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Taking 9 million lives per year, pollution bigger killer than war, tobacco, and various diseases combined

New Lancet Commission spotlights “profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Pollution, “one of the great existential challenges of the Anthropocene epoch,” kills 9 million people…

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – The announcement was made on August 15 by Japan’s Finance Ministry: In the last quarter of the year the Japanese economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.2%. “One wonders if the…

‘Modern World Is Chaotic, Confused; Human Security a Must’

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 11 July 2016 (IPS) – The question is simple and the answer, short: does eating more mean being better nourished?… Not necessarily! On this, top United Nations agencies dealing with food and health…

400 Million People Do Not Have Access to Health Services

Human Wrongs Watch Some 400 million people do not have access to health services and 6 per cent of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of the high cost of…

Carnival of incompetence – or, how nobody knows how to privatise a health service well

Carl Walker 23 January 2015 Recent experiences show no-one knows how to privatise bits of the English Health Service without damaging the parts – like A&E – that are left behind. William Goldman, the famous Hollywood screenwriter once said about motion…

World Population Aged 60 or Older ‘Will Jump from 800 Million Now to 2 Billion by 2050′

Human Wrongs Watch The UN health agency on 6 November 2014 warned that as the world population aged 60 or older will jump from some 800 million to 2 billion in the next four decades, soaring levels of chronic illness and…

‘Brothel Closures in Indonesian Cities Could Put Sex Workers in Danger’

  Human Wrongs Watch Surabaya, 30 October 2014 (IRIN)* – Brothel closures in Indonesian cities could put sex workers in danger and hamper HIV prevention efforts, say health experts and outreach workers.   In 2013 Surabaya’s firebrand mayor closed two of…

Facts and Figures on Inequality

  Human Wrongs Watch By OXFAM* –– The widening gap between the richest and poorest is damaging economies and pushing more people into poverty. Too many still toil in extreme poverty. On the other extreme, wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of…

It’s the Food, Stupid!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Greenpeace*, 16 October 2014 — Food is taste and nourishment. Food is family and culture. Food is science, art and religion. Food is life. The real problem is the lack of access to food in all its variety.   Take…

Airpocalypse Hits Beijing… and Breaks Devastating New Record

  Human Wrongs Watch By Zhang Kai*, 10 October, 2014, Greenpeace — Usually it’s only locals that have to suffer through Beijing’s notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power…

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