Daily Archives: October 3, 2022

Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad on Ukraine, Why U.S. Must Negotiate with Russia & What Media Gets Wrong

Democracy Now! – Oct 3, 2022

We speak to world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky and political writer Vijay Prashad about the Russian war in Ukraine, now in its eighth month. When it comes to continuing the war rather than negotiating a peace settlement, “the United States and Britain are pretty isolated on this,” says Chomsky. “The United States saw Ukraine as a kind of loose nail under which they place their weapons, billions of dollars of weapons … in order to egg Russia on,” says Prashad. Chomsky and Prashad are co-authors of the new book, “The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power,” which covers failed U.S. foreign policy in recent wars and the importance of seeing beyond dominant media narratives.

What’s behind the coup in Burkina Faso? | DW News

DW News – Oct 1, 2022

In West Africa, Burkina Faso’s leader, Paul-Henri Damiba, has been ousted in a military coup. Captain Ibrahim Traore has taken over as interim leader The soldiers behind the coup say they have dissolved the government and suspended the constitution. That’s according to a statement read by an army army captain on state television. Earlier, explosions and heavy gunfire were reported near the presidential palace in the capital Wagadugu. Damiba’s military junta seized power just nine months ago.

UN International Day of Older Persons 2022 | United Nations

Oct 3, 2022

UNIDOP 2022 is a call to action and opportunity, with globally representative older women, parliamentarians, and United Nations representatives offering multistakeholders dialogue on the resilience of living through and responding to climate disaster, conflict, or pandemic, experiencing and managing the physical and emotional disruption to losses of family, income, and social connectedness.

Panels will highlight relevant actions that include efforts toward inclusion of older persons, in particular older women, the protection of their human rights, and enabling the full and equal participation of older persons, in particular older women, in decision-making at all levels.

Objectives of UNIDOP 2022 New York Commemoration:

To highlight the resilience of older women in the face of socioeconomic, environmental, health and lifelong inequities. To raise awareness of the importance of improving world-wide age- and gender-sensitive data collection and analysis in order to provide essential evidence for effective policies. To call on Member States, United Nations Funds, Programmes, Specialized Agencies and other United Nations entities, as well as civil society to include older women in the center of all policies, ensuring gender equality, as described in Our Common Agenda; which represents the Secretary-General’s vision on the future of global cooperation. The event is co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Argentina, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the NGO Committee on Ageing.

2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting (PHAM) – Harvard – Registration

The Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) is pleased to open registration for the 2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting (PHAM) being held at Harvard University in Boston, MA from October 31 to November 2. The fully hybrid conference is open to in-person and virtual attendees. For schedule and speaker information please visit www.planetaryhealthannualmeeting.com

To maximize accessibility, virtual access to the 2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting is free. If it is financially feasible, the PHA would greatly appreciate if attendees select the Pay-What-You-Can Virtual Registration option as the funds we receive from our virtual audience help support the cost of bringing speakers and scholars to our conference.


Planetary Health is a transdisciplinary and solutions-oriented frame for understanding and addressing the greatest challenges of our time: the transformation and degradation of Earth’s biodiversity and natural systems, and its interconnected impacts on human health and all life on our shared planet.

You can learn more about the scientific field, social movement, and transdisciplinary framework that is planetary health at the Planetary Health Alliance’s website.

Achieving a world and new development paradigm where all people thrive by protecting and regenerating Earth’s natural systems for generations to come will take all of us. It requires a comprehensive shift in human activities across all sectors of society, and in our relationships with Nature and with each other—what we call the Great Transition.


The theme of the 5th Planetary Health Annual Meeting is Building the Field and Growing the Movement.

All are invited to this hybrid (in-person and virtual) convening of scientists, youth, policymakers, educators, private sector, artists, and more to learn about the complexities of planetary health science, find community, seek solutions, and build skills for action and change!


The Planetary Health Annual Meeting (PHAM) is hosted by the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA), based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, USA. We are co-creating the PHAM with our Program Committee to ensure an inclusive, productive, and exciting experience for speakers and attendees.


Registration is now open!

One of our core Planetary Health values is inclusivity, and we invite individuals of all backgrounds and disciplines to participate and attend the conference. We hope to convene a large and diverse group of planetary health-minded individuals across disciplines, sectors, world views, geographies, and generations for a fun and learning-filled conference.

For those attending in-person, please consider joining us at the New England Aquarium for a night of networking and socializing at one of Boston’s iconic waterfront venues. Information can be found when you register for the conference.

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The Planetary Health Annual Meeting special issue on “Planetary Health: Building the Field and Growing the Movement” in Challenges is open now and will remain open until October 31, 2023.


Building the Field and Growing the Movement
October 31 – November 2, 2022
Based at Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at
Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA