Health

15.11.2018

Following Bolsonaro’s statements, Cuba announces its withdrawal from the “More Doctors” program in Brazil

Following Bolsonaro’s statements, Cuba announces its withdrawal from the “More Doctors” program in Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the More Doctors program , disregarding the Pan-American Health Organization Declaration from the Cuban Ministry of Public… »

05.11.2018

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

The world is facing two serious emergencies that share the same roots and yet there seems to be a blind spot for those dealing with Climate Change and loss of biodiversity in relation to the millions of deaths caused by illnesses linked to water, air and food contamination created by… »

22.10.2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

Our Actions are our Future. This year’s theme of the World Food Day Celebration couldn’t articulate more the significance and urgency of the need to address the increasing magnitude of poverty and hunger worldwide. We, from the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc.,  a network of civil society organizations, rights groups, peace… »

07.10.2018

“The body is the placenta of the spirit” The art of accompanying, in Paris

“The body is the placenta of the spirit” The art of accompanying, in Paris

03.10.2018 – Cloty Rubio The Art of Accompanying is presented in Paris Last Saturday 29th we had the immense pleasure of attending the presentation of the book The Art of Accompanying in the Park of Study and Reflection La Belle Idée, near Paris. Víctor Piccininni transmitted us his experience and… »

20.09.2018

Fracking mechanism to produce radioactive waste

Fracking mechanism to produce radioactive waste

A new piece of research published by Science Daily demonstrates the way “slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste: Research papers explain the transfer of radium during hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas”. “Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between… »

23.08.2018

In Wake of Anti-Choice Senate Vote, Argentines Join Movement to Abandon Catholic Church

In Wake of Anti-Choice Senate Vote, Argentines Join Movement to Abandon Catholic Church

“Obtaining the vote for women, the divorce law, marriage equality, the gender identity law, the assisted human fertilization law, the law of integral sexual education, the dignified death law were all done fighting clerical power, which seeks to have total dominion over our minds and bodies.” by … »

19.08.2018

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised

It’s not that we’re eating more, that we exercise less, or that we lack willpower. The shaming of overweight people has to stop By George Monbiot for The Guardian  When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton… »

14.08.2018

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

By KATE PICKETT and RICHARD WILKINSON 12 August 2018 for openDemocracy Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people are asked what matters most for their happiness and wellbeing, they tend to talk about the importance of their… »

12.08.2018

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

”This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.” by Common Dreams staff In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s… »

31.07.2018

Sanders: Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All!

Sanders: Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All!

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., thanked billionaire mega donors Charles and David Koch for unintentionally helping make the case for Medicare for all. Sanders’s remarks came in a video posted on his Twitter account. The words: “Thank you Koch Brothers” appeared on top of the video. “Let me thank the… »

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