Archive for October 19th, 2021

19/10/2021

To Help Indigenous People in Brazil, Let’s Challenge Our Own Violence

Human Wrongs Watch

By Mirna Wabi-Sabi*

Rather than looking to ‘save’ others, we should aim to dismantle the hatred and exploitation of those who reject property and national borders
A mural by Eduardo Kobra in Rio de Janeiro | Donatas Dabravolskas/Alamy Stock Photo.

17 October 2021 (openDemocracy)* — It is commonplace in Brazil for people or institutions to make a symbolic gesture towards an Indigenous community, and then frame it as a major advance for their rights.

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19/10/2021

Hamburgers and Climate Change

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PORTLAND, USA, Oct 18 2021 (IPS)* – Probably no country is more closely associated with the hamburger than the United States. It’s fair to say that the hamburger is the country’s culinary icon. It’s the most popular fast food consumed and readily available from coast to coast.
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Will the United States and the other major meat consuming countries choose to significantly reduce their beef consumption and move to plant-based diets as part of measures to address climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss? Credit: Bigstock

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19/10/2021

Abandoning Yemen

Human Wrongs Watch

By Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Why is the UN Human Rights Council Silencing Yemeni Human Rights Victims?

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*Kathy Kelly

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, with the cooperation of the U.S. succeeded this week in killing off a little known U.N. agency that for nearly four years has courageously advocated for hundreds of thousands of Yemenis suffering immensely in the civil war that is being driven forward by Saudi Arabia.

Monday, October 11, marked the official closure of the UN Group of Eminent Experts (Group of Experts or GEE) on Yemen.

For close to four years, this highly respected investigative body scrupulously examined alleged violations and abuses of human rights suffered by Yemenis whose basic rights to food, shelter, safety, health care and education are being horribly violated even as they have been bludgeoned by Saudi and U.S. air strikes.

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19/10/2021

Greater International Support Urgent for 13 Million ‘Exhausted’ and Displaced Syrians

Human Wrongs Watch

18 October 2021(UN News)*UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has urged greater international support for the more than 13 million Syrians who’ve been displaced in the past 10 years.

© UNHCR/Saad Sawas | UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi visits Talibiseh city, northern Homs, Syria.

Currently, around 6.7 million have been displaced inside the country and 5.5 million refugees are being hosted in five neighbouring countries, Mr. Grandi said after a visit to the country.
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