Climate Change and Human Rights
This article is meant to be a companion piece to the rhetoric of first safe country. The recent rise arguments being pushed by the far-right in Europe, which Priti Patel recently parroted when revealing new and harsher immigration policies, is alarming. It is worth mentioning before getting further into the article that Priti Patel is … Continue reading Ecobordering: The Far-Right Movement of Eco-Fascism Painted as Environmental Protection.
Let’s talk about rhetoric! Following the impromptu protest, which shut down one of two dawn raids in Glasgow where police were detaining asylum seekers, the language of “first safe country” should be under extreme scrutiny. The protest in Glasgow showed a level of community solidarity which should be exemplary of what “safe” means. When people … Continue reading First Safe Country: Rhetoric or Reality?
This experiment is influenced by John Rawls “A Theory of Justice” and a short story in Chuck Palahniuk’s “Haunted.” I plan to continue working on this, but sooner or later it is best to put the idea out there and see how it flows and receive feedback. It will also be good if I find … Continue reading My very first attempt at developing a thought experiment.
“Every drug death is avoidable.” At least that was the stance of the U.K. House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee in 2019; before stating that Scotland was among the nations with the highest drug death rates in Europe. If this is the case, then it is obvious that current drug policies enacted by Westminster are … Continue reading U.K. Drug Policy
It must be noted that at the time of this writing, the world is facing a global pandemic, which is seeing older and more authoritarian notions of power being embraced or challenged for a variety of reasons; each dependent upon a variety of social and cultural factors, exacerbated by the digital age (Runciman 2020).From the … Continue reading Poststructuralist Greenwashing
A new trend has begun to emerge in the sphere of charitable giving, but this new model of charity does not resemble the philanthropic giving of the past. Usually, when one thinks of philanthropy, the old days of the fancy dinner regalia where the wealthiest would donate to pet projects such as the arts comes … Continue reading Philanthrocapitalism and Food Security: The “Charity” of Billionaires Comes at a Cost
There is little ambiguity that anthropogenic climate change—through the steady increase in the Earth’s mean temperature—poses the greatest threat to human rights of the 21st century, or even the entirety of human history depending upon whom you ask (Atapattu 2018, 252; Agence France-Presse 2019). Academic and public discourse has steadily grown over the past several decades from climate … Continue reading Health and Human Rights: The Complications of Climate Change
As information continues to trickle out slowly regarding the current state of affairs between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Tigray, I will be able to offer updates. As of now, news regarding the atrocities associated with the current conflict is scattered and difficult to determine which is the most reliable. It appears that blame for the atrocities … Continue reading Climate Smart Energy Production in Ethiopia/sub-Saharan Nations. Solar and Wind are the Future.
In Tim Hayward’s “The Case for a Human Right to an Adequate Environment,” he makes the argument that there is both a normative and legislative case to be made that humans have a right to an environment which is considered “adequate” for human flourishment (Hayward 2004). The terms used by Hayward are rife with arguments … Continue reading The Human Right to a Habitable Environment
How I Interpret Justice As the blog is about Justice (and climate change); I should explain what I mean about Justice. The equal respect of all human beings regardless of any personal characteristic is the foundation of Justice. John Rawls stated, “Therefore in a just society the liberties of equal citizenship are taken as settled; … Continue reading What Justice Means
My beautiful and wonderful partner wrote this. She is a much better writer than I am. Continue reading Bernie Sanders is a Genius: Here’s Why
This article is available in a different format on 1Europe4All via WordPress. 1Europe4All is a great blog run by someone with a deep concern for human rights and wellbeing. I plan to offer further updates on the rights contained in the International Convenient on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. As I write this, my partner … Continue reading Coronavirus and Human Rights: Writings from March 5.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), along with the World Food Programme (WFP), partnered with several global actors produces an annual report, ‘Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations’ (fao.org 2019). This report is provided to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), under UNSC Resolution (UNSCR) 2417, which was … Continue reading UN Food Security in Nations With Conflict Situations Policy Analysis.
Max Weber points to the issue that politics is a “slow, powerful drilling through hard boards, with a mixture of passion and a sense of purpose” (Morgan 2011, Weber). The climate justice movement is one where its history is based upon employing the language of passion for instilling a sense of purpose to mobilise people … Continue reading Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion: Environmental Justice Past and Present Movements
Climate change and environmental degradation pose the greatest threats to human rights the world has ever seen. Across the globe, the impacts of climate change are felt the hardest by members of disadvantaged or marginalised communities. A growing awareness that marginalised groups are hit hardest, and that if current practices continue the future for all … Continue reading About
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