Posts tagged with ‘health’

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Jeffrey Sachs’ Reform Candidacy for World Bank President

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Jeffrey Sachs’ Reform Candidacy for World Bank President by: Staff, Center for Economic and Policy Research | Op-Ed Supports a “Competitive Process” That Will Address Pressing Issues Washington, D.C.- Economist and health expert Jeffrey Sachs’ reported candidacy for World Bank president is welcome news for the two-and-a-half billion people around the world living in poverty, […]

Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo

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Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo Stuart Whatley The Pentagon allegedly endangered U.S. soldiers by implementing and covering-up dangerously toxic waste-incineration practices at Balad Airbase in Iraq during years past, as revealed in a leaked Air Force memo [PDF]. Raw Story, which first reported the leak, writes this: The document, written […]

Syria: Report of the Arab League Observer Mission

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Syria: Report of the Arab League Observer Mission Neil Godfrey As a follow up to my earlier post Syria: what we are not being told here is an English translation of the report of the Arab League Observer Mission to Syria. Of particular interest are the statements made in it about the way the media have […]

Say No to War

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Say No to War Stephen Lendman Wolfgang Borchert: German, author, playwright, poet. His experience under Hitler and Wehrmacht service changed his life. Never a Nazi supporter, he deplored compulsory Hitler Youth time. Finally he got out. In 1940, the Gestapo arrested, then released him. His Wehrmacht conscription suspended his young theatrical career. Sent to the […]

OPT: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity

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OPT: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity IRIN The humanitarian community’s 2012-2013 Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) has a narrower scope than in previous years, focusing on two strategic objectives: improving the protective environment, including access to essential services like health care and education, and tackling food insecurity especially in […]

Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Discrimination in Access to Health; Lower Health Indicators

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Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Discrimination in Access to Health; Lower Health Indicators PHR Since the founding of the State of Israel, the Arab-Palestinian minority in the country has suffered systematic discrimination as compared to Israel‘s Jewish citizens in allocation of public funding and in access to services and conditions that are preconditions for a healthy […]

American Decline: Causes and Consequences

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American Decline: Causes and Consequences Noam Chomsky In the 2011 summer issue of the journal of the American Academy of Political Science, we read that it is “a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal […]

Global Discontent beckoning the Global Street

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Global Discontent beckoning the Global Street Dr Rachael Rudolph Fires blazing and people are rising, with discontent abound. Wars waging and conflicts are on going, with people dying and states attempting to reassert their control over this period of uncertainty. Where are we heading? Hunger, homelessness and poverty are common ills afflicting societies around the […]

Models of Restorative Justice

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 Models of Restorative Justice for Peace-Building and Transformative Societal Change In Palestine-Israel Donna Nassor, JD NJ City University I come in peace with the intension of enhancing relationships, engaging in dialogue, creating alliances, building bridges and actively being a more effective agent of social change.  None of that can be done by avoiding the truth.  […]

Behind the Iron Wall

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Behind The Iron Wall ‘The plan that never changed’ Clive Hambidge The UN Cultural organisation (UNESCO) voted strongly in favour of membership for the Palestinians. A vote opposed by Israel.  There were 173 countries that voted, 107 in favour, 14 opposing and 52 abstaining.  Great Britain was one of those in the latter category, thus […]

Health Care in the Gaza Strip

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Health Care in the Gaza Strip Mr S A Khan and Mrs A Drakou Arriving in the Gaza Strip, early March 2009 as part of a surgical trauma unit (Mobile International Surgical Teams, MiST Foundation) was a tremendous relief. We had spent a nervous week in Al Arish in Egypt, unsure whether our team would […]

Saving Sergeant Shalit, Condemning Palestinians to Torture and Children to Imprisonment

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Saving Sergeant Shalit, Condemning Palestinians to Torture and Children to Imprisonment Clive Hambidge A boy soldier returns home to assuage the ‘righteous indignation’ of Israel, no longer “sensitive [even] to its image of democracy.”   Palestinian soldiers and civilians of no blame, who were incarcerated and held in Israeli prisons for resisting the brutal occupation of […]

The Palestinian Right To Education

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The Palestinian Right To Education Dr Faysal Mikdadi A great deal is said and written about each person’s right to education. It would appear rather odd to be talking about “a Palestinian” right to education as if the Palestinian student were a special case. By virtue of living under an occupation in the Palestinian Territories, […]

OccupiedPalestine

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OccupiedPalestine Dr Andrew Rouse I have been to Zionist occupied Palestine on two occasions. On the second occasion, March 2007, I went with a small delegation of doctors.  The delegation was sponsored by, “The Dove and Dolphin Charity”.  This charity tries to support Gaza based health and welfare initiatives.  On this occasion we were to […]

Reflections on the 25th anniversary of the Sabra-Shatilla massacre, 2007

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Reflections on the 25th anniversary of the Sabra-Shatilla massacre, 2007 Dr Swee Ang The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Israel has an engraving on the wall, saying: “Forgetfulness leads to exile, while remembrance is the secret to redemption”. Having worked and lived with those in exile and under occupation, I know Palestinians never allow themselves […]