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Ebola in U.S.: Struggle over quarantine, stigmatization

By October 31, 2014

Oct. 27 — Epidemiology nurse Kaci Hickox had traveled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Doctors Without Borders to help treat patients suffering from Ebola virus disease. Upon returning to the U.S. Oct. 24, Hickox was placed under quarantine. She reported no symptoms of the dreaded disease. [She was released from quarantine after much criticism […]

 

Ebola cases surpass 10,000 in West Africa

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World Health Organization officials announced on Oct. 24 that the number of Ebola virus disease cases now exceeds 10,000. Most people have come down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where approximately 4,900 people have died. On Oct. 23, Mali officials announced that one case resulting in a […]

 

Libya war continues by proxy

By October 26, 2014

On Oct. 20, 2011, the leader of the North African state of Libya was brutally assassinated in the city of Sirte. Colonel Moammar Gadhafi had been leading a struggle to defend his country from a war of regime-change coordinated and financed by the United States and NATO. Three years after the overthrow of his Jamahiriya […]

 

Justice denied for 7-year-old Aiyana Jones

By October 25, 2014
Aiyana Jones

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley remains unscathed after a second attempt to prosecute him ended in a mistrial on Oct. 10. Weekley killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones during a raid at the wrong residence in a two-family house on Detroit’s eastside during the early morning hours of May 16, 2010. Weekley was charged with involuntary […]

 

Why isn’t there more global aid to fight Ebola?

By October 22, 2014

Oct. 20 — Several United States congressional representatives have called for a ban on travel into the U.S. from the three West African states which have been the most severely impacted by the recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. These proposals demanded that President Barack Obama prohibit travelers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia from entering […]

 

Ebola & failure of for-profit medical care

By October 13, 2014

Oct. 13 — With the death of Thomas Eric Duncan in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Oct. 8, the political dynamics of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak have taken on wider dimensions. Nina Pham, a nurse who was providing care for Duncan, has tested positive for the virus and is being treated in […]

 

Ebola crisis requires global response

By October 1, 2014

Sept. 29 — A special session at the 69th U.N. General Assembly discussed the spread of the Ebola virus in several West African states on Sept. 25. African Union Commission Chair Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan spoke on the worsening crisis and the need for assistance from the international community […]

 

Ferguson: Community protests racist power structure

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Ferguson, Mo.

Eight people were arrested on Sept. 28 as protests continued in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. People reportedly threw rocks and bottles at police during the evening amid escalating tensions over a Missouri grand jury’s failure to file charges against white police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael […]

 

Ebola crisis in Africa: Cuba sends health care workers, U.S. sends troops

By September 25, 2014

Eight experts and journalists visiting the West African state of Guinea were found dead in Nzerekore on Sept. 20. They went there to educate about preventing the spread of Ebola. Reports from Guinea say the delegation met with community elders, then was later attacked by youths. Guinea is the first country identified in the latest […]

 

Somalia petrolera, pero con hambre y ocupación militar de EUA

By September 24, 2014

A principios de septiembre, el presidente de EUA, Barack Obama anunció que había realizado el asesinato selectivo del líder de la organización de resistencia islámica Al-Shabaab en Somalia. El grupo ha estado luchando contra el gobierno somalí y una fuerza militar regional por más de seis años. En cuestión de días, Al-Shabaab se hizo responsable […]

 
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