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By Ian RichardsUNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 2019 (IPS) A $64 million plan to move 750 back office jobs from the UN's main duty stations to four new centralized service centres in Budapest, Montreal, Nairobi and Shenzhen, could end up being a waste of money. Called the global service delivery model, this >>>
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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We look at the Chicago Police Department's long history of violence against African Americans, from the murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton to the reign of torture overseen by commander Jon Burge. The brutality of the Chicago police force is laid bare in a new book by leading civil rights >>>
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
Democracy Now
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Brazil's far-right president and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro visited President Trump at the White House for the first time on Tuesday. During the visit, Trump announced he would designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally, opening the door for Brazil to receive more U.S. military aid. Trump also suggested Brazil >>>
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
Democracy Now
Trump Hosts Brazilian President Bolsonaro, Threatens New Venezuela SanctionsSCOTUS Rules Gov't Can Detain Immigrants with Criminal Records Indefinitely40-Year-Old Mexican Migrant Dies in Gov't CustodyAsylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico Return to U.S. for HearingsReport: U.S. Airstrikes Killed At Least 14 Civilians in Somalia Since 2017At Least 10 Migrants Drown Off Libyan >>>
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
Democracy Now
World Autism Awareness Day is observed on the 2nd April every year, in an effort to encourage member states of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism.
By IPS World DeskROME, Mar 20 2019 (IPS) Awareness of Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has continued to grow worldwide, in recent years. But the number of diagnoses have continued to increase unabated. Indeed, the number of people diagnosed with Autism has continued to rise by 6% to 15% percent globally, >>>
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
Inter Press Service
I have been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once or twice a month since August, 2016. These updates are sent to several hundred EMF scientists around the world.The latest additions appear below. The complete collection of abstracts now covers more than >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Safer EMR
World Water Day – celebrated on March 22nd - is observed internationally as day to inspire people around the world to learn more about water-related issues, and to take action to make a difference. This year's World Water Day theme, “Water for All,” is focused on tackling the water crisis as it affects marginalized groups, including women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others.
By IPS World DeskROME, Mar 19 2019 (IPS) Water is a precondition for human existence, and for the sustainability of our planet. It is entwined with almost everything human, from climate change and global economy to gender issues and human rights. Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Inter Press Service
Tourists cool off from high temperatures on the beach at the archaeological site of Tulum, in the southeastern Yucatan peninsula, an area of Mexico highly vulnerable to climate change. Powerful hurricanes, storms, drought, heat waves and rising sea levels are climate change effects that impact the mental health of the country's population. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPS
Tourists cool off from high temperatures on the beach at the archaeological site of Tulum, in the southeastern Yucatan peninsula, an area of Mexico highly vulnerable to climate change. Powerful hurricanes, storms, drought, heat waves and rising sea levels are climate change effects that impact the mental health of the >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Inter Press Service
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 19 2019 (IPS) With the Washington Consensus from the 1980s being challenged, President Donald Trump withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and China pursuing its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), most notably with its own initiatives such as the multilateral >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Inter Press Service
The International Organisation for Migration's peer-to-peer campaign is aimed at educating people about the real dangers of irregular migration. The project, known as Migrants as Messengers, trains returnee migrants to interview and record on camera returnee migrants. They are also taught how to publicly speak about their own stories. Credit: >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Inter Press Service
By Era Dabla-Norris and Kalpana KochharWASHINGTON DC, Mar 19 2019 (IPS) As girls, we were raised with the belief that we could accomplish anything, and that no barrier was insurmountable. Yet, for so many women, the reality doesn't quite meet their aspirations. Things weren't exactly equal in the relatively >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Inter Press Service
InsideClimate News A growing number of cities have lost confidence in the ability of the federal government's >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Inside Climate News
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 2019 (IPS) The United Nations has vowed to eradicate extreme hunger and malnutrition on a self-imposed deadline of 2030. But it is facing a harsh realty where human-induced climate change – including flash floods, droughts, heatwaves, typhoons and landslides– is increasingly threatening agriculture, which also >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
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The Trump administration's close ties to Boeing are facing new scrutiny in the wake of deadly plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet. President Trump has publicly praised Boeing hundreds of times in his two years in office and participated in efforts to sell >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Democracy Now
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The Trump administration has barred International Criminal Court investigators from entering the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the U.S. will start denying visas to members of the ICC who may be investigating alleged war crimes by the U.S. military in Afghanistan. In September, national security >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
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Burials are beginning in New Zealand as the country mourns the loss of 50 Muslim worshipers gunned down in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist Friday. It was the deadliest attack in New Zealand's history. The worshipers killed in the Christchurch massacre came from around the world. Most >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Democracy Now
New Zealand Mourns Victims of Mosque Terror Attack, Calls for Support of MuslimsLawmakers to Hold Hearing on Rise of White NationalismHuffPost: 7 Active U.S. Military Are Members of Far-Right "Identity Evropa"Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Death Toll Could Top 1,000Nebraska: Flooding Submerges Air Force BaseNYT: Saudi Crown Prince Approved Campaign to Silence >>>
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Democracy Now
On February 27, 2019, Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., delivered the keynote presentation, "Cell Phones, Cell Towers and Wireless Safety" for the "Balancing Technology" series offered by University Health Services (UHS) at the University of California, Berkeley. The event was co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.Dr. Moskowitz, director of >>>
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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Shutterstock The February 14 suicide bombing of a security force convoy in Kashmir that killed over 40 Indian troops was claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group. While Indians expressed anger, politicians with an eye on general elections in April were quick to whip up nationalist fervor, egged on by irresponsible television >>>
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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Up to 1.4 million children around the world took part in a global climate strike on Friday to demand world leaders do more to address the dangers of climate. The mass protests were sparked by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has skipped school every Friday to sit outside >>>
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Democracy Now
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President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto >>>
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Democracy Now
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Fifty people are dead, and millions around the globe are mourning, following the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. The terrorist attack unfolded during Friday prayer, when a lone gunman and avid white supremacist opened fire on worshipers while live-streaming the attack on Facebook. It was >>>
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change the country's gun laws following the deadly Christchurch massacre Friday that left 50 people dead and millions around the globe mourning following the massacre. The terrorist attack unfolded at two mosques during Friday prayer, when a lone gunman and avid >>>
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Democracy Now
New Zealand PM to Reform Gun Laws as Death Toll from Mosque Terrorist Attack Hits 50Trump Denies Threat of White Nationalist TerrorismWH Chief of Staff Mulvaney: "The President Is Not a White Supremacist"Trump Issues First Veto over Nat'l Emergency Resolution"Clear Similarities" Found Between Ethiopian Airlines & Lion Air CrashesU.S. to >>>
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Democracy Now
Recent Posts on EMR Safety"Cell Phones, Cell Towers, and Wireless Safety" (UC Berkeley) Video and slides from a presentation by Joel Moskowitz at UC Berkeley on 2/27/2019 about recent wireless radiation research and policy developments including 5G. Non-technical overview of key issues.5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects >>>
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Safer EMR
What questions do you have about the Valley and the state we call home? >>>
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Global Possibilities
The desire for something “new and innovative” often stands in the way of proven and successful practices, especially when it involves changing zoning and building regulations. >>>
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
Global Possibilities
The United States has a higher threshold than other developed nations for allowing corporations to risk the health and safety of consumers. >>>
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
Global Possibilities
Progressives shouldn't fall for facile technology fatalism. >>>
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Global Possibilities
Youth school strikes around the world are just the start. >>>
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Global Possibilities

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