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Europe Must Help Combat Hunger, Malnutrition — Failure Will Only Boost Migration, Stoke Conflicts

  Human Wrongs Watch European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will only boost migration flows and stoke conflicts,FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. “Food insecurity and conflict go hand in hand” he said, noting that extreme climatic events, troubles in Africa and the Near East and now the Ebola outbreak in West Africa tend to spill ...

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Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

  Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Weibel (UNICEF*) – For a young girl who lost her father and sister in the recent conflict in Gaza, returning to school is one step in a long process of recovery. GAZA, State of Palestine, 30 September 2014 — Ten-year-old Shaima lives in Shuja’iyeh in eastern Gaza City, a crowded neighborhood now mostly reduced to a vast expanse of rubble. The threat of explosive remnan ...

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Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

The streets and echoes resounding in Hong Kong in this moment are energised by an invigorating turmoil. It’s as if the shrouded urbanity had shook itself and woken up. People found themselves shoulder to shoulder, fired into a new solidarity. The young of course are at the helm, calming the torrid tending waters of city life usually dictated by me-first business interests. It started as a cry for a faster p ...

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Militarising the Ebola Crisis

Analysis by Joeva Rock WASHINGTON, Sep 28 2014 (IPS) - Six months into West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region. On Sep. 16, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a multimillion-dollar U.S. response to the spreading contagion. The crisis, which began in March 2014, has killed over 2,600 people, an alarming figure that experts ...

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Occupy London: The New Putney Debates 1647-2014

Occupy London is holding a series of events inspired by the Levellers and Diggers’ demands for social justice, civil rights and equal access to the land. The programme of events is scheduled between Wed 15th October and Sunday 9th November 2014, and the venue for some events will be St. Mary’s Church in Putney where the debates started on 28 October 1647. Throughout the New Putney Debates there will be an e ...

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Lebanon Hosts the Highest Ratio Per Capita of Refugees in the World

  Human Wrongs Watch The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has registered over 950,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon – now constituting 25 per cent of the total population.   One year after its inaugural meeting, the International Support Group for Lebanon continues to channel the global community’s concern for the stability of the Middle Eastern country, particularly as crises ...

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Ukraine – Truce or Trojan Horse: Retreat, Re-Armament and Relaunch

  Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. James Petras*, September 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service –  The NATO proxy war in the Ukraine started with the violent US-EU-sponsored overthrow of the elected government via a mob putsch in February 2014. This was well financed at $5 billion, according to President Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. The result was a junta, composed of neo-liberal puppets ...

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A Public Presentation in New York by Dario Ergas on his Third Book

The Meaning and Project of the Human Being. Thalia Spanish Theatre, Queens, New York, 9/16/2014 Translated from Spanish by Alejandro Suarez and Patricia Rios Farell Dear friends, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be here with you this September 16th,  2014, in this city of New York,  commemorating the fourth anniversary of Silo’s death, together with friends of Universal Humanism, and with al ...

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Hong Kong Students make the grade

Following the student led protests against the Hong Kong government’s handling of the electoral reforms imposed by China’s Beijing rulings, and especially as the police used pepper sprays and the like to quell the dissent, the foreign press is picking up the story. PressTV gave a pretty much straightforward depiction of the context and action: High schoolers join university protest in Hong Kong High school ...

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Hong Kong needs a mayor to lead the city’s renewal and reinvention

The exhausting distraction of constitutional and political arrangements continues to divert much energy from our senior leadership, and has done so ever since 1982. This diversion is the reason why many government departments are operating under outdated practices, guidelines and statutes, unable to get the support they need from the top for making changes, as well as the cross-bureau and cross-department c ...

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