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text New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides additional evidence that diets lower in animal-based foods and higher in plant-based foods are better for the health of people and the planet. The review highlights the urgency of addressing sustainability in national food policy as a matter of food security: “Long-term food security can be ensured only if we consider the sustainability of our food suppl...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:59PM
image Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock 480_national_nurses_united_standing_rock_nodapl.jpg by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United Press Release, 12/2/16...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:23PM
text EPA Petitioned to Acknowledge Extensive Fluoride/Brain Risk Evidence by Fluoride Action Network
Groups delivered 2500 pages of scientific evidence to EPA showing fluoride/brain risks that warrants EPA's banning the unnecessary addition of fluoride chemicals into public water supplies...
Posted: Sun Dec 4, 2016 11:36AM
audio Dream Caravan 2016 (audio/mpeg 24.6mb) by WTUL News and Views
WTUL News and Views speaks with Organizers of the annual Dream Caravan, a community healing event hosted in New Orleans that focuses on the powerful healing potential of dreams....
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:26AM
audio wtul news and views speaks with Janet Hays for OPPRC (audio/mpeg 18.1mb) by wtulnews
Janet Hays of HealingMindsNOLA speaks about a 30 Nov vigil at Gravier Park against a prison expansion for Orleans Parish Prison. Despite expert reports, and a decision of the New Orleans City Council, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is pushing to spend $55 Million in FEMA dollars to expand the number of beds at the OPP facilities--known as "Phase III." The previous two phases did not include facilities capable of caring for incarcerated people with mental health needs....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:27AM
image Woman severely injured when concussion grenade thrown by police at Standing Rock explodes on her arm 480_sophia_wilansky_standing_rock_nodapl_1.jpg by via Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
November 22, 2016 - On November 21st as a direct result of the violent police response at Standing Rock towards unarmed people opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 21 year old woman from New York City, Sophia Wilansky, was severely injured when a concussion grenade thrown by police hit her left arm and exploded. Sophia was heading to bring water to the unarmed people who were being attacked for several hours by Morton County Sheriff forces. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has stated ...
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:26PM
image Police Attack Unarmed Standing Rock Water Protectors in Freezing Temperatures with Water Cannons and Other Weapons in 5-Hour Standoff 480_nov-20-standing-rock-water-cannons-twitter-bluefancyshawl_1.jpg by via National Lawyers Guild
CANNON BALL, ND, November 21, 2016 — The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC; formerly Red Owl), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), strongly condemns the flagrant civil and human rights violations committed by Morton County law enforcement last night against unarmed Standing Rock Water Protectors. The standoff lasted more than five hours in freezing temperatures (26-degrees Fahrenheit), during which police deployed water cannons, rubber bullets, Long Range Acoustic Devices ...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:35PM
text Excessive Force by Police Injures 300 Water Protectors at Standing Rock by via Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
November 20, 2016 - The Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council responded to a mass casualty incident that began at 6pm yesterday evening. Approximately 300 injuries were identified, triaged, assessed and treated by our physicians, nurses, paramedics and integrative healers working in collaboration with local emergency response. These 300 injuries were the direct result of excessive force by police over the course of 10 hours. At least 26 seriously injured people had to be evacuated by ambulance...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:43PM
text Poisoned food products will be delivered to Syria through Kilis, Turkey by Mike Stalwart
Great anxiety has been raised by the info about preparations for a provocation against Aleppo where canned food products containing toxic agents were to be massively distributed under the guise of humanitarian aid from the Assad government....
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:18AM
image Registered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers on Second Deployment to Standing Rock 480_registered_nurse_response_network_-_standing_rock.jpg by via National Nurses United
November 7, 2016 - National Nurses United (NNU)’s Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a national network of volunteer nurses, will deploy a second team of RN volunteers to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation—to help with existing medical and first aid support for land and water protectors—NNU announced today. Photo: RNRN nurses at Standing Rock -- Amy Zipperer (Maine), Terry Tate (Louisiana), Amy Bowen (Missouri)....
Posted: Mon Nov 7, 2016 5:01PM
text Flower Pot Candle Heaters And Your Health by Tomas DiFiore
Toxicity levels aside; seems the science behind the ingenuous design, and curious scrutiny, over the years has evolved ways of additional heat absorption, conductivity, mass and heat transference. Assorted model kits are available online. The downside is the toxicity of petroleum by-products introduced into a home environment by paraffin candles - or a massage setting, or Tiny Home, RV, or any small space - which few talk about. Beeswax candle fuel is the candle fuel that produces the most ne...
Posted: Wed Nov 2, 2016 10:57AM
document Report: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking ea_dangerous_scrn.pdf_140_.jpg by via Environment America
Boston, Mass., October 13, 2016 – More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution....
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:29AM
image Nurses Condemn Attacks on Water Protectors Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline Project 480_standing_rock_sioux_reservation_national_nurses_united.jpg by via National Nurses United
October 27, 2016 - National Nurses United today sharply condemned police and armed guard attacks on members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, other First Nations, environmental activists, and other protectors who have bravely participated in protests against the Dakota Access pipeline project. Photo: Nurses of RNRN at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation....
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:15AM
image Police from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp 480_standing_rock_prayer_circle_riot_police_1.jpg by via Camp of the Sacred Stones
Cannonball, ND, October 28, 2016 - Over 300 police officers in riot gear, 8 ATVs, 5 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters, and numerous military-grade humvees showed up north of the newly formed frontline camp just east of Highway 1806. The 1851 Treaty Camp was set up this past Sunday directly in the path of the pipeline, on land recently purchased by DAPL. Today this camp, a reclamation of unceded Lakota territory affirmed as part of the Standing Rock Reservation in the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 185...
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:56PM
audio Ben Quimby from 350 Louisiana on No New Leases (audio/mpeg 21.7mb) by wtul news
Ben Quimby from 350 Louisiana on No New Leases talks about the upcoming rally at BOEM, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard at noon central to 4pm...
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:58AM
text Medicare overhauls doctor payment rules by mil
Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled its new rules for how Medicare compensates doctors for services. Under the guise of providing “quality” care, the new rules are part of a cost-cutting strategy that incentivizes doctors to ration care for patients....
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:20PM
image Registered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers to Assist With First Aid at Standing Rock 480_water-is-life-no-dapl_1.jpg by via National Nurses United
October 10, 2016 - National Nurses United (NNU)’s Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a national network of volunteer direct-care RNs, will deploy nurse volunteers to help existing medical volunteers at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation meet first aid needs for thousands of land and water protectors as winter approaches, NNU announced today....
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:06AM
text ACLU of San Diego Statement on El Cajon Police Department’s Video Release by American Civil Liberties Union
SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 3, 2016 – The video released Friday of the shooting death of Alfred Olango by El Cajon Police raises disturbing if sadly familiar questions about how police handle crisis calls involving people of color in general, and people of color with disabilities in particular. Mr. Olango’s death is an all too familiar part of what is a national epidemic of police use of deadly force. Mr. Olango did not have to die....
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 7:13PM
image Electric cars: Running on child labour? 480_democratic_republic_of_congo_drc_artisanal_cobalt_mining_1.jpg by Amnesty International
September 29, 2016 - Leading electric car makers must come clean to their consumers about the steps they are taking to keep child labour out of their supply chains, and be open about any abuses that they do find, Amnesty International said today, ahead of the Paris Motor Show where new models of electric cars will be displayed....
Posted: Sat Oct 1, 2016 2:32AM
audio Critical Race Theory and the Intersection of Race, Law, and Power (2/2) (audio/mpeg 14.9mb) by Mohan Ambikaipaker, PhD
This is the second half of the second lecture in a three part series on Health, Race, and Communication. In this lecture, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Tulane University, Mohan Ambikaipaker, PhD, touches on the barriers that front Critical Race Theory in its inclusion in the Public Health framework. The series "Health, Race, and Communications" is sponsored by the Tulane Society for Young Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane SPHTM SGA, Tulane Center for Excell...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:20AM