Daily Archives: October 2, 2019

2019-10-02: News Headlines

Julie Hollar (2019-10-02). Corporate Journalists Push Tax Attack on Medicare for All. fair.org Election Focus 2020: Centrist think tank Third Way commissioned an August poll on how to turn people off of Medicare for All, and one of the strongest tactics turned out to be emphasizing what the plan would cost taxpayers. Lo and behold, the tax line has become a central focus of media coverage of Medicare for All.

Ben Swann (2019-10-02). Video: Robert F Kennedy Jr. on California's Newly Passed Mandatory Vaccine Law. globalresearch.ca Truth In Media's journalist Ben Swann interviewed RFK, Jr. about California's newly passed mandatory vaccine law which has sparked controversy as it effectively removes all medical exemptions in CA, putting thousands of medically-fragile children at risk of vaccine injury. …

WSWS (2019-10-02). Study predicts significant outbreaks of measles in Texas due to low vaccination rates. wsws.org Texas, the second most populous state, grants the greatest number of vaccine exemptions for personal philosophical and religious reasons of any state in US.

Marlee Kokotovic (2019-10-02). Johnson & Johnson settles with Ohio prior to opioid trial. nationofchange.org Yesterday Johnson & Johnson settled two Ohio county claims prior to trial and will be paying $20.4 million. The company was accused of being a major contributor to the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic. With this payment, the company would then be removed from the federal trial against multiple manufacturers and distributors that will begin this …

Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto (2019-10-02). Indigenous People's Day Celebration in East Palo Alto. indybay.org Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1885 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA 94303…

Michael Wallis (2019-10-02). Every Single One of My Patients Deserves Medicare for All. commondreams.org We need health care system designed to care for people, not profits—and Medicare for All is the best way we can do that. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/meds.jpeg

United Nations (2019-10-02). WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas. un.org The top UN health official has called for the world to rally around The Bahamas as the country continues to emerge from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian one month ago.

Raia Small (2019-10-02). San Francisco Mental Health Consumers Working Group Meeting. indybay.org Senior and Disability Action | 1360 Mission St. #400 (between 9th and 10th Streets) | San Francisco, CA 94103…

WSWS (2019-10-02). Crisis of unmet need in New Zealand's health system. wsws.org Thousands of people are being denied surgery and treatment for cancer, endometriosis, mental health and other conditions, due to chronic understaffing and under-resourcing.

United Nations (2019-10-01). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.

United Nations (2019-10-01). WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera. un.org UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.

United Nations (2019-10-01). Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy. un.org Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.

Staff (2019-10-01). Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution. democracynow.org Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…

Staff (2019-10-01). Headlines for October 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani over Ukraine Work, Report: Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes, Trump Renews Threats Against Schiff and Intelligence Whistleblower, Hong Kong Protests Escalate as Beijing Marks 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China, Four Die in Ongoing Anti-Government Protests in Haiti, Somali Militants Attack U.S. Drone Base & Italian Military Convoy, Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Pleads Not Guilty, Remains Locked Up, U.S. Blocks Cuban Health Minister from Attending Regional WHO Meeting in D.C., GOP Congressmember Chris Collins Resigns over Insider…

Ryan Gebhardt (2019-09-30). Lancaster, PA march demands right to healthcare in the face of hospital closure, corporate profiteering. liberationnews.org Community members in Lancaster, Pennsylvania came into the streets on September 21 to march in the heat for the right to quality healthcare.

Staff (2019-09-30). Stateless in Malaysia. therealnews.com The stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia are denied access to schools, jobs, and healthcare, and their village is facing demolition. They have found advocates in the youth movement Borneo Komrad.

Shaun King (2019-09-29). If You Are Black and in a Mental Health Crisis, 911 Can Be a Death Sentence. theintercept.com There's a pattern of black families calling the police for a relative in a mental health crisis — and the police then kill that person.

Consortium News (2019-09-29). The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal. theantimedia.com The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

pip.hinman (2019-09-27). Time to stand up for public healthcare. greenleft.org.au civil rights Mischa FrankIssue 1239 Australia Medicare private health insurance funding cutsSeptember 27, 2019The federal Coali…

ACLU (2019-09-26). Kentucky's Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients. aclu.org H.B. 2 is cruel, offensive, and the Supreme Court should strike it down. | I'm a doctor at the only abortion clinic in Kentucky. Providing safe, compassionate medical care has been my life's calling, and my patients' well-being is always my first priority. But Kentucky politicians — determined as usual to interfere with access to reproductive healthcare — are trying to force me to harm and humili…

Fight Back (2019-09-26). "Suicide by cop" is murder by cop. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! is circulating statement by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar | Minneapolis, MN – Keaton James Larson, Travis Jordan, Billy Hughes, Archer Amorosi and Phil Quinn are a few of the many Minnesotans who were dealing with a mental health crisis when killed by those who are paid to "protect and serve," leading some to ask the question "Were the victims suicidal?" | The question should not be "Was the victim suicidal?" but "Would the victim be alive if the police had handled the situation more appropriately?" In the case of Brian Quinones, killed on September 9 by police in Richfield, the answer…

ACLU (2019-09-23). We're in Court to Protect Family Planning Care for Millions of Low-Income Patients. aclu.org The Trump Administration is dismantling the Title X family planning program and compromising crucial health care for millions of people. | Title X is a federally funded family planning program that guarantees low-income people can receive critical health care services for free or at a reduced cost. For decades it's been one of the most effective federal health care programs, providing a wide range of vital reproductive and other services for millions of people across the country who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. | However, the Trump administration wants to undermine that success as part of an overall…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-05). Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting. splcenter.org The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-19). House Casts Historic Vote to Repeal Authorization for Endless War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 19, 2019 — In response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020), which includes language to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) eight months after …

2019-10-02: Social Media Postees

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Study predicts significant outbreaks of measles in Texas due to low vaccination rates
wsws.org | 2019-10-02
Texas, the second most populous state, grants the greatest number of vaccine exemptions for personal philosophical and religious reasons of any state in US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/02/meas-o02.html

Video: Robert F Kennedy Jr. on California's Newly Passed Mandatory Vaccine Law
Ben Swann | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Truth In Media's journalist Ben Swann interviewed RFK, Jr. about California's newly passed mandatory vaccine law which has sparked controversy as it effectively removes all medical exemptions in CA, putting thousands of medically-fragile children at risk of vaccine injury. | …
globalresearch.ca/video-rfk-on-californias-newly-passed-mandatory-vaccine-law/5690811

Johnson & Johnson settles with Ohio prior to opioid trial
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-02
Yesterday Johnson & Johnson settled two Ohio county claims prior to trial and will be paying $20.4 million. The company was accused of being a major contributor to the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic. With this payment, the company would then be removed from the federal trial against multiple manufacturers and distributors that will begin this …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/02/johnson-johnson-settles-with-ohio-prior-to-opioid-trial/

San Francisco Mental Health Consumers Working Group Meeting
Raia Small | indybay.org | 2019-10-02
Senior and Disability Action | 1360 Mission St. #400 (between 9th and 10th Streets) | San Francisco, CA 94103…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/01/18826951.php

Crisis of unmet need in New Zealand's health system
wsws.org | 2019-10-02
Thousands of people are being denied surgery and treatment for cancer, endometriosis, mental health and other conditions, due to chronic understaffing and under-resourcing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/02/heal-o02.html

WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
The top UN health official has called for the world to rally around The Bahamas as the country continues to emerge from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian one month ago.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048402

Every Single One of My Patients Deserves Medicare for All
Michael Wallis | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
We need health care system designed to care for people, not profits—and Medicare for All is the best way we can do that. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/meds.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/02/every-single-one-my-patients-deserves-medicare-all?cd-origin=rss

Indigenous People's Day Celebration in East Palo Alto
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto | indybay.org | 2019-10-02
Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1885 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA 94303…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/30/18826938.php

Corporate Journalists Push Tax Attack on Medicare for All
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2019-10-02
Election Focus 2020: Centrist think tank Third Way commissioned an August poll on how to turn people off of Medicare for All, and one of the strongest tactics turned out to be emphasizing what the plan would cost taxpayers. Lo and behold, the tax line has become a central focus of media coverage of Medicare for All.
fair.org/home/corporate-journalists-push-tax-attack-on-medicare-for-all/

WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048322

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048342

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048282

Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/1/newark_water_crisis_mayor_baraka

Lancaster, PA march demands right to healthcare in the face of hospital closure, corporate profiteering
Ryan Gebhardt | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
Community members in Lancaster, Pennsylvania came into the streets on September 21 to march in the heat for the right to quality healthcare.
liberationnews.org/lancaster-pa-march-demands-right-to-healthcare-in-the-face-of-hospital-closure-corporate-profiteering/

Stateless in Malaysia
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-30
The stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia are denied access to schools, jobs, and healthcare, and their village is facing demolition. They have found advocates in the youth movement Borneo Komrad.
therealnews.com/stories/stateless-in-malaysia

Capitalism's doctor shortage is about to get even worse
Roger Kulp | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
In capitalist society, healthcare is not guaranteed as a constitutionally protected right.
liberationnews.org/capitalisms-doctor-shortage-is-about-to-get-even-worse/

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-29
The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

If You Are Black and in a Mental Health Crisis, 911 Can Be a Death Sentence
Shaun King | theintercept.com | 2019-09-29
There's a pattern of black families calling the police for a relative in a mental health crisis — and the police then kill that person.
theintercept.com/2019/09/29/police-shootings-mental-health/

Time to stand up for public healthcare
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
civil rights Mischa FrankIssue 1239 Australia Medicare private health insurance funding cutsSeptember 27, 2019The federal Coali…
greenleft.org.au/content/time-stand-public-healthcare

Kentucky's Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients
aclu.org | 2019-09-26
H.B. 2 is cruel, offensive, and the Supreme Court should strike it down. | I'm a doctor at the only abortion clinic in Kentucky. Providing safe, compassionate medical care has been my life's calling, and my patients' well-being is always my first priority. But Kentucky politicians — determined as usual to interfere with access to reproductive healthcare — are trying to force me to harm and humili…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abortion/kentuckys-abortion-law-forces-me-humiliate-my-patients

"Suicide by cop" is murder by cop
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-26
Fight Back! is circulating statement by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar | Minneapolis, MN – Keaton James Larson, Travis Jordan, Billy Hughes, Archer Amorosi and Phil Quinn are a few of the many Minnesotans who were dealing with a mental health crisis when killed by those who are paid to "protect and serve," leading some to ask the question "Were the victims suicidal?" | The question should not be "Was the victim suicidal?" but "Would the victim be alive if the police had handled the situation more appropriately?" In the case of Brian Quinones, killed on September 9 by police in Richfield, the answer…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/25/suicide-cop-murder-cop

We're in Court to Protect Family Planning Care for Millions of Low-Income Patients
aclu.org | 2019-09-23
The Trump Administration is dismantling the Title X family planning program and compromising crucial health care for millions of people. | Title X is a federally funded family planning program that guarantees low-income people can receive critical health care services for free or at a reduced cost. For decades it's been one of the most effective federal health care programs, providing a wide range of vital reproductive and other services for millions of people across the country who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. | However, the Trump administration wants to undermine that success as part of an overall…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/were-court-protect-family-planning-care-millions-low-income-patients

Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infighting