2020-01-15: Social Media Postees

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VIDEOS show airplane dumping JET FUEL on Los Angeles schools, resulting in 60 injuries
rt.com | 2020-01-15
Sixty people were treated for injuries after a passenger plane dumped jet fuel over several schools while making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Videos show the release of the unusual payload. | According to the airline, the Delta jet experienced an engine issue shortly after departing from Los Angeles, and was forced to return quickly to the airport. Following safety procedures, the Boeing 777-200 released fuel in order to reach a safe landing weight. | The excess fuel, however, caused a health emergency among at least six Los Angeles schools, where children found themselves d…

'It Will Remain Forever': Lionel Messi Hails 'Special Duel' with 'Nemesis' Cristiano Ronaldo
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-15
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo likes to emphasise that his "healthy rivalry" with Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi during his time in La Liga made him a better player, and since then both have taken their individual battle to be the best in soccer to a whole new level.

CNN Moderators, Alarmed by Cost of Medicare for All, Ignore Price Tag of Endless War
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-15
"None of the candidates who said they support keeping troops in Iraq were asked how they were going to pay for it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brexiteer MP Francois predicts success for Big Ben Brexit bong campaign as top crowdfunder 'reaches £215'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-15
A Brexiteer Tory has predicted that the £500,000 needed to get Big Ben to ring for Brexit will be raised within days. | Mark Francois, who has promised £1,000, said "I think we will get it within 48 hours"

Climate change among health challenges for next decade
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-15
Climate crisis and climate change-related results are among the 13 health challenges for the next 10 years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)."Countries invest heavily in protecting their people from terrorist attacks, but not against the attack of a virus, which could be far more deadly, and far more damaging economically and socially," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of WHO said in a statement on Monday.Health is an investment in the future, he added.Defining climate change as one of the 13 challenges for the next decade, the WHO stressed air pollution annually kills an estimated 7 m…

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.

Chile: NIHR Asks To Investigate Chemicals Used By Riot Police
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-14
The Chilean National Institute of Human Rights (NIHR) informed this Monday that it will ask the Ministry of Health and the police (Carabineros) to investigate which chemicals were used against this weekend's demonstrations. | RELATED: | Chile Charges State Oil Company Over Environmental Failures | The entity indicated on its website that this event wa…

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.

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

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…

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.