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miércoles, 24 de octubre de 2012

US anti-poverty campaigner: 'Whatever we are doing, it isn't working'

US anti-poverty campaigner: 'Whatever we are doing, it isn't working':
As chief executive and driving force behind the Family Independence Initiative (FII), an anti-poverty, not-for-profit organisation based in Oakland, California, the former youth worker has been assiduously rewriting the rulebook on combating entrenched ...


The Guardian

Kids in Poverty Can Still Learn

Kids in Poverty Can Still Learn: In California, folks like Cesar Chavez fought for better working conditions for Latino migrant workers. While those families struggled to make ends meet, many strived to put their children in schools that would meet their needs. And those kids learned.

CMA opposes lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men - News ...

CMA opposes lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men - News ...: Strong Medicine for Healthy California Communities ... seeking comments on designing pilot programs to create "alternative donor deferral criteria" for gay men .




Man Shows Testicles To Police To Avoid Jail - And It Works!

Man Shows Testicles To Police To Avoid Jail - And It Works!: These CT scans show a 6-inch spear lodged in the head of Emerson de Oliveira Abreu, who sought treatment at a hospital in Brazil in late March. The spear pierced his head during an underwater fishing accident. After doctors operated to remove the spear ...

Mental Health Monologues aim to bust stigmas

Mental Health Monologues aim to bust stigmas: Personal accounts of mental illness are being translated into a production at The University of Alabama in the hopes of busting the stigma associated with the diseases. Essay submissions for the third annual Mental Health Monologues are being accepted ...




Prison, $7 billion fine for French rogue trader

Prison, $7 billion fine for French rogue trader: President Barack Obama's decision to help America's automakers could end up being what helps drive him back into the White House. President Barack Obama's decision to help America's automakers could end up being what helps drive him back into the ...

At Afghan shrine, ancient treatment for mental illness

At Afghan shrine, ancient treatment for mental illness:
Legend has it that those with mental disorders will be healed after spending 40 days in one of the shrine's 16 tiny concrete cells. They live on a subsistence diet of bread, water and black pepper near the grave of a famous pir, or spiritual leader ...


RAWA News

Mental Health Awareness: Life with Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health Awareness: Life with Bipolar Disorder:
NORTON -- Bipolar Disorder, what was once called "Manic Depression," is something that affects ten million Americans according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Find out more about by Bipolar Disorder on the NAMI Website. The illness consists ...


WKYC-TV

Hamilton's homeless youth face mental health challenges

Hamilton's homeless youth face mental health challenges:
Like many homeless and street-involved youth, Evans, now 23, has struggled with serious mental health problems for much of his life. He grew up in a single-parent family, and said his mother, though she tried to get Evan professional help, wasn't ...


CBC.ca

In defense of the mentally ill


In defense of the mentally ill

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationreported this January that 45.9 million American adults experience a mental illness during any given year. Does Obama believe these 45.9 million Americans pose an immediate threat to ...

Class helps people's mental illnesses turn into therapeutic comedy routine

Class helps people's mental illnesses turn into therapeutic comedy routine: Granirer, 52, got the idea for his Stand Up For Mental Health Foundation after doing comedy that dealt with his own mental illness. Along with laughs came a form of therapy. He has written a book, “The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to ...




Chile Deports Non-Violent Foreign Prisoners

Chile Deports Non-Violent Foreign Prisoners: SANTIAGO, Oct 23 2012 (IPS) - Chile is releasing and deporting foreign inmates, mainly in prison on drug trafficking charges, as part of a broader attempt at improving conditions in this country's overcrowded prisons. The law introduced by the right ...

'Argentina's barriers are not affecting Chilean exports'


'Argentina's barriers are not affecting Chilean exports'

SANTIAGO — The annual bilateral meeting between Argentina and Chile (on this side of the Andes this year) at ministerial, gubernatorial and mayoral level is just around the corner. Looking ahead to the agenda for November 7-8, Chilean Foreign Minister ...

Native American culture and unknowing disrespect

Native American culture and unknowing disrespect: As a self-identified Cherokee, I have understood since I was seven years old that America's indigenous population has survived and is still here. Still, our educational system largely fails to recognize the decimation of Native American peoples that ...

When poverty is at the head of the class, learning suffers

When poverty is at the head of the class, learning suffers: Louisiana is one of 46 states implementing the Common Core State Standards in public schools, a program launched by the National Association of Governors with standards "designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and ...

Unemployment drops in key swing states

Unemployment drops in key swing states: The nation's Latino and black unemployment rates — both so critically elevated since the recession began that they have together kept the nation's overall unemployment rate far above a level most economists consider healthy — also ...

Latin American low-skilled labor flocks to Brazil's jobs


Latin American low-skilled labor flocks to Brazil's jobs

But now South American nations are eyeing their continent's largest country. “Brazil has to prepare itself to be once again a country of immigration,” Ms. Ventura says. Brazil surpassed the United Kingdom as the sixth-largest economy in the world last ...

Jailing of a mentally ill woman exposes El Salvador's tough abortion laws ...


Jailing of a mentally ill woman exposes El Salvador's tough abortion laws ...

BOGOTA ( TrustLaw ) – A judge's decision to jail a mentally ill woman for inducing an abortion in El Salvador highlights the country's draconian abortion laws that are among the worst in Central America , a reproductive rights group says. ... The ...

Remittances and Immigration

Remittances and Immigration: The poverty rates in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are 38 percent, 51 percent and 59 percent respectively. Poverty and the lack of economic opportunity will drive immigrants north no matter how high we make the border walls. Remittances can't ...




Guatemalan private sector plans creation of 1.2 million jobs

Guatemalan private sector plans creation of 1.2 million jobs:
Guatemala suffers from both a high level of unemployment and also from underemployment, exacerbating a rise in poverty affecting families and young people alike. Per year, around 20,000 jobs are being created, but 140,000 young people enter the jobs ...


Emigrate.co.uk

Latin America overlooked during last presidential debate

Latin America overlooked during last presidential debate: In fact, Latin America was mentioned once, by Romney, when answering a question about the role of the United States in the world. “Latin America is a huge opportunity for us,” Romney said — in passing — as he discussed trade, while saying that there ...




Another Maine city endorses gay marriage

Another Maine city endorses gay marriage: SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- South Portland is joining other major Maine cities that have endorsed "yes" votes for the gay marriage question on the Nov. 6 ballot. With its vote Monday night, South Portland joins neighboring Portland and Bangor, whose ...

Most Irish in New York vocal in support of gay marriage, new survey shows

Most Irish in New York vocal in support of gay marriage, new survey shows:
Gay marriage advocates cheer during a rally moments before hearing the news of the Proposition 8 over-ruling outside the Ninth Circuit Courthouse in San Francisco, California, on Feb. 7. Photo by REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach. Tweet. submit to reddit ...


IrishCentral

Gay conversion therapy goes unregulated


Gay conversion therapy goes unregulated


Last month, California became the first US state to ban gay conversion therapies for minors, banning therapists and psychologists from offering the treatment to anyone under the age of 18. A spokeswoman for the NSW attorney general said there were had ...

A Latino congressional district with no Hispanic candidate

A Latino congressional district with no Hispanic candidate: Mark Takano, a 51-year-old gay Japanese-American, is counting on a Latino congressional district to make him the first Democratic congressman from Southern California's Riverside County in two decades. (AP Photo/Mark Takano for Congress). If you're ...