Archive for ‘War Lords’

29/10/2020

Donald Trump and the Banality of Evil

Human Wrongs Watch

By Scott Remer*

Emptiness, lack of character and a fundamental unwillingness to take responsibility lurk at evil’s core.
Flickr/Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.

27 October 2020 (openDemocracy)* — Despite our best intentions, Trump’s name is on everyone’s lips, yet I have no interest in the sordid details of his psyche. His pathologies are a matter of indifference. It’s clear to me that he’s a violent, dangerous lunatic. His desperate attempts to win attention and adulation likely stem from abuse he suffered as a youth.

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28/10/2020

No Country Should Be Forced to Choose between Paying Back Debts or Providing Health Care

Human Wrongs Watch

By OXFAM*

Over the past months, we’ve seen some of the richest countries in the world struggle with the effects of Covid-19 and the health and economic emergency it has brought in its wake. But at least they have the resources to cushion the blows, while poor countries face these huge threats with few resources.

Head nurse Sibongile, 29, assists Viola, 22 with her birthMany countries are burdened with massive amounts of debt owed to richer countries, private banks and multilateral institutions. This has constrained their governments from being able to free up resources to spend on public prevention and response. Photo: Aurelie Marrier D’Unienville/Oxfam
28/10/2020

2020: America’s Déjà Vu?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Martha R. Bireda*

Will we as a nation remain submerged in the racism that characterized 1920 America?

Protester against racism
Protester against racism | Image from Wall Street International.

26 October 2020 (Wall Street International)*There are amazing and almost eerie parallels between where America finds itself in 2020 and where the nation was a century ago. In 1920, one hundred years ago, America was in the midst of a pandemic, racial conflict, and a contentious presidential election.

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28/10/2020

The Next President Should Protect Human Rights in the US and End Abuses

Human Wrongs Watch

By Human Rights Watch*

10 Key Issues that Demand the Administration’s Immediate Attention

27 October 2020 – Whoever wins the November 3 presidential election has an opportunity  – and a responsibility – to help the United States move forward by making human rights a priority in the next administration.

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28/10/2020

Yemeni Children Suffer Record Rates of Acute Malnutrition, Putting ‘Entire Generation’ at Risk 

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(UN News)* — Yemeni children are suffering acute malnutrition at unprecedented rates as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis grinds on and funding falls far short of what is needed to offset the effects of conflict and  economic collapse, UN agencies said in a statement on Tuesday [27 October 2020].

© WFP/Alaa Noman | A mother visits a health centre in Yemen to seek treatment for her youngest daughter (red hat) who is suffering from malnutrition.

New analysis from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), the global standard for gauging food insecurity, revealed that in some areas more than one in four children were acutely malnourished.

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26/10/2020

Climate Change Increasingly Threatens Human Health, Food and Water Security and Socio-Economic Development in Africa

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Multi-agency report highlights the current and future state of the climate in Africa

26 October 2020 (WMO)*Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, according to a new report devoted exclusively to the continent.

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26/10/2020

A Critical U.S. Election

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Why the 2020 Election Is So Important

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John Scales Avery

Here is a quotation from Bernie Sanders:

Donald Trump is a pathological liar. According to documented reports he has told more than 20,000 lies and distortions since he has been president. This is, obviously, deeply disturbing behavior for anyone who is president of the United States.

But what is even more disturbing is that Trump is now using his lies and misinformation to sow confusion and chaos in the election process and undermine American democracy. In other words, he does not intend to accept the results of the election if he loses and leave office voluntarily. This is not just a constitutional crisis. This is a threat to everything this country stands for.

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26/10/2020

UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set to Enter into Force in January

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25 October 2020 (UN News)* — In what leading campaigners are describing as “a new chapter for nuclear disarmament”, the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will now come into force on 22 January, after Honduras became the 50th Member State to ratify on Saturday [25 October 2020].

US Government | An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952.
24/10/2020

Anticipation of Judicial Inquisition of Humans by Extraterrestrials

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By Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Potential Consequence of Failure to Adhere to Universal Principles of Intelligent Life

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Anthony Judge

Introduction

In the midst of a global pandemic widely framed as a war, there is a strong case for recognizing both the civilian fatalities and those whose lives are at stake on a daily basis — in order to reduce the risk to greater numbers of humans.

Humans are called upon by authorities to take shelter in their homes to avoid any risk (Cowering for One’s Country in the War against Coronavirus, 2020).

It is therefore appropriate to honour those — effectively “on the front line” — who are dying in far greater numbers in the hope of ending the pandemic as soon as possible. As in conventional warfare, they have little choice in performing this duty, having been conscripted and trained to that end.

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23/10/2020

‘Give us a seat at the table and we’ll change the world’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Sarah Schafer*

At the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, participants say those who are forcibly displaced are eager and qualified to help rebuild communities devastated by COVID-19.   |  Español   |  Français   |  عربي

Nhial Deng, a South Sudanese refugee living in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp. He and his fellow panelists shared stories of resilience and discussed solutions to the world’s challenges with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. © UNHCR/Samuel Otieno

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