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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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Community engagement to be intensified in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Africa News - 10.September.2014 · Posted in APO-OPA DAKAR, Sénégal, September 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gathered at a Forum on Ebola communication and prevention convened in Dakar by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, representatives from global, regional and community media, civil socie ...

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UN Urges Prosecution to End Impunity for Drug Trafficking on High Seas

Human Wrongs Watch 9 September 2014 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted a special event on the rise of narcotics trafficking on maritime southern routes, particularly the Indian Ocean, advocating that drug traffickers caught in international waters be prosecuted. Opening the event, “Success of the Piracy Prosecution Model: A Blueprint to End Impunity at Sea,” UNODC Executive Direct ...

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Ebola: African Union Holds Emergency Talks as Study Points to Potential Vaccine

By Democracy Now! The African Union is holding an emergency meeting on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More than 2,000 people have been killed, and the United Nations has warned the toll could hit 20,000 before the virus is contained. Hopes were slightly raised over the weekend as a new study found an experimental vaccine gave full protection to monkeys for at least five weeks to up to 10 months. It is t ...

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West Africa: Ebola Outbreak Puts Harvests at Risk, Sends Food Prices Shooting Up

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome – Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk, FAO on 2 September 2014 warned. In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, quarantine zones and restrictions on people’s movement aimed at combat ...

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Over 800,000 People Commit Suicide Every Year – Around One Person Every 40 Seconds

Human Wrongs Watch 4 September 2014 – More than 800,000 people commit suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds – according to the United Nations health agency’s first global report on suicide prevention, which was published today. “This report is a call for action to address a large public health problem which has been shrouded in taboo for far too long,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-Gene ...

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