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Photos: DRC 2013 © Tristan Pfund/MSF

Fighting a Years-Long Measles Epidemic in Congo

The measles epidemic has spread to areas recently hit by a malaria outbreak between May and September 2012, causing exceptionally high mortality rates among children under five years old. MSF teams launched its intervention in March 2012 to vaccinate and treat people who don’t have access to healthcare. MSF teams provide supplies to health care facilities and train medical staff and community health works to reach the most distant communities.

Human Rights Watch condemns Yemen for executing young offenders (via Human Rights Watch: Yemen: Juvenile Offenders Face Execution)

What’s Wrong with #Conservative Media? Everything… and they don’t get it even when they try to be reflective #uspoli #foxnews (by TheYoungTurks)

The term “processed food” is ubiquitous these days. The food industry has attempted to co-opt it by claiming canned beans, baby carrots, and frozen vegetables are “processed foods.” Can you help explain why a Pop-Tart is years away from a “processed food” like hummus?
A. You have to ask yourself, could I make a Pop-Tart or Hot Pocket at home, with all those same ingredients listed on the package? How would you even go about procuring distilled monoglycerides and BHT, for instance?

(via Opening Pandora’s Lunchbox: Processed foods are even scarier than you thought | Grist)

The term “processed food” is ubiquitous these days. The food industry has attempted to co-opt it by claiming canned beans, baby carrots, and frozen vegetables are “processed foods.” Can you help explain why a Pop-Tart is years away from a “processed food” like hummus?

A. You have to ask yourself, could I make a Pop-Tart or Hot Pocket at home, with all those same ingredients listed on the package? How would you even go about procuring distilled monoglycerides and BHT, for instance?

(via Opening Pandora’s Lunchbox: Processed foods are even scarier than you thought | Grist)

ShortFormBlog: Poll: Americans are largely in favor of cutting military programs over social ones

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  • 58% of Americans polled by The Hill said that cutting the national debt was a higher priority than maintaining current domestic and military spending levels.
  • 28% of those polled believe that the spending levels are more important than cutting our debt, with 23 percent supporting cuts to…

Americans are more progressive than political culture suggests

(Source: thehill.com)

The Conservative propaganda machine, Sun News, has been accused of biased reporting in favor of the Harper government, biased reporting against environmental causes, racism, and being an enemy of the arts — and now “Fox News North” is petitioning to be on every TV in Canada.
When the channel started in 2011, Sun News claimed that it would never demand the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) make it part of the mandatory basic cable package, as it would be a tax on all Canadians. But now the right-wing cable company is doing just that, casting off its supposed free-market principles in a bold bid to push its ideology into every Canadian household. Effectively, this “tax” paid for by Canadian cable subscribers would amount to a public subsidy of $20 million dollars per year even though its parent company, Quebecor, is the biggest newspaper owner in Canada. The CRTC will decide to approve or reject Sun News’ petition in a week.
Make your voice heard: Consumers do not want to be “taxed” to pay for “Fox News North” to be on every Canadian TV.
(via Stop biased and racist Sun News from entering Canadian homes | SumOfUs)

The Conservative propaganda machine, Sun News, has been accused of biased reporting in favor of the Harper government, biased reporting against environmental causes, racism, and being an enemy of the arts — and now “Fox News North” is petitioning to be on every TV in Canada.

When the channel started in 2011, Sun News claimed that it would never demand the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) make it part of the mandatory basic cable package, as it would be a tax on all Canadians. But now the right-wing cable company is doing just that, casting off its supposed free-market principles in a bold bid to push its ideology into every Canadian household. Effectively, this “tax” paid for by Canadian cable subscribers would amount to a public subsidy of $20 million dollars per year even though its parent company, Quebecor, is the biggest newspaper owner in Canada. The CRTC will decide to approve or reject Sun News’ petition in a week.

Make your voice heard: Consumers do not want to be “taxed” to pay for “Fox News North” to be on every Canadian TV.

(via Stop biased and racist Sun News from entering Canadian homes | SumOfUs)

Great platform wasted all in the name of twitter. Makes no sense (via R.I.P. Posterous)

Great platform wasted all in the name of twitter. Makes no sense (via R.I.P. Posterous)

Animals can’t talk. Neither should Republicans #uspoli #areyoukiddingme (via Animals Can’t Talk)

Animals can’t talk. Neither should Republicans #uspoli #areyoukiddingme (via Animals Can’t Talk)