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PODCAST: The Mental Health of Refugee Children: Dr. Mozhdeh Ghasemiyani is a psychologist with Doctors without Borders who escaped a genocide. She is a Kurdish refugee to Denmark and recently delivered a TED Talk describing her refugee experience. In the talk she draws on her knowledge as a psychologist specializing in trauma and PTSD to expl...
Can Everyone, Everywhere in the World Get Health Insurance? A New UN Report Shows How: Universal Health Coverage means health insurance for everyone, everywhere on the planet. It is one of the top Sustainable Development Goals that the international community pledged itself to achieve by 2030 — just 13 years from now. This week, the World Health Organization released a major progre...
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade: Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".
America Has Been at War 93% of the Time – 222 out of 239 Years – Since 1776: First published by Washington’s Blog and Global Research in January 2017 The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth In 2011, Danios wrote:  Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, …
15-year-old cancer patient raped by two men raped again by man she asked for help: The 15-year-old is recovering after she was held hostage and repeatedly attacked
Keaton Jones hasn't been back to school since his video about bullying went viral: His mother says he has consistently resisted returning to his middle school
The Fall of Kirkuk: Two big cities fell within 24 hours of each other last weekend. The fall of Raqqa in Syria, once the capital of all the territory ruled by ISIS, came after a five-month siege and was no surprise at all. The fall of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk in Iraq took less than a day and came as a...
Trump and Iran: “…One orb to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” Five months ago, during Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, he was invited to open the “Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology”. (I’m not making that up.) The huge, darkened room they were in looked like a cross between a sta...
Babies born near fracking sites suffer lower birth weight, poorer health – study: The 29,000 babies born each year in the US whose mothers live within 1 km of a fracking site are at risk of serious adverse health effects, likely due to the pollution produced by the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technology, claims a new massive study. Read Full Article at RT.com
French Facebook wannabes under 16 may require parental ‘oui’ : The Council of Ministers in France have approved a draft bill proposing that all wannabe social media users under 16 years old should get permission from their parents or guardians to register an account online. Read Full Article at RT.com
Donald Trump Won't Celebrate Christmas. Here's Why: Let’s accept Trump’s challenge to “bring back Christmas” — let’s live into God’s love that unites the poor, welcomes the stranger, and frees the oppressed. Let us repent, and kneel before the manger to embrace a poor and refugee Christ. Let us get up and work for a world that will not condemn and...
Alabama Fallout: Does Character Count?: Moore lost in large part because African-Americans — and particularly African-American women — voted overwhelmingly for Jones. In all, 96 percent of African-Americans supported Jones; that’s similar to the level of support they extended to then-President Obama in 2012.
For the Few, By the Few: In the year since President Donald Trump took office, cries of kleptocracy have grown louder. Consider the evidence: Lobbyists buy $100,000 memberships at his golf clubs for face time. Foreign regimes redirect business to his hotels, such as the $270,000 spending spree by Saudi Arabia at Trump’s ...
Xi’s Pax-Sino Vision: In a three-hour speech at October’s Communist Party Congress, General Secretary Xi Jinping proclaimed China’s rightful return to the center of the world and promised to “make greater contributions for mankind.” He also put forth China’s governance model (socialism with Chinese characteristics) as...
F&O this week: Kohl, Grenfell ashes, Trade Jungle, Singapore schadenfreude, US discourse: HELMUT KOHL delivered German reunification and the Euro, by  Noah Barkin  Obituary A towering figure of post-war European politics, Helmut Kohl pushed through German reunification and was a driving force behind the creation of the euro during a 16-year reign as German chancellor that spanned the ...
Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!: By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Sa...
Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...

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