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Uruguay Takes on London Bankers, Marlboro Mad Men and the TPP
Business  (tags: Uruguay, social welfare, universal health care, anti-smoking campaign, health warnings, labeling, neoliberal assault, London, TTIP, TPP, Phillip Morris, ICSID, transnational, corporate governance, multinationals, global banks, national sovereignty )

LucyKalei
- 6 days ago - truth-out.org
For past 10 yrs, Uruguay's been leading an experiment in economic & social democracy providing economic growth, fair wages, social welfare & universal health care, but now in fight for survival due to $25M PhillipMorris lawsuit over health warning labels
Congolese Gynecologic Surgeon Denis Mukwege, Renowned for Healing Mass Rape Victims in DRC, Wins Top EU Human Rights Award
World  (tags: Denis Mukwege, gynecologic surgeon, DR Congo, EU, Sakharov Prize, human rights award, Congolese women, children, babies, mass rape victims, brutal rape, atrocities, war weapon, fistula repair, Panzi Hospital )

LucyKalei
- 20 days ago - dw.de
He's treated the appalling injuries inflicted on 19,270 survivors of war-ravaged DRC's epidemic of sexualized violence since founding Panzi Hospital, restoring both their broken bodies & traumatized souls, providing therapy, housing, job training +VIDEO
How to Buy a City: Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local California 'Company Town' Election to Oust Refinery Critics
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chevron, Richmond, California, city council, election spending, manipulation, $$, Chevron website, bogus community news, PR organ, CitizensUnited, GreenParty mayor, RichmondProgressiveAlliance, Chevron refinery, toxic fire, 2012, DN!, Rachel Maddow )

LucyKalei
- 47 days ago - democracynow.org
Progressive Mayor Gayle McLaughlin speaks out on DN! while LATimes details use of big bucks & bogus news to drown out every other voice in bid for city control. "For a corporation to manipulate a municipal election on this scale should be illegal."
The Ghost in the GMO Machine: Chlorpyrifos Poisoning, Dow's Cover-Up - EPA/Congress Fail to Investigate & Protect Kauai Kids
Health & Wellness  (tags: EPA, Dow Chemical, GMO, Hawaii, Kaua'i, pesticides, Lorsban, Chamacos, chlorpyifos, birth defects, nervous system destruction, American Assoc. Poison Control Centers, NY, Elliot Spitzer )

LucyKalei
- 68 days ago - times.org
While independent research shows that Dow insecticide Chlorpyrifos causes significant harm to children, Dow is intent on convincing EPA otherwise. Despite ban in homes, schools, parks, malls & day care centers, use in farming OK, eg Kaua'i's GMO fields
WP Op-Ed: Hillary C. Admits [Defends] Role in Honduran Coup Aftermath & Embraces Far-Right Narrative in Electoral Strategy Move
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, US foreign policy, WashingtonPost op-ed, Kissinger book review, political calculation, electoral strategy, Honduras, military coup, aftermath, US backing, worsening violence, corruption, human rights disaster, HardChoices )

LucyKalei
- 75 days ago - commondreams.org
Significant both for confessing crucial truth & propagating falsehoods. >100 members US Congress've repeatedly warned about deteriorating security in Honduras, major source of child migrants pouring into US due to increased violence, anarchy, impunity
IVAW Veterans & CCR Human Rights Attorneys Seek Information on Toxic DU Weapons Use in Iraq
Health & Wellness  (tags: Iraq, depleted uranium, DU weapons, deployment locations, environmental poisoning, clean-up, FOIA request, illness, cancer, contamination, US vets, Iraqis, Afghans, Center for Constitutional Rights, CCR, Iraq Veterans Against the War, IVAW )

LucyKalei
- 78 days ago - truth-out.org
Center for Constitutional Rights submits FOIA request to DOD & State Department on behalf of CCR & IraqVetsAgainsttheWar seeking DU munition deployment locations in Iraq. Only way to deal with health effects & ensure clean-up is full accounting
Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala
World  (tags: Guatemala, Monsanto, Monsanto Law, gm seeds, protests, food sovereignty, Mayan communities, organizations, traditional farming, biodiversity )

LucyKalei
- 80 days ago - viacampesina.org
After 10 days of widespread street protests against Monsanto expansion into, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions & farmer & women's orgs, won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation approved in June
Untold Story of 2014 Gaza Shejaiya Massacre: Former Israel Soldier Speaks Out
World  (tags: Gaza, civilians, Shejaiya Massacre, IDF, Israeli soldiers, witnesses, deliberate targeting, punishment, retribution, Eran Efrati, journalist, activist, Salem Khaleel Shamaly, unarmed, shooting death, video, International Solidarity Movement )

LucyKalei
- 97 days ago - democracynow.org
20/7, >90 Palestinians killed in Gaza City Shejaiya quarter. Days later, former combat soldier Eran Efrati arrested for posting massacre details based on interviews with Israeli soldiers who were there. Deliberate targeting of civilians confirmed. Video!
Torture & Terror in Nigeria: Join Worldwide Movement to Save Moses, 24, From Execution
World  (tags: Nigeria, Moses Akatugba, Delta State, army, torture, impunity, coerced confession, alleged petty crime, death penalty, overturn, hanging, Amnesty International )

LucyKalei
- 106 days ago - amnesty.org.au
Moses Akatugba, arrested at 16 for allegedly stealing 3 cell phones, convicted on 'confessions' coerced thru ghastly torture. After 8 yrs in prison, now sentenced to hang. Claims of torture never investigated! Overturn sentence for NigerianIndependenceDay
Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage, Part-Time Economy
Business  (tags: economy, working poor, low-wage, multiple jobs, & shifts, minimum wage, poverty, retail, service, Maria Fernandes death, Debra Harrell arrest, , 20M low-wage earners:, 2/3 women, living wage )

LucyKalei
- 109 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
NJ woman, 32, died in a car park this wk catching a few hrs sleep between (4) jobs, chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, esp women, face in absence of a living wage, cobbling together a patchwork of low-wage jobs with unreliable schedules
 
 
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