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Caymen Is. Hospitals Begin Dispensing Medical Cannabis Oil to Patients*

Caymen Is. Hospitals Begin Dispensing Medical Cannabis Oil to Patients*

By Anna Hunt

Grand Cayman’s CTMH Doctors Hospital and Cayman Pharmacy Group has started dispensing cannabis oil to patients with a valid medical documentation. To meet expected demand, CTMH purchased nearly 13 litres of cannabis oil from Canadian-based CanniMed® Oils. Doctors at the hospital can now prescribe it to selected patients who reside in the Cayman Islands.

The hospital officials stated:

“These advancements in medicinal cannabis have been proven successful in multiple case studies around the world. These case studies reveal life changing results for patients suffering with many conditions such as chronic pain, neuropathic pain and seizures. As with all medications, care and caution must be exercised to minimise risks and maximise health benefits.”

Success stories about using cannabis oil to treat illness continue to surface, and the medical establishment is listening. People have reportedly used cannabis oil to treat, and in some cases heal, brain tumours, leukaemia, skin cancer, Type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease, and epilepsy. As a result, the medicinal value of cannabis is finally being reconsidered globally.

Growing Acceptance of Cannabis Oil

In addition to the Cayman Islands, doctors in other parts of the world are giving medicinal cannabis the attention it deserves. For the first time ever, the National Health Service in Northern Ireland has prescribed medicinal cannabis oil, reported BelfastsLive. The recipient is Billy Caldwell, an 11-year-old Irish boy.

Billy started his cannabis oil treatment in the U.S., under the care of Dr. Douglas Nordli. Nordli is the director of pediatric neurology at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in California, where medical cannabis is legal. The goal was to reduce the frequency and severity of Billy’s seizures.

Billy’s mother, Charlotte, claims that cannabis oil reduced the boy’s seizures from nine a week to only about four per month. Unfortunately, Billy was receiving cannabis oil containing THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis, which is illegal in Ireland.

Consequently, Dr. Brendan O’Hare in Ireland agreed to take over Dr. Nordli’s treatment. O-Hare chose to prescribe CBD oil, without the psychoactive THC. Thus, the family can continue the boy’s medication without needing to travel back to the U.S. Dublin-based pharmaceutical start-up GreenLight Medicines supplies Billy’s new CBD oil medication.

Legal Landscape in the U.S.

As of early 2017, medical cannabis is legal in 28 U.S. states. More states, such as Vermont for example, are likely to legalize cannabis very soon.

Many U.S. doctors prescribe cannabis oil to patients, just like Dr. Nordli. Particularly in states such as California, Colorado and Washington, a growing number of medical professionals accept medical cannabis as a viable treatment for ailments such as pain and seizures. Pain management, for example, is a perfect contender for cannabis treatment because pharmaceuticals are quite addictive and out-right dangerous.

Regardless, it appears that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) continue to overlook medical fact. The agency rules that even the non-psychoactive compounds found in the cannabis plant should be illegal. In December 2016, the agency amendment the DEA Federal Registry to create a new code for “marijuana extracts.” The Agency wants to reclassify cannabis oil so it’s on par with THC-containing cannabis, heroin, LSD and peyote.

Although Federal laws continue to disregard mounting medical research on the benefits of cannabis, many doctors do not. Hence, we can expect more hospitals to start dispensing cannabis oil and other cannabis-based medications in the near future.

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A Boy given 48 Hours to Live is Cured by Cannabis Oil*

Spectacular Star Collision in the Orion Constellation Captured by World’s Most Powerful Telescope*

Spectacular Star Collision in the Orion Constellation Captured by World’s Most Powerful Telescope*

Granted it’ not the Big Bang explosion, but if you are interested in astronomy and the powerful forces in space, then you’ll appreciate every image from cosmos.

Our telescopes give us the opportunity to see and admire the best of our Universe has to offer.

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA), the most powerful telescope on Earth have captured spectacular images of an aftermath of a star collision that took place in the Orion constellation 1,900 years ago.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Bally

About 100,000 years ago, several protostars started to form in the Orion Molecular Cloud 1 (OMC-1), a dense and active star factory located about 1,500 light-years from Earth.

Stars in this giant gas cloud collided and ejected two other young stars, around 500 years ago.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Bally/H. Drass et al.

The collision triggering a powerful eruption that launched other nearby protostars and hundreds of giant streamers of dust and gas into interstellar space at speeds greater than 150 kilometres per second. This cataclysmic interaction released as much energy as our Sun emits over the course of 10 million years.

Today, the remains of this spectacular explosion are visible from Earth. Explosions are expected to be relatively short lived, with the remnants like those seen by ALMA lasting only centuries.

This video sequence compares a new ALMA image of an explosive event in the Orion star forming region with an image taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Bally/H. Drass et al. Music: Johan B. Monell

 

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Teacher Fired for Yanking Hijab off Student’s Head*

Teacher Fired for Yanking Hijab off Student’s Head*

A New York City teacher was fired after allegedly removing the religious garment of an 8-year-old student. Safa, a Muslim girl, wears a hijab, a traditional head covering. When her substitute teacher at P.S. 176 in the Bronx, Oghenetega Edah, reportedly ripped it off of her in class, she was distraught,  and reported the incident to her father and the school. She says the teacher also injured her eye when he forcibly removed the hijab.

“I said you can’t because if you did, I will tell the principal,” Safa told WPIX.

“And he just started laughing and he took it off.”

Safa’s father left work right away and went to the school. He also called the police. While Edah was not arrested, he was fired, according to a spokesperson for the city’s Department of Education.

 “This individual was removed from the school immediately and his employment has been terminated,” the spokesperson said, calling the alleged action “completely unacceptable.”

“I was like, for why are we coming to school, for learning, or … to start taking hijabs off of Muslim girls,” Safa said.

Safa said she’s proud of herself for standing up for her beliefs.

“I feel so proud of myself that I handled myself up. Even though the teacher took off my hijab, I didn’t go to school without my hijab. And I’m proud of my religion,” she said.

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Canada’s Schools “To Take the Indian out the Child” – Commission Rules Cultural Genocide*

Canada’s Schools “To Take the Indian out the Child” – Commission Rules Cultural Genocide*

By Amando Flavio

When we say the Europeans contact with the Native Americans was nothing but a disaster, we’re not joking. In every corner of the Earth where Europeans set foot, they saw themselves as superior. European contact with the Africans is one example; over 15 million blacks were captured and turned into slaves to benefit European Imperialism.

In the so-called New World — today’s North, Central and South America — Europeans showed no mercy for the people when they made contact with them. In fact, when Europeans came into contact with the American Natives, it was a literal disaster.

In the years before Christopher Columbus and his band of desperados (criminals) arrived in the Americas, Europe was in economic turmoil. There were rampant wars, poverty, disease and famine. Therefore, when news spread in Europe that a new land had been found elsewhere, kings and queens gathered their forces to claim their take of the land.

Those early Europeans believed the Natives had no right to their lands. Europeans saw themselves as exceptional. Their worldview of cultural practice and an understanding of land ownership was based on what is known as the Discovery Doctrine. This doctrine supported Europeans in their claims to land – including the people they made contact with – as their legitimate property.

Natives who resisted the imperial doctrine were mostly massacred with impunity. Take note that Europeans by then had mastered warfare and weaponry. For example, from the colonial period of the early 1500s through to the twentieth century, American natives experienced vast massacres at the hands of Europeans. It is estimated that over 100 million natives were killed as a result of European aggression and impunity.

The massacre included torture, the spreading of deadly infectious diseases, terror, sexual abuse, systematic military occupations, removals from their ancestral territories, forced removal of Native American children into military-like boarding schools, allotment, culminating in an explicit policy of extermination. In short, Europeans committed genocide against Native Americans. 

It still is….

 

The killings and dehumanization of Natives continued even when the invaders fought their own European powers for independence.

Between 1874 and 1996, Canada instituted a damning residential school system, also known as the Indian residential school system for Natives. The system was a network of boarding schools for Natives only. It was funded by the Canadian government’s Department of Indian Affairs, and administered by Christian churches, including the Roman Catholic Church, the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Presbyterian Church.

The school system was created for the purpose of removing Native children from the influence of their own culture and assimilating them into the dominant Canadian white culture.

Over the course of the system’s existence, it is estimated that about 30% of Native children – equivalent to 150,000 children – were placed into the residential schools across Canada.

Of course, establishing such a school to rob people off their culture is completely despicable. But what made the residential school system more despicable is the level of abuse and torture meted out against Native children who were forced into the schools.

In the schools, there was an elevated rate of physical and sexual abuse. Corporal punishment was justified by a belief that it was the only way to save souls, civilize the savage, or punish and deter runaways. Overcrowding, poor sanitation, inadequate heating, and a lack of medical care led to high rates of influenza and tuberculosis among other diseases. It is estimated that over 6,000 Native children who attended the school, died. Many others too, disappeared without trace.

In 2015, a survivor of the heinous school system, Andrew Wesley, a Cree native from Ontario, told Al Jazeera in an interview he was abused in the residential school, as a child. His account of events during the period is nothing but gut wrenching. Wesley’s story makes the staunchest of people shed tears.

“What I remember, the abuse about St Anne’s, is the way I was treated as a little boy coming off the bush, especially when we had the first meal. I never ate corn in my life and I kind of threw up on the floor. The child-care worker came over and saw what happened, and so she told me to eat my vomit on the floor, and she was hitting me at the same time. So I did that and of course it tasted awful so I threw up again for the second time, so I again had to eat my vomit. It was terrible. I wasn’t the only student that was treated like that, there were many of the boys. There was also sex abuse but I never faced that kind of abuse, but I know other students had, including my younger brother that suffered sexual abuse,” Wesley narrated his residential school ordeal.

Mr. Wesley further revealed the school system was meant “to take the Indian out the child,” and to assimilate them into Canada’s “white” mainstream, adding that the negative effect of the system is still being felt today in Native communities across Canada.

In 2008, the Canadian government set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to look into the heinous crimes and abuses committed during the school system.  In 2015, the TRC concluded its work, publishing a six volume 4,000-plus-page report detailing the testimonies of survivors, and historical documents of the school. The TRC stated equivocally that the Canadian government committed “cultural genocide” against Native people. It recommended that all Canadians should be educated and made aware of the residential school system that occurred.

However, we can report that two years after the publication of the report, not even a fraction of Canadians are aware of the brutal past against Native Americans. That is how the system is: It is built on lies and deception; a system constantly preventing us from knowing the truth.

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Honduras Resists U.N. Pressure to Legalize Abortion*

Honduras Resists U.N. Pressure to Legalize Abortion*

Pro-Life protest in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

 

Last week, Honduran lawmakers resisted significant pressure from the United Nations, the European Union, and pro-abortion nongovernmental organizations to legalize abortion.

A proposal seeking to legalize abortion in cases of rape, fetal disability, and risks to life of the mother was initiated by foreign independent advisors from Spain contracted by the Honduran government to help lawmakers revise the nation’s Penal Code. The proposal came as the Honduran National Congress undertakes the first major comprehensive revision of the Penal Code since 1983.

In response, thousands of pro-life Hondurans took to the streets of Tegucigalpa, the nation’s capital, to protest the proposed change to the country’s abortion law.

“Honduras faced brutal pressure from the international community to depenalize abortion,” says Martha Lorena Alvarado of Provida Honduras.

“Pro-lifers, the young people, religious people both Catholic and Evangelical responded immediately, the outpouring of support was tremendous,” Alvarado says,

“we reacted as a pro-life country and as a result our nation’s laws continue to defend the life of the unborn child from the moment of conception.”

Honduras is an overwhelmingly pro-life country. According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, 71% of Hondurans believe that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances. Currently, Honduran law protects all unborn life at any moment during pregnancy without exceptions.

“Let’s save the family” – Pro-Lifers in Tegucigalpa, Honduras protest a proposal in the National Congress to legalize abortion.

 

Lawmakers in the National Congress decisively rejected the abortion proposal. In the legislative assembly, 77 lawmakers voted in favor of article 169 of the new Penal Code which retains the nation’s abortion law without loosening any of the restrictions currently in place. Five lawmakers voted against the measure while eight members abstained. Lawmakers further rebuffed efforts to legalize the morning-after pill.

“It was a complete defeat for them,” according to Alvarado.

Pro-abortion activists, however, had perceived the occasion as an opportunity to push for the legalization of abortion. In an attempt to win over public opinion, pro-abortion allies rushed to finance numerous television and radio advertisements that aired across the country in the days leading up to last week’s vote.

Pro-abortion NGOs including U.K.-based Amnesty International, and the U.S.-based Center for Reproductive Rights also weighed in in the hopes of swaying lawmakers.

“By criminalizing abortion, the Honduran Penal Code is incompatible with human rights standards and must be modified without delay,” Erika Guevara-Rosas, the Americas Director for Amnesty International said on the organization’s website.

A number of parliamentarians from Spain, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia, and Belgium in the EU’s European Parliament also sent a letter to leaders in the Honduran National Congress last week, strongly urging lawmakers to legalize abortion to accord with purported international human rights standards.

A group of United Nations human rights experts also condemned Honduras for its laws in defense of life, threatening the Central American nation with failing to heed recent recommendations handed down by U.N. treaty bodies:

“We sincerely hope that the Honduran Congress will seize this key opportunity to comply with its obligations to eliminating discrimination against women in its legislation…we regret that the criminalisation of abortion is maintained in the bill as a serious offence despite recommendations from the U.N.’s Universal Periodic Review and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women as well as the Committee against Torture.”

Honduras, as state party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and its optional protocol, is bound by the provisions of these UN treaties. However, neither of these treaties mention abortion, let alone any purported human right standard to legalize abortion.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee against Torture (CAT) are charged with monitoring the implementation of these treaties respectively.

CEDAW concluding observations from periodic review last fall had condemned Honduras for its pro-life laws, urging Honduras to come into compliance with

“circumstances under which abortion must be decriminalized, namely, at least in cases of rape or incest, threats to the life and/or health of the woman, and severe foetal impairment.”

CEDAW based its recommendation on a statement on reproductive health at the committee’s 57th Session. Recommendations issued by treaty bodies, like CEDAW, however, are non-binding on state parties.

Despite claims that failing to legalize abortion is contrary to international human rights standards, no U.N. treaty compels any country to legalize abortion. On the contrary, the Program of Action of the U.N. International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, a landmark non-binding international agreement on population and development assistance, asserts that the decision of whether or not to legalize abortion should lie solely in the legislative processes in sovereign states.

Furthermore, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights expresses the international consensus that all people have the right to life, liberty, and security of person.

“It is reprehensible that U.N. human rights experts have turned human rights on its head, using the stature of their office to attack, rather than to defend, the universal right to life for the most defenseless among us,” says Population Research Institute President Steven Mosher,

“we need to continue to work to cut public funding from all entities, groups and individuals who engage in this kind of cultural imperialism.”

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Trust in Yourself

Trust in Yourself

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At the World Economic Forum-Africa Germany Pitched a Dubious New G20 Corporate Strategy*

At the World Economic Forum-Africa Germany Pitched a Dubious New G20 Corporate Strategy*

By Patrick Bond

Last week’s World Economic Forum (WEF)-Africa conference in Durban hosted some of the world’s most controversial politicians: not just Jacob Zuma and his finance minister Malusi Gigaba plus regional dictators Robert Mugabe, Yoweri Museveni, King Mswati and Edgar Lungu, but also the most powerful man in Europe, the notoriously-corrupt neoliberal German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble.

At a public lecture last Thursday hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Schäuble undiplomatically threatened Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, in the midst of her election campaign: “The [Brexit] negotiations will become terribly difficult for the U.K. They will see it.”

The next day at the WEF-Africa summit, Schäuble sold his plan for reviving multinational corporate investment in Africa. It is a priority, he said, because “In Europe, we have come to understand that Africa represents one of the most important issues for the growth and stability of the global economy.”

Africa as an ‘issue’ for global economic ‘growth’ – managed by imperialist elites – dates to an earlier Berlin project: the infamous “Scramble for Africa” in 1884-85. The continent’s dysfunctional borders were drawn then, with nary an African in sight, in order to facilitate property rights for colonial extractive industries, all the better to ensure infrastructure investment. Roads, railways, bridges and ports needed to withdraw resources have been cemented into place ever since, and now require refurbishing and expansion.

In addition to imperialist aspirations, another explanation arises: Germany’s national election is in September. Schäuble’s boss Angela Merkel needs a rhetorical device to explain to voters how the million African refugees who entered Germany over the last dozen years can be kept at bay in future. Hence the ‘Compact’ with African elites.

Schäuble was speaking on behalf of a G20 bloc that will hold its annual meeting in Hamburg in two months’ time. Amongst the world’s largest economies plus multilateral financial institutions, South Africa – with only the 3rd largest African economy and sixth most populous society – represents a continent glaringly absent from view.

The ‘C20’ group of civil society critics (within which I find myself occasionally) has expressed concern not only about Schäuble’s top-down process, but about “higher costs for the citizens, worse service, secrecy, loss of democratic influence and financial risks for the public… … and the multinational corporations involved demand that their profits be repatriated in hard currency – even though the typical services contract entails local-currency expenditures and revenues – and that often raises African foreign debt levels, which are now at all-time highs again in many countries.”

In contrast to Berlin, Donald Trump’s Washington regime has proposed cutting the USAID budget dramatically and diverting$54 billion in state funding to the military. But while once preaching isolationism, Trump has already expanded hectic albeit low-profile “Africa Command” interventions from the Maghreb across the Sahel to the Horn, according to researcher Nick Turse who last week analysed newly-declassified Pentagon data.

On June 12-13, more Compact details will be shared with G20 finance ministers at a Berlin meeting reportedly to be co-chaired by Schäuble and Gigaba. In spite of the latter’s occasional leftist rhetoric and widespread praise for his WEF-Africa diplomacy, Gigaba’s record of white-elephant infrastructure promotion when he was State Enterprises minister suggests how prone Pretoria remains to offering massive public subsidies to construction and mining corporations. That tendency overlaps precisely with Schäuble’s aims.

In addition to South Africa, five countries have initially signed up to the Compact with Africa – Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Rwanda,Senegal and Tunisia – with many more anticipated to join, so as to maintain aid and political favour with the European Union.

Schäuble’s Compact was released in March in the German resort of Baden-Baden without substantive African input (in contrast to Tony Blair’s 2004-05 Commission for Africa which coopted a comprador elite including Finance Minister Trevor Manuel). Schäuble  not only sidelined the more generous ‘Marshall Plan’ strategy advanced by Merkel’s development ministry, he also insisted that African governments provide more public subsidies – and take on much more risk – for ‘Public Private Partnership’ infrastructure. This typically amount to profits, pilfering and – for consumers of commercialised infrastructure – pain.

In his new autobiography and a Guardian article last week, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis described Schäuble as a hypocritical financial dictator who privately confessed that his ongoing squeeze of the Syriza government and Greek people – on behalf of the Euro – should really have been rejected by Athens. The very day Schäuble spoke in Durban, he was also busy imposing more austerity on Greece and rejecting a previously promised bail-out.

Varoufakis regrets trusting Europe’s “Deep Establishment” in 2015, and indeed he should have known better. Fifteen years earlier Schäuble had been expelled as leader of the Conservative Party for accepting and then publicly denying a cash bribe – the equivalent of $60 000 – from arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber (whose generosity also wrecked the once-invincible Helmut Kohl’s reputation.) A comeback thanks to Angela Merkel’s generosity gave Schäuble first the German Home Affairs and then Finance portfolios.

Likewise, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde is a close Schäuble collaborator and endorser of the Compact with Africa. Less than six months ago, she too was convicted in French courts for a €403 million payout to a major conservative party contributor, Adidas owner Bernard Tapie, when she was finance minister. Her comeback was far faster than Schäuble’s: she continues in her present job, even gaining a re-endorsement on the day of her Paris conviction by IMF directors including those representing the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa bloc.

Meanwhile African infrastructure has failed to attract anywhere near the investment in the manner envisaged in the African Development Bank 2010 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa and the wildly overoptimistic 2012 Southern Africa Development Community regional master plan.

But this not only a function of weak local systems – including widespread corruption in Africa’s construction sector – but another factor for which Schäuble, Lagarde and other elite financial managers are partly responsible: an utterly unreformed, chaotic world economic system.  Africa faced commodity price hikes of 380% from 2002-11 and then crashes by more than 50% in 2014-15, to unprofitable levels. And no Compact with Africa aiming to incentivise multinational corporate investment merely with state supply-side subsidies can reverse those inherent crisis conditions within global capitalism.
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