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Post-capitalism: Life within Environmental Limits
Capitalism’s limitless growth on a finite planet means the economic system we take for granted could end soon. If so, transformative and sustainable change must come from grassroots action     It may seem as though capitalism has always been a part of the Western world, but that’s not true. Although the
Source Dr Samuel Alexander and Professor Brendan Gleeson, University of Melbourne (19 February 2019)
 
Palestine/Israel: Fake Justices
In early September 2018, after years of legal proceedings, the justices of Israel’s High Court determined there was no legal obstacle to demolishing the structures in the community of al-Khan al-Ahmar, located about two kilometers south of the Jerusalem-choking Kfar Adumim settler colony. The  Court delivered that conclusion as the
Source HIC-HLRN (13 February 2019)
 
EU-Morocco Fishery Accord Violates Law—Again
EU-Morocco fisheries agreement violates international humanitarian law and denies self-determination of Western Sahara people.     Today, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the planned fisheries agreement between the European Union and Morocco. The vast majority of the catches under this agreement are however to take place to the waters
Source The Greens-European Free Alliance (12 February 2019)
 
AU Summit on Displacement Crisis
Already 55 years ago, the Organization of African States was born with the purpose of peace and unity in what is now the African Union (AU), the largest regional organization on earth. This year, the 32nd regular annual AU summit at Addis Ababa (10–11 February 2019) focuses on another distinguishing
Source HIC-HLRN (09 February 2019)
 
Israel/Palestine: Tourism Accommodates War Crime
The Israeli colonies in occupied Palestine constitute a war crime and crime against humanity. They form elements of the serious crime of population transfer, as codified in the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court, and which previously was prosecuted at the International Military Tribunals at Nuremburg and Tokyo. The
Source HIC-HLRN (31 January 2019)
 
Eating within Planetary Proportions
The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health has convened 37 of the worlds’ leading scientists to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet within the limits of our global ecosystem. Their conclusions contribute to the specificity needed to align human behavior with the goal of sustaining the human
Source HLRN (30 January 2019)
 
World Bank Schemes to Privatize the Commons
The Highest Bidder Takes It All: The World Bank’s Scheme to Privatize the Commons details how the Bank’s prescribes reforms, via a new land indicator in the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, promotes large-scale land acquisitions and the expansion of agribusinesses in the developing world. This new indicator is
Source Oakland Institute (24 January 2019)
 
We`re Celebrating 70th Human Rights Day
Declaration on Human Rights Day and the Right to the City   We, social movements, civil society and local governments’ organizations are committed to social justice through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of all human rights related to habitat, including the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Land and the Right to the
Source HLRN (10 December 2018)
 
Israel Court OKs Evicting 700 Jlem Palestinians
The Israeli Supreme Court yesterday rejected a petition submitted by 104 Palestinians against claims by a right-wing Israeli organisation paving the way for 700 Palestinians to be forced from their homes, Haaretz reported.   The 700 Palestinians, who make up 70 families, have been going through a legal battle to protect their
Source Middle East Monitor (22 November 2018)
 
UN Peasants’ Rights Declaration Adopted in GA
NEW YORK—The  UN General Assembly’s Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) passed a draft that would have the Assembly adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas.  This vote assures that the Declaration will enter the next edition of Human Rights:
Source HLRN (20 November 2018)
 


   
 


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