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Ann Wright – Abolition of United States Military Bases Around the World

I am honored to speak at this symposium in Okinawa about the need to abolish United States military bases around the world, and particularly here in Okinawa where you have been subjected to these bases for over 70 years following World War II. From the beginning, let me state that I apologize for the continuing presence of so many U.S. …

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Sharyl Attkinsson – What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies

A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed it as the final word, “once again,” disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with autism. What you didn’t learn on the news was that the study was from a consulting firm …

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Zaid Jilani – The Number of Americans Living on Less Than $2 a Day Is Skyrocketing

The World Bank and other global institutions use a very specific measure to record global poverty rates. They gather data designed to record the number of people in a country who live on less than $2 a day, and then use the information to make a “poverty headcount ratio”— the percentage of people in a country who live under this …

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Fossil Fuel Titan Spins Ebola Crisis for Corporate Gain – Lauren McCauley

The world’s largest privately-held coal company has been exposed capitalizing off the Ebola crisis in West Africa—a move public health officials called “ludicrous” and “opportunistic.” A Guardian exposé reveals that Peabody Coal’s new public relations campaign—which aims to brand the iconic pollutant as a “21st century fuel”—promotes its product “as an answer to Africa’s devastating public health crisis.” Journalist Suzanne Goldberg reports: Greg Boyce, …

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Urban Slums: A Death Trap For Poor Children – Valentina Ieri

It’s called the urban survival gap – fuelled by the growing inequality between rich and poor in both developing and developed countries – and it literally determines whether millions of infants will live or die before their fifth birthday. Save the Children’s annual report on the State of the World’s Mothers 2015 ranks 179 countries and concludes that that “for babies born …

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Study: Pharmaceuticals Kill More Teens Than Illegal Substances in the US

Combine the number of overdose deaths caused by heroin and cocaine, and you still haven’t matched the number of deaths caused by pharmaceutical prescription medications each year in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, pharmaceutical abuse was responsible for about 23,000 deaths in 2013  — that’s more than half of the …

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BIRTH DEFECT RATE RISES 17% IN PACIFIC STATES AFTER FUKUSHIMA – Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman

March 19, 2015 – Birth defect rates rose after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in five hard-hit US states bordering the Pacific Ocean, says a new journal article just after the 4th anniversary of the disaster. Among babies born April-November 2011, after the meltdown, the rate of five birth defects rose +13.00% in five Pacific states compared to 2010, and fell -3.77% …

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Developing World – The WHO’s Private Vaccine Laboratory

It is a recognized fact that the developing world has been used by the World Health Organization as a vaccine laboratory for decades. This has been proven in data and vaccine studies dating back as far as the 1970s. With this in mind, we must ask ourselves, is it right to use these vulnerable children in vaccine experiments? I urge …