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‘Zero Hunger Is Not Just a Dream’

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome/New York — Global peace and sustainable development cannot be achieved without ending hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva on 25 September 2014, told participants at a high-level UN meeting in New York.   “Food security might not always be our first concern, but it should be,” said the FAO chief highlighting the link between hunger and conflicts.* He was sp ...

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Militarising the Ebola Crisis

Analysis by Joeva Rock WASHINGTON, Sep 28 2014 (IPS) - Six months into West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region. On Sep. 16, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a multimillion-dollar U.S. response to the spreading contagion. The crisis, which began in March 2014, has killed over 2,600 people, an alarming figure that experts ...

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99% of Deaths Attributable to Climate-related Changes Occur in Developing Countries — Children Make Up 80% of those Deaths

  Human Wrongs Watch As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children – the most vulnerable and largest population affected by climate change – continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations. In response, top climate change thinkers have joined forces to analyze a range of dilemmas and challenges for children thrown up by the unabated warming of the world.*   The Challe ...

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Coal: Darkness in the Lignite Era

Human Wrongs Watch By Rex Weyler* – 24 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Coal, known as “King coal” or “black gold” for its historic economic influence, is also known as the “dirtiest fuel,” the most carbon-intensive and toxic hydrocarbon. The industry has promoted “clean coal,” but since they have exhausted Earth’s premium mines, coal actually gets dirtier every year. Coal, like oil, represents the organic rem ...

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World Hunger Falls, But Number of Undernourished Remains ‘Unacceptably High’ – UN

  Human Wrongs Watch More than 800 million people – or one in every nine on the planet – suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released on 16 September 2014stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach.   The State of Food Insecurity in the World report released in Rome by the UN Food and Agriculture Orga ...

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Doctors Who Worked With Argentinian Dictatorship, to Trial, A First

Buenos Aires, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) For the first time since the last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983), medical professionals who participated in clandestine deliveries in order to kidnap the babies born to female prisoners who then disappeared without a trace, are headed to trial. The daily newspaper Pagina 12 reported today that doctors Norberto Bianco, Raul Martin, and the obstetrician Luisa Arro ...

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Ebola: a Disease Associated with Poverty

By Vivian Collazo Montano* Havana (Prensa Latina) More than six months ago in Guinea Conakry began an outbreak of Ebola, which quickly spread to other West African nations. Since then, 2,473 people got ill, 1,350 of them died because of it. In just two days, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 106 deaths, 95 of them in Liberia, where the situation is more serious and is considered vital to contain ...

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Brand new NHS Reinstatement Bill from Allyson Pollock gives hope to campaigners

OurNHS 1 September 2014 Leading NHS [National Health Service, UK] campaigners have come together to produce an NHS Reinstatement Bill which contains all the vital ingredients to stop and reverse NHS privatisation. And they want your views. Leading public health experts have launched a consultation on a new Bill that aims to reverse the failings of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and fully restore the Na ...

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UN Officials Call for Renewed Global Commitment to Ending Nuclear Tests

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations officials on 10 September 2014 called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests, noting that nearly 2,000 such tests have taken place since 1945. “Our collective aspiration for a world free of nuclear weapons must be reflected in a firm and formal commitment to ban nuclear tests,” Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, Vice-President of the General Ass ...

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Defeating the Violence of Psychiatry

As the movement to abolish psychiatry continues to gather momentum – see 'On Antipsychiatry' http://bizomadness.blogspot.ca/2014/07/on-antipsychiatry.html – it is worth reviewing its delusional foundation, the history of its violence and its function as a weapon of elite social control. Robert J. Burrowes Psychiatry is based on a delusional conception of how the human mind works and what is needed in order ...

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