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16.10.2014

Twenty Days Without News of Missing Mexican Students

Twenty Days Without News of Missing Mexican Students

Mexico, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) After 20 days today of the disappearance of 43 students Ayotzinapa normal, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, the government acknowledged that does not know their whereabouts, while still investigating the Iguala case. The day before President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a message of… »

16.10.2014

An Unprofitable Disease: In the Political Economy of Ebola, Who Lives and Who Dies?

An Unprofitable Disease: In the Political Economy of Ebola, Who Lives and Who Dies?

We look at the political and economic circumstances of the spread of Ebola with science writer Leigh Phillips, who calls for a socialization of pharmaceutical research and production. Phillips says that using revenues from profitable drugs to subsidize research for unprofitable drugs would reduce the costs of vaccines and their… »

12.10.2014

Addressing domestic violence — together

Victoria Law Given that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’ve been thinking about ways in which friends, loved ones and other community members have helped support survivors in their circles. If 75 women are abused every hour, readers most likely know at… »

09.10.2014

Two Main Routes of Smuggling of Migrants Generate $7 Billion a Year to Criminal Groups

Two Main Routes of Smuggling of Migrants Generate $7 Billion a Year to Criminal Groups

  Human Wrongs Watch The two main routes of smuggling of migrants to Europe and North America generate nearly $7 billion a year to the smuggling networks, according to an estimate on 6 October 2014 released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). “Terrible tragedies… »

09.10.2014

Iraq Veterans Against the War: Decade-Old Group Grapples with New War, PTSD Epidemic, VA Failures

Iraq Veterans Against the War: Decade-Old Group Grapples with New War, PTSD Epidemic, VA Failures

Ten years ago, six members of the U.S. military came together to break their silence over what they had witnessed during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. They banded together and formed the organization Iraq Veterans Against the War, or IVAW. Over time, they gathered like-minded veterans across the United States… »

08.10.2014

Cuba Denounces U.S. Manipulation of Terrorism

United Nations, Oct 8 (… »

06.10.2014

Biden Apologizes for Saying Mideast Allies Funded Extremist Syrian Rebels

Biden Apologizes for Saying Mideast Allies Funded Extremist Syrian Rebels

Democracy Now! Vice President Joe Biden has apologized after saying U.S. allies in the Middle East funded and armed extremist rebels in Syria. Biden made the comments in a speech at Harvard University last week. Vice President Joe Biden: “Our biggest problem is our allies. Our allies in the… »

03.10.2014

“It’s the Devil’s Excrement” – Where Fossil Fuels Lurk, Corruption Creeps

“It’s the Devil’s Excrement” – Where Fossil Fuels Lurk, Corruption Creeps

Human Wrongs Watch By Marina Lou* – 29 September, 2014, Greenpeace – When it comes to resource extraction and the political process — the issue is a global one. Have a look at some of the recent coal-ruption stories that have been breaking all around the world.       Australia In the state… »

03.10.2014

Secret History of U.S.-Cuba Ties Reveals Henry Kissinger Plan to Bomb Havana for Fighting Apartheid

Secret History of U.S.-Cuba Ties Reveals Henry Kissinger Plan to Bomb Havana for Fighting Apartheid

In the new book, “Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana,” authors Peter Kornbluh and William LeoGrande use recently declassified documents to expose the secret history of dialogue between the United States and Cuba. Among the revelations are details of how then-U.S. Secretary of… »

03.10.2014

Fracking for Shale Gas: The new dot.com/subprime mortgage bubble?

Research carried out by the Washington’s blog collecting statements from articles from reputable publications suggest that fracking, the controversial method of extracting gas by breaking rocks and injecting large amounts of water and chemicals to displace gas, may be not just ecologically unsound but also financially unviable. Contamination… »

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