2019-10-14: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-10-14). Atos awarded new £25m Ministry of Defence contract. thecanary.co The French data firm Atos has been awarded a new £25 million contract with the UK's Ministry of Defence, just months after winning a £394.7 million deal with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). | Atos said the deal would help upgrade the MoD's computer systems and digitise the delivery of healthcare for the defence services. | Defence ministers are embarking on the CORTISONE programme to integrate its systems and reduce costs by using off-the-shelf products, rather than expensive tailor-made ones. | Philip Chalmers, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Atos in UK and Ireland, said: "

Eileen O'Connor (2019-10-14). 5G Cell Phone Electromagnetic Radiation: Devastating Worldwide Health Impacts. globalresearch.ca For the attention of the Planning Infrastructure Division, | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, | 3rd Floor, Fry Building | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF | Friday, 11th October, 2019 | To Whom It May Concern: | EM Radiation Research Trust puts UK …

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-14). Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding this Company! globalresearch.ca Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put …

Peter Koenig (2019-10-14). Ecuador — and the IMF's Killing Spree. globalresearch.ca The IMF has weaponized its handle through the dollar-based western monetary system, and brutally destroyed nation after nation, thereby killed hundreds of thousands of people. Indirectly, of course, as the IMF would not use traditional guns and bombs, but financial instruments that kill — they kill by famine, by economic strangulation.

True Publica (2019-10-14). Worse than Facial Recognition — the Next Big Privacy Outrage. globalresearch.ca Privacy campaigners have warned of an " epidemic of facial recognition" use around the UK. This, of course, followed the epidemic of CCTV that led to it in the first place. An investigation by Big Brother Watch, the civil …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-14). Newest Nobel Economics Laureates Praised for Experimental Research Into Poverty—and Their Work's Real-World Impact. commondreams.org Three researchers were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their groundbreaking work in studying poverty-stricken communities around the world and developing ways to make a difference in poor people's lives through education and healthcare. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1175845187.png

Alex Bolchi and Sue Davis (2019-10-13). On the picket line: 11,500 teachers, staff win contracts at Oregon universities. workers.org 11,500 teachers, staff win contracts at Oregon universities Nearly 7,000‚Äàworkers at Oregon Health and Science University won raises and other improvements when ratifying a new three-year contract by 98.9 percent on Sept. 9. Members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 328 get a lump sum bonus . . . | Continue reading On the picket line: 11,500 teachers, staff win contracts at Oregon universities at Workers.org

RT (2019-10-13). 'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness. rt.com Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her "capitalist through her bones." | Self-styled democratic socialist Sanders made progressive ideas popular in 2016 race. In the current election cycle, they have gone mainstream and Warren has been capitalizing on promises of breaking up big tech, taxing the rich, providing Medicare for all. She is now almost tied with former vice president Joe Biden, while Sanders is coming third in recent polls. | "There are differe…

Staff (2019-10-13). Anyone Can Get Cancer, But Your Race and Class Affect How Soon You'll Die. truthout.org | | How race and class affect health is demonstrated by a single statistic: Black women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, though they develop it at the same rate. As David Ansell — a longtime doctor in low-income communities of color in Chicago — proves in hi…

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-13). Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding This Company! dissidentvoice.org Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put human health and nature ahead of profit and to stop funding Bayer. In her report, she …

RT (2019-10-12). Colossal WASTE in US healthcare spending surpasses military budget at nearly $1 trillion per year, study says. rt.com Waste and needless spending in America's healthcare system could amount to almost $1 trillion each year, topping total US military expenditures in 2019 — the world's largest defense budget — according to new research. | Encompassing administrative overhead, fraud and abuse, inflated pricing and other inefficiencies, a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the cumulative waste in US healthcare ranged from $760 billion to $935 annually, or 25 percent of what Americans spend each year o…

RT (2019-10-11). What Fourth Amendment? Court ruling says FBI snooped on private data of MILLIONS of Americans. rt.com The phone records, emails, and data of millions of American citizens collected by the NSA haven't just been sitting in a vault somewhere. Rather, they've been searched and pored over by the FBI, apparently unconstitutionally. | According to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court ruling, issued last year and declassified this week, the FBI has been searching through records collected by the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance program. By searchi…

splcenter (2019-10-11). Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary. splcenter.org Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.

Combined Sources (2019-10-10). Massive protests sweep Iraq; Communist Party calls for emergency government. peoplesworld.org Massive protests have swept Iraq since Oct. 1 in response to widespread anger over high unemployment, especially among youth, enormous corruption, and the inability of the government to deliver essential services like health care, water, and electricity. Protesters are directing their anger at the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mehdi and the political parties …

United Nations (2019-10-10). Ebola on the run in DR Congo, 'now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency. un.org Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but "now we have to kill the virus", the UN health agency said on Thursday.

United Nations (2019-10-10). World Mental Health Day sheds light on worrying rates of youth suicide. un.org Worldwide, 800,000 people die by suicide each year – one every 40 seconds – making it the second leading cause of death among young people (aged 15 to 29), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, spotlighting suicide prevention as the theme for this year's World Mental Health Day.

Staff (2019-10-10). Justice for Kaysera: Native Teen's Mysterious Death Highlights Epidemic of Murdered Indigenous Women. democracynow.org The family of Native American teenager Kaysera Stops Pretty Places is demanding justice after she was found dead in Hardin, Montana, in late August, just two weeks after her 18th birthday. Kaysera was a member of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribal communities in Montana. She lived with her grandmother. According to her family, Kaysera was reported missing after she never came home on the night of August 24. On August 29, the body of a young woman was found in the town of Hardin. It wasn't until two weeks later that local law enforcement confirmed it was Kaysera. The circumstances surrounding her death and disa…

Nausicaa Renner (2019-10-09). Massachusetts Unions Vote to Vet Presidential Candidates on Medicare for All, Breaking With Labor's Top Brass. theintercept.com Members of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO recently passed a unanimous resolution to endorse a presidential candidate only if that candidate supports Medicare for All, marking a break from the labor federation's national leadership, which has equivocated on the question of whether to support universal health care. | The resolution, which was passed at a late September convention in Massachusetts attended by delegates from AFL-CIO constituent unions across the country, comes after months of comments from labor leaders criticizing Medicare for All, despite support for the measure among their members. In August and Septem…

Staff (2019-10-08). Striking UAW Member: We'll Strike "As Long as It Takes" to Demand Fair Salaries and Benefits. democracynow.org About 48,000 workers at General Motors have entered their fourth week on strike. It is the longest national strike at GM by the United Auto Workers in nearly 50 years. Workers are seeking higher pay, protection of their healthcare benefits, greater job security and a commitment from GM to build more cars and parts in the United States. On Sunday, UAW officials announced they had rejected the company's latest offer, saying negotiations had "taken a turn for the worse." We speak with Steve Frisque, a striking GM worker and former president of UAW Local 722.

Staff (2019-10-07). "A Backlash Against Our Existence": Laverne Cox Speaks Out on Violence Against Trans Women of Color. democracynow.org At least 19 transgender people have been killed in the United States in 2019 — most of them trans women of color. Last year, there were at least 26 killings of transgender people. The American Medical Association has declared the wave of violence an "epidemic." Laverne Cox, the award-winning transgender actress and longtime trans rights activist, says such violence has long been part of the lives of trans people. "For my entire life as a trans woman, for 21 years, I have been hearing about, witnessing, going to memorials [and] going to Trans Days of Remembrance," she says. Cox says the violence reflects a s…

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.

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 …

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5G Cell Phone Electromagnetic Radiation: Devastating Worldwide Health Impacts
Eileen O'Connor | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
For the attention of the Planning Infrastructure Division, | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, | 3rd Floor, Fry Building | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF | Friday, 11th October, 2019 | To Whom It May Concern: | EM Radiation Research Trust puts UK | …
globalresearch.ca/5g-cell-phone-electromagnetic-radiation-devastating-worldwide-health-impacts/5691845

Atos awarded new £25m Ministry of Defence contract
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
The French data firm Atos has been awarded a new £25 million contract with the UK's Ministry of Defence, just months after winning a £394.7 million deal with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). | Atos said the deal would help upgrade the MoD's computer systems and digitise the delivery of healthcare for the defence services. | Defence ministers are embarking on the CORTISONE programme to integrate its systems and reduce costs by using off-the-shelf products, rather than expensive tailor-made ones. | Philip Chalmers, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Atos in UK and Ireland, said: "
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/14/atos-awarded-new-25m-ministry-of-defence-contract/

Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding this Company!
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put | …
globalresearch.ca/bayer-shareholders-put-health-nature-first-stop-funding-company/5691847

Ecuador — and the IMF's Killing Spree
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
The IMF has weaponized its handle through the dollar-based western monetary system, and brutally destroyed nation after nation, thereby killed hundreds of thousands of people. Indirectly, of course, as the IMF would not use traditional guns and bombs, but financial instruments that kill — they kill by famine, by economic strangulation.
globalresearch.ca/ecuador-imf-killing-spree/5691857

Worse than Facial Recognition — the Next Big Privacy Outrage
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Privacy campaigners have warned of an " epidemic of facial recognition" use around the UK. This, of course, followed the epidemic of CCTV that led to it in the first place. An investigation by Big Brother Watch, the civil …
globalresearch.ca/worse-facial-recognition-next-big-privacy-outrage/5691838

Newest Nobel Economics Laureates Praised for Experimental Research Into Poverty—and Their Work's Real-World Impact
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
Three researchers were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their groundbreaking work in studying poverty-stricken communities around the world and developing ways to make a difference in poor people's lives through education and healthcare. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1175845187.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/newest-nobel-economics-laureates-praised-experimental-research-poverty-and-their?cd-origin=rss

'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her "capitalist through her bones." | Self-styled democratic socialist Sanders made progressive ideas popular in 2016 race. In the current election cycle, they have gone mainstream and Warren has been capitalizing on promises of breaking up big tech, taxing the rich, providing Medicare for all. She is now almost tied with former vice president Joe Biden, while Sanders is coming third in recent polls. | "There are differe…
rt.com/usa/470816-sanders-warren-capitalist-democratic/

Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding This Company!
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put human health and nature ahead of profit and to stop funding Bayer. In her report, she …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/bayer-shareholders-put-health-and-nature-first-and-stop-funding-this-company/

Anyone Can Get Cancer, But Your Race and Class Affect How Soon You'll Die
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-13
| How race and class affect health is demonstrated by a single statistic: Black women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, though they develop it at the same rate. As David Ansell — a longtime doctor in low-income communities of color in Chicago — proves in hi…
truthout.org/articles/anyone-can-get-cancer-but-your-race-and-class-affect-how-soon-youll-die/

On the picket line: 11,500 teachers, staff win contracts at Oregon universities
Alex Bolchi and Sue Davis | workers.org | 2019-10-13
11,500 teachers, staff win contracts at Oregon universities Nearly 7,000‚Äàworkers at Oregon Health and Science University won raises and other improvements when ratifying a new three-year contract by 98.9 percent on Sept. 9. Members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 328 get a lump sum bonus . . . | Continue reading On the picket line: 11,500 teachers, staff win contracts at Oregon universities at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/44006/

Colossal WASTE in US healthcare spending surpasses military budget at nearly $1 trillion per year, study says
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Waste and needless spending in America's healthcare system could amount to almost $1 trillion each year, topping total US military expenditures in 2019 — the world's largest defense budget — according to new research. | Encompassing administrative overhead, fraud and abuse, inflated pricing and other inefficiencies, a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the cumulative waste in US healthcare ranged from $760 billion to $935 annually, or 25 percent of what Americans spend each year o…
rt.com/usa/470752-medical-waste-bigger-defense-budget/

Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary
splcenter.org | 2019-10-11
Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.
splcenter.org/news/2019/10/14/trumps-latest-policy-assault-immigrants-cruel-and-unnecessary

Massive protests sweep Iraq; Communist Party calls for emergency government
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-10
Massive protests have swept Iraq since Oct. 1 in response to widespread anger over high unemployment, especially among youth, enormous corruption, and the inability of the government to deliver essential services like health care, water, and electricity. Protesters are directing their anger at the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mehdi and the political parties …
peoplesworld.org/article/massive-protests-sweep-iraq-communist-party-calls-for-emergency-government/

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, 'now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but "now we have to kill the virus", the UN health agency said on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048951

World Mental Health Day sheds light on worrying rates of youth suicide
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
Worldwide, 800,000 people die by suicide each year – one every 40 seconds – making it the second leading cause of death among young people (aged 15 to 29), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, spotlighting suicide prevention as the theme for this year's World Mental Health Day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048931

Justice for Kaysera: Native Teen's Mysterious Death Highlights Epidemic of Murdered Indigenous Women
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
The family of Native American teenager Kaysera Stops Pretty Places is demanding justice after she was found dead in Hardin, Montana, in late August, just two weeks after her 18th birthday. Kaysera was a member of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribal communities in Montana. She lived with her grandmother. According to her family, Kaysera was reported missing after she never came home on the night of August 24. On August 29, the body of a young woman was found in the town of Hardin. It wasn't until two weeks later that local law enforcement confirmed it was Kaysera. The circumstances surrounding her death and disa…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/10/kaysera_stops_pretty_places_family_justice

Massachusetts Unions Vote to Vet Presidential Candidates on Medicare for All, Breaking With Labor's Top Brass
Nausicaa Renner | theintercept.com | 2019-10-09
Members of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO recently passed a unanimous resolution to endorse a presidential candidate only if that candidate supports Medicare for All, marking a break from the labor federation's national leadership, which has equivocated on the question of whether to support universal health care. | The resolution, which was passed at a late September convention in Massachusetts attended by delegates from AFL-CIO constituent unions across the country, comes after months of comments from labor leaders criticizing Medicare for All, despite support for the measure among their members. In August and Septem…
theintercept.com/2019/10/09/massachusetts-unions-vote-to-vet-presidential-candidates-on-medicare-for-all-breaking-with-labors-top-brass/

Striking UAW Member: We'll Strike "As Long as It Takes" to Demand Fair Salaries and Benefits
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-08
About 48,000 workers at General Motors have entered their fourth week on strike. It is the longest national strike at GM by the United Auto Workers in nearly 50 years. Workers are seeking higher pay, protection of their healthcare benefits, greater job security and a commitment from GM to build more cars and parts in the United States. On Sunday, UAW officials announced they had rejected the company's latest offer, saying negotiations had "taken a turn for the worse." We speak with Steve Frisque, a striking GM worker and former president of UAW Local 722.
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/8/uaw_workers_strike_gm_conditions

"A Backlash Against Our Existence": Laverne Cox Speaks Out on Violence Against Trans Women of Color
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-07
At least 19 transgender people have been killed in the United States in 2019 — most of them trans women of color. Last year, there were at least 26 killings of transgender people. The American Medical Association has declared the wave of violence an "epidemic." Laverne Cox, the award-winning transgender actress and longtime trans rights activist, says such violence has long been part of the lives of trans people. "For my entire life as a trans woman, for 21 years, I have been hearing about, witnessing, going to memorials [and] going to Trans Days of Remembrance," she says. Cox says the violence reflects a s…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/7/laverne_cox_violence_trans_women_of

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/

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/