A Choice? Do all reproductive choices equally protect the rights of the human being conceived or the women being utilized for eggs or womb? Do the alleged “rights” of would-be parents override the rights of the human being created as they grow into adults? Where is the line between third-party anonymous designer contractual conceptions and eugenics when egg and/or sperm
2020-07-11 18:07 | Children/Youth, Ethics, Exploitation | DissidentVoice
It did surprise us that Vietnam did so well overall,” Fanning said. “You might expect it to be Costa Rica or Cuba, as Vietnam doesn’t typically come up as a sustainability hero.” Fanning was referring to two countries the researchers expected to do well since they generally provide good social support and haven’t seen the same environmental damage many countries
2020-07-11 00:07 | Viet Nam | DissidentVoice
You better not cough,
You better not sigh.
You better not sneeze,
I’m telling you why:
COVID-19’s coming to town. It’s spreading so fast,
And taking folks down.
The nastiest darn
COVID-19’s coming to town. It knows when you’ve been careful,
It knows when rules you break.
It knows when you’ve been sharing space,
So stay masked for goodness sake! Please keep your guard up,
And scrub your house down.
2020-07-10 07:07 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
News Press freedom organizations turned to the courts to demand the implementation of stronger protective measures for journalists reporting from outside the president's official residence in Brasilia, after some of the country’s top media outlets had to withdraw their reporters for security reasons due to the increasing aggressiveness of Bolsonaro supporters.
2020-07-09 18:07 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders
AP Perhaps most remarkable is the amount of the military budget itself. It is three times more than the planet’s second-highest military spender, China; it is ten times more than the third-highest spender, Saudi Arabia; it is 15 times more than the military budget of the country most frequently invoked by Committee members as a threat to justify
2020-07-09 16:07 | Glenn Greenwald, Politics, Uncategorized | TheIntercept
The plaintiff group of Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Western Watersheds Project, and Native Ecosystems Council was one of five conservation and tribal plaintiff groups (plus one individual) who sued to reverse the de-listing of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population, winning a District Court victory in 2018. They were opposed by state and federal governments and trophy hunting
groups including the
2020-07-09 08:07 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
Promote transparency, accountability good governance and development by educating people about their rights Ensure transparency, strengthen the culture of provision of information, promote people’s participation in good governance, ensure accountability in the conduct of institutions, and combat corruption; Promote respect for human rights, promote effective, equitable and inexpensive exercise of the right of access to information; Establish clear and concise
2020-07-08 22:07 | News | IFEX
It stands at the heart of a state-building project launched more than a century ago; It is an organisation that is today deeply embedded in the structures of the Israeli state; It is the guardian of the Israel’s most precious resource – land; And it is the bridge connecting Jews abroad to Israel, allowing them to become practically and emotionally
2020-07-08 18:07 | Annexation, Apartheid, Crimes against Humanity | DissidentVoice
Read Skripal’s handwritten statements: http://fingfx.thomsonreuters. com/gfx/mkt/7/1700/1671/ SkripalScans.pdf Good afternoon. My name is Yulia Skripal. I came to the UK on the 3rd of March to visit my father, something I have been doing regularly in the past. After 20 days in a coma, I woke to the news that we had both been poisoned. I still find it difficult to
2020-07-08 15:07 | Human Rights, Russia, Solitary confinement | DissidentVoice
Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images “If one man is Covid-positive, this could transfer their plan from a prison nursing home to a death camp.” Do you have a coronavirus story you want to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use one of these secure methods to contact a reporter. Update: July 8, 2020, 11:00 a.m. This
2020-07-08 13:07 | Justice, Natasha Lennard | TheIntercept
Both tech giants and lawmakers are calling for alternative 5G infrastructure in the US to counter Chinese firms like Huawei and ZTE. The most popular alternative to traditional gear is cloud-based architecture, but 5G experts say there is not enough market demand to prompt American manufacturers to make chips for this new type of wireless networks.
2020-07-08 13:07 | Tech | SputnikNews
News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Malaysian justice system to drop the spurious contempt of court proceedings against the news website Malaysiakini and its editor-in-chief Steven Gan over readers’ comments critical of the judiciary, and calls on Malaysia’s new government to show that it is determined to defend press freedom.
2020-07-08 08:07 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders
Julia Conley, staff writer A new $300,000 ad campaign launched by an anti-monopoly non-profit group is taking aim at longtime Rep. Richard Neal, airing in his home district in Western Massachusetts and drawing attention to his stonewalling of anti-surprise medical billing legislation—in favor of a proposal that would have benefited one of his top donors.
2020-07-07 15:07 | News | CommonDreams
“We were in the epicenter of the entire world. My sense was Washington, D.C., really wanted to make sure that we got as much done as possible before we had to close our office.” Reopening the Census Little Guidance at the Pandemic Epicenter “This is not a patio in a restaurant that has no roof. Imagine being on an airplane
2020-07-07 12:07 | Justice | TheIntercept
News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the UK Foreign Office’s launch of its targeted human rights sanctions regime. RSF has long advocated implementation of the UK’s Magnitsky legislation, which will be an important tool to hold press freedom predators and other human rights abusers to account. The inclusion of 20 Saudi nationals implicated in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in
2020-07-07 08:07 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders
Jessica Corbett, staff writer A U.S. district court on Monday delivered a major win to local Indigenous organizers and climate activists—and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration—by ordering the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5 while federal regulators conduct an environmental review.
2020-07-06 14:07 | News | CommonDreams
Advocates acknowledge the pandemic “will make it more difficult” for seniors to exercise the remaining rights they do have. Photo: Courtesy of Gediminas Pakalnis “My aunt has educated family who never committed any crime and we have healthy environment and people who love her and can take care of her at any time at no cost.” Photo: Tailyr Irvine for
2020-07-06 14:07 | Justice, Special Investigations | TheIntercept
A Zimbabwean entrepreneur in Africa’s top tobacco producer has launched the first local brand of hand-rolled cigars, defying coronavirus and economic odds to light up manufacturing. The southern African nation produced more than 252 million kilogrammes of tobacco last year, making it the sixth largest producer in the world. Nearly all of it is the “golden-leaf” Virginia used for cigarettes
2020-07-06 13:07 | News | AfricaNews
As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then the planes arrived. Two chartered Air Seychelles flights carrying more than 200 passengers also brought the coronavirus. A few tested positive. Then, between June 24 and 30, the country’s confirmed cases shot from
2020-07-06 11:07 | News | AfricaNews
Founded in 2004, the private US aerospace company has put 53 spacecraft into low-Earth orbit and most of its missions have been successful. Saturday’s launch was initially scheduled for 5 July, however, due to a bad weather forecast, the company moved it one day earlier, a rare occurrence in the space industry.
2020-07-05 20:07 | Tech | SputnikNews
Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothin gness (1958), Critique of Dialectical Reason (1976), The Search for Method (1960). Jean-Paul Sartre, Der Kolonialismus ist ein System in Articles, Speeches, Interviews 1947-1967, German edition of Collected Works, 1988. Lee Lockwood, Castro’s Cuba, Cuba’s Fidel, 1969. Lucie Bianco, Origins of the
2020-07-05 18:07 | Capitalism, China, Church and State | DissidentVoice
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island,
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters,
This land was made for you and me. Neither skin color, nor religion,
Nor ethnic background, wealth, nor gender,
Should block equality, justice, or freedom,
‘Cause this land was made for you and me.
2020-07-05 17:07 | Anti-slavery | DissidentVoice
William F. Buckley, Stevens wrote, was simply “a more articulate version of the same deep ugliness and bigotry that is the hallmark of Trumpism.” Disenfranchisement and a reasonable amount of violence were justified, Buckley wrote, to maintain society. Photo: Warren K Leffler/Universal History Archive/Getty Images National Review invested extraordinary amounts of time and resources into building an intellectual edifice for segregation
2020-07-05 12:07 | Politics | TheIntercept
Sun, 2020-07-05 00:45 BIO Schooling in Dubai, UAE. Oklahoma State University, US. University of Kansas, MBA. Various executive roles in media and communications, US. Chief sales and operations officer, OSN, Dubai. CEO and founder, Starzplay. Main category: Business & Economy Tags: Starzplay Maaz Sheikh INTERVIEW: Amlak IPO a vote of confidence in long-term fundamentals, says CEO Abdullah Al-SudairyINTERVIEW: Bill Gates,
2020-07-04 22:07 | News | ArabNews
From June 28 onward, all reports on village planning and construction must use the standard wording “building a beautiful and livable countryside,” and must no longer use phrases like “village consolidation.” When propagating reports employing the concept of “rural community,” don’t touch on the spheres of village autonomy or rural administration. In general, don’t broaden the focus. Rigorously follow authoritative
2020-07-03 23:07 | CDT Highlights, Economy, Level 2 Article | ChinaDigitalTimes
If you look at a US $20 bill, you might notice Andrew Jackson nervously watching statues of Columbus and Robert E. Lee coming down and wondering if his face is going to disappear from currency. As Democrats ponder which militarist they wish to glorify in the next round of monuments, it is critical to realize that statues which go up
2020-07-03 19:07 | Crimes against Humanity, Cuba, Original Peoples | DissidentVoice
% saying yes to ‘My country is democratic’ (ranks shown are out of the 53 countries that were surveyed):
78% Taiwan #1
77% Denmark #2
75% Switzerland #3
75% S. Korea #4
73% China #5
73% Austria #6
71% Vietnam #7
71% India #8
71% Norway #9
69% Argentina #10
69% Sweden #11
67% Germany #12
66% Netherlands #13
65% Philippines #14
65% Portugal #15
64% Canada #16
63% Singapore #17
61% Malaysia #18
61% Greece #19
60% Ireland #20
2020-07-03 15:07 | Democracy, NATO | DissidentVoice
39% right direction
54% wrong track JULY 2020
18% right direction
74% wrong track + The Biden Doctrine for Latin America, a lot like the Monroe Doctrine, but with nuclear weapons… 2/10: “It will go away in April.”
2/26: “Close to zero in a couple days.”
3/31: “It will go away, hopefully at the end of the month.”
4/29: “It’s gonna leave.”
5/8: “This is gonna
2020-07-03 08:07 | articles 2015, Roaming Charges | CounterPunch
The recent detection of slightly elevated levels of radioisotopes in northern Europe is likely related to a nuclear reactor that is either operating or undergoing maintenance, when very low radioactive releases can occur, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today. The geographical origin of the release has not yet been determined.
2020-07-02 18:07 | Press Release | IAEA
The suspension of Zimbabwe stock exchange and mobile phone trading by the government has drawn much criticism. Economists think that this decision will create uncertainty and negatively affect investor confidence. It should be noted that the suspension measure has been taken in an attempt to protect the local currency. COVID-19: women economically impacted The coronavirus pandemic, which affects men and
2020-07-02 16:07 | News | AfricaNews
What is the status of renewable energy in Africa? That is the question often asked as research studies continuously show that Africa has low energy potential, yet the International Renewable Energy Agency estimates the continent’s renewable energy capacity could reach 310 GW by 2030. What are the solutions and above all what are the challenges for the continent in terms of renewable
2020-07-02 16:07 | News | AfricaNews
The World Bank on Wednesday classified Mauritius as a High Income country while Tanzania and Benin are now considered Lower-middle income countries, classifications that are being celebrated in these African economies. Tanzania’s president John Pombe Magufuli shared the news on social media, highlighting the fact that the feat has been achieved five years earlier than projected. “Today, the World Bank
2020-07-02 14:07 | News | AfricaNews
Tearing down a statue of Columbus might make a minority among us feel good but the majority of us need to understand that his voyage was not financed by mythological royalty but by early capital in its desire for spreading commerce to new markets. Those 15th century economic powers were on their way to becoming global and have grown tremendously
2020-07-02 13:07 | Classism, Language, Racism | DissidentVoice
Photo: Courtesy of Cynthia Crawford Intentional Ignorance Photo: Courtesy of Kayla Donley Wasted Warnings Photo: John Hanna/AP Do you have a coronavirus story you want to share? Email us at email@example.com or use one of these secure methods to contact a reporter. Second Wave Still: Stuart Harmon
2020-07-02 12:07 | Justice | TheIntercept
Sickle cell disease was first brought to light in America around 1910. The first recorded patient was a young medical student of African descent from Grenada named Walter Clement Noel. It was not until 40 years later that it was determined that sickle cell disease (SCD) was due to a hereditary phenomenon affecting the haemoglobin chains in the red blood
2020-07-02 08:07 | News | TheEastAfrican
detach from society and rebel emotionally; or; reject the associative, social contract relations of modern life, not by denying our social identity as the romantics do, but to dissolve into pre-modern social life as in the Middle Ages and pre-Christian paganism. in the commodities produced; in the work process itself; from other workers on the job; from
2020-07-01 20:07 | Capitalism, Classism, Economy/Economics | DissidentVoice
See, e.g., Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States . Review . See Kim Petersen, “Land and Jail,” The Dominion , Part I , Part II , and Part III . See Bruce Clark, Ongoing Genocide caused by Judicial Suppression of the “Existing” Aboriginal Rights (2018).
2020-07-01 15:07 | Canada, Colonialism, Original Peoples | DissidentVoice
News With a new murder trial set to open in Istanbul on 3 July, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) renews call for justice for the assassination of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. RSF is filing to become a civil party in the case and will monitor court proceedings. Following a miscarriage of justice in the Saudi courts, the Turkish proceedings now represent
2020-07-01 14:07 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders
News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned for the safety of a Syrian journalist living in self-imposed exile in Malaysia who is being threatened by Syrian activists loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and who, at the same time, is facing possible expulsion because he cannot renew his expired residence permit.
2020-07-01 11:07 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders
There was a significant decline in the share of the 1% during the great recession. It went from its then highest point of 29.7% during the third and fourth quarters declining to 25.8% in the first quarter of 2009. That high point was not reached again until the first quarter of 2013 when it came in at 30%. From then
2020-07-01 08:07 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
All of the true stories about Charles and his wife make them sound like bizarros – the kind of people you’d rather read about than spend any time with. In fact, they were lovely people. Charles explained when we met that he had got something like sixty thousand dollars (either an advance or a first royalty) from the book sales
2020-07-01 08:07 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
News The Forum on Information and Democracy thanks the countries of the Alliance for Multilateralism for the strong support they expressed for the Forum’s “working group on infodemics.” During the meeting of the Alliance on Covid-19, which gathered nearly 50 foreign ministers from all over the world on 26 June 2020, Christophe Deloire, chair of the Forum, explained the goals
2020-06-29 16:06 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders
Denis Rancourt is a person who is unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom. For example, he is skeptical about the scientific consensus around climate change , and recently, he looked at the meta-analyses of using masks and questions their effectiveness against viral respiratory infections . Whether Rancourt is right or not in his conclusions is consequential, but more important
2020-06-29 14:06 | Academic Freedom, Employment, Human Rights | DissidentVoice
Empowering communities; Every individual must understand that they are not helpless – there are things everyone should do to protect themselves and others. Your health is in your hands. Suppressing transmission; Whether countries have no cases, clusters of cases, or community transmission, there are steps all countries can take to suppress the spread of the virus. Saving lives; Early identification
2020-06-28 13:06 | News | AbrarOnline
After years of monopoly, Ethiopia took giant steps in moves to liberalize its telecommunications sector. Opening the market of Africa’s second most populous nation will mean ending over two decades of state monopoly via the Ethio Telecom – the government-owned sole operator. The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has given companies until June 22 to submit their applications for the licenses.
2020-06-27 11:06 | News | AfricaNews
A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found. Tanzania’s government bought the book-sized stones weighing 20 pounds (9 kg) and 11 pounds (5 kg) from miner Saniniu Laizer for $3.4 million. Minerals Minister Doto Biteko said on state television Wednesday the government is buying the rare minerals
2020-06-27 09:06 | News | AfricaNews
Jessica Corbett, staff writer Advocates for students joined Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in celebration Friday after a federal court in Boston ordered U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to cancel the loans of 7,200 people in the commonwealth who were defrauded by Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company that closed its U.S. campuses in 2015.
2020-06-26 20:06 | News | CommonDreams
The company opened its first store in 2009, hoping to attract customers the same way that its rival Apple did. Since then, more than a hundred stores have been opened in the United States and 10 around the world. However, they did not enjoy the same popularity as Steve Jobs’ company.
2020-06-26 15:06 | Tech | SputnikNews