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ISIS and the Threadbare Scenario of “War on Terror”

More than anything else, the ISIS scenario is like a book which the United States is willing to read from the end, and in better words, is only interested in the last chapter of that book. The ISIS is another version of the Taliban, whose seed has been planted according to a plan by the United States which seeks to meet that country’s strategic interests in line with the US scheme to create a new Middle Eas ...

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The sweetness of Umm Aziz, from the Nakba to Sabra and Shatila massacre

Also published in Italian on Frontiere News 11 /09/2014 - In a few days, on the 16th of September, it will be my birthday. But it'll also be the anniversary of one of the most horrible events of the story of Palestinians - Sabra and Shatila massacre, committed from the 16th to the 18th of September 1982. While I was in Lebanon, I had the chance to meet many people who experienced and survived the massacre a ...

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Sinking of Mediterranean Migrant Boat Amounts to ‘Mass Murder’ – UN Rights Chief

Human Wrongs Watch The UN’s top human rights official on 19 September 2014 urged Egypt and other North African and European States to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in last week’s “truly horrendous incident” in the Mediterranean.   “It is the duty of States to investigate such atrocious crimes, br ...

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Education Can Save Lives… Still, Some 125 Million School Children Are Unable to Read a Single Sentence

  Human Wrongs Watch Education can save lives, help reach sustainable development goals, says the United Nations. Nevertheless, some 125 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attendance. If all women in poor countries completed primary education, child mortality would drop by one-sixth saving almost one million lives, the United Nations ...

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Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Kat Skeie* and Tarjei Haaland* – 16 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Climate change is back on the global political agenda. On September 23rd, world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society will convene for the New York Climate Summit hosted by United Nations’ Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. They are there to ‘catalyse global action on climate change’. Greenpeac ...

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Join People from around the World to Call for Human Security First!

Coming Sunday the 21st September will be the International Day of Peace. Since last year the world has become less peaceful again – see the Global Peace Index 2014 – and developments in places like Ukraine, Syria and Libya do not make one optimistic for the coming years. Central to many of these challenges seems to be the continues focus on security as something that can only be gained and defended with gun ...

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Of Blessing and Cursing

Human Wrongs Watch Interview with anthropologist and social scientist Ariel James*, by Baher Kamal Science has advanced so much that we can split the atom, manipulate the genetic code, and produce synthetic cells. However, contemporary science has not fully understood how the brain works, and above all, how do work our senses of identity, consciousness and morality. **Image: Da Vinci Studies of Embryos | Ph ...

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Defeat Terrorism: Humanise the Earth on O2

There will always be people with extreme ideas. But for those extreme ideas to prosper, grow, and become wars, kidnappings, beheadings and torture they have to fall on fertile ground. That fertile ground is provided by the system in which we all live. By injustice. By inequality. By dehumanisation. By materialist emptiness. By individualism. By a lack of future. By fear. ISIS recruits amongst the disaffecte ...

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World Hunger Falls, But Number of Undernourished Remains ‘Unacceptably High’ – UN

  Human Wrongs Watch More than 800 million people – or one in every nine on the planet – suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released on 16 September 2014stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach.   The State of Food Insecurity in the World report released in Rome by the UN Food and Agriculture Orga ...

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The Long Shadows of History

Human Wrongs WatchBy Johan Galtung*, 115 September 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service – As Carl Gustav Jung said, and the Chinese before him–the shadows are long and dark. Jumping does not help, they follow us. Thus, the USA is wrong in believing that they can get away with the misdeeds of the past, that people will forget; they are not historians.   Moreover, when done by the USA, deeds are not evil, at w ...

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