Archive for September 27th, 2020

27/09/2020

How USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria with Impunity

Human Wrongs Watch

By Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service*

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Rick Sterling

While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity.

Turkey Loots Syria, then Disrupts Safe Water Supply  

Turkey has been plundering the Syrian infrastructure for years.  Beginning in late 2012 and continuing through 2013 some 300 industrial factories were dismantled and taken to Turkey from Aleppo, the industrial capital of Syria.

“Machinery and goods were loaded on trucks and carried off to Turkey through the Cilvegozu and Ceylanpinar crossings. Unfortunately, ‘plundering’ and ‘terror’ have become permanent parts of the Syrian lexicon when explaining their saga.”

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27/09/2020

What UN Needs Is a Cease-Fire Inside Its Own Security Council

Human Wrongs Watch

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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2020 (IPS)* – With more than 20,000 civilians killed last year in conflicts in 10 countries — including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for a “global cease-fire”: a proposal which failed to generate a positive response since he first announced it last March.
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27/09/2020

Racism in America

Human Wrongs Watch

By Martha R. Bireda*

A tool for the maintenance of classism

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Racism in America | Image from Wall Street International.

26 September 2020 (Wall Street International)*America proclaims itself to be the land of ultimate freedom and opportunity. The ability to rise above one’s condition of birth, not inhibited by social class – this is the essence of the American myth of a classless society.

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27/09/2020

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: 10 Years to Heal the Planet

Photo by UNEP/Florian Fussstetter

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, led by UNEP, FAO and partners covers terrestrial as well as coastal and marine ecosystems.

A global call to action, it will draw together political support, scientific research and financial muscle to massively scale up restoration.

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27/09/2020

The World Failed on All of Its Biodiversity Targets. What Happens Next?

Primary Forest in Papua. © Ulet  Ifansasti / Greenpeace
Fog on primary forest near the river Digul in southern Papua. © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace

Last week, all governments found out how they scored against the targets they set themselves a decade ago to protect nature. 

It was pretty bad. 

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