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SWC Calls On US Foreign Relations Committees To Close UNRWA Permanently; End Refugee Welfare State and Empower Palestinian Peace Seekers to Oversee Education
LOS ANGELES, California, Dec. 2 -- The Simon Wiesenthal Centre issued the following news:

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) is calling on the US Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees to permanently close the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) following proof that UNRWA schools have been used to launch missiles against Israeli civilians, store weapons, and that one UNRWA employee held an Israeli hostage for 50 days in his home.

In letters to the Foreign Relations Committees, the SWC wrote:

* Despite protestations that UNRWA's educational curriculum is there to promote peace, ... Show Full Article

National Council on Family Relations: In Memoriam - Farrell J. Webb
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Dec. 2 -- The National Council on Family Relations issued the following news release:

Farrell J. Webb, Ph.D., recently passed away. He was an NCFR member for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Webb had an expansive and unique academic career, which include bachelor's degrees in sociology and political science with an emphasis in public administration, and communication arts with an emphasis in film and television production from Loyola Marymount University. He earned a master's degree in sociology with an emphasis in social psychology from California State University, Long Beach, an MPhil ... Show Full Article

International Medical Corps Joins Others at COP28 to Offer Solutions to the Health Impacts of Climate Change
LOS ANGELES, California, Dec. 2 -- The International Medical Corps issued the following news on Nov. 30, 2023:

A leader in emergency humanitarian response, as well as healthcare development and training in fragile and conflict-affected states, International Medical Corps will present on the health impacts of climate change at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), which will be held November 30-December 12 in Dubai, UAE.

The global first responder's representatives at COP28 will include Dr. Ons Al Khadra, Director of MENA and GCC Affairs, and Paul Knox Clarke, Climate Consultant. ... Show Full Article

Everytown for Gun Safety: CDC Data Sheds Light on Alarming Rise in Gun Suicides Across the Country, Disporportionate Impact on Communities of Color
NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (TNSres) -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, highlighting the CDC's data on the troubling - and persistent - rise in suicide rates across the country. The New York Times also released an analysis this afternoon examining the data and the impact of gun suicide on communities across the country. The CDC's data shows that the annual firearm suicide rate in the United States increased approximately 11% from 2019 to 2022--the highest ... Show Full Article

Earthjustice: EPA Announces Mandate to Replace All Lead Pipes Within 10 Years
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Earthjustice issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed amendments to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), established in 1991 and intended to regulate the control and monitoring of lead in drinking water. The proposed new rule requires water systems to replace all lead pipelines within 10 years (and faster when feasible), lowers the levels at which agencies must take additional steps to eliminate lead in drinking water, and contains provisions intended to improve accuracy in identifying where higher levels of ... Show Full Article

CAIR Welcomes United Auto Workers Call for Gaza Ceasefire
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a call for a ceasefire in Gaza by the United Auto Workers (UAW), one of the nation's largest unions.

"We welcome this positive action by the United Auto Workers union and hope it will send a message to policymakers and institutions opposing a ceasefire that they are not only on the wrong side of history, but are also opposing something that the majority of Americans seek - an end to the killing," said CAIR National Communications Director ... Show Full Article

Advocates Decry Meta's Attempt to Shut Down the FTC
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- Fairplay, an organization committed to helping children thrive and ending marketing to children, issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

Advocates for children and privacy condemned a lawsuit filed yesterday evening by Meta against the Federal Trade Commission that seeks to shut the agency down by asserting the Commission's structure is unconstitutional. Meta's suit comes in response to a proposed FTC order prohibiting Meta from monetizing children's data for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) while already operating under a Consent ... Show Full Article