Archive for May 25th, 2021

25/05/2021

How America Went from Mom-and-Pop Capitalism to Techno-Feudalism

Human Wrongs Watch

By Ellen Brown | Web of Debt – TRANSCEND Media Service*

The crisis of 2020 has created the greatest wealth gap in history. The middle class, capitalism and democracy are all under threat. What went wrong and what can be done?

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Ellen Brown

In a matter of decades, the United States has gone from a largely benign form of capitalism to a neo-feudal form that has created an ever-widening gap in wealth and power.

In his 2013 bestseller Capital in the 21st Century, French economist Thomas Piketty declared that “the level of inequality in the US is probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past anywhere in the world.”

In a 2014 podcast about the book, Bill Moyers commented:

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25/05/2021

Seagrass – One of the Ocean’s Most Important Plants – Is Losing Its Habitat 7% Each Year, the Equivalent of a Football Field Every 30 Minutes

Human Wrongs Watch

Projects to restore seagrass are gathering pace.

25 May 2021 (UNEP)* — From the Gazi Bay, in Kenya, to Maputo Bay, in Mozambique, all the way to Dale Bay in Wales, projects to restore seagrass are gathering pace.

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25/05/2021

The Magic of Mangroves

25 May 2021 (FAO)* — “We go to look for oysters in the mangroves to feed our families and for business. This is how I make a living. If I work for two to three days, I can earn money to cover my expenses,” says Fatou Sarr, President of the Women Transformers Group of Diamniadio, a cooperative and producers’ organization that supports small-scale oyster producers.
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With backing from FAO and the Coastal Fisheries Initiatives, communities are on a mission to save natural habitats like mangroves to safeguard their local environments. ©FAO/Yacine Cissé

25/05/2021

Lack of Clean Water ‘Far Deadlier’ than Violence in War-Torn Countries – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Attacks on water and sanitation facilities in conflict zones around the world are putting the lives of millions of children around the world in danger, and are a much greater threat than violence itself, warns the UN Children’s agency, UNICEF, in a report released on 25 May 2021.

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© UNICEF/Khaled Akacha | A young girl collects water from a tanker truck in an IDP camp in northwest Syria.
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Water Under Fire Volume 3, highlights that children’s access to water has been threatened in nearly every conflict-related emergency where UNICEF is responding.

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