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28/01/2022

70,000 Maasai in Loliondo, Tanzania, face Another Forceful Eviction

Human Wrongs Watch

26 January 2022 (IWGIA)* — According to reliable information received by Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is currently planning the eviction of the Maasai Indigenous people from a 1,500 km2  area in their ancestral land located in the Loliondo Division of Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, east of the Serengeti National Park.

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28/01/2022

2022 Intentional: Human Completeness

Human Wrongs Watch

By Martha R. Bireda*

Now is the time for Americans to recognize the crucial need to treat and act more “human” to each other

Edward Hopper, Hotel By A Railroad, detail
Edward Hopper, Hotel By A Railroad, detail | Image from Wall Street International.

28 January 2022 (Wall Street International)* — Between the Covid-19 pandemic, racist actions, and the beginning of the racial reckoning, we thought we had confronted our worst societal issues in 2020. However, 2021 proved to be even more chaotic and scary.

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28/01/2022

A Special Adviser to Probe Racism and Discrimination at UN

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UN staff in New York. Credit: United Nations

“The diversity of our personnel is a source of profound richness. Yet I am fully aware and deeply concerned that colleagues have experienced the indignity, pain and consequences of workplace racism and racial discrimination. This is unacceptable,” says Guterres in a message to UN staffers January 25.

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28/01/2022

Nature Conservation Funding Must Triple Globally this Decade 

(UN News)* — G20 leading industrialized nations must embrace their role as influential leaders against climate change, by aligning development and economic recovery with international nature and climate goals, according to a new UN report, published on Thursday [27 January 2022].

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CIFOR/Axel Fassio | Woman plant peanuts in Yangambi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In its joint report on finance for nature in the G20 countries, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Economic Forum (WEF)  and the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative, examined how wealthy nations can better support nature-based solutions (NbS).
28/01/2022

Food Insecurity Soaring across 20 Countries and Regions

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(UN News)* — Food insecurity is soaring across 20 countries and regions – “hunger hotspots”, where conflict, economic shocks, natural hazards, political instability, and limited humanitarian access, are putting millions of lives at risk, UN agencies highlighted on Thursday [27 January 2022].

© UNOCHA/Michele Cattani | A young woman carries water in a camp for displaced people in Tillaberi region, Niger.
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According to the Hunger Hotspots Report from the World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen remain the countries of highest concern.
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According to the most recent assessments, all four countries had areas where people were experiencing, or projected to experience, starvation and death (IPC Phase 5), requiring the most urgent attention.
27/01/2022

Palestine/Israel: The Smearing of Emma Watson

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By Sut Jhally and Roger Waters | Globetrotter – TRANSCEND Media Service*

A Classic Blunder and Smear against an Outspoken Activist

Emma Watson – UOL

Anyone who has ever been critical of Israeli actions toward the Palestinian people knows what to expect next—an avalanche of pit-bull attacks and smears that their criticisms of Israel are motivated by racism and anti-Semitism.

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27/01/2022

Battle for Palestine: And the Day When David Felled Goliath with a Stone

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Credit: United Nations

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25/01/2022

‘Horror Scenes’ in Syria Camps

Human Wrongs Watch

Mark Cutts | The harsh winter continue to make life very difficult for displaced people in camps like this one in Idlib, Syria.
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Speaking by videoconference to journalists in New York, Mark Cutts said humanitarians had seen “some real horror scenes” in the last few days, especially in the northwest, where he said the camps were “bad at the best of times”.

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25/01/2022

We Are Militarism’s Hostages

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By John Scales Avery, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Do our “Defense Departments” really defend us? Absolutely not! Their very title is a lie. The military-industrial complex sells itself by claiming to defend civilians. It justifies vast and crippling budgets by this claim; but it is a fraud.

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John Scales Avery

For the military-industrial complex, the only goal is money and power. Civilians like us are just hostages. We are expendable. We are pawns in the power game, the money game.

Nations possessing nuclear weapons threaten each other with “Mutually Assured Destruction”, which has the very appropriate acronym MAD. What does this mean? Does it mean that civilians are being protected?

Not at all. Instead they are threatened with complete destruction. Civilians here play the role of hostages in the power games of their leaders.

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25/01/2022

Up to 70% of Children in Developing Countries to Be Left Unable to Read?

Human Wrongs Watch

MADRID, Jan 24 2022 (IPS)* – “Unless we take action, the share of children leaving school in developing countries who are unable to read could increase from 53 to 70 percent.”
International Day of Education - Education is key to charting the course towards more justice and sustainability, but it is “failing millions of children, youth and adults, increasing their exposure to poverty, violence and exploitation,

Credit: Shafiqul Alam Kiron/IPS

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