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Would Health Care Reform Help You?

Article Date: 
2 Feb 2010

Many obstacles and stumbling blocks remain in the way of health care reform. The House and Senate bills will have to be merged, and then the House and Senate both will vote on the final bill. We don’t yet know what will be in the final bill, or if the final bill will be passed into law. Passage will be especially difficult in the Senate, where it will need 60 votes to pass. It is still possible that after all this angst, just one grandstanding senator could kill the whole thing.

Article Author: 
Barbara O' Brien

About Me

Article Date: 
11 Sep 2009

Olive Joy
Olive Joy Villegas is a webmaster by profession who earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology in 2005. She is currently working as online representative at Dlinkers SEO Services, a SEO Company based in the Philippines. SEO Services provided by SEO Expert in the Web Industry.

'Tell Her the Truth'

Article Date: 
26 Mar 2009

Israel's recent bombing and ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, Operation Cast Lead, killed 1,417 Palestinians; thirteen Israelis were killed, five by friendly fire. Thousands of Palestinians were seriously wounded and left without adequate medical care, shelter or food. Among the Palestinian dead, more than 400 were children. In response to this devastation, Caryl Churchill wrote a play.

Article Author: 
Alisa Solomon and Tony Kushner
Article Source: 
The Nation

How we helped create the Afghan crisis

Article Date: 
20 Mar 2009

In order to forge an Afghan force that would wage this war, the United States needed camps in Pakistan. Pakistan was ruled by General Zia al-Huq, who had proclaimed two transcendent goals: imposing a "true Islamic order" in his country and building a nuclear bomb. He had also just hanged the elected leader he deposed, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. This was the man the United States would have to embrace if it wanted Pakistan to support the anti-Soviet rebellion it hoped to foment in Afghanistan. It eagerly did so.

Article Author: 
Stephen Kinzer
Article Source: 
Boston Globe

Experts Urge US to Help Agriculture Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia

Article Date: 
26 Feb 2009

A group of specialists committed to foreign assistance is proposing a renewed U.S. commitment to agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The recommendations were presented Tuesday by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.

The 13-member panel making the recommendations is co-chaired by Catherine Bertini, a Syracuse University professor and former head of the United Nations World Food Program. She says an increased commitment to food production in Africa and South Asia would help bring 270 million people out of poverty by 2020.

Article Author: 
Barry Wood
Article Source: 
Voice of America

US admits Afghan civilian deaths

Article Date: 
22 Feb 2009

An investigation into a missile strike carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistan earlier this week has found that 13 civilians were among 16 people killed, the US military has said.

The military made the admission on Saturday, after originally saying that 15 opposition fighters had been killed in the strike in the Gozara district of Herat province.

Afghan officials insisted all along that six women and two children were among those killed.

Following Afghan outrage over the attack, US generals undertook an investigation, travelling to Gozara and talking to locals there.

Article Source: 
Agencies

Science & Development news

Article Date: 
18 Feb 2009

Round-up of science and development news in South Asia, Feb 5-18, 2009

Occupation of NYU: The Last Night (video)

Article Date: 
20 Feb 2009

NYU Occupation ends - students need help to avoid universities removing them from their housing and studies. See their website.

Article Author: 
brainyandbrawny1
Article Source: 
You Tube

Wood and dung fires feed Asia's brown cloud

Article Date: 
22 Jan 2009

LONDON (Reuters) - Wood and dung burned for home heating and cooking makes up most of a huge brown cloud of pollution that hangs over South Asia and the Indian Ocean during the winter months, researchers said on Thursday.
The study in the journal Science* solves the mystery of what makes up the soot in the brown haze linked to hundreds of thousands of deaths -- mainly from lung and heart disease -- each year in the region, they said.
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(Editing by Katie Nguyen)
 

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