Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Immigrant from Senegal tells of being sedated on commercial flight
Monday, December 29, 2008
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Monday, December 22, 2008
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (OneWorld.net) - On the heels of a decision to allow factory farms to apply for permits to discharge waste into waterways, the Bush administration on Thursday exempted the industry from reporting hazardous air emissions to the federal government, prompting a consumer group to accuse the outgoing president of undoing years of environmental protections and "putting millions of Americans at risk."
Now we know what the Bush League really thinks about the American people - undiluted cow plop is more valuable than the rest of us, or "Let them drink plop!"
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
|The Long Wait for Progress: Women and Economic and Social Equality Email Printer-Friendly|
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|In The Long Wait for Progress: Women and Economic and Social Equality, Century Foundation Senior Fellow Beverly Goldberg analyzes the substantial gap in wages between men and women, and then measures that gap in the context of women’s educational achievements and the continuing discrimination against women in the workplace, with attention to the impact of the issues of health and child care. This analysis of the complex and interrelated problems facing working women reveals both that women are subject to pay discrimination and that the inequities between white women and women of color are as striking as those between women and men. This new report from The Century Fo|
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Dec 16, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt's health ministry has announced that a 16-year-old girl died of an H5N1 avian influenza infection, the country's first human case in about 8 months, according to a report today from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The girl died at Assiut University Hospital yesterday in central Egypt's Asyut governorate, the WHO reported. She got sick on Dec 8 and was admitted 3 days later to a district hospital before she was transferred to the university facility on Dec 13. She becomes Egypt's 51st H5N1 case and its 23rd death.
She became ill after exposure to sick and dead poultry in her household, the WHO report said. The girl is from a village near the city of Asyut, the governorate's capital, Xinhua, China's state news agency, reported today.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing by Egypt's Central Public Health Laboratory on the girl's samples was positive for the H5N1 virus, and the findings were confirmed yesterday by the US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 in Cairo, according to the WHO.
Egypt's last H5N1 case was reported in mid April when a 2-year-old boy became ill after having contact with sick and dead poultry, according to previous reports.
Animal health experts have said that the H5N1 virus is endemic in Egypt's poultry. The country has the most human avian influenza cases outside of the Asian countries that have been hardest hit by the virus.
The girl's death brings the WHO's global H5N1 count to 391 cases and 247 deaths.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Asia getting ready for Lunar New Year means raising up poultry production and feeds production of new flu mutations and reinvigorates avian influenza.
Business Daily Africa - the international window into East African business opportunities - Kenya eyes lucrative carbon trade market
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Once the debacle of Katrina began, it should have been obvious to everyone that ideology not competence, being law abiding, or having common decency was the hallmark of nearly all of the Bush League helpers.
IOM - Feature Stories - Child Marriage, Drug Smuggling and Forced Prostitution – An Afghan Trafficking Experience
The US is not to blame for the trafficking of children and women but our actions in Iraq and Afghanistan have created conditions the make it easier for those who profit from enslaving women and children. We need to make our leaders aware that the US should do all it can to end this horror not facilitate it!
Monday, December 15, 2008