Archive for ‘Others-USA-Europe-etc.’

19/08/2019

All-Women Team Provides Life-Saving Humanitarian Support in Marawi [Philippines]

19/08/2019

Prisoners Of The Cyber Space – Click Delete to Save Your Mind

Human Wrongs Watch

By Fernando Velázquez*

August 2019 (Wall Street International)*  — We are at the beginning of the 21st century, which means these words will be read mostly by non-people: automata or stunned crowds that no longer act as individuals, words will be chopped up, atomized and turned into search engine keywords within industrial conglomerates of cloud computing, located around the world in remote, hidden places, words will be copied millions of times by algorithms designed to send an advertisement to someone, somewhere, who accidentally identifies itself with something I say.

Prisoner of the cyber space
Prisoner of the cyber space | Image from Wall Street International.
19/08/2019

‘The Work of Women Humanitarians Makes a “Huge Difference” to the Lives of Millions of Women, Men and Children in Urgent Need’ – World Humanitarian Day

Human Wrongs Watch

The work of women humanitarians makes a “huge difference” to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations chief said in his message for World Humanitarian Day.

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©UNICEF/Brown | A volunteer at the Primary Health Centre in on of Cox’s Bazaar’s vast refugee camps inoculates the baby of an 18-year-old mother, Bangladesh 2019.
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18/08/2019

A Dreaming Stranger on a Train

Human Wrongs Watch

By Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service*

“Small disconnected facts, if you take note of them, have a way of becoming connected.” – Walker Percy, The Thanatos Syndrome

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Edward Curtin

News headlines for July, 2, 2019 seen at a kiosk in Grand Central Station: Trump says tanks will be on display July 4th as a sign of the nation’s firepower; bombing kill dozens and hurts schoolchildren as Taliban talks resume; Israel is blamed for deadly missile strike in Syria; could a mandatory keto diet improve U.S. military performance; and Japan resumes commercial whaling.

The traveler saw these notices of strength and power and passed them by in disgust.

On the train from New York City, the advertisement on the wall with a picture of a disconsolate white guy read: “They say laughter is the best medicine.  But not when it comes to ED.” 

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18/08/2019

Sharp Increase in Grave Violations against Children in Mali, Warns UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

BAMAKO/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK (UNICEF)*There has been a sharp increase in grave violations committed against children in 2019 in Mali, particularly in killing and maiming, UNICEF and child protection partners on 13 August 2019 warned.

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Preliminary data recorded by the United Nations show that more than 150 children were killed in the first half of 2019 and 75 were injured in violent attacks.

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18/08/2019

Forest-Friendly Chocolate

16 August 2019 (UN Environment)*Sougue Kadjatou is a 45-year-old farmer who lives with her husband and two children in Agboville, a village in Côte d’Ivoire. Her cocoa plantation, where she works every day from morning until early afternoon, is a 40-minute walk from the village. “I’m glad they told me to plant banana and timber trees in my cocoa plantation,” she says.

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Photo by Brice Delagneau (Photo poste here from UN Environment).
18/08/2019

Abstraction and the Economy — Small Is Beautiful

Human Wrongs Watch

By Shantena Augusto Sabbadini*

August 2019 (Wall Street International)*  — What can we learn from the present ecological, economic, social crisis? I believe we need to revise some deep assumptions which are constitutive of our Western culture and through the process of globalization have become part of our world culture. We need to think in a new way, a new way that actually recovers (on a new level) a very old way.
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The circulation of money on the globe is estimated at four trillion dollars a day
The circulation of money on the globe is estimated at four trillion dollars a day | Image from Wall Street International.
18/08/2019

On the ‘Sacrifice’ Necessary for Climate Change

Human Wrongs Watch

By Julia Steinberger*

The word sacrifice is bandied about by both sides of the debate on climate action. Shall we unpack this loaded shuttlecock?
The Sacrifice of Isaac by Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin. | Image: LACMA, CC0

You who build these altars now
To sacrifice these children,
You must not do it anymore.
-Leonard Cohen

15 August 2019 (openDemocracy)* — Raising the spectre of sacrifice is the all the vogue in current climate denier and delayer circles: it is representative of our current moment in time.

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17/08/2019

Think Farmers Can’t Grow Food in Situations of Crisis or Disaster? Think Again

Human Wrongs Watch

16 August 2019 (FAO)*Many people equate FAO to a knowledge centre or technical agency, the provider of statistics and world reports on issues such as food insecurity, biodiversity and deforestation. 

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So it can come as a surprise when they learn that when conflict, extreme weather events, natural disasters, plants pests, animal diseases or other threats devastate livelihoods and push people into hunger, FAO is on the ground to help — from the earliest days of the response.

By providing seeds, fishing gear, animal vaccines or other assets, FAO works to rebuild livelihoods and local food systems to support the self-reliance of those affected and boost their resilience against future threats.

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17/08/2019

Producing Energy from Pig and Poultry Waste in Brazil

Human Wrongs Watch

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ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 16 2019 (IPS)* Romário Schaefer is fattening up 3,300 pigs that he receives when they weigh around 22 kg and returns when they reach 130 to 160 kg – a huge increase in meat and profits for their owner, a local meat-processing plant in this city in Brazil. | En español

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