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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.