WORLDLIFEEXPECTANCY – LiveLonger LiveBetter GLOBAL HEALTH: AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WEALTH


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Cause of Death

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Rnk Deaths
Coronary Heart Disease 1 7,356,061
Stroke 2 6,670,934
Lung Disease 3 3,104,330
Influenza and Pneumonia 4 3,051,988
Lung Cancers 5 1,599,557
HIV/AIDS 6 1,533,760
Diarrhoeal diseases 7 1,497,724
Diabetes Mellitus 8 1,497,371
Road Traffic Accidents 9 1,254,526
Hypertension 10 1,141,205
Low Birth Weight 11 1,134,954
Liver Disease 12 1,020,891
Tuberculosis 13 934,879
Other Injuries 14 932,484
Kidney Disease 15 864,226
Suicide 16 803,900
Birth Trauma 17 743,908
Liver Cancer 18 740,373
Stomach Cancer 19 733,499
Colon-Rectum Cancers 20 723,913
Alzheimers/Dementia 21 700,834
Falls 22 693,131
Malaria 23 618,248
Congenital Anomalies 24 556,327
Breast Cancer 25 536,521
Violence 26 504,587
Inflammatory/Heart 27 472,290
Malnutrition 28 456,508
Endocrine Disorders 29 410,518
Oesophagus Cancer 30 405,803
Meningitis 31 395,230
Asthma 32 386,318
Drownings 33 372,442
Rheumatic Heart Disease 34 337,335
Pancreas Cancer 35 331,918
Prostate Cancer 36 321,728
Lymphomas 37 312,302
Oral Cancer 38 298,027
Maternal Conditions 39 296,002
Leukemia 40 276,097
Fires 41 267,889
Cervical Cancer 42 264,225
Peptic Ulcer Disease 43 262,911
Epilepsy 44 204,825
Poisonings 45 193,460
Other Neoplasms 46 193,025
Bladder Cancer 47 172,813
Ovary Cancer 48 151,039
Hepatitis B 49 149,164
Measles 50 130,461
War 51 119,463
Parkinson Disease 52 119,282
Skin Disease 53 111,178
Alcohol 54 107,261
Skin Cancers 55 94,973
Drug Use 56 93,255
Anemia 57 90,160
Syphilis 58 78,911
Uterin Cancer 59 78,670
Encephalitis 60 77,869
Pertussis 61 67,059
Tetanus 62 66,129
Rheumatoid Arthritis 63 66,008
Leishmaniasis 64 48,404
Appendicitis 65 39,551
Hepatitis C 66 38,914
Dengue 67 28,755
Schistosomiasis 68 21,797
Schizophrenia 69 21,102
Multiple Sclerosis 70 19,051
Trypanosomiasis 71 17,971
Chagas disease 72 7,806
Leprosy 73 7,790
Upper Respiratory 74 6,038
Prostatic Hypertrophy 75 5,870
Depression 76 4,320
Osteoarthritis 77 4,149
Ascariasis 78 3,302
Iodine Deficiency 79 3,246
Otitis Media 80 2,810
Diphtheria 81 2,615
Oral conditions 82 1,570
Chlamydia 83 1,076
Vitamin A Deficiency 84 121
Hookworm Disease 85 2
Trichuriasis 86 0

WORLD RANKINGS-TOTAL DEATHS

If you really want to understand GLOBAL HEALTH you have come to the right place. Here you will not only find the latest World Health Organization (2014 Estimates) of total death counts by country, you can compare countries to each other for over 80 Causes of Death. No crude rates or age standardization calculations to confuse you in this Data Grid, just total deaths and unless you know exactly what you’re looking for this raw data is where everything begins.

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HOW WORLD HEALTH DATA IS COMPILED

This very ‘smart chart’ is where most of our research begins, but before we teach you how to use it, it is important to understand this is ‘World Data’ and these numbers will not necessarily match what an individual country might publish. The reason the totals for an individual country may not be identical is because the primary purpose of this Data is to facilitate global comparisons, so the condition of the world’s health can be measured and monitored. Many Sites that publish world data use multiple sources for their comparisons, with rare exception we do not. We don’t believe accurate comparisons can be made from multiple sources or that contain data from different years. You would be surprised by how many countries don’t report their health data every year and some haven’t updated their counts for 5 years or more. On the one hand these inconsistencies can lead to inaccuracies, but as you will see in some respects world data is even more relevant than what you receive from any individual country.

WHO Data is more than just estimates it also includes projections and these projections are far more than “mathematical expedients.” Official WHO data includes an in depth consultation with every member country before it is released and since virtually every country in the world is at least two years behind, 2009 WHO data is more current. The latest USA data for example is 2007 and that’s because it takes that long to compile it. Likewise all WHO data complies with official ICD-10 standards and many countries have yet to complete that conversion. But there are a few categories that are slightly different such as Alzheimer’s. WHO data combines Alzheimer’s with Dementia which means you’ll see a higher number than you’re used to, but it also includes a 2009 forecast and Alzheimer’s is on the rise. Most numbers are close for developed countries and remember without standard categories and methods cross national comparisons could not be made.

We are in the business of helping organizations and companies make complex data of all types easy to understand and use. Global Health is our cause, but not our primary business. We offer www.worldlifeexpectancy.com as a public service and enjoy sharing our expertise with the millions of people, Academic Institutions and Governments throughout the world who use it.This chart is our invention and all you have to do is follow the sequence below to have a world class tool you can access over and over again to keep you up to speed on global health.

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INSTRUCTIONS: WORLD RANKINGS-TOTAL DEATHS

1. Cause of Death Column to the left is in World Rank Order.

2. Select a Country from the list on the right. Click on it to place it in the Grid. Once you click on a country it will move to the top of the list and will be highlighted in yellow as it enters the Grid. You can place up to 7 countries into the Grid at one time.

3. Once the Country is in the Grid you can change the Cause of Death Column from the World Order to the Individual Country order by clicking on the Abbreviation beneath the country Flag. Sorting the Data in this way enables you to compare one Country to another and against the World at the same time. Individual country Population numbers are across the top highlighted in orange to help you keep things in perspective.

4. To remove an Individual Country from the Grid, return to the Country List on the right and Click the country to remove it (one at a time). You can then replace it with another Country or click the orange “Clear” button located at the top of the List to remove all Countries at once.

5. To assist you in finding Countries you may use the controls above the list to alphabetize them or rank them to suit your purpose.

Example: Russia is country #129 in world life expectancy order. Scroll down the country list on the right to #129 and click on Russia to place it in the Grid. Now sort the Grid by clicking on the Abbreviation below the Russian Flag to see the Causes in Russia rank order. Notice Poison is the #4 cause of death in Russia, but #32 in the world….note Russia has more Deaths by Poison than Traffic Accidents. You will see other unusual patterns as you continue to place other countries into the Grid for review.

6. Click on any Country to begin….

Entering a Country into the Grid will cause these instructions to disappear. If you want to review them again, simply clear your Grid or click on the Instruction button above the cause of death column and they will return.

If you really want to understand GLOBAL HEALTH you have come to the right place. Here you will not only find the latest World Health Organization (2009 Estimates) of total death counts by country, you can compare countries to each other for over 80 Causes of Death. No crude rates or age standardization calculations to confuse you in this Data Grid, just total deaths and unless you know exactly what you’re looking for this raw data is where everything begins.

HOW WORLD HEALTH DATA IS COMPILED

This very ‘smart chart’ is where most of our research begins, but before we teach you how to use it, it is important to understand this is ‘World Data’ and these numbers will not necessarily match what an individual country might publish. The reason the totals for an individual country may not be identical is because the primary purpose of this Data is to facilitate global comparisons, so the condition of the world’s health can be measured and monitored. Many Sites that publish world data use multiple sources for their comparisons, with rare exception we do not. We don’t believe accurate comparisons can be made from multiple sources or that contain data from different years. You would be surprised by how many countries don’t report their health data every year and some haven’t updated their counts for 5 years or more. On the one hand these inconsistencies can lead to inaccuracies, but as you will see in some respects world data is even more relevant than what you receive from any individual country.

WHO Data is more than just estimates it also includes projections and these projections are far more than “mathematical expedients.” Official WHO data includes an in depth consultation with every member country before it is released and since virtually every country in the world is at least two years behind, 2009 WHO data is more current. The latest USA data for example is 2007 and that’s because it takes that long to compile it. Likewise all WHO data complies with official ICD-10 standards and many countries have yet to complete that conversion. But there are a few categories that are slightly different such as Alzheimer’s. WHO data combines Alzheimer’s with Dementia which means you’ll see a higher number than you’re used to, but it also includes a 2009 forecast and Alzheimer’s is on the rise. Most numbers are close for developed countries and remember without standard categories and methods cross national comparisons could not be made.

We are in the business of helping organizations and companies make complex data of all types easy to understand and use. Global Health is our cause, but not our primary business. We offer www.worldlifeexpectancy.com as a public service and enjoy sharing our expertise with the millions of people, Academic Institutions and Governments throughout the world who use it.This chart is our invention and all you have to do is follow the sequence below to have a world class tool you can access over and over again to keep you up to speed on global health.

INSTRUCTIONS: WORLD RANKINGS-TOTAL DEATHS

1. Cause of Death Column to the left is in World Rank Order.

2. Select a Country from the list on the right. Click on it to place it in the Grid. Once you click on a country it will move to the top of the list and will be highlighted in yellow as it enters the Grid. You can place up to 7 countries into the Grid at one time.

3. Once the Country is in the Grid you can change the Cause of Death Column from the World Order to the Individual Country order by clicking on the Abbreviation beneath the country Flag. Sorting the Data in this way enables you to compare one Country to another and against the World at the same time. Individual country Population numbers are across the top highlighted in orange to help you keep things in perspective.

4. To remove an Individual Country from the Grid, return to the Country List on the right and Click the country to remove it (one at a time). You can then replace it with another Country or click the orange “Clear” button located at the top of the List to remove all Countries at once.

5. To assist you in finding Countries you may use the controls above the list to alphabetize them or rank them to suit your purpose.

Example: Russia is country #129 in world life expectancy order. Scroll down the country list on the right to #129 and click on Russia to place it in the Grid. Now sort the Grid by clicking on the Abbreviation below the Russian Flag to see the Causes in Russia rank order. Notice Poison is the #4 cause of death in Russia, but #32 in the world….note Russia has more Deaths by Poison than Traffic Accidents. You will see other unusual patterns as you continue to place other countries into the Grid for review.

6. Click on any Country to begin….

Entering a Country into the Grid will cause these instructions to disappear. If you want to review them again, simply clear your Grid or click on the Instruction button above the cause of death column and they will return.

New York City Police Officer Shoots And Kills Unarmed Black Man For Using Stairs In Building


New York City Police Officer Shoots And Kills Unarmed Black Man For Using Stairs In Building

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A New York City police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man Thursday evening after the man and his girlfriend opted to take the stairs instead of the elevator in the woman’s apartment building. The couple encountered two police officers in the dimly lit stairwell as they approached the woman’s floor. One of the officers already had his gun drawn while in the stairwell and shot the man, 28-year-old Akai Gurley, once in the chest as the couple came upon the officers. The officer who killed Gurley has been identified as Peter Liang, a rookie officer who was on a probationary assignment patrolling a housing project.

Michelle Butler, Gurley’s girlfriend, recounted the tragic event to the New York Daily News.

“They didn’t identify themselves,” said Butler, 27, who began dating Gurley in January 2011. “No nothing. They didn’t give no explanation. They just pulled a gun and shot him in the chest.”

The terrified couple ran down to the fifth floor before Gurley collapsed in a pool of blood. Butler, who was standing alongside her boyfriend when he was hit, recalled their frantic final moments together as she begged Gurley to keep fighting.

“Yo, you OK? Talk to me!” she recalled shouting. “He wasn’t saying nothing. That was the last thing I said to him.”

Butler said the officers never came down to check on the mortally wounded man, and medical help was only sent after she banged on a neighbor’s door for help.

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton held a press conference Friday morning to discuss the shooting incident. He stated that it was “an unfortunate tragedy” and said that it appeared to be “an accidental discharge” of the officer’s weapon. Bratton also pointed out that the building had seen two robberies and four assaults recently, perhaps providing cover to the officer regarding why his weapon was drawn as he entered the stairwell.

DNAinfo, a news website covering New York and Chicago neighborhoods, provided the following tweets from the press conference.

Based on the evidence and the police commissioner’s statements, Gurley was killed for no other reason than being a black man walking up some stairs in a building that had recently witnessed crimes. A nervous police officer had his gun out and as soon as he encountered Gurley, the officer shot first without hesitation. Due to this natural inclination to be prepared to shoot at a moment’s notice, a totally innocent man is dead.

While this may just be an unfortunate “circumstance of events,” it further validates the feeling among the black community that people of color are unfairly treated and targeted by law enforcement. In a September article, Mother Jones provided data from the CDC showing that over the past 40 years, blacks have been four times more likely to be shot and killed by law enforcement than whites. While that disparity shrank last decade, Mother Jones also revealed that over the same time period, the FBI’s stats still showed a 4-to-1 disparity in the rate of justifiable homicides between the two races.

H/t: Ted

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Horrifying Video: Prison Guards Callously Laugh as Mentally Ill Man Dies in Front of Them


trauerkerzeHorrifying Video: Prison Guards Callously Laugh as Mentally Ill Man Dies in Front of Them

Heartbreaking enough, this is not some historic footage of a Nazi death camp. This is modern day America.

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We see Mr. Lopez struggling to breath for hours, and then, finally, we have an unobstructed view as Mr. Lopez takes his last breath, dying, half-naked on the cold concrete floor of a prison cell – isolated and alone with no Defendant caring whether he lived or died”

A lawsuit has been filed in the March 17, 2013 death of Christopher Lopez at the San Carlos Correctional Facility.

Along with this lawsuit, attorney David Lane has released a horrific and heartbreaking compilation of footage from the hours leading to Lopez’ death.

The lawsuit begins-

On March 17, 2013, in full view of most of the Defendants, a shackled and stripped Christopher Lopez died alone and ignored, on the cold concrete floor of a cell at the San Carlos Correctional Facility. His death could have been easily prevented by most of the defendants had any one of them simply picked up a phone and called for medical help. Instead, the Defendants, all employees of the Colorado Department of Corrections, ultimately made what could pass as a documentary film on how to ignore the obvious and serious medical needs of a dying prisoner for hours until the very last breath of life leaves his body.

In the 47 minute long video, the prison guards laugh, joke, and mock this helpless and shackled schizophrenic man as he dies alone on the floor in front of them.

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The incident was triggered by a sodium deficiency, which may have been a reaction to the psychotropic medication he was taking.

“The first video shows Christopher Lopez lying face down on the floor of his cell, naked from the waist up, and the staff is yelling in the cuff slot.

They’re saying, ‘Come to the slot and cuff up or we’re not going to help you with your medical issue.’ But you can see Lopez is virtually unconscious. He’s trying to lift his head but he’s not strong enough to do it. Then they gear up the force team and go in. But first, they talk about pepper-spraying him because he’s not complying with their demands, even though some low-level guard says he has a medical issue. The only reason they don’t pepper-spray him is because they’re short-staffed.” Lane explained.

The guards entered the cell dressed in full riot gear and dragged him out. They told him to stop resisting, even though his dying body was entirely limp.

0“Their reports about this are all part of the cover up,” Lane continued. “They say, ‘He disobeyed our order’ to make it seem like he was obstreperous when he was actually almost unconscious.”

They move him to a restraint chair with a spit hood while Lopez has a grand mal seizure.  During this time the guards talk about Walmart and their plans for the weekend.

Eventually he is removed from the chair and left chained on the floor.  A nurse finally enters, but not to provide any kind of emergency treatment. She tells Lopez, “It’s time for your psych meds” to which she receives no response from the dying man, even as she kicks him, and then injects the very drugs that may have caused this medical emergency directly into his anus.

Twenty minutes into the video we see Lopez struggling to breathe, shackled, on the floor of his cell and the officers begin to chat.

“Is it lunch already?” the guard asks, followed by inaudible conversation.

“He could swallow his teeth, I don’t care…”

At 21:30 the guard coldly proclaims, “he didn’t even piss on himself, so he’s not seizing.”

Around the 40:00 mark another disgusting conversation takes place, showing how truly sadistic these monsters in charge of people’s lives really are.

“What’s he doing now?” a female supervisor asks.

“Smells like he peed all over the place,” a man replies.

“Is he still on the floor?”

“Yeah.”

“He likes it on the floor.”

“I like him on the floor.”

“Yeah, he likes it alright when he’s on the floor.”

Laughter ensues.

“Isn’t that terrible?”

Warning- Graphic and Heartbreaking

This awful ordeal began at 3:30 in the morning, and at 9:10 a.m., Mr. Lopez took his last breath and died, shackled and face down in the intake cell with no help from the people watching him struggle.

Three employees have been fired, and five others disciplined. No criminal charges were filed.

If Fyodor Dostoyevsky was correct in stating that you can judge a society by how well it treats its prisoners, this video is a very horrific display of what our society has become.  We can do better.

Read the full lawsuit here.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/prison-guards-callously-laugh-mentally-ill-inmate-dies-floor/#VPC1STIH0HKIfx8H.99

Are Child Abusers Sexually Attracted to Submissiveness? Assessment of Sex-Related Cognition With the Implicit Association Test.


Sex Abuse. 2014 Jul 29. pii: 1079063214544330. [Epub ahead of print]

Are Child Abusers Sexually Attracted to Submissiveness? Assessment of Sex-Related Cognition With the Implicit Association Test.

Author information

  • 1Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Forensic Psychiatric Center de Kijvelanden, Poortugaal, The Netherlands Thijs.Kanters@kijvelanden.nl.
  • 2Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 3Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
  • 4Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Forensic Psychiatric Center de Kijvelanden, Poortugaal, The Netherlands.
  • 5Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
  • 6Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Child sexual abuse is associated with social anxiety, low self-esteem, and intimacy deficits. This, in combination with the core belief of a dangerous world, might suggest that child abusers are sexually attracted to submissiveness. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) was used to examine this hypothesis. Results indicated that child abusers have a stronger sexual preference for submissiveness than rapists, although there were no differences between child abusers and non-sexual offenders. Multinomial logistic regression analysis revealed that submissive-sexy associations have incremental value over child-sex associations in differentiating child abusers from other offenders. The predictive value of both implicit associations was explored by correlating IAT scores with measures for recidivism risk, aggression, and interpersonal anxiety. Child abusers with stronger child-sex associations reported higher levels of interpersonal anxiety and hostility. More research on implicit cognition in sex offenders is required for a better understanding of what these and similar implicit measures are exactly measuring and what role implicit cognition may play in sexual offending.

© The Author(s) 2014.

KEYWORDS:

Implicit Association Test (IAT); child abusers; sexual interest; submissive

PMID:
25079778
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25079778

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ACTION PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD RESPOND TO ASSAULT ON PALESTINE


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Take action: Protests around the world respond to assault on Palestine

Protests are being organized in cities around the world to respond to the ongoing assault on Palestine and the Palestinian people, including the murders of Palestinians (including 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, murdered brutally by Israeli settlers), the bombing of Gaza and the killing of over 1800 Palestinians by occupation forces, the mass arrests of over 1900, and the raids, attacks, tear-gassing, invasions and closure that Palestinians are being subjected to. If a rally you know of is not listed, please use this form or email samidoun@samidoun.ca to have it posted!

List your protest here

Upcoming protests (prior protests moved below upcoming events):

Amiens, France
Saturday, August 9
3:00 PM
Gare d’Amiens

Bordeaux, France
Saturday, August 9
3:00 PM
La Victoire
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441012499519868/

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Saturday, August 9
12:00 PM
Guggenheim

http://samidoun.ca/2014/07/take-action-protests-around-the-world-respond-to-assault-on-palestine/

German/English: Papst besucht Gefangene: „Gott ist ein Fachmann für Resozialisierung“


Papst besucht Gefangene – „Nie wieder Opfer der Mafia!

RealAudioMP3 „Der heilige Franziskus kam nicht bis Cassano“ – das sagte eine Frau, die in einer Bar des Städtchens an der Kasse sitzt, an diesem Samstag zu Journalisten. Als „Schlangennest“ soll Franz von Assisi das Städtchen Cassano allo Jonio bezeichnet haben, und tatsächlich sind es vor allem Mafia-Meldungen, die diese Ecke Kalabriens immer wieder mal in die Schlagzeilen bringen. Umso mehr freuen sich die Menschen über den Papstbesuch bei ihnen.

Gegen 7.30 Uhr ist Franziskus am Morgen per Hubschrauber aus dem Vatikan aufgebrochen; kurz nach 9.00 Uhr landete er in Castrovillari vor dem örtlichen Gefängnis. Hier sitzen u.a. Familienangehörige von Cocò ein: Das ist ein dreijähriger Junge, der vor ein paar Monaten von der örtlichen Mafia, der Ndrangheta, in einem Auto bei lebendigem Leib verbrannt wurde, zusammen mit seinem Großvater und dessen Freundin. Der dreifache Mord hat in ganz Italien Entsetzen ausgelöst. Papst Franziskus sprach im Gefängnis kurz mit den zwei Großmüttern und der Mutter des getöteten Kindes: „Nie wieder Gewalt gegen Kinder, nie wieder Opfer der Ndrangheta!“, sagte er zu ihnen. Er bete für den kleinen Cocò und für alle Kinder, die Furchtbares durchmachen müssten. Der Ortsbischof, der den Papst begleitete, sprach hinterher von einem sehr emotionalen Moment.

Ein weiterer Insasse des Gefängnisses, das der Papst besuchte, ist ein 27-jähriger Rumäne, der – so die Anklage – am 3. März den Priester Lazzaro Longobardi umgebracht hat. Am Nachmittag wollte der Papst auch kurz in der Kirche von Sibari beten, wo der Mord geschah und wo eine Stele an den getöteten Pfarrer erinnert.

„Gott ist ein Fachmann für Resozialisierung“

„Heiliger Vater, willkommen bei uns, und danke für diesen Moment, den Sie uns schenken!“, sagte einer der Häftlinge in einer kurzen Begrüßungsrede. Heute würden die Worte Jesu wahr, dass man den verlorenen Schafen nachgehen solle. Franziskus ermunterte in seiner kurzen Ansprache zu mehr Anstrengungen, um Straftäter wieder in die Gesellschaft zu integrieren. Es reiche nicht, allein menschenwürdige Haftbedingungen in den Gefängnissen sicherzustellen. Diese müssten von „konkreten Bemühungen der Institutionen für eine erfolgreiche gesellschaftliche Wiedereingliederung“ der Straftäter ergänzt werden, so Franziskus. Andernfalls verkomme die Strafe zum „blossen Instrument der Bestrafung und sozialen Retourkutsche“. Das schade sowohl dem Betroffenen als auch der Gesellschaft selbst.

Italiens Gefängnisse sind chronisch überfüllt und bieten oft unzureichende Haftbedingungen. Der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte hat das Land dafür im vergangenen Jahr verurteilt. Er wolle „jedem Mann und jeder Frau in allen Teilen der Welt, die sich im Gefängnis befinden“, seine Nähe zum Ausdruck bringen, erklärte Franziskus.

Der Papst betonte vor den etwa zweihundert Häftlingen und Wächtern weiter, dass eine Resozialisierung von Straftätern nicht nur eine gesellschaftspolitische Frage sei, sondern auch eine religiöse Dimension habe. Es gehe in diesem Prozess auch um die Begegnung mit Gott, der imstande sei, menschliche Fehler zu verstehen und zu vergeben, so der Papst.

„Gott ist ein Fachmann für Resozialisierung. Er nimmt uns an die Hand und führt uns in die Gesellschaft zurück. Der Herr vergibt immer, begleitet immer, versteht immer; wir müssen uns einfach nur verstehen, vergeben, begleiten lassen! Ich wünsche jedem von euch, dass diese Zeit hinter Gittern keine verlorene Zeit ist, sondern eine wertvolle Zeit, in der ihr von Gott diese Gnade erbittet und erhaltet. Dadurch werdet ihr zunächst euch selbst, dann aber auch die Gesellschaft besser machen. Denn im Guten wie im Bösen beeinflussen unsere Taten die anderen und die ganze Menschheitsfamilie.“

(rv 21.06.2014 sk)

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Pope Francis \ Activities

Pope addresses prisoners during pastoral visit to Calabria

Pope visits Calabrian prison

21/06/2014

(Vatican Radio) The journey towards reintegration into society, said Pope Francis, demands an encounter with God who loves us, knows us, and forgives our sins.

This was one of the central themes of the Pope’s discourse to the inmates and staff of the district prison of Castrovillari, Calabria. Saturday’s visit to the prison was his first major encounter during his 12 hour pastoral visit to the southern Italian region.

In his address, the Holy Father said that while those in prison must always be treated according to their fundamental human dignity, efforts must also be made by the institution to facilitate effective reintegration into society. When this aim is not achieved, he said, the prison sentence becomes merely an instrument of punishment and retaliation that affects both the individual and society.

God does not treat us in this way, the Pope said, adding that when we go to confession the Lord forgives us and invites us to go with him. Reminding us that we are fragile, he said we must never tire of going to confession.

Pope Francis went on to say that true and complete reintegration involves an encounter with God and allowing ourselves to be looked upon by him who loves us , which he says is difficult. “It is more difficult to allow ourselves to be looked upon by God than to look upon God. It is more difficult to allow ourselves to be encountered by God than to encounter God.”

“The Lord is a master of reintegration,” he said. “He takes us by the hand and brings us back to the community. The Lord always forgives, always accompanies, always understands.”

The Pope then prayed for the families of the inmates, that the Lord may embrace them “in serenity and in peace.”

Cyntoia Brown: a Heart Breaking Tragedy. MISERICORDIA for CYNTHOIA


    I would never, never Name a child a KILLER!

LIFE SENTENCES FOR JUVENILES …(?)

Cyntoia Brown

 

In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder. There was no question that a 43-year-old man is dead and that she killed him. What mystified filmmaker Daniel Birman was just how common violence among youth is, and just how rarely we stop to question our assumptions about it. He wondered in this case what led a girl — who grew up in a reasonable home environment — to this tragic end?Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story explores Cyntoia’s history and her future. Without attempting to excuse her crime as youthful indiscretion nor to vilify her as an example of a generation gone off the rails, Birman simply follows Cyntoia through six years of her life after the crime, and searches for answers to persistent questions.The camera first glimpses Cyntoia the week of her arrest at age 16 and follows her for nearly six years. Along the way, nationally renowned juvenile forensic psychiatrist, Dr. William Bernet from Vanderbilt University, assesses her situation. We meet Ellenette Brown, Cyntoia’s adoptive mother who talks about the young girl’s early years. Georgina Mitchell, Cyntoia’s biological mother, meets her for the first time since she gave her up for adoption 14 years earlier. When we meet Cyntoia’s maternal grandmother, Joan Warren, some patterns begin to come into sharp focus.Cyntoia wrestles with her fate. She is stunningly articulate, and spends the time to put the pieces of this puzzle together with us. Cyntoia’s pre-prison lifestyle was nearly indistinguishable from her mother’s at the same age. History — seemingly predestined by biology and circumstance — repeats itself through each generation in this family.Cyntoia is tried as an adult, and the cameras are there when she is convicted and sentenced to life at the Tennessee Prison for Women. After the verdict, Cyntoia calls her mom to tell her the news.In the end, we catch up with Cyntoia as she is adjusting to prison, and struggling with her identity and hope for her future.

12-year old little girl hangs herself after being ciberbullied by classmates


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May 24, 2013

12-Year-Old Girl Hangs Herself After Being Cyberbullied By Classmates

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Gabrielle Molina, 12, hanged herself in her Queens, New York home after being viciously cyber-bullied by her middle school classmates, reports the New York Post.

The pre-teen was found hanging by a belt from a ceiling fan, according to police.

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Australia´s Aboriginal Children – The World´s Highest Suicide Rate


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Australia’s Aboriginal children – The world’s highest suicide rate
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by Gerry Georgatos

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http://lateralloveaustralia.com/2013/03/06/australias-aboriginal-children-the-worlds-highest-suicide-rate/

February 27th, 2013

Photo – Brian Cassey

2012’s total spend on Aboriginal communities reached $25 billion yet Australia’s Aboriginal youth suicide rates remain high – cruelly disproportionate to the rest of the Australian population.

This horror is played out the world over for Indigenous peoples but Australia’s Aboriginal peoples are at the top of this tragic list.

In 2011 the United Nations State of Indigenous Peoples report found that the World’s Indigenous peoples made up one-third of the world’s poorest peoples.

Some of the reports alarming statistics include, “In the United States, a Native American is 600 times more likely to contract tuberculosis and 62 per cent more likely to commit suicide than the general population. In Australia, an Indigenous child can expect to die 20 years earlier than his non-native compatriot. The life expectancy gap is also 20 years in Nepal, while in Guatemala it is 13 years and in New Zealand it is 11. In parts of Ecuador, indigenous people have 30 times greater risk of throat cancer than the national average. Suicide rates of indigenous peoples, particularly among youth, are considerably higher in many countries, for example, up to 11 times the national average for the Inuit in Canada.”

The Stringer has visited Aboriginal communities throughout north-western Australia –visiting the towns and communities with the worst suicide rates. The despair is evident throughout these communities.

In the Kimberley region – Western Australia’s tourist mecca, the Aboriginal homelessness rate is sky high – and in some of its towns the suicide rates are up to 100 times the national average.

In the Kimberley last year 40 young Aboriginal people took their lives.

Six of Mowanjum’s people took their lives – Mowanjum’s population is just under 300.

The tragedy is endemic throughout Australia – Last year a Northern Territory Select Committee on Youth Suicides tabled its report into youth suicide and found the obvious; that there are significantly higher rates of Aboriginal suicides when compared to the national average.

Between 2001 and 2006, the Northern Territory suicide rate for those aged 15 to 24 was 3.5 times that in the rest of the nation. The report highlighted the young ages at which Aboriginal youth were committing suicide – and the rise of young Aboriginal women suiciding.

“The suicide rate for Indigenous Territorians is particularly disturbing, with 75 per cent of suicides of children from 2007 to 2011 in the Territory being Aboriginal,” stated the report.

“For too many of our youth there is not enough hope to protect them from the impulse to end their lives.”

The suicide rate doubled for youth between ages 10 and 17 – up from 18.8 per cent to 30.1 per cent per 100,000 – in contrast to non-Aboriginal youth suicides which dropped from 4.1 per cent to 2.6 per cent.

The report highlighted the underlying causes to Aboriginal youth suicide as mental illness, substance abuses and sexual abuse trauma but failed to highlight acute poverty and a suite of rights denied to this day to Aboriginal peoples in many of these troubled communities – What is missing in many of these communities are the pathways and access to opportunities and to the benefits of education and hard work which the rest of Australia does have access to. These communities continue to be neglected by State and Federal Government jurisdictions and their agencies – services and layers of community infrastructure have not been grafted into these communities and instead they are dilapidated third-world environments.

The report found the rate of suicide among Aboriginal girls had increased- with girls now up to 40 per cent of suicides of children under 17.

Well known educationalist and researcher, Kabi Kabi Elder and Central Queensland University Bundaberg campus coordinator Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian said she is devastated by the rising disenfranchisement of Aboriginal youth, and the world’s highest suicide rate – of Australia’s Aboriginal children.

“Across my desk came a study that reported ‘the number of completed Indigenous suicides (in the Kimberley) last year exceeded the Australian Defence Force fatalities in Afghanistan.’ I cannot comprehend this statement. It is too much,” said Mrs Yavu-Kamu-Harathunian.

Mrs Yavu-Kamu-Harathunian has a Bachelors in Applied Sciences, Indigenous and Community Health, with a major in mental health and counselling, and a Masters in Criminal Justice.

She asks what motivates our young people to disconnect from themselves and what motivates “our brothers and sisters to disconnect from themselves and then move into that helpless hope of perhaps finding themselves in their sleep of death.”

Western Australian Aboriginal communities, challenged only by communities in the Northern Territory and Queensland, have the highest suicide rates not only in the nation but in the world. Mowanjum and Derby have the highest Aboriginal youth suicide rates in Australia.

Mowanjum Council chairman, Gary Umbagai despairs at the rising death toll. “There is something dreadfully wrong in our community but what can we do?”

In Mowanjum alone, in January a 20 year old took his life while inebriated, and in March a 44 year old retrenched Aboriginal mine worker hung himself. Weeks later a young girl was found in the bush having taken her life.

In the Kimberley during those 12 months there had been 25 suicides, 21 in and around Derby and Mowanjum. More than the Australian Defence Forces fatalities in Afghanistan during the same period.

Mrs Yavu-Kamu-Harathunian said, “All around this community (Mowanjum) there is so much progress, production, affluence. What is this progress, this production, this affluence stealing from our people?”

“To read about this painful crisis, to recognise the layers of disconnection, the internal anguish, community sorrow, pain, trauma, suffering is like a microcosm of the inherent legacy of pain, torment, and suffering that our people are immersed in.”

“This is a culturally collective crisis, and it impacts upon all of us who say we are First Nations peoples. To think that his tiny little community possibly has the highest rates of suicide not just in Australia but in the world is insanity,” she said.

“I remember a beautiful strong Aboriginal woman from up Bardi Country way, Wendy, I respectfully do not use her surname here, mid 1990s, who developed for the first time in my lifetime, a great understanding of alcohol and its use and abuse amongst our people.”

“I remember her words of warning then, that because of the use of alcohol amongst our people, alcohol users would begin using at a younger and younger age. Her gravest concern way back then was about the rise in suicide,” said Mrs Yavu-Kama-Harathunian.

“We are now picking up the pieces of our loved ones.”

“How many suicides, how many more deaths will it take to open our eyes, and open our ears to the silent screaming that is coming from the hearts, and souls of those who are gone, and of those who grieve and keep screaming ‘Help…’”

In NSW, with Australia’s largest Indigenous population, the youth suicide rate is one in 100,000. In the Northern Territory, the rate is 30 deaths in 100,000. In the Kimberley, with an Indigenous population at 15,000, the rate is at a rate of 1 death in 1,200, over 80 per 100,000.

Stephen Nulgitt is from the community of Mowanjum. He works with Mowanjum’s youth to deliver pride in their cultural identity despite the neglects of mainstream Australia towards them. Mr Nulgitt’s younger brother was one of those six who took their lives last year.

“He was a happy little boy. A beautiful smile.”

That night after another brother’s birthday party Darren was found hanging from a tree.

Such is the despair in Mowanjum that no-one can see who is suffering, who is next to die.

“When you hold a lot of things inside, and you hold things in and you don’t talk to anyone, it just builds up into depression and anger,” said Mr Nulgitt.

The tree Darren hung himself from was cut down.

“My uncle came with a chainsaw and just took it away, because it kept affecting my mother.”

The tragedies are not limited to the victims of suicides – for every suicide there many more suicide attempts and self-harms. In 2011 In nearby Derby there were more than 60 Aboriginal people from the town and nearby communities such as Mowanjum who were admitted into Derby Hospital after trying to hang themselves, who self-harmed and as a result of substance abuses.

Mowanjum’s Community Director Eddie Bear said every loss is felt right throughout the community. “Everybody feels hurt, we all go through it.”

He worries so much about Mowanjum’s youth that when his young grandson goes bush he’ll follow him.

“When he takes off into the scrub, I will follow him and have a talk with him, sit with him there and talk.”

“You got to live life. You are only a young bloke.”

Mowanjum and Derby are typical of many remote communities where many children are not in school – what they see around them is dejection and despair; joblessness and aimlessness among their young adults gives them little incentive to believe in a school education. What they see depicted on television about the affluent communities and cities around Australia is not what they see in their communities.

“Poverty is a big issue.”

Mr Bear often sees the communities youth out of school, including his grandson Angelo.

“I tell Angelo, come here, why are you not in school?”

Mowanjum Community CEO Steve Austin said more needs to be done by the Government.

“Family structures are breaking down and the government agencies are not here to help them.”

“We are doing what we can to employ our people.”

Government support is needed – but that support must include the full suite of funding that would rise communities out of third-word conditions. They do not need piecemeal funding or a Northern Territory Intervention – they certainly do not want Nanny State conditions.

Despite the deaths there is no effective suicide prevention strategy being funded and administered in the Kimberley. Mr Austin said that the West Australian Government last year spent $150 million on the Derby prison – an ‘Aboriginal prison’ – while applications by the organisation for a Youth Coordinator to work with Aboriginal youth have been rejected.

“We get no help,” said Mr Austin.

“It is as if the bureaucrats do not have any idea what we are up against. I wrote to Jenny Macklin (Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs) when we lost the CDEP (Commonwealth Development Employment Program) and we did not even get an acknowledgment letter.”

According to Mr Austin the CDEP cuts were followed by a spike in suicides. Aboriginal people employed fell from 140 to 30. A direct appeal to Mrs Macklin to have the funds restored “fell on deaf ears.”

Coordinator of the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC), Wes Morris, said there had been two key Coronial investigations into suicide, with one in 2008 after 22 deaths at Balgo and the other inquiry in 2011.

Photo – Gerry Georgatos

Balgo endured a youth suicide rate 89 times the State average.

The 2011 Coronial inquest into the string of deaths in Balgo heard that 43 per cent of children in the town missed school during 2010.

Solvent abuse and alcohol abuse were found as contributing stressors and factors and linked to domestic, sexual and public violence. Treatment centres for solvent abuse did not exist in some of these communities. Alcohol bans have been suggested as solutions.

Since 1979, more than 100 Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory have banned or restricted the consumption and proliferation of alcohol in their communities. Despite the alcohol dry communities most of them still continue impoverished and without adequate local job prospects and with low expectation values.

State Coroner Alastair Hope ripped into government agencies and the lack of provisions to disadvantaged communities.

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