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lunes, 1 de octubre de 2012

Big Issue magazine marks 21st anniversary

Big Issue magazine marks 21st anniversary:
The weekly publication, which was first sold by homeless people in 1991 before spreading to other parts of the UK, operates by selling the magazine to vendors for half the cover price. They then get to keep the difference when they sell the magazine on.


BBC News

US kids exposed to 4 hours of background TV daily

US kids exposed to 4 hours of background TV daily: Children in the United States are exposed to nearly four hours of background television on average every day, an amount that threatens healthy child development, new research reveals. Younger kids, black children and ...

Serious Physical Abuse Of Kids Has Gone Up Slightly, US Hospital Data Shows

Serious Physical Abuse Of Kids Has Gone Up Slightly, US Hospital Data Shows: Study authors John M. Leventhal, professor of pediatrics and nursing, and Julie R Gaither, a graduate student in the School of Public Health at Yale, found that serious cases of physical abuse in children in the United States rose by 5% between 1997 ...




California banishes controversial 'gay cure' therapies to 'dustbin of quackery'

California banishes controversial 'gay cure' therapies to 'dustbin of quackery':
Such therapies have been denounced by by mainstream psychiatry in the US. The American Psychiatric Association has condemned so-called "conversion therapy" and says it is unethical. Earlier this year, one leading figure in the "ex-gay" movement ...


The Guardian (blog)

Sentencing Of Compliant Medical Marijuana Providers Highlights Harmful ...

Sentencing Of Compliant Medical Marijuana Providers Highlights Harmful ...:
Detroit, MI — Four medical marijuana patients and caregivers will be sentenced in Michigan federal courts this week, highlighting the human cost of the federal government's intolerance for state medical marijuana laws. The sentencing hearings come ...


THE Weed Blog (blog)

California Governor Signs LGBT Bills For Fertility Treatment, Foster Parents ...


California Governor Signs LGBT Bills For Fertility Treatment, Foster Parents ...

Jerry Brown signed numerous bills into law this weekend that will create new protections for LGBT people and their families. Though Proposition 8 held back LGBT equality for the state, these new laws are raising the bar for ensuring an equal ...

Green-haired man attacked at Haywards Heath

Green-haired man attacked at Haywards Heath: A group of friends were attacked and subjected to homophobic insults on their journey home from Haywards Heath. The three friends, returning home after a night out, were attacked as they entered Haywards Heath railway station. British Transport Police ...

Strengthened Domestic Violence Laws Take Effect Monday


Strengthened Domestic Violence Laws Take Effect Monday

Along with high-profile debates about whether to legalize marijuana as a palliative medicine for the ill or to abolish capital punishment, legislators considered a list of recommendations from a bipartisan legislative task force aimed at protecting ...

California law will aid injured athletes


California law will aid injured athletes

"Neither personal injury nor poverty should dim the dreams of a student-athlete pursuing a college degree, particularly when their performance has enriched their college," Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, said in a statement. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli ...

Across Latin America, quest for gold brings riches, conflict

Across Latin America, quest for gold brings riches, conflict: Acting on behalf of 18 villages around the mine, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asked in 2010 for Guatemala to suspend mine operations. Neither the state nor Goldcorp complied. The profits splashing out of such mines have spurred some ...

Court in New Term Weighs Same-Sex to Race-Related Laws

Court in New Term Weighs Same-Sex to Race-Related Laws:
Same-sex couples, including Carol Anastasio, center, and Miriam Brown, center right, emerge from the Manhattan City Clerk's office with their marriage licenses in New York, on July 24, 2011. The U.S. Supreme Court will confront social issues that have ...


Bloomberg

Christus Health pursues joint venture in Chile

Christus Health pursues joint venture in Chile: Christus Health, based in Irving, said today that it is pursuing a joint venture in Chile with one of the largest health systems in that South American country. The venture, with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, will be negotiated ...

Global alliance relies on aquaculture to struggle against hunger


Global alliance relies on aquaculture to struggle against hunger

The initiative will help low-income countries having food-deficit in Africa, Asia and Latin America to develop sustainable policies to improve the livelihoods of millions of poor people. The project, 'Aquaculture for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation ...

Prosperity brings its problems


Prosperity brings its problems

Mr Piñera's administration has also become embroiled in a serious controversy over poverty figures and allegations that it muddied methodology, in a very un-Chilean way – this is, after all, the exemplary South American country where things are ...

Why The Death Penalty Is Not An Issue In This Campaign

Why The Death Penalty Is Not An Issue In This Campaign: Massachusetts had abolished the death penalty in 1984, during Dukakis's second term as governor. Bush ran around the country, promising to execute drug dealers, a popular stand in the late 1980s, when the Crack Wars were turning the streets of American ...




Manufacturing Consent for UN Troops in Haiti Manufacturing Consent for UN ...

Manufacturing Consent for UN Troops in Haiti Manufacturing Consent for UN ...:
When it comes to Haiti, the quality of reporting has been so poor so often that a whole book was once written about the island nation's odious “bad press.” It takes a special kind of writer, however—typically a respected “expert” from a prominent ...


NACLA (blog)

Haiti plastics ban gets mixed reaction from cost-conscious poor

Haiti plastics ban gets mixed reaction from cost-conscious poor: By Susana Ferreira. PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti imposed a ban on plastic and foam food containers as well as black polyethylene bags on Monday, amid concern that the country's poorest consumers would not be able to afford the substitutes.

Mission to Cuba bring traveler on trip down memory lane

Mission to Cuba bring traveler on trip down memory lane: Over Labor Day weekend, a group of Central Floridians made their way to Cuba on a mission co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and Congregation of Reform Judaism. This adventure promised participants a uniquely insightful trip of ...




At General Debate, Cuba calls for UN reform to make it 'truly representative ...

At General Debate, Cuba calls for UN reform to make it 'truly representative ...:
1 October 2012 – Cuba's Foreign Minister today called for the urgent reform of the United Nations by reinforcing the powers of the 193-member General Assembly and expanding the 15-member Security Council to make it truly representative of the world as ...


UN News Centre

Cuban physicians desert in fear of Chávez's electoral defeat

Cuban physicians desert in fear of Chávez's electoral defeat: Cuban officials coordinating Venezuelan health program "Misión Barrio Adentro" are worried about the numerous desertions taking place in the Venezuela. It is believed that as many as 80 Cuban physicians have left the country on a monthly basis over the ...

Cuba Anxiously Eyes Venezuelan Election

Cuba Anxiously Eyes Venezuelan Election: Perhaps the most striking suggestion that change is in the air came from a group of Cuban doctors who were sent to Venezuela under the Misión Barrio Adentro, a Chavez-financed social welfare program whose core purpose is to lock up the votes of poorer ...




California Prisons, a Profitable Industry

California Prisons, a Profitable Industry: Even though we are 5 percent of the world's population, we have 25 percent of the prisoners in the world. Most of those incarcerated are there for minor drug offenses including possession of small amounts of marijuana. 9.2% of African-American adults ...




16 people were killed in 2010 massacre at birthday party


16 people were killed in 2010 massacre at birthday party

The Villas de Salvarcar massacre in January 2010 was one of the darkest days of the Mexican drug war, after about 20 armed cartel members stormed a birthday party in Ciudad Juarez at about midnight and began firing at random, killing 16 people ...

Budget 2013: Government denies child benefit to be slashed by €40 a month


Budget 2013: Government denies child benefit to be slashed by €40 a month

"The aim of establishing this group was to harness expert opinion and experience in order to address a number of specific issues and make cost-effective proposals for improving employment incentives and achieving better poverty outcomes, particularly ...

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Banned in California

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Banned in California:
Same-sex marriage is still not legal in California, but the Golden State took a positive step for gay rights over the weekend when it became the first in the U.S. to ban a controversial form of therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of ...


Truthdig

Gay Cure Therapy Banned in Calif.: A 'Christ-Centered' Approach to Same-Sex ...


Gay Cure Therapy Banned in Calif.: A 'Christ-Centered' Approach to Same-Sex ...

A controversial California bill banning "reparative therapy"- treatment for gay or bisexual individuals seeking a heterosexual lifestyle- has been passed, becoming the first law of its kind. While some accused the bill of being a violation of rights ...

Proclamation on Native American Heritage Day by California Governor Jerry ...


Proclamation on Native American Heritage Day by California Governor Jerry ...

The contact between these first Californians and successive waves of newcomers over the three succeeding centuries was marked by the utter devastation of Native American people, families and society. The colonial regimes of Spain and Mexico, through ...

Chile president: US 'printing money' will not solve economic problems

Chile president: US 'printing money' will not solve economic problems: He said: "Here in Chile you have got a very pro-business environment." The country, he added, "is growing at more than 6% a year. That is creating jobs like never before, and at the same time reducing poverty and inequality." Despite a dip in approval ...

Schwarzenegger reveals he officiated two gay weddings while California governor

Schwarzenegger reveals he officiated two gay weddings while California governor:
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who maintained a public position of opposing same-sex marriage, revealed in an interview with CBS' “60 Minutes” on Sunday that he presided over two ceremonies of gay couples while in office.


San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

California bans gay-to-straight therapy for teens

California bans gay-to-straight therapy for teens: 2012 - California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that prohibits a form of therapy said to help minors transform from gay to straight, the Los Angeles Times reports officials said earlier today. The state legislation was introduced by state Sen ...

Napolitano's same-sex couples directive: a milestone in immigration justice

Napolitano's same-sex couples directive: a milestone in immigration justice:
As a result, Michael was facing deportation to Trinidad, one of the most dangerous places in the hemisphere for gay people. Michael's American husband and mother-in-law were very anxious when they called my organization, Immigration Equality, for help.


The Guardian

Financial inclusion to address poverty


Financial inclusion to address poverty

That is how Brazil developed a regulatory framework that has enabled banks to build a network of 95,000 banking agents. As a result, an estimated 13 million Brazilians -- in all of the country's nearly 5,600 municipalities, from the Amazon to the ...

Uncertainty looms for victor in Venezuela

Uncertainty looms for victor in Venezuela: Several years ago, not quite halfway through his 14-year presidency, Hugo Chávez bought a new presidential jet. The $65m Airbus A319 had extravagant white leather interiors, paintings of national heroes hung on the cabin walls and folding seat-back ...