Category Poverty

CDC Ebola stats as of August 31, 2014: Confirmed Case Count 3707, Deaths 1848, Lab Confirmed 2106

The CDC reported 1848 deaths as of August 31, 2014, with 2106 confirmed cases, and a 3707 confirmed case count. Reports are that the Ebola virus is spreading faster than health officials can keep up with it, this is largely due to misinformation in the region, and some of the public being afraid of workers. […]

U.S. Doctor Kent Brantly Recovers From Ebola While in Atlanta, And Now Released With Nancy Writebol

Shocking news came out yesterday that Dr. Kent Brantly has made a full recovery from the deadly Ebola virus. The CDC has declared that he is no risk to public, and is now not contagious. Dr. Brantly had taken a dose of the experimental Ebola serum ZMapp, which aided in his recovery. Also, missionary Nancy […]

Health: Ebola Stats and News as of August 4, 2014: 932 Deaths, 1700 Confirmed Cases

As of August 4, 2014: Ebola Deaths: 932 Ebola Cases: 1700 Countries effected: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guiana, and Nigeria. Countries with Ebola patients: U.S., Spain, Sierra Leone, Libera, Guiana, and Nigeria. AP Reports: “The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932. The new figures come […]

Ebola discoverer: ‘This is unprecedented’ “out of control” Ebola epidemic in West Africa

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with Dr. Peter Piot about an “out of control” Ebola epidemic in West Africa. More from CNN athttp://www.cnn.com/ Currently Ebola has killed 500+ in West Africa.

Humanitarian Crisis: 50,000 undocumented children in need of help at U.S. border

Following a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, President Obama makes a statement on immigration reform in Dallas, Texas, July 9, 2014. “The first thing we can think of is to send our children to the United States,” said a mother of two in La Pradera, who declined to give her name because […]

Report: gap between rich and poor is undermining economic growth

The economic dangers of widening inequality are highlighted in a new report presented at the OECD Forum in Paris. It said the gap between rich and poor is at its highest in decades in many countries, and efforts to tackle that will only succeed if they look beyond income and focus on better access to […]

The Taliban’s War on Women – Afghanistan – Documentary – Women’s Rights

Taliban violence against women in Afghanistan has never gone away. Disturbing stories of suppression and brutality show a society hanging in the balance. It’s over a decade since the US invasion of Afghanistan, but Taliban authority appears to be rising once more. As violence against women escalates in the country, how much has actually changed […]

Documentary BBC – A History of Syria (2013)

“Robin Barnwell, who directed and produced ‘A History of Syria with Dan Snow’, explains the challenges of filiming amid the conflict, and describes the spirit of the Syrian people he met. The Syrian Airlines jet performed an alarming dive on its nighttime approach into Damascus airport in an attempt to avoid any hostile fire. The […]

Fashion Victims – Documentary on Bangladesh Sweat Shops – The Cost of U.S. and European Textile Demand

Everyone loves a bargain, but what’s the real cost of cheap clothes from Bangladesh’s sweat shops? Severed limbs, cruel labour conditions and 1000 dead. How could so many of the West’s top fashion brands have allowed it? After being trapped in the collapsed Rana Plaza factory, Aruthi’s leg was amputated, leaving her bereft. “What can […]

Nelson Mandela Tribute Speech Videos

“South Africans lit candles outside the hospital where anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela lay Wednesday night amid a report that the former president was on life support.” – CNN “Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; born 18 July 1918) is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africafrom 1994 to 1999. He was the first black […]