Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ at ICC

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was accused Tuesday (Oct 12) of “crimes against humanity” at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in the destruction of the Amazon, the first case seeking to explicitly link deforestation to loss of life. Planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from burning and industrial-scale agriculture in the Amazon are higherContinue reading “Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ at ICC”

Bangladesh arrests five over the killing of Rohingya activist

Mohibullah, who was in his late 40s, was killed by unknown gunmen in a camp in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday night. Five Rohingya men have been arrested in connection with the killing of a prominent community leader in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, according to the police, adding that they were probing links to anContinue reading “Bangladesh arrests five over the killing of Rohingya activist”

Philippines’ Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections – media

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter will run for president in the 2022 election and her father’s long-time aide, who has filed his vice presidential candidacy, will be her running mate, ABS-CBN news reported late on Saturday. Sara Duterte-Carpio is currently mayor of Davao, the Philippines’ third-largest city, and on Saturday filed her candidacy to runContinue reading “Philippines’ Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections – media”

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics

Rodrigo Duterte’s vice-presidential run would have been challenged on constitutional grounds by his opponents He said his decision not to run was in response to the public’s wishes The International Criminal Court is currently investigating killings by Mr Duterte’s administration after he took power The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has announced he is retiring fromContinue reading “Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics”

ICC to open full investigation into Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

The Hague-based court says ‘specific legal element of the crime against humanity of murder’ has been met in the crackdown that killed thousands in Philippines. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has formally authorised an official probe into alleged crimes against humanity in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, dealing a moral victory to humanContinue reading “ICC to open full investigation into Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’”

Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians; hundreds wounded

The Palestine Red Crescent reported 379 protesters were wounded – 31 of them by live ammunition. Israeli forces opened fire on hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators who rallied against an illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank on Friday, with more than 370 people wounded including 31 hit by live ammunition. Drones dropped tear gas canistersContinue reading “Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians; hundreds wounded”

Let’s talk about Ecocide, a new proposed international law – Beau of the Fifth Column

Democratic Leadership Smears Ilhan Omar Over Her Accurate Statement – The Rational National

Once again, Democratic leadership is smearing Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar over her completely accurate statement.

WHO says nearly 200,000 Palestinians need health aid after Gaza conflict

The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday warned of “staggering health needs” in the occupied Palestinian Territories after last month’s conflict between Israel and Islamist group Hamas. “WHO is scaling up its response to provide health aid for almost 200,000 people in need across the occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT),” which includes the West Bank, WHO’s EasternContinue reading “WHO says nearly 200,000 Palestinians need health aid after Gaza conflict”

Peru forced sterilisations case: ‘They could get away with it’

Victims of mass forced sterilisations in the 1990s fear upcoming Peru presidential runoff results could close door to justice. Maria Elena Carbajal still vividly recalls the doctor’s chilling response when, from her hospital bed, she asked repeatedly to see her newborn son, Francisco. “Once you have the procedure, you can see him,” the mother ofContinue reading “Peru forced sterilisations case: ‘They could get away with it’”

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