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Baghdad Central Infectious Disease Laboratory looted!

PHM reporting
Tuesday 15 April

Just reported from Baghdad on Abu-Dhabi Satellite Television News (6pm Londontime)

Million Signatures on the Internet to demand "Health for all now"


Hyderabad (India), Savar (Bangladesh), Managua (Nicaragua), 5th January 2003:


The Million Signature Campaign:

A march on the Internet demanding HEALTH FOR ALL NOW!

Que pasa en Venezuela ???

La oposición lleva 2 semanas de paro con claro contenido insurreccional y golpista, con un solo objetivo: la salida del presidente Chávez.

Urgent appeal form Palestine 19 November 2002

19th November 2002

The Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC) condemns the Israeli occupation of the Medical Relief Center in Jenin that occurred today, Tuesday 19th November 2002, at 5.00 am. We have received information that much of our equipment was intentionally destroyed. Our doctors and nurses were threatened at gun-point and prevented from accessing the center, which is currently used as an operational base for the Israeli occupying army.

Exigen tolerancia y respeto a la Constituci?n


Organizaciones de derechos humanos y de desarrollo rechazan pronunciamiento militar

Las organizaciones de derechos humanos y de desarrollo abajo firmantes, preocupadas por la presencia de violencia discursiva y no discursiva en la vida pol?tica del pa?s, y ante la reciente manifestaci?n p?blica de un grupo de oficiales activos de la Fuerza Armada Nacional, convocando a desconocer la autoridad del Presidente de la Rep?blica, manifestamos lo siguiente:

Legal boost for Dutch abortion ship

The Dutch Government has given the go-ahead to the Women on Waves group to offer the abortion pill to pregnant women on board their boat, Aurora. The Aurora is due to set sail again for countries where abortion is forbidden.
It will dock in international waters and members of Women on Waves will offer advice and treatment to women who come on board.

Palestinian Urgent Appeal- July 16, 2002

The Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees
Urgent Appeal- July 16, 2002

Continuing Curfew Creates Humanitarian Disaster

13 women flogged in Qom Iran

The state-run daily, Seday-e Edalat, reported yesterday that 13 women were flogged in the city of Qom. Among them were three pairs of sisters. They were each sentenced to 180 lashes.

Flogging women for "prostitution" and "drinking alcohol" and issuing these kinds of barbaric sentences against women come from mullahs who themselves run prostitution and drug trafficking rings and are involved in smuggling women and girls to neighboring countries. The Iranian Resistance has revealed the names of some of these mullahs.

People's Movement stops privatisation in Paraguay

People's Movement stops government privatisation programme in Paraguay

Eye witness report from Paraguay Paraguay, one of the smallest and poorest countries in South America, and for many decades ruled by a murderous dictatorship that fiercely repressed any form of political opposition, is today a country in the throes of a popular revolution. For the first time anywhere in the world, a popular struggle, not linked to any political party, has forced a government to put a complete stop to its privatisation programme!

Venezuela resisting!!

Venezuela: Not a Banana-Oil Republic after All

By Gregory Wilpert
April 15th

It looks like Venezuela is not just another banana-oil republic after all. Many here feared that with the April 11 coup attempt against President Hugo Chavez, Venezuela was being degraded to being just another country that is forced to bend to the powerful will of the United States. The successful counter-coup of April 14, though, which reinstated Chavez, proved that Venezuela is a tougher cookie than the coup planners thought.
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