Posts Tagged ‘livelihoods’

Why We Should Non Comply With a New Government Shutdown-Destroys Livelihoods & Economy!

AUGUST 25, 2023 FOUR REASONS WHY A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS HARMFUL Government shutdowns occur when policymakers fail to enact legislation to fund the federal government by the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Each year, Congress must pass, and the president must sign, legislation to provide funding for most government agencies. That legislation […]

Protest against displacement of housing and livelihoods calls for halt to evictions

While evictions of the poor from their huts and small houses should be avoided as far as possible in all circumstances, the situation since the pandemic appeared has been all the more difficult for the weaker sections as they suffered very big losses in earnings and employment. What is more weather conditions have also been […]

Pollution erodes fish stocks and livelihoods in Egyptian lake

Set between irrigated farmland and rocky desert south-west of Cairo, once pristine Qarun Lake used to teem with tilapia, bass, bream and shrimp, offering generous catches to fishermen from surrounding villages, Reuters reports. But pollution from agricultural runoff and industrial and domestic waste has, in recent years, sullied its beauty and sent those stocks plunging, […]

Human Rights Violated And Lives And Livelihoods in Danger In Dhinkia

The people of Dhinkia in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha have risen in strong protest against Jindal Steel Works and for the protection of their land, lives and livelihoods. As directed by the Odisha government, there is heavy police repression and coercion being carried out for land acquisition which is becoming brutal and inhuman with the […]

Cancellation of religious pilgrimages due to Covid threatens thousands of livelihoods

Locals estimate that the employment of almost 50,000 people has been affected in Jharkhand’s Deoghar area alone, owing to cancellations of the Kanwar Yatra and Shravani Mela amidst COVID-19. Amit Kumar Saha and Rohit Kumar at their pooja supplies store. The family lives behind the store and has been in the business for generations (Picture […]

Lives and Livelihoods in the Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic in Rural Bihar

by Gaurav Datt, Swati Dutta and Sunil Kumar Mishra The study The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented health and an economic crisis of in India.  It is important to document how this crisis has affected people’s lives and livelihoods in different parts of the country. Based on phone interviews with more than 1600 households […]

Feminist Week of Resistance: Gender & Livelihoods: Farm & Labour Sectors

Women protesting against the Farm Bills (Image for representative purpose) 8th March, 2021: Through the Feminist Week of Resistance and Reflections (7th to 14th March), marking International Women’s Day and remembering Savitribai Phule, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) is committed to amplifying the voices of women and persons of marginalized genders, speaking from the […]

Protection of Tribal Land and Forests Rights is Important Not Just for Livelihoods but Also for Invaluable Traditional Wisdom

                    Many commentators on land and forest rights, including former senior government officials, have expressed serious concern at the land alienation suffered by tribal farmers and the dilution of their forest rights. While this has led to a serious livelihood crisis among a large number of tribal households, in addition this has led to […]

War crimes: Amnesty slams US proxy armies in Syria for torture and killings of civilians in areas under their control

     Jihadists operating in northern Syria are committing torture and summary killings of civilians in areas under their control, a new report by Amnesty International has revealed. The probe, “Torture was my punishment: Abductions, torture and summary killings under armed group rule in Aleppo and Idlib, Syria “documents widespread abuse carried out by jihadists in […]

Corruption watchdog demands investigation into harassment of USDA workers researching GMOs

(NaturalNews) An anti-corruption public watchdog group has sent letters to the chairmen and ranking members of House and Senate agriculture committees in Washington, as well as the Department of Agriculture’s inspector general, requesting an investigation regarding an alleged cover-up by agri- and biotech giant Monsanto. In addition, the Oakland, California-based group, U.S. Right […]

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