miércoles, 24 de mayo de 2017

BREVERÍAS de "el dispreciau", MAYO de 2017 | a buen entendedor...

el dispreciau dice: ARGENTINA está paralizada... las personas están paralizadas... domina el miedo a un futuro que ha dejado de ser incierto para asumir características de desiertos... los miedos se han apoderado de las personas de bien cercadas por el negocio narco, por los barras bravas, por el discurso tumbero, por la acción de las mafias, por los secuestros, los robos, los asaltos, los asesinatos y todo aquello de lo que el estado ausente no se ocupa, ni lo hará... las fábricas están paradas... los obreros temen el peor de los finales para sus expectativas y para sus dignidades, instalando un estado de zozobra social de envergadura pavorosa... los docentes están cercados y sin apoyo del estado ausente, careciendo de soporte jurídico tanto como de respaldo como para poder llevar adelante sus tareas con la dignidad necesaria... sucede lo propio con la salud pública y sus actores librados a sus suertes... se describen y se recitan miles de millones de dólares de inversiones en obras públicas que no aparecen por ninguna parte pero ocupan horas de mensajes televisivos donde lo que se muestra no coincide con ninguna realidad... mientras tanto, la deuda externa crece... mientras tanto, la pobreza se apodera de todos los rincones del país... mientras tanto crece la duda sobre un mañana que se esfuma a cada paso... la ARGENTINA de hoy, aparece condenada como nunca antes... ¿es este el cambio prometido?... la clase política es inmoral y carece de escrúpulos... no hay justicia social alguna... no hay garantía de derechos humanos y/o ciudadanos... no hay justicia... no hay... MAYO 24, 2017.-
MAÑANA 25 de MAYO de 2017, SERÁ UN DÍA DE VERGÜENZA NACIONAL por el estado de abandono que padece la sociedad librada a su suerte. La clase política le ha robado el futuro a los hijos... y sin hijos con futuro... no hay país.

EL MEDITERRÁNEO COMO TUMBA ▼ Las autoridades de rescate se afanan por salvar la vida de 1.700 migrantes en el Mediterráneo | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Las autoridades de rescate se afanan por salvar la vida de 1.700 migrantes en el Mediterráneo | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Las autoridades de rescate se afanan por salvar la vida de 1.700 migrantes en el Mediterráneo

Al menos 30 personas han muerto. La Guardia Costera coordina una quincena de operaciones simultáneas frente a las costas libias



Naufragio a unas 30 millas de la costa de Libia. ONG maltesa MOAS.



Naufragio a unas 30 millas de la costa de Libia. ONG maltesa MOAS.  EL PAÍS



Otro día negro en el Mediterráneo. Autoridades, ONG y algunos buques mercantiles han amanecido este miércoles con 15 operaciones de rescate a aproximadamente 30 millas (unos 50 kilómetros) de las costas libias, todos ellos coordinados por el Centro de Rescate de Roma. En ellas están entre la vida y la muerte unos 1.700 migrantes que, desesperados, se suben en Libia —previo pago de miles de euros a las mafias— a barcos de madera y de goma de dudosa resistencia. Al menos 30 han fallecido, y los rescates se han prolongado durante toda la mañana con la ayuda de 14 embarcaciones, entre las cuales se encuentran una fragata italiana y la embarcación de Moas, una ONG desplegada en la zona de rescate SAR (búsqueda y rescate en inglés), según ha informado la Guardia Costiera. 


"Ahora mismo están [Moas] en plena operación de rescate y no podemos confirmar aún el número de fallecidos", explica por teléfono una portavoz de la ONG maltesa que lleva más de tres años salvando vidas del medio del mar con su buque de recreo Phoenixconvertido en barco de rescate. También está la fragata italiana Fiorillo, según Cosimo Nicastro, comandante y portavoz de la Guardia Costiera, un remolcador y dos patrulleros zarpados desde la isla de Lampedusa.  Chris Catrambone, fundador de Moas, critica en Twitter que "esto no es una película de terror, es una tragedia real que sucede hoy [miércoles] en las puertas de Europa" mientras publica las fotos de uno de los rescates donde asegura que había más de 700 personas en "al menos" una barca de madera, aunque podría haber más, explica la misma portavoz. "Al ser tantas personas, no teníamos salvavidas suficientes y un avión español nos ha tirado refuerzos desde el aire".
Roma rebaja, sin embargo, esa cifra a 500 migrantes, de los cuales unos 200 se habrían caído al agua durante el rescate. Las razones del naufragio todavía son desconocidas, según explica Nicastro al detallar que a bordo de Fiorillo se encuentran unos 700 migrantes rescatados en intervenciones anteriores. "Puede haber sido una ola o simplemente el hecho de que las personas [a bordo] se hayan desplazado a un lado de la embarcación al ver llegar los rescatadores", explica por teléfono Nicastro. Ese es precisamente el momento más crítico del rescate, según los voluntarios, pues los migrantes se ponen nerviosos al divisar a sus salvadores y pueden caer al agua. Muchos no saben nadar. Así volcó una barcaza de madera hace un año en cuyo naufragio fallecieron ahogados y asfixiados decenas de personas.




Current Body Count at 31. Bodies recovered being brought onboard Phoenix. Efforts continue...

El portavoz de la Guardia Costera italiana lamenta que no se han encontrado personas con vida en el agua y que la búsqueda de los desaparecidos no ha producido resultados a lo largo de la mañana. "Todavía desconocemos identidad y nacionalidad de los fallecidos", dice, "Nos estamos concentrando en salvar a los vivos". Uno de los cadáveres ha sido trasladado a nave Fiorillo, mientras que otros 30 siguen a bordo de la embarcación de Moas. 
El buque Aquarius, de Médicos Sin Fronteras, lleva ya a 1.000 personas —rescatadas el martes— en su cubierta camino de Salerno (en la península italiana). Al menos otros 200 han sido rescatados por la Guardia Costera libia durante el mismo día, según informa France Presse. En lo que va de año, 1.340 personas han muerto en todo el Mediterráneo, la mayoría (1.252 en la ruta entre Libia e Italia), según la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM). En todo 2016, 5.068 personas murieron en el intento de alcanzar las costas de la Unión Europea, según la misma organización. Fue el año más mortífero en el Mediterráneo desde que se empezó a contabilizar en 2006


Body Count now at 34...Most are toddlers pic.twitter.com/FlQ0V6PliA
No morgue onboard Phoenix. Bodies are being placed on the port side bow. Very sad pic.twitter.com/j1OFfOwxVo

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Empresarios, voluntarios, médicos: así son los rescatadores del Mediterráneo




Las llamadas previas al naufragio: “Por favor, vengan, nos morimos...”

What do the babies think about it? | MercatorNet | May 24, 2017 |

What do the babies think about it?

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What do the babies think about it?

An Indian perspective on the international market in babies gestated by surrogate mothers
Pinki Virani | May 24 2017 | comment 


Until recently India was the world centre of commercial surrogacy. Pinki Virani is the India-based author of five bestsellers whose latest book is “Politics Of The Womb: The Perils Of IVF, Surrogacy & Modified Babies”. She is currently engaging with lawmakers on how India’s proposed altruistic surrogacy law can be strengthened. MercatorNet asked her to comment on The Economist’s proposals for commercial surrogacy from an Indian perspective.
Pinki ViraniWhat do you think of The Economist’s support for international commercial surrogacy?
It’s a magazine which quaintly calls itself a newspaper, and apart from the occasional excellently-written obituary, is part of the “market-friendly” media. Which would be fine, except that younger readers don’t get balanced viewpoints and one has to wonder how big media hopes to be relevant to upcoming generations.
For example, on matters of assisted human reproduction, “market-friendly” media blindly goes with the only context it knows, the market. But surely the market must stop somewhere, and the human body is where it definitely should.
This is why all sensible societies view organ sales with the revulsion they deserve. The magazine has a headline, “Carrying a child for someone else should be celebrated and paid”. But all mothers have babies for someone else as well: their husbands, families, religions and where reproduction is government-controlled, countries. The surrogate, be she commercial or altruistic, is no different as birth-mother than the mothers who delivered those writing that headline. 
In this contemptible call for international commercial surrogacy --  at a time when nations are clamping down as the proof of what such commerce has done piled up horrifically – they also wind up supporting human trafficking.
Is surrogacy a way out of poverty?
Do organ sales, or blood sales, lift the seller out of poverty anywhere in the world? The magazine also writes, “The fact that a surrogate in India or Nepal can earn the equivalent of ten years’  of wages by carrying a child for a rich foreigner is a consequence of  global inequality, not its cause. Banning commercial surrogacy will not change that.” Appalling generalisations apart, a few fact-checks might have been in order. Only after that will writers with the white man-saviour-syndrome have the right to spout, “Better to regulate it [commercial surrogacy] properly”.
Do surrogacy brokers have the best interests of the surrogate mother at heart?
These are fertile women, as proof of which they have had to have their own child[ren], who are put through a gamut of drugs meant for infertile persons.
They are given vast quantities of chemical-hormones orally, through injections [which are also directly into their stomachs] and pessaries [which are also inserted vaginally], to trick their bodies into suiting the fertility clinics’ treatment-schedule.  
Then, to make the embryo embed -- in some cases, the embryo is laser-drilled to assist in the “hatching” – the inner lining of the uterus might also get laser-slits. Par for the course are several courses of chemicals to make the woman’s body forcibly accept the embryo, change it from the conceptus to foetus, and then prevent its natural rhythms taking over as the body tries to revert to its known menstrual-cycle.
Aggressive IVF’s failure rate is 75 percent. This notion that the surrogate – or even a regular patient -- gets pregnant in the first cycle is far from the truth. If she does deliver the baby as its birth-mother, she has nurtured it inside her while trying to ignore its existence. Think of the incalculable harm this does to the foetus-mother bond and to the child throughout its lifetime. And then she is cut up in a Caesarean procedure, stitched up and sent packing.
Surrogates have died not only in India but also in America. And these are only the known cases; no one knows how many more have died because of what The Economist deifies as the “rich foreigner”. The entire repro tech industry is geared towards money, so why should the best interests of the surrogate be on the broker’s mind?  
India banned international surrogacy recently. The current Bill under consideration bans commercial surrogacy completely. Has there been much push-back from the surrogacy industry?
Commercial surrogates have been lined up for television interviews by the fertility clinics; only the best-looking and the most articulate were permitted to be spokespersons. Care was also taken to ensure that they did not look “too poor”. 
Parts of the industry which earlier did not “do homosexuals for cultural reasons” are suddenly their loudest champions vis-a-vis surrogacy.  It’s only when the law is passed will we be able to see for ourselves if some of the influential cash-flush fertility clinics have managed to get past government by playing politics over women’s wombs.
You have described surrogacy as “sexless rape”. Isn’t that too harsh to describe a transaction which brings joy?
How can a “transaction” of a human being – a baby being bought and sold – from a perverse form of sex-slavery, be kosher?
This is not about morals, nor is it about religion or feminism. It’s about the hypocrisy of thinking that since it isn’t body-on-body sex -- it's the aseptic environment of a lab -- it must be science. 
This is about that which brings the joy –that incredible miracle from a woman’s body called the baby. And this baby has a right to not be forced into this world by hook or by crook and a right to know its parents and a right to expect them to look after it, to the best of their ability.
Commercial surrogacy divides a mother into two: the genetic [or egg-giving], and the birth mother [the surrogate]. Most humans are born to both as one biological package; those promoting commercial surrogacy might want to put themselves in that child’s shoes.
Surrogacy is third-party reproduction, as are sperm and ova-oocyte sales; which are rather hypocritically referred to as “donations”. We’re talking about adults who did not know each other, who did not even come together, who sold bits of their bodies and who walked away to get on with their own lives.
The Economist also says, “Just as more women are becoming single parents with the help of sperm donation, more men are seeking to do so through surrogates.” Again, this ignores a key difference, women already have more than half, two of the three critical components needed for a birth. It’s just so sad that just as women have been made to feel “barren” if they are without child, “market-friendly” media is now doing the same thing to men.
Pinki Virani is the India-based Author of five bestsellers; two of which – ‘Aruna’s Story: The True Story Of A Rape & Its Aftermath’, “Bitter Chocolate: Child Sexual Abuse in India’ -- have assisted in the bringing of national laws on passive euthanasia and the protection of children against sexual abuse. Virani’s latest book, released internationally, is “Politics Of The Womb: The Perils Of IVF, Surrogacy & Modified Babies” in which she presents global proof, backed by world experts, on the real risks of brute-forcing artificial reproduction and the dangers of aggressive-IVF on both the intending mother and her baby. She is currently engaging with lawmakers on how India’s proposed altruistic surrogacy law can be strengthened.  

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May 24, 2017

Today we are running a special issue on surrogate motherhood. This was prompted by an editorial in the world's leading news magazine, The Economist, endorsing commercial surrogacy. In the first, Regula Staempfli, a left-leaning Swiss feminist, rips into supporters of a market in women and babies. "Human beings would never sell their organs or sell their wombs if it weren’t for financial necessity," she says. In the second, Pinki Virani, an Indian activist, journalist, and author of several books, says that journalists with "the white man-saviour-syndrome" should see what kind of lives Indian surrogate mothers really have before they promote commercialisation. 
Finally, I have tried my hand at a parody of The Economist's elegant, but utilitarian, rhetoric. One of the last taboos is cannibalism. Could the world's leading news magazine defend that? Not a problem, if it is profitable and regulated. Tell us what you think. 

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