Archive for July 12th, 2022

12/07/2022

NATO and Ukraine

Human Wrongs Watch

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service*

NATO is the US dominated global war machine whose policy is ‘Full Spectrum Dominance.’ Contrary to its claims, NATO is not a defensive organization but an instrument for US world domination to prevent all challenges to its hegemony.  It should have been disbanded in 1991 after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact but instead expanded into fifteen new countries. 

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Mairead Maguire

Patrick Murphy’s 18 June column in the Irish News entitled ‘Pope’s Comments May Help Avert Global Conflict’ is courageous and challenging.

Courageous in that Ireland (and most of Europe) are caught up in Russia phobia and war propaganda being peddled by our main stream media and military industrial complex.

Murphy quoted Pope Francis as saying that the war was ‘perhaps somehow either provoked or not prevented’. I think this statement hints towards the elephant in the room (NATO/US endless expansion).

The 12 May US Peace Council describes the Ukraine as a US Manufactured Conflict and says, ‘Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine could have been avoided if the US had not relentlessly provoked it.’

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12/07/2022

Migrant Workers from Mexico, Caught Up in Trafficking, Forced Labor and Exploitation

Human Wrongs Watch

MEXICO CITY, Jul 8 2022 (IPS)* – Eduardo Reyes, originally from Puebla in central Mexico, was offered a 40-hour workweek contract by his recruiter and his employer in the United States, but ended up performing hundreds of hours of unpaid work that was not authorized because his visa had expired, unbeknownst to him.  | En español
Mexican workers harvest produce on a farm in the western U.S. state of California. The number of temporary agricultural workers from Mexico has increased in recent years in the United States and with it, human rights violations. CREDIT: Courtesy of Linnaea Mallette - Advocates for the rights of the seasonal workers and experts point to worsening working conditions, warn of the threat of human trafficking and forced labor, and complain about the prevailing impunity

Mexican workers harvest produce on a farm in the western U.S. state of California. The number of temporary agricultural workers from Mexico has increased in recent years in the United States and with it, human rights violations. CREDIT: Courtesy of Linnaea Mallette

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12/07/2022

Haiti: ‘I spent all day hiding under my bed. They spent all day shooting’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Theresa Piorr

Food security caught in the crossfire as people reel from gang violence alongside rising prices, climate shocks and the Ukraine-crisis ripple effect.
Haiti. Gang violence IDPs and hot meal distribution

Christina fled her home under gunfire but made it to safety in Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, where she receives hot meals from WFP. Photo: WFP/Theresa Piorr

(WFP)* — When Christina woke up after hearing gunshots at 5am on a Monday in May, she decided to hide under her bed to try and keep herself and her unborn baby safe. “I lay flat on my stomach even though I was pregnant,” she says.

“I spent all day hiding under my bed. They spent all day shooting.”

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