Health

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… »

26.09.2016

Corporate Watchdog Raises Alarm About Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger, as Monsanto Accepts Controversial Bid

Corporate Watchdog Raises Alarm About Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger, as Monsanto Accepts Controversial Bid

Former Justice Department Officials Argue that Bayer-Monsanto Merger Would Violate Critical Anti-Trust Protections by Common Dreams 500,000 Worldwide Oppose Bayer-Monsanto Merger This morning, Bayer, German pharmaceutical and chemical giant Bayer announced that Monsanto accepted its bid to buy the U.S. seed supplier for $66 billion, in a merger that… »

19.09.2016

The NHS: The new dividing line in the Labour Party?

The NHS: The new dividing line in the Labour Party?

The crisis in health and social care shows how badly we need an end to the inefficient market-based system. On that score, Team Corbyn looks a lot more convincing than his Labour leadership rival Owen Smith and his allies. By Thomas Mills 15 September 2016 for… »

09.09.2016

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the  University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner, E. Hehman, O. Ayduk, R. Mendoza-Denton. »

25.08.2016

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 24 August 2016 (IPS) – “Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at… »

21.08.2016

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

By Phoebe Braithwaite NEW YORK, Aug 18 2016 (IPS) – Update: On Thursday 18 August the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the immunity of the UN from legal proceedings in the case of Georges et al v. United Nations et. »

10.08.2016

Junior doctors fight on in court – but where is Theresa May?

Junior doctors fight on in court – but where is Theresa May?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt looks set to face a High Court challenge by junior doctors over his imposition of their contracts, which they say will damage health professionals and the NHS itself. By Tommy Greene 10 August 2016 for openDemocracy The government faces… »

09.08.2016

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM, Underage Marriage

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM, Underage Marriage

Human Wrongs Watch By Desmond Latham* JOHANNESBURG, 6 August, 2016 (IPS) – After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this… »

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