Health

22.04.2017

The Illusion of Correctional Medicine

The Illusion of Correctional Medicine

By Mumia Abu-Jamal In the netherworld of American prisons, one must jettison any medical assumptions one brings in from the so-called ‘free’ world. We have been conditioned to see nurses as sweet sources of solace, and doctors as people dedicated to healing the sick, and easing our pains. In prison,… »

20.04.2017

Time to put SEX into sex education

Time to put SEX into sex education

We republish this article which first appeared in the UK publication, ShoutOutUK, by kind permission of the author*.  Although it concerns the situation of sex education in the UK, our readers in other countries may find it thought-provoking. Celebrate sexual pleasure. Combat sexual shame & abuse Sex education in… »

20.04.2017

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

On Tuesday April 18th the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion. They have come to important conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on necessary developments in international law. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to… »

19.04.2017

Thursday April 27, 2017 #Divest DAPL Campaign

Thursday April 27, 2017 #Divest DAPL Campaign

The Italian bank Intesa SanPaolo is a direct investor in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). After a successful initial campaign on March 30, Resistance Events Italy, Women’s March Milan and AEPC Italy have organized a follow-up online protest for Thursday April 27 to step up the pressure. We will demand… »

19.03.2017

Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!

By Baher Kamal Once a year, there is a day when the seven billion inhabitants of Planet Earth should feel happy or at least are encouraged to do so–the World Happiness Day, which is marked every year on March 20. So far, so good. »

04.03.2017

Thousands march in London to defend the National Health Service

Thousands march in London to defend the National Health Service

250,000 people have marched in London today to protest against further funding cuts to health service and social care and the potential privatization of the NHS, threatened by £20 billion of cuts required by the government by 2020. It was one of the biggest rallies in history to save the… »

02.03.2017

Longer Life, Healthier Life?

Longer Life, Healthier Life?

The average human being is living longer than ever before. Nearly every country on the planet has seen an increase in life expectancy since the beginning of the 21st century. But though we are living longer, not all of us are living healthier. Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), or healthy… »

19.10.2016

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

The Greek Ministry of Education has secured classrooms and teaching staff on time and succeeded in welcoming asylum seekers under 15 years of age while preparing and integrating minors aged 15-18 in vocational education programs for the current school year. As a result… »

15.10.2016

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague: a big step for the world movement for food sovereignty

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague: a big step for the world movement for food sovereignty

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A distinct and parallel event,… »

05.10.2016

Massive uprising by Polish women just forced right-wing Government to drop abortion ban

Massive uprising by Polish women just forced right-wing Government to drop abortion ban

Ruling far-right party surprised opponents by reversing position on draconian abortion ban by  Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Poland’s ruling far-right Law and Justice party has reversed its support for a draconian abortion ban after women across the country went on strike to protest… »

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