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28/03/2020

Chile: Piñera’s Gov’t Asks Homeless People to ‘Stay Home’

“This is a population that has a poor nutritional status, and also has diseases that have not been treated, so they are more likely to contract the virus.”

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26 March 2020 (teleSUR)* — Chile’s government requested the homeless population to “stay at home” and to maintain hygiene to prevent Covid-19. The administrative request generates mockeries and polemic reactions.
26/03/2020

Helping Migrant Shipwreck Survivors to Deal with Trauma

© IOM | Psychodrama being used by IOM as a tool to shed light on the mental health challenges faced by returnees

Sulayman*, an 18 year old from the North Bank region of The Gambia in West Africa, says that he will never forget what he saw, the day that he was caught up in a devastating tragedy: the ship he was travelling on sank off the Mauritanian coast, drowning at least 62 people who had left the country, in the hope of a better life elsewhere.

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20/03/2020

What Passenger Cars Are Made Of: a Key Issue for Climate Change

19 March 2020 (UN Environment)* — When you see a new car, you might think of the speed it can attain, the sound system on offer, the upholstery, or its range, if electric. But have you ever stopped to think about the greenhouse gas emissions created by its manufacture—including mining the metals and moulding the plastics that go into its construction?

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In the transport sector, one way to reduce greenhouse gases is to use fewer and recycled materials—a process experts call “material efficiency”.

What is material efficiency?

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19/03/2020

Employers Accused of Abusing EU Data Privacy Rules to Hinder Trade Unions

Human Wrongs Watch

12/03/2020

Five Women Activists Tell Us What Climate Justice Means to Them

10/03/2020

Youth Exclusion from Jobs and Training on the Rise

Human Wrongs Watch

Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

GENEVA, 9 March 2020 (ILO)* – The number of young people currently not in employment, education or training (NEET) is rising, and young women are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to be affected, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report.

03/03/2020

Warmer Months Ahead for Many Parts of the Planet: World Meteorological Organization

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Many parts of the world can expect above average temperatures in the coming months even without the presence of an El Niño event to drive warming, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday [2 March 2020].

WFP/Tatenda Macheka | Drought conditions in Zimbabwe have meant that farmers have not been able to grow enough food.

The UN agency published its latest update on El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a naturally occurring phenomenon in the equatorial Pacific linked to heavy rains, floods, drought and other hazards.

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02/03/2020

How You Can Take Your Government to Court for Not Acting on the Climate Crisis

People's Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival in New York. © Tracie Williams / Greenpeace
Attendees of the Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival at New York University © Tracie Williams / Greenpeace

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24/02/2020

Journalists Speak Up for Julian Assange

Human Wrongs Watch

Posted by Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service*

See: 1242 Signatures from 99 Countries as of 21 Feb 10:30 a.m. GMT
[TMS editor is #700 on the list]

Julian Assange, founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, is currently detained in Belmarsh high-security prison in the United Kingdom and faces extradition to the United States and criminal prosecution under the Espionage Act.

assange-300x169He risks up to 175 years imprisonment for his part in making public the leak of US military documents from Afghanistan and Iraq, and a trove of US State Department cables.

The ‘War Diaries’ provided evidence that the US Government misled the public about activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and committed war crimes.  WikiLeaks partnered with a wide range of media organizations worldwide that republished the War Diaries and embassy cables.

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23/02/2020

UN Accused of “Hypocrisy” Launching Equal Pay Day While Condoning Wage Discrimination

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 2020 (IPS)* – The United Nations, which has long preached the irrefutable concept of income equality to the outside world, is now accused of condoning wage discrimination in its own backyard.

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The message from the UN Staff Coordinating Council in Geneva was brutally frank—“protesting the UN’s hypocrisy” for launching “International Equal Pay Day*” while failing to reverse an illegal pay cut that has left 3,000 staff being paid 5 per cent less than colleagues on the same grades.

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