Recht op gezondheid

"Noynoy! Aquino! Disaster President!"

Mabuhay uit het snikhete Manila!

Vier maanden na Haiyan in de Filipijnen: Een gouden tijd voor investeringen?

Vier maanden na Haiyan in de Filipijnen: Een gouden tijd voor investeringen?

Artikel van Wim Deceukelaire van G3W

Op 8 november 2013 brak de hel los in de centrale eilanden van de Filipijnen. Tyfoon Haiyan (lokale naam Yolanda) trok van oost naar west over het land en trok een spoor van vernieling. De schade aan infrastructuur en landbouwgewassen was niet te overzien. Meer dan één miljoen huizen werden vernield en vier miljoen mensen waren van de ene dag op de andere dakloos.


Bijna vier maanden later kunnen de meeste van die families er nog niet aan denken om hun gewone leven te hernemen. De aanpak van de lokale overheid kan op niet veel enthousiasme rekenen. Internationale agentschappen wijzen er in de officiële verklaringen beleefd op dat de hulp “traag op gang komt” en dat “er nog veel werk te verzetten valt”.

Black sand mining: a threat to people's health and food security

The proliferation of black sand mining in an area covered by the ancestral land of the Aetas (indigenous people) in Zambales is posing a grave threat to the people's health and food security.

Entire mountains are removed to satisfy corporate greed

Health groups, poor slam the privatization of Philippine Orthopedic Center

On February 27, several groups of health professionals, workers, students and employees and relatives of patients of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) gathered in front of the Supreme Court (SC) and held a candlelight vigil to protest the impending privatization of the POC in particular and the public health services in general.

Venezuela na de verkiezingsstorm

De kelder van De Groene Waterman liep goed vol voor de komst van de Venezolaanse ambassadeur Antonio García en de vertoning van de film 'Abril, entre la paz y la rabia'.  De avond, die een 40-tal aanwezigen lokte was georganiseerd door de Antwerpse afdelingen van ICS en intal.

Occupy, Resist, Produce!

In the mean time, half of the week has already past, and we start to feel the recoil of all the information we absorb, the discussions, meetings, dinners that soon become parties until late in the night. But we still manage to get up early! Motivation is the strongest weapon against hangovers…

Rhytms of Resistance

After the experience of Chalkidiki, we could not just do nothing.

Some of the group have some experience with samba and making music as a way of protest.

This was the result:

Chalkidiki SOS
Alilegii

Chalkidiki SOS
Solidarity!

www.rhythms-of-resistance.org

SOS Chalkidiki!

On this 1 week course, there are also field trips scheduled. One of these fieldtrips is just south of Thessaloniki, to Chalkidiki. A magnificent peninsula, with beautiful mountains, beaches and vast forests. It counts numerous historic sites dating from the 8th century BC up to today. Aristotle was born here, in the city of Stageira. We first go for a walk in this green area. To catch some fresh air. Babble and talk and laugh. The whole bunch of us. We come to a lovely river and cross it like a solidary, migrating herd.

The health struggle in Greece

 

Exhausted I lay down on my bed at the student residence of the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki.

Tired of picking up a lot of information on the impact of the crisis on health and health systems.

But mainly broken because of the emotional experience of the last few days about the situation nowadays in Greece.

Struggle for health! Health for all!

Katrien, Jennifer and Egmont, we are present as intal at the International People Health University of the Peoples Health Movement! Of course!