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Jim Shultz – COP21: Climate Change Hurts Kids Worst

For 70 years, UNICEF has been on the front lines of the defense of children’s rights in every region of the world. The organization was founded in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II, and its first projects involved providing food and clothing to child refugees. Since then, it’s battled child disease, famine, female genital mutilation, and child marriage. …

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PHILIP GIRALDI – The “A” Word That Terrifies Washington

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has declared that there will be a thorough investigation of the recent U.S. destruction of a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 22, including 12 of the medical staff, with more than thirty still missing in the rubble. The hospital, run by Geneva-based Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), had informed the U.S. headed international military force of both its …

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Energy Stew – Christian de Quincey – 10.09.15

So many of us believe what we’re told when often, science is just making things up. Recently, The Lancet, one of the foremost medical journals admitted that about half of published research is false.

We know human beings can be very smart but how many are truly wise? If we didn’t have so many blindspots, maybe we’d have a healthier planet.

Christian de Quincey wrote “Blindspots, 21 Good Reasons to Think Before You Talk” to look at many misconceptions about life. His previous books include “Radical Nature” and “Radical Knowing” and is a Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies.

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Patrick Cockburn – Refugee crisis: Where are all these people coming from and why?

It is an era of violence in the Middle East and North Africa, with nine civil wars now going on in Islamic countries between Pakistan and Nigeria. This is why there are so many refugees fleeing for their lives. Half of the 23 million population of Syria have been forced from their homes, with four million becoming refugees in other …

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The Kids Aren’t All Right – Nick Turse

MALAKAL, South Sudan — I didn’t really think he was going to shoot me.  There was no anger in his eyes.  His finger may not have been anywhere near the trigger.  He didn’t draw a bead on me.  Still, he was a boy and he was holding an AK-47 and it was pointed in my direction. It was unnerving. I …

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Health workers race to prevent measles outbreak in quake-hit Nepal – Agence France-Presse

Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month’s massive earthquake has made youngsters more susceptible to disease. UNICEF has warned of a race against time to prevent a deadly outbreak of measles in the impoverished Himalayan mountain nation following the April 25 quake that killed 7,675 people and …

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Want to Help Nepal Recover from the Quake? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group – Kanya D’Almeida

The death toll has now passed 3,300, and there is no telling how much farther it will climb. Search and rescue operations in Nepal entered their third day Monday, as the government and international aid agencies scramble to cope with the aftermath of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck this South Asian nation on Apr. 25. Severe aftershocks have this land-locked …

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Pentagon can’t account for $1 billion in Afghan reconstruction aid – JAMES ROSEN

The Defense Department can’t account for $1.3 billion that was shipped to force commanders in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 for critical reconstruction projects, 60 percent of all such spending under an emergency program, an internal report released Thursday concludes. The missing money was part of the relatively small amount of Afghanistan spending that was routed directly to military officers …

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Saudi Dictator’s US-Coordinated Terror-Bombings in Yemen: Updates

As the Saudi dictator continues his US-coordinated aggression against Yemen: “Erich Ogoso, a spokesman with the United Nations’ humanitarian agency, reported 182 dead and hundreds more wounded just between last Wednesday and Sunday. Some 75,000 people have been displaced in the past week… Saudi Arabia’s navy now controls all Yemeni ports” (CNN) The UN human rights office in Geneva reports that more than half of those killed are civilians, …

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Vatican: UNICEF and WHO are sterilizing girls through vaccines

Vatican Radio last week charged that United Nations organizations promoting population control are using vaccines to surreptitiously sterilize women in Third World countries. Kenya’s Ministry of Health, along with the UN organizations — World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF — deny the charges, which carry the full weight of the Vatican. Vatican Radio is the official “voice of the Pope and …