Articles by Baher Kamal

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How [Much] Are You Today?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2023

25 Jan 2023 – Gone are those times when catastrophes were measured in terms of human suffering. Now, with an exception: Ukrainians victims of the Russian invasion, everything is calculated in just money.

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US Installs New Nukes in Europe: As Destructive as 83 Hiroshima Bombs
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

20 Jan 2023 – As if the 100 billion dollars that the United States has so far provided to Ukraine in both weapons and aid were not enough, the US has now started to install in Europe its brand new, more destructive nuclear warheads.

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Migrants? ‘Don’t You Dare Come Here, Unless…’
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2023

19 Dec 2022 – When tens of thousands of Europeans had to flee the horrors of two born-in-Europe devastating armed conflicts–World Wars I and II–they migrated to the Americas and other Western countries in search of safe haven.They were checked at the border and admitted to enter as useful workforce. Seldom, if ever, anybody classified them as “illegal” migrants.

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Corruption (I): The Most Perpetrated–and Least Prosecuted–Crime
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2022

6 Dec 2022 – Transparency International’s report, Exporting Corruption 2022, rates the performance of 47 leading global exporters, including 43 countries that are signatories to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Anti-Bribery Convention, in cracking down on foreign bribery by companies from their countries.

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Corruption (II): Europe Doing Nothing
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2022

7 Dec 2022 – Western Europe and the European Union remain the highest scoring regions in the world’s corruption index; progress has halted and worrying signs of backsliding have emerged: Transparency International’s 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index.

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This Planet Is Drying Up–and These Are the Consequences
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2022

1 Dec 2022 – Drought is one of the ‘most destructive’ natural disasters in terms of loss of life arising from wide-scale crop failure, wildfires and water stress. Droughts devastate farmland, destroy livelihoods and cause untold suffering.

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Crimes against the Innocent Child
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2022

21 Nov 2022 – In addition to the reported brutalities, many more crimes against children continue amidst worldwide impunity. The following are just some tragic examples.

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Black ‘Fraud-Days’ and the Shocking Cost of Staying Fashionable
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2022

25 Nov 2022 – Please take a quick look at this short report before rushing to shop on a Black Friday, Christmas sales and all those long chains of big discounts and wholesales; most of them are fake, as often denounced by consumers organisations, which report that the business usually inflates prices before launching such deals. 

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Don’t Be Fooled: Climate Disasters Are Highly Lucrative
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Nov 2022

17 Nov 2022 – Companies involved in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction, the nuclear warheads, have been supported by over 150 big banks by lending them money or underwriting bonds, according to ICAN’s ‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’ report.

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In Praise of Toilets
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Nov 2022

14 Nov 2022 – Some billionaires, in particular in the Gulf oil-producing kingdoms, pose their buttocks on a solid-gold toilet around solid-gold faucets. The other side of the coin shows a shocking, different picture: 4 billion people –or about half of the world’s population– still live without access to a safe toilet and other sanitation facilities.

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Market Lords, Much more than a War, behind World’s Food Crisis
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Nov 2022

11 Nov 2022 – While grain exports continue to flow to world’s markets, and Turkey-brokered agreement between Russia and Ukraine to resume cereals and fertilisers shipments from both countries, food prices are still skyrocketing. How come? “In each of the three global food crises studied, financial speculation has caused steep increases in prices, making food inaccessible to hundreds of millions of people.”

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Europe in Its Labyrinth
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2022

24 Oct 2022 – European politicians continue to run in all directions to find a way out of their energy crisis. One of them, the Swiss Environment Minister, asked people to ‘shower together’.

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Will the Lettuce Outlast All This?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2022

One third of all plastic waste ends up in soils or freshwater. Most of this plastic disintegrates into particles smaller than five millimetres, known as microplastics, and these break down further into nanoparticles.

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Rural Women Work the Hardest, Produce the Most, Eat the Least
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2022

17 Oct 2022 – Make no mistake. Violence against women has been perpetuated, specially when it comes to those who have already been deprived of their basic human rights, as it is the case of rural women in over two-thirds of the world.

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(Italiano) Va’ a dire agli affamati che i loro alimenti li si stanno buttando nei rifiuti!
Baher Kamal | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

Questi sono fatti, non supposizioni: circa 1.300 milioni di tonnellate di alimenti vanno sprecati e persi… ogni singolo anno, l’equivalente di oltre una tonnellata per ciascuno del miliardo di affamati, molti dei quali sono quelli che li hanno prodotti.

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Africa, the Looted Continent
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

10 Oct 2022 – Africa. The birthplace of “Homo Sapiens.” The land of plenty. The home of over 1.3 billion humans, with 500 million plus living in extreme poverty, continues to be looted. It is a sort of graveyard for half of the world’s victims of terror and the land with the highest suicide rate on Earth. Why?

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Millions of Girls Abused in the Name of Fake, Toxic Masculinity
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

13 Oct 2022 – A common feature to religions – including the monotheistic ones – is that groups of males have self-proclaimed themselves as the source for interpreting the “Word of God,” shaping them, and spreading them among the peoples of good faith.

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The Fatal Attraction of the City
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

3 Oct 2022 – While cities are seen as a symbol of glamour and comfort for a number of their residents, over one billion people continue to live in overcrowded settlements with inadequate housing. And their number is rising every single day.

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Go and Tell the Hungry That Their Food Is Being Thrown in the Garbage
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2022

28 Sep 2022 – These are facts, not guesses: about 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted and lost… every single year, the equivalent of one ton per each of the one billion hungry people, many of them are those who produced the food.

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Of the Mexican Joke and the Nuclear Top Guns
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2022

26 Sep 2022 – A Mexican joke goes: “I kill people for money. But you are my best friend, so I will kill you for nothing.” This seems to be the dominating thinking of the five permanent members of the so-called UN Security Council, which, according to their own definition, hold the “primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.”

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Why Are Politicians Able to Read – and Understand – Some Texts and Not Others?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

20 Sep 2022 – Day after day, the world’s scientific community, based on solid investigations, elaborates dozens of studies identifying the causes of the existing emergencies facing humanity. They also prepare understandable summaries and conclusions and propose feasible solutions to the current crises and ways to prevent major future risks.

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Gender Equality Almost 300 Years Away at Current Rate of Progress
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

15 Sep 2022 – Millions of women don’t know what a salary is all about.

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Hundreds of Millions of Children Sentenced to Ignorance
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

7 Sep 2022 – More than two-thirds of 10-year-olds are unable to read and understand a simple text. This shocking finding should be enough to be alarmed about the horrifying fate of an entire generation. But there is much more.

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Afghanistan: A Hidden Trophy Worth more than a Trillion Dollars
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

6 Sep 2022 – How the Taliban’s regime has in just a few months erased with a stroke of a pen all the “great achievements” made over 20 years of US and allies’ massive military attacks on Afghanistan’s unarmed population. Has all this happened in just 12 months?

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A Tale of Spanish Neckties and Other Made-in-Europe Things
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

30 Aug 2022 – While the United States continue to rank top oil and weapons producers, the world’s citizens are, once more, to pay the price: skyrocketing energy and food prices, unprecedented inflation rates, economic slowdown and the risk of a great recession, just to mention some.

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‘And of Water We Made Every Living Thing’
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

22 Aug 2022 – This is how the Muslims’ Holy Book–the Quran–refers to the most precious element of life… Religions aside, also UNESCO underlines that “water is a unique and non-substitutable resource.” Now comes the question: is water finite or infinite?

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“The Worse, the Better” Doctrine and the Melting Ice
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

25 Aug 2022 – There is a prevailing doctrine among the right and far-right political parties that are still in the opposition and most likely to jump to power in those countries where they are not already ruling. It is the doctrine of “the worse things go, the better for us.”

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Of Aristotle, Orwell, and the Young Heirs
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

Today’s youth are an unpowered witnesses to numerous unprecedented crises, which they did not create but are expected to overcome… and hopefully leave a much less baleful inheritance.

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Hunger Factory: The Miracle of the Sudden Rise and Fall of Food Prices (Part 1)
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

11 Aug 2022 – How come food prices declined all of a sudden over four consecutive months? The Ukraine war began around five months ago. So? The “miracle” explained.

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Hunger Factory: The Modern Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Part 2)
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

12 Aug 2022 – While often too quickly attributing -quasi exclusively- the world unprecedented hunger tragedy to the current proxy war in Ukraine, other major causes remain hidden in plain sight. 

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Of the Far West, the ‘Good Cowboys’… and the ‘Bad Indians’
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

8 Aug 2022 – Rough men, ranchers, mercenary killers, saloons, cowboys, guns, gold fever, the ‘good sheriff’… and the ‘bad indians”. Add to this mix the deeply-rooted, widely dominating culture of the so-called “white supremacy.”

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Technology, Social Media Help Traffickers Hunt Their Victims, Enslave Them, Sell Their Organs
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

3 Aug 2022 – Human beings produce innumerable practical inventions while often making the worst use of them. How criminal groups heavily rely on digital platforms to trap and enslave their victims also for extracting and selling their organs.

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Of the Secret Leaks and the Baking Planet
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2022

29 Jul 2022 – Strangely enough, two major scientific findings, both announced in July, did not attribute the current dangerous world’s disasters to the proxy war unfolding in Ukraine.

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The World Was Already Broken–Shall Ukrainian Cereals Fix It Up?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2022

28 Jul 2022 – The world cheered the 22-July Turkey-brooked agreement between Russia and Ukraine to resume cereals and fertilisers exports from both countries. The Istanbul Agreement allows them to release their exports under UN and international supervision.

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Xenophobia in Mandiba’s Land: Too Black… Or Just Too Poor?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

18 Jul  2022 – South Africa, the home land of the late giant fighter against Apartheid, racism and discrimination – Nelson Mandela “Mandiba”, is already ‘on the precipice of explosive xenophobic violence’ against migrants, refugees, asylum seekers – and even citizens perceived as outsiders.

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Hundreds of Millions of Human Workers Treated Worse than Robots
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2022

14 Jul 2022 – While big private business pours billions of dollars in producing automatic machines, barely no money has been invested in the human workers who are left unprotected, treated like cheap robots, or even worse.

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A World of 8 Billion, Yes, but only a Few Are Seen as Human Beings (Part 1)
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

7 Jul 2022 – Far-right Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, was quoted as saying to a small group of indigenous people that they “now look a bit more like humans.” 

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A World of 8 Billion, Yes, but the Unseen, Untold Story of the 50% (Part 2)
Baher Kamal | IPS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

8 Jul 2022 – While women and girls enjoy some of their rights in Western high-income countries, the overwhelming majority of teen and adult women in the impoverished regions of the world’s 8-billion population suffer all kinds of inequalities.

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New World Records: More Weapons than Ever–and a Hunger Crisis like No Other
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

1 Jul 2022 – While the NATO Summit ended in Madrid on 30 June with net commitments to double spending on weapons and to increase by eight-fold the number of troops in Europe, the total of hungry people worldwide now marks an unprecedented record.

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Nuclear-Armed Powers Squander $156.000 per Minute on Their MAD Policy
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

24 Jun 2022 – They call it MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction. It is about the nuclear-armed powers’ doctrine of military strategy and national security policy. And they spent on their MAD policy more than 156.000 US dollars, every single minute, in just one year–2021.

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(Italiano) I migranti tengono in vita un miliardo di persone… nonostante le difficoltà inenarrabili
Baher Kamal | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

15 giu 2022 – Ecco un altro dato: 230 milioni di lavoratori migranti sono oggi un’importante fonte di salvezza per un miliardo di persone che muoiono di fame nelle comunità più povere del mondo, oltre che un’ancora di salvezza vitale per l’economia dei loro Paesi d’origine.

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Despite Unspeakable Hardships, Migrants Keep One Billion People Alive
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

15 Jun 2022 – Here goes another fact: 230 million migrant workers are now a major life-saving source for up to one billion people starving in the world’s poorest communities, as well as a vital lifeline for the economy of their countries of origin.

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The Great Fish Robbery
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

6 Jun 2022 – Now it comes to another ‘crime’ being stealthy committed as a consequence of the unrelenting obsession for making more and more money. It is about the illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, a practice that threatens marine biodiversity, livelihoods, exacerbates poverty, and augments food insecurity.

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What If a Patient Unplugged the Oxygen Tube That Keeps Her or Him Alive?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

7 Jun 2022 – Imagine a patient connected to a vital oxygen device to keep him or her breathing, thus alive. Then, imagine what would happen if this patient unplugged it. This is exactly what humans have been doing with the source of at least 50% of the whole Planet’s oxygen: the oceans. The ocean […]

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The Richest 1% Pollute More than the Poorest 50%
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

As an introduction to the World Environment Day on 5 June, this report deals with how the excesses of the world’s population, mostly in the wealthiest countries, are causing so much harm to Planet Earth.

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Five More Planets Earth Urgently Needed
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

3 Jun 2022 – If everyone were to consume resources at the rate at which people in the United States, Canada and Luxembourg do, at least five Earths would be needed. But there is a problem… There is one Earth.

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Upset with the Opulence of the Rich? But the World’s Children Are Paying the Bill
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

30 May 2022 – The excesses committed by rich people can be deadly–and in fact they are. Be it about food, energy or overall waste, such excesses have been depleting the world’s natural resources and pushing both current and future generations towards the edge of a predictable abyss.

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The Risk of Turning Planet Earth into a Giant Desert
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

24 May 2022 – The message is clear: three-quarters of the world’s population will be affected by drought by 2050. Does it sound too far in time? Well, your kids might be among the billions of humans living on a desertified planet.

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‘By Deliberately Ignoring Risk, the World Is Bankrolling Its Own Destruction’
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

20 May 2022 – It is often said that a pessimistic person is an optimistic but well-informed person.

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Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

13 May 2022 – Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night.

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The Suicidal War on Nature Continues Unabated – International Mother Earth Day
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

20 Apr 2022 – The gloomy picture is drawn from indisputable scientific conclusions and should be already known by everybody, in particular by decision-makers, whether they are politicians… or rather not. 

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Europe Sweeps Away More Refugees, Asylum Seekers – Part I: UK, Greece
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

21 Apr 2022 – In what looks pretty much like an ‘operation clean sweep’ aiming at getting rid of more and more migrants, refugees and asylum seekers by shipping them far away, the process of ‘externalisation’ of millions of victims of wars, poverty, climate crisis and political persecution, is now growing fast.

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Europe Sweeps Away More Refugees, Asylum Seekers – Part II: Hungary, Poland
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

22 Apr 2022 – This article will deal with how Hungary has been criminalising organisations that provide humanitarian assistance to migrants, and how Poland ‘arbitrarily’ detains thousands of asylum seekers.

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The Cost of War: 23 Million Afghans Suffer Acute Hunger, 95% Don’t Eat Enough Food
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

24 Mar 2022 – Following 20 long years (2001-2021) of brutal war on Afghanistan by the US-led military coalition, 23 million Afghans now face severe and acute hunger, economic bankruptcy, healthcare system collapse, unbearable family indebtedness, and devastating humanitarian crisis.

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South Sudan: Oil Underground, Blood on the Surface
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

29 Mar 2022 – While politicians and media have been viewing the ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan as a “civil war” between ethnic groups, there are some facts that should be considered. One of them is that this country is rich in oil.

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War on Syria: Eleven Years of Carnage
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2022

22 Mar 2022 – “Hundreds of thousands have been killed, more than half of the pre-war population has been displaced. More than 100,000 are missing or forcibly disappeared. Syria’s cities and infrastructure have been destroyed. The poverty rate is 90 percent; 14.6 million people depend on humanitarian aid.”

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Asia-Pacific: Just 5% of the Region’s Population Owns 70% of Its Total Wealth
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jan 2022

18 Jan 2022 – The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing growing inequality even while registering impressive economic growth and poverty reduction. Such sharp inequalities continue to be persistent in the region, with nearly 2 in 4 people still unable to afford a healthy diet.

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Fully Ready to Kill, Shockingly Unprepared to Save Lives
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jan 2022

14 Jan 2022 – While absolutely ready to kill, with the biggest military powers spending in 2020 nearly two trillion US dollars on weapons, the world is shockingly unprepared to save the lives of millions of unarmed, innocent civilian victims of wars… and other man-made catastrophes.

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What Would Europe, the US, Do with One Billion Climate Refugees?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

20 Dec 2021 – A bit of fiction. Or maybe not. If things keep going the way they are, the result will be that such a massive flux would create instability and tensions, impact the global markets, cause record prices of fossil fuels, food and everything else, and the bankruptcy of big private financial corporations…

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Severe Water Stress, Absolute Scarcity for 2 to 4 Billion Humans by 2025
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

23 Dec 2021 – Up to four billion people–over half the population of the planet–are already facing severe water stress for at least one month of the year, while half a billion suffer from permanent water stress.

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‘Colourless’ vs ‘Coloured’
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

25 Dec 2021 – In short: is it just a matter of ‘colourless’ versus ‘people of colour’? Or is it also a question of ‘full-pockets’ versus ‘empty-pockets’? By the way: aren’t all humans… African-descent?

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All Humans Are Born Equal in Rights? That’s Still Far from Being True
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

6 Dec 2021 – 6 Dec 2021 – “All Human, All Equal” is the slogan for the 2021 Human Rights Day, marked 10 December. The introduction to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights;” it proclaims the “inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

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Call It ‘Old’, ‘Contemporary’, ‘Modern’ or Whatever: It Is Slavery
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Dec 2021

1 Dec 2021 – No matter what it is called — it is the abhorrent daily life of a billion enslaved humans.  The real number of “modern” slaves is understandably unknown. The International Labour Organisation estimates that more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

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1 in 2 Humans Cannot Celebrate World Toilet Day – This Is Why
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Nov 2021

18 Nov 2021 – Did you know that half of the world’s population do not have toilets? And that, globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces? And that every day, over 700 children under five die from diarrhea linked to unsafe water, sanitation and poor hygiene?

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Antibiotics? Handle with Care
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

11 Nov 2021 – Antibiotics, like other antimicrobials, have become a threat to health rather than healing it. Why? Because their misuse and overuse have created such a strong resistance that they no longer respond to medicines…

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Disarmament Week? But Hundreds of Nukes Can Be Launched within Minutes
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

25 Oct 2021 – Hadn’t it been so worrisome, it would be ironic to hear that humanity is to mark  the  World Disarmament Week (Oct 24 to 30, 2021) barely six months after learning that the world’s biggest military powers had spent last year some 2,000,000,000,000 US dollars on killing machines.

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Any End to This Suicidal War? (I)
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

28 Oct 2021 – The Destruction of the Web of Life – Can yet another dispendious world gathering find a way to halt the ongoing suicidal war on Nature, which is leading to the destruction of all sources of life?

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Any End to This Suicidal War? (II)
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

29 Oct 2021 – More Lethal Gases and Fewer, Weaker Sinks – Another Year Another Record! The emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, the land and sea temperatures are higher than ever since there are records, and the ecosystems could fail their role as vital sinks absorbing carbon dioxide and as a buffer against larger temperature increases.

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Grabbed
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

22 Oct 2021 – Imagine that the land your family has worked for generations is suddenly stripped away from you, purchased by wealthy companies or governments to produce food, bio-fuels or simply as a profitable investment for far away people. Land grabbing is the purchase or lease of large tracts of fertile land by public or private entities. It involves millions of hectares, equivalent to an area as big as Spain, and it continues to spread relentlessly.

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Dear Wonderful Kids (& Co.)
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Aug 2019

4 Aug 2019 – It looks like a funny tale. But it is much more than just that—it is about nothing less than your health. Please read this (and ask your grown-ups to explain and… behave themselves).

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150,000,000 More Child-Mothers?
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

So far, 650 million women alive today were married as children.

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Today’s Menu: Pesticide Salad, Leaded Fish with Plastic, and Intoxicated Fruit
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 8 Jul 2019

The amazing impact of a 10 trillion dollars-worth chemical industry.

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The Implacable Desertification of Planet Earth
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 24 Jun 2019

17 Jun 2019 – Yet another under-reported human-made disaster: the relentless desertification of Planet Earth that may make uninhabitable some regions like the Middle East, endanger food security, aggravate climate crisis, and force more and more millions of people to flee.

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The Hellish Cycle
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2019

15 May 2019 – Indebted, exploited, hunted down, shamed at home… the harsh reality of Southeast Asia’s migrants. The immense human dimension justifies this new attempt to report on an aspect that is deliberately hidden, unwanted to be seen by the new wave of pseudo-politicians in the United States and so far a full dozen of European countries. See what it is about.

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Long Life to Their Majesties, the Bees!
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

20 May 2019 – Amazingly organised social communities, bees ensure food chain. ‘Bee’ grateful to them… at least in their World Day! And always remember that they are working to ensure your food, your health and, by the way, alleviate the huge suffering that homo sapiens is causing to Mother Nature!

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The Most Expensive 529 Billion Dollars
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2019

8 May 2019 – The immense human cost over 260 million migrant workers do pay to rescue their families. Children are being smuggled, sexually abused, maimed, killed for their vital organs, recruited as soldiers or otherwise enslaved. According to the International Labour Organization, forced labour alone (one component of human trafficking) generates an estimated 150 billion dollars in profits per annum.

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All What Your Jeans Can (and Do) Hide!
Baher Kamal - Wall Street International Magazine, 8 Apr 2019

1 Apr 2019 – Let’s start with the case of innocent blue jeans: it takes around 7,500 litres (some 2,000 gallons) of water to make just one single pair! Know what this means? It is equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years. That’s just one of the many startling facts that emerge from recent environmental research, which show that the cost of staying fashionable is a lot more than just the price tag.

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Born Complete, Don’t Mutilate Them!
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

30 March 2019 — While male circumcision is spread mainly among Muslim and Jews communities, and it is apparently accepted by some medical spheres, more than 200 million child-girls have already fallen prey to a dangerous practice, which is carried out in the name of traditions or even religions: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Lost in Globalisation – A Chaotic Tale of a Process Now Being Dismantled (Apparently)
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

28 Feb 2019 — 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 “traditional weapons,” which are being manufactured and exported by civilised, democratic countries, continue to systematically fuel.

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The Water Factor
Baher Kamal – Wall Street Int’l Magazine, 26 Mar 2018

22 Mar 2018 – A new alarm has been now sounded, this time on the occasion of the World Water Day marked today. – Climate Change and Water Crisis: More Poverty, Conflicts and Migration

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No Health But Bombs!
Baher Kamal – Wall Street International Magazine, 19 Mar 2018

14 Mar 2018 – The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)–2017 Nobel Peace Laureate–along with other civil society organisations, has been relentlessly alerting against what private banks and pension funds have done with your money: financing the production of nukes. At least 1 in 2 of our “Planet-mates” human beings does not know what basic health services are all about.

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Daughters of a Lesser God
Baher Kamal – Wall Street International Magazine, 12 Mar 2018

7 Mar 2018 – Indigenous Women Raped for Land Grabbing – While women worldwide have organised massive demonstrations to claim for their due legitimate rights on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, tens of thousands of women and girls are “silenced” victims of sexual violations and all kinds of abuses without being protagonists in the news.

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Ghost Fishing?
Baher Kamal – Wall Street International Magazine, 5 Mar 2018

640.000 Tonnes of Fishing Gear Dumped in Oceans Every Year

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The Polar Boom: Corporations Flock to Melting Arctic for Oil and Trade Routes
Baher Kamal | Toward Freedom – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2018

16 Feb2018 — As the global demand for fossil fuels rises and the Arctic sea ice continues to melt, multinational corporations and governments are deepening efforts to expand oil exploration and trade routes in the region. While corporations see a profit, environmentalists see a crisis.

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Tax Justice Network Reveals the Ranking of Corrupt Countries: Switzerland, US ‘The Most Corrupt’
Baher Kamal – Wall Street International Magazine, 12 Feb 2018

9 Feb 2018 – A new study by Tax Justice Network has revealed that Switzerland is the world’s most-corrupt country, with a high secrecy score of 76. The US ranks second, while several European countries hold high positions in the list, ahead of many poor, developing nations.

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Are the Miserable of the Earth Aware of Davos? The Nation of Millions of Jobless Youth (Part 1)
Baher Kamal – Wall Street International Magazine, 29 Jan 2018

25 Jan 2018 – This is not about spoiling your day—not at all. Some unavoidable, pressing questions, however, impose themselves while the world’s business pundits meet (23-26 January 2018) in the icy resort of Davos in Switzerland, pronouncing thousands of ‘politically correct’ words about inequality, gender and the future of the youth.

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Are the Miserable of the Earth Aware of Davos? Heinous Inequalities (Part 2)
Baher Kamal – Wall Street International Magazine, 29 Jan 2018

26 Jan 2018 – The richest are accumulating wealth at such an astonishing rate that the world could see its first trillionaire in just 25 years. To put this figure in perspective – you would need to spend 1 million dollars every day for 2738 years to spend 1 trillion dollars, the report alerted.

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To Bee or Not to Bee… Again!
Baher Kamal – Wall Street International Magazine, 15 Jan 2018

10 Jan 2018 – At Risk, over 20,000 Species of Bees in Charge of Pollination – Honeybees and wild pollinators play a crucial role in agriculture and food production… however, the current chemical-intensive agriculture model is threatening both, and thereby putting food supply at risk.

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Trump-Mideast: Much More than a ‘Kiss of Death’ to Palestinians
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 11 Dec 2017

7 Dec 2017 – US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital does not represent only a ‘kiss of death’ to the two-State solution, but also a strong blow in the face of 57 Muslim countries, let alone igniting fire in this easily inflammable region, providing more false arguments to criminal terrorist groups to escalate their brutal attacks, in addition to taking a step further in Washington’s new conflict with Iran and the ‘restructuring’ of the Middle East.

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South-South Cooperation Key to a New Multilateralism
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 11 Dec 2017

4 Dec 2017 – South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to a new multilateralism and drive the revitalisation of the global partnership for sustainable development… Solutions and strategies created in the South are delivering lasting results around the world.

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Six ‘Signature Solutions’ – New Development Plan for a New Era
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 4 Dec 2017

30 Nov 2017 – ‘The new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them’–is the key rationale behind the 21 century development plan, which identifies six “signature solutions”: poverty, governance, energy access, gender equality, resilience and environmental sustainability.

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Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 20 Nov 2017

16 Nov 2017 – It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work?

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Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes… But Where To?
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 13 Nov 2017

6 Nov 2017 – The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The central aim should definitely be to prevent the growing everyday human dramas such as the loss of food security and means of survival, the forced need to abandon their homes and families to face death and brutality at the hands of smugglers and human traffickers, to be exploited as “modern” slaves, and to prevent the world’s seas and oceans from being home to more plastic than fish.

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Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 13 Nov 2017

10 Nov 2017 – Here’s another ‘unseen’ stark reality—that of millions of people around the world who are deprived of their identity, living without nationality. Their total number is by definition unknown and their only ‘sin” is that they belong to an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority in the country where they have often lived for generations.

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What Do You Really Eat When You Order a Steak, Fish or Chicken Filet?
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 23 Oct 2017

18 Oct 2017 – The world is running out of antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the World Health Organization warned. This was not the first time UN agencies have sounded the alarm about the misuse and abuse of antibiotics both in humans and animals.

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How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 16 Oct 2017

9 Oct 2017 – Population growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? “Unless economic growth is made more inclusive, the global goals of ending poverty and achieving zero hunger by 2030 will not be reached,” warned FAO head Graziano da Silva.

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Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 2 Oct 2017

27 Sep 2017 – Each year, the electronics industry generates 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand , that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year. A staggering 60-90 per cent of that –worth nearly 19 billion dollars– is illegally traded or dumped, often with the involvement of transnational criminal gangs.

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Alert: Nature, on the Verge of Bankruptcy
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 25 Sep 2017

12 Sep 2017 – Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population coupled with rising levels of consumption is placing ever-larger demands on the world’s land-based natural capital, warns a new United Nations report.

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Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 18 Sep 2017

11 Sep 2017 – When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia, strongest ever hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and catastrophic droughts striking the Horn of Africa, among the most impacting recent events.

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Climate Migrants Might Reach One Billion by 2050
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS, 28 Aug 2017

21 Aug 2017 – Currently, forecasts vary from 25 million to 1 billion environmental migrants by 2050, moving either within their countries or across borders, on a permanent or temporary basis, with 200 million being the most widely cited estimate, according to a 2015 study carried out by the Institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University.

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