Archive for ‘War Lords’

23/02/2018

Standing with Rohingya Women: Three Peace Laureates in Bangladesh

Human Wrongs Watch 

By Nobel Women’s Initiative*

Source: Nobel Women’s Initiative

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23/02/2018

Refuting Nuclear Winter Denial

Human Wrongs Watch 

By John Scales Avery* 

22 February 2018 — We are all familiar with the climate change denial of Donald Trump and the US Republican Party. Motivated by the greed of giant fossil fuel corporations, climate change denial contradicts the research of the vast majority of scientists and endangers the futire of human civilization and the biosphere.

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(Don’t Want Your) Nuclear Umbrella | ICAN – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

There exists another very similar greed-motivated denial: It is the denial of the peer-reviewed scientific research on the environmental effects of a nuclear war. In this case, the greed is that of the military-industrial complex against which US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned in his famous farewell address.

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22/02/2018

Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

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By Robert J. Burrowes*

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 22 February, 2018 — Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why.

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Birds scavenging for food amidst the debris at the landfill in Danbury, Connecticut in the United States. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

.To start, just listing the types of rubbish generated by humans or the locations into which each of these is dumped is a staggering task beyond the scope of one article.

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21/02/2018

‘There Is No Plan B,’ Says Guterres, Reiterating UN’s Commitment to Two-State Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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After over a century of hostilities including 50 years of continued military occupation, Israelis and Palestinians are still no closer to peace, a United Nations special envoy on 20 February 2018 said, warning that even as many in the region have lost hope for positive change, the enemies of peace are growing more confident by the day.

UN Photo/Loey Felipe | Secretary-General António Guterres addresses a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East.
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UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process Nikolay Mladenov delivered his latest monthly briefing to the Security Council, noting that he was doing so at a time when “regional tensions are taking an increasingly perilous turn.
21/02/2018

Rohingya Refugees Face Immense Health Needs in Crowded Mega Camps — UN

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Critical health services must be scaled up for nearly 1.3 million people – Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities – in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, where vulnerable populations in crowded settlements and ‘mega camps’ are at risk of a host of waterborne diseases, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on 20 February 2018 warned.

UNICEF/Roger Lemoyne | UNICEF supplies vaccines for a massive cholera vaccination campaign targeting all Rohingya refugees that have arrived in Bangladesh.

“Commendable efforts have been made by the Government of Bangladesh and partner agencies to provide health services; prevent diseases such as cholera; and rapidly control outbreaks of measles and diphtheria. However, the challenges are huge, multiple and evolving,” said Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director for (WHO) South-East Asia.

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21/02/2018

World Is Failing Newborns; Global Mortality Rates Remain ‘Alarmingly High’ — UNICEF

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UNICEF/UN0155835/Zammit | National Health Center for Mother and Child in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
“Every year, 2.6 million newborns around the world do not survive their first month of life. One million of them die the day they are born,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

“We know we can save the vast majority of these babies with affordable, quality health care solutions for every mother and every newborn. Just a few small steps from all of us can help ensure the first small steps of each of these young lives,” she added.

20/02/2018

Every Half a Second…

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By Baher Kamal*

20 February 2018  (Wall Street International)* — The issue is tough, very tough. It is about the good, the bad and the ugly of the use – and misuse – that humans make of Internet.
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How to ensure safer Internet spaces for children
How to ensure safer Internet spaces for children | Photo re-posted from Wall Street International.
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On the one hand, users find quick answers from what you may call “Saint Google” or “Santa Wikipedia”. On the other, Internet is being glowingly misused and abused for steeling private information, bullying, sexual exploitation and even human trafficking.

And the issue has just jumped to the news again now that the United Nations informs that every half a second, every day, a child goes online for the first time – tapping into all the great opportunities the Internet has to offer, but facing grave risks.

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20/02/2018

Brexit Means… More Arms Dealing to Human Rights Abusers

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**Photo: Manchester Brexit protest for Conservative conference, October 1, 2017 | Author: Ilovetheeu | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

It was one year ago that a triumphant Theresa May proudly announced from Ankara, Turkey, that the UK is “open for business.”  She had reason to be upbeat.

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20/02/2018

It’s the Rapacity, Stupid!

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By Dr. Naresh Jotwani*

19 February 2018 – TRANSCEND Media Service 

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Dr. Naresh Jotwani

Case 1: Imagine, in a picturesque suburban neighborhood, two pet dogs of immediate neighbors quarreling over a bone – growling, barking, snarling, lunging; that is, a typical instance of canine conflict over a prized object.

Imagine that the two owners come out and notice the conflict. How might they resolve the conflict? Surely this would be a simple matter, with several decent solutions.

For example, the “bone of contention” may be tossed into a covered garbage bin. Or one of the neighbors may come up with a second bone so that each dog has one. Or each neighbor may simply drag his or her dog – growling and snarling – away from the conflict.

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19/02/2018

Robots, Unemployment, and Immigrants

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By Roberto Savio*

19 February 2018Amazon has recently introduced Amazon Go, a shop where the customer enters, chooses a product from the shelves, charges the price on a magnetic card and swipes it on the way out, transferring the charge to the customer’s bank account. No queues, no cashiers, fast and easy, and the first shop in Seattle has been a roaring success. Putting products back on the shelves will soon be fully automated, with robots doing the work previously done by humans.

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TOPIO (“TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot”) is a bipedal humanoid robot designed to play table tennis against a human being. TOPIO version 3.0 at Tokyo International Robot Exhibition, Nov 2009. Photo: Humanrobo. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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