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27.05.2019

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

By Baher Kamal No, no, no. Nothing to do with what US and Europe’s far-right fanatics now use to vociferate, saying once and again that “migrants come here to destroy our democracy, our civilisation, and our life-style”. Rather the complete opposite—this is about a major damage that precisely “our civilisation”… »

19.08.2018

The Indigenous Peoples, TRIPS & Biodiversity Convention

The Indigenous Peoples, TRIPS & Biodiversity Convention

By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz The writer is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and a Member of the South Centre Board. She has served as chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2005-2010). Following are extensive extracts from her presentation at the International Conference on the… »

10.03.2017

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

By Baher Kamal In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community — the Il Lakipiak Maasai (“People of Wildlife”) — which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country. They have managed to alleviate… »

06.09.2016

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Human Wrongs Watch By Emilio Godoy* HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA , Sep 5 2016 (IPS) – “You don’t convert your own house in a tourist site,” said… »

25.08.2016

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 24 August 2016 (IPS) – “Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at… »

17.07.2016

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Human Wrongs Watch By Dr Vandana Shiva* 11 July 2016 – TRANSCEND Media Service – A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled Gene Drives on the Horizon : Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values”, warns:  “One possible… »

02.07.2016

The Great Seed Piracy

The Great Seed Piracy

Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. Vandana Shiva – Asian Age Besides taking control of the seeds of farmers in CGIAR seed banks, Bill Gates (along with the Rockefeller Foundation) is investing heavily in collecting seeds from across the world and storing them… »

29.05.2016

Seeds of Suicide

Seeds of Suicide

Human Wrongs Watch By Vandana Shiva* | Asian Age 19 May 2016 – May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It… »

01.05.2016

Hong Kong’s green Lantau island threatened by Gov’t Grey Cement

Hong Kong’s green Lantau island  threatened by Gov’t Grey Cement

Titled, THE FUTURE OF LANTAU, a series of comments on the  First-term work report of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC), by Clive Knoffke,  who co-author of the publication Lantau – Hong Kong’s Jewel, A Biodiversity Study of Lantau. Clive has resided in Hong Kong for over 40 years, and is a… »

22.12.2015

Indigenous Villagers Fight “Evil Spirit” of Hydropower Dam in Brazil

Indigenous Villagers Fight “Evil Spirit” of Hydropower Dam in Brazil

Human Wrongs Watch By Fabiana Frayssinet* SAWRÉ MUYBU, Brazil , 21 December 2015 (IPS) – At dusk on the Tapajós River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River in northern Brazil, the Mundurukú indigenous people… »

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