Cancer research money abused for jailing immigrant children


This 21 September 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Cuts Cancer Research To Pay For THIS…

The Department of Health and Human Services is going to take money from cancer research and use it for detaining immigrant children. Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich, Michaela Watkins, and Aida Rodriguez, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning to divert millions of dollars in funding originally allocated for programs like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in order to pay for the growing number of detained immigrant children, according to an HHS letter obtained by Yahoo! News.

The letter was addressed to Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and outlined HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s plan to reallocate up to $266 million in funding for the current fiscal year, which ends in less than two weeks. The funding would go to the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program housed inside the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).”

Read more here.

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Air strike on Somali children, hospital


This 2015 music video is called Little Girl from Somalia.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

School and hospital hit by an air strike in Somalia

AT LEAST three children were killed in Somalia today when their school was hit by an air strike in the south of the country.

Their school in the town of Sakow was bombed, along with the main hospital which is said to have been destroyed. …

The area is subjected to regular bombing raids by the US and Kenya as part of the multinational African Union force.

The air force of Ethiopia attacks Somalia regularly as well.

Japanese Fukushima worker dies of cancer


This video says about itself:

The Thyroid Cancer Hotspot Devastating Fukushima‘s Child Survivors

10 March 2014

Radiating the People: Worrying new claims say childhood cancer cluster has developed around Fukushima radiation zone

It’s what post-Fukushima Japan fears the most; cancer. Amid allegations of government secrecy, worrying new claims say a cancer cluster has developed around the radiation zone and that the victims are children.

In a private children’s hospital well away from the no-go zone, parents are holding on tight to their little sons and daughters hoping doctors won’t find what they’re looking for. Thyroid cancer.

Tests commissioned by the local authorities have discerned an alarming spike here. Experts are reluctant to draw a definitive link with Fukushima, but they’re concerned.

“I care because I went to Chernobyl and I saw each child there, so I know the pain they went through”, says Dr Akira Sugenoya, a former thyroid surgeon. What terrifies parents most is a government they feel they can’t trust. It’s created a culture of fear; one which has led a number of women post-Fukushima to have abortions because they were worried about birth defects.

“The doctors in Fukushima say that it shouldn’t be coming out so soon, so it can’t be related to the nuclear accident. But that’s very unscientific, and it’s not a reason we can accept”, Dr Sugenoya insists.

“It was disclosed that the Fukushima health investigation committee was having several secret meetings. I feel the response has been unthinkable for a democratic nation”, Dr Minoru Kamata from the Japan Chernobyl Foundation says.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

In Japan, the first official radiation death has occurred more than seven years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The first official death; as the Japanese right-wing government is in denial on the Fukushima disaster. Other Fukushima workers died years before this one; see also here and here.

A man ‘in his fifties’ has died of lung cancer, the Japanese Ministry of Health reports.

In that man, the disease was diagnosed in 2016. The ministry concluded that he had become ill due to exposure to radiation due to working at the nuclear power plant, after it had been damaged by a seaquake and the subsequent tsunami. His family will receive compensation.

The deceased man had the task of measuring the radiation at Unit 1 at the nuclear reactor complex. He did this while being completely protected, according to the authorities, but that proved to be insufficient to keep exposure to radioactive radiation within bounds. …

The Fukushima nuclear disaster was the worst nuclear accident in the world since the explosion of the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl in 1986. …

Yet the radiation in the area is still extremely high. For example, last year in the protective building around Unit 2 values ​​were measured where someone would die after a short exposure to this amount of radiation.