What’s New June 2007

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The 2007 G8 Summit has gained some media attention in its buildup, but issues around climate change, similar to the efforts seen in 2005 to water down draft texts, have surfaced again. Protesters are gathering, and while mostly peaceful a handful have clashed with police. Issues such as the excessive farm subsidies of the rich nations seem less likely to get discussed, even though it is crucial for many poor countries.

This is equivalent to 1 child dying every 3 seconds or 10 to 11 million each year. Between 2000 and 2005, some 50 million children died. The silent killers are poverty, hunger, easily preventable diseases and illnesses, and other related causes. In spite of the scale of this daily/ongoing catastrophe, it rarely manages to achieve, much less sustain, prime-time, headline coverage. Why not?

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Updated war on terror section to include a few more articles. One is from Salon.com about corporatization of US intelligence with little oversight and accountability, and the other is a short one from SpinWatch on the hardly reported statistic that in 2006 Islamist terrorism in Europe was just 0.2% of all terrorist attacks there.

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