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15/05/2022

Israel: UN Human Rights Chief Calls for End to ‘Culture of Impunity’

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Investigations must be held into the actions of the Israeli security forces, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Saturday [14 May 2022], calling for accountability and an end to impunity.

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Maisa Abu Ghazaleh | The funeral of Shirin Abu Akleh in Jerusalem
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Her appeal comes in the wake of the killing of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, who was fatally shot on Wednesday while covering an Israeli raid in Jenin, West Bank.

The veteran Palestinian-American journalist was buried in East Jerusalem on Friday and huge crowds turned out for her funeral.

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14/05/2022

Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable

Human Wrongs Watch

MADRID, May 13 2022 (IPS)* – Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night.

Every year, 570 million tons of food are wasted at the household level people. Global food waste accounts for 8–10% of greenhouse gas emissions. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPS

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13/05/2022

Why Nonalignment Is an Urgent Imperative for the Global South

Human Wrongs Watch

By Nontobeko Hlela | Globetrotter – TRANSCEND Media Service*

South Africa and other countries that have abstained from voting against Russia at the United Nations General Assembly in response to the war in Ukraine face intense international criticism. In South Africa, the domestic criticism has been extraordinarily shrill, and often clearly racialized.

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It is frequently assumed that abstention means that South Africa is in support of the Russian invasion, and this is either due to corrupt relations between Russian and South African elites, or nostalgia for support given to the anti-apartheid struggle by the Soviet Union, or both.

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13/05/2022

Call to Freedom for Millions of Children Trapped in Child Labour as Global Conference Comes to Africa

Human Wrongs Watch

Nairobi, May 13 2022 (IPS)* – Children washing clothes in rivers, begging on the streets, hawking, walking for kilometres in search of water and firewood, their tiny hands competing with older, experienced hands to pick coffee or tea, or as child soldiers are familiar sights in Africa and Asia.
A child beneficiary holding a drawing portraying domestic violence, at the Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education, Lilongwe, Malawi which partnered with the ILO/IPEC to support the national action plan aimed at combating child labour. Credit: Marcel Crozet/ILO

A child beneficiary holding a drawing portraying domestic violence, at the Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education, Lilongwe, Malawi which partnered with the ILO/IPEC to support the national action plan aimed at combating child labour. Credit: Marcel Crozet/ILO

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13/05/2022

World ‘at a Crossroads’ as Droughts Increase Nearly a Third in a Generation

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN NEWS)* — Humanity is “at a crossroads” when it comes to managing drought and accelerating ways of slowing it down must happen “urgently, using every tool we can”, said the head of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Thursday [12 May 2022], calling for a global commitment to support drought preparedness and resilience.

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© UNICEF/Oloo | A mother carries her child past the carcasses of livestock that died as a result of a severe drought in Marsabit, Kenya.

Through its newly published Drought in Numbers report, released in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15), UNCCD’s compendium of drought-related information and data is helping inform negotiations for the final outcomes of the conference when it closes on 20 May.

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13/05/2022

UN Envoy Condemns latest Israeli Settlement Expansion Plan

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The top UN official in the Middle East has urged Israel to halt all settlement activity following the latest approval given to new construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, announced on Thursday [12 May 2022].

UN News | The Palestinian Flag in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

“I condemn today’s decision by Israeli authorities to advance plans for over 4,000 housing units in settlements in the occupied West Bank,” Tor Wennesland, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, said in a statement.

Israel’s Higher Planning Council, which approved the move, also retroactively legalized two outposts: Mitzpeh Dani and Givat Oz VeGaon, according to media reports.

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12/05/2022

Pope Francis Suggests That NATO’s “Barking” Provoked Russia’s Military Op in Ukraine

Human Wrongs Watch

By Paul Antonopoulos | Global Research – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Pope Francis has suggested to Italian daily Corriere Della Sera that the “barking of NATO at the door of Russia” provoked the military operation in Ukraine and alluded that countries should not supply Ukraine with more arms. Specifically, the Pope said that Russia has “an anger that I don’t know whether it was provoked but was perhaps facilitated” by NATO’s unrelenting expansion towards the Eurasian Giant.

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12/05/2022

Spills, Explosions and Looming Disasters: the Last Thing the World Needs Is More Oil

– This year didn’t start well. In January, off the coast of Thailand, thousands of litres of oil leaked into the sea from an underwater pipeline courtesy of Chevron’s subsidiary. The resulting spill blackened waters and beaches, killing local wildlife and threatening the livelihoods of communities reliant on the sea.

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Thousands of people form a huge peace sign to protest against the invasion of Ukraine in Heroes’ Square, Budapest. © Bence Jardany / Greenpeace

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12/05/2022

Up to 80% of Food and 98% of Oxygen, Endangered

Human Wrongs Watch

MADRID, May 11 2022 (IPS)* – It is as simple –and as horrifying– as that: both human health and the health of Planet Earth depend on plants. However, plants that make up 80% of the food and 98% of the oxygen, are under growing dangerous threats.
Plant Health Day - Protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic development

Protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic development. Credit: Saleem Shaikh/IPS

As dangerous as the fact that up to 40% of food crops are lost due to plant pests and diseases every single year, according to the world top food and agriculture organisation.

This is affecting both food security and agriculture, the main source of income for vulnerable rural communities, FAOwarns on the occasion of the International Day of Plant Health, marked 12 May 2022.

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11/05/2022

Analysis of ‘The Great Reset’ Must Lead to Practical Action to Defeat It

Human Wrongs Watch

By Anita McKone – TRANSCEND Media Service*

The We Are Human, We Are Free Campaign

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Millions of people worldwide are aware that their lives, and their children’s lives, are being threatened by lockdowns, vaccine mandates and loss of free speech.

And there is a growing awareness that these immediate and obvious threats are merely parts of a complex overall plan to implement a technocratic system of world governance that can be described as a neo-feudal system that seeks to increase and consolidate the power and wealth of the world’s billionaire individuals and families by destroying any possibility of autonomous individual behaviour.

The intention of these psychopathic elitists is that we ‘the people’ become literal extensions of their will, through technological invasion of all aspects of our lives which will lead to the total loss of our capacity to feel, think and act for ourselves.

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