Archive for June 19th, 2022

19/06/2022

How the U.S. Government Is Controlled by Its Armaments Firms

Human Wrongs Watch

By Eric Zuesse – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Unlike corporations that sell to consumers, Lockheed Martin and the other top contractors to the U.S. Government are highly if not totally dependent upon sales to governments, for their profits, especially sales to their own government, which they control — they control their home market, which is the U.S. Government, and they use it (their government) to sell to its allied governments (via the NATO and other U.S.-run weapons-marketing operations), all of which foreign governments constitute the export markets for their products and services.

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Eric Zuesse

These corporations effectively control the U.S. Government, and they control its weapons-marketers, such as NATO (in addition to, of course, the U.S. Government itself, which has the world’s largest sales-force peddling specifically U.S.-made weapons to foreign countries).

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19/06/2022

Women Journalists Threatened with Sexual Violence, Hate Speech

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 June 2022 (UNFPA)* – “I have gone to the police after receiving threats of violence,” Nistula Hebbar told UNFPA (UN Population Fund), describing the relentless onslaught of abuse she experiences online. As a politics reporter for The Hindu, her words and her reputation are her livelihood. But as a woman, the cost for doing this job is her safety.

For others, the cost is their careers, their health or even their lives.

Women journalists threatened with sexual violence, hate speech
Vijaita Singh says coordinated attacks against women journalists are common. She has experienced such violence herself. Image courtesy of Vijaita Singh.
19/06/2022

Nearly One Billion People Worldwide Suffer a Mental Disorder: WHO

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* – Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

© WHO/Ploy Phutpheng | Migrants and refugees can be exposed to various stress factors which affect their mental health and well-being.

To make matters worse, in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of common conditions such as depression and anxiety, went up by more than 25 per cent, the UN health agency (WHO) said on Friday [17 June 2022].

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