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NAC: December 2 – 6

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Monday, December 2, 2019 – Fighting HIV/AIDs in Native America
HIV infection rates among Native Americans continue to rise. The most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 46 percent increase for all Native Americans from 2010 to 2016. The agency points to factors like lack of awareness, stigma, poverty and illicit drug use as the key challenges health advocates are up against in trying to lower new infection rates. The Indian Health Service recently awarded more than $2 million to nine of its Tribal Epidemiology Centers to help reduce new HIV infections as part of a national plan to “end the HIV epidemic.” To acknowledge World AIDs Day, we’ll discuss on the challenges of lowering HIV infection rates in Native America and what work is being done.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – Examining the Red Pedagogy Indigenous curriculum
A group of educators in North Carolina are appealing a ruling that rejected their application for an Indigenous-focused charter school. Members of the Charter Schools Advisory Board took issue with the term “red pedagogy” coined by academic Dr. Sandy Grande (Quechua). Red pedagogy is an educational theory that focuses on Native thought. One board member expressed concerns it would be “divisive instead of bringing unity.” We’ll learn more about ‘red pedagogy’ and talk with the educators working to start the charter school.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Perspective on the Osage reign of terror
With a best-selling book and upcoming movie, the tragedy of the multiple murders of Osage people in the 1920s is getting a lot of attention. Descendants of the victims and Osage tribal members are expressing excitement and apprehension about the pending movie adaptation of the book, Killers of the Flower Moon. Director Martin Scorsese met with Osage Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear to discuss filming in Oklahoma. Big name stars like Robert Di Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio are part of the project. We’ll get perspectives from descendants about this and other accounts of the tragic chapter in Osage history.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Reclaiming traditional birth
Doreen Day (Bois Forte Band) is an oondaadiziikekwe, which is the Ojibwe word for midwife. She is passionate about teaching traditional birth and encouraging Native women to reclaim the birth process. We’ll talk with Day and other midwives about the growing practice of home births and observing traditional practices at the beginning of life.

Friday, December 06, 2019 – Music Maker: “The Unsustainable Sessions” by Klee Benally
Diné recording artist Klee Benally just unleashed his new album and we are putting a spotlight on it. “The Unsustainable Sessions” is his second acoustic album and—much like his first album—uses biting lyrics to create what he calls Indigenous acoustic agitation for liberation against despair. “So long as we’re fighting for justice, art should help move people into action,” Benally says. Tune in to hear more from December Music Maker Klee Benally.

The post NAC: December 2 – 6 appeared first on Native Voice One, by Art Hughes.



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HISPANICS (ET)

Julio Preciado celebra sus 53 'vueltas al sol'

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Mazatlán.- Julio Preciado festeja su cumpleaños 53 en compañía de su familia y amigos. Por la tarde asistió a la parroquia la Guadalupana, donde el sacerdote José Concepción Hernández ofició una misa de acción de gracias en su honor. 

El cantante estuvo acompañado de sus hijos. El festejo continúa con una cena y música en el salón Principal. 

Fotografia: El Debate
Fotografia: El Debate

El Gigante de la banda expresó estar agradecido con Dios por permitirle celebrar otro año más de vida, pese a que a  qué a sido un año muy difícil. B-kids, La Sonora Santanera y Los Internacionales Cadetes de Linares amenizaron la velada. 

Fotografia: El Debate
Fotografia: El Debate

Irving Preciado dedicó una canción muy especial a su padre esa noche. Desde luego Julio Preciado también cantó para los asistentes acompañado de los B-kids.



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MIDDLE EASTERN (ET)

Iraqi Parliament Accepts Prime Minister's Resignation

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Iraq’s parliament accepted Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s resignation Sunday, but the move is not expected to end nearly two months of violent anti-government protests.

Mahdi resigned Friday. President Barham Salih will now ask the largest bloc in parliament to nominate a new prime minister.

But this could lead to weeks of deal-making because it is unclear which coalition of parties make up the largest bloc.

Mahdi and his government have agreed to stay on in a caretaker role until a new prime minister is approved.

Anti-government protesters gather on Rasheed Street during clashes with security forces in Baghdad, Nov. 29, 2019.

Mahdi’s resignation is unlikely to satisfy anti-government protesters who have said it is not enough for a new prime minister to take over — they are demanding changes to the entire political system, which they call corrupt, inept, and does little to help impoverished Iraqis despite the nation’s oil wealth.

“As you know, the political parties in Iraq engaged in corruption, not the person who is the prime minister,” Iraqi lawmaker Ahmed al-Jburi tells VOA’s Kurdish Service. “The political parties will put someone as the head of government and the political parties who start to engage in corruption and grip on the finances in various sectors.”

Al-Jburi says the prime minister’s resignation came about two months too late, saying he should have quit when the first Iraqi protester was killed.

Meanwhile, another demonstrator was killed Sunday when Iraqi security forces fired at marchers to stop them from climbing over the concrete barriers surrounding the parliament building in Baghdad. Nine others were wounded.

The nationwide anti-government protests have killed nearly 400 people and wounded more than 1,000 since early October.

 

 



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ASIANS (ET)

Government Shutdown in Samoa Amid 'Cruel' Measles Outbreak

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Samoa ordered a government shutdown to help combat a devastating measles outbreak Monday, as five more children succumbed to the virus, lifting the death toll in the tiny Pacific nation to 53.

The government said almost 200 new measles cases had been recorded since Sunday, with the rate of infection showing no sign of slowing despite a compulsory mass vaccination program.

The scheme has so far focussed on children but Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said it was time to immunize everyone in the 200,000 population aged under 60.

To achieve the goal, he said government services and departments would close on Thursday and Friday this week in order to allow all public servants to assist with the mass vaccination campaign throughout the country.

He said only electricity and water utility workers would be exempt and called on the nation to stand together to contain the outbreak.

“In this time of crisis, and the cruel reality of the measles epidemic, let us reflect on how we can avoid recurrence in the future,” Malielegaoi said in a national address.

Since the crisis began in mid-October, there have been 3,728 measles cases, accounting for almost two percent of the population.

Infants are the most vulnerable and form the bulk of infections, with 48 of the fatalities aged four or less.

A state of emergency was declared in mid-November, with schools closed and children banned from public gatherings, such as church services, to minimize the risk of contagion.

The outbreak has been exacerbated by Samoa’s low immunization rates, which the World Health Organization blames on overseas-based anti-vaccine campaigners.

Malielegaoi was unequivocal in his message, telling his people “vaccination is the only cure… no traditional healers or kangen (alkaline) water preparations can cure measles”.

“Let us work together to encourage and convince those that do not believe that vaccinations are the only answer to the epidemic,” he said.

“Let us not be distracted by the promise of alternative cures.”

Officials say the anti-vaccination message has resonated in Samoa because of a case last year when two babies died after receiving measles immunization shots.

It resulted in the temporary suspension of the country’s immunization program and dented parents’ trust in the vaccine, even though it later turned out the deaths were caused when other medicines were incorrectly administered.



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ASIANS (ET)

Government Shutdown in Samoa Amid 'Cruel' Measles Outbreak

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Samoa ordered a government shutdown to help combat a devastating measles outbreak Monday, as five more children succumbed to the virus, lifting the death toll in the tiny Pacific nation to 53.

The government said almost 200 new measles cases had been recorded since Sunday, with the rate of infection showing no sign of slowing despite a compulsory mass vaccination program.

The scheme has so far focussed on children but Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said it was time to immunize everyone in the 200,000 population aged under 60.

To achieve the goal, he said government services and departments would close on Thursday and Friday this week in order to allow all public servants to assist with the mass vaccination campaign throughout the country.

He said only electricity and water utility workers would be exempt and called on the nation to stand together to contain the outbreak.

“In this time of crisis, and the cruel reality of the measles epidemic, let us reflect on how we can avoid recurrence in the future,” Malielegaoi said in a national address.

Since the crisis began in mid-October, there have been 3,728 measles cases, accounting for almost two percent of the population.

Infants are the most vulnerable and form the bulk of infections, with 48 of the fatalities aged four or less.

A state of emergency was declared in mid-November, with schools closed and children banned from public gatherings, such as church services, to minimize the risk of contagion.

The outbreak has been exacerbated by Samoa’s low immunization rates, which the World Health Organization blames on overseas-based anti-vaccine campaigners.

Malielegaoi was unequivocal in his message, telling his people “vaccination is the only cure… no traditional healers or kangen (alkaline) water preparations can cure measles”.

“Let us work together to encourage and convince those that do not believe that vaccinations are the only answer to the epidemic,” he said.

“Let us not be distracted by the promise of alternative cures.”

Officials say the anti-vaccination message has resonated in Samoa because of a case last year when two babies died after receiving measles immunization shots.

It resulted in the temporary suspension of the country’s immunization program and dented parents’ trust in the vaccine, even though it later turned out the deaths were caused when other medicines were incorrectly administered.



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INDIANS (ET)

Israel Says It Will Build a New Jewish Settlement in Hebron

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Israel has announced a plan for a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims and is a longtime flashpoint for violence. Palestinian officials condemned the move.

Israel’s new defense minister Nafatali Bennet announced his approval for a new Jewish neighborhood in Hebron, where about 1000 Jews live surrounded by 200,000 Palestinians. He said the settlement, which will be built near the city’s old market, will double the number of Jewish settlers in Hebron. He also said it will create “territorial continuity” between an existing Jewish neighborhood and the holy site of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, which Muslims call the Ibrahimi mosque.

The announcement said that the market’s buildings will be demolished and replaced with new stores. It said Palestinians who own ground floor shops will receive the new shops.

Jewish hardliners welcomed the move. The Jewish Committee of Hebron called it an act of historic justice, saying the market has been under Jewish ownership since the early 19th century.

But Palestinians sharply condemned the Israeli decision. Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat blamed the US for the move, saying it was quote “the first tangible result of the US decision to legitimize colonization.”

He was referring to a statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are not illegal according to international law. That is a major change in US policy, but has been rejected by much of the international community.
 
“The statements of Secretary Pompeo, as far as we’re concerned, is null and void. It’s an absolute departure of the Trump administration from the squares of international law. And once you depart from the squares of international law you open the squares of chaos, terrorism, extremism, violence and corruption,” said Erekat.
 
Hebron has long been a focus for clashes between Israelis and Palestinians. In 1994, an American-born Jewish settler opened fire inside the mosque killing 29 Palestinians. In 1929, Palestinians killed more than 60 Jews in Hebron.

 



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MIDDLE EASTERN (ET)

Former Irish Soldier Who Joined IS Arrested in Ireland

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An Irish citizen, who converted to Islam, traveled to Syria to join Islamic State and ended up marrying a British militant, has been arrested on arrival at Dublin airport Sunday.

Lisa Smith, 38, who served in the Irish Defense Forces before going to Syria, had been deported from Turkey with her 2-year-old daughter.

“On her arrival in Dublin, Lisa Smith was met by An Garda Síochána,” Irish Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said, using the Irish name for the national police force.  “This is a sensitive case and I want to reassure people that all relevant state agencies are closely involved.”

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney told Irish national broadcaster RTE that officials had been trying to repatriate Smith since learning of her presence in a refugee camp in March. He said the primary concern was for the toddler who is an Irish citizen because of her mother’s nationality. The child is now with Smith’s relatives in Dundalk.

Authorities plan to question Smith extensively before deciding on what action to take. She has denied fighting for IS or training female soldiers for the militancy.

Many European countries and the United States have resisted bringing back their citizens who joined Islamic State.

 



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HISPANICS (ET)

Detienen a presunto roba carros tras persecución

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Culiacán.- Una persecución por parte de agentes policiacos terminó con la detención de un presunto robacarros, por calles de la colonia Salvador Alvarado.

Serían aproximadamente las 00:50 horas, de este lunes, cuando se alertó de movimiento de policías en el mencionado sector, quienes a decir de testigos seguían un automóvil color blanco, de modelo reciente, que era conducido a exceso de velocidad, inclusive se habló de que los elementos realizaron un disparo de advertencia al conducto para que se detuviera.

Este bajaba por la calle Puerto de Veracruz y al llegar al crucero con el boulevard Maquio Clouthier, el chofer de la unidad se bajó y cruzó corriendo esta última vialidad, para internarse por la calle Reforma, subiéndose a una casa, intentando perder a los uniformados que le seguían de cerca.

Rápidamente el sector se llenó de elementos policiacos, interviniendo también agentes de tránsito y policías en motorizados.

Agentes decidieron no cejar en su empeño por detener al presunto delincuente y algunos subieron a los techos de domicilios para buscarlo.

Finalmente cuatro agentes salieron de entre las calles llevando a un joven esposado, el cual vestía pantalón de mezclilla azul, playera roja de manga larga, tenis y tenía el pelo corto, casi a rape, con el rostro cubierto.

Los policías fueron muy herméticos en cuanto a la identidad del detenido y fue trasladado a bordo de una unidad.



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