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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

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 […]


Oil-rich Somalia faces famine while U.S. oversees military occupation

By September 21, 2014

Early in September, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he had carried out a targeted assassination of the leader of the Al-Shabaab Islamic resistance organization in Somalia. The group has been fighting against the Somali government and a regional military force for over six years. In a matter of days, Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for retaliatory attacks […]


Still demanding justice for Michael Brown

By September 19, 2014
Parent and child at protest in Ferguson, Mo.

The people of Ferguson, Mo., and supporters are still demanding the indictment and arrest of white police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. They attempted to block traffic on Interstate 70 on Sept. 10. Large numbers of police were in force to try to prevent the protest from having […]


Crisis del Ébola: Países ricos deben responder

By September 16, 2014

En Liberia, donde muchas personas han muerto por el virus del Ébola, enfermeras y médicos se declararon en huelga el 1, 2 y 4 de Septiembre, debido a la falta de pago y a los peligros que enfrentan debido a los mínimos recursos disponibles para hacer frente al creciente desastre sobre atención de la salud. […]


Somalia: Retaliation car bomb kills four U.S. officials

By September 11, 2014

A reported car bomb rammed into a convoy of troops of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Sept. 8, killing 12 people, including a U.S. military commander and three others from the United States. Reportedly, 27 people were injured. At least three AMISOM officers and two U.S. personnel working for Bancroft Global Development […]


Ebola crisis: Rich countries must respond

By September 9, 2014

In Liberia, where many people have been killed by the Ebola virus, nurses and physicians went on strike on Sept. 1, 2 and 4 due to lack of pay and the dangers they face due to the minimal resources available to address the burgeoning health care disaster. This West African state, which maintains political and economic […]