of millions of people.

The infestation in Kenya is the worst in 70 years, while Somalia and Ethiopia are experiencing their worst outbreaks in 25 years, putting crop production, food security and millions of lives at risk.

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12/02/2020

Trump, Racism, and Fascism – More than Just Personality Disorders

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service*

After the supposedly post-racial presidency of Barack Obama, what passes for the liberal punditry discovered racism had arisen in the homeland. They never felt so good feeling bad about racism, denouncing what they identified as its primal cause – Mr. Trump, who was sullying that “shining example” of the United States of America.

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Obscured were those historical antecedents of this “exceptional” republic, founded on the expropriation of indigenous land and extermination of its inhabitants and built in part by African slave labor.

Peculiar Institution of US Racism

Trump has been reprehensible in pandering to white racism. But the Republicans have no monopoly on this franchise. We should remember the legacy of Jim Crow and Dixiecrat Democrats in high office including six US senators and two Supreme Court justices who were members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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