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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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Apartheid Israel Levels Canaanite Graveyard
By: Quds Network News
16 July 2021
Israeli forces level biggest Canaanite graveyard     Israeli bulldozers have leveled Palestine`s largest Canaanite graveyard in order to expand a settlers-only road.     Bethlehem—Israeli forces leveled the biggest Canaanite graveyard in al-Khader, in southern Bethlehem, on Thursday.   The head of the Committee against the wall and settlement in Bethlehem, Hasan Ibreijiyyeh, said Israeli bulldozers
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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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Why Israel Is Stealing Silwan from Palestinians
By: Tamara Nassar, The Electronic Intifada
12 July 2021
Why Israel is trying to steal Silwan from Palestinians     The bulldozers made two boys and their parents homeless and destroyed the income sources of nine people.   This attack on Palestinian families, their homes and livelihoods is part of Israel’s violent colonization of occupied East Jerusalem, particularly the Silwan neighborhood.   When Palestinians in the
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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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Israeli Army Shuts Palestine Agricultural Union
By: HIC-HLRN
09 July 2021
Greetings from Palestine.   This message comes from the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (www.uawc-pal.org), the Palestinian national and civil agricultural institution founded in 1986 to support the steadfastness of small farmers, preserve native seeds, and contribute to protecting Palestinian land from further Judaization and settler colonization.   Today, the forces of the Zionist
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West Bank Demolitions: 70 Palestinians Homeless
By: Oren Ziv, +972
09 July 2021
In the peak of summer, West Bank demolitions leave 70 Palestinians homeless   After demolishing Khirbet Humsa for the sixth time in months, Israeli forces loaded the residents` personal belongings and dropped them off miles away.     On Wednesday morning, in temperatures reaching past 104 degrees Fahrenheit, Israeli forces demolished the Palestinian village of
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Cooling Cairo: One Rooftop Garden at a Time
By: Marianne Dhenin, YES!
08 July 2021
Cooler, Cleaner Megacities, One Rooftop Garden at a Time Growing greens can be a powerful tool for change.   The view of Cairo from the air is one of concrete buildings and tangled overpasses stretching as far as the eye can see. Green areas comprise less than 4% of the total urban built area, and recent construction
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Gaza: World Bank Sets War Losses @ $570 mil
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07 July 2021
US$570 million physical and economical losses in Gaza, says World Bank   RAMALLAH—The eleven days of hostilities in May 2021 in Gaza resulted in the loss of over 260 people, including 66 children and 41 women, and exacerbated previous traumas in particular among children. The human toll was aggravated by overall damage
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Human Rights and Land Event: Friday, 9 June
By: HIC-HLRN
05 July 2021
Draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   Friday 9 July 2021, 13:30 – 16:30 CEST live on Zoom from Villa Moynier, Geneva     The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is now developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The purpose of this general
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Nordic Fund Bans 16 Firms over Illegal Colonies
By: Gwladys Fouche and Simon Jessop, Reuters
05 July 2021
Nordic fund KLP excludes 16 companies over links to Israeli settlements in West Bank     OSLO—Norway`s largest pension fund KLP said on Monday it would no longer invest in 16 companies including Alstom ALSO.PA and Motorola MSI.N because of their links to Israeli settlements in the West Bank.   Along with a number of other countries, Norway considers
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Palestine: Bulldozers, Ethnic Cleansing the End to 2-States
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01 July 2021
How bulldozers, Bedouin and ethnic cleansing herald the death of the two-state solution   Bedouin villagers of Khan al-Ahmar fear their long-threatened West Bank community may be demolished within days   KHAN AL-AHMAR, Occupied West Bank - It takes barely 30 minutes to drive from Jerusalem to the doomed Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, on
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The Nakba and the Polish Law
By: Gilad Atzmon, Al Mayadeen net
30 June 2021
In 1948, more than 700,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed by the newly born Jewish `State`. This catastrophic racially driven crime is called the Nakba.     "Israel" seems upset by a new Polish law that sets a 30-year deadline for Jews to recover seized property. The legislation is yet to be approved by
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Lebanon’s Sectarian Oligarchic Economy
By: Mat Nashed, Fanack
30 June 2021
How a Sectarian Oligarchy Destroyed Lebanon’s Economy   Lebanon is coping with an unprecedented banking crisis that has plunged more than half of the population into poverty. Those responsible are sectarian political elites who have plundered the economy since Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990.   Besides a glitchy downtown quarter reserved for the rich
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Palestine/Israel: The Fight for Lifta
By: Nada AlTaher and Juman Jarallah, The National
24 June 2021
Ancient village is one of hundreds that were violently depopulated by Jewish militias as Israel was formed in 1948     In a quiet valley in Jerusalem lies a village frozen in time.   Its stone buildings have stood for centuries and have long since been overtaken by plants and weeds. This is Lifta and it
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Special Rapporteurs on adequate housing @ 20
By: OHCHR
22 June 2021
Today, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, presents his report to the UN Human Rights Council: “20 years Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing – Tacking stock – moving forward”   The report (A/HRC/47/43) highlights key achievements and contributions of the mandate since its establishment
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Sudanese Women adopt positive Discrimination Principle
By: Radio Dabanga
20 June 2021
Over 30 associations of displaced women from war zones in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and Darfur regions have demanded the adoption of the principle of positive discrimination for justice and access to rights, along with fair compensation for injustices and at least 20 per cent representation of women at
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Beirut Reconstruction: BZU Teams Wins Design Prize
By: Bir Zeit University, Department of Architectural Engineering
16 June 2021
With innovative projects, university students and alumni win top places in 2021 Haifa Award for Architecture and Design     Two teams of Birzeit University architectural engineering students and alumni have won first places at the 2021 Haifa Award for Architecture and Design for their projects to reconstruct Beirut after the 2020 harbor explosion and
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