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08/12/2019

Bolivia: Post-Coup Update

Human Wrongs Watch

By Eric Zuesse – TRANSCEND Media Service*

With every passing day, it becomes clearer that the military coup in Bolivia on November 10th was masterminded in Washington DC.

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Bolivian president Evo Morales who is now in exile in Mexico.(Photo: Sebastian Baryli)

This reality will create yet a new difficulty in relations between the U.S. regime and Mexico to its direct south, because the Mexican Government, under progressive President Lopez Obrador, took the courageous and very meaningful step of providing refuge to the U.S.-couped Bolivian President Evo Morales and therefore posed overtly a resistance to the U.S. dictatorship.

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03/12/2019

World’s Crisis-Stricken Oceans Doomed to Destruction Without a Global Treaty

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 3 2019 (IPS)* – The greatest single climate-induced threat facing the world’s 44 small island developing states (SIDS) is rising sea waters which could obliterate some of the low-lying states, including Maldives, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Palau and Micronesia.

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Credit: UNICEF

The Marshall Islands alone, says the UN, has seen more than a third of its population move abroad in the last 15-20 years. Many have moved for work, healthcare and education – but climate change is now threatening those who have chosen to stay.

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25/11/2019

Food for Thought: Dietary Changes Can Improve Our Health, Health of Planet

25 November 2019 (UN Environment)*Our health and what we eat are inextricably linked. A balanced, nutritious diet gives us energy, keeps us focused and keeps many medical conditions at bay.

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But what and how we eat is just as important to planetary health, and right now our diets are helping to create a sickly Earth.

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16/11/2019

Dangers and Questions of the Zuckerberg Era

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roberto Savio / Other News*

Rome, 14 November 2019 This year the Worldwide Web is thirty years old. For the first time since 1435, a citizen from Brazil could exchange their views and information with another in Finland. The Internet, the communications infrastructure for the Web is a little older.

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Credit: Unsplash/Markus Spiske @markusspisk

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25/10/2019

Record Number of Palestinian Homes Demolished: Rights Group

Human Wrongs Watch

The rights group said the demolitions left 238 Palestinians including 127 minors without a home.

Israel claims demolishing the family homes of alleged militants deters violence, while the Palestinians see it as a form of collective punishment.

Israel claims demolishing the family homes of alleged militants deters violence, while the Palestinians see it as a form of collective punishment. | Photo: Reuters (posted here from teleSUR).

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The rights group added the demolitions left 238 Palestinians including 127 minors without a home.

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13/10/2019

How Are Donald Trump and the Cell Phone Alike?

Human Wrongs Watch

19 October 2019 (Wall Street International)*The non-United States of America is in dire need of replacing a “reality” president with a real president, one who is mentally, morally and physically strong and with enough intelligence to manage the complexity and stamina that the position requires. Such attributes as intelligence, mastery of knowledge, mental stability, honesty and courage matter, as we have learned too well in the last three years. Without this change, I doubt that the country can survive and certainly not as a world leader and a democracy.
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Donald Trump  | Photo from Wall Street International.
03/09/2019

This September Is Critical for Our Climate. Here’s What You Can Do

September will be a month of action, packed with moments that will be pivotal in our efforts to take on the climate emergency. There’s something every one of us can do.

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02/09/2019

Indigenous Peoples Protest in West Papua

Human Wrongs Watch

30 August 2019 (IGWIA)* “Monkey”, “pig”, “dog” – these words were shouted at a group of West Papuan students, who had been arrested and later released due to lack of evidence. They were accused of burning the Indonesian flag. This is the latest development in a more than 60-year struggle for the independence of West Papua.

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Photo credit: One PNG

Massive protests are currently taking place in West Papua, and news of victims on both sides has reached the media. A local indigenous organisation condemns the racist remarks and general stigmatisation of indigenous peoples in West Papua.

Thousands of people in West Papua have gone to the streets protesting against Indonesia’s government, and against the racism, they encounter in Indonesian society.

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28/08/2019

Let the World’s Future Not Turn into Ashes

Human Wrongs Watch

MANILA, Aug 28 2019 (IPS)* With the record rate blaze in the Amazon that struck Indigenous communities, the world is confronted by a humanitarian crisis in the midst of an ever-worsening political-economic condition.

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The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) joins the international chorus of condemnation and call for immediate actions to put an end to the unfolding crisis that jeopardizes the lives of Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon and planet’s survival.

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23/08/2019

Our Vanishing World: Glaciers

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 23 August 2019Something is causing the worlds glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing climate catastrophe.

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It does not matter where on Earth the glaciers and mountain ice fields are located, they are all melting. Moreover, the projected timeframe for some of them to disappear altogether is ‘imminently’; that is, within years.

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