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Afghanistan: 270,000 Newly Displaced
By: UNHCR
13 August 2021
Afghanistan: 270,000 newly displaced this year, warns UNHCR     The worsening security situation across Afghanistan in the wake of foreign troop withdrawal and Taliban advances, has forced an estimated 270,000 from their homes since January, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday, bringing the total internally displaced to more than 3.5 million.   The
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Remembering Colonialism’s 500 Years
By: David Keys, The Independent
13 August 2021
Forgotten Anniversary: The Birth of Western Imperialism     Forgotten by most of the world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of human history’s most terrible and tragic events – the first large-scale European military conquest in mainland America.   Until then, major European (at that time, exclusively Spanish) military campaigns in the
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IPCC: Dire Warning to Humanity
By: Andrea Januta, Reuters
10 August 2021
Key Takeaways from the U.N. Climate Panel`s Report   The U.N. climate panel has released its most comprehensive assessment of climate change yet. Here are some of the report`s main conclusions:   Humans Are to Blame - Full Stop   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) used its strongest terms yet to assert that humans are causing climate
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USA: Eviction Ban Confusion
By: Hamza Shaban, Abha Bhattarai and Marissa J. Lang, The Washington Post
05 August 2021
Last-minute eviction ban extension fuels confusion and is too late for some   The CDC says the new ban covers 80 percent of counties experiencing high or substantial community spread. But evictions can continue in nearby counties experiencing ‘moderate’ spread.   A last-minute extension of a moratorium barring evictions for covid-struck counties is injecting
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USA: New Eviction Ban till October
By: Barbara Sprunt, NPR
03 August 2021
The Biden Administration Issues a New Eviction Moratorium after a Federal Ban Lapsed     Days after a national eviction moratorium expired, the Biden administration on Tuesday issued a new, more limited freeze that remains in effect through 3 October.   Like the previous order, the two-month moratorium issued Tuesday comes from the Centers for Disease Control and
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CSOs: UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Fails
By: CSM
02 August 2021
Thousands of people gather at counter-mobilization to reiterate “We need food systems that empower people, not companies”   UN Food Systems Pre-Summit falls short on climate, hunger crisis, COVID, and food systems transformation, say counter-mobilization participants, which totalled almost 9,000 people.     ROME—Between 25 and 28 July 2021, some 9,000 people participated in a
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Port Sudan in a Geopolitical Scramble
By: Azza Mustafa Babikir Ahmed, Sudan blog
31 July 2021
Port Sudan caught in the international race to control the Red Sea region     The whole world is wrangling for control over the Red Sea region. The United Arab Emirates are playing all of their cards to secure control over the trade routes. And while Sudan is increasingly turning to Europe for
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Paraguay Indigenous Community Evicted in Land Dispute
By: Gary Miller, Insider Voice
30 July 2021
Asuncion, Paraguay – Marta Díaz sits among a settlement of makeshift tents made of plastic sheeting in a central plaza in the Paraguayan capital, Asunción, a few meters from the National Congress building. A brightly painted scene hangs nearby depicting burning wooden rural houses as a group of incredulous people
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USA: Nez Perce Come Home after 100 Years
By: Dianne Lugo, Salem Statesman Journal
29 July 2021
`Homecoming`: 100 years after forceful removal, Nez Perce people celebrate reclaimed land   JOSEPH, Oregon (OR)—Vice-Chairman Shannon Wheeler has been dreaming about this day for years. On Thursday, more than 150 Nez Perce (Niimiipuu) people returned and blessed part of their homeland, a hundred years after the U.S Army drove them from the
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Olympic Displacement and Gentrification
By: Michael McDougall and MacIntosh Ross, Washington post
29 July 2021
Displacement and Gentrification for Preparing the Olympic Games   Unfolding under a State of Emergency, after a year’s pandemic-related postponement, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are a Games like no other. Yet, when it comes to displacing the residents of host cities, these Olympics are very much business as usual. In total, 300
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Water Occupation in Palestine
By: RAMA SABANEKH
25 July 2021
The talk discusses water’s centrality in Zionist thought and how it affects the occupation’s forms in terms of borders and geographical space. Based on historical correspondence and negotiations that formed the occupation’s identity and refined its policies later, the research argues that it is impossible to understand the form of
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Kenya Supreme Court Rules on Housing Rights
By: Jill Cottrell Ghai
24 July 2021
Supreme Court finally gets to grips with socio-economic rights under Constitution Two cases involving the right to housing have been decided in that court this year   Summary:   • The Supreme Court has heard few early cases about human rights such as Muruatetu on the mandatory death penalty for murder (involving the right to
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MGoS: "HLPF 2021 Failed!"
By: HIC-HLRN
23 July 2021
Major Groups and Other Stakeholders (MGoS) Coordination Mechanism Statement on the 2021 Ministerial Declaration   United Nations High Level Political Forum Fails to Respond to the Call of Peoples in Times of Crises! Its Ministerial Declaration Does Not Rise to the Occasion for Bold and Transformative Action   The United Nations High Level Political
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State of the Right to Food and Nutrition Report, 2021
By: HIC-HLRN
23 July 2021
When the first cases of COVID-19 made headlines a year and a half ago, few would have imagined the magnitude the pandemic would reach and the disastrous outcomes that would follow. What started as a health crisis, quickly turned into a livelihood and food crisis. Millions of people have lost
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Brazil: Law Threatens Indigenous Land Rights
By: Luiza Paiva, Global Witness
20 July 2021
The Brazilian law threatening Indigenous land rights   In Brazil, Indigenous Peoples are at the centre of a dispute threatening their land and human rights, as well as the fight to save our planet. A series of anti-indigenous bills have been proposed in the Brazilian Congress that pose huge risks to the
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Israel’s JNF Secret Ops to Get Palestinian Land
By: Hagar Shezad, Haaretz
15 July 2021
Israel Recruited the Jewish National Fund to Secretly Buy Palestinian Land for Settlers Haaretz reveals details of a series of deals carried out by Himanuta, a Jewish National Fund subsidiary, in the West Bank, one of which involved the Defense Ministry. The Bakri house in Hebron, for example, was bought for
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UN Unveils Plan to Halt Biodiversity Loss
By: edie newsroom
12 July 2021
`Urgent policy action needed`: UN unveils draft Paris-style plan to halt biodiversity loss     Eliminating all plastic pollution and ending $500bn of annual government subsidies that harm nature are among the targets in a UN draft plan for averting Earth`s sixth mass extinction.   The draft plan has been released today (12 July) by the UN Convention
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UN Unveils Plan to Halt Biodiversity Loss
By: edie newsroom
12 July 2021
Eliminating all plastic pollution and ending $500bn of annual government subsidies that harm nature are among the targets in a UN draft plan for averting Earth`s sixth mass extinction. The draft plan has been released today (12 July) by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), following pre-talks for the 15th Biodiversity COP in Kunming,
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Palestine: Urgent Appeal to Release Shatha Odeh
By: Submitted by Odeh and Abu Fannouneh Families
11 July 2021
Urgent Appeal for the Release of Ms. Shatha Odeh Abu Fannouneh, Director of the Health Work Committees (HWC)   For the attention of: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michele Bachelet Jeria   1. Introduction   Ms. Shatha Odeh Abu Fannouneh (Palestinian I.D. 937893063), a 60-year-old mother of three, was subject to Israel
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Romania: Sign-on to Halt Evictions
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07 July 2021
Appeal to the Romanian State Authorities  and International Organizations:  Increased Risk of Eviction in Pata Rât of Cluj-Napoca!   The current situation   More than 10 years have passed since the eviction of 76 Roma families from Coastei Street in Cluj-Napoca and their forced relocation near ​​the city`s waste dump in Pata Rât. The children of
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