Death Valley National Park Joins Resistance And Starts Tweeting About Japanese Internment Camps: LAist

surrogate for President Donald Trump actually said that World War II-era Japanese-American internment camps could be seen as a “precedent” for the potential creation of a Muslim immigrant registry. This is despite the, um, slightly awkward fact that the U.S.’s Japanese internment camps are pretty much universally considered a black mark on our country’s history. In fact, it was no less a conservative icon than Ronald Reagan who signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which issued a formal apology to the more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent who were incarcerated, and paid out $20,000 in compensation to all surviving victims.

Source: Death Valley National Park Joins Resistance And Starts Tweeting About Japanese Internment Camps: LAist

First Light from GOES-16 : Image of the Day – Better photos of earth climate – Will they be banned from public view if Trump thinks they support climate change facts?

Later this year, NOAA will announce a final location for GOES-16, as it will be moved into orbit to replace either the GOES-East or GOES-West satellite by the end of 2017. In addition to observing weather on Earth, GOES-16 carries instruments for monitoring solar activity and space weather.

Source: First Light from GOES-16 : Image of the Day

A settler living in an illegal outpost issues orders to demolish Palestinian homes – PNN

The racism in Israel is mostly reflected in every aspect of their life, the last of which came within the context of disclosing that Head of the Regional Unit to enforce the laws of planning and building at the Israeli Ministry of Finance, Adv. Avi Cohen, who is in charge of implementing the law of demolishing Palestinian homes, is living in an unlicensed building in the illegal Bilgi Mime outpost, built in 1984, on lands belonging to Qaryout, Saweiya and Al-Luban in Nablus Governorate, under a government resolution. Cohen was appointed 2 years ago as a Head of the Regional Unit to enforce the laws of planning and building, also called Regional Unit for Monitoring the Building.  Moreover, the Unit has the powers and authority to follow-up everything related to construction in cooperation with all planning institutions.

Source: A settler living in an illegal outpost issues orders to demolish Palestinian homes – PNN

Trump′s abortion ban puts African women at risk | Africa | DW.COM | 25.01.2017

International NGOs offering abortion services will no longer receive US funding, sparking fears for women in developing countries. Now the Dutch government has called for a global fund to try to cover the shortfall.

Source: Trump′s abortion ban puts African women at risk | Africa | DW.COM | 25.01.2017

Why women need to keep marching in Italy – The Local

“During the Women’s March I not only saw a strong, courageous, and emotional demonstration, but I felt a new energy which I’ve rarely felt during other public demonstrations: togetherness between protesters of different ages, genders, sexual orientations and religions.”

Source: Why women need to keep marching in Italy – The Local

Government pushes back against US halt to abortion aid – Radio Sweden | Sveriges Radio

Sweden’s government has called for action to defend work on abortion and contraceptive rights, as the new US President orders a halt to international aid and development in those areas.” The world is looking to Sweden as a leader in these issues,” says Development Minister Isabella Lövin. She wants to meet the Swedish opposition parties and establish a broad political consensus for action to limit the effect of the new US government’s withdrawal from reproductive rights work internationally.

Source: Government pushes back against US halt to abortion aid – Radio Sweden | Sveriges Radio

Study finds reduced antibiotic use could cut C diff | CIDRAP – Nuther fact for Trump to pretend does not exist because it might hurt his investments.

Crook also acknowledged that reducing fluoroquinolone use by 50%—as has been done in England—will be very difficult to do in the United States, since fluoroquinolones are used widely in the US healthcare system.Brad Spellberg, MD, an infectious disease specialist at University of Southern California, agrees.”We massively overuse quinolones in the US, and, unfortunately, national guidelines have helped propagate the overuse by promoting these drugs as first line for diseases where other drugs can also be used,” Spellberg said.Spellberg said fluoroquinolones should be reserved for broad-spectrum gram-negative infections, which tend to be more resistant and harmful to humans, and should be used for less harmful gram-positive infections only when other options can’t be used.”This should become a focus of change in national guidelines, in [Food and Drug Administration] approving and labeling, and in payer, regulator, and professional expected practice,” Spellberg added.

Source: Study finds reduced antibiotic use could cut C diff | CIDRAP

The Humiliation of Entering The United States As Arab | A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

Ten years later, after months of back and forth with the Embassy and papers flowing in and out, I was finally given a visitor’s visa for 5 years on my third try, routine for Lebanese citizens who were granted the document as far as I know. A few months later, I visited the United States of America for the first time ever.On my second visit, the border control officer said his system “couldn’t process” me, so I was taken into another room where, an hour and another interrogation later, I was permitted entry to come into the US to do my medical residency interviews. This happened again on my third entry, with longer waiting times. Entering the US has been the most invasive thing to my being, and I’ve survived medical school.It’s also what has been happening to many of my colleagues and friends: doctors, scientists, researchers, humans. Just because they were unfortunate enough to be born in countries that are not worthy of enough of having their citizens treated with the minimum of human decency. I can tell you stories about physicians who were kept in those rooms for four hours, waiting for who knows what. It’s never easy to sit there and not know what’s going to happen to you, just because you dared seek entry of a foreign country that you’ve already been thoroughly vetted to be given a visa to.

Source: The Humiliation of Entering The United States As Arab | A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares