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jueves, 20 de junio de 2013

'Rohani the Moderate' Helped Plan 1994 Bombing of Buenos Aires

'Rohani the Moderate' Helped Plan 1994 Bombing of Buenos Aires: Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani, described as a “moderate” by media after he narrowly won this week's election to success Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was on the committee that planned the mega-terrorist bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires in ...

Gay Marriage Rulings May Raise New Questions for Couples

Gay Marriage Rulings May Raise New Questions for Couples: Perry, the case over California's Proposition 8, while striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in the other court case before them, U.S. v. Windsor. The justices could limit their ruling on gay marriage to California and just a few states while ...

Behind the protests, Brazil's dysfunctional economy

Behind the protests, Brazil's dysfunctional economy:
“It's the price Brazil is paying for the growth that allowed 30 million Brazilians to lift themselves out of poverty and join the middle class over the past several years,” said Stéphane Witkowski, chairman of the board at Paris's Institute of Latin ...


FRANCE 24

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Criticized for Ignoring LGBT ...

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Criticized for Ignoring LGBT ...

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation finds that a 'Gay Pride' slide show from the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission rings a bit hollow when the LPC has not designated a single building in New York based primarily on LGBT history.

Study: Many Survivors of Domestic Violence Not Getting Mental Health Care

Study: Many Survivors of Domestic Violence Not Getting Mental Health Care: A University of Missouri researcher says a significant number of women who are in or have been in abusive relationships are not getting mental health care. The study involved 50 women who had been the victims of violence brought by intimate partners.

Liver biopsy, mental health did not affect HCV treatment

Liver biopsy, mental health did not affect HCV treatment

Using a computerized patient record system, researchers examined the effect of having liver biopsy and the presence of psychiatric disorders on the the treatment response and completion rates among 375 HCV-infected veterans who were being treated at ...

Puerto Rico Senate Fights Back Against Monsanto GMO and Toxic Research on ...

Puerto Rico Senate Fights Back Against Monsanto GMO and Toxic Research on ...

The Puerto Rico Senate agricultural committee is attempting to regulate experimentation with GMO seeds, specifically due to Monsanto research facilities located on the island. According to the website Corpwatch, however, Monsanto wouldn't ...

Cuba to Share Expertise in Animation, Art and Craft

Cuba to Share Expertise in Animation, Art and Craft: The Governments of Jamaica and Cuba have inked an agreement, which will see Cuban specialists in movie animation and high quality art and craft coming to the island to impart their knowledge to local youths. The 'Youth and Cultural Exchange' agreement ...

America Is Almost OK With the Gays, but When Will It Be Cool With People Like ...

America Is Almost OK With the Gays, but When Will It Be Cool With People Like ...

Things are looking up for gay Americans lately. In spite of lingering homophobia and a few very loud bigots, our country is moving toward a future in which gays and lesbians will have all the rights granted to straight Americans under the Constitution ...

Argentina renews sovereignty claims over Malvinas Islands at UN

Argentina renews sovereignty claims over Malvinas Islands at UN: President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in a historic decision taking a head of state to address the UN Committee, personally led Argentina's diplomatic mission last year in New York marking the 30th anniversary of the South Atlantic War Buenos Aires ...

Half of First Nations children in Canada live in poverty, new study indicates

Half of First Nations children in Canada live in poverty, new study indicates:
... of First Nations children in Canada live in housing in need of major repairs. Half of First Nations children in Canada live below the poverty line, according to a report issued today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the ...


Straight.com

Brazil protests: Pele's appeal for calm mocked on social media

Brazil protests: Pele's appeal for calm mocked on social media:
Sao Paulo: Brazilian soccer great Pele has called on thousands of protestors demonstrating over poor quality public services and corruption to leave the streets and focus on football, an appeal that was quickly met with derision on social media. Brazil ...


Firstpost

Brazil fare hikes rolled back in victory for protests

Brazil fare hikes rolled back in victory for protests

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's two biggest cities rolled back transit fare hikes that had triggered massive protests as demonstrators clashed with police outside a Confederations Cup match. The move Wednesday by authorities in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro ...

Deployment of Canadian peacekeepers to Haiti a 'small but positive' gesture to UN

Deployment of Canadian peacekeepers to Haiti a 'small but positive' gesture to UN

Canada's decision to send 34 troops to join an international peacekeeping mission in Haiti represents an olive branch in Ottawa's sometimes thorny relationship with the United Nations, says one former diplomat. Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced ...

The end of ' ex - gay ' conversion therapy

The end of ' ex - gay ' conversion therapy:
The shuttering of Exodus — or rather, its transformation into another, avowedly not "ex-gay" organization — is a big blow to "reparative therapy," but it isn't the first. As of January, such therapy is barred for minors in California, and New Jersey ...


The Week Magazine

Feinstein: Stop Force-Feeding Guantanamo Bay Detainees

Feinstein: Stop Force-Feeding Guantanamo Bay Detainees:
John McCain (R-CA) and White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough earlier this month, urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to end the practice not of medical necessity but because it contradicted international norms and America's own prison practices ...


TPM

Brazil sends national force to control protests

Brazil sends national force to control protests: BRASILIA, 19 JUNE: Brazil's government says it will deploy a national security force to five major cities after a wave of protests which has seen almost a quarter of a million people demand better public services. The national force will be sent to Rio ...

Five questions for Sister Helen Prejean

Five questions for Sister Helen Prejean: 4. Has any American president opposed the death penalty? Not that I know of. Not even President Obama. I wish I could have five minutes with him. I would tell him there's no way it's ever going to be fair. Overwhelming, the people who are sentenced to ...

Crowd of 30000 overruns police cordon ahead of Brazil football match

Crowd of 30000 overruns police cordon ahead of Brazil football match: RT June 20, 2013. Violent clashes have erupted in the northern city of Fortaleza in the hours leading to a Confederations Cup match with Mexico. Dozens were hurt as riot police unleashed tear gas and barrage of rubber bullets at a crowd of ...

Cuba and US to resume talks on migration

Cuba and US to resume talks on migration

Cuba on Wednesday issued a statement declaring the recently concluded mail talks as "welcome" and "fruitful", but also said its delegation had informed the Americans that "a high quality, stable and secure" mail service between the countries is ...

An Exodus From the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?

An Exodus From the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?:
Decades after leading U.S. mental health organizations agreed that being gay is not a disorder, a small segment of American society, driven largely by religion, has persisted in saying homosexuality is something that can and should be “cured.” While ...


Advocate.com

Barack Obama calls for gay equality in Germany

Barack Obama calls for gay equality in Germany:
'We are not only citizens of America or Germany – we are also citizens of the world,' he added. 'Our fates and fortunes are linked like never before.' Obama's address to students and government officials comes after almost 50 years after John F Kennedy ...


Gay Star News

Too Many People With Mental Health Problems Held In Police Cells

Too Many People With Mental Health Problems Held In Police Cells: Police have powers to take individuals suffering from mental health issues in a public place to a "place of safety" for their protection - but guidance states that in all but "exceptional" circumstances this should be in a hospital or health location ...

Mental health clinics cited

Mental health clinics cited

The findings last year, described in documents obtained by the Globe and filed as part of a lawsuit, highlight a two-tier system in which low-income patients often are treated by mental health workers with less training and expertise than caregivers ...

10 Assistant Professors Receive Mental Health Research Grants in Texas

10 Assistant Professors Receive Mental Health Research Grants in Texas: The goals of this initiative are to increase the pool of junior faculty members doing quality mental health research and to encourage the disbursement of research findings to other researchers, policymakers and service providers through presentations ...