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07/08/2018

‘The Uranium Bomb Detonated over Hiroshima Razed and Burnt 70 Per Cent of All Buildings, Caused an Estimated 140,000 Deaths by the End of 1945’

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By ICANInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons*

The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of people, and their effects are still being felt today.
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The uranium bomb detonated over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 had an explosive yield equal to 15,000 tonnes of TNT.
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It razed and burnt around 70 per cent of all buildings and caused an estimated 140,000 deaths by the end of 1945, along with increased rates of cancer and chronic disease among the survivors.
05/08/2018

How Indigenous Knowledge Advances Modern Science and Technology

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The Conversation* Throughout history, Indigenous peoples have been responsible for the development of many technologies and have substantially contributed to science.

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Indigenous knowledge has aided and enhanced modern science and technology for centuries, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, speaks about climate change at the global COP22 conference in Marrakech, Morocco, in November 2016.(AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy) | Photo from The Conversation.

Science is the pursuit of knowledge. Approaches to gathering that knowledge are culturally relative. Indigenous science incorporates traditional knowledge and Indigenous perspectives, while non-Indigenous scientific approaches are commonly recognized as Western science.

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04/08/2018

Brazil: Workers’ Party Presents Lula’s 5-Point Govt Program

Human Wrongs Watch

The PT said it will formalize Saturday at its National Convention the presidential candidacy of former leftist president Lula. 

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | Photo: Twitter / @ptbrasil

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4 August 2018 (teleSUR)* — Brazil’s Workers’Party (PT) presented former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s five-point government program for re-election as the party also said it will formalize Saturday [4 August 2018] at its National Convention, in the city of Sao Paulo the presidential candidacy of the former leftist president, who has been unjustly imprisoned since April 7.
04/08/2018

Brazil: Well Educated, Elites Flee As Poor Bear The Brunt of Violence, Austerity

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3 August 2018 (teleSUR)*“I’m totally freaked out by what’s happening, especially here in Rio,” said 40-year-old soap opera star and father of three, Thiago Lacerda.

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Brazil’s 2019 budget may result in the end of educational grants for graduate students in the scientific fields. | Photo: Portal.MEC.gov.br/

In recent years, Brazil’s wealthy along with its highly-educated University graduates, doctors, lawyers, even TV and film stars, have been fleeing the South American country to places such as Portugal, Miami and Orlando (in United States) in search of stability as the poor continue to bear the brunt of the ongoing political and economic crisis.

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04/08/2018

Protecting Vulnerable People in Eastern DR Congo from New Ebola Virus Outbreak Will Be “Very, Very Complex” Due the Ongoing Conflict There – WHO

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Protecting vulnerable people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the latest Ebola Virus outbreak is going to be “very, very complex”, given the huge logistical challenges and ongoing conflict there, the World Health Organization (WHO) on 3 August 2018 said.

WHO | WHO team with the help of local residents hack their way through the Equatorial forest to bring Ebola vaccine to remote communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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“We know for example that there have been around 20 deaths,” Dr. Peter Salama, Deputy Director General of Emergency Preparedness and Response, told journalists in Geneva.
04/08/2018

Israel: An American-Russian Protectorate?

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By Chandra Muzaffar – TRANSCEND Media Service*

It is partly because the mainstream Western media persists with its hysteria on Trump’s failure to stand up to Putin on  alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Election that  other aspects of the meeting between the two men in Helsinki have yet to come to the fore. One of them is about the position that the two adopted on Israel.

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 Chandra Muzaffar

Some sections of the Zionist-linked media in particular are suggesting that as a result of the Helsinki Summit, Israel has now become “a joint American-Russian protectorate”.

The media conference that Trump and Putin addressed, according to these sources, underscored this. There is absolutely no truth to this claim.

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04/08/2018

What Does Zero-Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Look Like?

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3 August 2018 (UN Women)*What does zero-tolerance to sexual harassment look like? Feminists, gender experts and UN officials came together to discuss promising practices to curb sexual harassment and assault in a UN Women-organized “Feminist Think Space” from 30 to 31 July in New York.

04/08/2018

Does Monsanto’s Roundup Cause Cancer? Trial Highlights the Difficulty of Proving a Link

04/08/2018

BRICS Countries Committed to Promote Social Dialogue, Easier Access to Decent Work for Youth, Faster Progress Towards Gender Equality at Work, and Universal Social Security Systems

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ILO chief, Guy Ryder, highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to social dialogue, social protection, gender equality and youth employment.

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ILO Director-General at the summit of the Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting of the BRICS countries

DURBAN, 3 August 2018 (ILO)* – ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the joint Declaration issued by Labour and Employment Ministers of the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – at their fourth summit in the Republic of South Africa.

The Declaration commits BRICS countries to promote social dialogue between governments and the social partners – employers’ and workers’ organizations in order to respond to the challenges brought by the Future of Work and digitalization.

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04/08/2018

Arrests of Women’s Rights Activists Put Saudi Arabia on the Wrong Side of History

Human Wrongs Watch

From Indonesia to Saudi Arabia, Muslim women’s movements for equality are increasingly interconnected – and unstoppable.

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**A Saudi woman wearing a traditional niqab. | Walter CallensCC BY 2.0

3 August 2018 (openDemocracy)* – Saudi Arabia’s ongoing crackdown on women’s rights activists undermines Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s own reform agenda.

It reveals a disconnect between this young leader who styles himself as a reformist and a women’s rights advocateand the new reality in the Muslim world today.

Increasingly, Muslim women are reclaiming an Islam that has long espoused equality, justice and freedom for all.

These women are leading change from within their communities.

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