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The Pope's Visit to Mexico Seen as Electioneering, Challenge to Secular Laws -
The city of León, Guanajuato is busy preparing for Pope Benedict XVI’s arrival on March 23. But many are questioning the public funds being spent on this visit and the political implications such a guest will have on Mexico’s upcoming presidential election.
Strict rules prohibit…
Gay #marriage and the #church in the #UK - behind the times, perhaps? #politics #
Fun Friday! This is what legalised #cannabis would bring us - pretty amusing
(Source: g-lauben, via starwars-starwhores)
The hapless Swede stuck in his car under snow for 2 months had to deal with this??
Photograph: Erik Astrom/ Scanpix/Press Association Images
The first images have been released of the ‘igloo’ car in which a Swedish man was reportedly trapped for two months after it was buried in snow
Think Mexican: Chocolate: Mexico's Gift to the World -
Ask friends who received chocolate as a Valentine’s Day gift today where it’s originally from and you’re likely to hear Germany or Switzerland. It may take a friend who is especially learned to give you the correct answer: Mexico.
Chocolate, derived from the Nahuatl xocolatl, meaning “bitter…
CALL TO PUBLIC ACTION AGAINST NOVARTIS IN NYC
Novartis has been attacking India’s patent law for six years, and if it wins, it could change the way drugs are patented in India, which would restrict the production of more affordable generic versions of drugs. Eighty percent of the medicines MSF uses to treat 170,000 people living with HIV in its projects today are sourced from Indian generic drug companies. The case is before India’s Supreme Court – the hearings start on 28th Feb.
Now it is time for us to join and support our colleague’s actions here in New York. We will be joining activists from Health GAP on Wednesday to protest Novartis’ case ahead of the company’s shareholder meeting.
Where? Novartis Corporation Corporate Communications 230 Park Avenue (between 46th & 45th) New York, NY 10169
When? Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 11:30 AM New York, NY
What? Join activists to protest the Novartis case.
OTHER ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:
Please sign and share this online petition
MSF’s Access Campaign has been in New Delhi working with Indian civil society groups to rally public support against Novartis’ case. Marches and press conferences are being organized in Mumbai near the Novartis India office for the week of February 28 to coincide with the Indian Supreme Court hearing.
Health GAP and ACT UP activists will be mobilizing Wednesday in Boston outside Novartis’ US office as well.
Photo:India 2007 © MSF
#Austerity is beginning to fray the people of #Spain. The #Rajoy government is facing some unrest:
NO MORE CUTS Thousands of people fill Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square during a protest against austerity measures. Mass protests took place across Spain for the first time since the centre-right government led by Mariano Rajoy took office in December.