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EBOLA DRUG SAFETY TESTS RAISE ETHICAL ISSUES AS NY TIMES COMMENDS CUBA

Can you test a promising new Ebola drug by giving it to one sample infected group and giving a deactivated placebo to another? That’s the issue dividing medical experts at a World Health Organization meeting this week in Geneva.

Deal or no deal? Chibok girls still held

A myriad of stories is swirling around the Chibok girls.

Malala Influences a Generation

Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against the Taliban and to help women get an education.

Stop Ebola at the border

In September, the president gave a somber, yet reassuring-sounding speech concerning the United States’ response to the Ebola virus that is currently ravaging three West African nations.

Mugabe: We would love to see South Africa take the lead

During a recent two-week trip to China, Robert Mugabe, the anti-imperialist president of Zimbabwe, addressed a seminar in Beijing where various African diplomats were present, taking the opportunity to challenge Caucasians in South Africa, suggesting that they are responsible for ...

‘CREATIVE RESISTANCE’ PLANNED FOR ‘ANTI-POOR’ CONFAB

Farmers, indigenous peoples and other social justice groups will be taking to the streets this week in 10 cities, calling for an end to ruinous business-driven development plans for poor countries around the world.

WORLD BANK IN BID TO PUT LAGOS WATER IN PRIVATE HANDS

As Detroit fights to end a punishing wave of water shutoffs sparked by a payment crisis six years in the making, a bid by the World Bank could put Lagos, Nigeria, in similar straits.

When Baron Samedi comes: The Death of Jean-Claude Duvalier

Saturday, Oct. 4, one of the most brutal dictators of Haiti, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was dying of a heart attack at his home in Thomassin, a Port-au-Prince mountaintop suburb, as an old, familiar friend, dressed in a top hat, ...

Oil Barons Jump On New Finds In Africa, Ignoring Climate Justice Calls

U.S. and U.K. oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to “keep the oil in the soil.”

Haiti: The richest country in the Western Hemisphere

For decades, and up to this point, Haiti has had the inauspicious distinction of being labeled the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere despite its rich resources, along with its rich historical and cultural legacy.

Obama’s Rubik’s Cube

President Barack Obama’s overrating of security forces in Iraq and underestimating the conflict in Syria would appear a recipe for disaster, and this is just the half of the problems piling up on his plate, leaving him with a veritable ...

Letter No. 94: Immigration reform now!

I endorse the Caucus’ call for you to “act boldly and use all legal means available to provide immediate and temporary relief from deportation to qualified immigrant workers and immigrant families.”

Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread 

Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease.

New report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

On the heels of the Ray Rice scandal in the U.S., a new report by the accounting firm KPMG says that violence against women in South Africa costs the country between $2 and $4 billion yearly.

Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

New York streets were overflowing Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical instruments and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for ...

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