Articles by Human Wrongs Watch

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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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Multilateralism: A Testimony
Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Roberto Savio| Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

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.

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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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A World Party
Roberto Savio | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2019

19 Feb 2019 – I have decided that I can be more useful as a practitioner than as a theoretician in the cultured an interesting debate that Paul Raskin has opened on a world political party. But I still remember that during the debate on the New International Information Order in the seventies, the German chairman of the conference observed: “what Roberto had said works in practice. But the question is: would it work in theory”?

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Death of the Author
Alex Watson | Wall Street International - Human Wrongs Watch, 25 Feb 2019

19 Feb 2019 – On Valentine’s Day 2019, the Elon Musk-sponsored artificial intelligence lab OpenAI made a sensational announcement. It has created a groundbreaking AI system, entitled “GP2”, that is stunningly effective at generating prose news stories and fiction. So impressive were its results that the lab felt compelled to take the unusual step of not releasing it immediately, due to fears of malicious use.

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When the Vessel Is Sinking
Federico Mayor Zaragoza | Other News – Human Wrongs Watch, 11 Feb 2019

7 Feb 2019 — ‘Suddenly -said Leonardo Da Vinci- there are no poor and rich, no young and old, no white and black on board… only a bunch of passengers toiling, working together to survive, to avoid a shipwreck.’ This is the advice we should convey today through all media so that the “peoples” become aware of the situation humanity is facing for the first time in history.

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Libya: Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers
Human Rights Watch | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

25 Jan 2019 – European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today [21 January 2019]. The EU and Italy’s support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya.

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CNN Brazil Will Have an Evangelical Pastor, Billionaire Edir Macedo from IURD, as CEO
teleSUR - Human Wrongs Watch, 21 Jan 2019

17 Jan 2019 — Edir Macedo, an evangelist pastor will be the CEO of CNN Brazil. The United States media giant Cable News Network (CNN) will open for the first time in the Latin American country during the first year of the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration.

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A New Spectre Is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio | Other News - Human Wrongs Watch, 21 Jan 2019

17 Jan 2019 – 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 Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009.

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Voltaire and Bertrand Russell, a Comparison: God, Religion and Dogma (Part 2)
David Lorimer | Wall Street International - Human Wrongs Watch, 14 Jan 2019

A comparison of the two men’s views on God may throw some light on how the affirmation of the mystery of existence may lead to a declaration of its meaninglessness.

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Of Cockroaches and Humans
Roberto Savio | IPS - Human Wrongs Watch, 17 Dec 2018

16 Dec 2018 – 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.

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A World Adrift
José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

29 Nov 2018 – As I stared at the picture of seven-year-old Amal Hussain dying of hunger I couldn’t contain my anguish, tears flooding my eyes. Some hours earlier I was wining and dining with friends whom I told about my revulsion at the world’s indifference at the Yemen tragedy, at the hypocrites of the West who shamelessly crawl at the feet of the butcher of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman.

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The Language Is Dangerous – Communicating Is Remedying
Vera Felicidade de Almeida Campos | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

Freud, Nietzsche, Barthes, and so many others regarded language as dangerous. The Freudian slip, the transvaluation of values, the semiotics, in short, the meanings that follow, leap and sneeze from the spoken make clear the danger that exists in language as an expression of what one wishes to communicate.

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Immigration: Many Myths and Little Reality
Roberto Savio - Human Wrongs Watch, 23 Jul 2018

According to the latest statistics, the total flow of immigrants so far in 2018 is 50.000 people, compared with 186,768 last year, 1,259,955 in 2016 and 1,327,825 in 2015. The difference between reality and perceptions is so astonishing; we are clearly witnessing one of the most brilliant manipulations in history.

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Five Meat and Dairy Companies Emit More Emissions than Major Oil Companies, Study Finds
Claire Stam | Euractiv – Human Wrongs Watch, 23 Jul 2018

Together, the five largest meat and dairy corporations (JBS, Tyson, Cargill, Dairy Farmers of America and Fonterra) are already responsible for more annual greenhouse gas emissions than ExxonMobil, Shell or BP, a study released on 18 July warns.

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Trump Is Here to Stay and Change the World
Roberto Savio | Human Wrongs Watch – Other News, 25 Jun 2018

18 Jun 2018 – Donald John Trump, 45th and current president of the United States, has been seen in many illustrious circles as an anomaly that cannot last. Well, it is time to look at reality… This is not new in history. Hitler and Mussolini were at first elected, and today many “men of providence” are lining up.

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Dispatch from Bangladesh: “This Is Gang Rape, Murder, Torture – A Genocidal Policy to Destroy a Whole People… ” — Mairead Maguire
Nobel Women’s Initiative - Human Wrongs Watch, 12 Mar 2018

27 Feb 2018 — The Nobel laureates visited No Man’s Land at the Bangladesh-Burma border today. They are calling for sister Nobel peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, to stop the atrocities, or resign.

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Brazil: A Hostage to Parliament, Pres. Temer Sacrifices Indigenous Rights to Save Himself
Mario Osava | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2017

7 Aug 2017 – Brazilians now have new reasons to yearn for and at the same time fear the parliamentary system of government. It facilitates quick solutions to political crises such as the one that is currently affecting the country, but it also further empowers reactionary forces and has led to backsliding on gains such as indigenous rights.

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No Walls in Ethiopia, Rather Open Doors—Even for Its Enemy
James Jeffrey | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jun 2017

Ethiopia also hosts refugees from a plethora of other strife-torn countries. Its refugee population now exceeds 800,000—the highest number in Africa, and the 6th largest globally. “Ethiopia strongly believes that generous hosting of refugees will be good for regional relationships down the road.”

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‘Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into Sea’
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 May 2017

The United Nations Middle East envoy on 26 May 2017 cautioned that unless urgent measures are taken to de-escalate the crisis now spiraling out of control in the Gaza Strip, there will be devastating consequences for Palestinians and Israelis alike.

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Cholera Outbreak in War-Torn Yemen Spreading at ‘Unprecedented’ Speed
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 May 2017

As war-torn Yemen grapples with heavy rains, a collapsed healthcare system and crippled economy, a resurgent cholera outbreak has spread with “unprecedented” speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the World Health Organization warned on 19 May 2017.

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Spiritual Voices amid the Chaos
Sayde Tawk | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2017

There is a considerable difference between an institutional religion and a genuine spirituality, where the former is based on rigid rules and rituals while the latter succumbs to the harmonious rhythm of life.

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Slaves
Baher Kamal |Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Apr 2017

For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were victims of transatlantic slave trade. Slavery is far from being a chapter of the past—it still there, with estimated 21 million victims of forced labour and extreme exploitation around the world–nearly the combined population of Scandinavian countries.

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Street Art Controversy – Crime or Urban Renovation?
Giulia D’Ettorre | Wall Street International - Human Wrongs Watch, 3 Apr 2017

Since ancient times, human existence has been recorded on murals. From cave painting to street art, people have been using walls as a means to communicate and leave a sign of their own existence. Thanks to studies of ancient cave art, we have learnt a lot about our ancestors and how they lived, as well as today, graffiti can be perceived as a mirror of our society.

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One Nation – Two Cubas”
Martha R. Bireda | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Mar 2017

Cuba is an exceedingly beautiful island blessed with lush forests, pristine beaches, sapphire seas, and sunny tropical weather. It is a tourist’s paradise. It is an island that is beloved by its people, its exiles, and those who visit. There is physically only one island, but there are two Cubas; each Cuba seen through very different eyes and experienced in grossly dissimilar ways. Both Cubas are deeply loved.

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Corruption Brings Down an Empire: Odebrecht in Brazil
Mario Osava | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Feb 2017

6 Feb 2017 – The business empire built by three generations of the Odebrecht family is falling apart after three years of investigation by the Lava Jato (car wash) operation launched by the Federal Public Prosecutor’s office. People in Brazil have been overwhelmed by the flood of news stories about the huge web of corruption woven by the country’s biggest construction company that is active in dozens of fields and countries.

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Managing National Borders ‘Cannot Be Based on Any Form of Discrimination’ – UN Chief Guterres
UN News Centre | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2017

Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are entitled to protection, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on 31 Jan 2017, expressing concern at decisions around the world that have undermined the integrity of the international refugee protection regime.

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“Nigeria Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis on African Continent
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2016

With nearly 400,000 children facing starvation in Nigeria, and citizens suffering with little to no protection, security, food or access to clean water, “Nigeria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent,” Peter Lundberg, the acting United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, had on 26 October 2016 – warned.

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‘Epidemic of Birth Defects and Cancer in Iraq after US-Led War’
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Nov 2016

Samples taken from Iraqi children living in Iraqi cities bombed during the US-led campaign show lead poisoning, which is a result of pollution caused by American military bases and the war, says Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, an environmental toxicologist.

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Why Is Global Community Ignoring Slaughter of Yemeni Children?
Catherine Shakdam | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2016

I realize that truth and honesty are hard commodities to come by, but let’s momentarily see if we can stomach the reality the people of Yemen have had to endure as the global community chose to avert its gaze. Yes, a school was bombed and children were butchered. Yemen was violated and scarred beyond the tolerable and the comprehensible. What else is new? Yemen has died a thousand deaths already, and none have come to its rescue.

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Negotiating Syria’s Future with Terrorists?
Catherine Shakdam – Human Wrongs Watch, 18 Apr 2016

Jaysh al-Islam used chem weapons in Syria & has delegate at UN peace talks. Beyond the catchy headlines and talk of democratization, reforms and just retribution, Western powers and their regional allies are in fact debating Syria’s right to self-govern; everything else has been political white noise.

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Can an Animal Heist Fable Help Solve the Middle East Crisis?
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 18 Apr 2016

Make no mistake-the Middle East is the longest and perhaps the most complex crisis in recent History, this explaining the innumerable, successive –and frustrating- attempts to solve it.

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‘Worse Than World War I’
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 21 Mar 2016

14 Mar 2016 – When the leaders of 28 European states enjoy again this week their exclusive flights, luxurious suites and official limousines, to meet for a new summit in Brussels to adopt a final decision on their proposed plan of using refugees as bargaining chips, 20.000 Syrians will most probably be still starving in the Idomeni camp in Greece, in a situation that has been described as “worse than World War I.”

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‘Take My Iraqis and Give Me Some Syrians’ – Europe to Turkey
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 14 Mar 2016

8 March 2016 – In a yet another violation of international laws and their own human values, 28 European countries have just agreed with Turkey to open a new “bazaar” of refugees, this time using the old barter system. i.e. Iraqis and Afghans in exchange of Syrians.

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New Nuclear Hysteria in the Middle East
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 7 Mar 2016

Now that the so-called P5+1group (US, UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany) few months ago concluded an agreement with Iran to prevent the risk of an eventual military nuclear programme in exchange of lifting massive Western sanctions, a new wave of nuclear hysteria seems to be in the air.

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Africa Launches Largest Trading Block with 620 Million Consumers
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 29 Feb 2016

22 Feb 2016 – More than 1,500 public and private business delegates and state leaders agreed on 20-21 February in Egypt to mobilize massive investments for the implementation of Africa’s largest trading bloc which was created last year by 26 African countries with a total of 620 million consumers and a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) nearing 1,2 trillion dollars.

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Thirty States Ratify Establishment of African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
African Union – Human Wrongs Watch, 15 Feb 2016

Chad becomes 30th AU Member State to ratify the Protocol on the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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Women’s Rights First — African Summit
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 8 Feb 2016

1 Feb 2016 – Despite the enormous challenges facing Africa now, the leaders of its 1.2 billion plus inhabitants have decided to spotlight the issue of Human Rights with a Particular Focus on the Rights of Women in their 26th summit held in Addis Ababa on 21-31 January this year. Why?

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Africa, Only If It Bleeds It Leads?
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 25 Jan 2016

Deep roots lying beneath most African dramas: centuries-long colonialism; slavery; massive depletion of natural resources by voracious multinational corporations; big sales of western weapons to parties in conflicts; extensive land grabbing and the heavy impact of climate change caused far away from Africa by industrialized states, just to mention some.

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Once Auctioned, What to Do with the ‘Stock’ of Syrian Refugees?
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 18 Jan 2016

13 Jan 2016 – Few months ago, an unprecedented “humanitarian auction” was opened in Brussels at the European Commission, shortly after watching the image of the three-year old Syrian child that the sea threw up on the Turkish shores. The “auction” was about deciding upon the number of Syrian refugees to be hosted by each EU country.

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… And All of a Sudden, Syria!
Baher Kamal, IPS - Human Wrongs Watch, 11 Jan 2016

5 Jan 2015 – The “big five” – i.e., the most military powerful states on earth (US, UK, France, Russia and China) have just agreed that it would be about time to end the Syrian five-year long human tragedy.

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Electoral Revolution in Brazil Aimed at Neutralising Corporate Influence
Mario Osava, IPS – Human Wrongs Watch, 5 Oct 2015

29 Sep 2015 – From now on, elections in Brazil will be more democratic, without corporate interference, which had become decisive and corruptive. A September 17 Supreme Court ruling declared unconstitutional articles of the elections act that allow corporate donations to election campaigns.

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The Americas, First Region to Have Convention on Protecting Human Rights of Older Persons
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2015

The member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) on 15 June 2015 today approved the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons during the General Assembly of the institution, which was immediately signed by the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay at OAS headquarters in Washington DC.

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Dementia Now Affects over 47 Million People Worldwide, 75 Million by 2030, and Expected to Triple by 2050
UN World Health Organization – Human Wrongs Watch, 23 Mar 2015

Participants in this first ministerial conference on this issue included 80 Member States, 80 philanthropic foundations, 45 NGOs and 4 UN Agencies.

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UN: Millions of Children Subjected to Sexual Abuse, Sold and Trafficked for Prostitution, Forced Labor, Illegal Adoption or Organ Theft
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2015

Millions of children are subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation, an independent UN expert on 11 March 2015 told the Human Rights Council, calling for a real breakthrough to end such crimes.

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The Steady Decline of Social Europe
Roberto Savio - Human Wrongs Watch, 1 Dec 2014

After the Italian sea search-and-rescue operation Mare Nostrum has rescued nearly 100,000 migrants – although perhaps up to 3,000 have died – from the Mediterranean since October 2013, Europe is now presenting its new face in the Mediterranean.

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More than 100,000 Libyans Flee Fighting in Oct. 2014 — 400,000 since Last May
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Nov 2014

The UN refugee agency on 14 Nov 2014 reported that intense fighting among rival armed groups in western, eastern and south-eastern Libya has forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in the past month

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Illegal Killing of Elephants for Their Ivory Is Now at “Critically High Levels” in Africa
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Nov 2014

The illegal killing of elephants for their ivory is now at “critically high levels” in Africa with increased involvement by organized crime groups, leading to their possible extinction in parts of the continent, the UN Office for Drugs and Crime said.

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UN Secretary General “Alarmed” at Israel’s Announced Seizure of West Bank Land
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Sep 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 1 September 2014 voiced his alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare nearly 1,000 acres of land in Bethlehem as so-called “state land.”

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Remember Haiti?
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jul 2014

Four years after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, it is time to move from a largely humanitarian approach to a development based drive, a United Nations human rights expert on 4 July 2014 said, while calling for durable solutions for the internally displaced and the vulnerable segments of the population of the island nation.

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Egypt in the Rear Mirror (II): Who Are the Not-So-Invisible Powers Behind the Troglodytes?
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 7 Apr 2014

Cairo, 26 March 2014 – “If you cannot win them, join them” seems to be the old British political principle that Washington has been applying to its plans to re-design the Arab region, always under the recurrent public pretext of the “war on terrorism.”

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Egypt in the Rear Mirror (I): The Irresistible Temptation to Analyse What One Ignores
Baher Kamal - Human Wrongs Watch, 31 Mar 2014

Simply one thing is to live the events, witness them, be immersed in them, having been born there and understanding the culture and language of the people, and quite a different thing is to just surf in Internet and watch TV as a way to asses and further judge what is going on in a very far away country.

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Cyprus: Do You Understand What Has Really Happened?
Roberto Savio - Human Wrongs Watch, 8 Apr 2013

The story of Cyprus story is an excellent example of how inadequate media coverage has now become. Very few will have understood what has really happened, and what its implications are. Following events, without any background or placing them in their contexts, is one of the main reasons for the decline of media as windows on the world, and for having informed and therefore active citizens.

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Europe – The Vicious Circle of Paying Debts With More Debts
Raul de Sagastizabal, PoliticaPress – Human Wrongs Watch, 14 Nov 2011

With two years of failed plans, pseudo-plans and announcements of plans, Europe has acquired a huge pile of debt and a decade of agony.

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Who Dares to Challenge a 32 Billion-Dollar Business – Human Trafficking?
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch, 31 Oct 2011

After weapons and drugs, human trafficking is the third most lucrative criminal business in the world – a 32 billion-dollar global industry, which is estimated to be exploiting over 2.4 million people, two-thirds of them women and children. Who dares to challenge such a huge business?

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Afghan and U.S. Troops Forcing Civilians to March Onto Mined Roads?
Quil Lawrence, RAWA News – Human Wrongs Watch, 24 Oct 2011

Villagers from a violent part of southern Afghanistan say that Afghan troops, along with several American mentors, forced civilians to march ahead of soldiers on roads where the Taliban were believed to have planted bombs and land mines.

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Somalia? Which Somalia? Just Some Facts About Everybody’s–Nobody’s Land
Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2011

To begin with, Somalia is situated in the so-called Horn of Africa, bordering with Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Indian Ocean. Its territory covers over 637,000 kilometers, hosting around 10 million inhabitants who speak Somali, Arabic, Italian and English, and are mostly Muslim Sunnis.

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The World Is Over-Armed; The World Is Over-Hungry
Badriya Khan in Brussels - Human Wrongs Watch, 22 Aug 2011

Think of 1,630 billion dollars being spent on weapons that are designed to kill, and 1,002 million human beings who either do not eat at all or are always hungry. Shouldn’t this atrocious fact make the United States and western European countries, who account for 90 per cent of world’s arms sales, prompt to rethink? Considering that they are the freedom champions proud of imposing their models on the willing or unwilling, through means fair or foul, shouldn’t they turn their focus on ending hunger that robs human beings of their fundamental right to freedom?

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