Archive for December, 2021

31/12/2021

Apologies from Human Wrongs Watch

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Baher Kamal

Human Wrongs Watch sincerely asks for your indulgence as its daily updates focus on the so many and so inhuman violations of the most basic rights everywhere in the world.

Unfortunately we could not do otherwise. Media generally report on an astonishingly reduced number of events that are either irrelevant to the principle of “All Human Beings Are Born Equal,” or to the basic, pressing needs of the most vulnerable.

And we do so to modestly attempt to call you attention towards the numerous unseen –or unwanted to be seen– news and views.

Human Wrongs Watch wishes for all a new year of peace, serenity, heath and care, much care for Mother Nature.

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2021 Human Wrongs Watch

 

31/12/2021

Grave Violations Surge for Children in Conflict  

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(UN News)* — Armed conflict, inter-communal violence and insecurity continued to take a devastating toll on thousands of children throughout 2021, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), warned on Friday [31 December 2021].

© UNICEF/Omar Sanadiki | A one-month-old baby shelters with her family in Adra after fleeing eastern Ghouta in Syria.

From Afghanistan to Yemen, and Syria to northern Ethiopia, UNICEF denounced grave violations against youngsters in both protracted and new conflicts.

‘Dreadful disregard’ 

Last week, four children were reportedly among the victims of an attack that killed at least 35 people – including two Save the Children staff – in Kayah state in eastern Myanmar.

31/12/2021

Sudan: Food Looted in Darfur, 730,000 People Left Without 

(UN News)* — The UN chief condemned on Wednesday [30 December 2021] the looting and attacks against United Nations facilities, equipment and supplies gifted to the Sudanese authorities for civilian in El Fasher, Darfur.

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UN Photo/Albert González Farran | 10 February 2014. El Fasher: A World Food Programme (WFP) truck driver on a trip from El Fasher to Shangil Tobaya, North Darfur. UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran
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Last Tuesday evening, a World Food Programme (WFPwarehouse located in the Borsa area of El Fasher town, the capital of North Darfur State, came under attack from unknown armed groups.
30/12/2021

Big Power Rivalries. The Thugs of Myanmar

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By José Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor *

What China, US, India could do together

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China, India, US, ASEAN should forge a common initiative to resolve Myanmar crisis
China, India, US, ASEAN should forge a common initiative to resolve Myanmar crisis | Image from Wall Street International.

21 December 2021 (Wall Street International)*I feel that the US is set on a collision course with China and Russia. And it is unwise, unnecessary, extremely dangerous. But certainly, this is not an escalating tension engineered by President Biden.

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30/12/2021

Escalation in Yemen ‘Worst in Years’

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(UN News)* — The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, said on Tuesday [28 December 2021] that a recent military escalation in the country is “among the worst” in years and increasingly putting civilians in crosshairs. 

© UNOCHA/Giles Clarke | Soldiers drive at speed past two women begging in Lahj, Yemen.

According to his statement, airstrikes on Sana’a have resulted in the loss of civilian lives, and damage to noncombatant infrastructure and residential areas. 

A continued offensive on Ma’rib, where at least 35,000 people have been forced to flee since September, and unabated missile attacks on the governorate are causing civilian casualties, damage to civilian objects and mass displacement. 

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30/12/2021

Urgent Action Needed to Save Rohingya Refugees Distressed at Sea in Indonesia  

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(UN News)* — The UN refugee agency called on Wednesday [29 December 2021] for the immediate, life-saving disembarkation of a group of Rohingya refugees in distress at sea off the coast of Indonesia. 

Ocean Image Bank/Erik Lukas | The coastline of Alor Island in Indonesia.

In a statement, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that it was “deeply concerned for the safety and lives of those onboard”. 

The boat was first sighted in the waters off Bireuen, a district in Aceh province, on Sunday. 

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28/12/2021

The Real Antidote to Inflation: Stoking the Fire without Burning Down the Barn

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

The Fed has options for countering the record inflation the U.S. is facing that are more productive and less risky than raising interest rates.

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The Federal Reserve is caught between a rock and a hard place. Inflation grew by 6.8% in November, the fastest in 40 years, a trend the Fed has now acknowledged is not “transitory.”

The conventional theory is that inflation is due to too much money chasing too few goods, so the Fed is under heavy pressure to “tighten” or shrink the money supply. Its conventional tools for this purpose are to reduce asset purchases and raise interest rates.

But corporate debt has risen by $1.3 trillion just since early 2020; so if the Fed raises rates, a massive wave of defaults is likely to result.

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28/12/2021

Rural Women in Peru Seed Water Today to Harvest It Tomorrow

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CUZCO, Peru , Dec 22 2021 (IPS)* – “When I was a little girl we didn’t suffer from water shortages like we do now. Today we are experiencing more droughts, our water sources are drying up and we cannot sit idly by,” Kely Quispe, a small farmer from the community of Huasao, located half an hour from Cuzco, the capital of Peru’s ancient Inca empire, told IPS. | En español
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28/12/2021

The Origin of Violence

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Henna Maria Vermeulen interviews Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. | Odysee – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Where violence comes from and how we can best reclaim our freedom in this time of ever increasing oppression and surveillance.

END GENOCIDE NOW is a campaign that aims to enlighten people about the mechanisms and manuscripts of tyranny, as well as the remedies for sovereignty. Have you ever sat down in self reflection and asked yourself, why do human beings kill each other?

Today I get to speak with a man who has dedicated 14 years of his life in seclusion to explore that very question in depth.

Robert J. Burrowes is an author and world renowned scholar and teacher of nonviolent action strategy, especially the Gandhian approach.

He has spent 40 years actively researching and analysing the structure of violent elite dominance and applying his knowledge into organised strategic resistance.

Click to Watch:

https://odysee.com/@dawnofpeace:5/EGN—The-Origin-Of-Violence—Robert-Burrowes:f

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28/12/2021

Half a Century of Man and the Biosphere

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27 December 2021 (UN News)* — The UN cultural agency commemorated on Monday the 50th anniversary of its Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which created in 1971, has been promoting a long-lasting connection between people and nature.

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FAO/João Roberto Ripper | Farmers, who gatherer flowers in the Southern Espinhaço Mountain Range in Brazil, enhance biodiversity and preserve traditional knowledge.

“This is really a programme for the people, because people are part of nature…so they are incorporated in nature protection but also in sustainable use of natural resources”, said Miguel Clusener Godt, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCOMAB Programme Secretary.

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