Human Wrongs Watch

Human Wrongs Watch

Everybody talks about human ‘rights’ and this is just great. Nevertheless, human beings have been perpetrating, systematically, all kinds of wrongs–they kill each other, they destroy forests, seas, lands, and atmosphere. Simply, humans are now more than ever under the mercy of two dominant powers: the ‘market lords’ and the ‘war lords’–everything, humans included, are now subject to trade deals. Human wrongs Watch informs about some of the so many human ‘wrongs’–it’s our way to draw your attention. Maybe this initiative can help correct some of our misdoing. human-wrongs-watch.net

03.04.2019

Four Demographic “Mega-Trends” Shaping the World: Population Growth, Population Ageing, International Migration, and Urbanization

Four Demographic “Mega-Trends” Shaping the World: Population Growth, Population Ageing, International Migration, and Urbanization

The United Nations is highlighting the important role that population trends play in promoting sustainable development, during the annual Commission on Population and Development, which began at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday [1 April 2019]. This year’s Commission is also an opportunity to take stock and review… »

22.03.2019

The System, the Youth and Democracy

The System, the Youth and Democracy

By Roberto Savio If we ever needed a proof, to see how the political system has become self referent, and unable to update itself, the last student march, in more than 1.000 towns, is a very good example. Of course, politicians referred to it in declarations, and the President of… »

15.03.2019

Brief Notes on Anti-Semitism

Brief Notes on Anti-Semitism

By Roberto Savio There is a huge debate on anti-Semitism. I think we need to make a systematic analysis that makes the problem simple and clear. Obviously, the subject is very complex and produces so many urges that any attempt of schematization is inevitably incomplete. However, outlining some broad traits… »

14.03.2019

Multilateralism: A Testimony

Multilateralism: A Testimony

By Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Roberto Savio For over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace and development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably under strain. The effectiveness of global institutions and of global policymaking is questioned, and alliances are fraying. Often,… »

28.02.2019

Lost in Globalisation – A Chaotic Tale of a Process Now Being Dismantled (Apparently)

Lost in Globalisation – A Chaotic Tale of a Process Now Being Dismantled (Apparently)

By Baher Kamal* Do not panic! This is not about telling you how bank accounts and pension funds have been used to finance the production of nuclear bombs (they call it ‘investment’). Nor it is about the four dozens of major and minor wars that the so-called… »

21.02.2019

A World Party

A World Party

By Roberto Savio* I  have been a member of the first international party: the Transnational Radical Party, founded in 1956 by Marco Pannella and Emma Bonino. Then in 1988, I was a wetness of the large protest, in Berlin West, against the meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the… »

16.02.2019

The 20 Warmest Years on Record Have Been in the Past 22 Years – The Degree of Warming during the Past Four Years Has Been Exceptional, Both on Land and in Ocean’

The 20 Warmest Years on Record Have Been in the Past 22 Years – The Degree of Warming during the Past Four Years Has Been Exceptional, Both on Land and in Ocean’

In the wake of data released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), showing the past four years were officially the ‘four warmest on record,’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent climate action and increased ambition, ahead of his climate summit in September. His reaction came after WMO issued a… »

17.01.2019

A New Spectre Is Haunting Europe

A New Spectre Is Haunting Europe

After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the… »

16.12.2018

Of Cockroaches and Humans

Of Cockroaches and Humans

By Roberto Savio* Rita Levi-Montalcini, the Italian Nobel laureate honoured for her work in neurobiology, once gave a splendid conference with the title “The imperfect brain”. There she explained that man has a brain that is not used completely, while the reverse is true for the cockroach. In the… »

11.12.2018

Calling Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Calling Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your car gas tank with US$20. Yet, despite the steady increases, gas prices are still artificially… »

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