Tuesday, February 25, 2014

UN: "Demand an end to the relentless horror and suffering children face before an entire generation is lost."

24 February 2014 – Moved by the dire plight of more than 5 million war-traumatized Syrian children – both inside and outside the country – United Nations agencies and their partners today joined forces to urge the world to demand an end to the “relentless horror and suffering” those children face before an entire generation is lost.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision have issued an impassioned appeal to engage at least 1 million voices of support before the war in Syria reaches the end of its third year on 15 March.
The organizations are calling for the public to join in a massive call for action, hosted on www.change.org (http://bit.ly/nolostgeneration). The appeal is directed at all those who have the responsibility and the ability to bring an end to the suffering of children and safeguard their future.
This call to action is the latest endeavour by the UN and its humanitarian partners to sound a global alarm about the impacts of the ongoing bloodshed, homelessness and missed education on Syrian children amidst a civil war that has killed well over 100,000 people and driven an estimated 9 million others from their homes since fighting erupted between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and various groups seeking his ouster nearly three years ago.
UN News Centre: with breaking news from the UN News Service

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

GLOBALIZATION: What is it? Where is it? Who is it about? Is it good for the country? ... bad for the country?

1         The term Globalization refers to processes of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture.Wikipedia

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2.     The growth of international trade is a fundamental component of globalization.Wikipedia
. . . globalization was to a great degree a one-way street -- from the developed to the developing worldworld.time.com
Globalization is seen as the beneficial spread of liberty and capitalismWikipedia

Globalization cannot be stopped.  It is already here and operating on this planet.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

LAND GRAB: Third World countries are experiencing their land and water source being taking over by BIG money.

CNN-- Millions of hectares of land have been acquired in the past few years across Africa by investors who are moving into large-scale agriculture to take advantage of potential windfall gains. These deals have become known as "land grabbing," but they could just as well have been framed as "water grabs."