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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Revealed: Less Than 27% of Donations Fund Research & Cures

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in World News with 1 Comment
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Revealed: Less Than 27% of Donations Fund Research & Cures

Once again we have been shoveling our hard earned funds into an organization that only uses about 27% of its financing to actually fuel research ‘for the cure’ — which just so happens to be based on pumping up the bloated pharmaceutical industry.

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Severe Water Shortages Across Major Cities of China

Posted by on August 27, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Severe Water Shortages Across Major Cities of China

Beijing and other northern cities get most of their water from underground aquifers. Over the last five decades, China has had to drill increasingly deeper to gain access to water.

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MH17 Fully Exposed! You Won’t Believe the Shocking Truth – James Corbett

Posted by on August 26, 2014 in World News with 3 Comments
MH17 Fully Exposed! You Won’t Believe the Shocking Truth – James Corbett

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week’s edition of The Corbett Report

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Thousands Of Palestinians Flooded The Streets To Celebrate Gaza Ceasefire

Posted by on August 26, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Thousands Of Palestinians Flooded The Streets To Celebrate Gaza Ceasefire

Gaza residents celebrate long-term ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel. Men, women and children parade down the main streets waving flags and flashing victory signs. The ceasefire halts a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people and left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless.

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Bottomless Pit! 100ft-Wide Monster ‘Sinkhole’ Opens Up In UK!

Posted by on August 25, 2014 in World News with 1 Comment
Bottomless Pit! 100ft-Wide Monster ‘Sinkhole’ Opens Up In UK!

A 100ft-wide sinkhole that is so deep you can’t see the bottom has opened up in County Durham, UK. The gaping void, thought to be the result of mine workings deep beneath the surface, is just a stone’s throw from a couple’s farmhouse.

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Popular Resistance: Ferguson And the Global Struggle For Justice

Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Police, World News with 0 Comments
Popular Resistance: Ferguson And the Global Struggle For Justice

For many around the world Ferguson showed the United States to be a ‘failed state.’ And, with the recent Israeli slaughter in Gaza, people recognized the connections between Ferguson and the US impact on the world.

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“A Reflection of Growing Inequality”: Dr. Paul Farmer on the Deadly Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Posted by on August 22, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
“A Reflection of Growing Inequality”: Dr. Paul Farmer on the Deadly Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Democracy Now! interviews Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer discussing what can be done to stop the epidemic and the need to build local healthcare capacity, not just an emergency response. “The Ebola outbreak, which is the largest in history that we know about, is merely a reflection of the public health crisis in Africa and it’s about the lack of staff, stuff and systems that could protect populations, particularly those living in poverty, from outbreaks like this or other public health threats,” says Farmer, who has devoted his life to improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

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Israel Outlaws Use Of Fluoride In All Tap Water

Posted by on August 19, 2014 in World News with 1 Comment
Israel Outlaws Use Of Fluoride In All Tap Water

Contrary to the advice of public health and dentistry experts in her own ministry and academia, Israel’s Health Minister Yael German has decided to prohibit the fluoridation of drinking water around the country.

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Russia Moves to Toughen GMO Food Sanctions, Introduces Fines for Vague Labeling

Posted by on August 19, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Russia Moves to Toughen GMO Food Sanctions, Introduces Fines for Vague Labeling

Close on the heels of their new food import bans, Russia is enacting stricter methods to keep GMOs off the table. Russia’s Government Legislative Commission has just approved a proposal to further toughen sanctions and for the introduction of fines for unclear or inappropriately labeled genetically modified food, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday. The goal of the bill is to protect consumer rights and safeguard citizens’ health.

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Sweden Celebrates 200 Years of Peace

Posted by on August 18, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Sweden Celebrates 200 Years of Peace

Sweden has not actively taken part in a war since 1814 – breaking even Switzerland’s record for peace. One peace and conflict expert said that Swedes learned the hard way to take the non-confrontational stance.

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Civilians in Abandoned McDonald’s Gain Control of Wandering Space Satellite

Posted by on August 16, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Civilians in Abandoned McDonald’s Gain Control of Wandering Space Satellite

For the first time in history, an independent crew is taking control of a NASA satellite and running a crowdfunded mission. They’re doing it all from a makeshift mission control center in an abandoned McDonald’s, using old radio parts from eBay and a salvaged flat screen TV.

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Following Israel’s Assault on Gaza, ‘Freedom Flotilla’ to Sail Against Siege

Posted by on August 13, 2014 in World News with 1 Comment
Following Israel’s Assault on Gaza, ‘Freedom Flotilla’ to Sail Against Siege

ollowing Israel’s latest military assault on Gaza, civil society groups from around the world say they are moving forward with plans to break the blockade on this besieged strip by sailing a “freedom flotilla” into Gaza Port. At a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey this week, the international Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and numerous other groups came to the conclusion that “it is the responsibility of civil society worldwide to sail to Gaza,” according to a press statement. They committed to making the voyage during 2014, which has been coined by the United Nations as the “International Year of Solidarity With the Palestinian People.”

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Chinese Zoo Unveils World’s ‘First’ Surviving Panda Triplets

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Chinese Zoo Unveils World’s ‘First’ Surviving Panda Triplets

A zoo in southern China has unveiled newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world’s first known surviving trio. The adorable little cubs were born at the end of last month to giant panda mum, Juaixo. The triplets, now in incubators, are being monitored around the clock by expert keepers at the zoo. Forty-nine pandas were born in China last year, but only 42 of them survived. Report by Sarah Kerr.

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Police Shooting of Mike Brown, An Unarmed Black Teenager, Sparks Protests in Missouri

Posted by on August 11, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Police Shooting of Mike Brown, An Unarmed Black Teenager, Sparks Protests in Missouri

Protests broke out near St. Louis, Missouri, over a police shooting that killed an unarmed African-American teen. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death in the town of Ferguson on Saturday afternoon after being confronted by police.

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Israel and Hamas Agree to New 72 Hour Ceasefire

Posted by on August 10, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Israel and Hamas Agree to New 72 Hour Ceasefire

Israel has followed Hamas in agreeing to the Egypt-brokered 72 hour ceasefire, which comes into effect at 2100 GMT on Sunday evening.

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