Archive for June 10th, 2020

10/06/2020

Banking on the Sea

Human Wrongs Watch

9 June 2020 (UN Environment)* — Fishing is big business in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The industry supports millions of people in the region and accounts for some 10 per cent of total global fisheries production every year.

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Photo by SEAFDEC

But the region’s success as a seafood exporter has come at a cost – the depletion of local fish stocks, environmental damage and, ultimately a decline in food security and livelihood opportunities for local communities.

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10/06/2020

‘The Climate Crisis Stretches Well Beyond Just Climate; Tackling It Requires Responses that Address the Links Between Gender, Climate and Security’

Human Wrongs Watch

9 June 2020 (UN News)* — Even as countries buckle under the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must consider the links between gender inequality and crisis, particularly in communities affected by climate change and conflict.

UNICEF/DE WET | Esther next to a tent she lives in at a camp set up for displaced people at the Jehovas Witness Centre in Dondo, Mozambique. Cyclone Idai displaced thousands of people.

That’s the premise of a new UN report which argues that understanding these connections can help policymakers and donors to mitigate risks of violence and support the building of resilient, inclusive and peaceful societies.

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10/06/2020

‘Forests and Trees, Critical for Promoting Pollination. There Is an Urgent Need to Stop Their Habitat Degradation and Safeguard Biodiversity’

Human Wrongs Watch

Urgent need to stop the impact of habitat degradation and climate change

Photo: ©FAO/Gabriela Wiederkehr GuerraMale Xylocopa frontalis pollinating a Moringa oleifera tree in Peru

ROME, 9 June 2020 (FAO)* – Forests and trees are critical for promoting pollination by bees, butterflies and other animals, and there is an urgent need to stop their habitat degradation and safeguard biodiversity, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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10/06/2020

COVID-19: World Bank Confirms Deepest Recession Since World War II, Triggering a Dramatic Rise in Extreme Poverty

UNDP Eurasia/Karen Cirillo | The coronavirus outbreak has had a severe impact on economies across the world.

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In rich countries, economic activity is expected to decline by seven per cent as the coronavirus outbreak severely disrupts domestic demand and supply, trade and finance activities, it said.

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10/06/2020

New York Protesters Jailed in Crowded, Filthy Conditions

10/06/2020

The Elite’s COVID-19 Coup to Destroy Humanity that Is also Fast-Tracking Four Paths to Human Extinction

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

10 June 2020 — The global elite is conducting a coup that is designed to destroy all of the key elements of human society. It is doing this by destroying the essence of what it means to be human, by destroying the nature of existing human relationships, and by destroying the political, economic and social institutions of nation states.

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Robert J. Burrowes

Intentionally or otherwise, the elite coup is also fast-tracking four paths to human extinction.

If this coup succeeds, the human individual will have been reduced to a digitized identity who lives in a ‘techno tyranny’ serving the global elite or Homo Sapiens will be extinct.

There is no third option unless we can defeat the coup and stop key structures and processes being put into place.

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10/06/2020

UN Chiefs Silenced by Big Powers with Vetoes

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2020 (IPS)* – The massive protests in more than 120 US cities over racial injustice and police brutality went global last week– amidst presidential threats of military force on demonstrators in Washington DC.

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Protests in cities across the United States including in New York city. Credit: UN News/Shirin Yaseen

At the same time, there were continued political demonstrations against the imposition of authoritarianism in Hong Kong by the current dominating military power there: China.

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