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It may be one of the driest places on Earth — a brutal, alien landscape where life seems impossible. But Chile’s massive Atacama desert is a unique and fragile ecosystem that experts say is being threatened by piles of trash dumped there from around the world. Mountains of discarded clothing, a graveyard of shoes, and rows upon rows of scrapped tires and cars blight at least three regions of the desert in northern Chile. Courtesy of AFP
Tara Devlin’s commentary presented on December 2, 2022
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, US Senator Ron Johnson led a roundtable discussion about what has been learned about the mRNA vaccine. Courtesy of the Children’s Health Defense.
Snow covers the South Korean capital of Seoul as temperatures drop to -6 degrees Celsius.
(At left) At one of its deserts, Chile’s huge and ever expanding landfill. AFP
Clashes broke out in Thessaloniki between groups of young people and Greek police at the end of a demonstration to commemorate the murder of a teenager by a police officer 14 years ago. The demonstrations were part of planned annual commemorations to mark the 2008 death of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old fatally shot by police.
Geneva – UN trade and development agency head Rebeca Grynspan holds presser on the Black Sea agreements
Last month, antiwar activist & author Cindy Sheehan spoke in Los Angeles about the health care system and pharmaceutical companies.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his address on conditions in Mexico, while thousands gathered. (at left)
After having experienced the harshness of lockdowns and restrictions reportedly over a virus that has had a low rate of mortality in China, people took to the streets in major cities
Women’s rights protests in France November 2022
Ukraine’s missile attack within Poland’s
After an unprecedented postponement due to the weather, the 138 sailors taking part in the Route du Rhum set off from Saint-Malo to attack the Atlantic Ocean, for a solo crossing to Guadeloupe, which the fastest should complete in a record time of six days.
Volunteers and aid workers in the liberated city of Kherson hand out aid packages of food, clothing and sanitary products to Ukrainians, with scrambles breaking out amongst those jostling to get to the front of the queues. The city, a strategic hub near the Black Sea and the only regional capital Russia captured, was occupied for 8 months.
Images show police and soldiers searching through debris following a strike on a residential area of Eastern Ukraine’s Kramatorsk on Tuesday. The head of the Donetsk administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, wrote on Telegram that ‘enemy fire’ had hit the city wounding a young boy. He called on locals to evacuate.
Tensions & military actions at Belarus border.
NASA rolls out its largest-ever rocket to a launch pad in Florida and will try again 10 days from now to blast off on a much-delayed uncrewed mission to the Moon.
China issues a warning to the US about its military actions.
Courtesy of Children’s Health Defense.org
Violence at Columbia’s and Venezuela’s border AFP
North Korea’s recent launch of one of its military missiles
Kherson gets supplies following Russia’s withdrawal earlier in November 2022.
During the week of October 10, 2022, the UN General Assembly held a session, concerning the war in Ukraine. Courtesy of Agence France Presse
Women demonstrated in Washington, D.C. weeks ago, protesting and meeting to support women’s rights.