2020-01-13: Social Media Postees

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'Wow…has he seen our PM?' Tory MP roasted on Twitter for saying the poor are the 'fattest' & need lessons on healthy eating
rt.com | 2020-01-13
A former Tory aide of ex-PM David Cameron has come under fire on social media after claiming poor people are the "fattest" in the UK and they need to be educated about eating a healthy diet. | Writing in his local newspaper, Sir Desmond Swayne, the Conservative MP for New Forest West, suggested that food banks were an "important contribution" to the welfare system, but checks on how families spend their benefits were required. | Swayne, 63, then claimed that one in five children in Britain is "obese" by the time they leave primary school, with those from the "lowest household incomes" being disproportionately…
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Lopez Obrador Introduces University of Health
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-13
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced this Monday the creation of the University of Health, coordinated, boosted and executed by the capital's government. | RELATED: Mexico's AMLO Vows Justice in Visit to Town Scarred by Massacre | The head of the executive of the city, Claudia Sheimbaun, presented the plan in the morning conference of the president in the National Palace. | She said that the program is carried out by a team, which has been working on the crea…
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WHO May Call for Emergency Committee Meeting to Discuss New Coronavirus in China
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-13
GENEVA (Sputnik) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering holding an extraordinary meeting of its emergency comittee in connection to the discovery of a new type of coronavirus in China, WHO said in a statement on Monday.
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Sowing division, reaping lives
Leslie D. Gregory | zcomm.org | 2020-01-13
It's textbook Institutional Racism. Did Trump say out loud, "I'm going to gut the original environmental law of the US and it will affect everyone's health negatively but the health of black and brown people the most?" Of course not. But that is exactly what is afoot with his intention to roll back major portions of Read…
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During Yemen's Annual Martyr Week, Anti-American Sentiment Prevails
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-13
SANA'A, SADAA, YEMEN

Will Boeing Survive as a Civilian Aircraft Maker in 2020?
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-13
The dismissal of Dennis Muilenburg as CEO of Boeing might have looked like an early Christmas present to the employees and shareholders of Boeing, but the company's disease has gone way past the point where any single corporate surgeon can save the patient. For those who bothered to look (and this evidently did not include…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/13/118423/

Deadly "Super-Pollution Events" Are on the Rise
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-13
Residents of the Mon Valley, a cluster of townships along the Monongahela River 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, endured some of the stinkiest and most polluted air in the nation this Christmas. | Starting on December 21, the region's air exceeded federal safety standards for daily levels of particulate matter

Will Boeing Survive as a Civilian Aircraft Maker in 2020?
Marshall Auerback | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-13
The dismissal of Dennis Muilenburg as CEO of Boeing might have looked like an early Christmas present to the employees and shareholders of Boeing, but the company's disease has gone way past the point where any single corporate surgeon can …
globalresearch.ca/will-boeing-survive-civilian-aircraft-maker-2020/5700471

Detainee Zahran on Hunger Strike for 112 Days
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-12
A Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, Ahmad Zahran, has been on hunger strike for 112 days in a row, protesting his administrative detention without charge or trial, amid very critical health conditions. An Israeli occupation court dismissed, on Tuesday, an appeal submitted by Zahran, where it asked him to …
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Children in War-Torn Yemen Suffer From Malnutrition
Xinhua | telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
For little Radiah Nasser, there has been no New Year celebration. The 11-year-old girl was lying unconscious on a bed in the malnutrition ward of the Al-Sabeen hospital, in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. | RELATED: | 'Yemen One of The Worst Places to Be a Child': Unicef | "Radiah Nasser, suffering from a severe malnutrition and brain atrophy, was admitted to the hospital on the eve of the New Year," doctor Alaa El-Din Ghalib told Xinhua. | The civil war pushed Yemen to the brink of famine,…
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Pregnant Workers Are Still Fighting for the Right to Work
Vania Leveille | aclu.org | 2020-01-10
In 2015, | Michelle Durham, an ACLU client, was faced with an impossible choice: | continue working and risk the health of her pregnancy or give up her paycheck. | She was working | as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Rural/Metro Corporation, a company | in Alabama that provides emergency medical care to people living in areas that | lack basic medical services. Shortly after joining Rural/Metro Corporation in | Alabama, Michelle learned she was pregnant with her first child and was advised | by her health professional not to lift more than 50 pounds. She was confident | the company would grant her a…
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After Approval by House Democrats, GOP-Controlled Senate Urged to Pass Measure to Curtail Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-10
The legislation would require the federal government to test for health effects of PFAS. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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High-Tech Police Weapons Do More Harm than Good
John Raphling | thenation.com | 2020-01-09
High-Tech Police Weapons Do More Harm than Good…
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$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-08
Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a "surge in federal resources." We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People's Progress Party about what's really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Syria, polio, DR Congo, Sudan updates, and, the art of stealing
news.un.org | 2020-01-07
Tuesday's top stories include: A "daily nightmare" in Syria's Idlib; polio remains an international health emergency; Guterres extends condolences as Australia bushfires continue; measles in DR Congo; clashes in Darfur displace thousands; and a celebration of stolen art.
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Spread of polio still an international public health concern
news.un.org | 2020-01-07
The spread of polio internationally remains a global public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva have concluded.
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More international support needed to curb deadly measles outbreak in DR Congo
news.un.org | 2020-01-07
Countries are being asked to step up assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is facing the world's worst measles epidemic, with more than 6,000 deaths since the start of last year.
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Monday's Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates
news.un.org | 2020-01-06
Monday's top stories include: UN chief's call for de-escalation in global tensions; UNICEF offers help as Australia bushfires continue to rage; condolences following Burkina Faso bus explosion; new shipping regulation to boost health of people and planet; and ILO responds to deadly Cambodia building collapse.
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