2020-01-14: Social Media Postees

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Insurers warn of volcano apocalypse, as investors make bank on 'catastrophe bonds'
rt.com | 2020-01-14
Lloyd's of London, one of the world's largest insurance markets, warned that volcanic eruptions could bury 15 major cities in lava and ash in the coming two centuries. As always though, there's money to be made in catastrophe. | The Philippines' Taal Volcano belched into life on Sunday, spewing a cloud of ash half a kilometer into the sky and shutting down Manila's international airport less than 80km (50 miles) away. As lava shot out of the volcano and earthquakes rumbled nearby, scientists warned of an "imminent" eruption. | The Taal Volcano last erupted in 1977, but a previous eruption in 1911 killed more t…

'I don't like disposable champions': Figure skating coach compares new generation skaters to single-use plastic cups
rt.com | 2020-01-14
Prominent figure skating coach Rafael Arutyunyan, who has spoken in favour of raising the age limit in ladies single skating, has compared the success of young champions to single-use plastic cups. | The renowned coach underlined that young female skaters should only enter senior events after going through puberty, when they have "well-trained and healthy" bodies. | READ MORE: Anna Shcherbakova performs INSANE quad-jumping routine to win Russian figure skating championship (VIDEO) | Current rules w…

Poverty Is the New Draft
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-14
The draft might be gone, but not everyone volunteers for the same reasons. Inconsistent access to education, healthcare, or housing means marginalized communities are systemically pushed into military service to gain those benefits–especially poor students.

UN moves to tackle 'hidden abuse' and violence against Europe's children
news.un.org | 2020-01-14
Each year, at least 55 million children in Europe suffer some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, the UN health agency (WHO) said on Tuesday.

UN health agency urges China to continue search for source of new virus, as Thailand case emerges
news.un.org | 2020-01-13
It is "essential" for China to continue investigating the source of a previously unknown strain of coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Monday, following confirmation that an infected patient is being treated in Thailand.

'No shortcuts to a healthier world': WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade
news.un.org | 2020-01-13
The head of the UN health agency, WHO, has set out his urgent global health challenges for the next ten years

Democratic Debate: Will Progressives Highlight the Cost of War?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-13
Senators Sanders and Warren could have their best opportunity yet to argue that if the U.S. has trillions to pay for war abroad, it can invest in healthcare, education, and infrastructure at home.

Philippines: Communists mobilizing to help after volcano eruption
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-13
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is urging revolutionary mass organizations in Calabarzon to assist those affected by Taal volcano's ash explosion. A more dangerous eruption is also forecast, requiring emergency response and relief preparations, including those that address the disaster's health implications. | The U.S.-backed regime of President Rodrigo Duterte is well known for its incompetence and indifference to people's needs in the wake of natural disasters. | According to a statement from the CPP, "Civic organizations are also urged to coordinate with peasant and fisherfolk families from seve…

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…

During Yemen's Annual Martyr Week, Anti-American Sentiment Prevails
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-13

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…

$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.

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.

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.

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.