Archive for November 8th, 2021

08/11/2021

Number of People Teetering on the Edge of Famine in 43 Countries, Risen to 45 Million – Up by 3 Million this Year – as Acute Hunger Spikes around the World

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Monday [8 November 2021] that the number of people teetering on the edge of famine in 43 countries, has risen to 45 million – up by three million this year – as acute hunger spikes around the world.

© WFP/Krystyna Kovalenko | The elderly population and malnourished children in the drought-affected regions of southern Madagascar are particularly vulnerable

This number has risen from 42 million earlier in the year, and 27 million in 2019, the agency said, in a news release.

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08/11/2021

China’s Risky Strategic Game in Myanmar

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BRUSSELS, Nov 8 2021 (IPS)* – Before the February 1 coup, China was among the top international partners of the now-in-opposition National League for Democracy (NLD). From 2015 to early 2020, when China closed its borders due to COVID-19, NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi made five trips to China and met the Chinese President Xi Jinping five times.

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A demonstration, against Myanmar’s military coup, outside the White House in Washington, DC. Credit: Unsplash/Gayatri Malhotra

During one such visit, Xi announced that he would work with the NLD leadership to “jointly create a China-Myanmar community with a shared destiny”. President Xi Jinping himself visited Myanmar in January 2020.

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08/11/2021

The Christian Right Is Why the US Won’t Deliver on Climate Change

Human Wrongs Watch

By Chrissy Stroop*

American democracy is in crisis. That’s why the US can’t be counted on to act responsibly on the world stage with any consistency.

Senator James Inhofe from Oklahoma uses a snowball to ‘disprove’ global warming, 2015

7 November 2021 (openDemocracy)* — Young Earth creationism, scientists portrayed as part of an anti-Christian conspiracy, environmentalists viewed with extreme suspicion.

Growing up as an evangelical within the world of the US Christian Right, and attending Christian schools, I know first-hand how extreme they are, and how aggressive in their defence of “alternative facts”.

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