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Sun Jul 8, 2018, 03:07 PM

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials



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American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.

When that failed, they turned to threats, according to diplomats and government officials who took part in the discussions. Ecuador, which had planned to introduce the measure, was the first to find itself in the cross hairs.

The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.

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In the end, the Americans’ efforts were mostly unsuccessful. It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/health/world-health-breastfeeding-ecuador-trump.html



This is an enlightening read.

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Uncle Joe Jul 8 OP
Iliyah Jul 8 #1
demigoddess Jul 8 #2
Control-Z Jul 8 #3
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EarthFirst Jul 8 #5
Uncle Joe Jul 8 #6
Judi Lynn Jul 8 #7
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 03:17 PM

1. WTF

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 03:35 PM

2. what is best for babies is not important to our government.

I'm surprised they don't hand out cigarettes to kids on the street.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 05:41 PM

3. Unbelievable.

I don't have words.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 05:45 PM

4. Republicans

only care about kids when they are in the womb. They could care less about them after they are born.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 05:48 PM

5. "These women should have the choice and access to alternatives..."

/facepalm

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:18 PM

6. The message Trump sends here aside from leave no corporation behind at the expense of children

is that if Putin is happy he's happy.


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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 11:06 PM

7. Absolutely! What an odd relationship between their anti-abortion stance

and this economic strong-arm against Ecuador.

US wingers demand that women both have children they can't afford to raise, and buy them inferior food products they also can't afford, so the investor class can make higher profits from them.

Unbelievable. This is even more evil than we have grown accustomed to seeing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 11:09 PM

8. It's truly sick even for Putin's puppy.

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