2019-01-19: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-01-19). WHO: Ebola Threatening DR Congo Bigger Cities, Uganda, Rwanda. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization is projecting that the devastating Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will worsen amid post- presidential election tensions. | RELATED: | West Africa: Deadly Ebola-Like Virus Discovered in Fruit Bats | "This is the most complicated setting we've ever experienced in order to stop an Ebola outbreak," Pe…

WSWS (2019-01-19). Wright State University faculty in Dayton, Ohio to strike Tuesday. wsws.org Faculty at Wright State University are scheduled to begin striking on Tuesday against the imposition of an austerity contract featuring a pay freeze, furloughs, healthcare cuts and increases in workload.

commondreams (2019-01-18). People's Action Endorses Medicare for All Act; Will Rally Support for Bill. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2019-01-18). Gaza: Israeli Troops Injure at Least 14 Palestinian Protesters. telesurenglish.net Fourteen Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border Friday, said Gaza's health ministry, protests that are part of the March of Return protests that Palestinians in Gaza have been organizing weekly since last March. | RELATED: | Palestinian Dies as Israeli Forces Storm Great March of Return | The ministry said the 14 were shot, including two medics, but did not report that any were in life-threatening condition. | Thousands of demonstrators gat…

Shared by Cherise (2019-01-18). Medicaid Patients in Puerto Rico Don't Get Coverage for Drugs to Cure Hepatitis. truthout.org Drugs that can cure hepatitis C revolutionized care for millions of Americans living with the deadly liver infection. The drugs came with a steep price tag — one that prompted state Medicaid programs to initially limit access to the medications to only the sickest patients. That eased, however, in many states as new drugs were introduced and the prices declined. | But not in Puerto Rico. Medicaid patients in the American territory get no coverage for these drugs. | The joint federal-territory health care program for the poor — which covers about half the island's population — does not pay for…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-01-18). Hoping to Transform 'Momentum Into Policy', Thousands Expected to Flood Capitol Hill to Demand Medicare for All. commondreams.org Ahead of the third annual Women's March this weekend, thousands of Americans are expected to descend on Capitol Hill on Friday for a Medicare for All lobby day organized by progressive campaigners. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-01-18). Ahead of Third Annual Women's March, Group Releases Far-Reaching 'Intersectional Feminist Policy Platform'. commondreams.org New agenda, says group ahead of nationwide marches on Saturday, is "a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend our rights, safety, health, and communities." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-01-17). Researchers Grow World's First 'Perfect Human' Blood Vessels. telesurenglish.net A breakthrough in bioengineering, human blood vessels can now be grown in a lab, a scientific report revealed Wednesday, potentially opening up new avenues for treatment of common vascular diseases. | RELATED: | Study: Human Waste Cause High Levels of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Environment | "Being able to build human blood vessels as organoids from stem cells is a game changer," said senior researcher and co-author, Josef Penninger. | Using the ever-a…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-17). Native American Communities Bear Brunt of Shutdown with Medicine Shortages & Suspended Food Programs. democracynow.org We look at the widespread impact of the government shutdown on Native American communities, as the Indian Health Service goes understaffed and a federally funded food delivery program to Indian reservations has halted. Democratic members of Congress held a hearing Tuesday on the effects of the shutdown on health, education and employment in Native communities. We speak with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today and member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

amnesty (2019-01-17). Egypt: Arbitrary Detention Extended: Islam Khalil. amnesty.org On 8 January 2019, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed Islam Khalil's detention for a further 45 days. Islam Khalil was a victim of an enforced disappearance and has been held in pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges since 10 March 2018. He is being denied access to necessary health care. The charges, of which Islam Khalil maintains his innocence, are believed to have been brought against him in retaliation for his political activism. The four other co-defendants who were facing the same charges denied knowing Islam Khalil and were released on probation on 4 September.

Julia Conley (2019-01-17). "Monsters Leading America": Thousands More Children Locked Up Than Reported. theantimedia.com (CD) — Confirming the fears of human rights groups, the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported on Thursday that thousands more children were separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border by the Trump administration, long before it first publicly unveiled the family separation policy last spring. "The total …

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-17). Armenia: Human Rights Challenges for New Leadership. hrw.org | | People celebrating Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan's resignation after days of protests. Yerevan, Armenia, April 23, 2018. | © 2018 Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure | (Berlin) — Armenia's new government has inherited a country plagued with corruption and myriad human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. As the new leadership embarks on rebuild…

amnesty (2019-01-15). Turn yourself into an agent of change with our new online course on the UDHR. amnesty.org Defending Dignity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is open for enrolment and will begin 21 January. The three-week course created by Amnesty International provides an introduction to the revolutionary declaration. | The Universal Declaration of Human Rights relates to all aspects of our lives, whether it is work, education, health, food or housing. When human rights are respected, they often go unnoticed and only become visible when they are being denied. | With Amnesty International's new course, in partnership with FutureLearn, you can turn yourself into an agent of change and equip yourself with know…

Ruth Conniff (2019-01-03). And They're Off! Candidates Race to Challenge Trump in 2020. progressive.org Here's a prediction: Political leaders who believe people are entitled to health care, food, and housing will see their stock rise in the coming year.

fernando_santamaria (2018-12-30). A simple check: something that surely could be applied to Trump's policies. zcomm.org This is the main part of a mail I sent days ago to The WHO (The World Health Organization, www.who.int/home ), to the Health Financing Department: www.who.int/health_financing/tools/en/ Serious problems about Governmental management of the Health Service have recently appeared and drawn the attention of progressive Parliamentary Parties. I wonder if it would be possible the GHO made Read more…

Ralph Nader (2018-12-24). A "Massive Outlaw" zcomm.org Interview on Single Payer, Climate Devastation, Impeachment…

2019-01-19: Social Media Postees

WHO: Ebola Threatening DR Congo Bigger Cities, Uganda, Rwanda
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-19
The World Health Organization is projecting that the devastating Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will worsen amid post- presidential election tensions. | RELATED: | West Africa: Deadly Ebola-Like Virus Discovered in Fruit Bats | "This is the most complicated setting we've ever experienced in order to stop an Ebola outbreak," Pe…
telesurenglish.net/news/WHO-Ebola-Threat…

Wright State University faculty in Dayton, Ohio to strike Tuesday
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
Faculty at Wright State University are scheduled to begin striking on Tuesday against the imposition of an austerity contract featuring a pay freeze, furloughs, healthcare cuts and increases in workload.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/19/wrig…

Gaza: Israeli Troops Injure at Least 14 Palestinian Protesters
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-18
Fourteen Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border Friday, said Gaza's health ministry, protests that are part of the March of Return protests that Palestinians in Gaza have been organizing weekly since last March. | RELATED: | Palestinian Dies as Israeli Forces Storm Great March of Return | The ministry said the 14 were shot, including two medics, but did not report that any were in life-threatening condition. | Thousands of demonstrators gat…
telesurenglish.net/news/Gaza-Israeli-Tro…

People's Action Endorses Medicare for All Act; Will Rally Support for Bill
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-01-18
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2019/01/18/peo…

Medicaid Patients in Puerto Rico Don't Get Coverage for Drugs to Cure Hepatitis
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-01-18
Drugs that can cure hepatitis C revolutionized care for millions of Americans living with the deadly liver infection. The drugs came with a steep price tag — one that prompted state Medicaid programs to initially limit access to the medications to only the sickest patients. That eased, however, in many states as new drugs were introduced and the prices declined. | But not in Puerto Rico. Medicaid patients in the American territory get no coverage for these drugs. | The joint federal-territory health care program for the poor — which covers about half the island's population — does not pay for…
truthout.org/articles/medicaid-patients-…

Hoping to Transform 'Momentum Into Policy', Thousands Expected to Flood Capitol Hill to Demand Medicare for All
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-18
Ahead of the third annual Women's March this weekend, thousands of Americans are expected to descend on Capitol Hill on Friday for a Medicare for All lobby day organized by progressive campaigners. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/01/18/hoping-…

Ahead of Third Annual Women's March, Group Releases Far-Reaching 'Intersectional Feminist Policy Platform'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-18
New agenda, says group ahead of nationwide marches on Saturday, is "a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend our rights, safety, health, and communities." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/01/18/ahead-t…

Researchers Grow World's First 'Perfect Human' Blood Vessels
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-17
A breakthrough in bioengineering, human blood vessels can now be grown in a lab, a scientific report revealed Wednesday, potentially opening up new avenues for treatment of common vascular diseases. | RELATED: | Study: Human Waste Cause High Levels of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Environment | "Being able to build human blood vessels as organoids from stem cells is a game changer," said senior researcher and co-author, Josef Penninger. | Using the ever-a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Researchers-Grow…

Native American Communities Bear Brunt of Shutdown with Medicine Shortages & Suspended Food Programs
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-17
We look at the widespread impact of the government shutdown on Native American communities, as the Indian Health Service goes understaffed and a federally funded food delivery program to Indian reservations has halted. Democratic members of Congress held a hearing Tuesday on the effects of the shutdown on health, education and employment in Native communities. We speak with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today and member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/17/native_am…

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention Extended: Islam Khalil
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-17
On 8 January 2019, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed Islam Khalil's detention for a further 45 days. Islam Khalil was a victim of an enforced disappearance and has been held in pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges since 10 March 2018. He is being denied access to necessary health care. The charges, of which Islam Khalil maintains his innocence, are believed to have been brought against him in retaliation for his political activism. The four other co-defendants who were facing the same charges denied knowing Islam Khalil and were released on probation on 4 September.
amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/9703/2019…

"Monsters Leading America": Thousands More Children Locked Up Than Reported
Julia Conley | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-17
(CD) — Confirming the fears of human rights groups, the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported on Thursday that thousands more children were separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border by the Trump administration, long before it first publicly unveiled the family separation policy last spring. "The total …

"Monsters Leading America": Thousands More Children Locked Up Than Reported

Armenia: Human Rights Challenges for New Leadership
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-17
People celebrating Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan's resignation after days of protests. Yerevan, Armenia, April 23, 2018. | © 2018 Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure | (Berlin) — Armenia's new government has inherited a country plagued with corruption and myriad human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. As the new leadership embarks on rebuild…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/armenia-human-ri…

Turn yourself into an agent of change with our new online course on the UDHR
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-15
Defending Dignity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is open for enrolment and will begin 21 January. The three-week course created by Amnesty International provides an introduction to the revolutionary declaration. | The Universal Declaration of Human Rights relates to all aspects of our lives, whether it is work, education, health, food or housing. When human rights are respected, they often go unnoticed and only become visible when they are being denied. | With Amnesty International's new course, in partnership with FutureLearn, you can turn yourself into an agent of change and equip yourself with know…
amnesty.org/en/latest/education/2019/01/…

From EPA to TSA, Agencies Devoted to Nation's Health and Safety Are Going Unfunded During Shutdown
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-10
The partial government shutdown has entered its 20th day. On Saturday, it will become the longest shutdown in U.S. history if a deal is not reached. President Trump reportedly stormed out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Wednesday after they refused to back a deal to fund a wall on the southern border. Schumer accused Trump of throwing a temper tantrum. Trump described the meeting as a "total waste of time." We speak with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen. The group just released a report titled "As Shutdown Drags On, Agencies Devoted to Consumer and…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/10/from_epa_…

And They're Off! Candidates Race to Challenge Trump in 2020
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2019-01-03
Here's a prediction: Political leaders who believe people are entitled to health care, food, and housing will see their stock rise in the coming year.
progressive.org/dispatches/candidates-ch…

A simple check: something that surely could be applied to Trump's policies
fernando_santamaria | zcomm.org | 2018-12-30
This is the main part of a mail I sent days ago to The WHO (The World Health Organization, www.who.int/home ), to the Health Financing Department: www.who.int/health_financing/tools/en/ Serious problems about Governmental management of the Health Service have recently appeared and drawn the attention of progressive Parliamentary Parties. I wonder if it would be possible the GHO made Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/some-simple-check/

A "Massive Outlaw"
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2018-12-24
Interview on Single Payer, Climate Devastation, Impeachment…
zcomm.org/zvideo/a-massive-outlaw/