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As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

Human Wrongs Watch The voices of indigenous peoples must be effectively heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources, the United Nations Human Rights Council heard on 17 September 2014.    …

Hong Kong students boycott classes

Students in Hong Kong are taking their struggle for democracy to government headquarters this week, after thousands gathered in a sea of white on the Chinese University campus to launch a week-long class boycott Sunday 21 September, 2014. The organising group…

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…

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 Long Shadows of History

[media-credit name=”Johan Galtung ” align=”alignleft” width=”100″][/media-credit] 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…

‘Say No to War and Media Propaganda’, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate

  Human Wrongs Watch By Mairead Corrigan Maguire*, Nobel Peace Laureate, September 2014, TRANSCEND Media Service – While US/UK/NATO are pushing for war with Russia, it behoves people and their governments around the world to take a clear stand for peace and against violence…

Scotland – is that what you really want?

Like they say, be careful what you wish for as you might get it. Assuming the main purport of this move towards independence is not because Scotland sees itself as an oil-rich territory that need not share this benediction with…

Doctors Who Worked With Argentinian Dictatorship, to Trial, A First

Buenos Aires, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) For the first time since the last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983), medical professionals who participated in clandestine deliveries in order to kidnap the babies born to female prisoners who then disappeared without a trace, are…

The Climate Marches On

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “Unjust laws exist.” So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.” The naturalist and pacifist asked, “Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor…

UN votes for rules to stop vulture funds

Jubilee Debt Campaig The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution to create new legal rules to stop financial speculators like vulture funds from undermining debt restructurings. The motion, passed by 124 votes to 11, has decided that the…

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