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EU Court Backs Citizens on Trade under Occupation
By: European Legal Support Center (ELSC)
24 September 2021
Citizens are calling on the European Commission to obey international law and end trade with illegal settlements in territories under occupation - including Palestine and Western Sahara.   No one should profit from occupation.   The European Court of Justice annuls the Commission’s refusal to register a Citizens’ Initiative calling for the regulation of

UN Food Summit Will Only Feed Corporations
By: Sofía Monsalve, Geneva Solutions
22 September 2021
Transnational agribusiness firms have captured the UN Food Systems Summit and have restricted the meeting`s agenda to solutions that will further inflate their profits instead of solving the global hunger crisis, says Sofia Monsalve, secretary general of the food rights organisation FIAN International.     When I visited my parents in Bogotá last month,

Israel to Seize Ks of Dunums of Bethlehem Land
21 September 2021
BETHLEHEM — The Israeli occupation authorities today issued an order to seize thousands of dunums of land belonging to Palestinians in the village of Kisan, south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source .   The director of the Office of the Wall and Settlement Resistance

Jordan: Customary Land and the Dana Nature Reserve
By: Lorraine Walker, Dana Cooperative – Sustainable Tourism in Jordan
19 September 2021
Customary Land and the Dana Nature Reserve: Impact on Traditional Life Part one of a two-part series about the Dana Nature Reserve and the people of Dana   With its four bio-geographical zones and its endangered birds, animals and plants, Dana Nature Reserve has achieved worldwide acclaim. It was even included in Time Magazine’s list of

New Study: Forced Eviction in Baidoa, Somalia
By: Norwegian Refugee Council
16 September 2021
This study titled ‘I want my land. You have to go’ comprehensively explores why forced evictions in Baidoa continue to thrive; and then takes a deep-dive into the factors that are fuelling, promoting, and sustaining the eviction phenomenon to advance practical policy solutions to effectively address the problem at different

Israel`s Forced Self-demolitions in Jerusalem
By: Al Haq
14 September 2021
Special Focus:  Israel Intensifies Forced Self-Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in Occupied Jerusalem (Reporting Period: 16–23 August 2021)   Introduction: House Demolitions in Jerusalem, A Method of Warfare Since 1948   “In one minute, the whole life of a house ends. The house murdered is also mass murder, even if vacant of its residents.

227 Land Defenders Murdered in a Year
By: Global Witness
13 September 2021
227 land and environmental activists murdered in a single year, the worst figure on record   As the climate crisis intensifies, violence against defenders of the earth is escalating.     A report released today reveals that 227 land and environmental activists were murdered in 2020 for defending their land and the planet. That constitutes the highest

Egypt’s ‘Best Practice’ toward 2030 SDGs
By: World Bank
07 September 2021
UN Lists Upper Egypt Local Development Program as a Best Practice to Achieving Results Towards 2030 SDGs     Story Highlights   The Upper Egypt Local Development Program is strengthening the capacity of local government to deliver quality infrastructure and services and improve the environment for private sector development and job creation in four governorates. The

Gaza: UN Adds Insult to Destruction Injury
By: Hamza Abu Eltarabesh, The Electronic Intifada
02 September 2021
Thousands in Gaza remain displaced after their homes were destroyed or damaged during Israel’s aggression in May. Others have been forced to move back into what remains of their homes.    At the beginning of July, Nisreen al-Awour, 40, and her 15 children were informed they had to leave a school run by the UN

‘Left in Tatters’: Israeli Attack’s Impact on Gaza
By: Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor
01 September 2021
‘Left in Tatters’: Israeli attack’s impact on Gaza’s productive sector - new report   Geneva – The Israeli military attack on the Gaza Strip in May 2021 had catastrophic economic effects, especially on the productive sector, and caused direct and indirect losses exceeding half a billion dollars in various sectors, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor

300 households in Ahvaz village Demolished
By: Women.ncr-iran.org
26 August 2021
Preventing the installation of electricity poles by the Mostazafan Foundation has made life miserable for the women and children of Abolfazl village in the unbearable heat of Ahvaz The southwest Iranian village of Abolfazl near Ahvaz was the scene of clashes on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, between the deprived residents of

Yemen: Shelter Needs Soar for Marib Displaced
By: UN News
24 August 2021
Shelter needs soar for displaced in Yemen’s Marib region     Humanitarian needs, including a lack of shelter, are soaring among displaced communities, as fighting continues in Yemen’s Marib governorate, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday.   Settlements hosting nearly 190,000 people are now beyond capacity, and conditions are ‘deplorable’, UNHCR spokesperson Aikaterini

Jordan: Biosphere Reserve to be Mined
By: Jordan Times
19 August 2021
Energy Ministry defends decision to explore copper deposits in Dana Biosphere Reserve         AMMAN — The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Thursday said that studies have shown that the copper deposits in Dana Biosphere Reserve are estimated at around 45 million tonnes.    Spread over 292 sq km in Tafileh Governorate, 180km

Biden Admin. Hands Israel Stolen Land
By: Michael F. Brown, The Electronic Intidafa
17 August 2021
Biden administration and media hand occupied land to Israel   The Biden administration appears to be intent on handing occupied territory to Israel, precisely as the Trump administration sought to do.   There are lies, damn lies, and statistics … and then there is Shebaa Farms. Recently, the US State Department and news media both

From Neom to Kinshasa: 10 Megacities of the Future
By: James Langton, The National (UAE)
16 August 2021
From Neom to Kinshasa: 10 megacities of the future       By the end of century, more than 85 million people will live in Lagos alone and the top three megacities in the world could be in Africa     Bigger is not necessarily better and that is certainly the case with cities.   The UN has predicted

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

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

CSOs: UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Fails
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

Israeli Demolitions Target Bedouin Villages
By: Ahmad Melhem, Al-Monitor
26 July 2021
Israel continues demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank Israel expanded its policy to demolish houses and facilities of Palestinians, including those funded by international donors.     RAMALLAH, West Bank — Dozens of Palestinians who live in the Bedouin community Ras al-Tin in the Jordan Valley were caught by surprise when Israeli forces raided the area

MGoS: "HLPF 2021 Failed!"
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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