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12/02/2019

What the Press Hides from You about Venezuela – A Case of News-Suppression

Human Wrongs Watch

By Eric Zuesse – TRANSCEND Media Service*

This news-report is being submitted to all U.S. and allied news-media, and is being published by all honest ones, in order to inform you of crucial facts that the others — the dishonest ones, that hide such crucial facts — are hiding about Venezuela.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse

These are facts that have received coverage only in one single British newspaper: the Independent, which published a summary account of them on January 26th.

That newspaper’s account will be excerpted here at the end, but first will be highlights from its topic, the official report to the U.N. General Assembly in August of last year, which has been covered-up ever since.

This is why that report’s author has now gone to the Independent, desperate to get the story out, finally, to the public.

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12/02/2019

Less than 30 Per Cent of Scientific and Technological Researchers Are Women – International Day of Women and Girls in Science

By UN Women*

On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why does it matter?*

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Recent studies suggest that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will have jobs that do not yet exist.

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12/02/2019

Protests, Violence in Haiti Prompt International Call for ‘Realistic and Lasting Solutions’ to Crisis

Human Wrongs Watch

11 February 2019 – Opposition-led protests in Haiti calling for the president to step down, which sparked violence last week, have prompted a group of senior diplomats, included the top UN official there, to issue a statement deploring the loss of life and calling for dialogue to end the crisis.*

MINUJUSTH/Leonora Baumann | An aerial view of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince.

The so-called Core Group is made up of the head of UN Mission MINUJUSTH, Helen Meagher La Lime; and the UN ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the European Union, the United States, and the Special Representative of the Organization of American States.

They took note of the demands expressed by demonstrators on Thursday, aimed at a worsening economic crisis that has led to a drop in living standards, inflation at around 15 per cent, a growing national deficit, and allegations of corruption levelled at President Jovenel Moise, before he took office.

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12/02/2019

‘Many of the World’s Biggest Problems May Be Going Unsolved Because Too Many Women and Girls Are Being Discouraged from the Sciences’

Human Wrongs Watch

11 February 2019 – Many of the world’s biggest problems may be going unsolved because too many women and girls are being discouraged from the sciences.*

UN Women Viet Nam/Pham Quoc Hung | Girls studying science in Viet Nam. Globally, while more girls are attending school than before, girls are significantly under-represented in STEM subjects in many settings and they appear to lose interest in STEM subjects as they reach adolescence.

The role of science education in a changing world cannot be undervalued: it is estimated that fully 90 per cent of future jobs will require some form of ICT (information and communication technology) skills, and the fastest growing job categories are related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), with recent studies indicating 58 million net new jobs, in areas such as data analysis, software development and data visualization.

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11/02/2019

Food for Millions in Yemen at Risk of Rotting in Key Red Sea Port – UN

Human Wrongs Watch

Desperately needed food aid for millions of Yemenis “is at risk of rotting” in a key Red Sea storage facility because conditions are too unsafe to reach it, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and UN Emergency relief chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday [11 February 2019].

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Giles Clarke/OCHA | Cereal stored in Dhubab, Taiz Gobernorate, in Yemen. The World Food Programme (WFP) grain stored in Hudaydah’s Red Sea Mills has been inaccessible for over five months and is at risk of rotting.
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In a joint statement, the top UN officials warned that the urgency of getting to the Red Sea Mills in the key port city of Hudaydah was “growing day by day”, more than five months after aid workers were last able to access it.
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11/02/2019

Netanyahu to Freeze Money Transfers to Palestinian Authority

Human Wrongs Watch

Israel will freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority as a means of punishing all Palestinians for the murder of one Israeli woman.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will freeze money transfer to Palestinian Authority.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will freeze money transfer to Palestinian Authority. | Photo: Reuters | Photo from teleSUR.

10 February 2019 (teleSUR)* — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday vowed to freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority in retaliation for the killing of an Israeli by a Palestinian. The move also came after several right-wing oppositions members of Netanyahu called for it.

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11/02/2019

Trump vs. the Anti-Trumps: It’s the System That Needs Changing, Not just the Personnel

Human Wrongs Watch

By Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Playing Trump’s game is almost irresistible.  At least, most of his opponents seem unable to resist it.

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Richard E. Rubenstein

The name of Trump’s game is Personalistic Moralism.  The President’s politics are not policy-free, but policies in his political universe are inextricably wedded to personal moral characteristics.

If you want the Wall (“border security”), for example, that means you are strong, tough, and protective.  You are knowledgeable about the physical and cultural dangers posed by immigrants, and you care for your fellow Americans.

But what if you don’t want the Wall?  In this case, you are weak, effeminate, ignorant, uncaring, and secretly in favor of “open borders.”

This, by the way, is the text. The subtext, resting on the understanding that the main advocates of plentiful immigration since the nineteenth century have been employers seeking cheap labor, is that those who favor the Wall want to protect native American workers while those who don’t, care only about their profits.

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10/02/2019

13.5 Million Children Now Uprooted in Africa – Including Those Displaced by Conflict, Poverty and Climate Change

Human Wrongs Watch

On eve of African Union Summit, UNICEF urges African States to lead in the protection and empowerment of uprooted children

Refugees and migrants in Niger
© UNICEF/UN0209663/Gilbertson VII Photo } A transit center for migrants who are being sent home from Algeria in Agadez, Niger, on May 10 2018. People who travel, often from West African states, are usually turned into beggars in Algeria, and after arrival at this center in the desert, they are met by local beggars who ask them for money.

NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 9 February 2019 (UNICEF)* — – At least 13.5 million uprooted children in Africa – including those living as refugees, migrants or internally displaced – need strengthened national actions, and regional and international cooperation between states to uphold their rights, keep them safe and help them fulfil their potential.

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10/02/2019

‘African Nations Are Setting an Example for Richer Countries When it Comes to the Treatment of Refugees’

Human Wrongs Watch

African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a press conference on Saturday [9 February 2019], following a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

screen grab/media stakeout video | UN Secretary-General speaks to the media in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. 9 February, 2019.

The UN chief is in the Ethiopian capital to attend the annual African Union summit, which brings together Heads of State from across the continent.

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10/02/2019

Female African Coders ‘on the Front-Line of the Battle’ to Change Gender Power Relations – UN Chief

Human Wrongs Watch

9 February 2019 — Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during his visit to Ethiopia to attend the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.
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UN Women/Faith Bwibo | Khayrath Mohamed Kombo, 15, is one of more than 80 participants in the first Coding Camp in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in August 2018.
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The UN chief was speaking after meeting girls from across the continent taking part in the African Girls Can Code Initiative, a joint initiative from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and UN Women.
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