Jean Lievens: Kate Raworth on Inequality at Root

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Want to Solve Climate Change? Tackle Inequality

What will it take to get into the doughnut? Tackling inequality is key – and that means addressing resource inequalities in both consumption and production. Here’s why, in three messages.

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Oct 29

Greg Palast: GOP Disenfranchising 3.5 Million Voters — Obama Doing the “Al Gore” (Rolling Over and Playing Dead for Money) — Electoral Reform, Anyone?

Greg Palast

Greg Palast

GOP-led Purge Threat to 3.5 Million Voters

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voter rolls, especially targeting minority voters.

Al Jazeera America has obtained 2.1 million names from the target lists,  kept confidential until now.  Experts reviewing the lists conclude it is suspiciously over-weighted with Black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters.

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Oct 29

Mongoose: Got a Bad Attitude? Go to Jail…

Mongoose

Mongoose

From America’s CounterIntelligence hub, CounterPunch…

Will the Feds Soon be Targeting People With a “Bad Attitude”?

Obama’s Hypocritical Crusade Against Extremism

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Oct 28

Berto Jongman: Ebola Airborne?

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Infectious Disease Experts Argue: ‘Ebola Virus Could Be an Aerosol-Transmissable Disease’

Healthcare workers should be equipped with air-purifying respirators because “patients and procedures generate aerosols, and Ebola virus remains viable in aerosols for up to 90 minutes,” they noted.

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Oct 28

Berto Jongman: Liberia the Hidden Truth — Massive Disinformation About Ebola Harmful to Liberia’s Economy and Society

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Liberia: The Hidden Truth About Ebola

Helen Epstein

The New York Review of Books, 24 October 2014

EXTRACT

“The only way the economy can grow is through internal investment and foreign investment,” he explained. “There isn’t much internal investment because people are poor, so as minister, I worked hard to restore investor confidence in this country because it’s really our only hope.” With misinformation feeding a blaze of paranoia across the United States about this “African” disease, that one hope is threatened.

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Oct 27

Mini-Me: WHO Now Says Ebola Has 42 Day Incubation Period — 1 in 8 to 1 in 20 go longer….

Who?  Mini-Me?

Who? Mini-Me?

Huh?

Shock WHO report: Ebola has 42-day incubation period, not 21 days!

The WHO’s “Ebola situation assessment” report, found here, explains that only 95% of Ebola infections experience incubation within the widely-reported 21-day period. Here’s the actual language from the report: Read full article.

Is 21 Days Long Enough For Ebola Quarantine?

Charles N. Haas, an environmental engineer who models human risk of illness at Drexel University .. has .. published a paper last week in the journal PLOS Currents reporting that as many as one in eight people who get Ebola don’t get sick until after 21 days. In the current outbreak, the number is one in 20, according to a report published by WHO researchers last week. Read full article.

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Oct 26

Mongoose: Russia Stops Europe’s Gas Over Ukraine — Power Grid Sabotage Next?

Mongoose

Mongoose

Playtime is over. Serves Europe right for being an ignorant unethical pawn to US lies… As for John Kerry, he is, if anything, even more worthless than Hillary Clinton ever was.

Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis ‘within hours’ as a dispute with Ukraine escalated. This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in.

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Oct 25